Education not commodity, student not consumer’

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A youth’s plea against an institute for allegedly not providing him with an internship or job as promised at the time of admission, has been rejected by a consumer forum here which observed that “education is not a commodity”. A Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (West) rejected the plea of the youth who sought… Read more »

“Death due to mosquito bite an accident”

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In a ruling that will benefit many insurance holders, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has held that death due to mosquito bite causing malaria is an accident. “It is difficult for us to accept that the death due to a mosquito bite would not be a death due to an accident,” Justice V K… Read more »

Health club to compensate man for false promise

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A district consumer forum here has asked a city-based health club to refund over Rs 77,000 and compensate a man for adopting “unfair trade practice” by promising to reduce his body weight by 10 kg within a month. The forum also directed the East Delhi body clinic to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation to Janak… Read more »

2016 saw several pro-consumer verdicts

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Sale of packaged drinking water above MRP, medical negligence cases and delay in handing over of flats by builders were some issues that led the consumer fora to take sellers and service providers to task in 2016. Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore had to knock the doors of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC)… Read more »

Kerala HC upholds order directing action against DLF

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The Kerala High Court today upheld the verdict of its single bench directing action against real estate major DLF for constructing an apartment complex in an ecologically fragile land near here and asked it to pay Rs one crore as compensation. A division bench headed by Justice P R Ramachandra Menon found that there was… Read more »

Court notice to Indiabulls on cheating plea

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A Delhi court has issued notice to Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd and its subsidiary firm Athena Infrastructural Ltd on a criminal complaint seeking lodging of an FIR against them for allegedly cheating buyers and embezzling funds. Additional Sessions Judge Raj Kapoor sought reply from 22 respondents including the builder, its directors and Delhi Police on… Read more »

NCDRC to Postal Dept:Compensate for delivery delay

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Youth gets life term for killing girlfriend's parents

The apex consumer commission has pulled up the Postal Department for “deficiency in service” by delaying delivery of an application form of a man for the post of a Civil Judge which made him miss the chance, saying its attitude was of “a deliberate attempt” to hide the real reason for the wrong doing. The… Read more »