The Tripura government has increased the allowance under the social security pension schemes to benefit the marginalised sections of society. The hike would be a minimum of ₹300 and a maximum of ₹500. A decision has also been taken to pay the social security allowance into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.A leader of the ruling BJP said the hike in social security pension was a commitment incorporated in the vision document released ahead of the Assembly elections last year. The party is completing one year in office on March 9.
WINNIPEG — Lawyers are to present their closing arguments today at the Winnipeg trial of a man accused of killing a woman whose body was found in a barrel.Perez Cleveland, who is 46, has pleaded not guilty in the 2016 death of 42-year-old Jennifer Barrett.Court has heard that Cleveland shared a house with his adult daughter and five women who were described by one of them as “sister wives.”Four of the women testified that they experienced extreme physical abuse, surveillance and manipulation in the home.The Crown has said that Cleveland became convinced Barrett was cheating, so he tortured her for days before she was killed.The defence argued that one of the other women was jealous of Cleveland and Barrett’s relationship and acted violently towards Barrett.The Canadian Press