Child Development

  • Superintendent of Kanya Ashram, her husband booked for sexually assaulting two girls 08-03-2014 09:32 PM

    Two minor girls of a residential school in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district were allegedly subjected to sexual abuse by husband of its superintendent over past few months, police said on Saturday. Police have booked the superintendent of Kanya Ashram, located in Dhanora village, and her husband in this connection. "A case...
  • Nitish Kumar releases 8th report card of state government's performance 25-11-2013 08:16 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday showcased his government's performance on completion of eight years in office, his first sans BJP. Flanked by his cabinet colleagues, Kumar presented the state government's annual report card at a public function in Patnalisting achievements in infrastructure like reducing road journey from far...
  • Every 3rd child in Modi's Gujarat is underweight, claims CAG 04-10-2013 11:58 PM

    The CAG has lambasted the working of the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) in Gujarat, which is aimed at fighting malnutrition among children, saying that every third child in the state is underweight. "Though there were 223.16 lakh eligible beneficiaries under Supplementary Nutrition (SN) programme under the Integrated Child Development...
  • 6 months after announcement, Nirbhaya fund still remains only on paper 25-08-2013 03:02 PM

    New Delhi: As another gangrape in Mumbai shocks the country, questions are being raised on the status of 1000 crore Nirbhaya fund announced by the Finance Minister P Chidambaram in his budget speech. The opposition and women rights activists have questioned the delay in creating the corpus. The government had...
  • 27 complaints of irregularities received in Integrated Child Development Scheme 23-08-2013 05:07 PM

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development has received 27 complaints of irregularities in distribution and management of supplementary nutrition programme under the Integrated Child Development Scheme during the last one year. The highest number of complaints were reported from Uttar Pradesh --11, Maharashtra reported four, three from Rajasthan, two...
  • Helpline set up to curb growing incidents of suicide 09-06-2013 02:41 AM

    Ahmedabad: Concerned over the rise in the number of suicides, Gandhinagar police have launched a helpline to offer counselling to people and dissuade them from taking the extreme step, a senior police official said in Ahmedabad on Saturday. The helpline named 'Jindagi' was launched by the state capital police on...
  • Tirath to approach Health Ministry on abortion pills 01-06-2013 01:58 AM

    New Delhi: Concerned over the unchecked sale of abortion pills, Women and Child Development minister Krishna Tirath is planning to write to Health ministry seeking measures to regulate the sale of such medicines. Official sources said that Tirath, who is on a visit abroad, would soon be sending Health Minister...
  • Orissa minister resigns over scam 05-02-2011 02:31 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Orissa's Women and Child Development Minister Pramila Mallick today resigned in the wake of allegation of a Rs 700-crore scam in purchase of dal for mid-day meal scheme and Supplementary Nutrition Programme (SNP). "I have tendered my resignation on my own on moral grounds for the interest of the...
  • Govt drops plan to lower age for consensual sex 01-02-2011 02:59 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Women and Child Development has dropped a controversial clause seeking to make non-penetrative sex by 12-year-old children legal. The clause has been dropped from the draft Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2010. The ministry has sent the draft Bill to the states for...
  • NCW backtracks, says okay with Ministry's team 06-02-2009 05:20 PM

    Venkatesh has also been slapped with a show cause notice by the Ministry. ...
  • Renuka Chowdhury, India's latest rent-a-quote politician 18-06-2008 02:42 AM

    Hyderabad: The Indian cricket team on Monday got down to serious business for the new season with a strenuous training session ahead of the first Test against New Zealand starting here on Thursday. The team under captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni warmed up by playing football among the players before having...
  • Prez Patil seeks funding report on women projects 08-04-2008 08:59 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal says he's working on a secret delivery to surprise England's batsmen in this month's Test series. Ajmal took 50 wickets in eight Tests last year and often surprises batsmen with a doosra, a ball that drifts away from right-handed batsmen. He did not reveal his...
  • Impoverished kids starved, deprived as corruption rules 30-03-2008 01:25 AM

    New Delhi: The tussle between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Nimbus Communications, its broadcasters in India, appears to have turned a decisive corner after it was brought to light that Nimbus had accepted its delay in payments to the board. In reaction to the BCCI’s...
  • At Anganwadi centers, kids get a nourishing meal 29-03-2008 11:57 PM

    Dubai: Pakistan batting's mainstay Younis Khan has charged up the ICC rankings for Test batsmen after scoring a double-century in the first Test against Bangladesh that set up an innings and 184-run victory. The 34-year-old, whose triple-century against Sri Lanka at Karachi in February 2009 had put him in the...
  • India 360: Kids not safe in India 11-04-2007 03:09 AM

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