Senior Citizens

  • Budget 2014: Tax exemption limit raised to Rs 2.5 lakh from Rs 2 lakh 10-07-2014 12:45 PM

    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...
  • Bangalore worst for the elderly, Delhi best 14-06-2014 12:50 PM

    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 daughters-in-law. The 'Help...
  • Union government to review national policy on senior citizens 13-06-2014 09:03 PM

    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 12-05-2014 09:14 AM

    Senior citizens beat the odds to exercise their franchise. CNN-IBN 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 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...
  • Senior Citizen Awards: The unstoppables 15-12-2013 04:11 PM

    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: CNN-IBN honours senior citizens for extraordinary work 03-12-2013 09:59 AM

    A CNN-IBN 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 02-12-2013 12:57 PM

    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 24-11-2013 10:00 PM

    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 16-11-2013 03:58 PM

    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 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...
  • Senior Citizen Awards: Honouring India's ageless achievers 09-11-2013 08:30 PM

    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 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...
  • FTP: World Senior Citizens Day Special - does our society ignore senior citizens? 01-10-2013 11:35 PM

    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 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...
  • India Positive: Stories of good work and pride 10-08-2013 06:56 PM

    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 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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  • Mumbai: 16 per cent rise in rape cases 09-12-2012 11:46 PM

    In Powai, a 61-year-old 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? 02-10-2012 03:10 PM

    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...
  • FTN: International day of older persons: Are the elderly being abused by their own children?

    On the International day of older persons, tonight at 10, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts whether the senior citizens...
  • One in three senior citizens abused in India: study 01-10-2012 09:03 AM

    New Delhi: One in every three senior citizens is abused in India. On International Senior Citizens Day, CNN-IBN 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...