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Evidence for health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners weak
There is no compelling evidence to indicate important health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners, and potential harms cannot be ruled out, according to a review of more than 50 published studies in The BMJ.
Although several non-sugar sweeteners are approved for use, less is known about their potential benefits
Doctors’ Duties, Consumers’ Fears and the laws in-between
When you visit a doctor, you expect a degree of competence and a diagnosis that you can trust. However, findings of a few studies indicate that trust in doctors working at private hospitals is declining. The number of medical negligence cases in India is going up by nearly
Ceramics in your home may cause cancer
The findings, led by the University of Plymouth in England, showed that cadmium ceramics wares and glass painting in your house might contain high levels of cadmium that could raise the risk of cancer.
Cadmium is commonly used to give products a bright red, orange or yellow pigment,
Maternity benefits not applicable only to live births
The Pune consumer forum has slammed a private insurance company for denying maternity benefits to a woman who had to abort her 23-week twin foetuses due to medical complications. After a five-year battle by the victim, the court rapped the firm for acting unjustly and ordered full payment
Antacids: Not healthy over the long term
There are these advertisements that feature individuals gulping down food in excessive amounts, leading to indigestion (also known as heartburn and acidity). This discomfort is often shown to be eased by the branded antacid, and invariably has a funny and loud burp as an accompaniment. The portrayal is
Delhi consumer commission orders hospital to pay Rs 25 lakh compensation
The Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has asked Jaipur Golden Hospital to pay Rs 24 lakh as compensation and Rs 1 lakh as litigation cost to the family of a man, Nitin Dabla, who died there during treatment due to deficient service.
“This may serve the purpose
Keep patients info private: Andhra Pradesh consumer commission
The Andhra Pradesh State Consumer Redressal Commission has asked doctors and hospitals to not share patient information unless required by a court of law, and warned of possible legal consequences if they go against this. The Commission was dealing with a home-loan case against SBI. The Commission stated
Rancidity: Effects on health and tips to avoid rancidity
Ever wondered why the walnuts taste bitter only a few days after buying them? Do you ever wonder why the bag of potato chips has more air than the amount of chips in it? The bitter taste in the walnuts is due to a bio chemical process ‘
Ban on growth drug oxytocin from July 1
All private manufacturing of oxytocin will end from July 1 and its production for domestic use will be restricted to only one public sector company, Karnataka Antibiotics and Pharmaceuticals Limited (KAPL).
Oxytocin is a naturally-occurring hormone that causes uterine contractions during labour and helps new mothers lactate. But
Parabens or Preservatives: in your food and makeup
It is common to find the claim ‘parabens-free’ on a label these days. Such claims can be specifically found in some cosmetic products. The question, then, is: what are parabens and why has the claim that something is ‘parabens-free’ become an important and differentiating factor? Is it because parabens
Loving foods that love you back
Nutrition and health are much talked-about subjects but do we really make rational consumption choices in our everyday lives? Here are some foods that will do you good, and others that will make you overdraw on your body’s energy reserves
Ever really taken a
Blood Pressure Monitors : Checking on your Health
Home blood pressure monitors are especially important for the elderly, pregnant women, diabetics and people with kidney disease. Experts recommend that if you are buying one, choose one with an upper-arm cuff, not a wrist or finger device, as they can be most inaccurate
9 ways to eat healthier right now
Food marketers and fitness proponents, both are cashing in on the consumer anxiety and fetish with health. Yet, junk foods and several other foods with no nutrition are hogging shelf space in markets. From the health and environmental perspectives, there are foods that one
Wasting all that food
Think.Eat.Save. The people behind World Environment Day this year have most certainly deliberately left out the spaces between the words. Perhaps so that we make the connection between our food choices and the larger impacts of these choices—and realize that the connection is too
A little science in the kitchen
How to make food—specially fresh produce—last long enough to be used up
Did you know that storing cabbage, cucumbers, and leafy vegetables alongside tomatoes and apples causes the greens to decay? This is because some foods are great ethylene-producers and quickly spoil other foods
Chemicals in your breakfast bread
It has been found time and again that processed and packaged food, however ‘natural, contains additives and chemicals that are controversial, or outright harmful to human health. Bread, that is the most common processed breakfast food, has a suspected tumour-causing additive, Potassium Bromate, in
Dietary Fiber: Types and Benefits of High Fiber Diet
Dietary fiber is commonly known as roughage or bulk. It includes the parts of plant foods our body can’t digest or absorb. Nutrients in food like fats, proteins or carbohydrates are broken down during digestion and absorbed by our body for its normal functioning. However, certain nutrients are
How to improve air quality in your home?
