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Guest Column: Life as a senior citizen can be challenging, but do count the advantages

Health issues and isolation can be problems, but with enough time to spare to look back and reflect on past experiences, many seniors can lead rich, meaningful lives
Living independently can be a challenge for senior citizens, but with the right attitude it can be a time for adventures and spiritual growth(Shutterstock/For representation)
Living independently can be a challenge for senior citizens, but with the right attitude it can be a time for adventures and spiritual growth(Shutterstock/For representation)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 02:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By TS Chawla

Caretaker ties up senior citizen in Chandigarh, flees with cash, mobile phones

In his police complaint, Shivshankar Pathak, said Jagsir Singh, who took care of his ailing brother, robbed him of Rs 15,000 in cash after tying him up with turban cloth
A senior citizen in Chandigarh’s Sector 35 was robbed by a caretaker of his cash and mobile phone.(Mint/For representation only)
A senior citizen in Chandigarh’s Sector 35 was robbed by a caretaker of his cash and mobile phone.(Mint/For representation only)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 01:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Fake call centre racket targeting senior citizens busted, 6 arrested

They targeted senior citizens who had purchased insurance policies from different companies and lured them to deposit money to get a huge amount supposedly after their insurance policies matured
A case under section 419, 420 and 120B of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 34 police station in Chandigarh against six men arrested in a fake call centre racket.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A case under section 419, 420 and 120B of the IPC has been registered at the Sector 34 police station in Chandigarh against six men arrested in a fake call centre racket.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 11:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

SBI launches WeCare term deposit scheme for senior citizens

The deposits under this scheme will attract 0.8 percent more than the interest rate applicable to the general public. Those interested will have to invest in the scheme before September 30, 2020.
With strategic financial planning and instruments like insurance policies and FDs, elders can comfortably cover their health, rehabilitation, and old-age home expenses.(SBI)
With strategic financial planning and instruments like insurance policies and FDs, elders can comfortably cover their health, rehabilitation, and old-age home expenses.(SBI)
Updated on Aug 05, 2020 12:05 PM IST
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By Partnered Feature, HT Brand Studio

Govt allows certain categories of OCI card holders stranded abroad to travel to India

The home ministry order partially resolves issues raised by hundreds of thousands of people whose visas were suspended following imposition of restrictions on international travel in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
MHA’s announcement comes close on the heels of the country widening its expatriates’ extraction programme called Vande Bharat Mission to the third phase.(HT Archives)
MHA’s announcement comes close on the heels of the country widening its expatriates’ extraction programme called Vande Bharat Mission to the third phase.(HT Archives)
Updated on May 22, 2020 05:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

32% spike in non-Covid deaths of senior citizens in April in Chandigarh, admn to examine trend

Last year, 118 deaths of senior citizens were reported in April, which increased to 156 this time, as per data obtained from the municipal corporation’s birth and death control department
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Updated on May 05, 2020 11:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh

Mohali admn launches helpline for citizens studying, working abroad and wishing to return home

They can call or email to provide their details latest by April 29, 2020
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Published on Apr 25, 2020 07:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali

Senior citizens a high priority for Rail Vihar residents

Senior citizens can call up any of the volunteers for help to procure not only consumables, such as dairy products and groceries, but also medicines, at any time of the day.
A security guard offers hand sanitizer to a resident Rail Vihar Sector 47 during lockdown, in Gurugram(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A security guard offers hand sanitizer to a resident Rail Vihar Sector 47 during lockdown, in Gurugram(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 06:55 AM IST
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By Sharanya Munsi, Gurugram

Covid-19: Take care of vulnerable citizens| HT Editorial

Persons with disabilities face additional challenges. The State must do more
The issue of inaccessibility, even in normal circumstances, is cause for worry, since 2.2% of India’s population, or 26.8 million people, suffer from some form of disability(Vijayanand Gupta/HT photo)
The issue of inaccessibility, even in normal circumstances, is cause for worry, since 2.2% of India’s population, or 26.8 million people, suffer from some form of disability(Vijayanand Gupta/HT photo)
Published on Apr 08, 2020 07:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Lockdown: No one to talk to or laugh with, Mohali senior citizens feel they are in jail

More than 1,000 senior citizens living alone in Mohali left to fend for themselves
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Updated on Mar 31, 2020 01:01 AM IST
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By Hillary Victor, Mohali

Coronavirus: Death toll touches 213 in China as countries begin evacuating citizens

