Court bars Snapdeal from selling Casio products, e-tailer to seek review

The district court of Delhi has restrained e-commerce firm Snapdeal from selling products of Casio, following a legal action initiated by the Japanese multinational Casio Computer Co against the etailer. According to the company, it had been receiving multiple consumer complaints regarding sale of counterfeit watches and calculators branded as Casio on Snapdeal. “The brand owners have to constantly confront and combat the counterfeits. The Indian judiciary has also recognized this need of the hour by fastening the liability on the anonymous entities operating behind the screens,” said SK Bansal,…

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Prime Day Sale to Feature Over 500 New Products From Indian Small, Medium Businesses

Amazon has already announced that its upcoming Prime Day 2019 sale will feature over 1,000 new product launches. Now, the e-retail giant says that over 500 of these will be the products from small and medium businesses (SMBs), women entrepreneurs, weavers, and startups that are a part of various Amazon initiatives like Kala Haat, Amazon Saheli, Amazon Launchpad, and Amazon Business. Amazon Prime Day 2019 sale opens July 15 and will continue through July 16. As the name suggests, the sale will be available only for Prime subscribers. The company…

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Delhi HC restrains Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal from selling direct sellers’ products without consent

If you are an avid buyer of health and beauty products from the likes of Amazon and Flipkart, the Delhi High Court has some cautionary advice for you. While hearing a plea filed by Amway, Modicare and Oriflame alleging unauthorised sale of the products under their brands on the leading ecommerce platforms as well as chances of counterfeit goods, the court put the spotlight on several malpractices. Based on the report submitted by local commissioners, who inspected the warehouses of certain sellers on Amazon, Flipkart, Healthkart, Snapdeal and 1MG, the…

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Tupperware to debut products made from Sabic’s certified circular polymers

One of the biggest and oldest brand names in housewares, Tupperware (Orlando, FL) has announced that it is collaborating with chemicals company Sabic (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) to introduce certified circular polymers into its product offerings. The collaboration highlights the shared commitment by both companies to advance a more circular economy, where plastic waste and materials are used, reused and repurposed to continue their lifecycle, said the press release. Starting this summer, Tupperware will begin introducing the certified circular polymers from Sabic in new products that aid in the reduction of…

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2019 Renault Kwid To Cost More From April 2019

Renault announced a price increase on the Kwid range by upto 3 per cent. The revised prices will be effective April 2019. The company has said that the price increase is on the account of rising input costs. The rest of the range remains unaffected as far the price hike is concerned. The Kwid range starts at ₹ 2.67 lakh going all the way up to ₹ 4.63 lakh  and come April 1, 2019, we’ll see a hike in these prices. The AMT variants of the new Renault Kwid come…

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Pritt Stick As Brow Gel? 9 Beauty Hacks From Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist

Sir John is perhaps most famous for being in charge of none other than Beyoncé’s makeup, but it wasn’t always that glamorous for him. Years ago, he worked on New York MAC counters by day and did the makeup in strip clubs by night, before catching his break assisting beauty legends like Pat McGrath and Charlotte Tilbury backstage at some of the biggest fashion weekshows. In other words, he knows a thing or two about nailing great makeup. From using Pritt Stick as brow gel (really) to the best concealer blending technique,…

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How to Save GIFs From Twitter to Your Phone or Computer

If you’re asking yourself, what is a GIF? It is an image file type that stands for Graphics Interchange Format. These images can be animated or static. In recent years, they have become commonplace on social media and in digital communication as they can convey short video clips in image form. Here’s an example: I’m constantly saving GIFs to my phone or laptop in order to send as reactions or to express something that words just can’t quite capture. Most of the time, I save GIFs from Twitter; however, you may have noticed already the…

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Campus connect: E-learning gets thumbs up from Pune’s student community

However, in the midst of increasing e-learning centres in the city, many have raised concerns about the challenges posed to the traditional methods of learning. “The education sector is changing everyday and in a few years, it is bound to experience a drastic change when students can literally shop online for the courses they want to study. That can pose a threat to traditional forms, but the paradigm shift in the scenario needs to be adapted to,” said Swati Mujumdar, director, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning and principal director of…

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