Scheme for NRIs
Kochi, July 21 (PTI): An enrolment centre for the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana, a pension and insurance scheme launched in May for overseas Indians, was opened here today.
ion minister for overseas Indian affairs Vayalar Ravi said under the scheme the ministry would contribute for a five-year period or till the workers returned, whichever was earlier. The workers will get a minimum of Rs 33,000 on their return, he said. The scheme has been designed for overseas Indian workers in emigration-check-required countries.
Chennai (PTI): DMK chief M. Karunanidhi was briefly admitted to a private hospital here on Saturday after complaining of stomachache.
Chennai: Three schoolteachers were arrested on Saturday after a student accused them of caning him and making him lick his urine. The Class IX alleged that on Wednesday he repeatedly sought permission to go to the toilet but, instead, the trio beat him up, made him urinate beneath a tree and then lick it. A preliminary inquiry confirmed caning but the charge of licking the urine was found to be false.
Dehradun (PTI): A CBI court has rejected the bail application of yoga practitioner Ramdev’s close aide Balkrishna and remanded him in judicial custody for nine days in a fake document case.
Indore (PTI): A special CBI court has framed charges against all the five accused, including Zahida Parvez, in the Shehla Masood murder case. Zahida is accused of murdering the Bhopal-based RTI activist for her “closeness” with a BJP MLA. Zahida has been charged of murder under Section 302 and criminal conspiracy under Section 120B of the IPC.
Srinagar (PTI): The Centre has sanctioned road and bridge projects worth Rs 1,248 crore for Jammu and Kashmir. Chief minister Omar Abdullah said the projects would help open up remote areas for economic betterment.