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Consumer confidence continues to be low in Feb: Survey

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 14:48

The confidence of urban consumers continued to be low in February as concerns over rise in prices of essential commodities dampened spending sentiments, says a study by financial services provider BluFin.

Power cuts hit normal life in Punjab

Last Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012, 15:24

Despite lower demand during winters, power consumers in Punjab are facing load-shedding by state-owned utility due to supply shortage.

Retail FDI in favour of farmers, consumers, says Manmohan Singh

Last Updated: Saturday, December 08, 2012, 16:27

Strongly backing the decision to allow FDI in retail, PM Manmohan Singh said that it would benefit thousands of farmers in India by facilitating the introduction of latest technology.

`Internet of Things` to transform our everyday lives

Last Updated: Sunday, October 21, 2012, 18:48

Information technology and electronics are becoming entwined with our everyday lives even education and leisure time almost without our noticing it, researchers say.

Ensure LPG consumers are not shortchanged: SC

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 00:01

The SC has directed the Union government to ensure that domestic LPG cylinders are checked for their actual weight at the customer`s doorstep.

India, China consumer spending to rise to $10-tn a yr by 2020

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 02, 2012, 17:04

The middle class would be the main driver of the consumer boom in the two countries, BCG said in excerpts released from its new book titled, 'The USD 10 Trillion Prize: Captivating the Newly Affluent in China and India'.

LPG firms block 1.25 lakh consumers in Jammu

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 14:52

About 1.25 lakh consumers have been blocked by oil companies in the Jammu region due to non-verification of LPG connections.

DERC penalises Tata Power-backed discom

Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 09:49

The order by Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission, which is a quasi-judicial body, came in response to a petition filed against TPDDL by Vijender Kumar Sharma, a resident of Tri Nagar in East Delhi.

Power shortage: AP govt urges people to save electricity

Last Updated: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 23:52

Faced with an acute shortage of power, Andhra Pradesh government on Sunday appealed to the consumers to take measures for saving power.

Indian consumers' confidence rises in July: BluFin

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 16:31

Indian consumers' confidence level rose in July on expectations of improved job security, says a study by financial services provider BluFin.

DERC finalises measures to improve power distribution infra

Last Updated: Sunday, August 05, 2012, 12:16

Delhi's power regulator DERC has finalised a number of measures to improve power distribution infrastructure in the city which include appointment of independent consultants to check its maintenance and upkeep by private companies.

Indian consumers most optimistic in Asia Pacific: MasterCard

Last Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 14:31

The Index score is calculated with zero as the most pessimistic, 100 as most optimistic and 50 as neutral.