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Sunflower Oils – Who is the first among the equals?

Golden, light and healthy-sunflower oil is naturally extracted from sunflower seeds and bears a subtle taste. The oils are refined through different processes such as express and solvent refined to make them edible. The Indian Standard (IS 4277:2014) though prescribes different grades of the oil, however, both expressed and refined […]

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Relief to Star Plus and Bharti Airtel in KBC case

Supreme Court Division Bench, set aside National Commission’s order, in Star India (P) Ltd. v. Society of Catalysts & Anr, directing Star India and Bharti Airtel to collectively pay punitive damages amounting to Rs. 1 crore to the complainant organisation for unfair trade practice in their extremely popular TV game show ‘KBC’ (Kaun banega […]

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National Youth Day 2020 -Tobacco Intervention

Every year National Youth Day is celebrated across India on 12th January to celebrate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, to spread his ideas among the youth in our country. To remember his values and ideals, Consumer VOICE along with its state partners circulated a press note urging the government to […]

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Are you using the Number 1 Product – Find out here?

Did you know Delhi Jal Board (DJB) water is better than Bisleri and Kinley in 20 litre packaged drinking water? Do you know that you could be having frozen dessert in the name of ice cream? Well how do you know if your brand of oil contains saturated fat or […]

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Top Ten Judgments Of 2019

The new Consumer Protection Act of 2019 has finally seen the light of the day by replacing the old Act of 1986. Lot has been done in 2019 in Consumer Law. Well, the Act has been modified to strengthen the Consumer Law. It is the case laws where court/commission interprets relevant sections and […]

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Top 10 Judgements of 2019, Top 10 consumer cases of 2019

Homebuyers can’t be forced to accept possession in case of unreasonably delayed flat: Supreme Court. Pioneer Urban Land & Infrastructure Ltd. vs. Govindan Raghavan In The Supreme Court of India Civil Appellate Jurisdiction Civil Appeal No. 12238 Of 2018 Bench: Justices Uday Umesh Lalit & Indu Malhotra Decided On: April […]

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Road Safety Network urges government to strengthen helmet law

Despite having a dismal record of road fatalities of two wheelers in 2019, Government of Gujarat has made the use of helmets optional in the state. The number of casualties stood at 55,336 in 2019 with 43,614 (79%) of them due to non-use of helmets.  Of the 7996 fatalities in […]

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राष्ट्रीय उपभोक्ता दिवस (24 दिसंबर) पर विशेष रिपोर्ट : ताकि गुमराह न हो देश का उपभोक्ता

देश में 24 दिसंबर को राष्ट्रीय उपभोक्ता दिवस मनाने का उद्देश्य उपभोक्ताओं को उनके हितों के संरक्षण के प्रति जागरूक करना है। बढ़ते बाजारवाद के चलते आज के दौर में हर कोई उपभोक्ता है। उदारीकरण के इस दौर में जैसे ही हम अपनी जरूरत की कोई चीज या सेवा लेते […]

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BY MR. ASHIM SANYAL, COO CONSUMER VOICE It takes time to Empower Consumers ! The year 2019 will be remembered as the year of consumer empowerment with the passage of Consumer Protection Act 2019 after 30 years. It has been a long haul for many consumer organizations working in the […]

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आपको मिलेगा 59 मिनट में बिजनेस लोन, ऐसे करें अप्लाई

आपको मिलेगा 59 मिनट में बिजनेस लोन, ऐसे करें अप्लाई

बाजार में प्रतिस्पर्धा और मौजूदा विकल्पों की उपलब्धता के कारण बैंक/एनबीएफसी और दूसरे संस्थानों को सुरक्षित लोन करना मुश्किल हो जाता है। क्या होगा जब सरकार द्वारा समर्थित प्लेटफ़ॉर्म आपका 59 मिनट में लोन पास कर दें? हम आपको यही बता रहे हैं कि किस तरह आप चरण-दर-चरण एक घंटे […]

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E Cigarettes Act 2019 Explained

The Parliament of India passed the “ Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage, and Advertisement) Bill, 2019” by voice vote and with long discussion in both the houses (Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha). Earlier it was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of […]

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World Day of Remembrance 2019 “Life is not a Car Part” The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November every year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and […]

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Road Accidents in India – A Stark Reality for All

151,417 road fatalities in 2018 467,044 road traffic accidents 479,418 injuries registered in 2018 Children below 18 years accounted for 9977 (6.6%) road deaths and Young & adults in age group of 18 – 35 years accounted for 72,737 (48%) deaths Least one can say about these facts are that they are alarming! Road traffic continues to be a major developmental issue, […]

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The Curse of Child Labour and Generating Consumer Awareness

The Curse of Child Labour and Generating Consumer Awareness

BY MR. ASHIM SANYAL, COO CONSUMER VOICE According to the Census of India 2011, 10 million children are engaged in labour or seeking work. This picture is alarming. Add to that, instances of children working in the harshest of conditions like mining, zari and carpet factories, the case of child […]

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Air Purifier

Air Purifier

Thinking of breathing some fresh air this pollution season? Then get home the best air purifier that suits your needs and your home. Get a complete guide on air purifier and comparison of the top brands for your purpose.

