Drunken driving: Deterrent message must be sent to society, says court

A Delhi court has upheld the conviction of a 34-year-old man for driving his car in an inebriated state, saying a deterrent message must be sent to society.

Women objectified in negative manner in society: Delhi court

 Asserting that "gender sensitisation is the need of the hour", a Delhi court has regretted that women have been objectified in a negative manner by society.

Saudis see steady course under new king

From a young security guard to a retired general, a cross section of Saudis expect Riyadh to keep a steady course under new King Salman, although some would have welcomed a change in direction.

Qatar removes 'offensive' bottles from lingerie store shelves

Authorities in Qatar have ordered bottles of perfume pulled from the shelves of a lingerie store after the name of the product -- "Victoria`s Secret: Strawberries and Champagne" -- was deemed offensive.

Are we programmed to take bad decisions

A natural desire to try and replicate what our neighbours or friends are doing could be behind the bad decisions that we end up taking, a new study shows.

'Janmon Ka Bandhan' aims to make an impact on society

Makers of Doordarshan's new show 'Janmon Ka Bandhan', starring Rajeev Verma in lead role, hope that the serial will have a positive impact on the society.

Brittany Maynard's assisted suicide: A death with dignity

Ritu Singh

"The world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers. I even have a ring of support around my bed as I type... Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!"

Corruption if not tackled will lead to death of society: Court

A Delhi court has sentenced two public servants and three others, convicted in one of the seven National Insurance Company (NIC) scam cases, to four years rigorous imprisonment saying "corruption, if not tackled will lead to death of society by continuous debilitation."

The stigma of being fat

Being overweight is a stigma in our society. Aren`t overweight people human beings? Why do people have wrong notions about fat people? I am overweight but does that necessarily mean that I am unhealthy? Obesity is a disease afflicting children in urban population and definitely on the rise in India. And being fat also does not imply being obese.

China prepares for an aging society

The Chinese government seems all set to build an elder-friendly society given the rising number of senior citizens in the country.

Ten ministerial-level departments, including the ministries of civil affairs and education, Monday jointly released a circular calling for the country to prepare for an aging society, Xinhua reported.

Actor Abhay Deol supports youth initiative to change Indian society

Bollywood actor Abhay Deol has said that he wholeheartedly supports efforts by youngsters to initiate change in society.

India`s caste system needs to be destroyed: Meira Kumar

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said the caste system in India has cuased "unimaginable harm" to the society and needs to be destroyed completely.

Welfare of women imperative for development of society: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday emphasised the importance of welfare of women saying without it, the development in the society would be lopsided.

Why only blame government when people too are responsible?

As Indians we care about the immediate and not the important. All our focus is on resolving the immediate crisis facing us.

Violence in primitive human society not driven by war

Violence in early human communities was driven by personal conflicts and not from large-scale battles, researchers have suggested.

Tension, intolerance in society new challenge for cops: Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jaylalithaa on Wednesday said modern India has a perceptible telescoping tension and intolerance, threatening society and making it more confrontationist.

Rolling Stones wrecked British society, says Joan Collins

Joan Collins has hit out at the band Rolling Stones for wrecking British society.

India to create knowledge based society: Pranab

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said India is aiming at creating a knowledge-based society by providing skill development training and opportunities to its youth.

Delhi gang-rape: Ansari seeks corrective measures in laws

Vice President Hamid Ansari said one must remember that full respect for human rights of all and on all occasions are prerequisites of a modern, progressive, society.

Karva Chauth - a fast catching trend

Karva Chauth today has evolved into a modern-day festival with all the trappings of a consumerist culture.