COMPENSATION

  • Government to introduce new insurance scheme for farmers soon 3 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Coming to the rescue of farmers, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday announced that a new insurance scheme for farmers will be introduced soon. The Lok Sabha on Tuesday took up the issue of compensation for farmers who have incurred heavy losses due to unseasonal rain. The issue...
  • Farmers Against Land Acquisition: Video Volunteer Report 22 hours 47 minutes ago

    From Ramgarh in Jharkhand to Godda in Odisha, farmers speak out against delay in compensation and the forceful acquisition of their land in the name of industrialization and development. Video volunteer community correspondents get us these reports. ...
  • Why Google pays its employees 'unfairly' Yesterday

    New Delhi: Considered one of the world's best companies to work for, why is it that search giant Google doesn't pay its employees fairly even as it continues to grow impressively without losing its best people to rivals? In his new book titled- Work Rules!- SVP of Google's People Operations...
  • Delhi government approves Rs 36 crore compensation funds for farmers 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday approved a Rs 36-crore compensation fund for the farmers hit by unseasonal rains and hailstorm in the national capital. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. According a senior official, the assessment of affected crops have been estimated...
  • Judge to issue warrants of attachment of Jan Shatabdi train if Railways fail to compensate farmers 5 days ago

    Shimla: Railway authorities are in a fix following orders passed by Additional District and Sessions Judge, Una, Mukesh Bansal, to issue warrants of attachment of Una-Delhi-Una Jan Shatabdi train from April 16 if Railways failed to pay compensation to two farmers of Dilwan village for acquiring their land. The orders were...
  • Supreme Court seeks Centre's response on plea against Land Ordinance 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the government's response on a plea of farmers' organisations challenging the legality of the fresh promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance. A bench of Justices JS Khehar and SA Bobde issued notice to the government asking it to file the reply within four...
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal announces compensation of Rs 20,000 for every acre of damaged crops to farmers April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 20,000 for every acre of damaged crops to farmers of the national capital affected by unseasonal rains. Kejriwal claimed that this was the largest compensation offered by any state government. While addressing a rally in West...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces compensation for farmers April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced a compensation of Rs 20,000 for per acre of damaged crops to farmers of the national capital and said his government will fulfill all the promises made by AAP in the run up to Delhi assembly polls. Addressing a rally at...
  • Centre to raise compensation limit for crop damage: Arun Jaitley March 29, 2015

    Bundi: The Centre will work with the state governments to raise the compensation limit for farmers affected by unseasonal rains and hailstorms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday. "The Prime Minister is deeply concerned about the loss to the farmers.... The government would raise the compensation limit to help the...
  • Delhi: 32-year-old man injured in road accident gets over Rs 22 lakh March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A 32-year-old man, who was grievously injured in a road accident involving a rashly driven truck, has been awarded a compensation of over Rs 22 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT). MACT Presiding Officer Manish Gupta directed Oriental Insurance Company Ltd, insurer of the offending truck,...
  • Paralysed Indian gets Rs 2.55 crore relief for road mishap in UAE March 20, 2015

    Dubai: A 30-year-old Indian in the UAE has been awarded over Rs 2.5 crore in compensation for a road accident which left him paralysed in 2013, three months after his marriage, local media reported on Friday. Aboobacker Palliyalil from Kerala, who was a newspaper vendor at the time of accident, was...
  • Immediately disburse Rs 5 lakh compensation to kin of 1984 riots victims: MHA to CMs December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday wrote to all the chief ministers asking them to immediately disburse compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. In a letter to the CMs, the Home Minister mentioned about the need for immediate release of...
  • SpiceJet set to send a financial revival plan to the Civil Aviation Ministry December 26, 2014

    The cash strapped airliner SpiceJet has been looking for investors to meet all outstading debts. The company will be submitting a revival plan to the government on Friday. ...
  • Malayalam actor Jagathy Sreekumar awarded a compensation of Rs 5.9 crore December 6, 2014

    Veteran Malayalam actor Jagathy Sreekumar has been awarded a compensation of Rs 5.9 crore after a major accident in 2012 virtually ended his career. The compensation was awarded after Jagathy's family and the private insurance company reached a dispute settlement. Since his accident, the actor who has acted in several hundred films,...
  • Centre agrees to hike compensation for Bhopal gas tragedy victims November 15, 2014

