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17 Pakistanis fail to get visas for entrepreneurs meet


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Seventeen women entrepreneurs from Pakistan could not make it to an international conference which began here Monday as they could not get visas, the ... Read more...

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Court hauls up Delhi Police for not implementing order


August 29th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to Delhi Police and the Department of Women and Child Development on a plea seeking implementation of Juvenile ... Read more...

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Notice to governments over child rights


August 29th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central and the city governments on a plea which said that authorities have failed to create ... Read more...

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BJP downplays ex-Gujarat minister’s conviction


August 29th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday downplayed former Gujarat minister Mayaben Kodnani's conviction in a Gujarat riots case, calling it a "legal process"."We don't want to politicise ... Read more...

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Naroda Patiya massacre: Ex-minister among 32 convicted (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 29 (IANS) A special court in Gujarat Wednesday convicted 32 people, including former BJP minister Mayaben Kodnani and Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi, for the massacre of 97 ... Read more...

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Geetika was exploited: Women’s panel


August 21st, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Geetika Sharma, a former flight attendant who committed suicide here, was exploited by her employer, the National Commission for Women (NCW) said Tuesday, promising to ... Read more...

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Ramesh offers Rs.900 crore for village coordinators


August 18th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday proposed a grant of Rs.990 crore to the women and child development ministry for hiring women village coordinators for ... Read more...

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Adoption guidelines revised in 2011: Minister


August 17th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) To further streamline child adoption procedures, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has revised adoption guidelines and notified Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children on ... Read more...

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Malnutrition in children a big challenge: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Malnutrition in children is a big challenge for India but the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had taken steps to deal with the problem, ... Read more...

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Government moots women’s helpline in 12th Plan


August 9th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The central government is planning to launch a women's helpline number under the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday."The working ... Read more...

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Poor show by India on child well-being, says report


July 19th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With 1.25 million infant deaths annually and 42 percent of the kids being underweight, India has slipped in the area of child well-being in the ... Read more...

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Doctor detained in murder of mentally-ill woman in Bengal


July 15th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) A doctor was detained Sunday in connection with the death certificate of a mentally-ill woman suspected to have been raped and murdered last month in West ... Read more...

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Three held for murder of mentally-ill woman in Bengal


July 12th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Three people have been arrested for murder after the body of a mentally-ill woman was exhumed from a mental asylum's backyard in Dhaniakhali in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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Visva-Bharati incident a criminal offence, says Krishna Tirath


July 10th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath Tuesday termed, as a criminal offence, the incident where a school hostel warden of West Bengal's Visva ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka plans severe punishment for child abuse


July 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 9 (IANS) With increasing cases of child abuse in Sri Lanka, the government plans to impose tough punishments on the offenders, an official said Monday.Discussions are underway with ... Read more...

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Capital to get 70 ambulances, 100 dialysis centres


July 5th, 2012 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The capital will get 70 ambulances and 100 hundred dialysis centres to provide quality health service to its citizens, said Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit here ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to soon have girl child policy


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 22 (IANS) A girl child policy is in the offing in Rajasthan. The state has initiated the process for formulation and adoption of the policy, the first of ... Read more...

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‘Collective effort needed for eliminating child labour’


June 12th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) People, civil society and the government agencies should join hands to eradicate child labour, an official said Tuesday, adding that the menace was inter-connected with ... Read more...

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Maharashtra orders crackdown on illegal sex tests


June 7th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday ordered a state-wide crackdown on unregistered or illegal sonography centres conducting sex determination tests of foetuses.While the drive is at ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik suspends Mohapatra, drops two ministers (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday suspended Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra and four others, including two ministers, from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik suspends Mohapatra, drops two ministers


June 1st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 1 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday suspended Rajya Sabha member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra and four others, including two ministers, from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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Panel set up to study status of Indian women


May 17th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
NewDelhi, May 17 (IANS) The government has set up a high-level committee to undertake comprehensive study on the status of women in India as well as to evolve appropriate policy ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha passes bill on sexual offences against kids


May 11th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Thursday passed a bill to protect children from sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography and to establish special courts for the speedy ... Read more...

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Apex court sets up panel on Vrindavan widows


May 9th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday set up a seven-member committee to go into the socio-economic condition of widows living in the holy city of Vrindavan ... Read more...

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‘Decent’ dress code puts Haryana staff in bind


May 9th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Directing its field staff to wear "decent" clothes to work, the women and child department (WCD) department in Haryana has asked them to desist from wearing ... Read more...

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Bihar lauded for child healthcare model


May 8th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Bihar's health system has been lauded for its effective child healthcare model that is now being taken up as global best-practice, the annual state of ... Read more...

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Tirath discusses issues of community-based organisations


May 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Union Minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath Monday met the representatives of community-based organisations working for transgenders, sex workers and urban poor from ... Read more...

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West Bengal tops in child trafficking cases


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) West Bengal recorded over 800 cases of child trafficking - the highest in the country - during 2006-2010, the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday.Women and ... Read more...

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Andhra Pradesh tops in domestic violence cases


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh recorded over 9,600 cases of domestic violence - the highest in the country - during 2007-2010, the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday.Women and ... Read more...

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Caste prejudices hit Bihar’s anganwadi centres: Report


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 3 (IANS) Caste and religious prejudices in Bihar's villages are affecting the central government's education and health schemes - such as anganwadis - for impoverished families, says a ... Read more...

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Govt considering changes in dowry act


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Income-linked cap on marriage expenditures and the provision for registration of gifts at the time of ceremony are among a number of measures that are ... Read more...

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Government to hold national consultation on child marriages


April 29th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Taking a serious view of child marriages in the country, the government has decided to hold a national consultation on the issue with the states.A ... Read more...

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Indecisive BJP leaves its Karnataka unit exasperated (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 14th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's claim to be a party with a difference has, for long, become the butt of ridicule. It may soon be dubbed ... Read more...

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Government needs to watch every baby girl: NCPCR


April 9th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Reacting to the shocking incident of a father critically injuring his three-month-old daughter in Bangalore, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Monday ... Read more...

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Government told to hike budget for child health, nutrition


March 14th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The current allocation to tackle child health and nutrition, giving Rs.4 per child in an anganwadi centre, is too low, say experts, recommending a hike ... Read more...

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