Fully insulated homes, with windows double-glazed and lofts lagged, save on energy costs. But this can also seal in the pollutants that are found in the home. These pollutants are created while cooking, from using cleaning products and toiletries, or from an open fire.
Adults shouldn’t have to wear diapers
Even though it does not get a ton of mainstream press, Urinary Incontinence is more prevalent than most people think… and it’s definitely no laughing matter. Call it a weak, leaky or overactive bladder… Urinary Incontinence affects many people around the world. Urinary incontinence
Do you believe in Ayurveda?
Ayurveda may be the worlds most ancient system of medicine and healing, but its revival in the 21st century will depend on whether the system can have state-of-the-art research and development facilities. With multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies giving Ayurveda tough competition, Ayurvedic drugs will
Reducing salt intake may help manage blood pressure and prevent water retention. If you are taking medication for these conditions, it is still important to reduce salt intake to help the medication work more effectively.
Pregnant women should not restrict the amount of sodium
Make your diet starve cancer
A multitude of antioxidants and phytochemicals in fruits, vegetables, and legumes are being studied intensely by cancer experts as a result of some promising studies showing these foods anti-cancer properties. This research is leading people to believe that a vegetarian diet may be one
Bt Brinjal : Temporary Relief
The questions about GM technology that are relevant to consumer safety, whether they be farmers or average consumers are the concern of consumer organizations like VOICE. The very first one of these is: Are genetically modified crops safe to consume , especially
Banned Sub-Standard Spurious Medicines
Indian Healthcare sector has come a long way, being almost non-existing during 1970’s to a prominent provider of health care products, meeting almost 95% of country’s pharmaceutical needs and is expected to become a US$280 billion industry by 2020.
An innovative weight loss treatment per session
An innovative weight loss treatment per session
With people becoming extremely cautious about weight and are reducing the diet to be in shape, VLCC, the largest players in the wellness domain with leadership status in slimming, beauty and fitness services has introduced innovative slimming
Cancer Survivors Day Special
Cancer Survivors Day Special
CancerJust the name is enough to scare anyone. During the whole process of cancer treatment apart from physical trauma patient goes through an entire roller- coaster of emotions. Death is the first word that comes to patient”s mind when diagnosed with cancer.
12 food additives to avoid
Hungry? How does a cheese sandwich on whole wheat with potato chips sound? Does munching on nitrate, sodium stearyl lactylate, and monocalcium phosphate have the same appeal? Probably not, but a look at the ingredients of pre-packaged stuff and almost every other type of
Chocolates: should they be refrigerated?
The recent episode when live worms were found in Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate has shown how the seemingly safe food product can become hazardous to health. The excuse that Cadbury’s is putting forth is that the worm infestation has been due to poor storage
The practice of breastfeeding is almost universal in India barring a few urban educated women and the high socio-economic groups. The later groups too are now beginning to appreciate the advantages of breastfeeding.
Universally it is now recognized that breastfeeding is a very important
Sulphites: the Asthma culprit
Few people know that there are preservatives in foods like sulphites which can trigger breathing difficulties in asthma patients. In many countries, sulphites are recognised as potential allergens and labelling them clearly on the product label is required by law. In India, the standards
Ayurvedic, Siddha & Unani Medicines
From 1st April 2010, Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani medicines sconspicuously display the date of expiry on the label of container or package and after the said date of expiry, these medicines shall not be in circulation. This is as per notification dated 15th October,
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
Medical negligence, do not suffer silently, claim compensation
NCDRC orders Delhi hospital, doctors to pay Rs 64 lakh for medical negligence
The apex consumer forum has ordered Delhi-based private hospital Maharaja Agrasen Hospital and three of its doctors to pay Rs 64 lakh to a woman for medical negligence that is deficiency
We all have used antibiotics to treat severe bacterial infections at some point or the other. But medics are now concerned about the misuse that has contributed to a rise in disease causing bacterial resistance.
What is Antibiotic Resistance?
