WELFARE

  • Supreme Court asks Centre about steps to trace missing kids November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to spell out its position on the standing operating procedures (SOPs) formulated by the National Legal Service Authority (NALSA) on missing children and the steps taken to trace them. The bench of Chief Justice HL Dattu, Justice Madan B Lokur and...
  • Chhattisgarh to set up district-level panels for third-gender community October 23, 2014

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh government has decided to set up district-level committees for the effective implementation of its schemes for the third-gender community. The district-level committees, to be headed by Collectors or Additional Collectors, will ensure that the benefits of the welfare schemes for transgenders reach them, an official said. In a...
  • Odisha government doctors to get higher remuneration October 22, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a Diwali bonanza to doctors appointed on contractual basis, the Odisha government announced a hike in their remuneration. The hike was announced by Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu S Nayak here a day before Diwali. As per the government notification, specialist doctors working in rural and urban...
  • Hyderabad: Woman arrested for trying to sell 15dayold daughter September 20, 2014

    Hyderabad: Three women and a man were arrested for allegedly trying to sell a newborn baby girl in Bansilalpet area in Hyderabad, police said. The 15dayold baby girl was rescued and handed over to the Child Welfare Department. According to Gandhi Nagar police, Venkatlakshmi, the girl's mother, was in need of money,...
  • Challenge to DDA's housing scheme: Delhi HC queries JJ associations September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday questioned four associations of JJ clusters about their right to challenge DDA's new housing scheme under which over 25,000 flats would be sold through draw of lots. A bench of Justice VK Shali did not issue any notice to the city government...
  • SC asks DLF to deposit Rs 628 crore in court in 3 months August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) has directed realty major DLF to deposit Rs 50 crore in the next 3 weeks and the total sum of Rs 628 crore in the next three months at the SC registry. DLF was fined Rs 628 crore by the Competition Commission of India...
  • People under the age group of 60 will get pension: Inder Singh Namdhar August 8, 2014

    Former Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari on Friday alleged several people under 60 years of age were being benefited from the old age pension scheme in Palamu district. "The old age pension scheme is eligible for 60yearold people and above. But when I checked the list in Gahuganva village in...
  • Draft to amend Juvenile Justice Act ready, may be tabled in Parliament's Winter Session July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The draft to amend the Juvenile Justice Act has been finalised and will be presented to the Law Ministry for opinion, say sources. The Women and Child Welfare Ministry is hoping to table the draft in the Winter Session of Parliament after seeking the Law Ministry's opinion on...
  • Voters in New Delhi put up Kejriwal's 'missing' posters, mock him July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and the MLA from New Delhi assembly seat Arvind Kejriwal is now getting a taste of his own medicine. The 49 day chief minister of Delhi is facing the ire of his voters for neglecting them since his victory. Some Resident Welfare...
  • Akhilesh Yadav asks officebearers to maintain clean image June 16, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and SP state head Akhilesh Yadav has directed all officebearers of the party to maintain a clean conduct and image. "The state president has directed that existing and former officebearers of the party must not indulge in any activity which dents the image of the government or...
  • ST/SC Land Commission may be formed for speedy disposal of pending land related cases June 4, 2014

    Jharkhand Industry and Tribal Welfare Minister, Champai Soren on Wednesday said he was contemplating to set up a land commission for ST/SC people for speedy disposal of pending land related cases. "We are contemplating to form an ST/SC Land Commission in the state to facilitate speedy disposal of landrelated cases involving...
  • Jung visits home for mentally challenged May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In a step towards improving the conditions of rehab homes across the city, Delhi's Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today visited Asha Kiran Home for mentally challenged in Rohini. After the visit, Jung said he was tremendously moved at the fate of the mentally handicapped and that Delhi government...
  • Women and Child Welfare Department averts eight child marriages May 11, 2014

    The Madhya Pradesh Women and ChildWelfare Department on Sunday prevented marriages of 16 minors at amass wedding event at Badodiya Khan village near Indore. Women and Child Welfare Department official Nirmala Rokadetold PTI that after organisers of the event were warned aboutits illegality, the marriages of these eight minor couples didnot...
  • Children made to beg by alcoholic mother rescued April 24, 2014

    Two children made to beg allegedly by their own alcoholic mother have been rescued by an NGO at a railway station in Kota, officials said on Thursday. The two siblings, aged eight and six were rescued by members of Child Line and produced before the Child Welfare Society of Kota, a...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar to walk the ramp for Shabani Azmi's NGO March 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Years after Kaifi Azmi wrote the moving poem 'Aurat', envisioning women empowerment, his daughter, veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi, is bringing together Bollywood's iconic male actors like Amitabh Bachchan to walk for her NGO Mijwan Welfare Society (MWS) to support the cause. The idea, she says, is to...
  • Jharkhand government to set up panel for women security March 21, 2014

