Children

  • Gujarat: 7 children die due to suspected Chandipura virus infection 14 hours 28 minutes ago

    Vadodara: Suspected infection of Chandipura virus has caused death of seven children in the districts of Vadodara, Dohad and Panchmahals in central Gujarat in the last one week. Dr Deveshwar Pandey, superintendent of government-run Sir Sayajirao Hospital here, said blood samples of the deceased had been sent to Pune-based National Institute...
  • Two-year-old raped by her relative at a Ranapur school 2 days ago

    A two-and-a-half-year-old tribal girl was allegedly raped by her relative inside a school premises in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Tuesday. The accused, Thanu Bhuria, has been arrested, TC Pawar, in-charge of Ranapur Police Station in the district, told a news agency. The 30-year-old man sexually abused the girl...
  • AP: Teacher, one other arrested for caning visually challenged children 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: The teacher of a school for blind, another person, who were seen in a video mercilessly caning visually impaired children have been arrested by the police on Monday. The incident, which took place two days back, came to light on Monday after local TV channels showed a video footage of...
  • AP: Video shows visually impaired children being caned by teacher 2 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...
  • 'Sleeping' CM and political meddling demoralise Karnataka Police 2 days ago

    Bangalore: An edit page article in Karnataka's leading English newspaper 'Deccan Herald' by its senior editor and one of the state's well respected journalists Ramakrishna Upadhya expresses concerns that the police administration has collapsed in the state. He writes, "The need of the hour is to restore the confidence of...
  • Bangalore: Violent protests outside school over 6-year-old's rape 2 days ago

    Bangalore: Two weeks after a 6-year-old girl was raped in her school premises in Bangalore, there is no stopping the outrage. ABVP workers protested outside the school in Bangalore where the incident took place. ABVP workers tried to break the security barricades put into place. When the police tried to stop...
  • Protesters call for an overhaul of school safety system after Bangalore rape case 3 days ago

    Bangalore: The Bangalore school girl rape case has brought to light the need for clear guidelines and mechanisms to ensure that schools can put a stop to instances of sexual violence. Schools need to frame clear policies to prevent violence against children in schools. Juvenile Justice rules acknowledge the need to...
  • After women, Delhi is the most unsafe for children 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi has earned the dubious distinction being a city unsafe for women. Now comes another shocker. Among India's 53 mega-cities, the national capital is the most unsafe for children as crimes against children have reportedly gone up exponentially all over the country. On an average, crimes against 16 children...
  • Angelina Jolie's children to appear in Cleopatra? 3 days ago

    London: Superstar Angelina Jolie has reportedly landed roles for all of her six children in 'Cleopatra', which will also see her appear opposite fiancé Brad Pitt. The 39-year-old actress and Pitt had previously said that they did not want their brood - Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and five-year-old twins Vivienne and...
  • Bangalore school rape case: Protests continue over police inaction 4 days ago

    Bangalore: Massive protests are underway in Bangalore over police inaction as no arrests have been made yet in the rape case of a six-year old in a school in Bangalore. Civil society activists are protesting at Freedom Park in the city. The BJP Minority Morcha is also protesting over the...
  • 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. ...
  • West Bengal crib deaths: Five more infants die at Malda hospital July 13, 2014

    Malda: In a worsening situation at the Malda Medical College & Hospital, five more infant deaths have been reported on Sunday. This comes less than a day after as many as seven newborne died at the hospital in 24 hours time. Crib deaths is a serious issue haunting the West...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 6, 2014

    This week, a father's appeal to help find his missing son, a cj demands safe and environmental friendly disposal of municipal garbage in Srinagar, a construction worker picks up CJ mike to demand her rights, your pictures and much more. ...
  • Bihar: 'Snake' found in mid-day meal, 54 children taken ill July 5, 2014

    Sitamarhi: A total of 54 students of a government middle school in Bihar's Sitamarhi district fell ill on Saturday after eating mid-day meal in which a 'snake' was found. Sursand block development officer Vinod Kumar said the children Meghpur Middle School at Sursand developed symptoms of nausea and fell unconsciousness after...
  • Teenage boy rapes 10-yr-old girl, booked July 1, 2014

    A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a teenaged youth in the city on Tuesday night, police said. The 17-year-old accused, who lives near the house of the victim, raped the girl after luring her to his house, police said, adding that the girl narrated the incident to her mother following...
  • Maharashtra: Women can use father's name, children can use mother's name in documents June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Women in Maharashtra will now have the option of using either the father's name or the husband's name in all the official documents, while the children will be able to use the mother's name. "Children can use either their mother's or father's name," a Government Resolution issued by the...
  • Man arrested for beheading boy over superstition June 23, 2014