More countries including South Korea and the UK on Friday evacuated its citizens from Hubei’s capital, Wuhan, which is where the previously unknown virus is said to have originated and jumped from unidentified wild animal to humans.
Medical staff in protective suits treat a patient with pneumonia caused by the new Coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, China.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Medical staff in protective suits treat a patient with pneumonia caused by the new Coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, China.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Published on Jan 31, 2020 07:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis

Rebuild trust between State, citizens | Opinion

Gandhi would have been disturbed by the India of today. Politicians must now course correct
It is time to ask whether Mahatma Gandhi laid down his life for this(AP)
It is time to ask whether Mahatma Gandhi laid down his life for this(AP)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 08:33 PM IST
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By Shashi Shekhar

DCs cannot pass eviction order on senior citizens’ complaint: HC

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Published on Jan 25, 2020 10:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Surender Sharma, Chandigarh

Constitution @ 70: A look at how citizens are reanimating its progressive ideals

As the Constitution completes 70 years, its stirring Preamble continues to inspire Indian citizens
The massive protests against the CAA have brought the Constitution into the public discourse. A demonstrator stands next to a hoarding of the Preamble to the Constitution in Delhi.(REUTERS)
The massive protests against the CAA have brought the Constitution into the public discourse. A demonstrator stands next to a hoarding of the Preamble to the Constitution in Delhi.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 06:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta

Free entry for school students, senior citizens at 12th Heritage Festival in Pinjore

The 12th edition of the Pinjore Heritage Festival will be held on December 21 and 22 at Pinjore Gardens in Panchkula
(From left) Haryana Tourism Corporation managing director Vikas Yadav and additional chief secretary, Haryana tourism department, Vijai Vardhan launching the poster of the 12th Pinjore Heritage Festival at Haryana Niwas in Sector 3, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
(From left) Haryana Tourism Corporation managing director Vikas Yadav and additional chief secretary, Haryana tourism department, Vijai Vardhan launching the poster of the 12th Pinjore Heritage Festival at Haryana Niwas in Sector 3, Chandigarh, on Wednesday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 01:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula

Two killed in north-east firing as citizens protest citizenship law

CAB, cleared by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, paves the way for immigrants of faiths others than Islam from three neighbouring countries to gain Indian citizenship.
Protestors, amid tear-smoke clash with the police during their march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in Guwahati, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.(Photo: PTI)
Protestors, amid tear-smoke clash with the police during their march against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in Guwahati, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019.(Photo: PTI)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 05:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By HT Correspondent

Kiran Bedi urges parents to nurture children as responsible citizens

Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi who had held a special meeting with children at the Raj Nivas here on Wednesday, also said “nurturing our young children, teaching them their rights and responsibilities and inculcating in them values of our rich culture and heritage would create a robust and developed India.”
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi.(HT file)
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi.(HT file)
Updated on Nov 14, 2019 05:44 PM IST
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Puducherry | By Press Trust of India

Educate children to be global citizens, says Michigan varsity President

India, Schlissel said, has been one of the university’s largest global partners for almost 100 years and right now it has almost 900 students from India in undergraduate, graduate and research areas.
University of Michigan President Dr Mark Schlissel.(twitter/@DrMarkSchlissel)
University of Michigan President Dr Mark Schlissel.(twitter/@DrMarkSchlissel)
Published on Nov 05, 2019 07:41 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

Govt asks WhatsApp to explain hacking, says committed to protecting privacy

A spokesperson of the American company confirmed to Hindustan Times that the targets of the attack in India and other parts of Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America included journalists and activists.
IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has sought an explanation from WhatsApp over the latest spyware attack by(HT file photo)
IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has sought an explanation from WhatsApp over the latest spyware attack by(HT file photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 09:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Arvind Kejriwal calls on citizens to fund education of poor kids

Social welfare minister Rajendra Pal Gautam also pledged to pay for the tuition fees of 20-year-old Shashi who got admission in Lady Hardinge College after availing the free coaching scheme of the Delhi government.
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Vijay Kumar, son of a tailor and a homemaker who cracked the IIT entrance examination, pose for a photograph during a press conference, in New Delhi, Sunday, Sep 08, 2019. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI9_8_2019_000043B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Vijay Kumar, son of a tailor and a homemaker who cracked the IIT entrance examination, pose for a photograph during a press conference, in New Delhi, Sunday, Sep 08, 2019. (PTI Photo/Atul Yadav)(PTI9_8_2019_000043B)(PTI)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 11:14 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lift-and-loot: Senior citizen robbed of Rs 42K, jewellery in Gurugram

