Children tortured in observation homes

Some children in need of care and protection who have been put in observation homes in Delhi, among other places, have been found to be “tortured”, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has said. In a reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha Thursday, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath […]

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1.33 lakh Anganwadi centres not functional: Tirath

More than one lakh Anganwadis, government-run child care centres that are an important tool in implementation of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), are not functional. This was revealed here Saturday by Woman and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath.In a statement Saturday, on the conclusion of a conference to review the ICDS programme, Tirath said: […]

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Scheme to compensate rape victims from Aug 1

The central government will launch a scheme to compensate rape victims from August 1, an official statement said on Tuesday. “The scheme has been approved and the budget has been provided. Now it has been decided to launch the scheme (for rape victims) on Aug 1,” women and child development minister Krishna Tirath said. The […]

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Bill against honour killing likely in monsoon session: Girija Vyas

The bill against honour killing is likely to be introduced in the monsoon session of parliament in July, outgoing chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW) Girija Vyas said Wednesday. ‘I believe the bill will be introduced in the monsoon session. With the GoM (group of ministers) approving it, there is no hitch now,’ […]

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Declining child sex ratio matter of concern: Tirath

Concerned at India’s child sex ratio declining to 914 females per 1,000 males, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath Thursday said she would take up the matter with ‘problem states’. According to Registrar General of India and Census Commissioner C. Chandramouli, who released the provisional data for Census 2011, the child sex ratio (0-6 […]

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Consensual sex below age 16 is an offence: Tirath

A draft bill, which will soon be introduced in the cabinet, says consensual sex between children aged 16 to 18 is not a criminal offence, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said Tuesday.Tirath refuted a media report which stated that the draft Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2010, sought to bring down […]

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