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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
24 Nov 2017