COMPENSATION

  • 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...
  • 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...