Relief Fund

  • No objection to assistance from PM, CM's relief fund: EC 19-03-2014 05:02 PM

    Election Commission of India on Wednesday said it has no objection in the release of funds from Prime Minister's or Chief Minister's relief fund for the purpose of medical treatment of patients. However, it said that it should be ensured that beneficiaries or patients are selected by the concerned government...
  • Jharkhand compensates Rs 5 lakh to kin of 36 Uttarakhand floods victims 11-01-2014 07:54 AM

    The Jharkhand government on Friday handed over Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of 36 victims of the June 2013 Uttarakhand disaster. "Chief Minister Hemant Soren handed over Rs.5 lakh each to the kin of 36 people who died in the the Uttarakhand disaster at a solemn programme held...
  • BJP demands all party panel to oversee Uttarakhand relief package 11-12-2013 02:24 PM

    BJP has demanded formation of an all-party monitoring committee to oversee spending of Rs 7,346 crore package sanctioned by the Centre for relief and rehabilitation of flood-hit Uttarakhand. An all-party monitoring committee was needed to prevent any embezzlement of funds meant for the rehabilitation of victims of the June tragedy,...
  • Centre sanctions Rs 7,346 crore for flood-hit Uttarakhand 10-12-2013 09:29 AM

    A Cabinet Committee headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday sanctioned Rs 7,346 crore for the relief and rehabilitation of flood-hit Uttarakhand. The decision was taken during a meeting held at the Prime Minister's official residence in New Delhi, according to a statement issued by the state government in...
  • Lord Paul praises handling of cyclone Phailin, to contribute Rs 25 lakh 13-10-2013 01:49 PM

    Lord Swraj Paul on Sunday praised the Indian authorities for their superb handling of Cyclone Phailin and announced a contribution of Rs 25 lakhs for relief and rehabilitation of the affected people. "The efforts of the state and central authorities, including the defence forces, to limit the casualties was truly...
  • IAF donates Rs 8.3 crore in PM's relief fund for rehabilitation of Uttarakhand flood victims 09-10-2013 03:15 PM

    After having rescued over 23,000 people in disaster-hit Uttarakhand, the Indian Air Force has now contributed for their rehabilitation by donating Rs 8.33 crore in the Prime Minister's relief fund. The amount was collected by IAF through donation of a day's salary by its over 1.7 lakh officers and men...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Andaman ~~amp; Nicobar residents contribute Rs 2.19 cr 01-08-2013 03:47 PM

    People of Andaman and Nicobar Islands have contributed over Rs 2 crore to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund for Uttarakhand relief and rehabilitation. Officials said the Union Territory's Lt Governor Lt Gen (Retd) A K Singh handed over an amount of Rs 2.19 crore for the Prime Minister's National...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Government school students contribute Rs 65,000 to PM relief fund 29-07-2013 02:03 AM

    Students of a government school in Jalandhar have contributed Rs 65,000 to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund for helping people affected by the Uttarakhand floods. "Students have raised a fund of Rs 65,000 with the help of teachers to contribute to the ongoing relief work in Uttarakhand," Amarjeet Kumar, a...
  • Pranab to donate one month's salary for flood victims 23-06-2013 04:10 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee wilL donate his one month's salary for the victims of flood-ravaged Uttarakhand. The President has asked the department concerned to send his one month's salary to Uttarakhand Chief Minister's relief fund, official sources said here on Thursday. The monthly salary of the President is Rs...
  • CISF to contribute 1 day's salary for Uttarakhand victims 23-06-2013 01:52 AM

    New Delhi: More than 1.35 lakh personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Friday announced that they would contribute a day's salary to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to assist those affected by the Uttarakhand devastation. CISF Director General Rajiv had written to the Prime Minister Office (PMO)...
  • Full text: PM's statement after an aerial survey of Uttarakhand 19-06-2013 07:14 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, along with Congress President Sonia Gandhi, conducted aerial survey of Uttarakhand on Wednesday to asses the damage that has been caused due to torrential rains, which have led to massive landslides and floods in the northern state. Following is the text of Prime Minister...
  • Uttarakhand: PM announces Rs 145 cr as immediate relief 19-06-2013 06:59 PM