When an antibiotic drug no
When can a hospital be charged for medical negligence?
What is the responsibility of hospital towards its patients?
How is a government-run hospital different from a private hospital or nursing home with regard to settlement of responsibility vis-á-vis deficiency in service?
What are the role and responsibilities of a doctor towards their patients?
Tobacco – A Menace Among Children
The prevalence of tobacco smoking in India among minors aged between 15-17 years and adolescents between 18-24 years has reduced according to the latest GATS-2 (Global Adult Tobacco Survey) report of 2016-17. The situation is still alarming and remains a serious cause for concern .
Breast reduction cannot always be cosmetic surgery
A consumer court in Ahmedabad has dismissed an insurance company’s argument that breast- reduction surgery is invariably cosmetic. The court ordered the insurance company, which had denied a 55-year-old woman’s claim, to pay all costs for the mammoplasty she had undergone. The woman had incurred medical costs amounting
What is Organic Food 2017
Organic food is the result of a farming system which avoids the use of pesticides and man-made fertilisers, Organic farming promotes ecological balance and conserves biodiversity. They are produced without use of genetically modified or GM components.
Myth vs Reality#MythOrganic Food
No sale of sugary drinks in schools across the EU
The European soft drinks industry, represented by UNESDA, has announced that it will voluntarily cease sales of drinks containing added sugars in secondary schools across the EU. The move expands the existing decade-long policy of banning soft drinks from primary schools and will impact over 50,000 secondary schools
Organic Certification and Symbols for Organic Food in India
It’s true, of course, that there’s relatively less awareness about organic products, what goes into the process, how is their credibility established, what are the long-term effects, and so on. consumers often assume that foods that are labelled ‘organic’ are good for health and
Are Organic Food Products Healthier and Expensive too?
Many studies suggest that organic foods products are safer and healthier than other conventionally grown food items, in addition to being better for the environment. Organic fruits and vegetables and other products have less chemical exposure and some products are more nutritious than the conventional food products.
J&J talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer; brand loses third trial in California and asked to pay $70 million to complainant
In the United States, Johnson & Johnson has lost a third straight trial while defending a claim that its talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer. Deciding against evidences, arguments and justifications given by the company’s lawyers, a St Louis jury awarded a California woman who had sued the
Stages of Cancer: Claims and Payouts in case of Cancer Insurance Plan
Some facts for you to ponder:
There are over 100 types of cancers which can affect human beings.
Any part of a body can be affected at any time and without any warning signals.
The incidence of cancer is
Diet soda may increase risk for stroke and dementia
A new study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke, links diet soft drinks to an increased risk for stroke and dementia. Researchers studied more than 4,000 people over 45 who had filled out food-frequency questionnaires and had periodic health examinations between 1991 and 2001. The scientists
There may be a connection between diet foods and weight gain: Study
People trying to lose weight should stop reaching for ‘diet’ foods, according to a new study that found that the high levels of sugar in the products could actually be having the opposite effect.
A team of researchers at the University of Georgia fed a group of rats
Doctor left surgical sponge inside uterus; ordered to pay over Rs 2 lakh
The Gujarat State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission has upheld a Surat consumer court’s decision ordering a gynaecologist to pay over Rs 2 lakh to a patient for forgetting a surgical sponge in her uterus after a caesarean in 2003. The consumer court in Surat had held the doctor
What Is Packaged Drinking Water?
It is water derived from varied sources including surface, ground or sea and subjected to treatment like decantation, filtration (including aeration filtration with membrane filter, cartridge filter, activated carbon filtration), demineralisation, mineralisation and reverse osmosis. The packaged water is also disinfected before being packed
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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- State Level Workshop for Sensitization Of Stakeholders to Support Tobacco Vendor Licensing Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh
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- Classic Cornflakes Biscuit Recipe
- Importance of Travel Insurance for Overseas Travel for Students
- Indian Consumers: Arise, Awake To Urge Adaption Of Consumer Protection Bill
- Remembering Victims on WDR – OPEd in Financial Express by Parvesh Verma
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- Homebuyers Are Not Allowed To Reap Benefits Of Their Own Delay In Taking Possession- Supreme Court
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- NCLT DELHI INITIATES INSOLVENCY PROCESS AGAINST EMAAR MGF LAND
- Insolvency proceedings against real estate firm Emaar MGF Land
- Filing of ‘Class Action’ Consumer Complaints
- Filing of ‘Class Action’ Consumer Complaints
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- Cornflakes – Your Morning Friend or Foe?