    Bhopal: The central government has agreed to increase the compensation for Bhopal gas tragedy victims, Amnesty International on Friday said and welcomed the move. The government also promised to revise the numbers of deaths and injuries, according to an Amnesty International statement. The government decision came following hunger strike by five...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: 30 years later, survivors cry for justice, seek more compensation November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Hundreds of survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy are at Delhi's Jantar Mantar demanding justice and additional compensation. Survivors which include mostly women and children are sitting on protest since November 9 saying they will remain at Jantar Mantar till the Narendra Modi government gives them...
  • Lufthansa Airlines to pay Rs 20 lakh to Indian passenger for downgrading his ticket November 5, 2014

    Chennai: A 70 year-old businessman has been awarded Rs 20 lakh as compensation by State Consumer Redressal Commission after a German airline downgraded his ticket during his flight from Frankfurt four years ago. Complainant Shiv Prakash Goenka had contended that he had opted for Business class travel in Lufthansa Airlines for...
  • Karnataka Labour Department asks US IT firm to pay Rs 12.5 lakh to techie for sacking her November 5, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka Labour Department has ordered a US-based IT firm to compensate a woman employee on grounds of 'illegally' terminating her services without providing valid reasons and for allegedly causing harassment. The techie had approached the Labour department on Karnataka Women's Commission's direction, and after hearing the case, the department...
  • Delhi: Man hit by DTC bus to get over Rs 1.6 lakh compensation November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A man, who suffered injuries after being hit by a rashly-driven DTC bus, has been awarded over Rs 1.6 lakh compensation by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT). The tribunal directed United India Insurance Company Ltd, with which the bus was insured, to pay Rs 1,60,900 as compensation...
  • Election Commission asks MHA to explain on compensation for 1984 riots October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday asked the Home Ministry to explain its decision to give a fresh compensation of Rs five lakh to the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims considering that the Model Code of Conduct is in force in Delhi because of the upcoming by-polls. The EC has written...
  • Delhi: L-G announces Rs 1 crore compensation to slain constable's family October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lt Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung on Wednesday announced Rs 1 Crore compensation to the next of kin of the Delhi Police Constable Jagbir, who was shot dead by criminals on Monday. The Delhi Police constable was shot dead by criminals in Delhi's Vijay Vihar area. Mourning...
  • Delhi: Employer asked to pay compensation of over Rs 60 K to minor maid October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Upholding an order of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), a Delhi court has asked an employer to pay a compensation of Rs 60,840 to a minor maid for making her work for eight months without wages. "I have no hesitation in holding that the Child Welfare Committee was...
  • Indian diplomat's daughter wins $225,000 settlement from New York City September 20, 2014

    New York: An Indian diplomat's daughter who was suspended, arrested and forced to spend a day in jail during her senior year in February 2011 on cyberbullying charges, has won a $225,000 settlement from New York City. The settlement agreement, approved by Manhattan federal judge John Koetl, also praised Krittika Biswas,...
  • Odisha government directed to pay compensation by court September 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: About 16 years after seven students had met their watery grave when Hirakud dam authorities had released water without prior warning, a local court directed Odisha government to pay compensation of Rs 25 lakh along with interest to each of the families. The Civil Judge (Senior Division), Bhubaneswar, Sangram Keshari...
  • Bags destroyed by rats during journey; Railways to pay Rs 15,000 August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum here which directed it to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train. New Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by C K Chaturvedi,...
  • Govt to provide relief to families of victims of silicosis August 6, 2014

    National Human Rights Commission has recommended Jharkhand Government to pay Rs 4 lakh each to the next of kin of 24 deceased workers who contracted silicosis due to inaction of the enforcement agencies of the state government. The Commission has asked Jharkhand Government's Chief Secretary to submit a compliance report along...
  • Air India to pay Rs 15,000 for loss of flyer's bag during flight August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A consumer forum in New Delhi has directed Air India to pay Rs 15,000 to a man for loss of his baggage during a flight from Kolkata to Delhi, saying it was imperfect and deficient in rendering services. New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by CK Chaturvedi,...
  • Compensation given to relatives of terror victims is too small: Bombay High Court July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday expressed dismay over the quantum of compensation (Rs 3 lakh) paid by the Centre to the families of those killed in terror attacks or bomb blasts, saying the amount was paltry. "If the sole bread winner dies in a...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 20, 2014

    This week's Citizen Journalist Show puts spotlight on issues affecting citizens from across the country. This episode features story of a rape victims fight for compensation to a story highlighting the plight of malaria survivors in Tripura. We also have a story of a young female mountaineers journey to Europe's...
  • Mumbai: Wait ends, fireman's family gets assurance for job, compensation July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Chief Fire Officer on Saturday gave a written assurance to the firefighter's family that the compensation that has been promised will be given to them. As demanded by the family members, the deceased's wife Shubhangi Ivalekar has also been promised a job as per her qualification. The assurance...