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Govt orders Rs 50,000 ex gratia for kin of Covid victims

The ministry of home affairs (MHA) on Tuesday issued an order for ex gratia of Rs 50,000 for next to kin of those who died of COVID-19.   Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters The ministry, in......

Kin of Covid suicide cases entitled to ex gratia: Govt

Family members of people who committed suicide within 30 days of being diagnosed with Covid-19 will be entitled to Rs 50,000 ex gratia assistance as per the guidelines, the Centre told the Supreme......

Centre gets pat on back from SC on ex gratia for Covid victims' kin

The Supreme Court on Thursday appreciated the Centre's step to grant ex gratia assistance to the kin of those who died due to Covid-19 saying it has to take judicial notice of the fact that what......

'They took everything they could find'

'Anything that couldn't be stolen they destroyed.' Saloni Dhumne and Atreya Raghavan speak to members of the Indian community in Durban -- the largest congregation of Indians outside India -- who......

Can't pay Rs 4 lakh aid to COVID-19 victims' kin: Centre to SC

The Centre has told the Supreme Court that ex-gratia compensation of Rs 4 lakh cannot be paid to the families of those who have died of COVID-19 as it is beyond fiscal affordability and the......

Employee vaccination spending may not classify as CSR, says Centre

Many firms are learnt to have approached ministries such as finance, corporate affairs and even health, seeking approval for the deployment of CSR funds to vaccinate their employees. The Centre is......

COVID-19 crisis: How India's small businesses will survive

'Their dharma propels them to pay their workers; otherwise, they know the boys would starve.''At the same time they will not allow their business to suffer,' observes Dr Sudhir Bisht. Kindly note......

How India Inc is making the most of PM-CARES

'As long as there is PM-CARES, it's money that will do the talking,' notes Kanika Datta. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com< Corporate India may be wallowing in forced inactivity, but its......

SBI commits 0.25% of FY20 profit to help fight COVID-19

The fund used to fight the coronavirus pandemic will be spent from CSR funds. The country's biggest lender State Bank of India on Monday said it will provide 0.25 per cent of its annual profit for......

Why govt has failed to check the spread of coronavirus in India

An overarching law governing public healthcare is a glaring gap in India’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In India it is left to individuals to quarantine themselves voluntarily.......

Buzz: ICC urges people to donate in Aus bushfire relief fund

IMAGE: Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services volunteer and carer Tracy Dodd holds a kangaroo with burnt feet pads after being rescued from bushfires in Australia's Blue Mountains......

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