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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".