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  • Kerala: Parents marry off minor girl to moneylender; case registered 5 days ago

    Idukki: In a shocking incident, parents of a minor girl hailing from a remote village at Nedumkandam in Kerala's Idukki district allegedly married off their daughter to a man more than double her age to clear off a debt taken from him. Based on the complaint lodged by the girl's...
  • Child Labour Bill must be passed in budget session: Kailash Satyarthi 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Child rights activist and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Friday demanded the government to ensure a complete ban on child labour up to the age of 14, saying that the Child Labour Bill should be tabled and passed during the second half of the Budget session in Parliament. "An amendment...
  • YouTube Kids app is deceiving, targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising: Consumer groups April 7, 2015

    Washington: The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter on Tuesday. Google introduced the app in February as a "safer" place for kids to explore videos because it...
  • 'Delhi Belly' actress Poorna Jagannathan opens up about her encounter with sexual abuse as a child April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Poorna Jagannathan, actress, producer and daughter of a diplomat, has shared her horrific experiences of sexual abuse as a child and as a young adult. In a video, which is part of a series shot for a project with the World Bank, WEvolve, the 'Delhi Belly' actress gave an...
  • WCD Ministry replaces MHA as nodal agency for Nirbhaya Fund April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has made the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry the nodal agency for the Nirbhaya Fund in place of the Ministry of Home Affairs, which could utilise only one per cent of the pool set up after the brutal gangrape of December 16, 2012 in the...
  • Global outrage over US sentencing April 3, 2015

    The stiff 30-year prison sentence for an Indian-American woman for female foeticide and child maltreatment has sparked a debate in the US on how prosecutors are using laws designed to protect expecting mothers to criminalise women for terminating a pregnancy. Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum...
  • Indian-American woman's sentenced for foeticide, child maltreatment April 2, 2015

    The stiff 30-year prison sentence for an Indian-American woman for female foeticide and child maltreatment has sparked a debate in the US on how prosecutors are using laws designed to protect expecting mothers to criminalise women for terminating a pregnancy. ...
  • Indian-American woman's sentencing sparks debate over laws April 2, 2015

    Washington: The stiff 30-year prison sentence for an Indian-American woman for female foeticide and child maltreatment has sparked a debate in the US on how prosecutors are using laws designed to protect expecting mothers to criminalise women for terminating a pregnancy. Purvi Patel, 33, was sentenced on Monday on the neglect...
  • India bets on mobiles in battle on maternal, child deaths March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: India is betting on cheap mobile phones to cut some of the world's highest rates of maternal and child deaths, as it rolls out a campaign of voice messages delivering health advice to pregnant women and mothers. Amid a scarcity of doctors and public hospitals, India is relying on...
  • Thane: Civic hospital denies admission to pregnant woman, gives birth on street March 13, 2015

    Thane: In a shocking incident, a civic hospital in Thane allegedly denied admission to a pregnant woman and forcing her to give birth on the street. The child died soon after being born. The hospital allegedly refused to admit the woman because she was unable to pay the amount. The...
  • Telangana government to spend Rs 6 lakh crore in 5 years: CM Chandrasekhar Rao March 10, 2015

    Hyderabad: Telangana government plans to spend over Rs 6 lakh crore towards plan and non-plan expenditure in the next five years, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Tuesday. Replying to a 'Motion of Thanks' on the Governor's address in the Telangana Assembly, Rao said that his government is...
  • Delhi: Woman strangles her 3 daughters, attempts suicide March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A 27-year-old woman allegedly strangled her three minor daughters to death and then tried to commit suicide near her residence in south east Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar area on Monday evening. A PCR call was received 8:30 PM at Ambedkar Nagar police station regarding the incident from a neighbour. "On reaching...
  • Here's how you can track your kids via your smartphone March 9, 2015

    Barcelona: Is your toddler being mean to his baby sister while you're out of the room? Is your eight-year-old making unauthorised detours to the sweetshop after school? Chill. Mobile entrepreneurs have got your back, with smartphone-controlled baby cameras and wristwatch tracking devices that let you spy on your kids via...
  • Evil of female foeticide needs to be eradicated: Smriti Irani March 9, 2015

    Raipur: Strongly denouncing the practice of female foeticide prevailing in the country, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday stressed that people need to change their mindset towards women. "It is an irony that we worship goddess Maa Durga for nine days during Navratri, but the evil of female foeticide is still...
  • 'Aapki Beti Humari Beti' scheme launched in Haryana March 8, 2015

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday launched a scheme for girl child - 'Aapki Beti Humari Beti' - with an aim to combat the problem of declining child sex ratio in the state. The scheme was announced at a state-level function on the occasion of International Women's...
  • Udaipur: 9 months of legal battle ends for single mother, adopts 2nd girl child March 8, 2015