- From the Factory to the Bowl – The Process of making cornflakes
- Evidence for health benefits of non-sugar sweeteners weak
- Maggi controversy: SC revives government’s case against Nestle India in National Commission
- A curious case of erroneous verdicts, wrong interpretations and arzi-farzi proxy counsels
- Personal Income Tax Provisions for FY 2018–19
- City Level Workshop for Sensitization Of Stakeholders to Support Tobacco Vendor Licensing in Assam
- Does Your Food Claim Too Much?
- State Level Workshop for Sensitization Of Stakeholders to Support Tobacco Vendor Licensing Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
- City Level Workshop for Sensitization Of Stakeholders to Support Tobacco Vendor Licensing in Madhya Pradesh
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- World Cancer Day
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- 10 Facts You Did Not Know About Instant Noodles
- City Level Workshops on Tobacco Control in Gujarat
- National Release of the “Big Tobacco Tiny Targets” Study
- Best butter for baking pound cake
- Importance of Wet Wipes
- What are chit funds?
- Doctors’ Duties, Consumers’ Fears and the laws in-between
- What’s Bad or Good About Instant Noodles?
- Importance of Packing of Butter
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- Big Tobacco-Tiny Targets
- Salted or Unsalted Butter: Which Should I Use When?
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- The Silver Leaf on Your Food – Is it safe for consumption?
- Ceramics in your home may cause cancer
- Food labels encourage healthier choices: Study
- Jet Airways to pay Rs 25,000 for changing flight without permission
- Maternity benefits not applicable only to live births
- What is E Payment and Types of E Payment Services
- Is it safe to shop online with a debit card?
- How to Use a Debit Card Online Safely: Debit Card Safety Tips You Mustn’t Ignore
- OP-Ed on Road Safety by Shri Baijayant Jay Panda
- Are Assured Return Schemes Likely To Be Declared Illegal By SEBI: Impact On Homebuyers And Builders
- Remedy Under RERA If No Builder-Buyer Agreement Is Executed
- Supreme Court Reiterates That Builders Can’t Force Buyers To Go For Arbitration Even After 2015 Amendment
- HRERA Gives Homebuyers Superior Right To Satisfy Claim
- State Level workshop for sensitization of stakeholders to support tobacco vendor licensing – Chennai, Tamil Nadu
- Jago Grahak Jago Youth Festival, 2018 – Event Update
- Six Positive Changes in New Consumer Protection Law Passed in Lok Sabha – An Analysis by Prof Sri Ram Khanna & Consumer Voice Team
- State level workshop for sensitization of stakeholders to support tobacco vendor licensing – Ahmedabad
- What are hand sanitisers?
- Internet banking – private or nationalised banks have better services ?
- Online Banking Guide: The Advantages and Disadvantages
- A Stitch in Time Saves Nine – The Urgent Need to Pass the MVA Bill before it is too late
- Should You Go for Front Loading or Top Loading Washing Machine
- Want to Save on Utility Bills? Here’s What You Can Do to Boost Energy Efficiency in Washing Machine
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- 2017 witnessed a 3% decline in road accident death, though fatalities remain high
- Recent Verdicts from Consumer Forums across India
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- What are Marie Biscuits Made Of?
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- Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018 – What’s amended and what’s not
- Think before you clean your hand with that hand sanitiser
- Simple Tests to check Adulterated Sweets
- State Level workshop for sensitization of stakeholders to support tobacco vendor licensing in Assam
- Liquid Mutual Fund – Buying Guide
- Home Buyers Entitled for Interest on Refund Even After Accepting Refund: National Commission
- Consumer VOICE Press Release on Road Safety 2018
- PDF Testing
- Supreme Court Warned State Governments For Non-Appointment Of Lokyukta/Uplokayukta
- TRAI to Have Supreme Authority Over Television Channels and Bouquet Prices – Supreme Court
- World Day of Remembrance – Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
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- How to choose the best Liquid Mutual Fund
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- Antimicrobial Agents in the Food Chain – Use and Misuse
- Things to Keep in Mind Before Buying your TV
- Streaming Devices to make your TV smart
- Where Can You File a Complaint against Fraudulent Ponzi Companies?
