Orphanage

  • Kerala HC asks government to submit report on children at orphanages June 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has directed Crime branch to submit a report in sealed cover on their investigation so far in the incident where about 576 children were brought in from other states. The court observed that the children "were brought in from other states like chickens. They are...
  • 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...
  • Kerala: 8 kids escape from an orphanage after being made to work like slaves June 13, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The ordeal of orphan children in the state is never ending. About eight children ran away from an orphanage in Malappuram as they were not provided the promised facilities and were made to work like slaves in the orphanage. The locals informed the police and the children in the...
  • Kerala government rules out human trafficking in state orphanages June 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala orphanage control board has ruled out allegations of human trafficking in bringing children from eastern states to the orphanages in Kerala. In a statement issued by the board Chairman P C Ibrahim Master, he stated the incident in which about 455 children were brought to Kozhikode Mukkam...
  • Crime Branch to probe Kerala child trafficking case June 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A week after over 500 children from eastern states were taken to Kerala illegally, the crime branch team of the state police has now decided to investigate the matter. It was after CNN-IBN reported the incident that a five-member team of senior officers from Jharkhand confirmed that it could be...
  • Kerala: Over 400 children rescued in suspected child trafficking case June 2, 2014

    Kozhikode: More than 400 children have been rescued in Kerala in a case of suspected child trafficking. Their parents had paid middlemen for a better life and a better education for their children, only to have them dumped in an orphanage with no documents. Mohammed Ansari from Jharkhand hasn't slept...
  • Kerala: Railway Police rescues 400 children from being sent to orphanages on forged documents June 1, 2014

    Palakkad: Over 400 children from northern and eastern states were rescued by the Railway Police in Kerala when they were being allegedly transported to various orphanages in the state using fake documents earlier this week. The Railway Police in Palakkad rescued these children and handed them over to Child Welfare Committee....
  • 'Mechanic' Kantha Singh set to contest LS polls as an Independent from Jamshedpur March 27, 2014

    Karmkar alias Kantha Singh, popularly known as Jharkhand's godfather, is all set to contest Lok Sabha elections and has filed nomination papers as an independent candidate from Jamshedpur seat. According to a report in Dainik Bhaskar, he was a car mechanic who had shut down his garage and converted it into...
  • 18-year-old girl commits suicide in state orphanage February 26, 2014

    An 18-year-old girl has allegedly committed suicide at the state orphanage at Cooperganj in Kanpur where she was brought five years back. Meenakshi, an orphan, was found hanging in the restroom of the orphanage in Talwa Mandi in Cooperganj in Kanpur on Tuesday, a police spokesman said, adding that she had...
  • Kavdas orphanage case: Six convicted, two acquitted December 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Almost three years after the case of 19 special children being starved, tortured and sexually abused at an orphanage in Kavdas first came to light, the Sessions court on Thursday convicted six accused and acquitted two in the case. It's been a long battle to get justice for these...
  • Orphanage head arrested for child's death October 26, 2013

    The head of a children's orphanage in Bihar's Vaishali district was arrested Saturday, three days after a child died and 10 fell ill after eating contaminated food, officials said. Pradyuman Kumar, head of Lok Seva Ashram, an orphanage in village Chakwaja, was arrested when police raided his residence and found five...
  • Kerala: Humar Rights Commission orders probe into functioning of orphanages September 8, 2013

    Kerala State Human Rights Commission has ordered a comprehensive enquiry into the functioning of orphanages and shelter homes for the poor and destitute in the state. The order, issued by KSHRC chairman Justice J B Koshi, comes in the wake of increasing number of 'Arabi Kalyanam' (marrying off Muslim girls to...
  • CJ exposes unregistered, ill-equipped orphanages in Kashmir August 4, 2013

    CJ Qurat Masoodi visits orphanages in Kashmir and discovers that many are unregistered and lack basic amenities. When questioned, authorities sidestep the issue. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show August 4, 2013

    This week's show features stories from all over India, including those of a school fee hike that's putting pressure on families, a neighborhood lake that's become infested with dead fish, an ailing orphanage, and many more. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist show August 2, 2013

    This week on the show, one CJ fights the exorbitant costs of school education, a report on the poor condition of orphanages in Kashmir, plus, your videos/pictures and much more. Watch the show on Saturday @ 9:30 PM. ...
  • B'lore orphange assault: Driver of the accused speaks out against him July 27, 2013

