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Sulabh disburses monthly aid to Vrindavan widows


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Sulabh International, the NGO promoting low-cost sanitation and hygiene, Wednesday said it would provide a monthly aid of Rs.1,000 to widows living in penury in Vrindavan ... Read more...

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Civil gallantry awardees to get free AC train travel


July 24th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Civilian winners of gallantry awards like Param Vir Chakra and Maha Vir Chakra among others will now also get the benefit of life-long freetravel by ... Read more...

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UAE charity group launches iftar project in Pakistan


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 23 (IANS/WAM) The Khalifa Bin Zayed Foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched its iftar project in Pakistan through which food and clothes will be ... Read more...

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Virandavan widows: SC notice to UP, Bengal, Odisha


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to West Bengal, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh on the plight of widows leading a miserable life in the holy ... Read more...

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Patil disappointed us, says Vidarbha farm widow


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pratibha Patil did nothing to help thousands of starving farm widows of Vidarbha, an activist Monday alleged."Veteran Congress leader Pratibha Patil is from ... Read more...

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Italian marines’ plea: SC notice to centre, Kerala


July 19th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to the central and Kerala governments on the plea of the Italian government and its two marines seeking a ... Read more...

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NRI facilitates computer lessons for Vidarbha farmers


July 15th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 15 (IANS) Over 120 farmers, farmers' widows and youth have enrolled for a free computer training centre set up by a non-resident Indian from Oman in a Maharashtra ... Read more...

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Himachal offers sops to employees


June 18th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) Barely months ahead of the assembly elections, the Himachal Pradesh government Monday decided to give additional financial incentives to its employees and pensioners.A cabinet meeting, presided ... Read more...

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After payments to male cricketers, women want their share


May 27th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Former women players who turned out for the country have appealed to the Indian cricket board for a one-time payout as was done for their ... Read more...

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Delhi government clears marriage registration bill


May 21st, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With the government Monday clearing the draft Delhi Registration of Marriages Bill 2012, married couples in the capital will soon have to get their marriages ... Read more...

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Rising ranks of women farmers need better deal: M S Swaminathan (Interview)


May 20th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Women farmers will determine India's agrarian and rural economy in the years to come and the government must have a centrally-sponsored development fund for them, ... Read more...

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Pakistan deports Osama family to Saudi Arabia


April 27th, 2012 - 6:16 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan early Friday deported slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's three widows and 11 other family members to Saudi Arabia.They had been in custody ... Read more...

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Oman industrialist good Samaritan for Vidarbha farm widows


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 23 (IANS) Widows of Vidarbha farmers who ended their lives unable to bear the stress of high debt have found a good Samaritan in an Oman-based industrialist. ... Read more...

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British Muslim faces war crimes charges in Bangladesh


April 16th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) A top Muslim activist in Britain -- a former Bangladeshi citizen -- has been accused of involvement in the abduction and murder of intellectuals during Bangladesh's ... Read more...

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Adarsh society case: Interim probe report submitted


April 13th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) The interim report of a two-member commission probing the Adarsh Housing Society scam in Mumbai was submitted to the Maharashtra government Friday, official sources said.The report ... Read more...

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Osama’s wives, kids seen in new video


April 10th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) A new video on Osama bin Laden's widows in a Pakistani prison shows a boy stacking teddy bears on a chair while another grabs a cricket ... Read more...

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Zardari donation will be for ‘noble causes’: Ajmer dargah (With Image)


April 9th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 9 (IANS) The donation of $1 million offered by Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari during his visit to the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti will be ... Read more...

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Economist Kelkar to meet Vidarbha farmers


April 5th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 5 (IANS) Economist Vijay Kelkar will Friday visit Yavatmal in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and speak to farmers and widows of debt-burdened peasants for a review on ... Read more...

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Ageing baby boomers face hardships


April 5th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A new study on successful ageing finds that their unmarried baby boomer counterparts fare much worse in terms of economic, health, and social outcomes. In 2011, ... Read more...

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Osama’s family jailed for illegal stay in Pakistan


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 2 (IANS) Slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's three widows and two daughters were Monday sentenced to 45 days in jail for illegally living in Pakistan.Senior Civil ... Read more...

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Osama’s relative in Pakistan to shift family


March 6th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) Pakistan has allowed slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's family to leave the country, and a Yemeni brother-in-law of the militant leader has arrived here ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel meets Vidarbha farmers


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 2 (IANS) Over 2,000 farmers and farm widows met with a parliamentary panel that visited the agrarian crisis-hit Vidarbha region and spoke about their problems. The panel promised ... Read more...

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Women’s rights being violated in India’s surrogacy capital


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) A study by the New Delhi-based Centre for Social Research (CSR) has pointed to a grave violation of the women's rights at India's surrogacy hub, ... Read more...

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Live peacefully, get good education: Osama told his kids


February 12th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (IANS) Slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden reportedly told his children to live peacefully in the West where they would get a good education, his brother-in-law ... Read more...

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Widows and orphans will be rehabiliated: Kashmir’s woman minister (Interview)


January 22nd, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 22 (IANS) Officially the figures are 9,000 widows and 25,000 orphans, but activists claim the figures are much higher. Women and children have been among the worst hit ... Read more...

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Oprah’s guards scuffle with cameramen (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Vrindavan, Jan 19 (IANS) Bouncers accompanying American talk show queen Oprah Winfrey got into a scuffle with waiting camerapersons here Thursday, police said.Oprah arrived here around 9 a.m. and ... Read more...

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Oprah visits the Taj


January 19th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 19 (IANS) US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey visited the Taj Mahal Thursday, spending more than an hour while her camera crew captured the 17th century marble ... Read more...

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In Madhya Pradesh, emergency detainees, freedom fighters at par


December 22nd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 22 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has hiked the honorarium for those detained during the Emergency to Rs.15,000 per month, taking it at par with the pension received ... Read more...

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Sip of death leaves families bereft of hope


December 15th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 15 (IANS) Sisters mourn their brothers, the old and infirm grieve inconsolably for their sons who used to earn for the family, and new widows ... Read more...

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Protesting widows, kin of 26/11 victims detained


November 26th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Police Saturday detained around two dozen widows and family members of the victims who lost their lives in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the third ... Read more...

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Cotton farmers protest against proposed bailout package


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 23 (IANS) Terming as peanuts the proposed bailout package for cotton farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, over 2,000 farmers blocked a state highway Wednesday as part of a ... Read more...

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Vidharba woman who inspired Rahul Gandhi gives BJP the slip


October 19th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Oct 18 (IANS) Kalavati Bandurkar, a woman from Maharashtra's Vidarbha region who inspired Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi to make an impassioned speech in parliament in 2009, Tuesday ... Read more...

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Low-income single women in India face tough time: Study


October 11th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) A study on the condition of low-income single women in India says that just over 26 percent of separated or divorced women apply for maintenance ... Read more...

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Police meet Vidarbha widow who sought Sonia’s help


October 8th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Oct 8 (IANS) Police officers Saturday visited the house of a Vidarbha farmer's widow who recently won Rs.640,000 on quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC) and had sought ... Read more...

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Osama’s family can leave country: Pakistani panel


October 7th, 2011 - 3:26 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) A Pakistani commission investigating the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden has allowed his widows and daughters to leave the country, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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