Monday, August 10, 2020


Woman dupes Odisha doctor, another person of lakhs of rupees

BHUBANESWAR:A 28-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly cheating two persons of lakhs of rupees. The victims included a retired homoeopathic doctor in Odisha's Angul district, the police said on Saturday.

IMA writes to PM as 196 doctors succumb to Covid in India

NEW DELHI:Disturbed by incidences of doctors not receiving proper beds and treatments after getting infected with Covid-19, the Indian Medical Association has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday to draw his attention.

Karnataka to provide relief aid in flood-hit districts

BENGALURU:The Karnataka government would provide Rs 10,000 immediate relief to families affected by heavy rains and flooding in districts across coastal, central and southern areas of the state, an official said on Thursday.

Punjab Govt to bring new categories in Govt & Non-Govt sectors into health insurance cover

CHANDIGARH:While extending the Ayushman Bharat – Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (AB-SSBY) for one year, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday decided to bring state government employees/pensioners and employees of non-government organized sectors, including private sector/boards and corporations, into the fold of the health insurance cover.

Committee on Public Undertakings to examine AAI, NBCC among others

NEW DELHI:The Committee on Public Undertakings has selected subjects for examination during the year 2020-21, informed the Lok Sabha Secretariat. It was decided at their sitting held on July 29.

Discharged Goa BJP MLA tests Covid positive again; admitted

PANAJI:A ruling BJP MLA Clafasio Dias who had been discharged from a designated COVID-19 hospital here earlier this week, tested positive for coronavirus again and is undergoing treatment for a pulmonary condition at a top government health facility, an official said on Friday.

All private healthcare establishments to provide treatment to referred COVID-19 patients

CHANDIGARH:In view to ensure healthcare services to the COVID-19 patients, the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government has directed the all Private Hospitals/Nursing Home/ Clinics for tertiary care (HDU & ICU) under the Epidemic Disease Act 1897 (COVID-19 Regulation 2020), referred by the Health Department.

Trump administration reviews DACA, to reject new applications

WASHINGTON:The Donald Trump administration in the US said on Tuesday it is reviewing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and will reject new applications.

Senate Republicans unveil $1tn COVID-19 relief proposal

WASHINGTON:US Senate Republicans have unveiled their $1 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal, which includes a reduction in federal unemployment benefits, another round of $1,200 direct payments to individuals and liability protection for businesses and schools.

Govt money fully reaching people now: S-G to SC

NEW DELHI:Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, explaining the Centre's welfare schemes during the Covid-19 pandemic, informed the Supreme Court that today that every one rupee from the Centre now fully reaches the people, while in contrast, earlier only 15 paise for every rupee used to reach the people.

Punjab govt extends deadline for farmers till August 5 to register for Sarbat Health Insurance

CHANDIGARH: To bring 9.5 lakh farmers and their families into the ambit of the health insurance cover under the ‘Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana for the year 2020-21, the state government has extended the last date to submit the applications under this scheme till August 5, 2020.

Nursing staff strike in Patna AIIMS adds to patients woes

PATNA:At least 400 nursing staff at the Patna AIIMS have gone on strike, adding to the hospital administration's problems in managing the treatment of patients in this coronavirus crisis situation, officials said on Thursday.

Never been a better time to invest in India: Modi

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called upon the US industry to take advantage of the scale, opportunities and recent reforms in India by investing in sectors as diverse as space and healthcare.

CONFED writes to FM over dumping of 3 PSU insurers' merger

CHENNAI:The objective of the central government of profitable growth and improved solvency of three public sector general insurance companies could be achieved by merging them, said the National Confederation of General Insurers' Officers Associations (CONFED).

10 Important Policies every Start-up Owner Should Have If You Are Running a Business in India

To move away from under the wings of an employer and starting your own business is a dream for many. We have heard the success stories of many startups that started small and made it big, like Uber, Airbnb, etc. However, on the other side, there are also many startups that tanked.

Punjab CM okays health insurance cover for 9.5 lakh farming families for 2020-21 , up from around 5 lakh in previous year

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday gave the go-ahead to bringing a total of 9.5 lakh farmers and their families into the ambit of the health insurance cover under the ‘Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana for the year 2020-21, as against around 5 lakh covered in the previous year.

Lucknow girl stuns all with 100% marks in CBSE

LUCKNOW: Getting hundred per cent marks in examinations is no mean feat but Divyanshi Jain of Lucknow has done the impossible. She has scored 600 marks out of 600 in the CBSE class 12 examinations.

Paytm enters general insurance sector, acquires Raheja QBE

NEW DELHI:Leading digital payments platform Paytm along with its founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma on Monday announced the acquisition of Mumbai-based private sector general insurance company Raheja QBE, to democratize general insurance services in the country.

Dubey case: Borders sealed, abandoned cars queer pitch

LUCKNOW:Even as gangster Vikas Dubey continues to elude the state police, the Uttar Pradesh police has stepped up its efforts to nab the man who is the main accused in the killing of eight police personnel in Kanpur on Frida

Indian origin cardiologist to pay $400K to settle false billing allegation

NEW YORK:  An Indian origin cardiologist and the administrator of her company have agreed to pay $400,000 to settle allegations that they submitted irregular billings to Medicare, the government health insurance programme for senior citizens, according to officials.

