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  • Government women employees can get two-year leave for child care: SC 16-04-2014 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that a woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. A bench of justices SJ Mukhopadhaya and V Gopala Gowda set aside the order of Calcutta High...
  • Volvo's inflatable child car seat concept that fits into a small bag 14-04-2014 01:13 PM

    Child car seats are important for the safety of infants, but carrying a seat along is a pain and also eats up sitting space. To solve this, Volvo has designed an inflatable rearward-faced child seat concept that weighs around 5kgs and fits into a small bag. The concept seat has...
  • Running a government is no child's play: Sonia Gandhi tells Kejriwal 30-03-2014 06:40 PM

    New Delhi: In the first ever attack by Sonia Gandhi on Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP, the Congress President on Sunday targeted the new party on its 49-day-long rule in Delhi. Addressing a rally in Delhi's Karol Bagh, Sonia said, "Some people think, running a government is a child's play. Running a...
  • Indian NGO starts 'wear a white bindi' project to campaign against child marriage 28-03-2014 11:14 AM

    New Delhi: Sporting a white bindi might make for a style statement but the quirky trend is now being used to speak up against the practice of child marriages. To mobilise public opinion against child marriages, an NGO today kickstarted a 'No Child Brides' campaign here by unveiling an interactive...
  • My daughter starts nursery next month. This is how she told me to let go, breathe and relax 19-03-2014 03:29 PM

    Then I would have scorned at my future self for sitting dreamily and almost romanticizing my past. It was nothing exotic. None of the cliched walking 5 kilometers to school and reading under the street lamp. But I had my share of hardships that now seem like little adventures from...
  • 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...
  • Superintendent of Kanya Ashram, her husband booked for sexually assaulting two girls 08-03-2014 09:32 PM

    Two minor girls of a residential school in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district were allegedly subjected to sexual abuse by husband of its superintendent over past few months, police said on Saturday. Police have booked the superintendent of Kanya Ashram, located in Dhanora village, and her husband in this connection. "A case...
  • In mother's absence, father is child's natural guardian: Bombay HC 02-03-2014 03:25 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has granted custody of a minor boy to his father, who was accused of murdering his wife, after observing that in the absence of a mother, a child's natural guardian is the father. A division bench of Justices PV Hardas and AS Gadkari was hearing...
  • Power of 49: Prakash Kaur a mother of 60 girls 28-02-2014 06:56 PM

    Abandoned by her parents for being a girl, Prakash Kaur has set up the 'Unique Home for girls' where she looks after over 60 girls left by their families. Prakash set up the home on the land allotted by the Gurudwara. ...
  • Beijing eases one child norm as China adopts new policy 21-02-2014 05:35 PM

    Chinese capital Beijing relaxed its one-child per couple birth control policy on Friday, allowing them to have a second offspring if either parent is an only child. An amendment to Beijing's population and family planning regulations was approved at a meeting of the standing committee of the Beijing municipal people's...
  • People from any religious background are free to adopt child: SC 19-02-2014 07:26 PM

    New Delhi: Irrespective of their religious background, people are free to adopt children, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday paving the way for adoption of child by persons hailing from Muslim community even though it is not allowed under their personal law. Holding that Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of...
  • The Kidnapping Child Experiment: Yousef Erakat tests people on how they would react if a child was being abducted in front of them 12-02-2014 12:31 PM

    YouTube user Yousef Erakat decides to make a video of how people would react if a child is being abducted in front of them. The video, titled The Kidnapping Child Experiment, features a child posing as someone who is being abducted. He runs to different people on the road and...
  • Bal Ganesha Sadhil Kapoor to now host a talk show 08-02-2014 05:12 PM

    Mumbai: Child actor Sadhil Kapoor, known for his role of The Bal Ganesha on TV, will now be seen as Captian Tiao on a talk show which will be aired on Disney Channel. The eight-year-old, who has been a part of numerous television shows and commercials, will now interview famous...
  • Woody Allen calls adpoted daughter Dylan Farrow's allegations of child molestation 'disgraceful' 03-02-2014 10:47 AM

    New York: Woody Allen called Dylan Farrow's allegations of child molestation "untrue and disgraceful," signaling that he would fight renewed claims dating back to Allen's tempestuous relationship with actress Mia Farrow in the early 1990s. The movie director's publicist Leslee Dart said in an email Sunday that Allen has read...
  • Delhi Waveriders beat Kalinga Lancers 4-3 in HIL 02-02-2014 10:48 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Delhi Waveriders prevailed over Kalinga Lancers 4-3 in a tense match with Simon Child scoring two goals in a Hero Hockey India League match here on Sunday. Delhi, who had thrashed the same opponents 5-0 at home on January 30, today faced a stiff resistance but came out unscathed...
  • Need change in society's attitude towards girl child: Krishna Tirath 24-01-2014 10:00 PM

    New Delhi: There is a need to bring about an attitudinal change in society as regards its outlook towards the girl child through the use of legislation and advocacy, Union Minister Krishna Tirath said on Friday on the occasion of National Girl Child Day. "There is a need to bring...
  • 5-month-old baby girl dies in Muzaffarnagar relief camp 24-01-2014 03:29 PM

