Widow of 1965 war martyr exempted from paying cost of land

Maharashtra government on Wednesday told the Bombay High Court that it had exempted a war widow from paying for the land allotted to her.

Widows of Vrindavan pledge to keep Yamuna clean this Diwali

Pledging to keep Yamuna clean, widows of Vrindavan will offer thousands of 'diyas' on the ghats of the river this Diwali to raise awareness about its pollution.

Kudroli Temple appoints two SC, ST widows as priests in Karnataka

Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara Temple here has perhaps become the first in the country to appoint two widows from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities as priests to perform pujas and other rituals.

Vrindavan widows back home in Kolkata for Durga Puja

 A group of widows who had taken shelter in the holy town of Vrindavan today came back to their home state for celebrating Durga Puja.

Pained by Hema's 'outsider' remarks: Vrindavan widows

Widows from Vrindavan, who are here to visit religious places of the state, Thursday said they were hurt by Mathura MP Hema Malini's "outsider" remarks and urged her to withdraw the 'painful' comments.

Congress women workers protest against Hema over widows remark

 Over 50 Congress women workers today staged a protest outside the BJP headquarters here against actress-turned-MP Hema Malini over her "insensitive remarks" on widows.

Hema Malini defends her remarks on widows in Vrindavan

Actor-politician Hema Malini on Thursday sought to defend her remarks that widows from West Bengal and Bihar should not crowd Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, saying she said this in the context of how they were being ignored in their home states and government not doing enough for them.

Hema Malini defends her remarks on widows in Vrindavan

Actor-politician Hema Malini Thursday sought to defend her remarks that widows from West Bengal and Bihar should not crowd Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, saying she said this in the context of how they were being ignored in their home states and government not doing enough for them.

Hema Malini questions presence of widows from Bihar, Bengal in Vrindavan
Hema Malini questions presence of widows from Bihar, Bengal in Vrindavan

Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini is facing criticism for her recent comments on the widows living in Vrindavan.​

Varanasi widows to send rakhis to Narendra Modi

The widows of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh will send 1,000 hand-made, colourful rakhis and sweets to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who made his debut into the Lok Sabha from this holy city, an NGO said.

Widows of Varanasi preparing `rakhis` for `brother` Modi

This `Rakshabandhan` festival will be special for hundreds of elderly widows of Varanasi as they plan to send 1,000 `rakhis` along with sweets to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made his parliamentary debut in May from this temple town.

Widows hope to meet with PM Modi to push for protection Bill

On the eve of International Widows Day, several widows living in Vrindavan on Sunday voiced hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will ensure that a Bill on protection of rights of such women is introduced in the Budget Session of Parliament, beginning next month.

Helping hand of NGO brings ray of hope to widows of Deoli

The wounds are too deep to heal even a year after this ill-fated hamlet in Kedar valley came to be known as the "village of widows".

Widows in Vrindavan bring home Christmas cheer

After participating in festivals like Holi, Dussehra and Diwali, the widows of Vrindavan would be celebrating Christmas at the century-old Meerasahabhagini Ashram as the year comes to an end.

Solar water heating system for Vrindavan ashrams in the offing

The Government is keen that ashrams in Vrindavan, where large numbers of widows reside, set up solar water heating systems and is working to install the facility in one of the ashrams.

Vrindavan widows break tradition by bursting Diwali crackers

Over a thousand widows of Meerasahabhagni Ashram here, most of them fragile and in their 70s, on Thursday began Diwali festivities after the dusk by bursting crackers and lighting earthen lamps.

Defying tradition, Vrindavan widows to celebrate Diwali

Breaking the shackles of tradition, at least a thousand widows leading an inconspicuous life in this Mathura town will celebrate Diwali this year.

Widows inaugurate Durga Puja in Kolkata

Widows, who usually stay away from worshipping, have inaugurated a Durga Puja at Bhadreswar near Kolkata.

Govt relaxes norm for widows for getting family pension

Widows will no longer have to present themselves before gazetted officers to verify their status for getting family pension.

Govt changes norm for widows to get pension

The government has done away with the requirement for widows to present themselves before two gazetted officers to "verify" their status for getting family pension in certain cases.