Widow

  • Vrindavan: 1000 widows break shackles of social stigma, play Holi with colours, gulal 14-03-2014 03:21 PM

    About 1000 widows, shunning the shackles of social stigma, on Friday played Holi with colours and gulal at Meera Sahabhagini Ashram in Vrindavan. It was for the first time that the widows gathered in such a large number to play Holi with gulal and water colour at the 200-year-old Ashram....
  • Vrindavan widows to play Holi with colours and gulal 11-03-2014 10:01 PM

    Breaking social stigmas, thousands of widows living in Vrindavan will play Holi this year with colours and gulal, unlike last year when they had sprinkled flower petals on each other. Around 1,000 widows will celebrate Holi on March 14 at Meera Sahabhagini Sadan, Vrindavan, where in a symbolic gesture, they...
  • US designer to teach clothing design to Vrindavan widows 07-03-2014 07:56 PM

    New York-based designer Kopal will teach clothing design to widows staying in shelter homes run by Sulabh International and the apparel created by them will be marketed in the US and Australia. An initiative of social reformer Bindeshwar Pathak, the programme aims to empower widows by enabling them to learn...
  • LS Polls: Jaspal Bhatti's widow is AAP's Chandigarh choice 02-03-2014 09:09 AM

    Chandigarh: Late comedian-actor Jaspal Bhatti's widow Savita is the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAPs) choice for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat. The party announced her name in New Delhi on Saturday. Savita, a mass communications post-graduate has also acted in films and television. She is the first candidate to be announced...
  • Widows to share experience at BHU seminar on Monday 16-02-2014 06:52 PM

    Hundreds of widows exchanged their experiences - mostly bitter and some sweet - as they prepared to participate in a seminar in Varanasion Monday. "It's a lifetime experience for us," said Manu Ghosh, a widow in her eighties, and recalled how she and a dozen others from Vrindavan enjoyed a...
  • CJ Preeti Joshi: Husband committed suicide after MCD failed to pay salary for 10 months 12-01-2014 05:36 PM

    Amit Joshi, a 38 year old employee of MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) was not paid his salary for 10 months only because he refused to bribe a clerk. After repeated requests and letters of complaints didn't work. Amit had to take huge debts to bring food home for his...
  • 'Wives of disappeared Kashmiri men can remarry after 4 years' 26-12-2013 11:29 PM

    In a significant development, a group of Islamic scholars on Thursday ruled that 'half-widows', or women whose husbands had disappeared during the over 20-year-long conflict in Jammu and Kashmir and whose whereabouts are since unknown, can re-marry after four years of waiting for their spouses. A civil society initiative had...
  • Widow's remarriage no ground to deny her relief: Bombay HC 19-12-2013 01:06 PM

    The Bombay High Court has held that remarriage of a widow would not deprive her from getting compensation for accidental death of her first husband. The ruling was delivered by a bench headed by Justice Dharmadhikari recently. "The law postulates grant of just compensation to the claimants. That she was...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Village of widows' gets more aid from NGO 15-12-2013 09:35 PM

    Extending a helping hand to those hit by flooding in Uttarakhand, NGO Sulabh International on Sunday decided to give Rs 1,000 per month to 300 more families of Deoli-Bramhagram area, from where at least 57 men went missing giving it a tag of "village of widows". Deoli-Bramhagram panchayat, which is...
  • Widow honoured for donating her land for construction of toilets in Bahraich 30-11-2013 11:04 AM

    Sulabh International on Friday announced a Rs 2 lakh cash prize and Rs 10,000 every month dole to an Uttar Pradesh widow who donated her land for constructing a public toilet complex in a Bahraich village. An official of the NGO said the example set by Manorani Yadav of Bhabhanipur...
  • Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal's silliest remarks 27-11-2013 02:57 PM

    Samajwadi Party Naresh Agarwal has once again made a controversial statement on the Tehelka case. The leader, known for shooting off his mouth during several occasions in the past, had once compared the BJP to a 'widow'. Read his other controversial statements here. ...
  • 100 widows ostracised by society will celebrate Diwali in Vrindavan 03-11-2013 09:23 AM