    The Jharkhand government would soon set up a committee to look after the security of women in the state through awareness campaigns. Directing to set up a committee on women's security, Chief Secretary RS Sharma said that the panel should embark upon awareness campaigns among the women on their security...
  • Army Chief Bikram Singh to attend ex-servicemen's rally in Rajasthan March 3, 2014

    Army Chief General Bikram Singh will attend an ex-servicemen's rally in Nagaur district of Rajasthan on March 8. The rally, organised by Ranbankura Division of Army's South Western Command, will be held at the Nagaur Sports Stadium to address issues related to ex-servicemen and 'veer naris' (war widows). General Singh will be...
  • Vasundhara Raje to hold 'Sarkar Apke Dwar' programme in all divisions February 28, 2014

    After successful tour of Bharatpur division to hear the people's grievances, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday said her government would also reach out to the people of other divisions of the state. "After the 'Sarkar Apke Dwar (government at your doorstep)' programme is held in all divisions, we will...
  • Raman Singh announces setting up of new Law Commission in state February 26, 2014

    A new Law Commission will be set up in Chhattisgarh to suggest changes in laws as per the geographical and social requirements of the State, Chief Minister Raman Singh announced in the Assembly on Tuesday. Some laws in Chhattisgarh are in force since it was a part of Madhya Pradesh. They...
  • Scholarship scam: Case to be registered against 23 persons February 25, 2014

    The district administration has ordered to register cases against 23 people, after a scam to the tune of Rs 15 crore in the distribution of scholarships meant for reserved category students in paramedical colleges was exposed recently. "A probe has been ordered after getting the report of a two-member committee which...
  • Media focuses only on negatives of Samajwadi government: Akhilesh Yadav January 17, 2014

    Upset over criticism for organising Safai Mahotsava, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said his government has been running various social welfare schemes also which were not highlighted by the media as much. "We Samajwadis are ahead in doing development work, but poor in highlighting them...Now, is the time...
  • Noida residents demand conversion of land to freehold January 15, 2014

    Noida residents welfare associations, industry bodies and several NGOs on Wednesday held a protest in front of the office of the Noida Authority, demanding conversion of their land from 'leasehold' to 'freehold'. The protest organised by the Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Associations (FONRWA) was also joined by Greater Noida Residents...
  • Bihar government initiates action against 5 officials for complacency December 21, 2013

    Bihar has initiated action against five senior officials for complacency in implementation of welfare schemes, state Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said Saturday. "We have initiated action against five deputy development commissioners (DDCs) for their failure to achieve the target of Indira Awas Yojna for 201314, noncompletion of houses taken up...
  • As BJP crosses 100 mark, supporters burst firecrackers at party headquarters December 8, 2013

    As BJP crosses 100 mark, party supporters confident of Narendra Modi and Vasundhara Raje's win in the state have been seen rejoicing on Sunday. As the counting is still underway, the figures have left the party confident of winning Rajasthan assembly elections. On Sunday, BJP workers reached party headquarters with firecrackers...
  • Officials showing laxity, not implementing welfare schemes will be punished: Hemant Soren November 30, 2013

    Jharkhand government would soon start "punishing" those officials failing in implementing welfare programmes and showing laxity in making people aware of schemes mooted for them. "The government will not tolerate any official being lax or slack while implementing schemes and the government will soon punish such officials," Chief Minister Hemant Soren...
  • NGO demands for 'Ministry of Men's Welfare' November 17, 2013

    With a large number of men falling victim to "genderbiased laws", an organisation fighting for "male rights" demanded on Sunday that a "Ministry of Men's Welfare" be set up to look into long neglected issues that affect them. Quoting National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, men's rights organisation Hridaya said a...
  • No telecast of Sachin match on DD, Prasar Bharati asks amendments in rules November 15, 2013

    With Doordarshan missing out the telecast of cricket great Sachin Tendulkar's last two tests due to present rules of coverage, Prasar Bharati has written to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry seeking immediate amendment of these for the benefit of fans. In a communication to the ministry, Prasar Bharati has sought amendment...
  • Development board for transgender community in Maharashtra October 3, 2013

    Mumbai:Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday announced to set up a board for the development of the transgender community in the state. He was speaking at a convention for transgenders in Maharashtra in Mumbai. The convention was jointly organised by the state Women and Child Welfare Department, NGO Astitva, and United...
  • Allahabad HC seeks UP's response on minority welfare scheme October 2, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court (HC) sought the Uttar Pradesh government's response on a PIL seeking to know why only Muslim girls were being given benefits and financial aid under its minority welfare scheme "Hamari Beti, Uska Kal". A bench of the Allahabad HC consisting of acting chief justice Laxmikant Mohapatra and...
  • Cook repeatedly rapes a minor girl on the premises of a social welfare school August 29, 2013

    An eight-year-old girl was allegedly repeatedly raped by a 53-year-old cook on the premises of a government-run social welfare school in the district, police said on Wednesday. The accused, Raj Mohammad, allegedly sexually assaulted the student of the Jammikunta-based residential school on August 16 and continued the violations over the...