Daily Archive: July 29, 2018
A 40-year-old Bangladeshi Quran teacher was charged at a Dubai court after he allegedly molested a 15-year-old Indian schoolgirl during private tuition.He molested the girl five times at her house in Al Muraqqabat.He denied the charge at the Court of First Instance.
Prosecutors referred him to court on a molestation charge, while recommending he got a stiff penalty according to the law.
The student said that the suspect had been teaching her Quran verses at her house four times a week since three months.She recounted to the investigator that at 10pm on June 17, he grabbed her cheek and kissed her.”He kissed me on my cheek saying that he was more like a friend than a father and that he is a young man. I felt scared and stepped away from him. He then said he was sorry and requested that I would not tell anybody about it.”
However, right after he left, she told her parents. She then revealed that her private tutor had behaved similarly five times on five different occasions.
The worker admitted to the charge during the police interrogation and the public prosecution investigation. He confessed he touched the girl inappropriately and kissed her.
He remains in detention. A court ruling will be heard on August 12.
New Delhi: As much as Rs 15,167 crore amount of policyholders is lying unclaimed with 23 life insurers, according to Irdai data.
Insurance regulator Irdai has already asked insurers to take steps to identify the policyholders or beneficiaries and disburse the claims.
Board level committee for policyholder protection of every insurer is entrusted with the responsibility of monitoring the timely payout of the all dues to policyholders.
It also oversees the steps taken by the insurers to reduce unclaimed amounts as part of the standard procedures on customer service.
Out of the total unclaimed amount of Rs 15,166.47 crore, as on March 31, 2018, insurance behemoth Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) is sitting on Rs 10,509 crore, while the 22 private sector insurers account for the remaining Rs 4,657.45 crore.
Among the private insurers, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co has 807.4 crore of unclaimed insurance claims followed Reliance Nippon Life Insurance (Rs 696.12 crore), SBI Life Insurance Co (Rs 678.59 crore) and HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co (Rs 659.3 crore).
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) had asked the life insurance companies to provide a search facility on their website to enable policyholders or beneficiaries or dependents to find out whether any unclaimed amounts due to them are lying with these companies.
Policyholders/beneficiaries are required to enter the details like policy number, PAN of the policyholder, name of the policyholder, date of birth or Aadhaar number, in a window provided on the website of the insurer to find out the unclaimed amount.
The insurers have to update information regarding unclaimed amounts on their websites on half-yearly basis. (PTI)