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  • Government to launch its most ambitious scheme to reduce infant mortality rate tomorrow Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry will launch its most ambitious plan to reduce child mortality rate in India on Thursday. According to sources, the government plans to reduce the mortality rate from 29/1000 to single digits. Under the plan, the government plans to provide Vitamin K injection to all new borns...
  • India has the highest number of deaths among children below 5 2 days ago

    United Nations: India's child mortality rate has dropped by more than half since 1990 but it still recorded the world's highest number of deaths among children below age five in 2013, a United Nations report said on Tuesday, acknowledging the progress made by the world's second most populous nation. The report,...
  • India has second-highest number of child marriages: UN report 6 days ago

    United Nations:India had the highest number of unregistered children under age five between 2000 and 2012 and the second-highest number of child marriages, according to a UN report which said the country still needs to improve immunisation coverage and stop gender-based sex selection. The report 'Improving Children's Lives, Transforming the Future...
  • Bangalore: Tuition teacher arrested for sexually assaulting minor September 10, 2014

    Bangalore: A tuition teacher has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in Bangalore. The incident took place last week when the tuition teacher called her individually to his house for a class and allegedly sexually assaulted her. The minor had been going to the man's house for tuition...
  • Delhi government to teach children refusal skills to prevent their abuse September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government is devising comprehensive awareness modules to prevent child abuse, especially sexual abuse. The awareness modules are not only meant for children but also for the parents, teachers and other care givers in Homes where children in need of care and protection are lodged. "Though there are...
  • Prince William, Kate thrilled as they expect their 2nd child September 9, 2014

    Prince George is not going to be an only child for long, Prince William, Kate are expecting their second baby. William's younger brother, Prince Harry said that he could not wait for the little one to join their family. ...
  • Child marriage worse than rape, says Delhi court September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Child marriage "is an evil worse than rape" and should be completely eradicated from society, said a Delhi court while ordering registration of a case against a girl's parents for getting her married at a tender age. Metropolitan magistrate Shivani Chauhan issued the direction while hearing a case...
  • WB: Mother takes son to police for raping minor September 6, 2014

    Canning (WB): A youth was arrested on a complaint of his mother for allegedly raping a minor girl near a school at Diamond Harbour in South 24-Parganas district, police said on Saturday. "Najir Seikh, a bus conductor, was arrested after his mother Ainur Bibi lodged a complaint with the Diamond Harbour...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 5, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: School children talk to Narendra Modi on Teacher's day September 5, 2014

    On Friday, September 5, the occasion of Teachers' Day, student's across the country listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teacher's Day speech, through live telecast and webcast. He kept his speech short but focused on the key aspects of education in the changing times. ...
  • Actress Scarlett Johansson gives birth to daughter September 5, 2014

    Reuters: Actress Scarlett Johansson has given birth to a girl, her first child with her journalist fiance, the actress' representative confirmed on Thursday. Johansson, 29, and French journalist Romain Dauriac welcomed daughter Rose, the first child for both of them. The couple have been engaged since September 2013. The "Captain America" actress...
  • HC takes note of child workers, seeks report from Delhi government September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday took note of the slow pace in rescuing and rehabilitating child workers in the national capital and asked the city government to consider the suggestions given by an NGO on the issue. "The senior advocate, appearing for the NGO, today filed the...
  • Dubai: Indian woman charged for having illegitimate child September 2, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian man filed a case in a court in the UAE against his wife, who gave birth to a child in 2010 despite their not having sex for eight years, a media report said on Tuesday. The man, who is identified only as RJ, 48, said that he moved...
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  • Attached to the concept and need for women empowerment, girl child education: Modi to Japan September 2, 2014

    Tokyo: On the fourth day of his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with students of Sacred Heart University in Tokyo and stressed on the need for women empowerment. At an all women's college in Tokyo, Modi listed steps taken by him for girl-child education and women...
  • 40 children trafficked from Assam rescued in Mumbai September 1, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra CID, with the support of an NGO rescued as many as 40 children from an alleged child trafficking racket in Mumbai on Monday. The children, 36 of whom were girls, were from Assam and were working in the fishery industry as child labourers. The children have been brought...
  • Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF August 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Notwithstanding a better gender balance in the southern part of the country, child marriage has been found to be on the rise in Kerala in recent years, according to UNICEF. "In the southern part of India we have a relatively better gender balance which explains lower rates of child marriage....
  • Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF August 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Notwithstanding a better gender balance in the southern part of the country, child marriage has been found to be on the rise in Kerala in recent years, according to UNICEF. "In the southern part of India we have a relatively better gender balance which explains lower rates of child marriage....
  • Rajasthan: 8-year-old beaten up by teacher for not bringing book to school, dies of injuries August 29, 2014