    A man has been arrested for allegedly beheading a boy out of superstition for well being of his own ailing children even as his accomplice surrendered before a court in Bihar's Patna district in this connection, a police officer said on Monday. The accused Tuntun Mahto was arrested from the Badi...
  • Man rapes 14-year-old girl in Khairighat, on the run June 23, 2014

    A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in Khairighat area here, police said on Monday. In a complaint to the police, the victim's father alleged that the minor girl was raped by Maiku (45) when she had gone to graze cattle late last evening, Circle Officer Mahsi Mohammad Akmal...
  • Two men abduct college girl in Kankarbagh area June 23, 2014

    A girl, on her way to college, was abducted by two men in Patna on Monday, police said. The teenager, the daughter of a contractor, was abducted in Kankarbagh area, a police official said. Police have recovered a vehicle that was used to kidnap her. Her family in their complaint to police alleged...
  • Man sodomises 10-year-old boy, efforts on to nab the accused June 23, 2014

    A 10-year-old boy was sodomised by a youth in Jaipur, police said on Monday. The accused identified as Rajesh Zaidiya lured the boy to a hillock nearby and sodomised him there on Sunday, they said. Rajesh, aged around 25 years, is the neighbour of the victim and absconding after the incident, SHO...
  • Siddharth Nagar: 16-year-old girl abducted, allegedly gangraped in Nepal for 20 days June 23, 2014

    A 16-year-old girl was abducted and gang raped for 20 days allegedly by four persons who also tried to sell her to human traffickers in Nepal, a senior police officer said on Monday. "The girl was abducted by one Vijaypal and his nephew Chinku from Etwah area on June 1 and...
  • Government keen on promoting children's films: Javadekar June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The government is keen on promoting children's films by facilitating expansion of their reach, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar here said on Saturday. The minister emphasised the need for production of good films for children that would contribute to their all round development. Javadekar held a review...
  • New facial recognition tool to help find missing kids June 20, 2014

    Washington: A new facial recognition tool can help find missing children by rapidly matching the pictures of kids with their biological parents. The tool could be useful to law enforcement and families in locating missing children, researchers said. A team from the University of Central Florida started the project with more than...
  • Novelist Salman Rushdie wins PEN/Pinter prize June 20, 2014

    London: Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie is the winner of this year's PEN/Pinter Prize in recognition of his support for freedom of speech and generous help to other writers, the prize judges said on Friday. The prize, awarded by the British branch of the worldwide writers' association, is named for the...
  • CBI impleaded in trafficking case of children June 19, 2014

    Kochi: Kerela High Court on Thursday suo motu impleaded CBI in a petition that sought probe by the central agency into the trafficking of 588 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal to the orphanages in the state. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice P R...
  • Read: The welcome song for Modi that was sung by Bhutan school kids June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a rousing welcome in Bhutan on Sunday where he was received by Bhutanese Premier Tshering Tobgay, his cabinet ministers and senior government officials. After a ceremonial guard of honour at the airport, Modi was driven in a huge convoy of vehicles to the...
  • 'Game of Thrones' season 4 finale: 'Daenerys needs to watch How To Train Your Dragon', and other hilarious Twitter reactions June 16, 2014

    Note: This post contains discussion and speculation about the last episode of the season four of 'Game of Thrones'. Wait...what? Are you over the season four finale of 'Game of Thrones'? With speculations, discussions, conspiracy theories and predictions, the last episode of the season four, titled, 'The Children', still managed to...
  • Majority of parents don't feel their child is being bullied online: Report June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: With easy access to Internet and smart gadgets, a growing number of children in the country today are falling prey to cyberbullying, security software firm Symantec today said. However, more disturbing is the fact that a majority of the parents don't feel their child is being bullied online. According to...
  • Three children feared drowned in Karh river, search operation on June 14, 2014

    Three children including two girls were feared drowned in river Karh at a village in Bihar's Samastipur district on Saturday, police said. The incident took place in Barrasiriya village when five children were taking a bath and three of them slipped and fell into deep water, Superintendent of Police Chandrika Prasad...
  • Children from Jharkhand, Bihar rescued from Kerala orphanage June 13, 2014

    With orphanages in Kerala continuing to be under scanner, authorities on Friday decided to send back 22 children from Jharkhand and Bihar staying in an "unauthorised" charity home in Kollam district. According to police, these children had been brought to Kerala illegally and lodged in an unauthorised orphanage. They would be...