CHILDREN

  • Bangalore rape: School violated CBSE norms, says government 21 hours 31 minutes ago

    The state government has accused the school, where a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped, of violating the CBSE norms. Due action will be taken as per law against the school, it said. ...
  • Delhi: Street kids celebrate Diwali, spread message of harmony 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Street children in various parts of the national capital celebrated Diwali on Wednesday spreading the message of harmony. "All these children celebrate festivals unitedly, and this time they sent a message of harmony to the world through their 'rangoli' and colourful paper work," Sanjay Gupta, director of NGO Chetna,...
  • Odisha: Six arrested on charge of sexual assault of minor girl 5 days ago

    Sambalpur: Six persons were arrested in connection with alleged sexual assault of a minor girl and circulation of obscene MMS and visuals, police said on Sunday. The arrests were made yesterday based on the complaint filed in Mahila police station by the father of the girl. "While six persons were...
  • Saudi Arabia plans to ban children from performing Haj 5 days ago

    Jeddah: Saudi Arabia plans to ban children below 10 years of age from performing Haj taking into account their health and the rigorous strain during the annual pilgrimage, one of the world's largest gatherings. The issue came up for discussion during a recent meeting between the heads of pilgrim establishments...
  • I haven't picked names yet: Zoe Saldana on unborn kids 5 days ago

    London: Zoe Saldana wants to give her unborn twins "hippie" names. The 36-year-old actress, who will reportedly welcome two boys in eight weeks time with her artist husband Marco Perego, said her pregnancy is "not so fun everyday" but she is excited to become a mother, reported Contactmusic. Asked if they've...
  • 7-year-old girl molested in southwest Delhi school October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a 24-year-old man inside the premises of her school in southwest Delhi's Dwarka area, police said. The Std IV student had gone to the school library on Tuesday along with two of her friends when the accused, identified as one Sachin,...
  • Mental health of children in institutions important: Activists October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Child rights activists on Thursday stressed on the need to provide adequate mental health services for children in institutional care to ensure their social inclusion. Most children residing in institutions like children's homes, care homes, orphanages, reform schools and institutes for physically and mentally disabled have been through exceptional...
  • Childhood psychological abuse as harmful as sexual abuse October 9, 2014

    Washington: Children who are emotionally abused and neglected face similar and sometimes worse mental health problems as kids who are physically or sexually abused, according to a new study. "Given the prevalence of childhood psychological abuse and the severity of harm to young victims, it should be at the forefront...
  • After Jahnvi, a toddler Abhinav goes missing from Noida home October 7, 2014

    Noida: In yet another kidnapping incident in the Delhi-NCR region, a one-and-half-year-old boy went missing from his house in Bishanpura village of Noida. The minor boy, Abhinav, went missing on September 26 and is still untraceable. The family members of the missing child are on hunt for the boy. They have...
  • UNICEF to collate data on violence against children in India September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The UNICEF in collaboration with the the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry may soon undertake a survey to collate data on violence against children in India. "We are keen to carry out a survey and collate data on violence against children in India and have taken it...
  • Delhi: PIL in HC on protecting school kids from sexual abuse September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the Centre to lay down norms to prevent sexual abuse of school-going children in the national capital. "The safety of the school going children of the national capital is at stake and despite the...
  • Indian-origin girl from US among 3 nominated for International Children's Peace Prize September 26, 2014

    The Hague: An Indian origin girl is among three children who have been nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize 2014. The International Children's Peace Prize is an initiative of the Amsterdam-based children's rights organisation 'KidsRights', Xinhua reported. The children who have been nominated are Neha from the US, along with Alexey...
  • SC criticises state governments handling of missing children cases September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The apathy of state governments in handling cases of missing children came for sharp criticism on Wednesday in the Supreme Court which said the entire police machinery is pressed into service to trace child of "aristocratic person" but no mandatory FIR is registered when kids of poor man...
  • SC pulls up state governments for slack approach in tracing missing kids September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has pulled up all state governments for their slack approach towards tracing missing children. The court has asked state governments to submit a fresh affidavit on October 10. The apex court wants to know how many FIRs have been registered by police forces on missing...
  • New programme helps shy kids learn September 23, 2014

