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New set of Health Warnings on all Tobacco Products

From September 1st, 2019, new tobacco new sets of specified health warnings issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, for all tobacco product packs will be implemented. The Ministry notified new sets of specified health warnings for all tobacco product packs by making an amendment in the Cigarettes […]

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6 Things to Keep in Mind Before Taking an Education Loan

6 Things to Keep in Mind Before Taking an Education Loan

With education cost rising every year, education loans have almost become inevitable.  As most of the students studying in top educational institutions expect to earn high salaries at the end of their studies, they are likely to be in a position to repay the education loans over a period of […]

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Should You Take an Education Loan for Higher Studies

Should You Take an Education Loan for Higher Studies

According to a reliable source, the ticket size of educational loans in India has increased 47 percent in the last fiscal year, while the number of students seeking loans has reduced by 7 percent to 2.5 lakh. This data tells us that while the total amount of student loans has […]

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Is Microwave Cooking Safe?

Is Microwave Cooking Safe?

Microwaves seem like an awesome invention when you get back home after a long day at work and don’t have to cook (frozen foods) or sweat over the stove. But is cooking in the microwave safe? What’s the best way to cook in a microwave? Let’s try to find out. […]

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Consumer Protection Bill, Product Liability and Brand Protection

Author: Nakul Pasricha, President, Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA)   The Consumer Protection Bill 2019 has been passed by Parliament, replacing the more than three decades old Consumer Protection Act, 1986. While the earlier law did cover unfair trade practices, the current one makes it more comprehensive. It is a […]

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10 Best Reasons to Have Oats

10 Best Reasons to Have Oats

Many people feel lethargic or lazy in the mornings. They move slowly and lack the energy to be excited about almost anything. If you also belong to this category, then it’s time you consider starting your day with oats. Yes, the taste will need to be acquired over time, but […]

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How to Avoid Artificially Ripened Fruits?

How to Avoid Artificially Ripened Fruits?

You are in the local supermarket, and you see apples so red or cauliflower so huge that you want to buy them all. But before you shop in bulk, you need to remember that all that glitters is not gold. The markets are full of artificially ripened fruits and vegetables […]

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Oats – Are Oats Healthy?

Oats – Are Oats Healthy?

With a whole lot of articles and stories floating on the internet on healthy eating and nutrition – one food item that invariably features is oats. Before you grab that jar of oats from the shelf, you need to understand what oats are, how they boost your health, and whether […]

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Has Microwave Ovens Made Life Simple for Us?

Has Microwave Ovens Made Life Simple for Us?

Microwave ovens are a technological wonder that has helped people to survive on frozen or packaged meals. But are these home appliances worth the cost when there are concerns about microwave ovens killing the nutritional value of the foods? Let’s find out. How has Microwave Oven made Life Simple? Less […]

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Thank you for Supporting the Consumer Protection Bill

Consumers are always vulnerable to markets and marketing tactics. They easily fall prey to shady marketing, tall claims, shoddy products and misleading advertising. The Consumer Protection Act of 1986 had outlived its purpose of aiding consumers as the market scenario has changed completely in the last 3 decades. The passage […]

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The fight against NCDs and trans fat

The fight against NCDs and trans fat

By Mr. Ashim Sanyal, COO Consumer VOICE Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have emerged as the leading cause of human mortality and morbidity in low, middle and high-income countries alike and India is not an exception. WHO has flagged off this as a major disaster for future and their control program REPLACE […]

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Digital Payments and Risks

Consumer confidence is a key determinant for ensuring growth of digital payment industry. Frauds are bound to dent consumer confidence which includes Phishing Frauds. Fraudsters dupe customers through SMS/emails/phone calls to provide sensitive information such as PINS/passwords that may lead to misappropriation of funds from wallets.   The Indian Express […]

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Air Conditioner

Air Conditioner

Say goodbye to the scorching heat with the best and cheapest air conditioner. A detailed product survey of the top 20 split air conditioners by Consumer VOICE experts will help you choose the best.

