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A Venus flytrap at the home of Payel Sarkar, who’s been growing carnivorous plants for three years. “I’ve watched in fascination and fright as they’ve devoured flies and spiders too,” she says.

Plants with special needs: Caring for potted carnivores

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 02:25 PM IST
These gardeners like a challenge. If it’s a plant that feeds on insects, grows in water or grows on other plants, you can count them in.
Max Bupa’s individual health insurance plans are not only highly customizable, the company also allows the customer to select from a wide range of ailment-coverage, services provided and the financial liability required.
Max Bupa’s individual health insurance plans are not only highly customizable, the company also allows the customer to select from a wide range of ailment-coverage, services provided and the financial liability required.

Making world-class health care accessible to women – Max Bupa

UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 05:35 PM IST
Max Bupa Health Insurance Company was recently awarded ‘Insurance Company of the Year (Health Insurance)’ at the 5th Annual Insurance India Summit & Awards 2020.
The government plans to sell minority stake in the insurance behemoth LIC and list it on the bourses(Ramesh Pathania/Mint.)
The government plans to sell minority stake in the insurance behemoth LIC and list it on the bourses(Ramesh Pathania/Mint.)

Centre invites bids from actuarial firms for valuing LIC ahead of IPO

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:01 PM IST
The Request for Proposal has been issued to seek proposals / bids from reputed and eligible actuarial firms to work with LIC to “develop IEV in line with the requirements of the relevant Acts and regulations,
Every patient has the right to access information related to his or her treatment in hospitals, the Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Every patient has the right to access information related to his or her treatment in hospitals, the Mohali District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Patients have right to access hospital bills, treatment details: Mohali consumer panel

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Shailee Dogra, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 12:55 AM IST
Ludhiana-based Satrajit Sharma, who had been treated for cardiac ailments at Chandan Hospital in May 2017, paid Rs 1.50 lakh to the hospital as it was not empanelled with the insurance company whose policy he held
The family of a man killed in a motorcycle accident will get Rs 15 lakh compensation, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal has ruled.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The family of a man killed in a motorcycle accident will get Rs 15 lakh compensation, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal has ruled.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Kin of 32-year-old accident victim get Rs 15 lakh compensation

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 10:51 PM IST
Widow and mother of deceased reach out of court settlement with vehicle owner, driver and insurer
The IRDA recently passed a circular to withdraw the mandatory long-term vehicle insurance for new vehicles.(Shutterstock)
The IRDA recently passed a circular to withdraw the mandatory long-term vehicle insurance for new vehicles.(Shutterstock)

New vehicle insurance rules - Cars and bikes are now less expensive

PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 10:26 AM IST
The IRDA recently issued a circular to withdraw the long-term insurance for both cars and bikes that came into effect from August 1, 2020. Consequently, cars and bikes will become cheaper. Read on to know more.
Till 2008, Gaston worked as a full-time dealer for his father’s car business - after graduating from college he worked at an insurance company and dealt cars out of his one-car garage as a side hustle.
Till 2008, Gaston worked as a full-time dealer for his father’s car business - after graduating from college he worked at an insurance company and dealt cars out of his one-car garage as a side hustle.

The Barn Miami: Gaston Rossato’s side hustle turned success story

UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 06:19 PM IST
Run by Gaston Rossato, The Barn Miami has one of the best YouTube car channels with almost ten thousand followers with content that engages with the audience and provides a closer look at the cars and their specs.
Most Covid-specific plans offer fixed benefit covers - a lump sum on the diagnosis of the disease, and end after the amount has been paid.(iStockphoto)
Most Covid-specific plans offer fixed benefit covers - a lump sum on the diagnosis of the disease, and end after the amount has been paid.(iStockphoto)

Don’t risk it—Having health insurance is now more important than ever

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 07:01 PM IST
Even as a vaccine is under way, it’s important to stay secured with a health insurance policy which covers for the hospitalization expenses. Read on to know how you and your family members stand to benefit.
While a last-minute dash is never welcome given the risks, you can go ahead and start investing in some tax-saving instruments to claim the Section 80C and 80D benefits.
While a last-minute dash is never welcome given the risks, you can go ahead and start investing in some tax-saving instruments to claim the Section 80C and 80D benefits.