- Is your food spoilt?
- To Invest or Not Invest in Ponzi Schemes
- Ponzi Scheme – Precautions to take
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- Aadhaar judgement: Supreme Court clarifies what needs to linked and what does not need to be
- Is Your Utensil Bar Environmentally Friendly? How to Check?
- Utensil Bar Soap vs. Utensil Liquid Washers: Which One Should You Go For?
- World Day of Remembrance 2018 – Remember and Reflect, Remember and Respond
- Ncdrc Raps Insurance Company For Ambiguous Term; Ordered The Insurance Company To Pay Additional Compensation Of 2 Lakhs For Unfair Trade Practice
- India Ranks Fifth in Pictorial warnings in the world and only SAARC country with Quit Line Number
- Increase Cess on tobacco products to increase revenue for disaster management
- National Commission: Insurance Claim cannot be denied on ground of Common Lifestyle Diseases
- Air Quality
- National Commission directed Unitech to pay 58.41 lakh to the aggrieved homebuyer
- Murder to be treated as accidental death while claiming insurance: National Commission
- National Commission ordered Indigo Airlines to pay rs. 20,000/- for leaving behind the passengers
- Apex Consumer Court directed Indian Postal Service to pay Rs 24.8 lakhs to Jain Brothers
- Homebuyers can seek higher compensation than what is mentioned in agreement for delayed flat: National Commission
- Green Action Week plantation drive on Sharing Community – Clean Air for All: 21st October 2018
- Check Air Quality Index
- Tamil Nadu bans E-cigarettes following Government Advisory
- A tale of three builders – Unitech, Amarpali and Jaypee and many many homebuyers
- Buying Guide: How to buy Best Term Life Insurance Plans?
- Buying Guide: Types of Water Purifiers – RO, UV, UF and Candle Filter
- Submitting ‘Execution’ Petition at Consumer Court: Is there a timeline?
- Health Benefits of Honey: Why you should include healthy honey in your diet
- What Makes Honey Organic?
- Green Action Week plantation drive on Sharing Community-Clean Air for All: 6th October 2018
- Antacids: Not healthy over the long term
- How to check purity of Honey?
- Consumer Protection Act is not a tool to create ’nuisance Value’ In Government Offices: National Commission
- Green Action Week plantation drive in Soami Nagar Model School, New Delhi-3 October 2018
- Towards a Cleaner Greener Delhi through Plantation Drive
- Financial Planning Basics: Creating a Financial Plan in Six Simple Steps
- Green Action Week 2018 -Plantation Drive- 8th September 2018
- How to File an RTI Online?
- Delhi consumer commission orders hospital to pay Rs 25 lakh compensation
- Keep patients info private: Andhra Pradesh consumer commission
- Buying Guide: Kitchen Chimney Price, Capacity, Comparison of Models and more
- Awareness Meet on the Dangers of Tobacco and E-Cigarettes in Panaji, Goa
- GATS 2 Report – An Increase in Tobacco Consumption in Some States in India
- Op-Eds on Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2017
- All About Paneer: how to make paneer, nutrition facts and how to buy and store paneer
- Payment Banks: So that no one is left out
- SC remands Jaypee matter to NCLT leaving homebuyers in an unresolved state
- How airlines estimate flight ticket cancellation charges? Are they legally valid?
- Know About Cold-pressed Juices, Oils and other Food Products
- Case Study: PROVISIONS OF RERA WOULD BE APPLICABLE TO LONG TERM ‘LEASE AGREEMENTS’ by Lavasa WHERE SUBSTANTIAL INVESTMENT IS MADE: BOMBAY HIGH COURT
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- Study by Consumer VOICE Revealed upto 85% adulteration in Loose Edible Oils
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- Buying Guide: Smartphones – features and Operating Systems
- Delhi high court asks railways to set up a mediation policy after deciding 30 years accident claim
- National Workshop on Road Safety – 19th June, New Delhi
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- Alcohol bottles will start carrying ‘don’t drink & drive’ label
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- WHO releases REPLACE programme to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fat acids from food supply
- World No Tobacco Day 2018
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- Consumer Interest Protected by National Company Law Appellate Tribunal
- What are cornflakes? How are they made?
