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US: Man raped 6-year-old "100 times", sentenced to 120 years

06 Jun 2019

US: Man raped 6-year-old "100 times", sentenced to 120 years

On Monday, a man was sentenced to 120 years in prison for several accounts of sexual abuse of a girl in Iowa, United States.

Ex-cop had left daughter in car for sex, latter died

20 Mar 2019

Ex-cop had left daughter in car for sex, latter died

An ex-police officer, Cassie Barker, was charged for manslaughter on Monday, for her daughter's death that happened three years ago due to her negligence.

Father can seek child visitation rights under DV Act: Bombay-HC

07 Nov 2018

Father can seek child visitation rights under DV Act: Bombay-HC

A father can seek visitation rights to his child under the Domestic Violence Act if the child is in the mother's custody, the Bombay High Court has ruled.

Indonesia: Four arrested for selling babies on Instagram, WhatsApp

13 Oct 2018

Indonesia: Four arrested for selling babies on Instagram, WhatsApp

In what would count as a case of modern day slavery, four people in Indonesia have been arrested for allegedly buying and selling babies on Instagram and WhatsApp as part of a human trafficking operation.

1,495 children stranded in TN railway stations rescued this year

08 Oct 2018

1,495 children stranded in TN railway stations rescued this year

A total of 1,495 children stranded in various railway stations in Tamil Nadu have been rescued and handed over to their parents this year, as against 1,940 last year, Assistant DGP (Railways) C Sylendra Babu said today.

Government child helpline appears in pornographic content, lewd calls received

07 Oct 2018

Government child helpline appears in pornographic content, lewd calls received

A government toll-free number for reporting child sexual assault cases has been suspended temporarily after it appeared in pornographic content search, and calls seeking sexual services were received, a senior NCPCR official said.

RPF rescues over 30 children per day from railway premises

30 Sep 2018

RPF rescues over 30 children per day from railway premises

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has rescued more than 30 children per day between January 2017 and August 2018, compared to less than 20 a day in three immediate years before 2017.

Of every 10 children missing in Delhi, 6 remain untraced

25 Sep 2018

Of every 10 children missing in Delhi, 6 remain untraced

Out of every 10 children going missing in the national capital, six remain untraced, a report released by the Alliance for People's Rights (APR) and NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) stated today.

About 802,000 infant deaths reported in India in 2017: UN

18 Sep 2018

About 802,000 infant deaths reported in India in 2017: UN

About 802,000 infant deaths were reported in India in 2017, the lowest in five years, according to the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNIGME).

Children separated from jailed mothers must visit them regularly: Maneka

16 Sep 2018

Children separated from jailed mothers must visit them regularly: Maneka

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi proposed that a child separated from jailed mother must be made to visit her in prison at least thrice weekly, amid incidents of such children getting trafficked.

UP: Desperate for son, father throws 18-month daughter from terrace

14 Sep 2018

UP: Desperate for son, father throws 18-month daughter from terrace

A man, desperate for a son, allegedly threw his 18-month daughter from the terrace of his home in a Uttar Pradesh village after his wife gave birth to another girl, police said today.

#MomoChallenge: WCD Ministry asks parents to monitor children's online activity

11 Sep 2018

#MomoChallenge: WCD Ministry asks parents to monitor children's online activity

The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry has issued an advisory on the deadly "Momo Challenge", asking parents to monitor social media activity of their children to ensure that they are not engaging in the dangerous game.

WCD Ministry invites nominations for National Children Awards 2018

08 Sep 2018

WCD Ministry invites nominations for National Children Awards 2018

The Women and Child Development Ministry has invited nominations for this year's National Children Awards given to children with outstanding achievements in the fields of innovation, scholastic achievements, sports, arts and culture, social service, and bravery.

Nagaland government launches campaign on legal child adoption

01 Sep 2018

Nagaland government launches campaign on legal child adoption

The Nagaland government has launched a campaign to create awareness and a better understanding of laws related to child adoption.

Pakistan: 32% jump in child sexual abuse cases in 2018

31 Aug 2018

Pakistan: 32% jump in child sexual abuse cases in 2018

A total of 2,322 child abuse cases were reported across Pakistan in the first six months of 2018, a 32% jump compared to the first half of 2017, a report by NGO Sahil, working for the protection of children against violence, said.

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

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.

Children in shelter-homes get Aadhaar linked to 'Track Child' portal

11 Aug 2018

Children in shelter-homes get Aadhaar linked to 'Track Child' portal

Aadhaar cards of over 30,000 children living in child care institutions have been linked to "Track Child" portal in a bid to bolster the information base on the number of children under institutional care amid reports of children going missing from shelter homes.

Deoria shelter-home abuse: District administration ignored 20 letters,took no action

07 Aug 2018

Deoria shelter-home abuse: District administration ignored 20 letters,took no action

Officials in Bihar had at least 2.5 months to rescue more than 30 girls from abuse at a Muzaffarpur shelter home, but their delayed action meant prolonged torture for the minors.

After Muzaffarpur, UP home faces mass sex abuse charges

06 Aug 2018

After Muzaffarpur, UP home faces mass sex abuse charges

As Bihar attempts to come to terms with the shocking abuse of minor girls at a Muzaffarpur shelter, similar allegations have come to light from another in Deoria, UP.

Maharashtra: Five held for sharing child pornography through WhatsApp

03 Aug 2018

Maharashtra: Five held for sharing child pornography through WhatsApp

Five persons have been detained in Thane for allegedly watching and circulating child pornography through WhatsApp.

