Widows

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  • Vrindavan widows find solace

    Vrindavan widows find solace

    Abandoned by her family, an elderly and wrinkled woman lies crumpled on a hospital bed here, maggots falling off one of her decaying hands. The Ramakrishna Mission Hospital says the woman was found on a street. She was in terrible......

    September 23, 2017
  • Vrindavan's widows prepare 1,500 'rakhis' for 'brother Modi'

    Vrindavan's widows prepare 1,500 'rakhis' for 'brother Modi'

    Elderly widows lodged at an 'ashram' here plan to present on Raksha Bandhan on Monday their "brother" Prime Minister Narendra Modi over 1,500 'rakhis' they have specially made for him. The rakhis, displaying colour pictures of Modi, were prepared by......

    August 6, 2017
  • Rebuilding lives of Sundarbans' 'tiger widows'

    Rebuilding lives of Sundarbans' 'tiger widows'

    Tragedy struck this widow twice in the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest. First, she watched her husband die of snakebite. Then, her young son was mauled to death by a Royal Bengal tiger. This is the heart-rending tale of......

    July 10, 2017
  • Roadmap to improve condition of widows ready: Centre

    Roadmap to improve condition of widows ready: Centre

    A roadmap for improving the condition of destitute widows in different parts of the country has been prepared, the Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court after it raised concern over the pathetic condition of the shelter homes for them.......

    July 7, 2017
  • Government doesn't care for country's widows: Supreme Court

    Government doesn't care for country's widows: Supreme Court

     In a stinging remark, the Supreme Court on Friday said when it passes some directions, it is claimed that the courts are "trying to run the government", which does not want to act. "You (government) do not want to do it......

    April 21, 2017
  • Widows in MP won't require BPL card for pension: CM

    Widows in MP won't require BPL card for pension: CM

    Widows in Madhya Pradesh need not compulsorily hold a Below Poverty Line (BPL) card to get their pension, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced. "The condition of BPL card will not be imposed for sanctioning pension to widows in......

    March 9, 2017
  • God is their keeper

    God is their keeper

    Vrindavan  finds mention in epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata as the playground of Lord Krishna. This is where he spent his childhood and performed various unfathomable miracles. The land still holds a spiritual aura and a profound religious charm but......

    January 11, 2017
  • Widows, manual scavengers tie Rakhis to priests in Vrindavan

    Widows, manual scavengers tie Rakhis to priests in Vrindavan

    In a one-of-its-kind event, hundreds of widows from Vrindavan and liberated manual scavenger women on Wednesday publicly tied Rakhi to 50 upper caste sages, Sanskrit scholars and priests at the century-old Gopinath temple in Vrindavan. Defying tradition, the women were......

    August 17, 2016