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15 years after Uphaar fire: Victims’ kin await justice


June 12th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Even after 15 years of the Uphaar cinema fire, the families of the 59 people who died in the incident await justice.They say they ... Read more...

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Charles Sobhraj’s jailbreak saga now on celluloid


June 6th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Producer Kumar Mangat is set to bring bikini killer Charles Sobhraj's escapades on the big screen as "Jailbreak". Directed by Prawaal Raman, it is said ... Read more...

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Uphaar cinema fire anniversary: Victims’ kin plan prayers


June 12th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The families of the 59 victims of the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire in south Delhi will Monday offer prayers and pay respects to those who ... Read more...

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Court questions government on plea against Amod Kanth


June 3rd, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued a notice to the central government on a plea to withdraw medals awarded to former Delhi Police officer Amod ... Read more...

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Delhi’s homeless prefer streets to night shelters


January 11th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Even as Delhi shivers in the bone-chilling winter, the city's homeless - said to range from 67,000 to 150,000 - prefer to sleep in the ... Read more...

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Parents refuse to take back child, child panel to take action


January 4th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) As parents of abandoned Chiku refused to accept him, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) Tuesday said they will take action against the parents ... Read more...

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‘Better implemention of laws needed to protect children’


November 9th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Delhi Minister for Women and Child Development Kiran Walia Tuesday said that instead of new laws, better implementation of the existing ones was needed to protect children's ... Read more...

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Over 9,000 RTE complaints in Delhi


August 10th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Over 9,000 complaints - ranging from denial of admission in various city schools to flouting of the Right to Education Act by the institutes - have flooded ... Read more...

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‘No budget for Delhi’s poor’


May 6th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) With high levels of malnutrition and denial of basic rights, quality of life of a less privileged child in the Indian capital is on the decline, a ... Read more...

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Privatise the social sector, say child care experts


December 17th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The social sector which includes health, education and environment should be handed over to the private sector and the funding should be provided by the government, so ... Read more...

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‘Stop child abuse in schools’


November 20th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) With two out of every three children, a majority studying in schools, reported being physically abused in India, a child rights organization Friday called for immediate implementation ... Read more...

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Every individual must become a human rights defender: experts (Lead)


October 13th, 2009 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Expressing concern at the increasing number of human rights violations in the country, acting chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) G.P. Mathur said that ... Read more...

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IAS officer’s domestic help commits suicide


September 16th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) A domestic help employed with a senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer committed suicide by hanging himself in the government bungalow of the official, police said Wednesday. The incident ... Read more...

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Allegations against me were personal: Amod Kanth


April 17th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amod Kanth, a former Delhi police official who was Friday given a clean chit by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Uphaar fire tragedy of ... Read more...

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De-criminalise child begging, find them homes instead: commission


April 17th, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A child begging on the road hardly appears to be committing a crime - but according to law, he is. In order to segregate children from adult ... Read more...

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Child rights commission to take up case of dead schoolgirl


April 17th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A shocked child rights commission has decided to take up the case of the 11-year-old schoolgirl who died Friday afternoon after her teacher allegedly beat her and ... Read more...

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Parents need to be counselled to handle child abuse: panel


March 28th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Alarmed at the sudden spurt in cases of fathers sexually abusing their daughters, the child rights commission said that parents need to be counselled to handle such ... Read more...

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Punjab emerging as a promising destination in eye care


February 4th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil SharmaChandigarh Feb.4 (ANI): Availability of top quality medical facilities and existence of a good infrastructure in Punjab is fast making this State a perfect destination for medical tourism.The ... Read more...

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Child rights body issues notice to police for ‘picking up’ juveniles


October 14th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Amod Kanth, who is now chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Child Rights, said the commission has issued notice to Delhi ... Read more...

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NGO Prayas to launch two international chapters


June 18th, 2008 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Prayas, an Indian NGO that works for street children and marginalised youth, is all set to launch two international chapters in the US and Britain to gather ... Read more...

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