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Priyanka Gandhi addressed...
The Supreme Court told the Election Commission to increase the count of slips for VVPAT (Voter Verified Paper Trail Audit) machines in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi stated "We want you to increase the counting of VVPAT slips. Right now, you are counting...
Air India on Monday was forced to withdraw its boarding passes carrying an advertisement featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani following criticism on social media.
According to the media reports Air India spokesperson Dhananjay Kumar said: "Air India has decided to roll back the boarding passes of Vibrant Gujarat which had photos of the prime minister and the Gujarat chief minister."
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Both Rawat and Malik joined the BJP at its headquarters in New Delhi in the presence of party national general secretary Dr. Anil Jain. Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala was also present at the event.
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Colors’ hit reality show ‘Rising Star 3’ has got itself in a spot of bother over a prank by its judges Shankar Mahadevan, Diljit Dosanjh and Neeti Mohan which may have backfired.
The popular singing reality TV show is out with its latest season and on episode three, it called two contestants, a singing duo. After establishing that they make quite a Jai-Veeru kind of pair, the two went on to praise Neeti.
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Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said Monday that once the Rafale is inducted into the Indian Air Force, Pakistan "will not come anywhere near the LoC".
In an exclusive talk with ANI on Rafale's air-to-air capability in a combat situation, Dhanoa said, "When the Rafale comes in, it will ensure that the deterrence of our air defense will increase manifold and they (Pakistan) will not come anywhere near our Line of Control or border. That kind of capability we will possess for which presently they (Pakistan)...
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.