Juvenile Justice Act: News

08 Aug 2022


3-year-old in coma after father beats her for playing longer

According to Hyderabad police, a three-year-old girl is currently in a coma at a local hospital after being severely beaten by her father for playing too long.

17 Jul 2022


Mumbai: Minor detained for putting homemade bomb in parcel

According to police, a boy was apprehended in Mumbai on Saturday for reportedly building a low-intensity homemade bomb and packaging it in a courier container in order to claim insurance money.

09 Jun 2022


Hyderabad: Police want to try minor gang-rape accused as adults

The Hyderabad Police is planning to appeal in the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) to allow the accused in the Jubilee Hills gang-rape case to be tried as adults.

30 Aug 2021

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu woman arrested for torturing her 2-year-old son

The Tamil Nadu Police has arrested a 23-year-old woman for allegedly torturing her 2-year-old child, after several shocking videos of the abuse went viral on social media.

Share information on orphaned children: NCPCR to states

The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) wrote to states and union territories on Monday, urging them to inform child protection authorities about children who have lost both parents due to COVID-19.

09 Aug 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Agra man arrested after viral video shows him beating son

A man in Uttar Pradesh's Agra has been arrested for brutally thrashing his son after tying him upside down.

04 Feb 2020


For fourth-time, Karnataka police grills students over 'seditious' anti-CAA play

Students of Shaheen Urdu School in Bidar, Karnataka, are spending a lot of time with police officers, thanks to a play on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which was performed on January 21.

01 Sep 2019

Nitin Gadkari

New #MotorVehicleAct: Rs. 1,000 for jumping red light, and more

Heftier penalties and fines for traffic rule violations come into force today across the country as 63 clauses of the newly-amended Motor Vehicle Act will be implemented from Sunday.

01 Aug 2019

Lok Sabha

#NewsBytesExplainer: How will Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill affect you

With an eye on making Indian roads safer, Rajya Sabha passed Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019, on Wednesday.

03 Mar 2019

Delhi High Court

Delhi-HC asks couple to plant 100 trees over child labor

The Delhi High Court has agreed to quash an FIR against a couple, who had employed a minor for household work, and directed them to plant 100 trees and pay Rs. 1.5 lakh to the victim.

29 Dec 2018


Delhi: Girls abused inside shelter-home, chilli-powder put in private parts

On Thursday night, during a surprise visit to a shelter home run by an NGO, in Dwarka, the Delhi Commission of Women found that girls were ruthlessly abused by staff.

05 Dec 2018


Four shelter homes shut in Odisha, had no registration

Four shelter homes in Odisha have been shut down after an inquiry found that they were running without registration.

14 Oct 2018


Gujarat: Two minors held for raping teen in orphanage

Two minors have been sent to an observation home for allegedly raping a teen in an orphanage in Gujarat's Kutch district, IE reports.

14 Aug 2018


Australia resumes adoptions from India after 8yrs of suspension: WCD

Australia has resumed adoption of children from India after it was suspended eight years ago over charges of trafficking by some recognized Indian placement agencies, a WCD Ministry official said today.

05 Aug 2018


1,991 kids available for adoption in India for 20,000 prospective-parents

The number of children available for adoption in the country is 1,991, including 1,322 girls, for about 20,000 prospective parents, an RTI revealed.

03 Aug 2018

Lok Sabha

203 registered cases of children running away from shelters

As many as 203 complaints of children who ran away from observation and special homes have been registered by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) since 2015, MoS WCD Virendra Kumar informed Lok Sabha today.

02 Aug 2018


Muzaffarpur shelter-home: SC bars media from publishing minors' visuals

The SC has taken suo motu cognizance of the Muzaffapur shelter home sex abuse case. Among its first directions were instructions to media not to publish visuals of the minor victims, even in blurred or morphed form.

29 Jul 2018


Bihar shelter-home: Girls cut hands with glass to escape rape

The Muzaffarpur shelter home sex abuse racket gets more horrifying by the day. The toll of raped girls has now increased to 34.

28 Jul 2018


Pune: 36 sexually assaulted kids rescued from Madrasa, Maulana arrested

The police rescued 36 children from a madrasa in Pune's Katraj Kondhwa area after reports of sexual abuse surfaced. A maulana named Rahim has been arrested.

21 Jul 2018

Maneka Gandhi

Issue instructions to conduct MoCs' inspection: WCD Ministry to states

The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry has said that it has asked all states and Union Territories to issue instructions for conducting an inspection of all homes run by the Missionaries of Charity (MoC).