According to the police, the incident took place around 5am when Ramjas, a senior citizen, was waiting for a shared cab to Delhi at Rajiv Chowk.
Four unidentified men robbed cash and jewellery from a senior citizen after offering him a lift to Delhi from Rajiv Chowk on Saturday morning. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Four unidentified men robbed cash and jewellery from a senior citizen after offering him a lift to Delhi from Rajiv Chowk on Saturday morning. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 11:33 PM IST
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Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

Delhi govt seeks suggestions from citizens to bring down pollution from stubble burning

The government has launched an e-mail (cm4cleanair@gmail.com) where residents can send in their suggestions till September 12.
Arvind Kejriwal checks his office at Delhi Secretariat during the campaign for prevention of mosquito breeding.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Arvind Kejriwal checks his office at Delhi Secretariat during the campaign for prevention of mosquito breeding.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 11:25 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Create a social contract between the State and its most alienated citizens

Modi must preserve the dignity of the ordinary Kashmiri. This is what he will be judged by.
While it is accepted that a limiting of civil liberties and telecom services was inevitable in the immediate aftermath — to prevent instigation of violence — an early return to normality is essential. Admittedly “normality” is a contested expression in Kashmir(AP)
While it is accepted that a limiting of civil liberties and telecom services was inevitable in the immediate aftermath — to prevent instigation of violence — an early return to normality is essential. Admittedly “normality” is a contested expression in Kashmir(AP)
Published on Sep 01, 2019 06:04 PM IST
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By Ashok Malik

‘Refrain from retaliatory aggression’, US lawmakers send message to Pakistan

The House and Senate foreign affairs committees are powerful congressional bodies with their influence on US foreign policy drawing from their control of the budget of the state department and all its senior-level appointments.
The House and Senate foreign affairs committees are powerful congressional bodies with their influence on US foreign policy drawing from their control of the budget of the state department and all its senior-level appointments.(HT image)
The House and Senate foreign affairs committees are powerful congressional bodies with their influence on US foreign policy drawing from their control of the budget of the state department and all its senior-level appointments.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 11:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

Senior citizen dies after falling from seventh floor

The deceased had retired from his professional life and lived with one of his two sons at their apartment on the first floor of the building he jumped from. His second son lives abroad, the police said.
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Published on Aug 06, 2019 04:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent, Gurugram

Landlessness takes away Dalits’ legal and official validity as Indian citizens

Citizenship requires entitlement to resources. The community must stake claim to State-owned land.
According to the recent data published by the Census of India, 71% Dalits are landless labourers who work on land they do not own.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
According to the recent data published by the Census of India, 71% Dalits are landless labourers who work on land they do not own.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 01, 2019 09:00 AM IST
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By Suraj Yengde

Babarpur’s first tryst with mechanical waste cleaning, L-G assures citizens of lasting solution

Locals in the area, so far, had only seen their complaints about stinking open drains being resolved “occasionally” with the help of earth movers and manual cleaners.
The project was launched on Sunday morning in the presence of Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal.(HT Photo)
The project was launched on Sunday morning in the presence of Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 05:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami

ATM fraud: Senior citizen loses Rs27K

According to police, the accused duped Shobha Salve, 57, a retired police officer’s wife, on the pretext of helping her withdraw money at an ATM kiosk. He allegedly replaced Salve’s debit card with a replica.
The Kashimira police on Thursday booked an unidentified man for allegedly swapping a senior citizen’s ATM card with a replica and withdrawing Rs 27,379 from her account in Mira Road.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Kashimira police on Thursday booked an unidentified man for allegedly swapping a senior citizen’s ATM card with a replica and withdrawing Rs 27,379 from her account in Mira Road.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 16, 2019 03:35 AM IST
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Palghar | By HT Correspondent

4 Kerala Express passengers die due to extreme heat in UP’s Jhansi

The deceased complained of uneasiness and went unconscious when the train was near Gwalior.
The deceased were part of a 67-member group travelling in coaches S-8 and S-9.(ANI File Photo)
The deceased were part of a 67-member group travelling in coaches S-8 and S-9.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 05:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent

Imran Khan asks citizens to declare their undisclosed assets by June 30

The premier said that people have until June 30 to declare their benami assets, benami bank accounts and money that was kept abroad.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday warned of legal action against those who do not declare their undisclosed assets by June 30.(PTI)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday warned of legal action against those who do not declare their undisclosed assets by June 30.(PTI)
Published on Jun 10, 2019 05:20 PM IST
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Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
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