A- A A+
Last Updated : Jul 6 2020 5:23PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Disengagement with Chinese Army starts in Galwan Valley as per agreed terms in Corps Commander's meeting            COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 60.85 pct in country            NSA Ajit Doval, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hold telephonic conversation over border issues            Karnataka launches Weavers' Sammaan Yojana            Uttarakhand suspends Kanwar Mela in wake of COVID-19; Requests devotees not to come to Haridwar           

National News

Aug 09, 2018
8:15PM

Assistance for Indian women deserted by NRI husbands increased to USD 4000: MEA

AFP
The External Affairs Ministry has increased the amount of legal and financial assistance for Indian women deserted by their NRI husbands in 13 countries to 4,000 US dollar per case. 

Union Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh told the Rajya Sabha today that the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) Guidelines were revised in September 2017 with an aim to provide financial and legal assistance to distressed women married to NRI spouses by all Missions and Posts. 

Earlier, the assistance amount was limited to  3,000 US dollar per case in the developed countries and  2,000 US dollar per case in the developing countries. 

The minister said, the assistance is released to the empaneled legal counsel of the applicant or Indian Community Association, women's organisation and NGO concerned to enable it to take steps to assist the woman in documentation and preparatory work for filing the case.

He said, in the last four years, 43 women have been benefitted by the assistance in the 13 countries, including the US, UK, Afghanistan, Colombia, Sudan.

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 6 (Jul) Midday News 6 (Jul) Evening News 5 (Jul) Hourly 6 (Jul) (1710hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 6 (Jul) दोपहर समाचार 6 (Jul) समाचार संध्या 5 (Jul) प्रति घंटा समाचार 6 (Jul) (1700hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 6 (Jul) Khabrein(Day) 6 (Jul) Khabrein(Eve) 5 (Jul)
Aaj Savere 6 (Jul) Parikrama 5 (Jul)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 5 (Jul) Samayki 5 (Jul) Sports Scan 23 (Mar) Spotlight/News Analysis 5 (Jul) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 5 (Jul) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 5 (Jul)
  • Money Matters 22 (Mar)
  • International News 22 (Mar)
  • Press Review 23 (Mar)
  • From the States 23 (Mar)
  • Let's Connect 22 (Mar)
  • 360°- Ek Parivesh 23 (Mar)
  • Know Your Constitution 30 (Jan)
  • Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat 22 (Mar)
  • Sanskriti Darshan 23 (Mar)
  • Fit India New India 23 (Mar)
  • Weather Report 21 (Mar)
  • North East Diaries 22 (Mar)
  • 150 Years of Bapu 22 (Mar)
  • Sector Specific Discussions 22 (Mar)