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6 Secrets to Avoid Getting Scammed Via Misleading Ads

6 Secrets to Avoid Getting Scammed Via Misleading Ads

Those days are long gone when people used to create advertisements only to persuade consumers to buy their products and services over others. Now, most of the people are using advertising as a tool to mislead consumers into buying or using products and services that are not worth it. It […]

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Top 7 Education Loans for Indians Seeking Foreign Education

Top 7 Education Loans for Indians Seeking Foreign Education

The dream of studying abroad is seen by many students, but most of the students give up the hope of seeking education at a foreign institution when they learn about the costs associated with realizing this dream. If you are also planning to give up this dream, there is some […]

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How to Increase the Shelf Life of Mustard Oil?

How to Increase the Shelf Life of Mustard Oil?

Mustard Oil is one of the common Indian kitchen ingredients that cannot be replaced. Its unique and pungent flavor, and its ability to make foods taste divine. If you love it too and want to make sure that you use it only when it can enhance your health rather than […]

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Whitening Toothpaste – Does It Really Whiten Your Teeth

Whitening Toothpaste – Does It Really Whiten Your Teeth

Everyone dreams of having pearly white teeth that are perfectly aligned and make us more beautiful. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have near perfect teeth,andthis compels us to rely on everything that promises to help, be it the baking soda or whitening toothpaste.If you are an Indian consumer who is […]

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FAQ On Filing Consumer Compliant Online

FAQ On Filing Consumer Compliant Online

Indian consumers have become more aware of their rights in recent years. The result of such awareness is that more and more people are filing consumer complaint online and getting justice from the consumer courts. If you have also been cheated by a manufacturer like a manufacturer of a microwave […]

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Charcoal in Toothpaste – Is it good or bad?

Charcoal in Toothpaste – Is it good or bad?

There were times when you heard the word charcoal, you thought of the old charcoal stoves on which your grandmothers used to cook food. But now, charcoal is present in everything from a face mask to a toothpaste.If you want to know whether charcoal in toothpaste is a smart idea […]

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Is the Ice Cream You Buying Worth It?

Ice cream is an indulgence people can barely resist. Most of us have ice creams particularly in the summers to beat the heat while some also have it in winters just for the amazing taste. No matter what your reasons for indulging in ice creams are, you should know that […]

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How can Consumer Protection Act be a Boon

How Can Consumer Protection Act Be a Boon?The Consumer Protection Act can be a useful tool in a consumer’s arsenal only if the consumer knows how to use it the right way. If you are also an aware Indian consumer who has been cheated, conned or tricked by a product […]

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Higher Taxation by GST Council will curb Tobacco Addiction

Consumer VOICE in its effort to control tobacco menace has been working closely with the government and other state partners. With the budget round the corner and the new Finance Minster taking charge, Consumer VOICE has urged the members of the GST Council to retain tobacco products as demerit goods […]

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Benefits of Ceiling Fans: How they Add Joy to Your Life

Benefits of Ceiling Fans: How they Add Joy to Your Life

If you live in a country like India where summers last for most of the year while winters are barely there for a handful of months, then ceiling fans are likely an essential part of your home. The best thing about ceiling fans is that they stay in the background, […]

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Surprising Facts About Ceiling Fans That No One Told You

Surprising Facts About Ceiling Fans That No One Told You

Ceiling fans are a key part of most Indian households. If you often wonder why they are so important to us and how they evolved over the years then read on. Here we have mentioned a few surprising facts about ceiling fans that no one told you about.The InventionThe ceiling […]

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If you want to Breathe, Protect the Environment NOW!

If you want to Breathe, Protect the Environment NOW!

By Mr. Ashim Sanyal, COO Consumer VOICE We cannot continue with our wasteful way of life. Saving the environment is not just about helping the animals or birds, it is about us as well. It is also about how we treat the environment at large and the entire eco system. […]

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World No Tobacco Day – Bhopal-MP

National Centre for Human Settlements and Environment, Bhopal and Consumer VOICE- a New Delhi based non-profit organization working on tobacco control issues in the state of Madhya Pradesh, organised a consultation on the eve of World No Tobacco Day to discuss the implementation of Government of MP’s policy on mandating […]

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Critical Insurance Cover – Do You Need One?

