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In UP, 82-year-old stopped from boarding train over 'Gandhian' dhoti

06 Jul 2019

In UP, 82-year-old stopped from boarding train over 'Gandhian' dhoti

In a shocking incident, an 82-year-old man was asked to deboard the Shatabdi Express, despite possessing a reserved ticket due to his attire.

Fighting loneliness: How this app helps senior citizens 'order' grandkids

26 Feb 2019

Fighting loneliness: How this app helps senior citizens 'order' grandkids

The impact of loneliness, which occur due to different factors, is believed to be similar to that of smoking 10 cigarettes a day.

72-year-old Chinese pole dancer breaks barriers, inspires all

16 Jan 2019

72-year-old Chinese pole dancer breaks barriers, inspires all

Some inspirational people have often proved that age is just a number.

Not youngsters, but senior citizens share more fake news: Study

13 Jan 2019

Not youngsters, but senior citizens share more fake news: Study

A study has found that people over the age of 65 are more likely to share fake news on social media platforms than younger generations.

Mumbai Police celebrates this 85-year-old woman's birthday: Here's why

04 Jan 2019

Mumbai Police celebrates this 85-year-old woman's birthday: Here's why

Despite living alone for many years in an apartment in Matunga, Mumbai, 85-year-old Lalita Subramanyam has been having blast on her birthday every year for the past four years.

Maharashtra: Emergency alert system for senior citizens to be developed

13 Sep 2018

Maharashtra: Emergency alert system for senior citizens to be developed

Maharashtra government has asked police to develop an internet and GPS-based Emergency Alert System to help senior citizens in times of distress.

AIIMS starts door-step test, screening facility for elderly

15 Aug 2018

AIIMS starts door-step test, screening facility for elderly

In a unique initiative, AIIMS has started a door-step service for the people living in old-age homes in Delhi.

India's elderly population to cross 340 million by 2050

10 Aug 2018

India's elderly population to cross 340 million by 2050

The Indian Government is taking steps to ensure proper care of India's elderly people whose population will cross 340 million by 2050, Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel on Friday said.

Woman who abuses in-laws not entitled to their property: HC

10 Aug 2018

Woman who abuses in-laws not entitled to their property: HC

A woman mistreating her in-laws has no right to stake claim over their property, the Delhi HC has ruled.

How much longer before humans conquer ageing?

24 Jul 2018

How much longer before humans conquer ageing?

Countless researches, superfoods, cosmetics and exercises claim to have found the way to achieve human's most wishful desire - to enhance longevity or at least our health spans.

Humanity wins! Bus staff, conductor save a 68-year-old's life

18 Jul 2018

Humanity wins! Bus staff, conductor save a 68-year-old's life

A collaborative effort by a conductor, driver and passengers helped save a sexagenarian's life, who suffered a cardiac-arrest on board the bus.

8 helpful smartphone apps you should teach your parents about

11 Jul 2018

8 helpful smartphone apps you should teach your parents about

Smartphones have made our lives extremely easy thanks to a number of apps that enable us to do almost everything with a few taps.

Survey finds one-fourth of India's elderly population lives alone

09 Jul 2018

Survey finds one-fourth of India's elderly population lives alone

It has been some time since India's population breached the 1 billion mark, but a recent survey has revealed that this overwhelming sea of people has done little to make the elderly less lonely.

2,500 elderly taught cyber safety, courtesy Delhi Police

06 Jul 2018

2,500 elderly taught cyber safety, courtesy Delhi Police

In a noble attempt, Delhi Police organized a workshop yesterday to make senior citizens aware of cyber crimes.

Mumbaikars treat seniors much better than other Indian cities: Survey

15 Jun 2018

Mumbaikars treat seniors much better than other Indian cities: Survey

The recently released HelpAge India report on abuse of the elderly in Indian cities revealed that out of 23 cities, Mumbai fared much better than most.

Investment-options for elderly: PMVVY limit doubled to Rs. 15L

03 May 2018

Investment-options for elderly: PMVVY limit doubled to Rs. 15L

In a significant step to provide the elderly a stable income, the government has doubled the investment limit under the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandan Yojana (PMVVY) to Rs. 15L from the current Rs. 7.5L.

This Indian start-up is hiring interns aged 60 and above

22 Apr 2018

This Indian start-up is hiring interns aged 60 and above

In what seems like a direct inspiration from Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro's 2015 comedy, "The Intern", an Indian start-up called Truebil is now hiring 60-year-old interns.

Work even post-retirement, courtesy this Delhi-based job portal

21 Apr 2018

Work even post-retirement, courtesy this Delhi-based job portal

Aging is a new stage of opportunity and strength, said American writer Betty Friedan.

Muzaffarnagar: 75-year-old woman objects to less ration, beaten to death

07 Apr 2018

Muzaffarnagar: 75-year-old woman objects to less ration, beaten to death

A fair price shop owner in Muzaffarnagar allegedly thrashed a 75-year-old woman to death, after she objected to being given less ration.

Delhi Police takes senior citizens for heritage tour

20 Feb 2018

Delhi Police takes senior citizens for heritage tour

As a part of the Delhi Police Week celebrations of this year, the force took a group of 60 senior citizens from the South-East district of Delhi for a heritage tour of the city on Sunday.

Delhi: Free travel for senior citizens in DTC buses

15 Feb 2018

Delhi: Free travel for senior citizens in DTC buses

The Delhi government on Wednesday announced free travel for senior citizens in all Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses plying in the national capital.

Mumbai: This 68-year-old regulates traffic voluntarily everyday for 4 hrs

06 Feb 2018

Mumbai: This 68-year-old regulates traffic voluntarily everyday for 4 hrs

A 68-year-old retired army man in Mumbai has left everyone amazed by his voluntary service towards the public. The man, Ramdayal Yadav, who is a resident of Nalla Sopara regulates traffic near the Nalla Sopara (East) police station every day for nearly four hours and helps the traffic police present there.

Doorstep banking facilities for senior citizens, disabled from December 31

10 Nov 2017

Doorstep banking facilities for senior citizens, disabled from December 31

To make banking easier for senior citizens and the differently-abled, the RBI has asked banks to provide them doorstep facilities.

A mobile app to help old people remember medicine schedules

09 Nov 2017

A mobile app to help old people remember medicine schedules

How many mobile apps can you name that cater exclusively to senior citizens? None? Neither could 17-year-old Aryaman Kunzru. So he developed one himself.

Centre wants 60 to be senior citizen age limit everywhere

04 May 2017

Centre wants 60 to be senior citizen age limit everywhere

The Centre is considering a consistent "senior citizen" age limit across all sectors to ease access to benefits under government schemes.

Air India lowers senior citizen concession age, but scam continues?

22 Apr 2017

Air India lowers senior citizen concession age, but scam continues?

Air India has lowered the age for availing senior citizen concession from 63 to 60; the change will be effective immediately across all domestic fights.

Delhi High Court: Denying sex is grounds for divorce

13 Oct 2016

Delhi High Court: Denying sex is grounds for divorce

The Delhi HC overruled a trial-court decision and stated that denying sex to the husband was "mental-cruelty" and valid grounds for divorce.