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IANS 14 September 2021
Apple has released iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 for iPhone as well as for iPad users with an important security fix. Citizen Lab caught zero-click, zero day iMessage .gif files used by NSO Group's Pegasus spyware to exploit Apple's image rendering library   The iOS 14.8 update provides...

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IANS 11 September 2021
The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) decision upholding state consumer forum order, which directed HDFC Bank to pay for Rs 30 lakh to a customer, who claimed fraudulent withdrawals from his account.   HDFC Bank counsel...

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IANS 11 September 2021
Over 1,800 home buyers of Amrapali housing projects in Noida, including former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, have been asked by the Supreme Court-appointed receiver to fill their data on his website and begin clearing their respective dues within 15 days.   As per...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 September 2021
In a significant order, the Supreme Court, while holding the Railways liable to pay compensation for delays and late arrivals of trains, has asked the North Western Railway to pay Rs30,000 to an aggrieved passenger. In its order, the apex court stated, "These are the days of competition and...

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IANS 08 September 2021
The Principal Economic Adviser to the Finance Ministry, Sanjeev Sanyal, on Tuesday took to Twitter to say that he has been receiving harassing calls from the Vodafone Idea customer care service to pay his dues after porting his number to some other operator, although all dues have already...

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IANS 01 September 2021
Registration of new cars may come to a screeching halt on Wednesday in Tamil Nadu with the state Transport Department directing Regional Transport Officers (RTO) and others to ensure the vehicles are covered under bumper-to-bumper insurance for five years.   The Transport Department...

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Moneylife Digital Team / IANS 31 August 2021
In a major blow to real estate company Supertech, the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday directed the demolition of its two 40-storey buildings in one of its housing projects in Noida. The apex court also observed that home buyers suffer the impact of "unholy nexus of builders and planners", when...

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Vishal Raghavan (The Leaflet) 31 August 2021
Companies like Byju’s, Bigbasket, MobiKwik and several others have had a data breach, at least once. None of them were penalised due to the lack of a specific provision against data breach in the Information Technology Act of 2000 and a separate comprehensive statute on data protection laws,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 August 2021
In a significant ruling, the Bombay High Court (HC) has said that a builder or developer cannot deduct tax at source (TDS) on the amount being refunded to home-buyers.   In a judgement earlier this month, the bench of justice SJ Kathawalla and justice Milind N Jadhav says, "...we are...

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TruthInAdvertising.org 26 August 2021
How close to the beach do you have to be to be “near the beach”? A mile? A couple hundred feet? Less than that?   For Hotels.com, the answer is as much as (if not more than) 10 miles.   That’s how far the Mondrian Los Angeles is from Santa Monica State Beach, the closest beach...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 August 2021
In a clear case of insider hand, Dr Jayaprakash Narayan, a former officer from the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) and founder of Lok Satta Party, lost Rs13.58 lakh during the second COVID lock-down when his mobile subscriber identity module (SIM) card was allegedly swapped. For the past...

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The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that the builders only understand the colour of money or a jail term, as it imposed a fine of Rs 15 lakh on a real estate firm.   A bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud told real estate firm Ireo Grace Realtech Pvt Ltd that the court had...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 August 2021
If you have visited your local post office, chances are you must have seen the plight of many senior citizens standing in queue for their turn to withdraw money from savings schemes such as senior citizens savings scheme (SCSS), time deposits, monthly income scheme (MIS), savings account or...

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that over 1,000 home buyers, who have opted for refund from Unitech Ltd, will be given 30 days to reconsider their decision and take possession of the flats.   A bench of Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and M.R. Shah told amicus curiae, advocate Pawanshree...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 August 2021
The Delhi High Court has issued notices to 12, including Union government and C&C Towers Ltd, in a writ petition filed by 94 financial creditors of the company.    In her order issued last week, justice Rekha Palli observed that these 94 financial creditors of C&C Towers had...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 August 2021
"Although cases, where home-buyers are left in the lurch due to developers filing for bankruptcy, might seem like the end, such cases can be resolved through a clear understanding and consensus among the affected home-buyers.   "Individual battles will not help, a collective effort is...

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday took strong objection at vacancies in state consumer disputes redressal commissions, saying that the states are defeating laws enacted for welfare of people.   What is purpose of creating posts and not filling them, it said, asking all states and Union...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 July 2021
Aiming to douse social media claims that Cadbury products contain beef, the chocolate maker clarified that this is not true and that all its products manufactured and sold in India are 100% vegetarian.    In a series of tweets, Mondelez/Cadbury says, "The screenshot shared in...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 July 2021
The Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission at Punjab, has upheld an order penalising a holiday club for unfair trade practices. Genial Holiday Club offered holiday accommodations at various locations.   In September 2019, the district consumer forum had (in an ex-parte order) ordered...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 July 2021
If the travelling ticket examiner (TTE) is missing from the train coach, it is to be construed as deficiency in service as per the Gondia District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, which has imposed a penalty of Rs30,000 on Indian Railways.   The bench of president Bhaskar Yogi and...

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