Use technology for welfare of children : Supreme Court

 India’s status as a technological power house in the world would remain on paper if the state does not take advantage of its resources to benefit the children or track the missing ones, the Supreme Court has said. The Supreme court, while stressing the need for use of technology in Juvenile Justice Boards (JJB) and […]

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Seemandhra electricity employees defer strike

The electricity employees of Seemandhra regions of Andhra Pradesh Wednesday agreed to postpone their indefinite strike till Sep 16, following an appeal by Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy. Over 30,000 electricity employees in Seemandhra, as Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra regions are collectively known, had threatened to go on strike from Wednesday midnight to protest […]

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Delhi offers no shelter for mentally challenged girls: CWC member

There are no shelter homes formentally challenged girls in Delhi, a member of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) said on Saturday. “There are no shelter homes for mentally challenged girls in the national capital. We need to look into this matter,” Charu Makkar, a member of the CWC said, in the course of a day-long discussion on government […]

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SC declines AP govt’s plea against Babhali barrage

The plea of Andhra Pradesh government has been declined by the Supreme Court which was against the construction of Babhali barrage by Maharashtra in Nanded district for utilising the water of Godavari river. The apex court told, “On the basis of facts which have come on record, a case of substantial injury of a serious […]

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64-year-old father gets custody of surrogate child

In Jaipur a family court has allowed a 64-year-old surrogate father to retain the custody of a six-year-old child. The custody of the child was being claimed by the surrogate mother. The order was passed on a petition filed by one K K Singh, a 64-year-old entrepreneur who got a child born out of surrogacy […]

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Juvenile justice system ineffective: Enforcement agencies

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 agencies. This situation exists despite implementation of the landmark Juvenile Justice Act (Care and Protection of Children) in 2000. Representatives of concerned agencies met on Saturday to take stock of […]

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Court slams panel over girl’s adoption

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 rights violation”, by a Delhi court. Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau’s remarks came while hearing a petition moved by rape convict Bhola who complained that the decision to recommend his […]

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