Big Names–Petty Conduct: LIC & ICICI Bank in the Dock
‘Customer is king’ is a nice slogan coined by business and industry. But how many businesses actually treat customers well, especially if they are small customers? 
 
Companies are primarily interested in business and in completing transactions, rather than ensuring customer satisfaction. Consequently, there is a long list of pending complaints mainly against companies offering...
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Guidelines framed to blacklist defaulting builders: Centre to SC
The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that guidelines have been framed to blacklist builders, contractors and architects found to have constructed buildings in violation of sanctioned plans.
 
A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur, Justice S. Abdul Nazeer and Justice Deepak Gupta asked the Centre to put the guidelines on public domain.
 
Additional Solicitor General A.N.S. Nadkarni, appearing for the Centre, told the court that an advisory has been issued to state governments to stop unauthorized constructions across the country.
 
The court had earlier directed the Centre to come out with proper guidelines to blacklist builders, contractors and architects found to have constructed buildings in violation of building bye-laws.
 
The court now posted for further hearing on September 7 pleas relating to the validity of the Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2006 and subsequent legislation that protected unauthorized constructions from sealing.
 
The sealing drive in Delhi is being carried out by a Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee against business establishments using residential properties for commercial purposes. It is...
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Diesel prices at record level; petrol nears all-time high
Diesel prices touched record high levels across metro cities on Monday, barring Mumbai, and prices of petrol too inched nearer their all-time peak across major cities.
 
In the national capital, diesel was priced at Rs 69.46 per litre, against the previous high of Rs 69.32 recorded on Sunday, according to data from the Indian Oil Corporation.
 
In Kolkata and Chennai, the key transportation fuel was priced at Rs 72.31 and Rs 73.38 per litre respectively, up from 72.16 and Rs 73.23 on Sunday, which were themselves record highs.
 
Cost of diesel in Mumbai, was at Rs 73.74 on Monday, just five paise short of its all-time of Rs 73.79 per litre, recorded on May 29. On Sunday, it was priced at 73.59 in the financial capital of the country.
 
The rise in prices of diesel gains significance as it is mostly used in transportation of food and agricultural products and an increase in its price may lead to higher inflation.
 
The surge in fuel prices is largely attributed to the recent rise in crude oil cost and the high excise duty levied on transportation fuel in the country.
 
In line with increase in diesel prices, petrol prices too...

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