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Maharashtra: Class-12 boy commits suicide after sexual abuse, 14 arrested

23 Jan 2020

Maharashtra: Class-12 boy commits suicide after sexual abuse, 14 arrested

In a terrible incident that will make you sick, a Class 12 boy committed suicide in Maharashtra after being sodomized by fellow students and staff of the hostel he was residing in.

Kota hospital: Rajasthan Deputy CM slams CM after 107 deaths

04 Jan 2020

Kota hospital: Rajasthan Deputy CM slams CM after 107 deaths

On Saturday morning, another infant died at the JK Lon Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, taking the death toll in nearly a month to 107.

Kota: 103 infants die at one hospital in a month

02 Jan 2020

Kota: 103 infants die at one hospital in a month

The recent reports of children's deaths at the JK Lon Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan, have raised a serious alarm about the healthcare provisions at the facility.

Man claims his daughters held captive at Nithyananda's ashram

19 Nov 2019

Man claims his daughters held captive at Nithyananda's ashram

A Bengaluru couple moved the Gujarat High Court on Monday alleging that their two daughters have been illegally confined at the self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda's ashram in Ahmedabad.

How Department of Posts helped missing woman reunite with family

31 May 2019

How Department of Posts helped missing woman reunite with family

A woman who went missing three years ago from a remote area in Bihar's Madhubani was reunited with her family, thanks to the Department of Posts (DoP).

Gujarat bans PUBG in schools 'due to adverse-effects on studies'

24 Jan 2019

Gujarat bans PUBG in schools 'due to adverse-effects on studies'

PUBG has taken the country by storm, but instances like a fitness trainer losing mental balance after playing the game has dealt a blow to its reputation.

Madhya Pradesh: 10-year-old boy, who consumed poison, was hungry

09 Jan 2019

Madhya Pradesh: 10-year-old boy, who consumed poison, was hungry

The National Commission of Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has found the 10-year-old tribal boy, who consumed insecticide in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district, was hungry.

Starving child drinks insecticide in MP, NCPCR sends team

07 Jan 2019

Starving child drinks insecticide in MP, NCPCR sends team

A tribal child in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district reportedly consumed insecticide out of hunger, prompting the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to set up an inquiry into the matter.

Calcutta HC orders appointment of counselors in all schools

16 Nov 2018

Calcutta HC orders appointment of counselors in all schools

In a step towards raising awareness of child sexual abuse, the Calcutta High Court today directed authorities to appoint counselors in about 1 lakh educational institutions in West Bengal to help safeguard students against sexual violation.

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.

Assam woman beaten, stripped, tonsured for protesting child marriage

07 Oct 2018

Assam woman beaten, stripped, tonsured for protesting child marriage

A woman in Assam was beaten up and her clothes were torn apart for protesting the marriage of her minor son to a teenage girl.

Mumbai: 9-year-old molested by grandfather right before her heart surgery

27 Sep 2018

Mumbai: 9-year-old molested by grandfather right before her heart surgery

In a gut-wrenching incident, a nine-year-old girl, who was admitted to a South Mumbai hospital for heart surgery, was allegedly molested by her grandfather, just a day before the surgery.

This game could prevent children from online suicide challenges

25 Sep 2018

This game could prevent children from online suicide challenges

A new game has been launched to prevent children and teenagers from acting under the influence of online suicide challenges.

Sex abuse: Nine states including UP refused audit of shelter-homes

09 Aug 2018

Sex abuse: Nine states including UP refused audit of shelter-homes

The nation is shocked by tales of abuse which have emerged from children shelter homes in UP and Bihar. More disturbing is the fact that in both cases, officials reportedly turned a blind eye for long.

Govt orders social audit of over 9,000 childcare homes

08 Aug 2018

Govt orders social audit of over 9,000 childcare homes

Women and Child Development Ministry has ordered a social audit of over 9,000 child care institutions across India in two months, an official said today.

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.

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.

Kerala the best-governed state, Bihar the worst: Study

22 Jul 2018

Kerala the best-governed state, Bihar the worst: Study

For the third consecutive year, Kerala has emerged as the best governed state among the large ones, the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC) said.

Chennai: Madras-HC orders counseling for minor rape victim within 24hrs

19 Jul 2018

Chennai: Madras-HC orders counseling for minor rape victim within 24hrs

The Madras HC yesterday directed the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) to provide counseling within 24 hours to an 11-year-old hearing-impaired girl, who was allegedly sexually assaulted by 17 men in Chennai.