    Dehradun: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, along with Congress President Sonia Gandhi, conducted aerial survey of Uttarakhand on Wednesday to asses the damage that has been caused due to torrential rains, which have led to massive landslides and floods in the northern state. PM Manmohan also announced Rs 145 crores as...
  • Punjab demands hike in state disaster relief fund 14-05-2013 03:15 AM

    New Delhi: Punjab on Monday demanded that the Centre should double the amount of compensation given under State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) for crop damaged beyond 50 per cent. The present limit of the compensation is Rs 6,000 per hectare. Keeping in view the rising input costs in agriculture and...
  • Maharashtra drought: Next 2 months very difficult, says CM 18-04-2013 10:59 PM

    Mumbai: Describing the next two months as a very difficult period for the drought-affected areas of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said the state government was making all efforts to ensure adequate water supply to the affected areas. "Our water tankers will reach all villages and hamlets facing...
  • Assam flood relief fund misused: Human Rights panel 23-07-2012 08:48 AM

    Guwahati: There is no end to the fight for survival due to the floods in Assam where over 75 people have died so far. An RTI query has now revealed that Rs 11,000 crore has been allocated for flood relief since 2005 and the Assam Human Rights Commission will now...
  • Puducherry: 6 years and no aid for 100 students 31-03-2012 03:31 PM

    Puducherry: About 100 students from coastal villages in neighbouring Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu, studying in schools in Puducherry, have not been getting their educational allowance from the Tsunami Relief sanctioned by PMO for the past six years, a children's rights movement said in Puducherry on Saturday. MA Segar, convenor...
  • Flash floods in quake-hit Sikkim, 116 dead 22-09-2011 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: Just days after a massive earthquake hit Sikkim, the northeastern state was on Thursday hit by flash floods. The flash floods hit Lachung, located in north Sikkim district near China border, damaging at least two houses, including one Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) camp. As many as 100 people...
  • Jaya defends Paramakudi police firing 11-09-2011 07:28 PM

    Chennai: Defending the police firing at Paramakudi in Ramanthapuram district in which three persons were killed on Sunday, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa blamed some people for disrupting law and order "for their own political gains." "The protesters indulged in large-scale violence and torched police vehicles. Police opened fire in self defense...
  • Obama pledges federal help for Irene recovery 05-09-2011 01:07 PM

    Paterson: US President Barack Obama stood on a bridge overlooking the rain-swollen and fast-rushing Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey's third-largest city, and said on Sunday that the federal government would work to rebuild towns recovering from Hurricane Irene's wrath. The Passaic, which had washed over the bridge, swept through...
  • Stefani donates $1 mn to Japan relief 24-03-2011 12:30 PM

    Singer Gwen Stefani has donated $1 million for relief efforts in Japan. She will also sell a limited edition of T-shirts to raise more money. Contactmusic.com reports that Stefani has given the amount to Save the Children's Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund. "I've been inspired by Japan for many...
  • RTI application reveals misuse of CM's relief fund 24-05-2008 11:38 AM

    Former IPL chief Lalit Modi insisted that there was no conflict of interest till he was there in the IPL. ...
  • Impact: Hyd hospitals under scanner for fund scam 01-05-2008 11:06 AM

    New Delhi: Robin Uthappa has been included in the India squad for the one-off Twenty20 International against South Africa, to be played on March 30 at Johannesburg. The 26-year-old is the only change from the squad selected for the Asia Cup, with senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar, who does not play...
  • Maharashtra CM fund relief for clubs, kabaddi 14-03-2008 10:18 PM

    London: Former England cricket captain and legendary all-rounder Ian Botham on Wednesday accused the ICC of being soft on corruption in the past and asked the governing body to be more proactive in its approach to deal the menace. The former great pointed out that the conviction of the former...