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Authorities gear up to stop child marriages on Akshya Tritaya

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 17:11

To prevent solemnisation of child marriages on `Akshya Tritaya` on May 2, Bundi authorities are organising meetings and workshops, and have set up a special control room to check the practice.

Dist admin to check on child marriages on Akshay Tritya

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 03:22

District authorities have restricted use of services like that of photographers, priests, buses, jeeps, horses, music bands to check on child marriages in the district on the occasion of Akshay Tritya festival.

Rich countries advance women, poorest don`t: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 08:24

The report by the UN population fund was launched yesterday.

UNICEF gives awards to girls resisting child marriages

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 18:25

Nine girls from remote Maharashtra were today given United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF) Navjyoti awards for resisting child marriages and also helping other girls fight the scourge.

Child marriages still prevalent in Himachal, admits govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 10:30

Himachal Pradesh has failed to root out the social problem of child marriage, with 15 reported from five panchayats alone in Sirmaur, one of state`s backward districts.

`National plan soon to prevent child marriages`

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 14:14

A National Action Plan is being prepared to prevent child marriages, Women and Child Development Minister of Krishna Tirath said Wednesday.

Rajasthan cracks down on child marriages

Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 13:28

In an effort to prevent child marriages, the administration of Bharatpur district in Rajasthan has made it mandatory for the date of birth of the groom and bride to be printed on the wedding invitation card.

India’s eastern state of Bihar has most child marriages: Unicef

Last Updated: Saturday, September 10, 2011, 09:09

Bihar tops the child marriage chart with a staggering 68.9 percent of the marriages in the state involving girls below 18.

States urged take steps to prevent child marriages

Last Updated: Friday, August 26, 2011, 23:32

With an aim to prevent child marriages, particularly on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya, the government has asked state governments to appoint prohibition officers and take necessary steps to curb the practice.

Child marriages allegedly conducted in Rajasthan

Last Updated: Sunday, May 08, 2011, 15:44

Notwithstanding the tight vigil, about seven child marriages were allegedly conducted in the district on Akshaya Tritaya, prompting authorities to order an inquiry.

Raj govt directs officials to curb child marriages

Last Updated: Monday, March 21, 2011, 17:49

Child marriages take place in large numbers on the occasion of Akha Teej in the state.

Comprehensive action plan to prevent child marriages on cards

Last Updated: Saturday, February 19, 2011, 15:13

A comprehensive action plan would be drawn up to plug loopholes in effectively preventing child marriages in Karnataka, where an alarming 45 percent of girl children enter into wedlock.