child welfare

Mother throws baby from ninth floor


August 29th, 2012 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A woman in central Russia's Ryazan city threw her nine-month-old son out of a ninth floor window during a visit by child welfare officers, police ... 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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10 missing girl students found pushed into flesh trade


August 4th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 4 (IANS) Ten of the 24 girl students of a government residential school in Bihar, who went missing five years ago, were pushed into flesh trade, police said ... Read more...

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Child rights groups meet Delhi legislators


July 27th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Two child rights organisations Friday held discussions with Delhi legislators over allocation and utilisation of funds for child welfare in the state budget.Officials from HAQ: ... Read more...

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Mentally challenged girl electrocuted in Rajasthan


July 20th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 19 (IANS) A 20-year-old mentally challenged girl was electrocuted when she came in contact with a faulty air cooler at the government-run rehabilitation center here Thursday, police said.The ... Read more...

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‘Economic activities behind spurt in human trafficking’


July 11th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Human trafficking for purposes other than sex trade has been on the rise in the county. With the increase in the level of economic activities, the ... Read more...

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Court pulls up cop for lax rape probe


June 20th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Pulling up the investigation officer (IO) in a four-year-old girl's rape case, a Delhi court has sought an explanation from her for not conducting the ... Read more...

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CRY launches anti-child labour campaign


June 12th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Child rights organisation Child Rights and You (CRY) Tuesday initiated an online programme for recording the instances of child labour, which would be used ... Read more...

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Father in police custody for raping teenage daughter


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) A 42-year-old labourer was Sunday remanded to police custody here till June 7 for allegedly raping his teenage daughter, police said.The accused, Satyajeet Chowdhary, allegedly raped ... Read more...

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Man arrested in Delhi for employing minors


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) A 40-year-old blind man was arrested for employing some minor boys - some as young as seven years old - for selling water packets here ... Read more...

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Six rescued from Delhi’s red light area


May 29th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Two girls and four young women who were forced into prostitution have been rescued from the capital's red light area, Delhi Police said Tuesday.They were ... Read more...

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Juvenile justice system ineffective: Enforcement agencies


May 27th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India's juvenile justice system has not been effective in safeguarding the rights of half a million street children in the capital, according to various enforcement ... Read more...

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‘Condition of Delhi’s street children hasn’t improved’


May 26th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The juvenile justice system has been ineffective in safeguarding the rights of around 500,000 street-dwelling children in the capital, representatives of the child welfare committees ... Read more...

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Court slams panel over girl’s adoption


May 22nd, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Child Welfare Commission's (CWC) decision to recommend a girl for adoption without the permission of her biological father was termed as a "gross human ... Read more...

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NGO worker, son-in-law arrested for assaulting protection home inmates (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), May 10 (IANS) Police Thursday arrested an award-winning NGO worker and her son-in-law following allegations of physical and sexual assault on inmates of a protection home for girls ... Read more...

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Nearly 120 rescued after raid on Haryana protection home


May 10th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), May 10 (IANS) Nearly 120 people, including women, girls and children, were rescued from a protection home in Haryana's Rohtak town following a raid conducted by a team ... Read more...

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Youth arrested for raping, beating teen domestic help


April 12th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A 25-year-old youth was arrested for raping and beating his teenaged domestic help in the capital's Jamia Nagar, police said Thursday.Nadeem was arrested Wednesday for ... Read more...

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Afreen, Falak and fair vaginas - when will it change for India’s women (Comment)


April 12th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Another baby girl killed before she got a chance at life, another father unable to contain his disappointment at begetting a daughter, another mother mourning her child and her helplessness. The ... Read more...

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Street, working kids open up to authorities


April 11th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) More than 100 street and working children Wednesday talked about their issues with representatives of the juvenile justice system, police and child welfare groups at ... Read more...

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Baby girl tortured by father, this time in Bangalore (Second Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) She has a severe head injury, bite marks all over her body and is on life support in a Bangalore hospital. The shocking case of ... Read more...

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Baby girl tortured, now in Bangalore (Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) A Bangalore man who was hoping for a son was so angered by the birth of a girl child that he battered the three-month-old, who ... Read more...

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NRI children row: Husband accuses wife of ‘psychological problems’


March 20th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The Norway child custody case involving an NRI couple which has already sparked off a diplomatic row has taken a curious turn following the husband and ... Read more...

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Baby Falak’s mother performs her last rites


March 16th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The body of baby Falak was Friday handed over her mother Munni by the AIIMS for the last rites of the battered two-year-old who died ... Read more...

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Budget boost for women, child development programmes


March 16th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India Friday sought to secure the welfare of its women and children by proposing a 45 percent hike in the annual budget for the ... Read more...

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Baby Falak to be discharged in a week


March 9th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) After fighting against all odds, abandoned and abused baby Falak is likely to be discharged in a week's time from the All India Institute of ... Read more...

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India awaiting court verdict on children in Norway


March 1st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Thursday said Norwegian authorities could do little about the NRI children custody row because the matter was already in a ... Read more...

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Haryana sets up board to help rape victims


February 28th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) The Haryana government Tuesday announced that it has constituted a board for protection of women who are victims of rape and criminal incidents.The board will provide ... Read more...

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Baby Falak’s brother found


February 15th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Baby Falak's five-year-old brother has been found in Uttam Nagar here, police claimed Wednesday, while the two-year-old battered girl continued to be critical.Police found the ... Read more...

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Falak case: Court wants guidelines for media (Second Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the government to constitute a committee on a plea that sought guidelines to regulate media reporting and disclosure of ... Read more...

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Munni is Falak’s mother, say police; two more arrested (Roundup)


February 7th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Police Tuesday confirmed that Munni is two-year-old battered baby Falak's biological mother and said they had traced Munni's elder daughter in Bihar and reunited her ... Read more...

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Munni is Falak’s mother, wants her custody


February 7th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Confirming that Munni is Falak's biological mother, Delhi Police said Tuesday she wants the battered baby's custody, but this will be decided by a child ... Read more...

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Falak continues to battle for life, three arrested in case (Roundup)


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Battered baby Falak Wednesday continued to battle for life with doctors diagnosing blood infection apart from her existing chest and brain infections while police claimed ... Read more...

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‘Baby Falak’s chances of survival less than 50 percent’


January 31st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Battered two-year-old baby Falak, who was admitted to AIIMS with multiple injuries two weeks ago, continues to be critical with a doctor at the hospital ... Read more...

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Bravery award winners meet Dikshit


January 24th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A total of 24 children, including eight girls, who won this years' National Bravery Awards Tuesday met Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit here and shared ... Read more...

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Polygamous cultures linked with instability, crimes


January 24th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) Cultures permitting polygamy are wracked by greater crime levels, violence, poverty and gender inequality, owing to the intra-sexual competiton that engenders it, than societies sticking to ... Read more...

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