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  • 'Birdman' soars ahead in Independent Spirit Award nominations 5 hours 32 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Existential black comedy 'Birdman' led the Independent Spirit Awards nominees on Tuesday, as thriller 'Nightcrawler,' coming-of-age chronicle 'Boyhood' and civil rights drama 'Selma' followed with five nods each. 'Birdman,' which follows the journey of a washed-up actor as he embarks on a theater comeback, scored a Best Actor nod...
  • Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarhi asks to end slavery, calls for Anti-Child Labour Act 4 days ago

    Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi has sought the immediate enforcement of Anti-Child Labour Act to end slavery in the country. ...
  • UN calls on governments, adopts first-ever resolution to end child marriage 4 days ago

    United Nations: The United Nations has adopted the first-ever resolution calling on governments to stop child marriages, despite misgivings from countries who had hoped to include sex education as key to preventing the practice. About 15 million girls worldwide become child brides each year and globally, more than 700 million women...
  • Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarhi calls for Anti-Child Labour Act to end slavery 6 days ago

    London: Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi has sought the immediate enforcement of Anti-Child Labour Act to end slavery in the country. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN ahead of the Nobel Prize ceremony in London, Satyarthi said, "Enforce the Anti-Child Labour Act in India and have all forms of child...
  • If the youth come together, we can end child slavery, says Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi 1 week ago

    2014 Nobel Laureate and child's rights crusader Kailash Satyarthi while delivering the keynote address at the annual trust women conference in London said that with the help of the youth and prompt community interference, child trafficking can be controlled. ...
  • Need to stand up and act to end child slavery: Kailash Satyarthi November 18, 2014

    (By KailashSatyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and Monique Villa, CEO Thomson Reuters Foundation) As you read this article, 5.5 million children around the world are losing their childhood to slavery. They are being beaten, abused, and sometimes raped. They are forced to work in brothels, mines, brick kilns, on fishing boats,...
  • Kozhikode: Two 18-year-old students arrested for molesting LKG kid November 15, 2014

    Kozhikode: Two students at a private school were arrested on Saturday for allegedly molesting a four-and-a-half-year-old girl studying in LKG class in the same institution at Parakkadavu near Nadapuram in the district. The accused, both 18-year-old boys, are pursuing 'religious education' in the same campus run by a minority educational...
  • President gives awards to 20 children for exceptional achievement November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With a medal, a commemoration letter and a pat of encouragement on their shoulders, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday handed the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement to 20 talented and brave children on the occasion of Children's Day. Among the awardees at the function which was held...
  • Bilaspur tragedy: All invasive procedures must be done institutionally, says Maneka Gandhi November 14, 2014

    Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi called the Bilaspur incident as a very unfortunate one. "The one lesson we have learned from this is that all invasive procedures must be done institutionally," said Gandhi. ...
  • Gujarat: Two babies dead, one critical after government's immunisation programme November 14, 2014

    Surendranagar: Highlighting yet another case of poor child health care in the country, two babies have died after being administered medicines at a government-run immunisation programme in Surendranagar in Gujarat. One other baby is also critically ill after the immunisation programme. The babies who lost their lives are twins. The...
  • Children's Day special: Stark reality of child health in India November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: It is Children's Day today. As the nation celebrates the day, there is a need to analyse the real state of affairs that the children in the country face. In a picture that has not been a reassuring one, 13 lakh children die every year in the country...
  • Supreme Court asks Centre about steps to trace missing kids November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to spell out its position on the standing operating procedures (SOPs) formulated by the National Legal Service Authority (NALSA) on missing children and the steps taken to trace them. The bench of Chief Justice HL Dattu, Justice Madan B Lokur and...
  • Robert Varley incident requires stricter visa norms to curb incidences of child abuse November 12, 2014

    Child sex abuser Robert Varley exposes chilling loopholes in dealing with cases that involves a foreign national indulging in such horrific crimes. ...
  • Raymond Worley eviction was sad for us: Children right activist Najrana Imaan November 12, 2014

    Raymond Worley was wanted in India for long in connection to child abuse and molestation cases. ...
  • Government urged to provide free Pneumonia vaccine to save children November 9, 2014

