Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Thursday took cognizance of the defamation suit filed by MJ Akbar against senior journalist Priya Ramani, who leveled sexual harassment charges against him amidst the ongoing #MeToo campaign.
The defamation complaint filed under sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was heard by the additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal.
The court slated the matter for hearing on October 31. The hearing would be for pre-summoning and examining the complainant...
Indian Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday has defeated the world no. 2 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan to enter the quarter-final of the Denmark Open.
Nehwal registered an easy win with a scoreline of 21-15, 21-17 over Yamaguchi after a long four years. Nehwal against Yamaguchi won in 2014 during the China Open.
Saina Nehwal tames Akane Yamaguchi!Powerpacked performance from @NSaina ensures #AkaneYamaguchi bowes out of #DenmarkOpenBadminton. 2012 Olympic Medalist stroms into the QF with a 21-15;...
The first video song 'Aawargi' from the upcoming hindi movie "The Dark Side Of Life – Mumbai City" released on Wednesday.
‘Aawargi’ is an emotional song that beautifully depicts the relationship between Mahesh Bhatt and Avii along with a touch of romance between Avii and Alisha Seema Khan. The song is surely soul-stirring and is going to leave an impact on the audience.
Jubin Nautiyal gave his voice for the song and the lyrics are penned by Azeem Shirazi. Saabir Khan’s music give a soothing...
Former Uttarakhand chief minister and a Congress party top leader ND Tiwari has passed away at Max Hospital in Saket, New Delhi on Thursday. It was his 93rd birthday today.
Tiwari was put on dialysis due to the failure of his kidneys and was admitted to the hospital early in the morning.
Former UP and Uttarakhand CM ND Tiwari passes away at Max Hospital in Saket. #Delhi pic.twitter.com/tavfHc73Bp
— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2018
According to reports, the doctors have said that he was suffering...
Amid the #MeToo furore, filmmaker Vikas Bahl has filed a Rs 10 crore defamation suit against his former Phantom Films partners Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane in the Bombay High Court on Tuesday.
Justice Kathawalla, while adjourning the matter on Thursday noted that while the #MeToo movement was good, there should be guidelines in place so that authorities know how to handle such cases.
The judge passed no order on Bahl's plea.
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In a further crackdown on the H1B visas the US issues for foreigners working there, the US president Donald Trump administration has announced that it is coming out with new proposals to revise the definition of speciality occupations under H-1B visas as well as the definition of employment.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday said the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to come out with its new proposal by January, 2019 under its Unified Fall Agenda.
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India Joins The World In Celebrating International Day Of Older Persons, To Present 13 Awards
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October 1 , 2018 , 11:26 IST
Older people have always played a significant role in society, as leaders, caretakers and custodians of tradition. The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year.
On December 14, 1990, the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish this day to raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.
This year's theme is “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions” which aims to:
Promote the rights enshrined in the Declaration and what it means in the daily lives of older persons;
Raise the visibility of older people as participating members of society committed to improving the enjoyment of human rights in many areas of life and not just those that affect them immediately;
Reflect on progress and challenges in ensuring the full and equal enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms by older persons; and
Engage broad audiences across the world and mobilize people for human rights at all stages of life.
The Indian government has taken this day as an opportunity to do their bit for our older people in ways like:
Healthy Aging India in association with the Rotary Club International and the AIIMS will launch a mobile health van to provide a comprehensive healthcare at the doorsteps to destitute elderly people residing in old-age homes in the National Capital Region (NCR).
The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will provide free travelling facility to the elderly in its buses on the occasion of Senior Citizens Day on October 1, a spokesperson of the public transporter said.
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment decided in the year 2005 to confer ''Vayoshreshtha Samman'' to eminent senior citizens and Institutions in recognition for their service to elderly persons, especially indigent senior citizens. The “Vayoshrestha Samman” was elevated to the level of national awards under 13 categories. The awards will be conferred on Monday.
Old age is a fate that awaits us all. It's time that people got to know that older people are still viable. Older people are so often invisible and marginalised. What we are noting at this moment is that this veil of invisibility is uplifting. Let us give them platforms and scope to inspire us and make it a call to action for all generations. Change the way you think about age.
Let us make them believe that ageing is a success, not a burden.