Children

  • 70-year-old priest rapes minor girls inside temple premises 4 days ago

    Mehrauli: In a shocking incident, a 70-year-old priest was arrested from South-West Delhi's Mehrauli for allegedly raping two minor girls on Janmashtami. The priest raped the girls aged 6 and 8 inside the temple premises. He was arrested on the day the crime was committed. ...
  • Bangalore schools in a dilemma over security guidelines, say they can't afford to implement them 6 days ago

    Bangalore: Two months after a minor girl was raped in school premises in Bangalore, schools in the city are racing against time to implement security guidelines issued by the police. However, several schools say they won't be able to comply with the guidelines as they don't have the funds. The Iyer...
  • Mobile use lowers children's grades in school: Study 1 week ago

    Tokyo: Children who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform significantly worse on school tests than those who are limited to just 30 minutes, a Japanese government survey has found. Among the nearly one-in-nine 14 and 15-year-olds who use their handheld device for at least four...
  • Meerut couple adopts 12 HIV positive kids abandoned by their families August 25, 2014

    Meerut: In Meerut, 12 HIV positive boys have been given a new lease of life by a young couple. A close encounter with death promoted Ajay Sharma to look at life differently and encouraged him to transform lives. Supporting Sharma in this cause is his wife. The couple have adopted...
  • Delhi: No police action in alleged case of insensitivity by play school August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: It is almost two weeks since two-and-a-half-year-old Utkarsh was almost killed due to the insensitivity of his play school. Even after the matter was brought to the attention of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), police is yet to take any action in the case. Utkarsh...
  • 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...
  • MP: More than 50 school children fall sick after eating mid-day meals August 21, 2014

    Hoshangabad: Over 50 children on Thursday fell sick after eating mid-day meals in a government primary and middle school at Sukarwada gram panchayat under Babai tehsil, officials said. The kids complained of uneasiness and pain in their stomach after consuming "kadhi-rice" served as part of the school's mid-day meals, school principal...
  • Teacher arrested for thrashing child August 17, 2014

    A teacher who mercilessly beat up a six-year-old student in a public school here was arrested on Sunday, police said. Police registered a case against the teacher under the Juvenile Justice Act. The action came a day after Rekha Singh, the mother of the child, alleged that police have registered a...
  • Goa CM Parrikar shares food plate with HIV-positive children August 17, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar shared a meal with HIV-positive children, to dispel the misconception that the dreaded disease is transmitted by a mere touch. The Chief Minister shared lunch on Saturday with more than 30 children at an orphanage where they are currently studying. These children were in the news...
  • Odisha: School head arrested for sexually harassing Class 3 student August 16, 2014

    Baripada: The head of a school in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district was arrested on charge of sexually harassing a minor girl student, police said on Saturday. Father Santosh Geoger of St Joseph's Convent School at Udala was arrested on Friday on the basis of a complaint lodged by the father of...
  • Teen help brutalised in Bangalore: Does urban India treat their domestic helps as slaves? August 13, 2014

    The abuse of a 13-year-old girl as a domestic help in Bangalore has blown the lid off of many well-educated, high-income families trafficking young girls and boys from North India as house helps. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether urban India treats their domestic helps as...
  • Bangalore: Abuse of 13-year-old domestic help blows the lid off growing trafficking August 13, 2014

    Bangalore: The abuse of a 13-year-old girl as a domestic help in Bangalore has blown the lid off of many well-educated, high-income families trafficking young girls and boys from North India as house helps. On August 9, 2014, a 13-year-old was rescued after she was brought to hospital with severe...
  • Bangalore: Minor is conscious and alert, says doctor August 10, 2014

    A couple was arrested in Bangalore on Saturday for allegedly brutally assaulting their 13-year-old domestic help who has suffered severe head injuries and multiple abrasions all over her body because of the regular beating. HoD of Paediatric Department Gangadhar Belavadi said, " she is being treated for two fresh injuries....
  • 85 children hospitalised after gas leak at a Kerala factory, plant shut down till further notice August 8, 2014

    Kollam: Two days after gas leak at a Kerala factory, 85 children have been admitted to different hospitals. Many of them have complained of nausea and dizziness. Their school was within 500 metre of the industrial plant, which has now been shut down till further notice. Gas leak was reported...
  • 3 school children killed, 15 injured as school bus overturns August 6, 2014

    Three school children, aged between six and twelve, were on Wednesday killed and 15 injured when their school bus turned turtle after being hit by a tanker, police said. The incident took place when the children were on their way to school, police said, adding, the injured were admitted to a...
  • Delhi: Private taxi driver sexually abuses 5-year-old school girl August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another shocking case of rape in Delhi, a private taxi driver of a public school allegedly sexually abused a 5-year-old girl. The girl is from a private school in South Delhi and the driver has been arrested. The suspect used to take the child to school in...
  • Two minors raped: IT city Bangalore observes bandh July 31, 2014

    Bangalore: Even as the city of Bangalore comes to terms with the gruesome gangrape of a 6-year-old inside her school, another minor girl, aged 7, has allegedly been sexually assaulted in the city. The pro-Kannada groups have called a 12-hour bandh in Bangalore on Thursday in protest of the incidents....
  • Another rape in Bangalore school, is the city unable to protect its children? July 31, 2014

    Even as Bangalore comes to terms with the twists and turns in the 6-year-old's gangrape, another horrific case came to light. A 7-year-old was raped by her school atendant's son in another corner of the city a week ago. The two cases have put Bangalore on tenterhooks. According to a...
  • Israel's killing sleeping children in Gaza universal shame: UN July 30, 2014

    Jerusalem: The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)on Wednesday condemned Israel's killing and injuring refugees, including children in their sleep and women in a UN designated shelter in Gaza, as a "serious violation of international law by Israeli forces" and as "a source...
  • Now, 7-year-old school girl raped in Bangalore, staffer's son arrested July 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Even as probe continues in the case of a six-year-old's rape in a Bangalore school, another such case has come up in another city school. A seven-year-old school girl has allegedly been raped in South Bangalore. A complaint has been registered in the incident and the 28-year-old son of the...
  • Bangalore rape: School reopens for primary students, parents jittery July 30, 2014

    Bangalore: The Bangalore school where a 6-year-old was allegedly gangraped will re-open for primary students on Wednesday. However, a day after horrific twists and turns in the case, parents are uncertain about sending their kids to the school. The uncertainty comes after police arrested two gym instructors who they claim...
  • Medak: Two years and 16 deaths to install gates at unmanned railway crossing July 27, 2014

    Medak: It is a double tragedy for a family in Medak where Neeraja and Veera Babu's 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son were on the school bus which was hit by a speeding train killing 16 school children. For a while there was a glimmer of hope as the family were...
  • Gujarat: 7 children die due to suspected Chandipura virus infection July 23, 2014

    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 July 22, 2014

    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 July 22, 2014

    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 July 21, 2014

    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 July 21, 2014

    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 July 21, 2014

    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 July 21, 2014

    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...