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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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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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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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‘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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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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UN holds photo exhibit on Afghan women


March 10th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 10 (IANS) A month-long photo exhibition organised by various UN agencies to highlight the status and achievements of women in war-hit Afghanistan kicked off Saturday in the capital.The ... Read more...

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India, US to put women’s issues in strategic dialogue


March 1st, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 1 (IANS) India and the US have agreed that issues related to women's empowerment should be integrated into all aspects of the India-US Strategic Dialogue.The agreement was ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani officials discuss women’s issues


February 28th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Officials from India and Pakistan have met in New York on the sidelines of the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women to ... Read more...

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Brazil wants firms to offer six months’ maternity leave


February 17th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian government wants to increase from four to six months the amount of paid maternity leave companies are obliged to give new mothers, the country's ... Read more...

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Need to change attitude towards girl child: Tirath


January 24th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Expressing concern over the declining sex ratio in the country, Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Krishna Tirath Tuesday called for political commitment of the ... Read more...

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24 children to get National Bravery Awards


January 18th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi. Jan 18 (IANS) An 11-year-old boy who saved eight of his school mates from a burning van in Uttar Pradesh, and a 14-year-old girl who rescued her ... Read more...

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SOS Children’s Village model for homeless hailed


October 14th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The ministry of women and child development has hailed an NGO's programme for organising home-care villages for homeless children, a statement from SOS Village for ... Read more...

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Women awarded for exemplary work for marginalised kids


August 19th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Three women have been awarded by the ministry of women and child development for their exemplary work for the welfare of marginalised children in different ... Read more...

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Scheme for children under rights panel’s lens


July 29th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday issued notices to the women and child development ministry and states over alleged corruption in implementation of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan renames women’s panel


July 1st, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Pakistan's National Commission on the Status of Women will now be known as the 'National Commission for Women' and it will be an autonomous body following ... Read more...

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NCW orders inquiry into Noida sisters case


April 13th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the case in which two sisters had locked themselves in their Noida house and ... Read more...

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Vijayalakshmy Gupta takes over as Secretary (Defence Finance)


April 1st, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 1 (ANI): Vijayalakshmy K Gupta, an Indian Defense Accounts Service (IDAS) officer of 1974 batch, has taken over as Secretary (Defence Finance) following the retirement of Nita Kapoor.Gupta ... Read more...

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Krishna Tirath to inaugurate annual meet of adoption agencies


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath will inaugurate the annual meet of adoption agencies here tomorrow.Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), an ... Read more...

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Adoptions on rise - and many want a girl!


March 12th, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Winds of change are sweeping through urban India, a country traditionally known for its male preference. Many city-dwellers who don't have children of their own ... Read more...

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Adolescent Indian girls most vulnerable: UNICEF report


February 26th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.26 (ANI): With the highest adolescent population in India, the real challenge for the nation is to provide nutrition, health and education in this segment, especially for girls, according to ... Read more...

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One-third HIV cases in age group 15-24: UNICEF report


February 25th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Of the over 33 million HIV-AIDS cases reported worldwide every year, around one-third are adolescents of the age group 15-24 years, revealed a report by United Nations ... Read more...

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Grant management to NGOs in India to be more transparent


January 28th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath on Friday said that the transparency in managing grant system was imperative.She said this while ... Read more...

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Nepal to create government posts for women


October 20th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Oct. 20 (ANI): Nepal's Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) is gearing up to create government posts for women only.Xinhua quoted a Himalayan Times report as saying on Wednesday that the cabinet ... Read more...

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Cabinet panel approves project for pregnant women


October 20th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A project to improve the health and nutrition of pregnant, lactating women and infants will be implemented in 52 districts of the country at a cost ... Read more...

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CCEA green signals Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana


October 20th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday gave the green signal for the implementation of Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana.Under the scheme, each ... Read more...

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Priyanka Chopra becomes UNICEF National Ambassador


August 10th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.10 (ANI): UNICEF has announced actress Priyanka Chopra as its National Ambassador for promoting child rights and adolescence.Chopra joins superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Sharmila Tagore in supporting UNICEF's work ... Read more...

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Nepal will soon allow foreign nationals to adopt Nepalese children


June 27th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 27 (ANI): Nepal is mulling amendments that would allow internationally distinguished foreign nationals to adopt Nepalese children, the Republica daily reported.Officials at the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare ... Read more...

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BJP seeks Kolkata principal’s arrest over corporal punishment (Lead)


June 14th, 2010 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Protests over the death of a student of the La Martiniere for Boys school here, allegedly due to physical and mental torture, grew Monday with the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Pakistan unearths graft of Rs.6.98 trillion


May 4th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Pakistan's auditor general has exposed the claims of good governance and better fiscal policies of the government by unearthing widespread financial irregularities of a whopping Rs.6.98 trillion in ... Read more...

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Anyone below 18 is a child: Dhaka


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 2 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has pledged a policy that redefines a 'child' as anyone below 18 and they would be kept out of the work force. Some outlines of a ... Read more...

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Seven child traffickers held, 41 minors rescued


April 23rd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) At least 41 children, who were being taken to Punjab to work as labourers, were rescued from Lucknow and Kanpur railway stations, police said Friday. Seven people have ... Read more...

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Nearly Rs.1.1 million spent on goofed-up ad: Minister


March 15th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The central government spent nearly Rs.1.1 million on the controversial advertisement Jan 24 that featured a former Pakistani air chief, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath ... Read more...

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Give regard to rape victim’s wish to marry rapist: CJI


March 7th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) In a radical suggestion, India's Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan Sunday said that judges, lawyers and social activists should give "due regard" to the wishes of a rape ... Read more...

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‘PMO approval not taken for ad featuring ex-Pakistani air chief’


February 28th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The union ministry of women and child development did not seek the mandatory approval of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) before publishing the prime minister's photograph ... Read more...

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Grant management to women and child schemes to be more transparent


February 18th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath today said that transparency in managing grant system was imperative.Inaugurating the National Consultation for Evolving an Efficient Grant Management System ... Read more...

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