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- Case Studies: Flat buyers can unite as one party against builders under Section 12 of CPA Act
- Consumer Voice Urges Nitin Gadkri To Join Hands With The UN General Assembly In Their Resolution To Tackle Global Road Safety Problem
- Guidelines of Dietary Salt for Indians by WHO and National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad
- Hyderabad Forum slaps Rs 50,000 fine on insurance company
- No need to pay extra for bottled water at cinemas, malls and airports: Ram Vilas Paswan
- Abide by what you say: Consumer court directs Chhattisgarh Housing Board
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- Commercial Vehicle Insurance Claim Process
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- Adoption of the United Nations General Assembly resolution on road safety by India
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- Consumer VOICE’s Rejoinder to TRAI White Paper on Measurement of Internet Data Speeds
- The NEW CONSUMER PROTECTION BILL, 2018
- SUPREME COURT ON 13.03.2018 EXTENDS DEADLINE OF 31.03.2018 FOR MANDATORY LINKAGE OF AADHAAR WITH BANK ACCOUNTS, MOBILE AND PAN TILL THE DISPOSAL OF AADHAAR CASES
- Builders can’t force Buyers to go for Arbitration
- Press Meet on Tobacco Intervention at Chennai Press Club on 27 th Feb 2018
- SBI guilty of deficiency in service
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- WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY 2018- WORKSHOP ON “NEED FOR BETTER QUALITY OF INTERNET SERVICES TO MAKE INDIA TRULY DIGITAL
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- Press Interaction Meet – Road Safety, 28 February 2018
- Case Study: Consumer Forums cannot entertain cases pending at Civil Court
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- Arbitration agreements cannot oust the jurisdiction of consumer forums
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- Croma store fined for refusing refund on failed transaction
- Digital India – Do we have the Right Internet Speed?
- School asked to refund fee for mistreating child
- 76% of LED bulb brands and 71% of LED downlighter brands in India flout consumer safety standards: Nielsen study
- Electricity company cannot cut power without notice
- Disputes Resolution under RERA Act 2016
- Reducing Fatalities by 50% by 2020 – Where are we Heading?
- Beating Breast cancer
- Loving foods that love you back
- Blood Pressure Monitors : Checking on your Health
- 9 ways to eat healthier right now
- A lot to loss
- Is Soya Healthy?
- Wasting all that food
- A little science in the kitchen
- Chemical Cuisine
- Aman Anti Ragging Movement (Aman Kachroo) – A Case Study
- Builders can’t force buyers to go for arbitration or mediation
- Anti Ragging Law and Ragging in University
- GIR 2016- Limits, Controls and Hampers Consumer’s Right to Information
- Bank Locker Insurance
- Advantages and disadvantages of bank lockers
- Chemicals in your breakfast bread
- White Bread vs Brown Bread
- Types of water heaters and geysers
- Refrigerator Usage Tips: How to Make your Refrigerator Energy Efficient Fridge
- Refrigerator Buying Guide
- Types of Refrigerators
- Refrigerator Storage – How to keep Food Safe in Refrigerator
- Important Refrigerator Features
- Water Heater Buying Guide
- Tips for Hiring a Locker
- What are the RBI Guidelines on Bank Lockers?
- What is the difference between powdered milk and dairy whitener?
- What do Food Labels say?
- Traffic Light Labeling System
- Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)
- Dietary Fiber: Types and Benefits of High Fiber Diet
- What are ULIP returns and why should I invest in ULIP?
- What is ULIP or Unit Linked Investment Plan?
- What are Associated ULIP charges?
- Cable TV Digitization
- “OIL FORTIFICATION – A Drive against Malnutrition”
- Food Fortification-Why do we need it?
- What is Proprietary Food?
- How to improve air quality in your home?
- Operating Cost of Air Filters
- Types of Home Air Purifier
- Home Air Purifier – Important Terms to know
- Adults shouldn’t have to wear diapers
- Home Loan Complaints – Grievance and Redressal of NBFCs Home Loans
- NBFC Home Loan Interest Rates
- Features and Home Loan eligibility from an NBFC
- Home Loan Insurance from NBFCs
- Do you believe in Ayurveda?
