early marriage

Court acquits man charged with kidnapping minor


May 11th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A court here has acquitted a man charged with kidnapping a minor girl and forcing her to marry him, after observing that she was happy ... Read more...

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‘Half of all child deaths in India due to pre-term births’


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Nearly half of all child deaths in India are caused by pre-term births, the highest amongst its neighbours, a report by 'Save the Children' revealed ... Read more...

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14-year-old girl foils marriage attempt in Bengal


May 1st, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) She is 14 years old and a school dropout, but West Bengal resident Seema still mustered up the courage to stand up to her family and ... Read more...

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UN chief lauds Bangladesh for healthcare facilities


November 15th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon Tuesday visited Bangladesh's northeastern district of Moulvibazar and visited a community clinic to look at the healthcare provided to mothers and babies."Having ... Read more...

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Saluting ordinary women doing extraordinary work on Women’s Day


March 8th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) One was awarded for fighting against her own disability, another for helping others fight their odds. On International Women's Day Tuesday, the women and child ... Read more...

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Many strides but still trapped: Shifting realities of Indian women (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 5th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Another International Women's Day, another occasion for a national assessment of the status of women in a country where the glass ceiling is within reach ... Read more...

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India, a country of contradictions: European MP


February 25th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India can launch nuclear weapons and develop space programmes but its high maternal mortality and illiteracy is unacceptable, a delegation of MPs from Europe said Friday.A six-member ... Read more...

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Early marriage my right, says 14-year-old Malaysian girl


December 12th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 12 (IANS) A 14-year old Malaysian girl, who married a 23-year-old man, has asserted that early marriage was her "individual decision and right". "Marriage is the right of the ... Read more...

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Balika Vadhu: Will Anandi Be Able To Get Over Her Pain?


December 10th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
But it now looks like Anandi has dug her own grave by sending Jagiya away from her. The budding friendship between Jagiya and Gauri, his classmate in medical college, is making ... Read more...

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Minor husband can be guardian of minor wife: Court


August 11th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) "A husband who is a minor can be the guardian of his minor wife," the Delhi High court Wednesday said, coming to the rescue of a minor ... Read more...

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Over 50 percent Bihar girls marry before they are 18


August 4th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 4 (IANS) Bihar is one of the hotspots of child marriage in India as 51 percent girls there are married even before they are 18 years of age, officials said ... Read more...

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A sneak-peak into marriage, chores, careers and divorce in ancient Egypt


July 9th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, July 9 (ANI): Husbands and wives had several joint and separate marital activities in ancient Egyptian society.With matrimony at the core of their society, their practice of early marriage stemmed from ... Read more...

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Jamshedpur girl to replace Avika Gor in ‘Balika Vadhu’


June 26th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) As child actor Avika Gor is set to leave popular TV serial "Balika Vadhu", she will be replaced by Pratyusha Banerjee from Jamshedpur with the ... Read more...

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‘Ballika Vadhu’ To Grow Up: Avika Gor To Leave Popular Serial


June 26th, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 26, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): "Ballika Vadhu' will no longer be a ballika(child). The popular daily soap "Ballika Vadhu' is about to undergo a ... Read more...

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Pak school ready to readmit 7th grader expelled for ‘underage’ marriage


June 7th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jun.7 (ANI): The management of the Peshawar Model School, which had rusticated a grade seven student for getting married despite being under-age, has agreed to readmit Ghairat Khan if the court ... Read more...

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Primitive tribe faces extinction due to their marriage system


March 10th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarTotpara (Jalpaiguri), March 10 (ANI): The endogamous marriage system practiced by members of Toto tribe in West Bengal may lead to the extinction of their clan since the children are ... Read more...

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Nearly 50 percent women get married before turning 18: study


February 20th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Child marriage continues to remain a big problem in the country, with half the women getting married before attaining the minimum legal marriageable age of 18 years, ... Read more...

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Malnutrition higher in children born to child brides


January 22nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Infants born to child brides in India have a higher risk of malnutrition than children born to older mothers, according to the latest research. However, low birth weight and ... Read more...

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Malnutrition higher in kids born to Indian child brides


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): Babies born to child brides in India (married before the age of 18) run a higher risk of malnourishment compared to those born to older mothers, according to ... Read more...

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Popular cartoon character ‘Meena’ will reach UP schools on AIR waves


October 14th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by admin
By Kulsum Mustafa, CNSLucknow: Widely recognized and appreciated in most South Asian countries, including India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh UNICEF's popular cartoon character Meena - will soon be being re-introduced to children ... Read more...

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Women whipped to get rid of evil spirits during Tamil Nadu festival


September 30th, 2009 - 8:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Jehovah. GNamakkal (Tami Nadu), Sep.30 (ANI): Believe it or not, thousands of women, including young and the aged, converge at Namakkal to attend the annual festival at the Sri Achappan temple ... Read more...

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India targets village women as HIV infections increase


September 25th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) As HIV infections among India's rural women show an increasing trend, the government is reaching out to them to reduce their vulnerability to AIDS, targeting ... Read more...

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President felicitates three young girls in New Delhi


May 14th, 2009 - 10:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Thursday felicitated three young girls from Purulia District of West Bengal for their progressive outlook which helped them to resist their early ... Read more...

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Kate Hudson never lets her ego come in way of romantic relationships


December 10th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 10 (ANI): Heres some good news for men who drool over Kate Hudson the Hollywood beauty says that when it comes to dating she never allows her ego come ... Read more...

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Taking up their own cause: kids spread child rights awareness


November 24th, 2008 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Preeti Bhoya is all of 15 years of age but is busy combating social ills - from female foeticide to early marriage and especially child rights. A ... Read more...

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Man kills fiancée for opposing early marriage


September 22nd, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A 24-year-old man from Haryana Monday allegedly committed suicide after stabbing his fiancée and her sister to death at their west Delhi home following a dispute over ... Read more...

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Girls see way out of ghetto through cricket


September 17th, 2008 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Sports has been a way out of ghetto all over the world. Now a group of girls in a Chandigarh slum are using the same route.In proper cricket ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh, father of three daughters says save the girl child


April 28th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asked all citizens of India to come forward and empower the girl child in every possible way. Addressing a national meeting ... Read more...

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PM hits out at Punjab, Gujarat, Delhi for poor sex ratio


April 28th, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Terming female foeticide "inhuman and uncivilised", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday hit out at developed states like Gujarat, Punjab and Delhi for their dwindling sex ratio. "Child ... Read more...

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Early marriage, live-in and parenting may benefit some young adults


March 30th, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): While people argue about the ideal marriageable age for youngsters, a new study has suggested that getting married or living together and having children is beneficial for ... Read more...

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