4 last-minute tax saving ideas for the lazy Investor

By By Adhil Shetty
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 05:13 PM IST
In case you’re looking to reduce your tax liability for the financial year by investing in any tax-saving instrument, consider buying some of the below-mentioned instruments.
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Randhawa launches health scheme for co-op banks, societies

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Randhawa, who is also the chairman of Bhai Ghanhya Trust, said the trust had signed an agreement with the New India Assurance Company and MD India Health Insurance TPA Pvt. Ltd for implementation of the Bhai Ghanhya Sehat Sewa Scheme for 2020-21.
Passengers wearing masks as a precaution against coronavirus ride a bus at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, on March 10.(AP Photo)
Passengers wearing masks as a precaution against coronavirus ride a bus at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, on March 10.(AP Photo)

Coronavirus spread: How countries are managing cost of treatment

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 09:42 AM IST
In India, insurance regulator IRDAI had last week asked insurance companies to come out with policies to cover treatment costs for coronavirus infection.
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Mohali SMO shifted over ‘misuse of power’

By Hillary Victor, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2020 12:49 AM IST
Punjab health minister orders inquiry into alleged irregularities; principal secretary to submit report within a week

The 5 key long reads of the year 2019

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 05:58 PM IST
Apex consumer commission NCDRC has directed German automobile company BMW to compensate a customer by replacing his vehicle with a new one of the same model after it got damaged in an accident.(Reuters)
Apex consumer commission NCDRC has directed German automobile company BMW to compensate a customer by replacing his vehicle with a new one of the same model after it got damaged in an accident.(Reuters)

Consumer commission directs BMW to replace Delhi customer’s car damaged in accident

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 07:08 AM IST
Under the BMW Secure policy, a damaged vehicle is replaced with a new one upon confirmation of total loss of vehicle by a survey report.

Bus driver, insurer to pay 10.5 lakh to Kullu accident victim

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2019 01:35 AM IST
46-year-old Chove Ram, who worked as a mason, died in a bus accident in April in Kullu
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36 lakh compensation to kin of biker killed in Mohali accident

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2019 11:38 PM IST
cook at burail jail was killed after a mini truck hit his bike; driver, owner and insurer to pay up
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Kin of retired colonel who died in road accident to get 25 lakh

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2019 12:01 AM IST
77-year-old was on foot when he met with an accident in mohali in 2017; car owner, driver and insurer to pay relief

Humour: Surviving social etiquette

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 10:45 PM IST
From table manners to online exchanges, rules can either trip you up or rescue you
Sitharaman said she would be quite open to it and they could send her the details.(HT image)
Sitharaman said she would be quite open to it and they could send her the details.(HT image)

No better place to invest than in India, govt continuously working to bring reforms: Nirmala Sitharaman

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 10:10 AM IST
Responding to a question on why investors should allocate funds for India, she said that even if the court system is a bit delayed, India is a transparent and open society
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Insurance firm to pay 15,000 aid for causing mental harassment to city-based couple

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2019 11:23 PM IST
District consumer disputes redressal forum directs the company, which failed to convey that it had decided to reject the complainants’ claim, to pay compensation and reconsider its decision
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Himachal Pradesh police issue advisory to prevent cyber crime

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2019 10:44 PM IST
The Indian Railways now offers a travel insurance cover of Rs10 lakh at a near-zero premium of just 49 paise.(AP File Photo)
The Indian Railways now offers a travel insurance cover of Rs10 lakh at a near-zero premium of just 49 paise.(AP File Photo)

Indian Railways offers travel insurance in under 50 paise. Here’s how to avail it

