Elderly

  • Watch: 'I wouldn't allow this guy to date my daughter'. The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer was shown to a group of elderly men and women and their reactions were hilarious Yesterday

    "I don't do romance," Christian Grey says in a steely, semi-mysterious voice. An elderly gentleman watching him in the trailer pipes up "you don't do romance? What kind of a guy are you?" The Fifty Shades of Grey burst all dams of emotion on social media when it was released...
  • Attackers chop elderly woman's legs to loot her silver jewellery May 19, 2014

    Unidentified miscreants severed the legs of an old woman to loot her silver jewellery, causing grievous injuries, in Bagadia's forest area, about 70 km away from Indore in the neighbouring Dhar district, police told reporters on Sunday. The victim, 70-year-old Kasturi Bai was rushed to M Y Government Hospital in Indore...
  • Internet use can ward off depression among the elderly April 18, 2014

    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. And...
  • 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...
  • Bodies of elderly couple found in well February 28, 2014

    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 Deepak...
  • Singapore: 80-year-old fights with 65-year-old over girlfriend, jailed February 4, 2014

    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 him...
  • Bhupinder Singh Hooda announces 50 pc concession in bus fares for senior citizen October 2, 2013

    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. Addressing a...
  • 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. ...
  • Global study: World not ready for aging population October 1, 2013

    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, with...
  • 65-year-old woman killed in house collapse August 7, 2013

    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 August 1, 2013

    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 April 15, 2013

    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...
  • Haryana: Elderly couple axed to death in Kurukshetra April 14, 2013

    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 November 20, 2012

    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...
  • Mumbai: 3 senior citizens killed in September, 40 in 5 years October 2, 2012

    According to National Crime Record bureau, in five years since 2007, 40 senior citizens have been murdered across the city, but there have been only two convictions so far. ...
  • FTN: Are the elderly being abused by their own children? October 1, 2012

    A disturbing new study says that one in three elderly persons in India is physically and verbally abused by their own children. ...
  • Living It Up: Old and loving it September 9, 2012

    On this episode we talk to some elder people who might not have the current generations' lifestyle but have high spirit to live. ...
  • How the right to pension will affect you May 10, 2012

    More than 3000 working poor are right now agitating at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, under the banner of Pension Parishad as the curtains are up on the 'right to pension' campaign. Spearheaded by Aruna Roy, the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan leader and member of the National Advisory Council (NAC), the...
  • Pallakad: Real Hero Raziya helps elderly women March 12, 2012

    Pallakad: In today's fast paced world, we prefer to leave behind those who can't catch up. Old age is one such anomaly. "After my husband's death, my son physically tortured me...had to approach the police," said Sitamma, an old lady. Sitamma's is not an isolated story. The "golden years" end up...
  • Delhi police atrocity: Constable arrested March 3, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi Police constable was on Saturday arrested on charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in connection with the death of an elderly man, whom he allegedly shoved during an argument. Vikram Singh, who was inducted into the force in 2008, has been placed under arrest in...
  • Police atrocity: He was pushed, he fainted, says victim's son March 1, 2012

    Anil Arora, 66, died of a heart attack after being pushed and kicked by two constables at the Dhaula Kuan police booth. ...
  • Parents to use dead son's semen for surrogate kid February 29, 2012

    Thrissur (Kerala): Thanks to a verdict by a Lok Adalat in Kerala, an elderly casual labourer and his wife have won the right to collect their deceased son's semen from an infertility clinic and use it to have a surrogate child. Ravi Kumar, 59, a casual labourer, and his 58-year-old...
  • Elderly couple's antics a YouTube rage September 15, 2011

    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 August 25, 2011

    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 time...
  • Zindagi Live: People abandoned by their own kin January 31, 2011

    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 December 14, 2010

    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, said...
  • World Elder's Day: Old but young at heart October 1, 2010

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

    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...
  • Man who evicted his parents from home made to pay August 1, 2009

    Chandigarh: Ousting his aged parents from their home has cost a Jalandhar man dearly. A tribunal in Jalandhar city, 150 km from here, has ordered Kamaljeet Singh to pay a monthly maintenance of Rs 10,000 to his parents and also to allow them to live peacefully in their house there, Punjab's...
  • World's oldest man and WW1 hero dies at 113 July 19, 2009

    London: Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man and one of the last survivors of World War One, has died at the age of 113, his care home said on Saturday. Allingham, who once jokingly credited his long life to "cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women", died in his sleep at the...