- Salty Health
- To Your Health
- The Wild Side – Where’s the Eco-Tourism
- Make your diet starve cancer
- FOOD SNIPPETS
- Bombay High Court repels builders’ challenge to Real Estate Regulation ACT
- Pesticide in Food
- Bt Brinjal : Temporary Relief
- Buying Organic Food on a Budget
- Eating Right
- Anti-Dumping Norms
- A Thought – Environment Protection
- Indian Consumers: Born Violators
- Consumer forum asks bank to compensate customer for breaking locker without following RBI norms
- Are you addicted to sugar foods?
- Forum orders immigration firm to refund Rs 1.74 lakh and $5,700, fines Rs 50,000
- Bank with Care
- Insuring against Tsunami
- Hallmarking of Gold
- Central investigation agency will probe companies cheating consumers
- An innovative weight loss treatment per session
- The New Consumer Protection Law
- Food Standards
- Cancer Survivors Day Special
- 12 food additives to avoid
- Organic Food
- Yogurt a Top Health Food
- Egg Story
- Juicing for health
- Chocolates: should they be refrigerated?
- Infant Foods
- Misleading Ads
- Food Safety Concerns – When, Where and How to Report it
- The first-ever trade-liberalization package from WTO India got food security flexibility
- A Reflection on Consumer Rights
- Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
- Consumer Safety in India
- Know Your Quality Marks
- Sulphites: the Asthma culprit
- IT – Health Apps
- Ayurvedic, Siddha & Unani Medicines
- Education is a Service
- Consumers and RTI – the Right to Information Act, 1986
- Check your spices: there could be dung, sand, husk, colour…
- Medical negligence, do not suffer silently, claim compensation
- Compulsory hallmarking, new BIS standards for gold jewellery
- FAQs on Solar Photovoltaic System
- Tennis star Sharapova charged with cheating and conspiracy
- What is Basmati Rice and how is different from other varieties?
- Nutritional Value of Rice
- World Day of Remembrance ( WDR ) for road accident victims
- All districts of Delhi to have consumer courts
- Solar Rooftop System Buying Guide
- All about unwanted Commercial Calls
- Operational Guidelines: How to use a Travel Card
- Travel Cards: All FAQs answered
- Cigarettes, tobacco shops can no longer sell chips, biscuits, candies, soft drinks
- Some Healthy Tips for sugar free diet
- Supreme Court cautions Unitech homebuyers: Consumers Don’t Expect to Profit from Your Loss
- 19th Nov – World Day of Remembrance(WDR) Jaipur, Rajasthan
- 19th Nov – World Day of Remembrance(WDR)Panchkula, Haryana
- World Day of Remembrance(WDR) Noida, UP
- Tobacco products still available around Delhi schools despite ban – Consumer VOICE Field Research reveals
- Antibiotic Resistance
- Help Road Crash Victims without Fear – SC Issues Guidelines on Protecting Good Samaritans
- On children’s day Citizens Awareness Group presses upon passing Motors Vehicle Bill-2017
- Modi: Consumer protection is in New India resolution
- 10 Things To Do When You See a Victim of Road Accident
- When can a hospital be charged for medical negligence?
- Tobacco – A Menace Among Children
- FEMA Act 1999 or Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA)
- Consumer protection is in New India resolution
- Consumer Rights in case of Misleading Advertisements – A Case Study
- How Safe Are Our Roads for Children?
- COTPA Act openly violated near schools in Delhi
- Energy Saving Devices
- Relief for Buyers as Supreme Court stays Insolvency Proceedings Against Jaypee
- Sugar tax in Australia by 2019
- Rs 60,000 fine on Maruti for denying repair in warranty
- What is Food Carbon Footprint
- Credit Card Features
- Breast reduction cannot always be cosmetic surgery
- Adopt Vegan Cheese or Dairy Free Cheese for a Healthy Environment
- What is Saturated Fat?
- Types of Credit Card Frauds
- Greenhouse Gases and Greenhouse Effect
- Rs 12,000 compensation for having to pay Rs 21 extra
- Green Action Week Campaign 2017
- What is Organic Food 2017
- How to Reduce Food Carbon Footprint
- No sale of sugary drinks in schools across the EU
- Green Action Week Workshop – From Farm to Plate (7th October) 2017
- Press Release on Road Safety Urging the Government to Pass MVA Bill 2017
- Is your Kitchen HACCP safe?
