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New Consumer Protection Bill introduced in Lok Sabha PTI | Jan 5, 2018, 19:32 IST

New Delhi, Jan 5 () A new Consumer Protection Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha today, seeking to set up an authority to safeguard consumer rights in view of current challenges posed by e-commerce, direct selling, tele-marketing and misleading ads, among others. The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 was introduced by Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan in ....

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FSSAI warns against sale of contaminated food

Chennai: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has warned businesses and consumers against the sale and consumption of contaminated food after it received an alert from the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) about the alleged contamination of infant milk formula with Salmonella Agona. As per the country's apex food....

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Maharashtra’s groundwater levels going down fast, contamination rising

The vigorous exploitation of groundwater has severely impacted its levels and quality in Maharashtra, with nearly 20 districts showing presence of heavy metals in excess of the maximum acceptable concentration. The intake of such metals can cause serious damage to health. The Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) carries out groundwater monitoring four times a year on a....

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