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Moneylife Digital Team 20 May 2024
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Board/IBBI) has suspended the registration of Anil Goel, an insolvency professional (IP), for failing to provide information to Madhya Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MP-RERA) and suppressing information about pending contempt proceedings...

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Last month, after his deepfake video went viral on the internet, criticising prime minister Narendra Modi over unemployment and inflation, Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh reacted by saying, ''Deepfake se bacho dostonnnn". He is not the lone victim of deepfakes – almost everybody from Sachin...

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Shirish Shanbhag 17 May 2024
Encroachment is a common problem in cooperative housing societies (CHS/Society), where some members illegally occupy common spaces of the Society near their apartment or flat. Such encroachment can be a shed, a garden, a parking spot, or even a shoe rack placed in the common lobby.   

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 May 2024
Rejecting the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)'s contention that the insured failed to disclose diabetes and an earlier operation for the removal of gall bladder, the national consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC) directed the insurer to pay Rs19.75 lakh, the entire death...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 May 2024
The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) has issued a consultation paper proposing a new framework for quality assurance in real estate projects. While focusing on quality assurance, this initiative aims to move beyond simply addressing defects after they occur by taking...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 May 2024
Upholding orders passed by fora below, the national consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC) directed United India Insurance Company Ltd to refund the excess premium charged from the policyholder for two years and pay Rs27,000 as compensation and cost of litigation.    In an order last...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 May 2024
The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday cautioned Subhash Chandra and Dr Sadhna Shanker, the two members of the national consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC), for issuing non-bailable warrants against the directors of  Ireo Grace Realtech Pvt Ltd, ignoring an interim order of the apex...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 May 2024
Pointing out the ambiguity in circulars issued by Indian Railways, the national consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC) directed Eastern Railway to refund the amount of the ticket along with compensation of Rs25,000 for deficiency in service as well as mental pain and agony suffered by...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 May 2024
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that legal services rendered by lawyers will not fall under the ambit of the Consumer Protection Act and litigants cannot make claims of deficiency of service against advocates, says a report. The apex court also mentioned that its 1996 decision on medical...

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Debayan Roy (Bar  and   Bench) 10 May 2024
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice in a plea alleging right to privacy violations by four foreign credit information companies operating in India (Surya Prakash v. Union of India and Others). Despite none appearing for the petitioner, a three-judge Bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI)...

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Shirish Shanbhag 09 May 2024
There are times when owners choose to buy two adjoining flats and, for habitual convenience, merge them into a single flat (or a duplex flat if situated on separate floors). Amalgamation of flats is common but should be done only after seeking permission from municipal authorities. In most such...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 May 2024
While upholding the orders passed by fora below, the national consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC) directed Bisleri International Pvt Ltd to pay Rs25,000 compensation to a customer who was sold a Bisleri bottle with contaminated water.   In an order last month, the NCDRC bench of Dr...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 May 2024
Air India Express continues to face the issue of flight cancellation due to mass sick leave by its cabin crew members. On Thursday, it has reportedly cancelled over 70 flights. Meanwhile, taking a stern view, the management of the Tata Group-owned airline has issued termination letters to...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 May 2024
Air India Express has reportedly cancelled more than 80 flights, and scores of flights have been delayed as a section of cabin crew members has reported being sick to protest against the alleged mismanagement at the Tata Group-owned airlines. Taking a note of this, the Union ministry of civil...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 May 2024
Holding State Bank of India (SBI) deficient in service in respect of lapses in the due care and attention to the safety and security of its locker, the national consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC) asked SBI to pay a compensation of Rs10 lakh to the customer. NCDRC, however, reduced...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 May 2024
While upholding an order passed by the state commission, the national consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC) directed IDBI Bank Ltd to pay Rs42.80 lakh along with interest at 6%pa (per annum) to a customer for failing to detect and prevent processing of a cheque with a forged signature....

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Abhay Datar 03 May 2024
The insurance regulatory and development authority of India (IRDAI) has recently removed the age limits on health insurance policies. This news has delighted all age groups of people, particularly senior citizens. While it seems a welcome step, we must assess the new provisions and their...

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Tanvi Deshpande (IndiaSpend) 03 May 2024
It is just another summer day in the dimly lit, sweltering powerloom unit belonging to 52-year-old Prabhakar Aluwala in Bhiwandi. Two labourers wearing vests move swiftly from one loom to the next to make the necessary turns to keep the yarn spinning without getting disturbed and ruining the...

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The concept of the golden hour plays a very crucial and important role in our lives, be it for prompt medical and surgical treatment to prevent death after an accident or clicking magical photos during the golden hour shortly after sunrise or before sunset. The same golden hour concept also...

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Shirish Shanbhag 02 May 2024
Living in a cooperative housing society (CHS/Society) requires that each resident member treats others with respect and lives in harmony with the residents or tenants. Harassment of any kind is a serious offence and should not be tolerated. There are rules and established procedures to swiftly...

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