CHILDREN

  • Gujarat: HIV+ man arrested for raping minor daughter 2 days ago

    Surat: An HIV positive man was arrested in Surat on Wednesday for allegedly raping her minor daughter for three years, police said. "A 42-year-old man was arrested from his residence in city's Sachin industrial area on basis of a complaint filed by her daughter (15) who alleged that her father...
  • Delhi: 2 arrested for kidnap, murder of 13-year-old Utkarsh 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police have finally cracked the brutal abduction and murder case of Utkarsh, a 13-year-old jeweller's son and arrested two people involved in the crime. One of the suspects was someone who knew Utkarsh's father well. The accused hatched a plan to kidnap Utkarsh and demanded...
  • New Delhi: Cab driver held for molesting a four-year-old 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In yet another case of child sexual abuse, a four-year-old student was allegedly molested by a private school-cab driver in North Delhi's Timarpur, police said on Sunday. The abuse had been going on for several days and the child's mother only found out after her daughter started refusing to...
  • 3 days after opening, 4 infants die in hospital's children's wing 5 days ago

    Ludhiana: Three days after the inauguration of a mother-child wing at the Ludhiana Civil Hospital, four new-born infants on Sunday died during the "process of delivery", which the families alleged were carried out by "class IV employees in the absence of gynaecologists". Ludhiana Civil Hospital head Subash Batta said that four...
  • Islamic State group recruits, exploits children 5 days ago

    Beirut: Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police. In Raqqa, the Islamic State group's de facto capital in Syria, boys attend training camp and religious courses before heading...
  • New Delhi: 16-year-old girl raped by brother-in-law 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A 16-year-old West Bengal girl was allegedly raped by her brother-in-law in Civil Lines area in North Delhi, police said. The incident came to light when the girl, who managed to flee from her sister's home, was found crying in Majnu ka Tilla area, and was later brought...
  • UN calls on governments, adopts first-ever resolution to end child marriage 6 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...
  • Abducted minor killed in Delhi November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The body of a 13-year-old son of a jeweller was recovered from near a canal on the outskirts of the national capital a day after he was kidnapped while returning home from school, police said on Wednesday. The kidnappers had demanded Rs 1 crore as ransom. The body of...
  • 30 Minutes: 15 children go missing in every 1 hour November 17, 2014

    In a country where 3,000 children are born every hour, the fact that children go missing hardly matters. Parents of these missing children say that they get little or no help from the police. In India 370 children go missing every day. ...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha November 16, 2014

    On this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on legalisation of sex trade, and talks to Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi. He also visits children in a school on the occasion of the Children's Day. ...
  • Children's Day special: Cyrus Broacha is back to school November 16, 2014

    On the occasion of the Children's Day, Cyrus Broacha visited a school in South Mumbai where he interacted with children on their future plans. ...
  • Delhi: HC upholds man's life term for kidnapping, murdering 5-year-old November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has upheld the life term awarded to a man for kidnapping and killing a five-year-old child, saying the prosecution has proved that the victim was last seen with him. A bench of justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Mukta Gupta concurred with the trial court verdict...
  • Use of children in PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' challenged in HC November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has refused to entertain a public interest litigation which challenged a government circular sent to schools and colleges asking children to participate in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sweep the streets of the country. According to petitioner, MV Holamagi, a city-based...
  • 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...
  • Dia Mirza, Shyam Benegal, Sania Mirza kickstart National Children's Film Festival November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The first edition of the National Children's Film Festival began here today on children's day with a glittering ceremony attended by acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal, actress Dia Mirza and tennis star Sania Mirza. The three-day event was inaugurated by Union Minister of Finance and Information and Broadcasting, Arun Jaitley. Dia,...
  • 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...
  • News 360: Children's Day special November 14, 2014

    Children's Day is a day ordinarily meant to celebrate childhood but there are many kids who never get a chance to join the party, who lose their lives before getting a real shot at it. 13 lakh children die every year in India because of diseases that are completely preventable. ...
  • Modi wows students at Australia's Queensland University of Technology November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wowed Queensland University of Technology students, freely mingling with them during a visit, and made it a point to tell them that it is Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday as he sent his best wishes to children. Within hours after his arrival following an overnight flight...
  • Hyderabad: Students celebrate Children's Day with 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' November 14, 2014

    Students in various schools of Hyderabad are celebrating Children's Day by taking up the broom and cleaning up their surroundings as a part of PM's Clean India mission. ...
  • On Children's Day, 15-year-old Vaidehi Reddy wins Doodle 4 Google - India November 14, 2014

    Pune: This Children's Day, Google has taken on the colours from the north-east with its Assam themed doodle. In Google's Children's Day special doodle, there is a rhino, the Assam tea and Bihu dancers. And this is the vision of 15-year-old Vaidehi Reddy from Pune. "I took 3 days to...
  • 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...
  • Odisha: Mid-day meals continue to be cooked in unhygienic conditions November 14, 2014

    Cuttack: In Odisha, there are 73,000 schools where mid-day meals are provided to students everyday. The government spends around Rs 800 crore per year on these mid-day meals. Per student per meal, the amount spent is a little over Rs 4. But what is more important to know, is under...
  • 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...
  • A grim Children's Day for the flood-affected in Jammu & Kashmir November 14, 2014

    Kulgam: While children across the country celebrate Children's Day with great fervour, the kids in Jammu and Kashmir are yet to come to terms with the damage the floods caused in their region recently. Gund village in the Kulgam district is of one of the worst-hit places and most of...
  • Despite spate in rape incidents, Bangalore schools yet to follow safety guidelines November 14, 2014

    A tour of a government school in Bangalore will demonstrate one that the IT city and its government is yet to act upon many guidelines that ensures safety of students in educational institutions. ...
  • Jawaharlal Nehru: A leader and his legacy November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The nation observes the birth anniversaries of two of the tallest leaders of post-Independence India - Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabhbhai Patel - two weeks apart. This year, these celebrations have generated a controversy in view of the efforts being made by different political parties to 'appropriate' the legacy...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court directs Bihar government to trace 464 missing children November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Bihar government to trace 464 missing children in the state. The Bihar government told the apex court that out of 633 missing children, it has managed to trace 169 children. The court was hearing a petition filed by child right activist Kailash Satyarthi. ...
  • Remember 'vish-amrit'? Or the lemon race? 10 fun games we loved playing and couldn't get enough of! November 13, 2014

    We're taking you down a feels trip today. What was your favourite game as a kid? Pitthu, vish amrit, and chidiya udd - you are obviously a '90s kid if you know every rule of these games. Over the years we even bent a few rules to suit our convenience,...