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  • 2 years on, Delhi gangrape victim's parents still fight for justice December 16, 2014

    Even two years after the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old woman in the national capital, victim's parents fight for justice. They said their fight will not end until law is changed to treat juveniles in rape cases as adults. Her mother said, "Nothing has changed in all these years. Till...
  • Career wouldn't have been possible with motherhood: Oprah Winfrey December 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey says her life and career would not have been possible if she had been a mother. Winfrey, 60, and her boyfriend Stedman Graham have been together since 1986 but they never had a child, reported ABC News. "I could not have had the life or...
  • Snapshot: Riteish Deshmukh takes wife Genelia, newborn son home December 1, 2014

    Proud parents Genelia and Ritiesh Deshmukh smiled and posed with their new born son outside the hospital as they stepped out to leave for home. Accompanying them were their respective mothers. Riteish, who recently won the Best Actor award for his Marathi debut film 'Lai Bhari' dedicated the award to...
  • Swedish woman in search of her biological parents in India November 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Adopted by a Swedish couple 33 years ago, Swedish national of Indian origin Rebecca Aditi Sandlert is on a unique quest in India to find her biological parents in northern West Bengal's Siliguri. Born in Siliguri in 1980 to a Nepali mother and Bengali father, 34-year-old Sandlert was adopted in...
  • I think I will act less and less: Drew Barrymore November 9, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Drew Barrymore says she will do less movies as she wants to focus more on motherhood. The 'Charlie's Angels' star told Today show's Savannah Guthrie that she wants to be more present in her children's lives. "I think I will act less and less...I find the hours at...
  • Kerala: Couples in the waiting for 4 years for child adoption, only 72 kids on the list for 800 applicants October 28, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: At least 800 childless couples in Kerala are waiting to adopt a child, but the availability of children in orphanages is a big issue as just 72 are waiting for adoption. The couples say the legal procedures are daunting. Ambika and Anil Kumar have not been able to have a...
  • Bangalore minor rape: Police arrest school staff member October 24, 2014

    Bangalore: The Bangalore Police on Friday arrested one person in connection with the alleged rape of a three-year-old inside the premises of her school. The person arrested, KK Reddy, is a member of the school management. The arrest came after a criminal case was lodged against him. Three others have...
  • Bangalore: School staff member detained for three-year-old girl's rape October 23, 2014

    Bangalore: The Bangalore police has detained a staff member of the school where a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped on Tuesday. This is the first detention in the case. Even as agitated parents protest against the crime, school's Principal said that there were no outsiders in the institution on the day...
  • Bangalore rape: No arrests yet, parents intensify protests October 23, 2014

    Bangalore: It has been two days since a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped in the premises of a private school in Bangalore and the police is yet to make any arrests in the case. Protesting against the lax attitude of police, agitated parents intensified their demonstration. They lashed out at...
  • 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...
  • 'What is this WTF your friends use on Facebook?' 16 questions your parents ask that make you wonder why you introduced them to social media August 27, 2014

    Wow! Your parents are on Facebook. You have to add them. That fateful day when you added your parents as friends on Facebook was probably the last day you were happy about them joined the social networking site. Since then you have only been the IT guy of your house....
  • Bangalore school rape case: Parents continue living in anxiety for the safety of their children August 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Almost two months after the rape of a sixyear old schoolgirl, parents in the Bangalore are yet to shed the uneasiness they feel in sending their children to schools. "I never thought I would follow up a rape case in a school where my daughter goes", said an anxious...
  • 5 mustknow tips for parents on what not to post on social networks August 20, 2014

    New York: Privacywary parents are increasingly pausing before they post photos, names and other information about their wee ones on social media. Some are choosing a complete blackout, while others opt for nicknames and a few carefully selected snapshots. Here are some social media tips for parents, relatives and friends. Limit audiences Facebook's...
  • Baby blackout: Why parents are opting to keep babies off Facebook August 20, 2014

    New York: Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stayathome mother of a 1yearold in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable." "I just have a vague discomfort having her photograph out there...
  • 'Who will marry you if your rotis aren't round?' 11 typical argument every Indian parent uses to manipulate you into marrying a person of their choice August 11, 2014

    You're 25? Or did you just turn 26? What are your plans about marriage? This is probably something you get to hear a lot these days from your anxious parents. For a typical Indian parent the first signs of nervousness about their child's future start appearing right from nursery admissions...
  • Only you know the horror of scoring low in a test. 13 things only children with strict parents will understand August 5, 2014

