Elderly

  • Internet use can ward off depression among the elderly 18-04-2014 02:51 PM

    New York: Are you in your 60s and surf internet for better vacation deals or finding old friends on social networks? Keep surfing as research reveals that Internet use among the elderly can reduce the chances of depression by more than 30 per cent. "That is a very strong effect....
  • 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...
  • Bodies of elderly couple found in well 28-02-2014 11:49 PM

    The bodies of a panchayat sevak and his wife were on Friday found in a well at Tankadih village in Khunti district of Jharkhand, the police said. The police recovered the body of Loharsi Manki (55) and his wife Subodhini (50), who were missing from February 25, Sub-Divisional Police Officer...
  • Singapore: 80-year-old fights with 65-year-old over girlfriend, jailed 04-02-2014 11:18 AM

    Singapore: A jealous 80-year-old church caretaker in Singapore was on Tuesday jailed for a day and fined for a brawl with his girlfriend's landlord inside the church. Lim Song Chong, who suspected his girlfriend was in a relationship with her 65-year-old landlord Cheong Yee Mun, threw a kitchen knife at...
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    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    The alarm clock rang at 5 o' clock in the morning. These days it is more punctual than the neighbour's cock, who had been the...

  • Bhupinder Singh Hooda announces 50 pc concession in bus fares for senior citizen 02-10-2013 11:44 AM

    Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday announced concession of 50 per cent in fares of Haryana Roadways buses to elderly persons of the state above the age of 65 years from January 1, 2014. Elderly women above 60 years of age have been availing this facility in the state....
  • 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. ...
  • Global study: World not ready for aging population 01-10-2013 07:22 PM

    The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study being issued Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder rights group. The report ranks the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries,...
  • 65-year-old woman killed in house collapse 07-08-2013 03:00 PM

    A 65-year-old woman was killed when a portion of an old house collapsed and fell on her in Pheel Khana area in Kanpur, police said on Wednesday. Kalyani Devi, wife of a retired bank employee and resident of General Ganj, was passing from under the dilapidated house in Sirki locality...
  • UP: 75-year-old woman stayed with son's body, did not inform about death 01-08-2013 01:19 AM

    Ghaziabad: A 75-year-old woman was found staying in her house in Vaishali area here with the body of her son, who had died few days ago. The incident came to light on Wednesday after the neighbours of Bimla Khosla, who lived with her son Ajay, 55, called up police on...
  • Lucknow: Elderly couple found murdered at home 15-04-2013 12:00 PM

    Lucknow: An elderly couple was stabbed to death by unidentified persons in Gomti Nagar area, police said. The bodies of RN Mehra, 61, a retired bank cashier, and his 58-year-old wife Lata, labour enforcement officer posted in Barabanki, were found inside their Vipul Khand residence on Sunday night, they said....
  • Haryana: Elderly couple axed to death in Kurukshetra 14-04-2013 02:52 AM

    Kurukshetra: Parents of an employee of Kurukshetra University were axed to death while four other members of the family injured when armed robbers struck at his residence in Kurukshetra, police said on Saturday. Robbers decamped with cash and valuables after assaulting Kurukshetra university employee Vivek Ratan and his family on...
  • Nearly 71 pc of Indian elders forced to work: Survey 20-11-2012 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: Nearly 71 per cent of India's elderly aged between 60 to 80 years are compelled to work, said a survey conducted by United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) India. The survey, partnered with many other organisations, noted that 71 per cent elderly work due to economic necessity and not...
  • 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...
  • Elderly couple's antics a YouTube rage 15-09-2011 12:49 PM

    Esther and Bruce Huffman were making faces and singing not knowing everything was captured on camera. ...
  • Rich kids less likely to care for elderly parents 25-08-2011 03:25 PM

    London: Earning less seems to be a blessing in disguise -- the richer people become the lesser they care for their elderly parents, a new study has found. The study of 2,790 American men and women found that increasing of wages leads to a significant drop in the amount of...
  • Zindagi Live: People abandoned by their own kin 31-01-2011 05:04 PM

    Many senior citizens of the country feel left-out and distressed after being deserted by their own families. ...
  • Many elderly in U.S. will face poverty: study 14-12-2010 10:06 AM

    New York: Nearly half of elderly Americans will face a future with at least one year below or close to the poverty line, according to a new study that showed a huge racial divide in prospects for the elderly. Mark R. Rank, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis,...
  • World Elder's Day: Old but young at heart 01-10-2010 07:42 PM

    Citizen journalist Venkatraman in Bangalore is out to prove a point that elders too can stay independent. ...
  • Advertorial: Creating an environment for change 13-08-2010 11:33 AM

    Jaipur: Eighty-six-year-old Bansidhar Sharma of Seetaram Puri Basti in Jaipur, Rajasthan spent his youth fighting for the nation. He is amongst those distinguished freedom fighters who led India to freedom from the British Raj, but like many others his efforts went unnoticed. Today, he survives on Government pension, which isn't...
  • 40 pc of elderly in India suffer from some form of abuse: Report 16-06-2008 01:51 AM

    Sourav Ganguly hails him as the best fast bowler in India at the moment while Allan Donald sees a lot of himself in Ashok Dinda. The Bengal pacer, who was the second-highest wicket-taker in the previous Ranji Trophy season and did well in IPL 5, has been a part of...
  • MCD officials seal elderly couple inside house 07-05-2008 12:20 AM

    Wellington: New Zealand's batsmen must ensure they build on their starts if they are to stand any chance of winning the third and final Test against South Africa, assistant coach Trent Woodhill has said. New Zealand conceded a 199-run first innings lead to the Proteas after they were bowled out...
  • Low Vit D levels increase depression risk in elderly 06-05-2008 02:39 PM

    Kolkata: In order to attract massive crowd during their matches in IPL 5, Kolkata Knight Riders have introduced tickets at a throwaway price of Rs. 300. Kolkata CEO and managing director, Venky Mysore, on Friday told PTI that 80 per cent of the tickets in the 63,500 capacity stadium will...
  • Japan's older pets live the good life 26-02-2008 11:38 AM

    Galle: Off-spinner Nathan Lyon bagged five wickets on debut then captain Michael Clarke hit a fluent 60 on a difficult pitch to put Australia in command with a 283-run second-innings lead against Sri Lanka in the first Test on Thursday. Australia reached 115-6 when bad light stopped play on day...