Tag: Senior Citizen

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Basic facilities mandatory at all poll booths: EC

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday directed all the states and union territories across the country to ensure Assured Minimum Facilities (AMF) at all polling stations for the convenience of the voters. The EC, in an official statement to the chief electoral officers, listed the facilities to be provided on the voting day […]

Senior citizens should get meaningful pension: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that senior citizens should get a meaningful pension to live with dignity, and not just the equivalent of Rs 92 at current value. The apex court said the State was “obligated to ensure” that the right to live with dignity that includes reasonable shelter, health care, clothing […]

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Close shave for Odia pilgrims as truck hits bus in Vellore

Bhubaneswar: Around 30 senior citizens from Odisha who were on a pilgrimage had a close shave today after a bus in which they were travelling met with an accident in Vellore of Tamil Nadu. All of them sustained minor injuries and left for their destination soon after the first aid, sources said. The incident occurred […]

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1000 senior citizens go on pilgrimage under govt scheme

Berhampur: As many as 1000 senior citizens left for Tirupati of Andhra Pradesh and Vellore of Tamil Nadu on a pilgrimage trip from Berhampur on Thursday under government’s Baristha Nagarika Tirtha Yatra Yojana. The pilgrims boarded a special train arranged by the State government after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off the second phase of […]

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Senior citizens in Bhubaneswar walk for fitness and better health

Bhubaneswar: Vindicating the statement ‘Health is Wealth’, hundreds of senior citizens walked from Master Canteen to Ram Mandir in Bhubaneswar in a walkathon organised by Lyflink and Sports Science India. The motive behind organising such a walkathon is to make the senior citizens aware about growing health and fitness issues. “One kilometre of walking is […]

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