10 years and counting: India's poor elderly wait for monthly pension to go up from Rs 300

The government implements its various pension schemes under the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) for persons belonging to below poverty line (BPL) households.

published on : 31st July 2022

Odisha Human Rights Commission orders monthly pension of Rs 3,000 to Dalit widow

On July 23 2014, some miscreants belonging to the upper caste community killed 44-year-old Narahari Sethi, a dalit fisherman of Akhadasala village within Mahakalpada police limits.

published on : 31st May 2022

Chandigarh widower works tirelessly via NGO for patients from across the country

Harjit was an engineer with an MNC and he became general secretary of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Sewa Society, which he formed in 1995 with the help of his friends.

published on : 22nd May 2022

Inspired by two panchayats, Maharashtra government bars 'inhuman' customs forced upon widows

Panchayats of two villages in Kolhapur, resolved to outlaw customs that widowed women are forced to follow, and social activist Pramod Zingale played an instrumental role in the decision.

published on : 22nd May 2022

Two villages in Maharashtra ban oppressive widow customs, minister hails the decisions

As per the resolutions, henceforth, no woman in Herwad village would follow the painful customs of widowhood that has been going on for years to years in Maharashtra and another part of India as well.

published on : 13th May 2022

The crusader for widows’ right to live with dignity

Spiritual leader Baba Balia will be honoured by the government with Padma Shri for his work in various fields including ending discrimination against widows. 

published on : 6th February 2022

Widowed within six months after wedding, Odisha woman rises to help others shaken by COVID

COVID snatched away her husband Abhishek Mahapatra but Mousumi Mohanty decided to overcome her grief and donate the crowd-sourced amount of Rs 40 lakh to help people.

published on : 30th January 2022

Cynthia Erivo to headline Netflix sci-fi movie 'Blink Speed'

"Blink Speed" is based on Eric Brown's short story, which the streamer picked up in a competitive situation.

published on : 11th January 2022

Rami Malek, Florence Pugh and Benny Safdie join Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer'

The studio has described Oppenheimer as an "epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it".

published on : 10th December 2021

Madras HC's Madurai bench acquits rape convicts on death row, lack of proof cited

Kallidaikurichi police registered a case against six persons in this regard, but only two - Vasantha Kumar alias Ganesan and Rajesh alias Rajeshkanna - were convicted by the trial court.

published on : 29th November 2021

Scarlett Johansson says her 'Black Widow' controversy with Disney had 'positive impact' on industry

Johansson told The Hollywood Reporter that the lawsuit, filed in late July, "was a very surreal time because, of course, the film had come out and was hugely successful and that was a big celebration.

published on : 20th November 2021

'Stranger Things' star David Harbour boards holiday thriller 'Violent Night'

David Harbour was last seen in Marvel Cinematic Universe's superhero film "Black Widow".

published on : 17th November 2021

Scarlett Johansson and Disney settle lawsuit over 'Black Widow' 

Scarlett Johansson had sued Disney for breach of contract over the company's decision to release "Black Widow" standalone film on Disney Plus and in theatres simultaneously.

published on : 1st October 2021

Adarsh Housing Society flouted every rule, ignored Kargil war widows

Located in a sensitive coastal area and in proximity to several defence establishments, the flats however ended up being allocated to bureaucrats, and relatives of politicians.

published on : 22nd December 2017

Trump 'made me cry', says widow of slain US soldier

The pregnant widow of an American soldier killed in an ambush in Niger said Monday that Donald Trump had struggled to remember his name during a condolence call.

published on : 23rd October 2017