    Bangalore: The driver of the founder of the orphanage home has claimed that he saw the accused Korean national indulge in sexual acts with inmates. Suresh Kumar - who was Choi's driver for 12 years - also alleged that a woman had died under mysterious circumstances in the Peace House...
  • Bangalore: Korean man accused of sexual exploitation at his orphanage July 25, 2013

    Bangalore: A case of sexual exploitation has been reported in Bangalore where a Dalit girl has alleged that she and several others were repeatedly sexually abused at an orphanage run by a Korean national. She has claimed that the abusers' associate is blackmailing her for sexual favours. "I stayed in...
  • Modi lauds Sadhvi Ritambhara for 'Vatsalyagram' project May 21, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed 'Vatsalyagram' project of VHP leader Sadhvi Ritambhara. "If one was to truly understand Sadhvi Ritambharaji and her work, one must also look at her role in building Vatsalyagram," Modi said. He was addressing a gathering on the occasion of the ground-breaking...
  • Thane collapse: 2 kids to be handed over to orphanage April 7, 2013

    Thane: Failing to trace their parents, authorities here have decided to hand over, for now, two girls who were rescued from debris of the unauthorised building that collapsed in Shil Phata area here to an orphanage. One of the girls is an 8 months old baby while the other is...
  • Panvel shelter home founder gets death in rape-murder case March 21, 2013

    Panvel: Ramchandra Karanjule, who founded a woman and child shelter home in Panvel, has been sentenced to death by the Mumbai sessions court for raping and killing mentally challenged girls. Five others, who helped Karanjule in carrying out the heinous crime, have also been convicted in the case with two...
  • Polio-stricken man returns to from Canada to spread awareness January 14, 2013

    Coimbatore: As the country marks two years of being polio free, CNN-IBN brings the story of Ramesh Ferris. Fighting all odds and biases against children with polio, the crusader is spreading awareness about the disease. The place in Coimbatore is more than just an orphanage for Ramesh Ferris. It was...
  • Jharkhand: Eunuch mothers 13 orphans without donations November 16, 2012

    Bokaro: A eunuch in Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand, is toiling hard to bring up destitute and orphan kids. She takes care of them till they are married off. Mother to 13 kids so far, she doesn't believe in any grants or awards. Some would say God hasn't been kind to her,...
  • Orphanage director held for raping minor girl October 29, 2012

    Visakhapatnam: An orphanage director was on Sunday arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl inmate, police said. Swami Poornananda (52) was apprehended under section section 376 (punishment for rape) of the IPC after the victim lodged a complaint against him, they said. The accused is head of the city-based Swami Gnananda...
  • 'Real Hero' struggles for wife's treatment May 15, 2012

    Jamshedpur: In Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district, Kantha Singh is a father to 65 orphaned children. His extraordinary work fetched him the CNN-IBN Real Hero award in 2010. But two years down the line, Kantha Singh is facing the biggest challenge of his life. He doesn't have enough money to take...
  • Sindhutai, a mother of many abandoned children February 20, 2012

    Pune: Beaten up and thrown out of her house by her husband at a very young age, Sindhutai Sapkal lived on the streets till she found her calling in life. She is now a mother to many abandoned children and runs four homes in Pune. It was three years ago, when...
  • Real Heroes: Revisiting the heroes in real life August 6, 2011

    We bring the stories of heroism, courage, of extra ordinary efforts by ordinary people. ...
  • More kids like Chiku abandoned every year January 5, 2011

    New Delhi: On Monday, CNN-IBN brought the story of six-month old Chiku alias Stephen, who suffered a brain hemorrhage during delivery. His parents abandoned him saying it was the hospital's duty to cure him as they were unable to look after him in his present state. Chiku's case is not the...
  • Orphanage founder accused of sexual abuse September 14, 2010

    Hyderabad: In a shocking incident of a sex scandal, children of an orphanage in Hyderabad have accused the institution's founder of sexually exploiting them. Siria Orphanage Home, on the outskirts of Hyderabad was started in 2006 and is home to almost 140 students. The institution came under the cloud of...
  • Elephant orphanage in Nairobi bats for tuskers in peril November 16, 2009

    Elephants, the wildlife icon of Africa, are increasingly under threat. Drought, poaching and conflict between humans and the wild animals remain major threats to this majestic beast. CNN's David McKenzie spent a day with a young elephant in a remarkable orphanage in Nairobi. ...
  • Inspired by films, teen rapes 6-year-old girl August 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Inspired by television and films, a 14-year-old allegedly raped a six-year-old girl inside the orphanage they were living in. The juvenile court has sent the boy to an observation home, while the young girl is still in hospital. ...