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Drought-hit Karnataka seeks farm insurance date extended


July 20th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 20 (IANS) Drought-hit Karnataka Friday sought an extension of the national agricultural insurance scheme for farmers who availed loans as well as those did not."As the state is ... Read more...

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Swabhimaanya rolls out insurance schemes for domestic help


February 20th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) In a bid to provide insurance schemes for the bottom-of-the-pyramid clientele, financial inclusion company Swabhimaanya Monday rolled out insurance cover starting with premiums as low ... Read more...

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Banks’ non-performing assets may rise: Assocham


August 14th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Non-performing assets (NPAs) of banks are likely to go up as lending to certain sectors like telecom, airlines and agriculture might turn into bad loans, ... Read more...

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India’s rich keen to give back to society: Buffet, Gates


March 25th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) India's rich, with at least 50 dollar-billionaires, are more than willing to give back to the society in philanthropy, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and ... Read more...

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Gates, Buffet in Indian capital with their ‘Giving Pledge’


March 24th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Two of the world's richest people, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and legendary investor Warren Buffett, arrived in the Indian capital Thursday to a packed ... Read more...

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Authorities sent notices on Madhya Pradesh farmer suicides


January 12th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 12 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission Wednesday served notices to collectors and superintendents of police of all districts of the state regarding rising farmer suicides, an official said."Seeing ... Read more...

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Crop insurance must reach farmers, Chouhan says after suicides


January 12th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 12 (IANS) Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Wednesday termed as unfortunate the six farmer suicides in a month in Madhya Pradesh, and said he would make sure the benefits ... Read more...

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Aurangabad cotton farmers demand compensation for rain-damaged crops


November 11th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Abdul HadiAurangabad, Nov.11 (ANI): Farmers in Maharashtra's Aurangabad District demanded compensation after the incessant rainfall destroyed cotton crops in the surrounding villages.They have also demanded a safety net."We just want ... Read more...

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Munda government sacks 40 engineers


September 11th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 11 (IANS) The newly sworn-in Arjun Munda government in Jharkhand Saturday terminated services of 40 engineers on graft charges and implemented the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission for the ... Read more...

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New ULIP norms will build investor confidence: Pranab


September 1st, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said the new norms for unit-linked insurance plans (ULIPs) which kicked in Wednesday are aimed at building investor confidence. "Reforms are not static, ... Read more...

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Mukherjee asks insurance industry to reach general masses


June 8th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, June 8 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday asked insurance industry to give more focus to generate the required level of awareness about the benefits of insurance to rural ... Read more...

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LeapFrog plans $30 mn investment in Indian insurance companies


March 29th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) LeapFrog Investments, the world's first micro-insurance fund, Monday said it plans to invest $30 million in Indian insurance and financial services companies which have strong distribution platforms. Micro-insurance ... Read more...

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450 government schemes named after three people: Advani


March 3rd, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) What is in a name, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani asked Wednesday, taking objection to government schemes and institutions being named after members ... Read more...

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Future Generali Life to infuse Rs.150 crore additional capital


January 12th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Private life insurer Future Generali Life Insurance, which has an equity base of Rs.667 crore, plans to infuse another Rs.150 crore by March and partner with a sister ... Read more...

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Industry body seeks changes in new direct tax code


October 10th, 2009 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) An industry body Saturday urged the government to remove some provisions in the Direct Tax Code draft, especially those taxing capital gains arising on indirect transfer ... Read more...

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India’s mental health system grossly inadequate: experts (Oct 10 is World Mental Health Day)


October 10th, 2009 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) As many as 20 million Indians are believed to be suffering from mental illnesses, but there are only 3,500 psychiatrists and 1,500 psychiatric nurses to ... Read more...

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Chola MS ties up with Tamil Nadu banks to sell insurance


October 6th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 6 (IANS) Private non-life insurer Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Tuesday announced a tie-up with Tamil Nadu State Cooperative Bank to sell its products through two district cooperative banks. Chola MS hopes ... Read more...

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Govt. plans a new National Agriculture Insurance Scheme for farmers


August 4th, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.4 (ANI): The UPA Government is preparing a new National Agriculture Insurance Scheme to make it more inclusive for farmers of the country.Union Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar ... Read more...

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Restrict medical insurance to accredited hospitals: quality council


August 27th, 2008 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Soon, people will need to avail treatment only at accredited hospitals if they want to claim medical insurance benefits, if the Quality Council of India (QCI) has ... Read more...

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Insurance schemes for women, rural poor get Rs.15 bn


July 31st, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The government Thursday released Rs.15 billion for augmenting two schemes of the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) targeted at women and rural landless households. Of this, Rs.10 billion ... Read more...

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4 crore farmers to reap benefit from loan waiver: Chidambaram


February 29th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 29 (ANI): Announcing one of the major relief to those affected by the prevailing agrarian debt crisis, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday told the Lok Sabha that ... Read more...

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