    Did you ever feel you were the only one who had strict parents in school? Phone calls were supposed to be about home work and projects and TV time was restricted to 2 hours of watching educational shows in Discovery Channel. You weren't allowed to talk to anyone of the...
  • Bangalore student rape: School continues to be shut, police yet to make arrests July 19, 2014

    Bangalore: Even as parents continued to hold protests for the second consecutive day against the rape of a sixyearold girl inside her school allegedly by two staff members, Bangalore Police is yet to make any arrests in the case. The incident rocked the Karnataka Assembly too on Friday where the...
  • News 360: 6yearold raped in Bangalore school, protests follow July 17, 2014

    In a horrific crime that shocked the nation, a 6yearold girl was raped inside an international school's premises, allegedly by two staff members. The incident took place on July 2 and a complaint was filed by the child's parents on Tuesday. The school authorities have refused to take any responsibility...
  • LG KizON: A wristband for kids that helps parents keep a track of their kids; includes a onepress contact feature July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Adding a new device to its wearables portfolio, LG announced the launch of a wristband for kids. Named the LG KizOn, the wristband is designed exclusively for preschool and primary school children that offers parents a convenient way to keep track of their young children's whereabouts. Utilising GPS and...
  • In a new ad Apple presents the iPhone 5S as the ultimate parenting gadget June 30, 2014

    Becoming a parent is one of the most exhilarating and overwhelming experiences in a person's life and modern day gadgets aim to further enhance the experience. In its latest television advertisement, Apple presents the iPhone 5S as a credible parenting tool. The video showcases the different ways in which parents...
  • Apps that help parents control children's usage of smartphones, tablets June 16, 2014

    Toronto: Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices. Usage of smartphones and tablets among children has tripled since 2011, according to Common Sense Media, a San Francisco...
  • Fatherhood changes a man's brain June 16, 2014

    New York: Fatherhood can change a man's brain, equipping dads with the very same "baby sense" that is often attributed to moms, research suggests. Researchers have found evidence that mothers' and fathers' brains use a similar neural circuitry when taking care of their children. Taking care of a child reshapes a dad's...
  • West Bengal: Five injured in clashes over lowering of school fees June 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Five people including a police officer were injured when clashes broke out between police and aggrieved parents at a school in West Bengal over lowering of fees. The incident happened on Tuesday at Akondaberia High School Kaliachowk, Malda. The parents wanted to submit a deputation demanding lowering of fees...
  • Being a single father is not tough: Ricky Martin June 5, 2014

    London: Singer Ricky Martin, father of fiveyearold twins, does not find single parenting tough. The 42yearold star, who split from boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abella in January this year, enjoys being a single father to sons Matteo and Valentino, reported Contactmusic. "I don't know anything else, so this is the journey that...
  • Photos: Why parents shouldn't be allowed to have phones May 24, 2014

    Parents are the worst trolls when it comes to teasing their children. They never get abbreviations right either. This is why they shouldn't be allowed to have phones. ...
  • A smartphone app that can help cops find missing children May 24, 2014

    Sydney: The Australian Federal Police have launched a smartphone app that may help parents find their missing children faster. Named 'Police Child ID app', the free app will allow Australian parents to store photos and vital information about their children. "The disappearance of children greatly affected families and investigators alike. Parents should...
  • Teenager kidnapped twice in a month in Noida May 24, 2014

    A 14yearold girl, who was kidnapped last month and rescued by police later, has been abducted again to put pressure over her parent to withdraw the earlier case, from Salarpur village in Noida, police said on Friday. Salarpur resident Rahmat, in his complaint lodged at Sector 39 police station, alleged that...
  • Parents stage protest against fee hike by private schools May 3, 2014

    Continuing their protest against fee hike by private schools in the city, hundreds of parents on Saturday staged a demonstration against the district administration for failing to resolve the issue. Led by district panchayat member Babli Gurjar, the parents staged a march to the office of SubDivisional Magistrate (Modinagar) K K...
  • Nursery admissions: Parents distressed as HC stays draw of lots March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Anxiety and tension deepens for parents as nursery admissions in Delhi continue to be in limbo. The process of drawing lots has now been stayed by the High Court, an order which has distressed parents. "I had taken offs, filled forms and now I am not sure if...
  • Norwegian 10-year-old who claimed he was a dwarf drives off with second car in two weeks February 26, 2014

    A 10-year-old Norwegian boy who took his parents' car for a joyride last week, claiming he was a dwarf who forgot his driver's license, has hit the road again. This time he took off in the car of a relative the family was visiting and managed to drive about 30 km...