Saturday, Feb 16 2019 | Time 16:33 Hrs(IST)
image
  • No policy to regularise services of PAT & PTA appointees : Minister
  • Around 15,791 teachers in state schools still irregulars : Minister
  • HP Assy clears three Bills, Sanskrit becomes second official language
  • Pulwama attack: Last rites of martyr Pankaj Tripathi performed with full state honours in UP
  • Tarigami condemns Pulwama attack, says dialogue only option
  • Clinching manifesto vows is primary issue: MP CM
  • Business activities comes to halt in civil lines
  • Congress leader demands dismissal, sedition case against Sidhu
  • Money laundering: Vadra's interim bail extended till Mar 2
  • Hockey India names 34-players for nat'l camp ahead of Azlan Shah
  • Mortal remains of martyr CRPF Jawan reach Karipur airport, taken to his native place Lakkidi for last rites
  • Fuel prices rise on Saturday; petrol costs Rs 70 60 p/l in Delhi
  • Abu Sayyaf militants fire mortar shells at troops on medical mission in S Philippines
  • Germany's Steinbeis signs MoUs various for Technology Transfer in India
Business Economy Share

Osmania student complaints against Shriram Fashion Clothing company for using Virat Kohili photo

Hyderabad, Feb 12 (UNI) Readymade garments shop owners are adopting unfair trade practices by using images of celebrities in advertisements published in newspapers for promoting their products.

Taking this as a serious issue, an Osmania University Student lodged a complaint and won on a garment shop situated in Hyderabad, at Telangana Consumer Disputes and Redressal Cell.

Trader Shriram Fashion Clothing Company for the purpose of promoting their sales is advertising with photos of Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli. For the purpose of sale of the goods, giving such photos of such recognized person through advertisement in newspapers where innumerable people see, showing
them as their company’s brand ambassador without their approval amounts to unfair trade practice and false statement and deceiving public at large.

Mr Baglekar Akash Kumar, a Law Student from Osmania University lodged a complaint at Telangana Consumer Affairs Redressal and Information Cell on November 9, 2018.

Telangana Consumer Information Cell responded quickly and issued notice to the owners of Shriram Fashion Clothing Company. On receiving the notice, the shop owners accepted their fault and agreed not to use any celebrities pictures in their advertisements any further.
As they opted for unfair trade practice, Consumer Redressal and Information Centre charged penalty of Rs.10,000. Consumer Information Centre handed over this penalty to Mr. B.Akash Kumar.

In return Mr Akash Kumar donated the amount to Telangana Consumer Redressal and Information Centre for their effort in bringing awareness among consumers and giving free consultation and solving cases. On Tuesday, Akash Kumar handed over the cheque to Secretary for Telangana Consumer Affairs Akun Sabharwal.

Akash Kumar said that the way Consumer Redressal Centre and Commissioner responded was very much appreciable. He thanked both Commissioner and Consumer Information staff as they handled the case very smoothly to see both the parties get equal justice.
Mr Sabharwal appreciated Akash Kumar on his initiative in taking the subject, which is first of its kind. He said people should be more cautious towards false advertisements and be more alert towards this type of unfair trade practices.
UNI VV CS 1749
More News
Fuel prices rise on Saturday; petrol costs Rs 70 60 p/l in Delhi

Fuel prices rise on Saturday; petrol costs Rs 70 60 p/l in Delhi

16 Feb 2019 | 4:04 PM

New Delhi, Feb 16 (UNI) Fuel prices witnessed a hike on Saturday for the third consecutive day as the petrol and diesel rates were surged between 9 to 14 paise.

 Sharesee more..

Germany's Steinbeis signs MoUs various for Technology Transfer in India

16 Feb 2019 | 3:48 PM

New Delhi, Feb 16 (UNI) With an aim to implement the German model of Innovation and technology
transfer and help the MSME sector grow in India, Steinbeis Centre for Technology Transfer, Germany signed MoUs with UKSDM (Uttarakhand Skill Development Mission) for setting up Dual TVET Studies Centre in
Uttarakhand, a statement here said.

 Sharesee more..

Pulwama attack: Trade body announces bandh in 18 states on Feb 18

16 Feb 2019 | 3:47 PM

New Delhi, Feb 16 (UNI) Confederation of All India Traders on Saturday announced that most of the states will observe Trade Bandh on February 18 to depict their solidarity with nation, government and the bereaved families of the martyrs'.

 Sharesee more..

MARKET-GUJ-CLOSE

16 Feb 2019 | 3:46 PM

Ahmedabad, Feb 16 (UNI) The Ahmedabad commodities market like Gur, Grain, Sugar, Cotton, Oil, Bullion and others remained closed on Saturday in view of a bandh call given by all the Market yards.

 Sharesee more..
Bullion Market Closing rates

Bullion Market Closing rates

16 Feb 2019 | 3:32 PM

Chennai, Feb 16 (UNI) Following is the bullion markets
closing rate here today.

 Sharesee more..
image