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Doing Well by Doing Good. Are they?

They come, they see opportunities, and they conquer markets. The large automobile companies, the FMCG majors, the banking, insurance, healthcare and even education service providers, the apparel leaders, the electronics and durable giants… all of them are

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Huge Differences in the Sugar and Salt Content of Global Breakfast Cereal Brands

WASH (World Action on Salt & Health), a global group with the mission to improve the health of populations throughout the world by achieving a gradual reduction in salt intake which has 527 members from 95 countries conducted survey of nutritional composition (sugar and

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Check your spices:  there could be dung, sand, husk, colour…

This is not just another article to inform you about what harm can be caused by eating adulterated spices. That much has been talked about enough and you know all that you should. This write-up is more of a practical guide for you to find out if spices

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Banking and Finance

Hospital ordered to pay 1.5 lakh compensation to woman for deficiency in service

The district consumer court in Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, has ordered the district government maternity and children’s hospital to pay a compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh to a woman who became pregnant despite undergoing sterilisation surgery at the hospital in 2007.
The forum in its order said, “The petitioner

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Doctor asked to compensate for damaging patient’s eye

Seven years after he lost his eyesight to a cataract surgery gone wrong, Ramesh Dedhia, a resident of Borivli in Mumbai, will get Rs 5 lakh from the eye specialist and the hospital for negligence. Dedhia won the award for the medical negligence perpetrated by Dr Hitesh Chheda

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Railways asked to pay up for lost luggage

The Dehradun district consumer disputes redressal forum has asked the Railways to compensate a Dehradun-based passenger for his stolen luggage, stating that the loss was caused due to the “negligence” of railway
officials.
The consumer forum rejected the Railways’ contention that under Section 100 of Indian Railways Act

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Consumer Durables

Necessity of energy efficiency star labeling in India

The Energy Efficiency Standard & Labeling (S & L) program has been successfully implemented in many countries and has brought significant impacts in terms of availability of higher quality energy efficient products in the market places resulting in energy as well as money savings

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Air Conditioner Buying Guide

Consumer VOICE experts have made things easier for you by compiling a checklist to refer that will help you to choose the best AC for your household. 
The Indian market is flooded with various brands of air conditioners (ACs), with their several aggressively priced

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TV Buying Guide: Which one to buy LED or LCD or OLED?

The market is flooded with TVs, LEDs and LCDs of varying sizes and shapes too. Instead of making your job easy, it makes it more confusing. Consumer VOICE’s TV Buying Guide will help you decide on the TV that suits your requirements
On the

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Health

Do sunscreens work?

Sunscreen brands have a fair bit of presence in the media these days. Going by their advice, Indians should not step out of their homes without a liberal application of the cream that is supposed to protect one from the harms of direct sunlight

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Are Body Lotions The Perfect Winter Care

There is a general belief that the face, hands and sometimes feet need some attention during the winter months. However, real skin care should include the entire body. In the dry and cold winter weather, skin tends to get rough and needs care. Body

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Body Wash And Shower Gel

Sweat, dirt and oil are the biggest enemies in the world of skin care. In our fast paced life, body wash and shower gel are fast and convenient options for a quick clean feel. These are new products in the Indian market but an

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Real Estate

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

This central government initiative has the rallying cry of ‘housing for all by 2022. Something of this scale and sweep necessarily involves partnering with various implementing agencies. As for beneficiaries, there are clear eligibility criteria and processes for getting the loan which they should be aware of.
Pradhan

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Section 12 Consumer Protection Act – Legal Boost to Unionisation of Consumers

Corresponding with the increase in exploitation of flat buyers by several unscrupulous builders, a large number of buyers have commenced litigation against builders. Since it may be difficult to fight a builder alone, consumers have taken advantage of the provision under Section 12 (1) (b) of Consumer Protection

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Relief for Buyers as Supreme Court stays Insolvency Proceedings Against Jaypee

Here is some relief for home buyers of Jaypee Infratech as the Supreme Court on September 4th, 2017 stayed the insolvency proceedings against Jaypee Infratech after the judgment passed by National Company Law Tribunal, Allahabad at the instance of IDBI Bank Limited. Being unsecured creditors as opposed to

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Environment

Towards third-party certification of lead-free paints in India

Lead (Pb) compounds have been historically used in paints mainly as a colouring agent, but also for durability and corrosion resistance, and for driers. But lead is toxic and is a poison in any form, as is borne out by the potential hazards that

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How to Reduce Food Carbon Footprint

If you are thinking of ways on how to reduce food carbon footprint, avoiding meat is the first thing that needs to be done as per most research studies. Food carbon footprint or foodprint requires immediate attention as growing, rearing, processing and transporting and

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Greenhouse Gases and Greenhouse Effect

Greenhouse gases (GHG) are a group of compounds that trap the heat in the atmosphere, keeping the Earth’s surface warmer than it would be. These are gases which prevent the heat from escaping from the Earth. These are called green house gases. Increase in the

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