Compensation

  • 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...
  • Mumbai fire: 15 lakh compensation for the relatives of the deceased July 19, 2014

    A massive fire broke out in Mumbai on Friday at a business centre. It took nearly eight hours for fire officials to douse the blaze. One firefighter lost his life and six others were seriously injured. Fire officials said that many building norms were flouted which in turn trapped many...
  • PIL seeks Rs 20 lakh compensation in minor girl's drowning case July 15, 2014

    A PIL has been filed in Madras High Court seeking Rs 20 lakh compensation for the family of a 12yearold girl from Jharkhand who drowned after falling into a drainagecumrainwater canal last month in Vellore. The first bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice MM Sundresh issued a...
  • GAIL hands over Rs 3.89 crore relief for blast victims June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Staterun gas utility GAIL on Sunday handed over a cheque of Rs.3.89 crore to the East Godavari district collector for paying compensation to families of the victims of its gas pipeline blast two days ago in Andhra Pradesh. "The disbursement of compensation to the individual eligible beneficiaries will begin...
  • Chennai building collapse: Chandrababu Naidu announces exgratia for Telugu victims June 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday announced an exgratia of Rs five lakh each to the relatives of Telugu workers who were killed in a building collapse in Chennnai. Naidu, who reviewed the building collapse incident with officials here, has asked state minister K Mrinalini to rush...
  • Uttarakhand floods: CM announces jobs, Rs 2 lakh each to families of victims June 17, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has announced jobs for the next of kin of each victim from the state killed in the flash flood tragedy of last year along with additional assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the affected families. The announcement was made on Monday on behalf of Chief Minister Harish...
  • A year after Uttarakhand tragedy, victims still face government's apathy June 15, 2014

    Parori/Devali: Even a year after the Uttarakhand floods, the scars of those whose lives and livelihood were devastated by the tragedy have not yet healed. It's not just the loss of life and livelihood, the victims have to also put up with the government apathy. The horrific images of are...
  • MP government gives Rs 1.5 lakh to family of man killed by tiger June 5, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has given Rs 1.50 lakh compensation to the family of a 22yearold man who was killed by a tiger in Khitauli range of Bandhavgarh tiger reserve. Ramesh Bhumia, from Medra village in Barhi tehsil of Katni district, was killed in the tiger attack on May 27. A sum of...
  • Two boys drown in river in Bhojpur June 4, 2014

    Two boys drowned in a river under Koilwar police station area in Bihar's Bhojpur district on Wednesday. The two boys, 12yearold Sonu and 13yearold Sahil were drowned after they slipped into deep water while bathing in the Sone river, Sadar SubDivisional Officer (SDO) Anil Kumar said. The bodies were retrieved. The...
  • Two kids killed in Mahakaleshwar temple after a tree falls on them June 2, 2014

    Two children were killed and another was injured after a tree fell over them at the famous Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain, the police said. The incident took place on Sunday evening when an old neem tree suddenly fell over the kids who were sitting under it after praying at the Mahakaleshwar...
  • District administration identifies five more Muzaffarnagar riots victims June 2, 2014

    Five more victims have been identified in the Muzaffarnagar riots and the district authorities have decided to provide a compensation of Rs 13 lakh to their families, officials said on Monday. "Five more persons, namely Sukhan, Nazim Safi, Shakooran, Zarifan, Andaman, have been identified as riot victims and their families would...
  • 'Wish the government was more sensitive to families of martyrs' May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Seven years after she lost her soldier husband in an encounter, Bangalore resident Subhashini is now all set to get a piece of land which was promised to her as compensation back then. This comes after the Central government intervened in the matter and asked the Karnataka government to...
  • Martyr's widow to get land as compensation after a long wait of 7 years May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Seven years after she lost her soldier husband in an encounter, Bangalore resident Suhasini is now all set to get a piece of land which was promised to her as compensation back then. This comes after the Central government intervened in the matter and asked the Karnataka government to...
  • Speeding truck crushes motorcyclist, pillion rider to death May 29, 2014

    A motorcyclist and the pillion rider were crushed to death under the wheels of a truck on Kathijoria bridge in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Wednesday, police sources said. One of the victims was identified as Kader Kisku, a resident of Amrapara village under Shikaripara police station in the district, the sources...
  • Western Railway asked to pay Rs 4 lakh to parents of postGodhra riot victim May 14, 2014

    Vadodara: The Railway Claims Tribunal has ordered Western Railway to pay Rs 4 lakhs to the parents of a youth, who was allegedly killed in an attack at Vadodara railway station on February 27, 2002, in the wake of postGodhra riots. The tribunal's bench in Ahmedabad recently ordered General Manager, WR,...
  • Naxal attack in Bastar affects ambulance services in the district April 14, 2014

    The recent Naxal attack on an ambulance carrying CRPF personnel has affected the emergency van services in insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The emergency ambulance services, 108 Sanjeevani and 102 Mahtari express, have stopped in some highly sensitive pockets of Bijapur, Dantewada, Sukma and Bastar districts due to security reasons since...
  • Fire kills 3 children, over dozen cattle April 11, 2014

    Three children and over a dozen cattle were killed in fire that engulfed 15 huts in village Aliapur, police said on Friday. The incident took place last night when fire broke out in a hut and spread in other huts too, they said. Three children including Rohit (5), Diwarilal (2) and Shiawati...
  • UP government announces Rs 5 lakh compensation each to Muzaffarnagar rape victims April 1, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday announced a compensation of Rs five lakh each to seven women, who were raped during Muzaffarnagar riots. The state government has decided to give Rs five lakh each, to seven rape victims in Muzaffarnagar district, official sources said. The government has also decided to consider...
  • Indian wins $272,000 payout in Dubai March 31, 2014

    A court in Dubai has awarded one million dirhams (or $272,257) to an Indian expatriate as compensation after a car accident left him paralysed, a daily reported on Monday. Identified as A.K., the man was travelling in a car from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah in 2012 when he met with the...
  • Samsung mobile head JK Shin earns more than Apple's Tim Cook March 31, 2014

    Seoul: Head of Samsung Electronics Co's mobile business, JK Shin, received a $5.8 million compensation package last year, beating the paycheck of his counterpart at US rival Apple Inc, the South Korean firm said on Monday in its first such disclosure under new regulations. The world's biggest technology company by revenue...
  • MP government to give Rs 10 lakh to kin of jawans killed in Naxal attack March 12, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday announced compensation of Rs 10 lakh each for the kin of the three jawans from the state who were killed in the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh. The government directed the collectors of Satna, Morena and Anuppur districts to perform the last rites of the martyred jawans...
  • Unseasonal rains spell doom for Maharashtra farmers, drive them to commit suicide March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Unseasonal rain and hailstorm in the last fortnight has destroyed crops across lakhs of hectares of land in Maharashtra and left behind hapless farmers wading through ruined crops and facing huge losses. "Everything is gone, I had taken so much care of my crops but nothing is left," said a...
  • Dead officer's family attacks Defence Ministry over naval accidents March 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The family Lieutenant Commander Kapish Muwal, who died in the INS Sindhuratna mishap, has launched a scathing attack on the Defence Secretary after another officer died in the INS Kolkata tragedy on Friday. Lieutenant Commander Muwal's brother criticised the Indian Navy saying that there were more civilian contractors than defence...