    Dausa: In a shocking incident in Rajasthan, an 8-year old girl has died after allegedly being beaten up by her teacher in school. The incident took place at a private school in the Nandera village in Rajasthan's Dausa district on Tuesday. The girl's father has alleged that his daughter was...
  • What is love? 6-year-old's wise note on love is an eye-opener for all of us August 26, 2014

    A six-year-old's note on love is the most philosophical thing on the Internet today. This will remind you of how much we complicate our lives. The child wrote: "Love is when you are missing some of your teeth but you're not afraid to smile because you know your friends will...
  • Abolition of child marriage in India to take 50 more years: UNICEF August 26, 2014

    Kolkata: India has witnessed a decline in child marriage in the last two decades, but going by the slow pace it will require another 50 years to abolish the practice from the country, according to UNICEF. "Child marriage has been declining at a rate of one per cent per year in...
  • Mathura: MP Hema Malini promises all help to abandoned baby August 22, 2014

    In Mathura, a two-day-old baby girl was found abandoned outside a temple in Mathura. Baby Prema is now being taken care of at an orphanage. After Network18 aired this story, many people have come forward to offer help. ...
  • Bangalore: 13-year-old boy thrashed, made to walk on his knees at a government shelter home August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: In a shocking incident reported from a government shelter home in Bangalore, a 13-year-old boy was brutally thrashed with a rod in the shelter. The boy was allegedly taken to the shelter home mistakenly, thinking that he might be an orphan. The boy was then allegedly assaulted in the...
  • CNN-IBN Campaign: 2-day-old baby abandoned for being a girl child, help her find a home August 22, 2014

    Two-year-old baby was abandoned just because she was a girl child. Baby Prema is now being taken care of at an an orphanage in Mathura. CNN-IBN is carrying out a campaign appealing for help and a good household for baby Prema. ...
  • Mathura: Two-day old child abandoned for being a girl, actor Deepika Padukone appeals for help August 22, 2014

    Mathura: Actor Deepika Padukone has appealed for help for a two-day old girl child abandoned by her mother in Mathura for being a girl. "If I was not working I would have adopted her. I hope she gets shelter and somebody takes care of her," said Deepika. It is Deepika's wish...
  • No child's play: Why online bullying is going from bad to worse August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Exposure to the cyber world may have helped children expand their mental horizons but it has many downsides, the latest being cyber bullying. A concerned government and industry stakeholders are now taking steps to spread awareness and educate people to stop this turning into another modern-age malaise. "Child bullying...
  • Ghaziabad: 60-year-old man sexually assaults minor girl, residents indulge in violence August 18, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Tension gripped Loni area of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh on Monday after a nine-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by 60-year-old man. Angry residents have damaged a police vehicle and indulged in arson and damaged some property. Section 144 been imposed in the area and Rapid Action Force has been...
  • Kindergarten horror: Six-year-old mercilessly beaten by school teacher in Ghaziabad August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A six-year-old lower kindergarten student was mercilessly beaten for not doing his homework by a school teacher in Ghaziabad. The incident took place on Saturday. The student suffered severe bruises on his back and hips. The victim's family claims that he was beaten with an iron rod. "The teacher beat...
  • Kerala: Mukkam Muslim orphanage violated funding rules, says rights panel August 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Months after more than 450 children from Bihar and Jharkhand were brought illegally to the Mukkam Muslim orphanage in Kerala, it is under the scanner once again. A probe report by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) has revealed that the orphanage violated funding rules and lied about not receiving...
  • Independence Day celebrated in Mizoram August 15, 2014

    Aizawl: The 68th Independence Day was celebrated in Mizoram on Friday with Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla unfurling the national flag at the Assam Rifles ground. The chief minister, in his Independence Day speech, said the state has achieved success in economic, educational and societal empowerment of people. "The Mizoram government has achieve...