Critical Insurance Cover – Do You Need One?

You are living a happy life with your loved ones, you have a good job, a decent income and suddenly your medical reports state that you have a critical illness that needs long term treatment and is too costly to be true. What can help you in such a situation? […]

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Is Milk Giving Our Children Enough Calcium?

Is Milk Giving Our Children Enough Calcium?

Our mothers and grandmothers have always boasted about how good milk is for the kids, especially growing children, and we have believed it to be true for decades. Have you ever wondered whether milk is giving enough calcium to our children? If not, it’s time you read on.Though milk is […]

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Mustard Oil

Top 10 Health Benefits of Mustard Oil

If you live in India, it is very likely that you have mustard oil on your grocery list every month. It is an essential ingredient, and some foods like ladyfinger taste best when cooked in it. This oil is extracted from the seeds of the mustard plant and is very […]

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How to Detect Ammonia in Our Food?

How to Detect Ammonia in Our Food?

Reuters had recently published a few investigative articles in which it was revealed that ammonia is being used in many foods, especially common foods like cheese, chocolate (acidity controller) and baked goods (leavening agents). If you are also worried about how bad ammonia is for health, how to detect ammonia […]

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Frost-Free Refrigerators vs.Direct Cool Refrigerators

Frost-Free Refrigerators vs.Direct Cool Refrigerators

The decision to buy a refrigerator is a big one in India because it’s an expensive home appliance for most people. If you are also planning to buy a refrigerator anytime soon or upgrade the existing one, you should know that there are two key types of refrigerators, frost-free and […]

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Best Way to Use a Frost-Free Refrigerator

Best Way to Use a Frost-Free Refrigerator

Frost free refrigerators have saved a lot of time, trouble, and effort for people who previously owned a direct cool refrigerator. If you own a frost-free refrigerator and feel awesome about it, then you should learn how to use it properly to ensure that it lasts longer and offers more […]

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World  No Tobacco Day 2019

World No Tobacco Day 2019

“ I curse the day I was introduced to smoking by my peer group. Today at 30, just when I thought I am on a roller coaster ride I am diagnosed with lung cancer,” said Pradyut who is lying on the hospital bed since the past one month. Tobacco smoking […]

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Is India ready for E-commerce?

Is India ready for E-commerce?

By Mr. Ashim Sanyal, COO Consumer VOICE Driven by the rising smart phone penetration, the launch of 4G networks and increasing consumer wealth, the Indian e-commerce market is expected to grow in leaps and bounds in the near future. But is India e-commerce ready? Ecommerce can change the economies of […]

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National Insurance Co.Ltd vs Hindustan Safety Glass Works

The respondent Hindustan Safety Glass Works Ltd. had taken out two policies with the appellant National Insurance Company.  On 6th August, 1992, there was heavy incessancy rain in Calcutta resulting in heavy accumulation of rain water inside and around the factory/works of the respondent. According to the respondent, there was […]

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Moulivakkam Trust Heights Flats Affected Buyers Association & Other

About 43 cases were filed against various builders by consumers at National Commission which includes leading builders like Unitech, BPTP, Parsvnath, Jaiprakash Associates, Supertech, and TDI among others. The value of disputes was clubbed to reach the pecuniary jurisdiction. The builders had objected to cases being contested collectively by flat […]

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Ambrish Kumar Shukla & 21 ors. Vs. Ferrous Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

The buyer booked an apartment with builder, Ferrous Infrastructures.  The allotment was cancelled by the builder, and they stated that balance sale-consideration was not paid by the buyer. The buyer approached the concerned consumer court District Forum through his consumer court lawyer in India, seeking restoration of the flat with […]

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Right to Online Privacy Without Rules

Telecommunication in days of inception was controlled. Trunk calls were booked through telephone  exchanges .This was followed by direct dialling. Broadcast and television services on the other hand could be only availed in privacy of our home. Internet has broken down the walls. It is a two way communication though most of us use it […]

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