CHILDREN

  • 68-year-old man jailed for 10 years for raping minor in temple 17 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A 68-year-old man has been sent to 10 years in jail for sexually assaulting a minor girl in a temple by a Delhi court which observed that children are a supremely important asset. Additional Sessions Judge Gautam Manan awarded the jail term to Jaipal, a resident of Mangolpuri,...
  • Karnataka: Man allegedly rapes 3-year-old, arrested 4 days ago

    Mangalore: One person has been arrested in Mangalore for allegedly raping a three-year-old child. Angered residents and activists have started an online campaign demanding justice for the child. The child was allegedly abused by her school van driver on her way back from school. Activists leading the campaign have met...
  • IS trains hundreds of child soldiers in Syria: report 1 week ago

    Beirut: The Islamic State group has trained more than 400 children in Syria as fighters in 2015 alone, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said on Tuesday. Calling them "Cubs of the Caliphate," the jihadist group provides intense military and religious training to children throughout its areas of control in...
  • Victims made to feel guilty in sexual assault cases: Delhi court March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: It is natural for minor victims of sexual assaults not to confide in their parents as instead of the offender, they are more often made to feel guilty, a Delhi court has said while convicting a music teacher for repeatedly molesting his 13-year-old student. The court rejected the contention...
  • PM Modi reviews progress in Smart City project March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reviewed progress on various urban development programmes including addressing of gaps in core physical infrastructure across 500 cities and steps to operationalize the Smart Cities initiative. Noting that towns and cities are emerging as key drivers of economic growth, the Prime Minister emphasized...
  • A tweet, a prompt cop and happy reunion of 3 kids with family March 18, 2015

    A tweet with a picture of three vulnerable kids huddled together on the busy New Delhi Railway Station glavanised police and a voluntary organisation to rescue the children, apparently abandoned by their family. Prompt action on a tweet by DCP North Madhur Verma, aided by a team of NGO Uday...
  • Disenfranchise those having more than 2 children: Sadhvi Prachi March 17, 2015

    Bahraich: Firebrand Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi on Tuesday stoked a fresh controversy saying those having more than two children should be barred from casting votes. Addressing a Hindu sammelan here, she said a law should be framed to scrap the voting rights irrespective of religion. She said those who do...
  • Use of smartphones by kids rampant in Australia: Report March 16, 2015

    Canberra: Over two-thirds of Australian children aged three to 17 own a smartphone and spend almost an entire day of the week on the device, a new report revealed on Monday. The report released by national communication carrier Telstra discovered that children spend an average of 21 hours and 48 minutes...
  • 39% girls agree women have no choice but to accept some violence: Survey March 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: A Bangalore based research organisation Children's Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA) has done a survey on the attitudes of the youth in the country. The survey was done in association with Indian Market Research Bureau. A total of 11,299 students from 330 high schools, 220 colleges in 11 state...
  • RSS a 'club of bachelors', can't teach on producing children: Akbaruddin Owaisi March 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: Stoking a controversy, senior All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on Monday termed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as a "club of bachelors" and said that those who advocate producing more children have no right to say so as they themselves are not married. Owaisi asked all Muslims to be...
  • Here's how you can lower the risk of your children being addicted to porn February 23, 2015

    New York: An open talk with your growing kids when it comes to pornography can lower the risk of them being addicted to porn as they reach adulthood, a significant study has found. It also revealed that early conversation makes kids stronger and insulates them against lowered self-esteem if their romantic...
  • Maharashtra government to create website for 'missing' kids staying at borstals February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Aiming to make easier the identification of 'missing' children across the state, the Maharashtra government is mulling to create a website where details of such inmates along with their photographs will be uploaded so that they can be reunited with their families. The website, which is yet to get...
  • Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha condoles death of cancer patient Chandan February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Thursday condoled the death of 14-year-old Chandan who succumbed to cancer a day ago. Chandan, who had been undergoing cancer treatment at AIIMS in New Delhi, finally succumbed to the disease on Wednesday after a long battle. The...
  • About 250 students locked up in a Kerala school for not paying fees February 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: About 250 students were allegedly locked up in a school in Kerala's Kozhiokode district for non payment of fees. The police have registered a case and the investigation is on progress. The school management has maintained that the children were locked in by the parents who were in school. ...
  • Gujarat: School teacher sentenced to life-term for raping minor January 31, 2015

    Valsad: A local court on Saturday awarded life imprisonment to a teacher for raping a 14-year-old student in a school in the year 2013. Valsad district and sessions court Magistrate BG Doshi convicted the teacher Kiran Lalu Patel under Protection of Children against Sexual Offences act (POCSO), 2012 and IPC...
  • Bihar: Three-year old found hanging on tree, rape suspected January 31, 2015

