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Crime capital? 'Delhi most unsafe city for senior citizens'

Crime capital? 'Delhi most unsafe city for senior citizens'

Delhi has been categorised for the second consecutive year as the most unsafe city for senior citizens in 2015, the latest data from "Crime in India" report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said.

Age no bar for senior citizens to tie the knot

Age no bar for senior citizens to tie the knot

While the majority of senior citizens belonging to the middle class are financially sound or self-sufficient, it is loneliness or lack of company that makes them marry again even from other communities, cutting across social barriers of caste and creed.

Facebook getting more popular among oldies

Facebook getting more popular among oldies

Since its launch in 2004, the landscape of Facebook is constantly changing and now, a recent study suggests that the social networking site might have just got old as more seniors are logging in.

Good news for senior citizens! 50% more rail berths from today

Good news for senior citizens! 50% more rail berths from today

Senior citizens will now have about 90 reserved berths for them in a train as the Railways has enhanced the reservation quota by 50 percent for the elders.

Railways brings cheer to senior citizens, reservation quota in train enhanced by 50%

Railways brings cheer to senior citizens, reservation quota in train enhanced by 50%

With the increase in the number of reserved berths for senior citizens, there will be now 80 to 90 berths available for senior citizens.

 

Bollywood teams up to support senior citizens

Bollywood teams up to support senior citizens

Tangerine, a designer brand for home solutions, has got on board a string of Bollywood celebrities to autograph on its bedroom makeover accessories as a corporate-social-responsibility initiative.

Union Budget 2016: What's in store for healthcare?

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday announced that the government will provide health insurance of up to Rs1 lakh per family.

Why your grandfather hates self-reliant robots at home

Why your grandfather hates self-reliant robots at home

Seniors do not mind having robots as companions but they worry about the potential loss of control over social order to robots.

Maharashtra to lower the age of 'senior citizens' to 60 years

The Maharashtra Government on Tuesday agreed to lower the age of attaining senior citizenship from 65 years to 60 years in order to bring it on par with the central government.

Railways extend quota for senior citizens, females, pregnant women

Railways extend quota for senior citizens, females, pregnant women

The increase, however, will not be applicable in the AC three tier and AC two tier coaches where the quota earmarked for them will remain at two for the lower berths.

Will protect interest of senior citizens while revising rates: Govt

Finance Ministry on Monday said the interest of small savers, especially of senior citizens and girl child, will be kept in mind while reviewing the deposit rates for schemes in light of falling bank interest rates.

Uttar Pradesh to send senior citizens on free pilgrimage to Tirupati, Rameswaram

The Uttar Pradesh government will send over 1,000 senior citizens from the state on a free-of-cost pilgrimage to Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) and Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), an official said on Wednesday.

Senior citizen murdered and robbed at her residence in Delhi

 A 68-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death with a blunt object after being robbed of cash and jewellery at her residence in central Delhi's Paharganj area on Wednesday.

Elderly people tend to overestimate their mobility

Many elderly people who visit emergency departments require more assistance with walking and other physical tasks than they think they do, which may lead to hospital readmission later on.

DNA: A reality check of old age homes in India

Let's have a reality check of old age homes in India which tells the tale of neglect.

Only 6% mobile users in India over 50 years of age: Telenor

Even though India has over 96 crore mobile subscribers, only 6 percent of them are over 50 years of age, indicating that senior citizens are not fully receiving the benefits of mobile Internet, says a survey.

Uttarakhand starts pilgrimage for senior citizens

After neighbouring Uttar Pradesh rolled out an all-cost-paid pilgrimage trip for senior citizens of the state, the hill state of Uttarakhand has also launched a similar exercise.

Senior citizens duped to tune of Rs 74 lakhs by two

 At least eight retired persons here were allegedly duped to the tune of Rs 74 lakhs by two persons who promised them MHADA houses under the 10 per cent reserved ministerial quota, police said on Wednesday.

Disrobed body of 75-yr-old woman found in West Bengal; rape suspected

The disrobed body of a 75-year-old woman inmate of an ashram was found on Wednesday at Katwa, 60 km from here, fuelling allegations of a second rape of a senior citizen in West Bengal in a week.

Limit of deduction in health insurance premium rises: FM Jaitley

There will be an increase in the limit of deduction in health insurance premium, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Saturday.