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Now, accident cover for train travel

Now, accident cover for train travel

Similar to a travel insurance that is purchased during booking flight tickets online, those booking tickets on IRCTC’s website would get an option to purchase insurance for their train journey With the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) planning to launch insurance scheme for passengers from September onwards, all those booking tickets from its website will be able to avail of a personal accident cover. Insurers including Shriram General, Royal Sundaram and ICICI ..., 2 days ago

This plan gives the best insurance to your entire family

The family floater health insurance plan is designed keeping in mind the coverage requirements of the entire family. Feature wise, it’s quite similar to an individual health plan. The key differentiator is the fact that it provides complete health coverage to the whole family, says Naval Goel. Under this plan the insured can provide coverage to her/his family, including self and spouse, parents and children as well. It is one of the best policies when it comes to providing coverage to ...
 Rediff.com4 days ago

PM expresses 'unhappiness' over media coverage of Kashmir

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to have expressed his 'unhappiness' over the media coverage on violent protests in Kashmir Valley following killing of Burhan Wani saying the Hizbul Mujahideen militant has been portrayed as a "hero". This was conveyed by the prime minister at the high-level meeting he convened this morning to review the situation arising in Jammu and Kashmir after Wani's killing in an encounter, sources privy to the meeting said. In the meeting, attended by top Union ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

New home insurance plans are much better

Insurers cover the house on market value, and not on construction cost. They also don’t insist on bills when giving the policy This year’s monsoon showers will definitely remind Chennai residents of the ordeal they underwent during the floods last year. The rising frequency and unpredictability of natural disasters underlines the importance of buying home insurance cover. This is also a policy that can protect your home against the rising incidence of terrorism, burglary, etc. The ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Hasina vows to eliminate terror, slams TV coverage of cafe attack

"Stop killing people in the name of Islam", Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said as she vowed to do everything to eliminate terrorists from the country after 20 foreigners were killed in an attack on a cafe in Bangladesh claimed by the Islamic State terror group. Announcing a two-day state mourning for those killed in the worst terror attack in the country, Hasina asked all, including the general public, to get united to resist a "handful of terrorists". "Inshaallah (God ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Govt must protect central bank's independence: Rajan

Raghuram Rajan rejected the argument that inflation has come down largely because of "good luck" stemming from low oil prices.     Taking on his detractors, Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday said the criticism that RBI killed growth with high rates was at odds with "received wisdom" of India being fastest-growing and urged the government to look beyond 'motivated criticism' to protect the central bank's autonomy. The outgoing Reserve Bank chief also rejected the argument that ...
 Rediff.com3 hours ago

Why Rajan is a worried man

  Those accusing me of having stayed behind the curve should first explain how inflation is very low to warrant lower interest rates, says Rajan. Interacting with journalists on Sunday, the governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan, questioned his critics for accusing him of having stayed behind the curve by keeping interest rates high and in the process stifling growth. Mr Rajan’s arguments in his defence are straightforward. Retail inflation, based on movements in the ...
 Rediff.com9 hours ago

Are India's tiger numbers inflated?

Counting discrepancies could make a huge difference in classifying the Project Tiger a success or a failure, notes Pallava Bagla. IMAGE: According to recent figures, India has an estimate 2,226 tigers. Photograph: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters How many tigers are there in India? According to the most recent government estimate, it is 2,226. Extrapolations from scientific ground estimates could make the number swing between nearly 1,500 and 3,000, a swing like this can make a difference in ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago

UK news reporter in hijab files complaint over discrimination

A Muslim television reporter for a British news channel on Friday filed a complaint against a columnist for Rupert Murdoch's 'Sun' newspaper who singled her out for wearing hijab while reporting on the recent terror attack at Nice in France. Fatima Manji, 'Channel 4 News' correspondent, was reporting on the Nice terrorist attack that killed 84 people from the channel's London studio earlier this month when Kelvin MacKenzie questioned in his column whether the Muslim presenter should have ...
 Rediff.com4 days ago

Two years of Modi: How the govt has fared in 7 key areas

The Modi government will have to move fast, and carry the state governments along, before the window for radical reform closes, says Vijay Joshi.  IMAGE: Success will require political skill, not just economic expertise. Photograph: Reuters      The Narendra Modi government has been in office for more than two years, and the monsoon session of Parliament is about to begin. I assess the government’s economic performance thus far in seven critical areas. In ...
 Rediff.com4 days ago
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