Consumer Alert – Nov 2015

Consumer Education and Research Centre
(Registered Public Charitable Trust)

November 2015                                                                              Vol. 3   No.2


COVER STORY
Not all calories are equal

Do you know a healthy sandwich contains 400 calories while a sinful brownie has 380! Calorie counts are more complicated than they seem. We help you understand why all calories are not equal. Read more

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The third issue of our magazine tells you whether it is wise to buy Organic Turmeric Powder or not. The dangers of overusing antibacterial products and how the social media can help you resolve complaints are some of the other topics covered in this issue.

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CERS MEDIATES

  • Godrej Properties waives penal interest
  • Finally, Tata Card stops harassing consumer

If you have a complaint, email it to: complaints@cercindia.org

SETTLED IN COURT

Builder to pay compensation for project delay 

Hotel told to refund part advance amount

CONSUMER TIPS

WhatsApp Tips and Tricks

Popular messaging app WhatsApp has 800 million active users globally of which 50 million are in India. You may be one of them, but we give you tricks and tips to use it effectively. Read more

TALL TALK

Not our cup of tea

Actress Shraddha Kapoor suggests an easy and healthy way of losing weight with no side effects – drinking Lipton Green Tea. But the television commercial is misleading. Read more
HEALTH MATTERS

Your face can be a barometer of your health

Your face is not only your identity but also a vital indicator of your inner condition – both physical and mental. Examining facial parts like eyes, mouth, tongue and skin play an important role in diagnosis. Read more

PUBLIC INTEREST
How to make a consumer complaint
Consumers may not pursue their complaints against manufacturers of goods/service providers because of the time, energy and money involved. In this article, we guide you on how to make a consumer complaint and seek justice. Read more
SNIPPETS
Antacids have a surprising side effect. They can increase bone fracture risk. Also, if you are frequently bitten by mosquitoes, blame your genes. Read more

  • SC rejects move to ban crackers this Diwali
  • Cashless treatment scheme for accident victims
  • Banks can’t force customers to put cheque in drop box 
  • Flight tickets if you are dropped from train waiting list
CERC NEWS
CERC took part in the Green Action Week campaign to encourage consumers to purchase organic foods. This was done by conducting awareness programmes targeted at students, parents and general consumers. To reach out to the most vulnerable, marginalised and backward communities, the CERC-GSK opened its second extension centre at Samerth, Ahmedabad.  Read more
Consumer Education and Research Centre
“Suraksha Sankool”, S. G. Highway, Thaltej, Ahmedabad – 380 054.
Tel: 079-27489945/6, 27450528, 27438752/3/4            Fax: 079-27489947
Email: cerc@cercindia.org
Website: www.cercindia.org

Toll-free Gujarat Consumer Helpline: 1800 233 0222       [from BSNL]
Send your feedback to: alertcerc@gmail.com

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