    Vrindavan: Lighting up their own lives, 100 widows ostracised by the society will celebrate Diwali in Vrindavan on Sunday. Helping them get over the social stigma is Sulabh International and Meera Sahabhagini Ashram. For some of the widows in Vrindavan this will be the first Diwali celebration in decades. Abandoned...
  • Vrindavan widows light Diwali lamps, defuse gloom 31-10-2013 07:47 PM

    As if starting a fresh chapter in the history of social reform in India, the widows of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday lit Diwali lamps, symbolising a new surge of empowerment of poor and abondoned women. More than a 1,000 widows, most of them aged 70 years or above,...
  • Congress leader, five others booked for widow's gangrape 21-10-2013 04:10 PM

    A local Congress leader and five others have been booked for allegedly raping a widow in Bijnor, police said on Monday. The FIR was registered on Sunday against Congress leader Yadram Chandel and five others Ompal, Raghu, Rizwan, Salman and an unidentified man at a city police station, police said....
  • NGO takes widows from Vrindavan to Kolkata for Durga Puja 10-10-2013 10:18 AM

    Kolkata: A group of 50 women from Vrindavan, mostly widows, are in Kolkata to celebrate Durga Puja. Along with celebrations, they are also making a bold social statement. 91-year-old Maanu Ghosh returned to Kolkata, her birthplace, after two decades. Married at 11 and widowed at 40, Maanuma was abandoned by...
  • Kenya widens mall attack probe, alert for UK 'White Widow' 27-09-2013 10:04 AM

    Nairobi:Interpol issued a wanted persons alert at Kenya's request on Thursday for a British woman who has been cited by British police as a possible suspect in the attack on a Nairobi shopping mall that killed at least 72 people. The alert was issued as Kenyan police broadened the investigation...
  • Two unidentified assailants murder a widow insider her own house 30-08-2013 06:07 AM

    A widow was murder in Delhi on Thursday evening by two assailants whom she had let into the house, police said. Madhu, 55, was murdered by the two unidentified men using a blunt object at her own house in Khirki Extension area in south Delhi around 4.30 pm, police said....
  • Widows celebrate Raksha Bandhan in Varanasi 20-08-2013 12:29 PM

    In a first, hundreds of widows - considered cursed and inauspicious and shunned by the mainstream of society for decades -Tuesday celebrated the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan. These widows gathered at the Nepali Ashram on the banks of the Ganga river to celebrate the festival in presence of seers...
  • Amritsar: Teacher steers students away from a life of drugs 06-06-2013 08:59 AM

    Amritsar: Punjab, the land of plenty. The state today is faced with an enemy within - drugs. And it's most lethal attack has been on one of the holiest cities for the Sikhs - Amritsar. Barely eight kilometres from the Golden Temple is Makboolpura infamously known as the village of...
  • FBI takes DNA samples of Boston bombing suspect's widow 30-04-2013 06:37 AM

    Boston: Investigators on Monday removed bags of evidence including some containing DNA samples from the home in Rhode Island where the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been living, according to a person familiar with the investigation. FBI agents spent hours at the home of Katherine Russell's...
  • Watch: Vrindavan widows celebrate Holi 25-03-2013 11:34 AM

    Traditionally, widows do not participate in such festivities but they have been celebrating Holi for decades at their ashrams. ...
  • Punjab: 35-year-old widow gangraped in Moga 15-11-2012 03:02 PM

    Moga (Punjab): Three youths allegedly abducted and gangraped a 35-year-old widow in the district, police said on Thursday. The victim was abducted by the trio on Tuesday evening when she was returning from Dharamkot and taken to Kotisekhan village in the district where she was gangraped, police said. The three...
  • When spiders forced Halle Berry out of her house 28-10-2012 11:49 AM

    Los Angeles: Actress Halle Berry was forced to move out of her Hollywood home after a gardener found a colony of black widow spiders under a lawn chair in her pool area. The Oscar-winning star says she freaked out when she realised the poisonous spiders were living beneath a chair...