    Coimbatore: The local chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) reiterated its appeal to both the Centre and state Governments to provide free Pneumococcal vaccine to children to prevent the increasing death rates due to Pneumonia. Our country witnesses nearly 45 million Pneumonia cases among children below five years, of...
  • Eliminating child labour: Delhi government accepts NGO's suggestions November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The city government on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan's suggestions for eliminating child child labour from the national capital are "acceptable and workable". In view of the statement made by the Additional Labour Commissioner of Delhi government, a bench of Chief Justice...
  • Bengaluru: Parents continue to protest November 3, 2014

    The Karnataka CM has ordered a task force that will be set up to monitor cases of child abuse and their trials. Parents continued their protests outside the school where the latest incident of rape was alleged. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Story of the missing children November 2, 2014

    According to the NCRB 60,000 children go missing every year despite the fact that big states like Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Bihar, along with Punjab and Jharkhand, did not provide the data for missing children. ...
  • Bengaluru rape case: Girl's parents fight for greater accountability of school November 2, 2014

    Bengaluru: In the rape case of a 6-year-old girl, Bengaluru Police have decided to file cases against the school for violating safety rules amidst criticism that the government hasn't reacted effectively enough. The parents of the rape victim are also fighting for greater accountability of school. The minor girl's father...
  • Bangalore rape: Rajya Sabha member calls for regulation of schools November 1, 2014

    Condemning the incidents of sexual abuse of minor girl students in Bangalore school, Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrashekhar called for regulation of educational institutions. ...
  • Hyderabad: School under scanner for sexual abuse of students November 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: A reputed private school in Hyderabad has been served with notice by State Commission for Protection of Child Rights after repeated complaints of corporal punishment. But when the committee inspecting the case went to the school, some girl students complained of sexual harassment. "I feel scared to go to...
  • Hyderabad: State Child Rights Protection Team visits school after students complain of sexual harassment October 31, 2014

    The state child right protection team visited a school in Hyderabad after students complained that they were beaten quite often and were even sexually harassed. The school was earlier served with a notice but the authorities allegedly never replied. The team has given directions to the school and asked school...
  • Education key to ending child labour: Kailash Satyarthi October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Nobel laureate and child rights champion Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday said governments around the world "must invest" more on education to eradicate child labour and "build a peaceful society". "I strongly believe in good quality education for all the children of the world. So, the international community, the governments,...
  • Kerala: Couples in the waiting for 4 years for child adoption, only 72 kids on the list for 800 applicants October 28, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: At least 800 childless couples in Kerala are waiting to adopt a child, but the availability of children in orphanages is a big issue as just 72 are waiting for adoption. The couples say the legal procedures are daunting. Ambika and Anil Kumar have not been able to have a...
  • Bangalore rape: School reopens amidst concerns over safety of students October 27, 2014

    The Bangalore school where a 3-year-old school student was allegedly raped reopened on Monday after 5 days. Anxiety was evident on the faces of parents as the classes resumed for 1st standard to 5th standard after a week of protests and the arrest of one person. The school has been...
  • Bangalore rape: Accused produced before Magistrate, sent to six-day police custody October 26, 2014

    Bangalore: An office assistant, who was arrested for the sexual assault of a three-and-a-half-year-old girl at a city school, was remanded in six days police custody by a magisterial court on Sunday. 42-year-old Gundappa, an office assistant in the Orchids International School, was arrested yesterday. He was produced before magistrate Shubha...
  • Bangalore school shocker: How to make our schools safer? October 24, 2014

    A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a Bangalore school on Tuesday. The angry parents staged a protest and asked the authorities to address their concerns over the incidence. ...
  • Bangalore minor rape: Police arrest school staff member October 24, 2014

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Police on Friday arrested one person in connection with the alleged rape of a three-year-old inside the premises of her school. The person arrested, KK Reddy, is a member of the school management. The arrest came after a criminal case was lodged against him. Three others have...
  • Goa: 64-year-old man held for allegedly raping minor relative October 19, 2014

    Panaji: A 64-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping his minor niece in South Goa district, the police said on Sunday. The accused, Kondlo Vithoba Velip, living in Morpirla village of Quepem taluka, allegedly confined the 10-year-old girl in a room at a house in his neighbourhood where he raped...
  • Child right is a matter of international concern: Justice Lokur October 18, 2014

    Shillong: Supreme Court Judge, Justice Madan B Lokur on Saturday said that child rights is a matter of international concern and it is time that the issue needs to be concentrated at the national sphere by breaking 'compartmental-barriers'. "We now have to concentrate on the...