Senior Citizens

  • Budget 2014: Tax exemption limit raised to Rs 2.5 lakh from Rs 2 lakh July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a minor relief to the individual tax payers, the Narendra Modi government in its maiden Union Budget raised the income tax exemption slab from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh. "I propose not to make any changes in the tax rate. However, with the view to provide...
  • Bangalore worst for the elderly, Delhi best June 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Asia's Information Technology (IT) capital Bangalore is the worst place for the elderly people. According to a survey conducted by an NGO 'Help Age' India, the highest number of atrocities are committed against the aged people in Bangalore. Sadly, most of the perpetrators are sons and daughtersinlaw. The 'Help...
  • Union government to review national policy on senior citizens June 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: The central government is in the process of reviewing its national policy for senior citizens and is prepared to make changes to suit current needs, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot said on Friday. Delivering the address at the 12th global conference organised by the...
  • Watch: A senior citizen comes to vote with an oxygen machine on May 12, 2014

    Senior citizens beat the odds to exercise their franchise. CNNIBN speaks to a senior citizen who came to vote with an oxygen machine on. ...
  • Senior citizens come out in large numbers to cast vote in New Delhi April 10, 2014

    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 has...
  • Physically-challenged, senior citizens have a tough time at polling booths April 10, 2014

    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...
  • Senior Citizen Awards: The unstoppables December 15, 2013

    Honouring and felicitating 12 inspiring ageless achievers whose work changed the lives of people around them. For them age is just a number and are equal partners in India's growth ...
  • Watch: CNNIBN honours senior citizens for extraordinary work December 3, 2013

    A CNNIBN special campaign honoured senior citizens for defying their age and doing extraordinary work. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was present at the even to award them on Monday night in Mumbai. ...
  • Senior citizen awards: Honouring those who pioneered social service December 2, 2013

    On this week's Senior citizen awards, we honour noted social activist from Odisha Tulasi Munda. She has taken education to tribal children and helped in the upliftment of the socially backward society. ...
  • Senior Citizen Awards: Tribute to India's ageless achievers November 24, 2013

    It's time to thank and honour the India's ageless achievers. On this show, we share the stories of those who made a difference in our society. ...
  • Senior citizen awards: Honouring those who made a difference November 16, 2013

    On this show, we share the stories of those who made a difference in our society and honour their role in our lives. ...
  • No telecast of Sachin match on DD, Prasar Bharati asks amendments in rules November 15, 2013

    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 amendment...
  • Senior Citizen Awards: Honouring India's ageless achievers November 9, 2013

    It's our tribute to those who have expectations from young generation. It's time to thank and honour the India's ageless achievers. ...
  • Delhi: 135 oldage home inmates evicted, one dies October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a 55yearoldage home inmate Sher Singh allegedly died on Wednesday night after he along with 134 others was evicted from an oldage home in Vasant Kunj area of Delhi. Sources say all the 135 senior citizens were shifted to Sevasandan NGO in Narela on Wednesday...
  • FTP: World Senior Citizens Day Special does our society ignore senior citizens? October 1, 2013

    On World Senior Citizens Day, we discuss the issues that confront the senior citizens like healthcare, loneliness and how they can continue to contribute towards the society. We are also discuss whether they are being neglected in the society. ...
  • Pranab Mukherjee calls for renewed commitment to welfare of elderly October 1, 2013

    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 is...
  • India Positive: Stories of good work and pride August 10, 2013

    At a time when more than 3,000 patients die every year for want of organ donors, a family in Delhi has saved 35 lives by pledging its son's organs. The Junejas who lost their only son Anmol in an accident, have saved 35 lives so far by harvesting their son's...
  • Bangalore: Computer classes for senior citizens at an MBA institute August 7, 2013

    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. 65yearold Guruprasad, a pensioner in south Bangalore, takes great pride in his newfound ability to send pictures to his granddaughter in the United States....
  • India lifts hold on visaonarrival for Pak senior citizens April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The visaonarrival 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...
  • RBI notifies new interest rates on PPF, SCSS accounts from April 1 March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Reserve Bank on Thursday notified 0.1 per cent reduction each in interest rates on Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS) to be effective from the fiscal beginning April 1, 2013. The rate of interest on PPF has been lowered from 8.8 per cent to...
  • Axe the tax: Senior citizens want govt to raise cap on rental incomes February 21, 2013

    Kolkata: The Budget is just around the corner and in 'Axe the tax' CNNIBN met some senior citizens who want the government to stop levying tax on their bank interests and rental income. It's been more than ten years since Samar Kar retired as a senior bank executive. At 70,...
  • IndoPak visa liberalisation for senior citizens at Wagah a noshow January 15, 2013

    Wagah Border: Despite the tension at the Line of Control, India is continuing with its visa liberalisation to Pakistanis allowing senior citizens, to get visas on arrival at the Wagah Border. But it has been a noshow so far as no Pakistani senior citizen has crossed over from the Wagah...
  • Visa on arrival only for Pak senior citizens from today January 15, 2013

    New Delhi: India will go ahead with it's visa liberalization policy with Pakistan and starting from Tuesday all Pakistani senior citizens will now be given a visa on arrival. In a landmark move, Pakistani citizens above the age of 65 years will not be required to report to the police. They...
  • Five fitness trends to watch for January 12, 2013

    1. Battling Child Obesity in Metros Obesity has become a big problem for kids in metros: One in four schoolchildren is overweight. Though primary schools encourage physical activity, the real responsibility lies with parents to spot the problem and get inactive kids away from the TV and packet of chips...
  • Visaonarrival for Pak nationals above 65 yrs from Jan 15 January 9, 2013

    Attari: The visaonarrival facility at the AttariWagah check post to Pakistani nationals over 65 years of age will begin from January 15, but they would not be able to stay in Punjab, Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir. "From January 15, people from Pakistan above 65 years of age can avail...
  • Maharashtra: 165 differently abled seek permission to commit suicide January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Nearly 165 old and differentlyabled citizens in Maharashtra have sought permission from the President to commit mass suicide. Thrust into abject poverty, the people in the Mahagaon Tehsil of Yavatmal district have not received their pension for the past 2 years. They have now submitted a letter to...
  • Mumbai: 16 per cent rise in rape cases December 9, 2012

    In Powai, a 61yearold woman was allegedly raped and robbed inside her residence. The police have nabbed the accused. ...
  • FTN: Are the elderly being abused by their own children? October 2, 2012

    Sagarika Ghose: Hi there, good evening, yes today is International Day of Older Persons and we're focusing tonight on a disturbing new study which says that one in three elderly persons in India is physically and verbally abused by their own children. The primary perpetrator of this abuse is the...
  • One in three senior citizens abused in India: study October 1, 2012

    New Delhi: One in every three senior citizens is abused in India. On International Senior Citizens Day, CNNIBN turns its attention to the elderly who deserve to spend their golden years in dignity. An NGO working for the aged has now found that more that 50 per cent abuse cases...
  • Senior citizens welcome new health insurance rules June 7, 2012

    Kolkata: The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority's (IRDA) new policies have brought much relief to the senior citizens with the age limit raised to 65 years. Retired two years ago, 57yearold Ambarish Banerjee spends the better part of his pension on medicines. It is vital for his survival as he's...