19 Jul 2018


Mumbai: To 'punish' Class-1 student, teacher removes his pants, arrested

A school teacher was arrested on Wednesday in Navi Mumbai and later released on bail, for stripping a Class 1 student in front of his classmates to 'punish' him.

17 Jul 2018


Illegal adoption row: Government orders inspection of childcare homes

After cases of alleged illegal adoptions carried out by childcare homes run by Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity (MoC) surfaced recently, the Indian Government has ordered all the states to get MoC homes inspected immediately.

11 Jul 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi: 16 kindergarten-girls locked inside school-basement for not paying fees

A case was registered against Rabea Girls' Public School, Delhi, for allegedly locking up 16 girls, aged 4-5 years, in a basement over non-payment of fees by their parents.

26 Jun 2018


Thane: Police book school headmistress for slapping student for yawning

The Thane Rural Police has registered offenses against the headmistress of a school for allegedly slapping a Class 6 student for yawning during the morning assembly prayer, an official said.

23 Jun 2018


Magazine featuring breastfeeding woman not vulgar, Kerala HC rules

Like beauty, obscenity also lies in the beholder's eyes, said Kerala High Court while refusing to term the picture of a woman breastfeeding her baby on a magazine cover as 'vulgar'.

11 Jun 2018


'My past drove me to more crimes': Shakti Mills rapist

Rape often alters lives of those involved, including the perpetrators: a fact that doesn't come to the fore that often.

03 Jun 2018


Ashamed of having fourth-child, Kerala couple abandons newborn at church

A two-day-old baby was abandoned on the steps of a Kochi church as the parents feared society would shame them for having a fourth child, Kerala police revealed on Saturday.

22 May 2018


Ryan International murder: 16-year-old accused to be tried as adult

Dismissing a petition by a 16-year-old, a Gurugram court has ruled that he will be tried as an adult for murdering seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur last September.

07 Apr 2018


Delhi: Youth killed 7-year-old for resisting sodomy, arrested

A 21-year-old was recently arrested for abducting and sodomizing his seven-year-old neighbor in Delhi's Okhla Industrial area.

24 Mar 2018


Assam: Class 5 girl gang-raped, later set on fire

On Friday, in a hideous incident, a Class 5 student in Assam's Nagaon district was set on fire after allegedly being gang-raped. The girl, who suffered 90% burn injuries, passed away in a hospital at night.

12 Mar 2018


NCPCR working on better security measures for child TV artistes

The infamous Papon kissing controversy raised several questions over the security of the child TV artistes.

10 Mar 2018


Delhi: E-rickshaw driver arrested for cook's murder

Shoulders collided, argument ensued and then there was a murder - that's how the stabbing of a 35-year-old cook that happened on March 4 in Delhi's Alaknanda region can be described.

23 Feb 2018


Faridabad: Boy detained for forcibly pouring Sindur on classmate's head

A teenage boy was detained and sent to a child observation home in Faridabad after a female classmate accused him of putting "Sindur" on her head.

Ryan murder: Juvenile to be tried as adult, but why?

The 16-year-old Class 11 student accused of the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur will be tried as an adult, the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) has ruled.

Pradyuman murder: CBI seeks juvenile's remand to recreate crime scene

After the arrest of a Class XI student for the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur, the CBI sought his remand so it could reconstruct the crime scene.

26 Oct 2017


One juvenile arrested for rape every 4 hours in India

It's not just adult men who rape or molest.

17 Sep 2017


Do you feel your children are safe in schools?

When a seven-year-old was found with his throat slit at a prominent Gurugram school, people were shocked.

05 Jul 2017


DU: Third cut-off list to be released on 7th July

Many Delhi University colleges will release their third cut-off list on Friday, a drop of up to 2% in most courses is expected.

08 May 2017


The reality of juvenile crimes in India

The number of juvenile delinquents has risen by leaps and bounds in the last few years. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, 23,25,575 cases were registered against juveniles under IPC crimes in 2011.

07 May 2017


SC: Every child must have welfare benefits

The Supreme Court broadened the ambit of the Juvenile Justice Act stating that every child in need must get welfare benefits.

15 Feb 2017

Manohar Parrikar

Bengaluru: Rumours on demonetization of Rs 10 coins create panic

Rumours about demonetization of Rs 10 coins spread in Bengaluru, creating chaos as more and more citizens found it difficult to use their coins for payment.

05 Jan 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi in today's news

An announcement made by the EC declared that Noida and Ghaziabad are set to go to polls on 11th February.