Delhi launches Pension Scheme for NRIs

The Indian government is promoting a new Pension and Life Insurance Fund (PILF) scheme in a bid to provide financial security to poor Indians working abroad. Indian embassies have been told to help those wanting to subscribe to PILF, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said while launching the pilot scheme last fortnight. Non-resident Indian organisations have been urged to…

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Trust extends effort to enhance environment

An organisation involved in environment protection in general and disposal of refrigerants in particular, has expanded its scope to include synthetic Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. Following the move, ‘Ozone Protection Company’ has been renamed ‘Refrigerant Recovery NZ Limited’ but the overall responsibility for the Disposal Programme remains with the Auckland based Patton Limited. According to experts, HFC refrigerants are greenhouse gases…

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Bodily samples strengthen criminal proceedings

In Criminal Jurisprudence, a person accused of offence is considered innocent until proven guilty. There may be occasions when a person has been questioned by the Police for gathering information. In such situations, remaining silent by exercising the Bill of Rights is an option? Not really. The ‘Search and Surveillance Bill’ passed in Parliament has somewhat changed the situation. For…

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