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  • WB: 5 tea gardens shut, workers dying of hunger, sell children to survive 2 hours 13 minutes ago

    North Bengal: The shutdown of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink. They have been dying of malnutrition while some have even been selling their children to try and make ends meet. Forty-five-year-old Ratia Kharia is one of the thousand workers who lost their jobs...
  • WB: 3 men rape, murder minor girl, body found hanging from tree 3 days ago

    Kolkata: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in East Midnapore district of West Bengal. Her body was found hanging from a tree near her house. Locals suspected three men from the village to be behind the crime and beat them up. One of them was lynched while the...
  • CCTV footage shows 3-year-old child brutally thrashed by his tutor in Kolkata 4 days ago

    Kolkata: In a visual that can send shivers down your spine, a CCTV footage has emerged which shows a tutor brutally beating a 3-year-old child in Kolkata. The tutor is seen brutally hitting and throwing the child on the bed. It is being said that the parents of the child...
  • US announces $4.8 million for projects against child marriages 5 days ago

    Washington: The US has announced $4.8 million to fund projects in over half a dozen countries, including India, to end child and forced marriages. Other countries include Nepal, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Yemen. "We know the fight against child marriage is the fight against extreme poverty," US Agency for...
  • NHRC sends notices to AP government over beating up of blind student 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday has sent notices to Government of Andhra Pradesh. A two-member team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The...
  • AP: Hostel sealed, students shifted after caning of visually impaired children 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a two-member team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The hostel has now been sealed and the students will be moved...
  • India home to one in every three child brides in the world: UN report 6 days ago

    United Nations: India has the sixth highest prevalence of child marriage in the world with one in every three child bride living in India, a United Nations report said. Child marriage among girls is most common in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and India is among the top 10 countries with...
  • AP: Video shows visually impaired children being caned by teacher 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: In a shocking incident from the town of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a video has surfaced showing some visually-impaired children being beaten by their school principal and another unknown person. The children can be seen and heard screaming, begging to be spared in the video. While the children plead, the...
  • Bangalore rape case; stir continues, ABVP workers clash with police 6 days ago

    Bangalore: Protests over alleged rape of a six-year old girl turned violent on Monday as ABVP activists clashed with police in front of the public school, where the incident happened, leading to a lathicharge. After heated arguments, ABVP activists who besieged the Vibgyor High School, which is facing public anger for...
  • Bangaloreans come out in large to protest against minor's rape 1 week ago

    Bangalore residents came out in large numbers to protest against school authorities and sought justice for the 6-year-old girl who was raped in the school two weeks ago. More than 60,000 people have also signed a petition by change.org to make schools safer. ...
  • German MP charged over child porn allegations July 17, 2014

    Berlin: A German lawmaker who resigned earlier this year is now facing criminal charges for allegedly downloading child pornography onto his work computer, prosecutors said on Thursday. The prosecutor's office in the northern city of Hanover said that it had charged Sebastian Edathy, a former high-flying member of parliament known...
  • Bengal to sign MoUs with other states to combat trafficking July 17, 2014

    Kolkata: To facilitate rescue of trafficked victims, the West Bengal government is trying to sign MoUs with other states. State Children and Women's Welfare Minister, Shashi Panja said they had recently signed one such Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra and are now trying to sign MoUs with other states. "That helps...
  • Draft to amend Juvenile Justice Act ready, may be tabled in Parliament's Winter Session July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The draft to amend the Juvenile Justice Act has been finalised and will be presented to the Law Ministry for opinion, say sources. The Women and Child Welfare Ministry is hoping to table the draft in the Winter Session of Parliament after seeking the Law Ministry's opinion on...
  • Child dead after falling in manhole: HC notice to Delhi government, police July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought a response from the city government and the police on a man's plea seeking a compensation of Rs 20 lakh for the death of his minor son in 2013 after falling into an open manhole in Kondli area of east Delhi. Justice Manmohan...
  • Rs 1,000 every month for girls saved from child marriages July 15, 2014

