Senior Citizens

  • Senior citizens come out in large numbers to cast vote in New Delhi 10-04-2014 01:37 PM

    Voters across all age groups and professions are coming out in a large number to cast their votes at polling booths of prestigious New Delhi constituency. In the expanding queues at polling stations, senior citizens, judges and bureaucrats were seen waiting for their turn to vote. 80-year-old Balbir Singh, who...
  • Physically-challenged, senior citizens have a tough time at polling booths 10-04-2014 12:35 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission had directed polling officers to make sure that special arrangement were made for the physically-challenged voters; but not much seemed to have changed. Here is a report by Himanshu Mehta of CNN-IBN. Despite news reports attributed to the Election Commission that special arrangements are in...
  • No telecast of Sachin match on DD, Prasar Bharati asks amendments in rules 15-11-2013 10:02 PM

    With Doordarshan missing out the telecast of cricket great Sachin Tendulkar's last two tests due to present rules of coverage, Prasar Bharati has written to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry seeking immediate amendment of these for the benefit of fans. In a communication to the ministry, Prasar Bharati has sought...
  • Delhi: 135 old-age home inmates evicted, one dies 03-10-2013 02:22 PM

    New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a 55-year-old-age home inmate Sher Singh allegedly died on Wednesday night after he along with 134 others was evicted from an old-age home in Vasant Kunj area of Delhi. Sources say all the 135 senior citizens were shifted to Sevasandan NGO in Narela on...
  • Pranab Mukherjee calls for renewed commitment to welfare of elderly 01-10-2013 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said economic growth and modernisation have created a situation where the elderly are being deprived of respect, love and care and called upon people to renew the commitment to their welfare. "With the advancement of medical care and health services, rising life expectancy...
  • Bangalore: Computer classes for senior citizens at an MBA institute 07-08-2013 09:56 AM

    Bangalore: An MBA college in Bangalore has changed the lives of many senior citizens. The RV management institute is helping grandparents connect with their loved ones. 65-year-old Guruprasad, a pensioner in south Bangalore, takes great pride in his new-found ability to send pictures to his granddaughter in the United States....
  • India lifts hold on visa-on-arrival for Pak senior citizens 05-04-2013 07:02 PM

    New Delhi: The visa-on-arrival facility for senior citizens of Pakistan, which was put on hold by India following heightened tensions along the Line of Control (LoC), has been restarted from March 31. The facility was put on hold hours before its operationalisation on January 15 after an Indian soldier was...
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  • Japan "computer grannies" grip internet lifeline 25-08-2011 12:56 PM

    Tokyo: Fifteen years ago, a growing sense of isolation due to old age prompted Kayoko Okawa, then 66, to knock on the door of a local volunteer centre and timidly ask if it was possible for someone her age to start an online community for seniors. The energetic 81-year-old is...
  • Ninety-two-year-old beaten up by family in Mumbai 07-04-2008 11:19 PM

    Cape Town: South Africa closed in on a long-awaited first home series win since 2008 as it reduced Sri Lanka to 138-4 in its second innings in the decisive third Test at Newlands on Thursday, still more than 200 behind. Returning from injury, seamer Vernon Philander took four wickets on...
  • India to spend Rs 400 cr on caring for the aged 29-02-2008 03:31 PM

    New Delhi: There's an oft-quoted saying that seems completely apt to be used for the Board of Control for Cricket in India: 'The more things change, the more they remain the same'. BCCI secretary and president-elect and IPL team Chennai Super Kings owner, N Srinivasan will take over as the...
  • Five tax laws that need to be amended this budget 26-02-2008 12:08 AM

    London: New England talent Ben Stokes has refused comparisons with legendary all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, saying he does not base himself on someone else. The 20-year-old Durham all-rounder made his one-day debut against Ireland last week, and is part of the England squads for Wednesday's one-off Twenty20 international and the upcoming...
  • Budget time: Wishlist of working class, senior citizens 25-02-2008 05:15 PM

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan Cricket Association president C P Joshi's faction on Saturday approved suspension of Sanjay Dixit as RCA secretary at an AGM. The meeting was chaired by the RCA president Joshi and it was claimed that 24 out of 33 district association representatives were present in the meeting. Dixit...
  • Old woman robbed and killed in Mumbai 20-02-2008 08:50 AM

    Mumbai: The Cricket Board's Finance Committee, headed by Jyotiraditya Scindia, will meet in Delhi on August 13 ahead of the BCCI Working Committee's one-day sitting here on August 15. The Scindia-headed panel is expected to take stock of the Board's income and expenditure in the previous fiscal, project the finances...