    A five-month-old baby girl has succumbed to pneumonia in a relief camp at Malakpur village in Shamli district. Superintendent of Government Health Centre of Kairana, Charan Singh said a team has been sent for inquiry into the death of the child. According to camp organiser Maulana Aslem, Shabnam contracted pneumonia...
  • 7 new pending Bills You Should be Aware Of in 2014 23-01-2014 12:51 PM

    1. The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013 The real estate sector is largely unregulated. There is lack of standardisation, transparency and consumer protection. Introduced in August 2013, this Bill deals with residential real estate, and looks into the transactional (buying and selling) aspect of the sector; it aims...
  • 'You ruined my childhood', molested student tells her teacher on webcam; video goes viral on YouTube 22-01-2014 01:03 PM

    Los Angeles: A California educator has resigned after a woman accused her in a YouTube video of abusing her when she was a 12-year-old student, school authorities said on Tuesday, and police said they were looking into the allegations. In a video that went viral, 28-year-old Jamie Carrillo speaks into...
  • 97 child labourers working in factories rescued, sent back home 22-01-2014 11:31 AM

    "Altogether 97 child labourers hailing from different places of Bihar, who were rescued in Rajasthan returned to Gaya on Tuesday," official sources said. The children, who had been working in different factories in Rajasthan, arrived by a train from Jaipur and were received by officials in Gaya. The news about...
  • 97 child labourers return home after being rescued from Rajasthan 22-01-2014 08:39 AM

    "Altogether 97 child labourers hailing from different places of Bihar, who were rescued in Rajasthan returned to Gaya on Tuesday," official sources said. The children, who had been working in different factories in Rajasthan, arrived by a train from Jaipur and were received by officials in Gaya. The news about...
  • Mumbai: Man arrested for employing, torturing 11-year-old girl 13-01-2014 11:57 AM

    Mumbai: A 38-year-old man has been arrested for employing and allegedly torturing an 11-year-old girl. The wife of the accused is still absconding. The police claim that the girl was being assaulted for over two years now. The police also say that the man and his wife also denied food...
  • 15-year-old boy allegedly rapes 7-year-old girl in Andhra Pradesh 13-01-2014 09:26 AM

    Visakhapatnam: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 15-year-old boy at Yeguvapeta in Bheemunipatnam town in the district, police said. The minor girl's parents approached the Bheemunipatnam police and lodged a complaint against the accused, they said. He allegedly lured the girl, who is from the same community and...
  • BJP, Cong take on Narad Rai for 'insensitive' comments over deaths at Muzaffarnagar relief camps 13-01-2014 09:04 AM

    Opposition parties on Sunday launched a scathing attack on UP minister Narad Rai over his remarks on deaths in Muzaffarnagar relief camps, saying the SP government was insensitive to the plight of the people and demanded an action against him. Under fire, the minister, however, said deaths cannot be averted...
  • Over 50 child labourers rescued in Jaipur 10-01-2014 08:57 PM

    As many as 52 child labourers within the age group of 7 to 12 years were rescued from the clutches of minority contractors who involved them in making bangles and handicraft items at a house here, police said on Friday. The police arrested five persons, identified as Mohammad Fareed, Mubarik,...
  • 2-year-old falls into 200-feet deep borewell, Army called in for rescue 07-01-2014 10:45 AM

    A two-and-a-half-year-old boy fellinto a 200-feet deep borewell in Rajasthan's Churu districtfollowing which Army personnel were pressed into service torescue the trapped child. The boy, Radheshyam, fell into the borewell on Monday eveningwhile he was trying to cross over the open shaft which wascovered with a sack, the police said...
  • Delhi: Body of newborn girl found dumped in garbage, probe ordered 06-01-2014 11:22 PM

    New Delhi: The body of a newborn girl, which was supposed to be preserved in the mortuary of Mata Chanan Devi hospital in the national capital, was found lying in a bio-waste truck outside its premises on Monday morning. Later in the day, Delhi government ordered an inquiry into the...
  • Body of 16-year-old missing boy found in under construction house 01-01-2014 12:58 PM

    Body of missing 16-year-old boy has been found in an under construction house in Chargawan area here, police said on Wednesday. Body of Vishal alias Virat, a Class 10th student of MP Public Junior High School, was found in an under construction house in Chargawan area by some children, who...
  • China formally eases one-child policy, abolishes labour camps 29-12-2013 09:41 AM

    Beijing: China formally approved on Saturday easing its decades-long one-child policy and the abolition of a controversial labour camp system, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Both were among a sweeping raft of reforms announced last month after a meeting of the ruling Communist Party that mapped out policy for...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: making mockery of deaths at relief camps 27-12-2013 07:59 PM

    Shamli: In Uttar Pradesh, the theatre of the absurd continues. After a government panel report found that 34 childern had indeed died in relief camps in Muzzafarnagar, the state home secretary came up with a gem. "Children have died of pneumonia, not of cold. Nobody can die of cold. If...