Missing Children

  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 6, 2014

    This week, a father's appeal to help find his missing son, a cj demands safe and environmental friendly disposal of municipal garbage in Srinagar, a construction worker picks up CJ mike to demand her rights, your pictures and much more. ...
  • New facial recognition tool to help find missing kids June 20, 2014

    Washington: A new facial recognition tool can help find missing children by rapidly matching the pictures of kids with their biological parents. The tool could be useful to law enforcement and families in locating missing children, researchers said. A team from the University of Central Florida started the project with more than...
  • New website to track Delhi's missing children September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Zonal Integrated Police Network (ZIPNET) would be closed soon, as a new website to track Delhi's missing children has been launched, an official from the department of Women and Child Development (WCD) said Monday. "ZIPNET will now be closed and the national website to track children (www.trackthemissingchild.gov.in) has...
  • Maharashtra: Police to file kidnap case for missing children aged below 14 May 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has directed the police to lodge a case of kidnapping in instances of missing children below 14 years. "The Home Minister has directed that instead of filing the case of missing children below 14 years in police register, an offence of kidnap be lodged,"...
  • Missing children to be treated as kidnapped in Maharashtra May 11, 2013

    Mumbai: In a landmark decision, all children below 14 years of age who are reported missing shall be treated as "kidnapped" and the matter investigated accordingly, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said in Mumbai on Friday. "Henceforth, any child below the age of 14 shall be directly treated as kidnapped, the...
  • 75,000 children have gone missing in India: Govt March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Around 75,000 children have gone missing in the last three years in the country and are still untraced, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Of the about 2.36 lakh children who went missing in the last three years, 1,61,800 have been traced, Minister of State for Parliamentary...
  • Missing children: SC slams Centre, states for failure to file report February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has criticised the Centre and several state governments for their failure to file status report on the issue of missing children. The apex court has also come down heavily on the Chief Secretaries of Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu for their failure to personally...
  • Over 60,000 children go missing in India every year February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of the brutal Delhi gangrape and massive outpouring of public anger, the Justice Verma Committee was formed to look into amendments in criminal law. But it also highlighted one of the biggest problems of the country - the missing children of India. "A lakh kids...
  • An App to help parents find missing children May 8, 2012

    Toronto: It's a parent's worst nightmare. Their child doesn't come home one evening and is missing for several days. When a 14-year-old boy from Atlanta, Georgia disappeared earlier this year, his mother turned to her smartphone for clues using an app called Family Tracker that helped track his location. It is...
  • SC seeks response on 1.17 lakh 'missing' kids March 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre, States and Union Territories on a petition alleging that over one lakh children have mysteriously disappeared from their homes across the country between 2008 and 2011. A bench of justices Altamas Kabir and S S Nijjar also sought reply...
  • MHA issues advisory to track missing children February 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Home Ministry has issued a country wide advisory to states and enforcement agencies to track missing children and step up anti-trafficking drills. The advisory came on a day when the Home Ministry took serious note of the plight of two-year-old battered baby Falak and sought a report...
  • Delhi's missing children: Who is to blame? January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: How safe are children in India's capital? An RTI report has found that over 1600 children go missing in Delhi every 4 months. Yet in almost half the cases, FIRs are never filed. CNN-IBN met parents who were told by the police to find their missing children on...
  • '11 kids go missing every hour in the country' December 8, 2011

    New Delhi: 11 children go missing every hour in the country, a child rights NGO claimed on Thursday, citing data collected from government between 2008 and 2010 and a survey. The Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) said it collected the data using RTI from 392 districts across the country in a span...
  • Missing kids in NCR remain just a statistic for cops December 31, 2009

    New Delhi: It has been three years since the gruesome Nithari killings shook the nation. The complaints of poor families were repeatedly ignored until it was too late but the killings have failed to address the concern of other missing children in the National Capital Region. On December 29, 2006, the remains...
  • 17 kids go missing every day in Delhi: Report August 25, 2009

    New Delhi: On an average 17 children went missing each day of 2008 in the Capital, says a report submitted by a government-appointed rights body to the Delhi High Court, adding the police fail to "react under the stipulated time period and over time the case becomes difficult to solve". The...
  • India's missing children: stories without happy ends March 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Most of India’s missing children stoies have no happy reunion at the end. There have been numerable cases of infants, toddlers and teenagers who just disappeared one day and were never heard from again. Their parents have searched for months, sometimes years, in the hope of finding...
  • Delhi Police begin probe into missing children case February 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi Police have finally started investigating the cases of missing children in East Delhi. More than 100 children have gone missing from East Delhi since last year, while 20 children are missing from a single colony in the area since 2002. "We are very concerned the moment a child...
  • Mumbai website helps reunite missing children November 12, 2007

    Mumbai: Eleven-year-old Vivek Vishwakarma, who had run away from home after being shouted at, was reunited with his family after over a week of anxiety. Vivek, was tracked down by the Don Bosco shelter in Wadala and handed back to his parents. “My mother had scolded me but I will...
  • Missing children's cell in UP districts June 16, 2007

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government decided to set up a special missing children's cell in every district after it received adverse publicity for its handling of the Nithari serial killings case. State Principal Secretary (Home) S K Agarwal has directed Director General of Police (DGP) Bua Singh to set up the...
  • Where are all the missing kids? June 16, 2007

    Mumbai: Fourteen-year-old Salim can barely make ends meet living in Mumbai. But he insists he doesn’t want to go back home. He refuses to delve deeper into details of his troubles because he is wary of the camera. Salim was tired of his alcoholic father and left his hometown in Jharkhand...