    Udaipur: After months of despair, Joint Director of the Pension Department in Udaipur adopted her second daughter. The High Court gave her permission to adopt a second girl child after the trial court turned it down. Pension Department Joint Director Darshana Gupta said, "When the trial court turned down my...
  • Ahmedabad: Security guard rapes minor girl, arrested March 7, 2015

    A security guard has been arrested on Saturday for allegedly raping a minor girl in Ahmedabad. The survivor has been admitted to hospital with grievous internal injuries. The accused is one Kaushal Chouhan, a resident of Madhya Pradesh. ...
  • Parliamentary Panel rejects proposal trying juveniles accused of heinous crimes as adults March 3, 2015

    Parliamentary Panel rejected the proposal trying juveniles accused of heinous crimes as adults. The proposal was sent by Women and Child Welfare Ministry. The panel said such a move would compromise presumption of innocence. The panel was headed by Union Minister JP Nadda, who said that the proposal would violate...
  • Gurgaon: Foetus of baby girl found dumped in garbage yard March 2, 2015

    Gurgaon: The foetus of a baby girl was found in an open dump yard in Gurgaon on February 25. A boy playing nearby saw pigs carrying the foetus in their mouth and made a video. In the video, the pigs roaming around the dump yard can be seen holding the foetus...
  • Government cuts spending on education, health of children: NGO March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Budget for 2015-16 has cut spending on child education, development, health and protection as compared to last year, child rights organization CRY has said. Criticising the Union Budget for 2015-16, NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) has said "in absolute terms" child budget has decreased from...
  • Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin: Europol February 25, 2015

    The Hague Hi-tech criminals are increasingly selling live streams of child sex over legitimate chat sites and apps such as Skype for hard-to-trace virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Europe's policing agency warned on Tuesday. "Criminals that sexually exploit children online are becoming more entrepreneurial with technological developments and are profiting financially," Europol...
  • Centre to introduce draft Bill on Small Factories in budget session February 21, 2015

    Hyderabad: The NDA government is all set to move amendment proposals to Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Bill and Factories Act, 1948 and introduce Draft Bill on Small Factories (Regulation of Employment and Condition of Service) in the upcoming budget session, Union Labour Minister B Dattatreya said on Saturday. The Minister...
  • Bill soon to stop employment of kids below 14 years: Bandaru Dattatreya February 17, 2015

    Telangana: To ban employment of children below 14 years in any occupation, a Bill will be presented before the Cabinet soon, a Union Minister said on Tuesday. "To eradicate child labour under the age of 14, a Bill will be presented before the Union Cabinet and will later be introduced before...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to take part in Andhra Pradesh Government's awareness campaign on maternal and child mortality February 17, 2015

    Hyderabad: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan would take part in an awareness campaign of Andhra Pradesh Government on health issues like maternal and child mortality. "The Principal Secretary (Health) is going to Mumbai next week. He will meet him (Bachchan) with regard to the campaign which would be mainly on maternal and...
  • Delhi: Man held guilty of sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: A local court has held a man guilty of sexually assaulting a four-year-old child, relying on testimonies of the victim and her mother. Additional Sessions Judge Vikas Dhull convicted Raju Ansari for the offence under section 10 (aggravated sexual assault) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO)...
  • Delhi school vandalism: Modi orders police chief to take strict action against attack on minorities February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: After a school office was allegedly vandalised in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday summoned the state Police Commissioner BS Bassi and instructed him to take strict action against such attacks on the minorities. Modi expressed his deep concern and anguish over the rising crime rate in the...
  • Arvind Kejriwal condemns attack on convent school in South Delhi February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal on Friday condemned the alleged attack on a convent school in South Delhi's Vasant Vihar area. Holy Child Auxilium School was vandalised by a group of unidentified persons in the wee hours on Friday following which the school was shut and students were asked...
  • Delhi: Holy Child Auxilium school's office vandalised, police suspect case of theft February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another case of vandalism in the national capital, a school in south Delhi Holy Child Auxilium has allegedly been attacked. Around Rs eight thousand have been stolen from the school's office in the attack. According to prima facie evidence, the police is considering it to be a...
  • About fifty child labourers rescued in Hyderabad February 12, 2015

    Hyderabad: Continuing their special drive, the city police rescued around 50 child labourers, most of them hailing from West Bengal, who were being forced to work in hazardous industries here. "So far, about 50 children have been rescued and our special drive continues. Five persons who had employed them were...
  • Ten reasons that make Arvind Kejriwal the child that every Indian Parent desires! February 10, 2015

    Arvind Kejriwal has proved it to the world that it takes a lot of heart and guts to win an election when you're a newbie in the game of politics. The man has many has many traits of greatness and a few not-so-great traits, that has already been discussed over...