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A scandal of 23,000 crores?

The J&K Governor has cancelled the Group Mediclaim Insurance Scheme that had been enforced during the last days of previous Governor’s rule, writes daily Roshni. According to daily the policy was made compulsory for employees and optional for pensioners. The government enforced the scheme, and even first premium was deducted from employee’s salary. Employees had found the scheme not reliable and pointed out the same to advisor. Governor says he personally examined the scheme and found it to be a losing bargain, and full of irregularities. Now that it has been cancelled, the Governor should see that the premium paid by employees is re-imbursed to their accounts and those who were involved in the conspiracy be taken to task.

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  Local bodies elections – an analysis

In an analytic article, the daily Chattan writes that those who succeeded in getting elected feel happy, though percentage of polling has been low. Many independents also won. For the first time BJP could gain a foothold in these bodies. Well, during last 30 years, NC and PDP won elections, by taking advantage of boycott, and came to power. Now, other groups are following in their footsteps. Though people don’t look at these elections with a favourable view, yet those who were elected will enjoy authority. Surprisingly migrant Kashmiri Pandits did not vote for BJP. Congress and Panthers Party fared well in Jammu.

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