    Madhubani: A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped and found unconscious in naked condition hanging upside down from a tree at Banka in this district of Bihar on Saturday. The villagers brought the girl with serious injuries down from the tree after they discovered her on Saturday morning. She was rushed to...
  • Hyderabad Police rescues 200 child labourers, arrests local wrestler January 24, 2015

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Saturday rescued 200 child labourers in an early morning raid. The children are reportedly from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and had been brought to Hyderabad to work as labourers in small scale units making bangles and slippers. They were reportedly under the custody of a local...
  • Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children January 14, 2015

    New York: Facebook users in the US will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them. Facebook is working with the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children to send the alerts to users' mobile phones if they are in a search area where...
  • Every Hindu woman should have five children, says West Bengal BJP leader Shyamal Goswami January 13, 2015

    Birbhum (West Bengal): Shyamal Goswami, a BJP leader from Birbhum in West Bengal, has made a controversial statement saying that every Hindu woman should have five children. Goswami said, "Every Hindu woman should have five children, otherwise Hindus will become extinct in this country." Goswami is sure to face flak not only...
  • Sakshi Maharaj denies receiving BJP notice for his 'Hindu should have 4 children' remark January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: A defiant Bharatiya Janata Party Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj on Tuesday said that he has not received any showcause notice from his party over his controversial remark urging Hindu women to have four children each. Sakshi said, "I have not received any such notice. I will reply to...
  • Pakistan: Children anxiously return to school a month after massacre January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Children streamed back to school across Pakistan on Monday in an anxious start to a new term following last month's massacre of 134 students at an army-run school in the volatile northwestern city of Peshawar. Most schools across the country of 180 million had been shut until Monday for an...
  • Bengaluru: 4 arrested for inciting violence over molestation of class 2 girl January 8, 2015

    Bengaluru: A day after violent protests broke out in Bengaluru over alleged molestation of a class 2 student, police have arrested four people for inciting the mob. The police had to resort to lathicharge and tear gas shelling to control the situation as angry parents pelted stones at the school....
  • Violence over alleged sexual assault of minor girl in school January 7, 2015

    Bengaluru: Violence erupted on Wednesday over alleged sexual assault of a minor girl here by a school teacher, as angry protesters demanded he be handed over to them and given "instant justice", leading to police laticharge and bursting of teargas shells. Converging outside...
  • All Hindu women must produce at least 4 children to protect the religion: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Landing his party in yet another controversy, Bharatiya Janata Party Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj appealed to all Hindu women to produce at least four children to protect the religion. "The concept of four wives and 40 children will not work in India and the time has come when a...
  • Alec Baldwin, wife Hilaria expecting second child January 2, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Alec Baldwin's wife Hilaria is pregnant with their second child. The 30-year-old yoga instructor posted a photo of her family, including the 56-year-old actor, their one-year-old daughter Carmen and their two dogs on her Instagram page on Jan. 1, New Year's Day. The photo shows their child placing her...
  • 'Bobby Jasoos' to 'Children of War': 10 films of 2014 that deserved better January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: These films of 2014 deserved better and should have got a larger audience. 1. Ugly: A beautiful portrait of the darkest areas of the human heart, where greed, guilt and gluttony scamper freely for space. Anurag Kashyap's film was swamped by the "PK" wave that hit the theatres at year-end....
  • Delhi Police's drive 'Milap' reunites 23 children with parents December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police, which has recently launched a special drive 'Milap' to reunite missing children with their parents, has handed over another 23 children staying in different Children Homes in the national capital to their respective families. 'Milap' was launched two weeks ago and so far a total of...
  • Delhi: Man gets seven year jail for raping infant December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A court has sentenced a 55-year-old man to seven years jail for raping a two-year-and-a-half-old baby, observing children are a "supremely important national asset". Additional Sessions Judge Illa Rawat also slapped a Rs 5,000 fine on Nepal resident Ram Singh, after convicting him under various provisions of the Protection...
  • 10 years on couple take care of children orphaned in 2004 Tsunami December 25, 2014

    At around 9am on 26th December 2004, thousands living along the coast in Tamil Nadu saw a mountain of water coming hurtling down towards them. It was a sight most had never seen. That day, the tsunami killed more than 8000 people living along Tamil Nadu's coastline. Villages, dotting the...
  • Mumbai's Hotel Novotel prepares gingerbread house with some underprivileged children on Christmas December 25, 2014

    Hotel Novotel in Mumbai started their yearend festivities by making gingerbread house with some underprivileged children on Christmas. ...