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Land acquisition bill referred to group of ministers


August 28th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday referred the land acquisition bill to a group of ministers and approved amendments to two other bills and one act, official sources ... Read more...

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Former Congress legislator turns producer-actor


August 21st, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Congress legislator Sobhana George has turned producer and her first movie "Prethiksheyodae", about child labour, is slated for release next month.Child labour was one of ... Read more...

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Kolkata students rally on World Humanitarian Day eve


August 18th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Amidst a chorus of Michael Jackson's "We are the World", around 2,000 students took to the streets here on the eve of World Humanitarian Day ... Read more...

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UN launches child rights’ guidelines for business sector


August 1st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, Unicef Wednesday launched a set of guidelines on child rights for the business sector, which include elimination of child ... Read more...

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Time to wake up to child labour issue, says Gursharan Kaur


July 21st, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Calling for action on curbing child labour, Prime minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur Saturday said people needed to wake up to the issue ... Read more...

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‘Gattu’ delicately-threaded morality tale (IANS Movie Review)


July 19th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Gattu"; Cast: Mohammad Samad, Naresh Kumar; Director: Rajan Khosa; Rating: ***Films with children as the main characters are no longer a rarity. Thank god for that! It's imperative that ... Read more...

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National Advisory Council reviews its progress


July 6th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The reconstituted National Advisory Council (NAC) met Friday and reviewed the progress since it was formed two years ago.According to sources, the meeting approved ... Read more...

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Assam moots law to stop officials from employing minors


June 12th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 12 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday said the government planned to enact a law to prevent employment of children below 18 years by public servants and ... Read more...

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Review anti-child labour legislations: Rights groups


June 12th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's apex child protection agency and Unicef Tuesday called for reforms and review of existing anti-child labour legislations and policies in the country."We call for ... Read more...

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No work except homework for children under 18: experts


June 12th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Children should no work except homework and the minimum age for employment should be increased from 14 to 18, activists said Tuesday, the 11th World ... Read more...

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Court gets draft Delhi bill on trafficking of kids (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The government Monday submitted in the Delhi High Court a draft of a bill aimed at preventing trafficking of children through unregulated placement agencies.The court ... Read more...

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Atletico Mineiro held guilty of exploitation of minors


May 16th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 16 (IANS) A Brazilian court has found national first division club Atletico Mineiro guilty of exploitation of minors.The Belo Horizonte-based club was ordered Tuesday to immediately ... Read more...

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Punjab to rehabilitate rescued child labour


May 13th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Punjab Labour Minister Surjit Kumar Jayani Sunday said that the state government is launching new schemes to rehabilitate 1,959 child labourers who it rescued in the ... Read more...

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Crusader against trafficking gets ‘Man of the Year Award’


May 12th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) The menace of human trafficking remains a major problem in India despite many policies and laws being in place, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan at ... Read more...

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Three mn child labourers in Mexico: Rights panel


April 28th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Three million minors between the ages of five and 17 work nationwide, nearly half of whom either receive no compensation or are paid in kind, ... Read more...

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Maid torture: Doctor couple sent to judicial custody


April 9th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday sent to 14 days judicial custody a doctor couple who had gone to Thailand for a vacation last month after allegedly ... Read more...

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Maid torture: Doctor couple’s police custody extended


April 6th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday extended for the next three days the police custody of a doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a ... Read more...

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15 child workers rescued in Delhi (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Fifteen minors who were being taken to Ludhiana in Punjab as child labour were rescued Thursday from the Old Delhi Railway Station and five people, ... Read more...

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15 child workers rescued in Delhi


April 5th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Fifteen minors who were being taken to Ludhiana in Punjab as child labour were rescued Thursday from the Old Delhi Railway Station and five accused, ... Read more...

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Maid torture: Doctor couple arrested in Delhi (Second Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) A doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a vacation last month after allegedly locking up a 13-year-old maid in their house with ... Read more...

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Maid torture: Doctor couple arrested in Delhi (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) A doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a vacation last month after allegedly locking up a 13-year-old maid in their house with ... Read more...

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Maid torture case: No shield against arrest for employers


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of a doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a vacation last month after ... Read more...

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Child labour at Goa’s top medical facility?


March 30th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 30 (IANS) Goa's top state-run medical facility could have emerged as the end destination of a child trafficking racket, an official said Friday.Chairperson of the Goa state commission ... Read more...

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Highlights of President Patil’s speech


March 12th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Highlights of President Pratibha Patil's speech to the joint session of parliament on the opening day of the budget session Monday:* Government confident of ... Read more...

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New schemes in the offing for livelihood security (Factfile)


March 12th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Factfile on new schemes in the offing to ensure livelihood security as enunciated by President Pratibha Patil during her joint address to parliament on ... Read more...

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Apple launches probe into unsafe factory conditions in China


January 27th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Technology giant Apple has launched a probe into a report that said factories in China that manufactured its products employed child labour and had 24-hour working ... Read more...

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Officials summoned over child workers in court complexes


January 4th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the Delhi labour commissioner to appear before it Jan 11 in a case of alleged employment of children ... Read more...

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Five Bengal girls fight child marriages


December 31st, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 31 (IANS) Five brave girls from West Bengal, described by President Pratibha Patil as icons, are becoming agents of change and inspiring other young girls in the ... Read more...

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PETA to protest for passing new Animal Welfare Act


December 8th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Members of the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)-India will launch a protest outside parliament Friday, urging it to pass ... Read more...

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I want to reach country’s youth through ‘Bigg Boss’: Swami Agnivesh (Interview)


November 7th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) What would a saffron-clad, social activist, Arya Samaj leader do in the big, bad world of "Bigg Boss"? "Relax," says Swami Agnivesh, who is geared ... Read more...

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Rights body raps Meghalaya over child labour


November 1st, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Shocked after finding children working as labourers in coal mines, hotels and restaurants in Meghalaya, the national child rights body Tuesday issued a number of ... Read more...

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Fighting child labour in Moradabad - with comics


October 26th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 26 (IANS) For 14-year-old Ashraf, school doesn't end with the stroke of the last bell. Rather, the next few hours proceed 'comically', as he vigorously starts ... Read more...

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‘Stanley Ka Dabba’ goes globe trotting


October 23rd, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Amole Gupte's "Stanley Ka Dabba", which has garnered a lot of critical acclaim, will now travel to 10 international film festivals.The film, which has ... Read more...

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NAC takes stock of welfare schemes


October 21st, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC), which met after a gap of two months Friday, took stock of the different working groups under ... Read more...

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Child labour a serious issue: NHRC


October 17th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission Chairperson K.G. Balakrishnan Monday said that despite having a good record in the implementation of international covenants, India has many problems ... Read more...

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