Majithia suffering from 'Randhawa Phobia': Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today categorically rejected the allegations levelled by an ex Akali minister regarding preferring a particular company for providing insurance cover to the employees of the cooperation sector and said that the akali leader seems to be suffering from 'Randhawa Phobia' and visualuzes Randhawa even in his dreams. So much so that even during the corona crisis, the akali leaders are settling personal scores by leveling allegations of false and baseless nature.

K'taka Cong for all-party panel to monitor Covid work

BENGALURU:Alarmed over the rising Covid cases in Karnataka, the opposition Congress has urged the state government to set up an all-party committee to monitor the fight against the pandemic spread.

PIA loses millions in special flights ticketing scam

ISLAMABAD:After dubious licenses scandal involving pilots, another scam hit the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) with its officials making about 8 million PKR in the sale of tickets for special flights to Europe.

Now, a 'Bima Mandi' for rural insurance products

MUMBAI:A new startup venture, 'Bima Mandi' hopes to digitize and provide access to insurance and financial services for those living in rural areas, the promoters said here on Saturday.

US economy to grow more slowly than hoped: Fed official

WASHINGTON:The US economy is expected to grow more slowly than it was hoped months ago as the country was still struggling to stop the community spread of COVID-19, a senior Federal Reserve official said.

LIC unions urge FM not to divest

CHENNAI:Three unions in Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) representing officers, field workers and class III employees on Saturday said the move to sell equity of the insurer will impact the economy and vulnerable sections of the Indian people.

'JGU partners upGrad to launch MBA in digital finance & banking

NEW DELHI:The Jindal Global Business School and Jindal School of Banking & Finance of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in Sonipat, Haryana has announced the launch of an MBA degree in Digital Finance and Banking (DFB) delivered in a blended learning mode in partnership with ed-tech company upGrad.

Pre-bid meeting held to insure Ayushman Bharat-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna

CHANDIGARH:Pre-bid meeting was held today under the chairmanship of CEO, State Health Agency Punjab Mr. Kumar Rahul for selection of Insurance Company to insure Ayushman Bharat-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna.

Why not give insurance cover for mental illness: SC to Centre, IRDA

NEW DELHI: Amid the raging debate over the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who is alleged to have been depressed before his apparently died by suicide on June 14, Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) on a PIL seeking direction to all insurance companies to extend medical insurance for treatment of mental illness.

Why not give insurance cover for mental illness: SC to Centre, IRDA

NEW DELHI:Amid the raging debate over the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who is alleged to have been depressed before his apparent suicide on Jube 14, Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) on a PIL seeking direction to all insurance companies to extend medical insurance for treatment of mental illness.

Delhi man hires juvenile to kill him so family gets insurance money

NEW DELHI:A man here hired a juvenile to kill him so that his family could get claim his insurance money, police said on Monday.
The body of ration shop owner Gaurav Bansal, 37, was found hanging from a tree near Kheri Baba Pul in Ranhola area of outer Delhi on June 10.

K'taka to utilise pvt hospitals to treat Covid: Minister

BENGALURU:Private hospitals will also be roped in to treat Covid patients at government fixed costs in Karnataka, said a minister on Monday.
Decision will be soon made on roping in private hospitals to treat Covid patients," said Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar.

Bank union seeks fixing limits for cheque bounce

CHENNAI:The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) has suggested fixing of financial limits for attracting the criminal provisions relating to bouncing of cheques in the Negotiable Instruments Act instead of the decriminisalising the offence.

Priyanka defends jailed UP Congress chief

NEW DELHI:Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has defended Uttar Pradesh party president Ajay Kumar Lallu, who is in judicial custody for an alleged forged list of buses which Priyanka had promised to the state government for ferrying migrants last month.

Priyanka Gandhi's secretary seeks anticipatory bail

LUCKNOW:Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's personal secretary, Sandeep Singh, approached the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday, seeking anticipatory bail in a case filed against him by the Uttar Pradesh government.

SBI to divest 2.1% stake in SBI Life

NEW DELHI:The State Bank of India will divest 2.1 per cent stake in SBI Life to achieve the minimum public shareholding of 25 per cent.
In a regulatory filing, SBI said that it proposes to sell up to 2.10 crore shares of SBI Life. The floor price for the sale shall be Rs 725 per equity share.

Former Andhra minister Atchannaidu arrested in ESI scam

AMRAVATI:Andhra Pradesh's Anti-Corruption Bureau on Friday arrested former minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLA K.Atchannaidu in connection with his alleged involvement in the ESI scam.

Offences proposed to be decriminalised are not venial breaches: Experts

CHENNAI: While welcoming the intent of the central government to decriminalise minor offences, experts are of the view that the government is whittling down the select penal provisions under various laws governing the players in the financial sector.

RS polls: BJP nominees no match to Kharge, Gowda in assets




An all pervasive web of control over Pak state, society & economy

ISLAMABAD:It is often said that Pakistan or Toxicistan's destiny has been shaped by the three As - Allah, (Pak) Army and America - and this is as valid today as it was 60 or 70 years ago. On Tuesday, Pakistan continued in its errant ways, resorting to heavy shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, prompting strong retaliation by the Indian Army. Even as it keeps India busy on the borders, it goes about its daily business of running its business with great elan.