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Madhya Pradesh: Rs 2 lakhs for every widow's remarriage

Madhya Pradesh: Rs 2 lakhs for every widow's remarriage

State chief minister announced that October 12 will be celebrated as `Ladli Siksha Parv`

Oct 09, 2017, 06:47 AM IST

Vrindavan widows find solace in blue-jacket volunteers

Abandoned by her family, an elderly and wrinkled woman lies crumpled on a hospital bed here, maggots falling off one of her decaying hands.

Sep 22, 2017, 11:15 AM IST
Widows to be called 'Kalyanis' in all official documents in Madhya Pradesh: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Widows to be called 'Kalyanis' in all official documents in Madhya Pradesh: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

The Madhya Pradesh government has announced that widows in the state will be referred to as "Kalyanis" in all official documents, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said.

Mar 09, 2017, 14:49 PM IST
Vrindavan, Varanasi widows to tie rakhi to PM Narendra Modi – Know what they wish to ask from their 'brother'

Vrindavan, Varanasi widows to tie rakhi to PM Narendra Modi – Know what they wish to ask from their 'brother'

On the auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, the widows of Vrindavan, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital to tie rakhis.

Aug 18, 2016, 09:28 AM IST

Vrindavan widows tie Rakhis on holy men, to meet PM Narendra Modi

It's a Rakshabandhan with a difference. About 50 high caste pandits on Wednesday extended their hands of brotherhood to the marginalised and castaway widows of Vrindavan who tied the Rakhi (sacred thread) on their wrists.

Aug 17, 2016, 21:25 PM IST

International Women's Day: Free helicopter ride to widows in Mumbai

Shivshakti Women's Association has been organising events in a unique way to mark the International Women's Day for past 18 years.

Mar 08, 2016, 10:18 AM IST

''Centre to act for Vrindavan, Varanasi widows soon''

The union government would soon be initiating steps to improve living conditions of widows in Varanasi and Vrindavan, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra said on Saturday.

Jan 23, 2016, 20:35 PM IST

Vrindavan widows celebrate Diwali

Around 1,000 elderly Vrindavan widows started a two-day Diwali celebration on Tuesday on the bank of river Yamuna and five of their ashrams here.

Nov 10, 2015, 19:39 PM IST

DNA: Special report from Vrindavan on International Widows Day

Zee Media Special report from Vrindavan on International Widows Day 2015. Watch the plight of widows in Vrindavan.

Jun 24, 2015, 00:27 AM IST

Widows urge PM to introduce 'Widow Protection Bill' in Parliament

Widows from Vrindavan and Varanasi on Tuesday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure introduction of 'Widow Protection Bill' in the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

Jun 23, 2015, 15:11 PM IST

Active online, foreign women become Islamic State widows

 At least 15 young Western women who joined Islamic State and married jihadi fighters are now widows after the militant group suffered losses in clashes in Syria and Iraq, according to researchers who closely monitor Islamist radicals online.

Apr 23, 2015, 01:46 AM IST

Widows break tradition, celebrate Holi in Vrindavan

Around a thousand widows living reclusive lives at ashrams in Vrindavan and Varanasi on Tuesday began special four-day long Holi celebrations in Vrindavan.

Mar 04, 2015, 11:09 AM IST

Thousand widows celebrate Holi with fervour

 Over a thousand widows from the ashrams in Vrindavan and Varanasi began a special four-day Holi celebrations in Vrindavan on Tuesday morning.

Mar 04, 2015, 00:32 AM IST

Widows play Holi in Vrindavan

 Thousands of widows living as recluse in ashrams of Vrindavan today celebrated a special four-day Holi festival in Virndavan, deviating from their prosaic day-to-day activities.

Mar 03, 2015, 15:42 PM IST
Widows to play Holi in Vrindavan

Widows to play Holi in Vrindavan

  Breaking age-old barriers, thousands of widows from Varanasi and Vrindavan will sprinkle colours on each other as part of Holi celebrations beginning March 3 in the temple town.

Feb 25, 2015, 17:00 PM IST

Widows to play Holi in Vrindavan

Breaking age-old barriers, thousands of widows from Varanasi and Vrindavan will sprinkle colours on each other as part of Holi celebrations beginning March 03 in the temple town.

Feb 25, 2015, 14:32 PM IST

Varanasi widows break tradition, play Holi on the banks of Ganga

It turned out to be a different and memorable Friday for hundreds of widows in this temple town as their white attire was smeared in different hues when they, for the first time, played holi on the banks of the holy Ganga river.

Feb 20, 2015, 16:41 PM IST

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.

Oct 29, 2014, 19:24 PM IST

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.

Oct 19, 2014, 15:18 PM IST

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.

Sep 29, 2014, 17:53 PM IST