#HappyBirthdayPriyanka: Keep breaking the glass ceilings

18 Jul 2018

#HappyBirthdayPriyanka: Keep breaking the glass ceilings

Priyanka Chopra, a name that has been on India's lips for more than a decade, has now become a metaphor for excellence, worldwide.

Illegal adoption row: Government orders inspection of childcare homes

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.

Delhi-HC sentences man to life-imprisonment for sexually assaulting 3.5-year-old boy

15 Jul 2018

Delhi-HC sentences man to life-imprisonment for sexually assaulting 3.5-year-old boy

The Delhi HC has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for sodomizing a three-and-a-half-year-old boy, observing that the child was subjected to traumatic and brutal sexual assault.

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

11 Jul 2018

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.

Delhi: Dead lizard in mid-day meal makes two girls ill

08 Jul 2018

Delhi: Dead lizard in mid-day meal makes two girls ill

The alleged presence of a dead lizard in mid-day meals served to students of Kalyanpuri's Rajkiya Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in East Delhi made two girls sick on Saturday.

Let single-mothers file PAN-applications without naming child's father: Maneka Gandhi

06 Jul 2018

Let single-mothers file PAN-applications without naming child's father: Maneka Gandhi

Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi is fighting again to make things easier for single mothers.

Indian Army sends back Pakistani-kid with new clothes and sweets

28 Jun 2018

Indian Army sends back Pakistani-kid with new clothes and sweets

The Indian Army, in a display of humanity, sent back a young Pakistani child who had inadvertently crossed the border into the Indian side.

Bengaluru: Hours-old baby abandoned outside stranger's house

22 Jun 2018

Bengaluru: Hours-old baby abandoned outside stranger's house

In a heart-wrenching tale, a newborn was left abandoned outside a house in Ramaiah Layout in North Bengaluru, just hours after her birth.

8L students of Delhi's government schools to undergo "happiness curriculum"

21 Jun 2018

8L students of Delhi's government schools to undergo "happiness curriculum"

From July, eight lakh government school students in Delhi will learn a new and unique course - "happiness curriculum."

For revealing identity of assaulted Dalit teens, RaGa gets notice

20 Jun 2018

For revealing identity of assaulted Dalit teens, RaGa gets notice

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has been served with showcause notice by Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) for sharing the video of Dalit teens being beaten in Maharashtra village a few days ago.

'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.

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

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.

All Kerala police stations to get specially-trained child welfare officers

27 May 2018

All Kerala police stations to get specially-trained child welfare officers

Police stations in Kerala will soon have trained child welfare officers to deal with crime cases against children. For this, special training would be imparted to police personnel.

Humanity weeps: Raped by teen, seven-month-old-girl found shrieking in field

11 May 2018

Humanity weeps: Raped by teen, seven-month-old-girl found shrieking in field

In a horrifying incident, a 19-year-old teen raped a seven-month-old girl in Alwar, Rajasthan on Wednesday, and dumped her in a football field nearby.

Bonded labor to Delhi University grad: Jharkhand boy's remarkable journey

10 May 2018

Bonded labor to Delhi University grad: Jharkhand boy's remarkable journey

Till 2007, he braved hazardous tunnels, intolerable temperature of 50degrees and numerous life risks to scoop out mica from the earth's bowels and sell it to agents to earn a meager income.

Maneka bats for compensation for male victims of sexual abuse

25 Apr 2018

Maneka bats for compensation for male victims of sexual abuse

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today proposed an amendment of an existing "scheme" for boys, who have been raped or sexually exploited, to be compensated on the lines of a similar law for girls.

Unnao rape: Alleged pressure from high-profile leaders to protect MLA

16 Apr 2018

Unnao rape: Alleged pressure from high-profile leaders to protect MLA

Preliminary CBI investigation has revealed that several high-profile politicians, bureaucrats and cops were involved in shielding BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused of raping an 18-year-old woman, sources said.

Delhi government to assess and grade over 5,000 city schools

06 Apr 2018

Delhi government to assess and grade over 5,000 city schools

The Delhi government is embarking on a first-of-its-kind exercise: it is going to assess and grade over 5,000 schools in the national capital.

Mumbai: 1L students quit BMC schools for lack of Class-8

05 Apr 2018

Mumbai: 1L students quit BMC schools for lack of Class-8

A Mumbai-based activist has filed a complaint with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) claiming that over one lakh students of BMC-run schools have dropped out for lack of Class 8 in many schools.

Delhi Budget 2018: AAP presents Rs. 53,000cr "Green" Budget

22 Mar 2018

Delhi Budget 2018: AAP presents Rs. 53,000cr "Green" Budget

Today, Delhi's Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government presented its budget.