No, a pill can’t make you grow taller. The ASCI has banned over a thousand such ads promoting risky medicines, potions, clinics, pills, lotions etc, all with dubious or impossible claims. As a consumer, you should be alert.
From relatively unknown operators to high profile firms, travel agents have been known to bungle or even cheat customers outright. These cases, from Mysore to Kolkata, will tell you what to look out for.
Citizen Matters launches a new column, Consumer Caveat, to bring you consumer stories from different cities and alert you to the various risks as a buyer of goods or services. In the first, a look at some cases against health service providers.
With the new Goods and Services Tax all set to roll out on July 1st, it’s high time for all to be aware of the changes that it brings and its impact on various categories of taxpayers. Akshatha M explains.
Following the demonetisation move, the government is aggressively pushing India to migrate to a cashless economy where most transactions can be conducted digitally. Narendra KV lists a number of easy and instant options that already exist, making it possible to transact business without cash.