Child Marriage

  • Power of 49: 14-year-old Bina's fight against child marriages 09-03-2014 12:10 AM

    The law of the land may have banned Child Marriage but thousands of girls in far flung villages of India still suffer from its curse. On International Women's Day we meet 14 year old Bina Kalindi, who chose to fight this archaic practice. Power of 49 an honour that recognises...
  • Some Indian laws reinforce gender inequality: UN 14-11-2013 09:39 PM

    New Delhi: Some Indian laws promote a preference for sons over daughters, the United Nations said on Thursday in a report that highlights the country's struggle to reverse a long-term decline in the number of girls. Bans on child marriage, pre-natal sex selection tests and dowries are poorly enforced, while...
  • Noida: Techie thrashed for trying to stop child marriage 21-09-2013 08:56 AM

    Noida: A 29-year-old techie was allegedly thrashed when she tried to stop a child marriage in Noida. The victim is a volunteer with an NGO. The techie has now been admitted to a hospital and is in the ICU with serious injuries. The prospective groom who attacked the techie has...
  • News briefs: Private hospitals to provide free treatment to BPL families in Guna 06-08-2013 11:51 PM

    Three private hospitals in the city have decided to provide free treatment to families below the poverty line (BPL). These hospitals will also provide smart cards to the BPL families. According to the health department officials, more than one lakh BPL families in the district will be provided with the...
  • Video: Minor girl from Yemen raises pitch against child marriage 01-08-2013 12:43 PM

    An 11-year-old girl from Yemen raised her pitch against child marriage by uploading a Youtube video that became viral. But now questions have been raised by her family on her accusations. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: 19 arrested for conducting child marriages 27-06-2013 01:56 AM

    Dharmapuri: The district administration and police have stopped conducting of child marriages and 19 persons including four grooms were arrested in this regard at H Pudhupatti village, 60 kms from Dharmapuri on Wednesday. Parents of four minor girls of the village have arranged marriage to their daughters to conduct on...
  • WB: Real Hero Sangita Bauri wages battle against child marriage 01-05-2013 04:54 PM

    Purulia: Every second girl in India is married underage, according to UNFPA data. The UNFPA also says that India has the highest number of child brides. Nearly 47 per cent of girls are married under the legal age of 18. The agency adds that nearly 140 million child marriages may...
  • Ineligibility rule for discouraging child marriage dropped 25-04-2013 01:55 AM

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Government on Wednesday decided to change the rule which makes those getting married before attaining the required age ineligible for government job. The decision was taken by the state cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal. "Child-marriage is arranged by the...
  • WB: Prez awards girls for opposing child marriage 08-12-2011 02:28 AM

    New Delhi: Fifteen-year-old Sangita Bauri never feared her parents and society when she opposed her forcible marriage in a remote village in West Bengal but she trembled when she was honoured in New Delhi by President Pratibha Patil for her feat. Bauri along with two other young girls- Mukti Majhi,...
  • 10 years: 100 million child brides worldwide 16-11-2011 09:21 AM

    UN started a campaign to mobilise 150000 teenagers in the US to file a petition the White House to fight against child marriages worldwide. ...
  • Real Hero Grace rescues 'joginis' in Andhra 08-08-2011 08:48 AM

    Hyderabad: A cruel and medieval tradition of poor Dalit girls, forcefully married off to the village deity and then sexually abused by the men in the village, still continues in Andhra Pradesh. But there is one woman standing up to it. Grace Nirmala helps rescue these girls and runs a...
  • Real Heroes: Fight against child marriage 30-07-2011 05:44 PM

    On this episode of 'Real Heroes' we bring you the voices of change from the east of India. ...
  • Real Heroes: Bina fights against child marriage 25-07-2011 08:51 AM

    Purulia: Fourteen-year-old Bina Kalindi, a resident of West Bengal's Purulia district is fighting the illegal but still prevalent practice of Child Marriages. In the land of the powerful Goddess, her daughters are helpless. Even before they can realize, child marriage or 'ballo vivaho' abruptly ends their childhood and they are...
  • No end to child marriage in Rajasthan 07-06-2011 10:18 AM

    Jaipur: The illegal practice of child marriage is rampant in Rajasthan. Those opposing it are either ostracised from villages or threatened. A 5-year old girl from Farkiya village in Ajmer was married off to her 8-year old groom on May 16. But hers was far from the only child marriage...
  • No end to child marriages in Rajasthan 02-06-2011 09:14 AM

    New Delhi: Staring - seemingly into the Rajasthan government's claims of having curbed child marriages - is this five-year old bride from Farkiya village in Ajmer. She was married off to her eight-year old groom on May 16. But hers was far from the only child marriage that took place...
  • New Rajasthan law may aid child marriages 22-01-2010 09:59 AM

    The step is being seen by legal experts as an attempt at legalising the practice. ...
  • Balika Vadhu, soap with a social message 17-07-2008 05:03 PM

    VVS Laxman, Hemang Badani, Dinesh Karthik, Baba Aparajith, Parvez Rassol, Rohit Motwani, Jiwanjot Singh, Mayank Sidana, Manpreet Juneja and Rujul Bhatt reached three figures and Kedar Jadhav made 327. ...
  • Gehlot in trouble for attending 'mass wedding of minors' 26-04-2008 12:19 AM

    New Delhi: India's 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev feels that the time has run out for Sachin Tendulkar and the batting maestro should immediately retire from international cricket. Kapil believes that Tendulkar, who has scored 68 runs in four innings in the ongoing tri-series in Australia, should have...
  • 10-yr-old girl foils forcible marriage 28-04-2007 03:36 PM

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  • 4-yr-old girl wed to 45-yr man in Pak 10-02-2007 12:10 AM

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  • The child marriage law grows up 15-12-2006 08:25 AM

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  • Female foeticide stirs DU girls 15-12-2006 08:14 AM

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  • Marry a daughter, get the other free 15-11-2006 08:18 AM

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  • Govt in soup over marriage listing 29-09-2006 08:44 AM

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