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Green Action Week Workshop in Vivek Vihar and Ghaziabad

As part of Green Action Week, on the theme of sharing community, Consumer VOICE organised an event on 31st October 2019 with the residents of Vivek Vihar and Ghaziabad (NCR). The residents joined hands by planting air purifying plants and trees to contribute towards clean air for all campaign activities. Vivek […]

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Diabetes

Diabetes

Do you know the difference between artificial and natural sweeteners? Do you think you are at risk of getting diabetes? Get all your diabetes related answers and queries solved in Consumer VOICE Guide on diabetes.

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Education Loan

Education Loan

Now you need not sacrifice your career for lack of finances. Most Indian banks offer education loans at reasonable rates for your to pursue your dream of higher education. To know which bank offers what kind of education loan, get your copy on education loans right away!

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Water Purifier

Water Purifier

Is your water unfit for drinking? Then get yourself and your family a water purifier that gives you the best drinking water both in taste and quality. Grab your copy of Consumer VOICE Water Purifier Buying Guide for your home right now!

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Workshop on Tans Fats with Government School Teachers in Mayur Vihar

Consumer VOICE, a leading consumer organisation working for the protection of consumer issues, is campaigning at different levels for the elimination of trans fats from food in India. As part of this campaign, Consumer VOICE reached out to Government Co-education School, in Mayur Vihar Phase I,  Delhi to sensitise school […]

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Green Action Week Workshop in Rajpur Khurd village

As part of Green Action Week, the residents of Rajpur Khurd village joined hands by planting air purifying plants and trees on 12 Oct 2019. Based on the theme of sharing community, Consumer VOICE celebrated Green Action Week, with the residents of Rajpur Khurd village who enthusiastically planted trees for […]

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Student Workshop on Trans Fat on World Food Day

On the occasion of World Food Day, 16th Oct 2019, Consumer VOICE sensitized the students of Soami Nagar Model School, New Delhi on trans fat in food and why they should avoid it for a healthy life. Ms.Rinki Sharma, Head, Projects Consumer VOICE, interacted with students of the school and […]

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OYO: Your Stay Provider

OYO: Your Stay Provider

Consumer VOICE, editor, Sharmila Das in conversation with Aditya Ghosh, CEO, India & South Asia, OYO Hotel & Homes Hotel and hospitality brand OYO first opened its door in 2013 with a single property. Up till now, surely it traversed a long path. As in 2019, OYO now hosts guests […]

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Stakeholders’ Consultation on Road Safety

In order to strengthen road safety, Consumer VOICE in association with its state partners of Lucknow, Guwahati and Chandigarh organized stakeholders’ consultation in these cities. The six pillars of road safety were stressed in all the consultations which help in reducing road accidents. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Consumer VOICE along with […]

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Workshop on Green Action Week in Soami Nagar, New Delhi

As part of Green Action Week activities, Consumer VOICE successfully organised , its first ever women centric workshop on 4th September 2019 at Soami Nagar New Delhi. With the theme ‘Community Sharing’, it witnessed an enthusiast participation of more than 60 women from different age groups including senior citizens. Ms.Rinki Sharma (Head […]

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Hypertension – How to say goodbye to hypertension

Hypertension – How to say goodbye to hypertension

Hypertension which is a lifestyle disease is now rampant in many countries. It is usually a result of excessive intake of saturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids, along with higher consumption of salt and sugar. All these collectively increase the risk factors for cardiovascular diseases including hypertension. . Hypertension […]

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Run for a healthy Heart – An event to sensitise people on trans fat

Consumer VOICE organised an event to sensitize people about trans fat food and its harmful effects on health at Nehru Park, New Delhi on 22nd of September, 2019. Fitness freak community especially Delhi Runners Group (DRG) and Tubanator Cyclist Group (TCG) supported the campaign and urged people to go trans […]

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Take note of your daily food intake

Take note of your daily food intake

Richa Pande All fats are not necessarily harmful. Some fats are vital for human well being. Cooking oils and solid fats together are referred to as ‘fats’ (Source: Dietary Guidelines, NIN). They can be classified as saturated fats and unsaturated fats. The difference between good and bad fat is in […]

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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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