News update on 27th October,2107

Japan to propose strategic dialogue with US, India and Australia: Report

Japan will propose a strategic dialogue among leaders of the United States, India and Australia, aiming at counteracting China’s expansion under its “Belt and Road” policy, foreign minister Taro Kono told the Nikkei business daily.

Law to curb false advertisements for buyer safety soon: PM Modi

Government will bring in a new law to crack down on misleading advertisements and set up a central authority to fast-track redressal of consumers’ grievances, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday .

Stamp paper scam convict Abdul Kareem Telgi dead

Abdul Kareem Lala Telgi, 56, convicted in the Rs 32,000-crore counterfeit stamp paper scam, died in a Bengaluru hospital on Thursday . “He died of cardiac arrest in the ICU in the afternoon,” confirmed authorities of Victoria Hospital, where he was brought from the Central Jail (Parappana Agrahara) on October 16 in a serious condition. He is survived by his wife and a married daughter.

Consumer protection a must for creation of ‘New India’: PM Modi

Stressing that “consumer protection” is one of the priorities of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that stricter guidelines are in the offing to protect people from misleading advertisements.”The government prioritising consumer protection is in line with our resolve of New India. We will change it to consumer prosperity on the way ahead,” said PM Modi at the International Conference on Consumer Protection for East, South & South-East Countries in New Delhi.

Linking mobile numbers with Aadhaar: Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on plea

The Supreme Court today refused to accord urgent hearing on a plea challenging a notification of the Department of Telecom (DOT) for mandatory linking of mobile numbers with Aadhaar.A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer refused to list the plea tomorrow and said that a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra was seized of similar matters.