    Chennai: In a bid to assist minor girls saved from child marriages, the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced a cash support of Rs 1,000 to each of them every month until they attain 18 years of age. Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi on Tuesday informed the Assembly that this financial...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 13, 2014

    This week, CJ puts its focus on the issues concerning the children. Be it the condition of government run schools, child labour or sexual harassment faced by young women, it's all here on the show. ...
  • Centre to launch rape crisis centres across India: Maneka Gandhi July 12, 2014

    Chennai: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Saturday said that the Centre was ready to launch Rape Crisis Centres across the country that would offer a range of support services for women victims of molestation. "To begin with, there will be one Rape Crisis Centre per district....
  • Replace sex education with format to make people aware about child pregnancy July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after courting controversy over his remarks on imparting sex education in schools, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said it should be replaced by a format which makes people aware about child pregnancy and associated evils. "I have spoken out against so-called sex education without pedagogy on this...
  • Samsung to probe child labour charges in China July 10, 2014

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Company said on Thursday that it was "urgently" investigating allegations that one of its suppliers in China employed children and underage students. China Labor Watch (CLW) said the supplier, Shinyang Electronics, was believed to have hired at least five workers under the age of 16. The New York-based watchdog...
  • Budget 2014: Jaitley aims to make roads safer for women, announces schemes for the girl child July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when there is growing demand for steps to ensure safety of women in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his Budget, announced various initiatives for the same. He also announced schemes for women empowerment and for the girl child. In an attempt to make road...
  • Iron pills to be distributed among school children in Uttarakhand July 9, 2014

    Iron folic acid tablets will be distributed among over eight lakh children of Uttarakhand every week to help them fight the problem of anemia. Citing the findings of National Health Survey which has found the problem of anemia rampant among children in Uttarakhand, Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar said 8,49,000 identified children...
  • Quick Quiz: Can you identify these child actors? July 8, 2014

    They are all stars in their own right now and they made their foray into films at an young age. Do you know Bollywood well? Can you identify these child actors? ...
  • US will deport child migrants July 8, 2014

    Washington: Most of the unaccompanied kids attempting to enter the United States through the southern border will not likely qualify for humanitarian relief and will be deported, the White House has said. "It's unlikely that most of the kids who go through this process will qualify for humanitarian relief, which...
  • Government considers proposal to give power to arrest to NCW July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to National Commission for Women (NCW) in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place and plans to extend NCW's jurisdiction to Jammu and Kashmir. The Ministry of Women and Child Development...
  • Watch: The trailer of James Franco's 'Child of God' June 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: The trailer for James Franco`s film adaptation of author Cormac McCarthy`s novel 'Child of God' has been unveiled. Franco directed and adapted the book for the big screen, with Scott Haze portraying deranged, cave-dwelling killer Lester Ballard, suggest reports. Tim Blake Nelson and Franco play lawmen who try to...
  • California authorities arrest 275 child predators June 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Authorities throughout Southern California have announced the arrests of more than 275 child predators that included a teaching assistant for special needs kids, a US Army soldier and a Los Angeles Fire Department officer. The month long "Operation Broken Heart" took place in May and involved dozens of local, state...
  • Harsh Vardhan outlines key to reduce maternal and child deaths June 26, 2014

    Washington: Asserting that the goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035 is well within reach, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has outlined six key actions to accelerate achieve this goal. This includes the power of belief, partnership, evidence, communication and gender equality, and untapped power in health...
  • Watch: Rani Mukherji looks fiesty and bold as senior inspector Shivani Shivaji Roy in 'Mardaani' trailer June 24, 2014

    Rani Mukerji is back and how! A sneak peek into 'Mardaani' via its trailer, which was launched here Tuesday, shows the actress as a bold, strong and fearless police officer who takes on the child trafficking mafia head on. The description of the trailer on YouTube reads - "Bold. Strong. Fearless....
  • Kerala HC directs government to furnish details of probe in children case June 24, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to furnish by July two the details of investigation conducted by police so far in the case relating to bringing of over 500 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal meant for orphanages in the state. Observing that it...