    New York: Researchers have developed a new programme that helps shy kids to become more engaged in their class work and improve their math and critical thinking skills. The programme helps teachers modify their interactions with students based on an individual's temperament, said researchers at New York University's Steinhardt School of...
  • Strict parenting may lead to low self-esteem in kids September 23, 2014

    Washington: Are you a strict parent? Your child may be at risk of depression! Less supportive and punitive parenting techniques may lead to the development of low self-esteem and school adjustment difficulties in children and leave them vulnerable to depression and problem behaviours, according to a new study. "Our research shows...
  • Hyderabad: Minor girl forced into prostitution by mother, sister September 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: A 15yearold girl was allegedly forced into prostitution by her mother, sister and brotherinlaw for money, police said on Thursday. The minor girl, who managed to escape from her house in Yakatpura of Old City on Wednesday, approached the police and lodged a complaint with the help of NGO...
  • One million newborns die within 24 hours of birth: UN September 17, 2014

    United Nations: One million babies each year died within 24 hours of birth from mostly preventable causes, a UN report said on Tuesday. The 2014 Committing to Child Survival, a Promise Renewed progress report showed that many of these deaths could be easily prevented with simple, costeffective interventions before, during and...
  • Living It Up: Food Allergy, a problem that can be life threatening September 13, 2014

    More than 200 million children world over have food allergies, according to World Allergy Organisation. CNNIBN, in its latest episode of 'Living It Up', talks about ways to keep children away from such risks. ...
  • 14 children found dead in Srinagar hospital September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: As the flood waters receded in Kashmir, authorities on Saturday said that 14 children were found dead at a hospital. State government officials confirmed that 29 deaths have taken place in the Kashmir Valley alone. Officials on Saturday said 14 children had died in the governmentrun G.B. Pant Hopsital. The hospital...
  • Government to encourage children for organ donation September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The government would work to encourage children to develop a positive attitude towards organ donation, particularly for eye donation, union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said. The minister said he would request the human resource development ministry to include passages in school books to develop in children a positive...
  • Children's safety should be priority in Jammu and Kashmir: NGO September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Children's safety should be the top priority for the Jammu and Kashmir government during the flood rescue operations, an NGO said on Sunday. "Following reports that the children's hospital in Srinagar being affected by flood, the NGO is concerned about the plight of children in the Kashmir Valley and...
  • Shiv Sena leader arrested on rape charges after victim delivers premature baby September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: In a shocking incident, Shiv Sena leader Vasudev Nambiar has been arrested for allegedly raping a 15yearold school girl for over seven months. The incident came to light after the girl recently delivered a premature baby. She studied in the school run by Nambiar. He allegedly threatened to expel the girl...
  • Education a distant dream for children in riothit Muzaffarnagar September 5, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: This Teachers' Day, CNNIBN brings you the story of the children who live in riotsravaged Muzaffarnagar. It has been a year since communal clashes there left over 60 people dead, CNNIBN revisited ground zero to find that for the children, education is now a distant dream. Sixteenyearold Furgaan always...
  • Meenakshi Lekhi slams government critics as schools prepare for Modi's Teachers' Day speech September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday lashed out at government critics over Narendra Modi's Teacher's Day speech row. "Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary is celebrated as Children's Day in India. If that is not considered politics, then why is Modi's Teacher's Day speech...
  • Maharashtra seeks registration of institutions running children homes September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Irked by the noncompliance of a directive issued in July, the Maharashtra Government on Wednesday asked all institutions which run children's homes to register online within a month or face action. Ujwal Uke, Principal Secretary of Women and Child Welfare, said a Government Resolution (GR) issued on July 30...
  • 70yearold priest rapes minor girls inside temple premises August 29, 2014

    Mehrauli: In a shocking incident, a 70yearold priest was arrested from SouthWest 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 August 27, 2014

    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 August 26, 2014

    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 oneinnine 14 and 15yearolds 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...