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 01:46 PM IST
Only Indian citizens who book their tickets using the IRCTC website or mobile are eligible to avail the insurance cover.
District bureau of employment and enterprises deputy CEO Navdeep Singh says as postgraduates are directly hired by companies through college placements, the participating firms mostly select those who are either diploma holders, graduates, or have studied from ITIs during such job fairs.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
District bureau of employment and enterprises deputy CEO Navdeep Singh says as postgraduates are directly hired by companies through college placements, the participating firms mostly select those who are either diploma holders, graduates, or have studied from ITIs during such job fairs.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Postgraduates find little to gain from job fair in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Harvinder Kaur, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 11:02 PM IST
On finding no lucrative job opportunity, many such postgraduate applicants chose to leave the venue early on Day 1 of the job fair.
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Inability to settle claim for damaged phone costs insurance firm Rs 10,000

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 11:04 PM IST
There is no reason why an insurance company should not pay for repair of a vehicle or its engine, damaged in a flood or a flooded road.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
There is no reason why an insurance company should not pay for repair of a vehicle or its engine, damaged in a flood or a flooded road.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Insurers must honour claims for vehicle damage on waterlogged streets

PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2019 06:35 AM IST
Considering the fact that motor vehicle policies today are no longer cheap, the least one expects from insurers is a more transparent , fair and honest policy document and an equally honest response to claims .
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission came down heavily on insurance companies for dragging cases and not clearing insurance claims since 2007.(Getty images)
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission came down heavily on insurance companies for dragging cases and not clearing insurance claims since 2007.(Getty images)

Consumer panel pulls up insurance firm, orders payment in 2006 case

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 04:22 AM IST
The commission was hearing an appeal filed by a doctor after a complaint was filed over medical expenses. The complainant, Jaswantiben Kothari, died while the case was pending. The commission directed the insurance firm to clear the claim.
The District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum recently directed an insurance company to clear a man’s mediclaim.(Getty Images/iStockphoto(Representational image))
The District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum recently directed an insurance company to clear a man’s mediclaim.(Getty Images/iStockphoto(Representational image))

Clear Mumbai’s Andheri man’s mediclaim of Rs 3 lakh, pay 6% interest

Hindustan Times,Mumbai | By Charul Shah
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 10:43 AM IST
The forum was hearing a complaint filed by Andheri resident Rajendra Saraf against an insurance company for rejecting his mediclaim for his wife’s treatment in 2012. The company had rejected the claim, observing that the family did not mention the treatment availed by his wife for hypothyroidism, C hyperlipidemia and nose congestion in 2009, when they enrolled for insurance in 2010.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court asked the Centre and the Punjab government to consider providing legal status to the Minimum Support Price (MSP) by bringing suitable legislation.(HT File Photo)
The Punjab and Haryana High Court asked the Centre and the Punjab government to consider providing legal status to the Minimum Support Price (MSP) by bringing suitable legislation.(HT File Photo)

Consider giving MSP legal status: HC to Punjab, Centre

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 10:05 AM IST
MSP is the price at which the government purchases crops from farmers.
The banning of 30 private nursing homes in East Champaran district conducting illegal hysterectomies under RSBY is an example of profiteering by exploitative players in the private sector in the absence of regulation.(HT Photo)
The banning of 30 private nursing homes in East Champaran district conducting illegal hysterectomies under RSBY is an example of profiteering by exploitative players in the private sector in the absence of regulation.(HT Photo)

Opinion| Ayushman Bharat, building on country’s past healthcare efforts

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 05:18 AM IST
While much larger in scale, PM-JAY expanded on several aspects of RSBY’s PPP model, such as scheme design, involvement of the private sector, use of contracts, incentives given and overall administrative structure to offer provider plurality without having to pay money upfront.
In crop insurance, premium subsidy is being paid to the company by both the state and central governments as per scheme guidelines.(HT File Photo)
In crop insurance, premium subsidy is being paid to the company by both the state and central governments as per scheme guidelines.(HT File Photo)

Over 2 lakh farmers wait for insurance as Rajasthan government falters on premium

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Aparnesh Goswami
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2019 12:41 PM IST
For each notified crop in the insurance units, it is mandatory for the banks to insure all the borrowers under the PMFBY scheme. Farmers seek crop loan from financial institutions, such as cooperative banks, cooperative societies, regional rural banks, commercial banks and land development banks.
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