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Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme, Government of Bihar

The Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme was introduced in 2009-10 as part of the National Social Assistance Programme to provide financial assistance to widows. Eligibility Widows between 40-59 years of age belonging to below poverty line (BPL) families are eligible for advantages under this Scheme. Benefits The benefits under the Scheme include a monthly …

In UP, BJP to appoint 100 women as triple talaq pramukh

AHEAD OF the Winter Session, when the Centre’s ordinance making sudden triple talaq a criminal offense is likely to be tabled in Parliament, the BJP has appointed two “teen talaqpramukhs” in Uttar Pradesh to reach out to triple talaq victims and seek their suggestions for better rehabilitation. While Dr. NaziaAlam and Shahnaz Khan, both state …

The government has prepared a time-bound programme for distribution of high-quality smartphones free of cost to people under the 'Sanchar Kranti Yojana(SKY)'

A limited and comprehensive health strategy is in place to ensure safe pregnancies and check incidents of miscarriage, Health Minister JP Nadda said today. Under this strategy, pregnant mothers are given proper medical care, supplements and other necessary help under a central government scheme, he said in the Lok Sabha. “An exhaustive and comprehensive health …

For Women Auto Drivers Near Mumbai, Sexual Slurs, Abuse

For more than a year, Manisha Ravindra Kohli, a mother of two, has been riding her saffron-colored auto through the chaotic streets of Thane, an eastern suburb of Mumbai. She lucked out when she was selected for a government scheme that reserves 5% of rickshaw permits for women. But hostility and harassment has recently been …

Congress launches toll-free number to take manifesto suggestions from the public

The Congress in Rajasthan on Friday commenced its ‘Jan Ghoshna Patra’ campaign, under which a tollfree number has been launched with the objective of getting suggestions from the public for its election manifesto. Senior Congress leader and president of the manifesto committee Harish Choudhary said that this initiative has been taken up to increase the …

Section 144 imposed in Sabarimala as temple opens for devotees on Monday

The Pathanamthitta district collector in Kerala has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in Sabarimala and attached areas ahead of the ChithiraAvittom Pooja. The hill shrine in Sabarimala will be open for devotees on November 5 and 6. Prohibitory orders will be in place from Saturday midnight till Tuesday at 12 pm. District collector PB …

Scheme of Financial Assistance for Children with Special Needs, Goa

The government of Goa has come up with a new project to educate children of special needs. Objective: The major objective of this scheme was to improve the educational opportunities for children with special needs by way of providing financial assistance. This scheme was formulated to create children with disabilities independent so that they do …

Women Welfare Programme for Self Help Group (SHGs) and Mahila Mandal, Arunachal Pradesh

Under the Scheme Directorate endeavors to create awareness amongst the women beneficiaries about several programmes of the State Government and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Women & Child Development aiming at the Welfare of the Women. The Women Groups are sent to the different portion of the …

Sabarimala rowDevotee organizations say Kerala Police's new security measures may only compound chaos

The new security measures being launched by Kerala Police to deal with law and order issues triggered by the 28 September Supreme Court verdict allowing entry of women of all ages to the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala may compound the chaos during the two-month Mandalakala puja from 16 November. The protests by the Sangh Parivar …

PM Modi pays heartfelt tribute to Indian soldiers on the 100th anniversary of WWI, reaffirms commitment to world peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid heartfelt petition to the Indian soldiers who fought in the World War I. He also reiterated India’s commitment to world peace and pledged to make an atmosphere where wars do not occur. Taking to Twitter on the 100th anniversary of the World War I, PM Modi tweets; “Today, …

Congress releases manifesto for MP polls

The Congress on Saturday promised to pay off farm loans of up to Rs 2 lakh and provide a “salary grant” for five years to industries offering jobs to the youth if elected to power in Madhya Pradesh. Releasing its manifesto for the November 28 Assembly polls, the main opposition party also promised a slew …

Scientists are utilizing gold nanoparticles

Scientists are utilizing gold nanoparticles that act as tumor-seeking missiles to target prostate cancer, in a first-of-its-kind clinical trial. The nanoparticles or nanoshells are created of small layers of silica glass formed into a sphere and wrapped in a thin layer of gold. The shells seek out and saturate cancerous cells, and their advanced vibrational …