- Credit card tips for smart users
- Things credit card companies do not want you to know
- Green Action Week Workshop on Organic Food – From Farm to Plate (25th September)
- Moderate consumption of fats, carbohydrates best for health: Study
- Airtel asked to pay Rs 44.5 to consumer for internet data loss
- Car Safety Workshop-Hyderabad 15 Sept.2017
- Consume protein thrice a day: Study
- Car Safety Workshop 14th September 2017 – Bengaluru
- TV Buying Guide: Which one to buy LED or LCD or OLED or Smart TV?
- GMO Foods or Genetically Modified Goods – Should you Eat them?
- Oil Shelf Life
- Allahabad Bank asked to pay Rs 5.10 lakh for misplacing customer’s property documents
- Road Accidents Decrease While Fatalities Increase in 2016
- How is GMO Food Labeling Done?
- Recovery of Guarantor Loans
- WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF GROUNDNUT OIL?
- What are the GMO Pros and Cons?
- Organic Certification and Symbols for Organic Food in India
- Are Organic Food Products Healthier and Expensive too?
- Summons to celebrities including Govinda and Kapil Dev for selling fake club memberships
- Digital Literacy Initiative – Training of Trainers Workshop: 19th August 2017
- The Impact of GST on your Restaurant Bill
- Understanding ETFS or Exchange-Traded Funds
- Sunflower Oil Benefits
- SBI asked to return land papers by Ernakulam forum
- RBI Banking Ombudsman: Your go-to point for disputes concerning banking services
- Safer Cars Workshop in Patna in Collaboration with Janaki Foundation (August 11, 2017)
- How is sugar made?
- Car Safety workshop on August 10, 2017 in Ranchi, Jharkhand
- All about fuel efficiency
- Air Conditioner Buying Guide
- Benefits of Ghee and Cow Ghee
- Digital Literacy Initiative – Training of Trainers Workshop: 29th July, 2017
- Digital Literacy Workshop (Training of Trainers) in Partnership with Dignity Restoration and Grievance Settlement 27 July 2017
- Omega-3 food can help fight bowel cancer
- 7 Car Safety Features that could help save your life
- Car Safety workshop – Jaipur – 14 July 2017
- Car Safety Workshop – Ahemdabad – 13 July 2017
- Digital Literacy, Training of Trainers Workshop – July 13, 2017
- Food Advertisements complaints reported on Advertising Standard Council of India ( ASCI) portal
- Sahara ordered to refund Rs 84 lakh to 12 homebuyers
- Digital Literacy, Training of Trainers Workshop- July 11, 2017
- For charging Rs 5 extra, retail chain fined Rs 55,000 by consumer court
- Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 (FSSA)
- Goods and Services Tax (GST) Benefits and Features
- Goods and Service Tax, GST Rates and GST Slabs List
- Case Study: Consumer Forum Cannot Change its own order
- Report a problem with food on the Food Safety Connect Application ( App)
- Section 12 Consumer Protection Act – Legal Boost to Unionisation of Consumers
- Pradhan Mantri Pension Yojna (Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana)
- Digital Literacy, Training of Trainers Workshop – June 29, 2017
- Difference between Atal Pension Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Pension Yojna and National Pension Scheme
- Digital Literacy, Training of Trainers Workshop- June 27, 2017
- Consumer VOICE organising a Car Safety workshop
- J&J talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer; brand loses third trial in California and asked to pay $70 million to complainant
- Stages of Cancer: Claims and Payouts in case of Cancer Insurance Plan
- Buying Guide to buy the Best Cancer Insurance Plans
- Food additive found in candy, gum could alter digestive cell structure and function
- GATS Report Shows Sharp Decline in Tobacco Consumption in India
- Difference between Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert
- World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2017 by Consumer VOICE and its State Partner – Guwahati (Assam)
- Digital Literacy
- World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2017 by Consumer VOICE and its State Partner – Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
- World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2017 by Consumer VOICE and its State Partner – Bhopal(MP)
- World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2017 by Consumer VOICE and its State Partner – Chandigarh(Haryana)
- World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2017 by Consumer VOICE and its State Partner – Telangana(Hyderabad)
- World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2017 by Consumer VOICE and its State Partner – Rajkot (Gujarat)
- World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2017 by Consumer VOICE and its State Partner – Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
- Consumer court rules in favour of duped jobseeker