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India has second-highest number of child marriages: UN

India had the highest number of unregistered children under age five between 2000 and 2012 and the second-highest number of child marriages, according to a UN report which said the country still needs to improve immunisation coverage and stop gender-based sex selection.

Authorities gear up to stop child marriages on Akshya Tritaya

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

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

The report by the UN population fund was launched yesterday.

UNICEF gives awards to girls resisting child marriages

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

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`

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

One breaks free, but child marriages go on in MP

All hell broke loose at Vanita`s house when she refused to tie the knot before completing her studies. She was not even 18, the legal age for women to get married in India, pointed out the spunky Dalit girl.

Gujarat, AP top list of child marriages

Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh have earned the dubious distinction of being at the top two spots in the list of child marriages in the country accounting for 40 per cent of such incidents in a single year.