203 registered cases of children running away from shelters

03 Aug 2018

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.

In Jamshedpur, a tree for every newborn during Shravan month

23 Jul 2018

In Jamshedpur, a tree for every newborn during Shravan month

As part of its green initiatives, Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) in Jharkhand has decided to undertake a drive, under which parents of babies born in the holy "Shravan month" will get a chance to plant and name a sapling after their child.

West Bengal: Parents kill newborn fearing mockery by family members

19 Jul 2018

West Bengal: Parents kill newborn fearing mockery by family members

A 47-year-old daily wage laborer and his wife allegedly killed their newborn baby girl in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district over the fear of being taunted by their children and grandchildren, Inspector-in-Charge of Maynaguri police station, Nandakumar Dutta said.

99-year-old retired-teacher molests 10-year-old-girl. Let's hang our heads in shame!

09 Jul 2018

99-year-old retired-teacher molests 10-year-old-girl. Let's hang our heads in shame!

In what is sure to make you angry and compel you to ask questions about where society is headed, a 99-year-old retired headmaster of a government school was arrested for molesting a 10-year-old girl in Chennai.

Missionaries of Charity woman staffer arrested for 'selling' baby

05 Jul 2018

Missionaries of Charity woman staffer arrested for 'selling' baby

A woman staffer has been arrested and two others, including a sister-in-charge, detained for allegedly selling a child born to an inmate of a shelter home Nirmal Hriday, run by Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity in Patna.

'ReUnite': A mobile app to track missing children

29 Jun 2018

'ReUnite': A mobile app to track missing children

A mobile application for tracking missing and abandoned children was launched by Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi in New Delhi today.

'I'm all alone': Heart-wrenching cries of children intensify anti-Trump protest

19 Jun 2018

'I'm all alone': Heart-wrenching cries of children intensify anti-Trump protest

Amid the ongoing controversy on the US' child-separation policy, heart-wrenching audio has surfaced from a Customs and Border Protection facility.

Maharashtra students have a chapter on a railway-cop. Here's why

14 Jun 2018

Maharashtra students have a chapter on a railway-cop. Here's why

Maharashtra Board has dedicated a chapter to one 'Rekha Mishra.' Wondering why?

Assam: Mob lynches two on suspicion of being child lifters

09 Jun 2018

Assam: Mob lynches two on suspicion of being child lifters

Two men, suspected of being child lifters, were lynched by unidentified people in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, police said today.

Rajasthan: Government school students to be sensitized on 'good-touch-bad-touch'

07 May 2018

Rajasthan: Government school students to be sensitized on 'good-touch-bad-touch'

Students up to 14 years of age studying in government schools and Anganwadi centers will be sensitized on "good-touch-bad-touch" under a campaign in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan.

3,337 Android apps tracking kids unlawfully, violating child privacy laws

18 Apr 2018

3,337 Android apps tracking kids unlawfully, violating child privacy laws

According to researchers from the International Computer Science Institute, as many as 3,337 free, children-oriented Android apps are tracking and collecting data on kids without parental permission.

After 7,004 crimes against children in 2016, WB gears up

25 Mar 2018

After 7,004 crimes against children in 2016, WB gears up

The latest data of National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) revealed that West Bengal had registered 7,004 crimes against children in 2016, the fifth highest in the country.

Death sentence of rapists of girls below 12, says CM

21 Jan 2018

Death sentence of rapists of girls below 12, says CM

After Madhya Pradesh, Haryana is now considering implementing the death sentence for sexual abusers of minors younger than 12 years.

SRK, Cate Blanchett, Sir Elton John honored with Crystal Awards

11 Jan 2018

SRK, Cate Blanchett, Sir Elton John honored with Crystal Awards

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is one of the three winners of the prestigious Crystal Awards this year. He is sharing the honor with actress Cate Blanchett and musician Sir Elton John.

UN: Child evacuees being used as bargaining chips in Syria

29 Dec 2017

UN: Child evacuees being used as bargaining chips in Syria

The UN has expressed concern that critically ill children awaiting evacuation from a rebel-controlled area besieged by Syrian government forces in the Eastern Ghouta district are being treated as bargaining chips.

Haryana teen kidnaps 5-year-old, drowns her in water tub

07 Dec 2017

Haryana teen kidnaps 5-year-old, drowns her in water tub

In a disturbing incident, a 16-year-old boy in Haryana allegedly kidnapped a five-year-old girl, daughter of an acquaintance, and killed her by drowning her in a water tub.

MP passes bill prescribing death for raping girls under 12

04 Dec 2017

MP passes bill prescribing death for raping girls under 12

In a significant development, the Madhya Pradesh (MP) assembly has unanimously passed a bill proposing death penalty for rapists of girls aged 12 years or below.

A small mistake, says Jharkhand principal over molesting 7-year-old

04 Dec 2017

A small mistake, says Jharkhand principal over molesting 7-year-old

The Jharkhand school principal who was arrested on Sunday for molesting a seven-year-old girl student has admitted to the crime, saying it was "a small mistake" since there was "no intercourse involved".

Kolkata: Nursery student sexually assaulted by teachers in school

01 Dec 2017

Kolkata: Nursery student sexually assaulted by teachers in school

In yet another shocking incident, a four-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a teacher in a washroom in the premises of GD Birla Centre for Education, a reputed school in Kolkata.

Trying to sell minor, men call Delhi Police by mistake

24 Nov 2017

Trying to sell minor, men call Delhi Police by mistake