Mama Nature: Can we request a recess?

rain-road-20120824-00100Mama nature, in her usual seasonal lactation in Monsoon, blessed us with plenty of rain last week. Official Monsoon has yet to arrive or has it already? Weather dept. was warning early date of monsoon this year but, in usual habit, no one trust them as they are more consistent in being far from accurate. Religious tourism went on as usual without any heed to warning. Local administration was also caught in surprise by the sudden ferocity of so-called pre-monsoon rain. Continue reading

Waterlogging damages cars, residents win claim

The car dealer claimed that the engine stalled since the car was taken on a flooded road. The dealer said the damage was caused due to ingestion of water through the intake system, which is not covered under warranty.
After studying the case, the Forum observed that the insurance company was liable to indemnify the client against loss or damage caused due to “flood, typhoon, hurricane, storm, inundation” and other factors. Hence, the Forum upheld the claim made by the complainant. It directed the insurance company to pay Rs 1.76 lakh to the complainant along with interest at the rate of 18 per cent per annum from the date of filing the complaint, and Rs 7,000 as cost of litigation. (See: