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Complaints on govt helpline: Ecommerce faces the bulk of consumer bricks & mortars

Complaints on govt helpline: Ecommerce faces the bulk of consumer bricks & mortars

Finance
NEW DELHI: E-commerce companies led by Flipkart topped the list of consumer complaints received on the government’s national helpline, which was set up to help resolve their grievances. One in every five complaints filed on the helpline was against an e-commerce company, with Flipkart on top, according to data from the consumer affairs ministry. Besides e-commerce, banking and telecom attracted large numbers of grievances. Flipkart, Reliance Jio and Amazon and a public-sector bank are among the companies that figure at the top, an official said. A Flipkart spokesperson said the company has a well-defined and continuously improving programme to help customers and address their grievances promptly. “We endeavour to guide our new customers on how to navigate the Flipkart app, policies and ter
British govt worker ‘detained in China’ after telling girlfriend to ‘pray for me’

British govt worker ‘detained in China’ after telling girlfriend to ‘pray for me’

World
By Sunita Patel-Carstairs, news reporter The Foreign Office has said it is "extremely concerned" following reports a British consulate official was detained in China after telling his girlfriend to "pray for me".Simon Cheng Man-Kit has not been seen for 12 days after he failed to return to work after a business trip to Shenzhen in China on 8 August. The 28-year-old is a trade and investment officer in the UK's consulate in Hong Kong. He works in the Scottish Development International section. Image: Organisers said 1.7 million people took part in Sunday's peaceful pro-democracy march Unconfirmed reports suggest he was detained in China while returning to Hong Kong - where there hav...
Gross NPAs of public sector banks have declined by over Rs 89,000 cr till March: Govt

Gross NPAs of public sector banks have declined by over Rs 89,000 cr till March: Govt

Finance
The gross non-performing assets (NPAs) of public sector banks (PSBs) have declined by Rs 89,189 crore from a peak of more than Rs 8.95 lakh crore in March 2018 to over Rs 8.06 lakh crore in March this year, the government told the Rajya Sabha. In a written reply to Congress member B K Hariprasad, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "As per Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data on global operations (provisional data for the financial year ending March 2019), gross NPAs of PSBs have declined by Rs 89,189 crore from the peak of Rs 8,95,601 crore in March 2018 to Rs 8,06,412 crore in March 2019 (provisional data)." According to the data, aggregate gross advances of PSBs increased from over Rs 18.19 lakh crore as on March 31, 2008 to more than Rs 52.15 lakh crore as on March 31, 2014. "As per ...