Child labour

Rajnath Singh launches portal 'PENCIL' to eliminate child labour

Rajnath Singh on Tuesday launched portal - Platform for Effective Enforcement for No Child Labour.

Sep 26, 2017, 23:14 PM IST

Hyderabad: Six child labourers rescued

Police on Wednesday rescued six minor boys who were employed as labourers at a brick-making facility in adjoining Ranga Reddy district and arrested two persons.

Sep 20, 2017, 23:25 PM IST

Affirming goal of child labour-free society, India ratifies global conventions

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, the indefatigable activist for children`s rights, said India`s ratification of the two ILO conventions was a "very happy moment for me."

Jun 14, 2017, 00:29 AM IST

DNA: Mayurbhanj in Odisha is now India's first Child Labour free district

Mayurbhanj in Odisha, India's first Child Labour free district where the major child was labor once. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Sep 03, 2016, 00:35 AM IST

Concerned by amended child labour bill in India: UN

The UN Children's Fund has voiced concern over the amended Child Labour Bill in India, saying it could legitimise family work and further disadvantage children from poor families.

Jul 28, 2016, 10:10 AM IST
Eight Mizoram girls rescued while being trafficked to Gujarat

Eight Mizoram girls rescued while being trafficked to Gujarat

Eight tribal girls from Mizoram were rescued from a car while being trafficked to Gujarat.

Jul 03, 2016, 10:44 AM IST

Nitish announces Rs 25,000 for every rescued child labour

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday inaugurated 'Child Labour Tracking System (CLTS)' in order to keep a track of rescued child labour for their proper rehabilitation besides announcing financial help of Rs 25,000 for every rescued child labour to be given from Chief Minister's Relief Fund.

Jun 12, 2016, 21:15 PM IST

Pope Francis appeals for end to 'slavery' of child labour

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to the international community to redouble efforts to end the "modern slavery" of child labour.

Jun 12, 2016, 20:54 PM IST
Batting great Sachin Tendulkar bats against child labour

Batting great Sachin Tendulkar bats against child labour

Chess champion Viswanathan Anand and other Bollywood stars also tweeted urging people not to use child labour.

Apr 20, 2016, 18:57 PM IST

Chennai: 15-year-old boy escapes debt bondage, says his employer threw hot oil over his legs

Marimuthu, a south Indian teenager, had no idea the debt bondage he was pushed into last year would lead to serious burns on his legs, forcing him to escape his abusive employer and seek hospital treatment.

Feb 25, 2016, 12:59 PM IST

Indian plan to let kids work in family business is backward step, says Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Indian children also work in restaurants and hotels, washing dishes and chopping vegetables, or in middle-class homes, looking after other children or cleaning and scrubbing floors.

Dec 02, 2015, 03:53 AM IST

Underage children forced to do labour work for primary school in Faizabad, UP

Watch how underage children are forced to work for Primary School in Faizabad, UP.

Nov 06, 2015, 20:13 PM IST

DNA: Analysis of the condition of child labourers in the country - Part II

Child labour is a crime. Tuesday night, 17 child labourers were rescued from Old Delhi Railway Station.

Oct 08, 2015, 10:27 AM IST

Unequal access to education lets child labour persist

Unequal access to education ensures hundreds of millions of children remain trapped in child labour despite dramatic falls in worldwide poverty levels, according to a new study conducted in India, Peru and Ethiopia.

Sep 21, 2015, 22:47 PM IST

1.10 lakh child labourers work on Gujarat's fields: NGO report

 Gujarat accounts for 55 per cent of the country's child labour working in cottonseed production and the total number of children working in such fields has reached 1.10 lakh, according to an NGO study report released here on Wednesday.

Sep 09, 2015, 23:28 PM IST

Govt plans to punish parents if children found engaged in child labour

The government plans to put in place provisions to punish parents whose children are found to be engaged in child labour, which has been seeing a declining trend.

Aug 03, 2015, 14:40 PM IST

Satyarthi urges youth to join in campaign against child labour

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday called upon the youth to join him in his "ambitious campaign of protecting 100 billion left out children".

Jul 21, 2015, 19:09 PM IST

Law against child labour to be more strict: Bandaru Dattatreya

 Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Thursday said more teeth will be provided to the existing laws against child labour and a rehabilitation fund will be set up for children rescued from exploitation.

Jun 25, 2015, 22:19 PM IST
Over 8,000 children working in Delhi garment factories: Report

Over 8,000 children working in Delhi garment factories: Report

Over 8,000 children are working in garment factories in different parts of the national capital, an NGO report has revealed.

Jun 19, 2015, 15:46 PM IST

UN uses food aid to fight against child labour in Egypt

Almost 24,000 Egyptian children have received school meals and rations for their families under a scheme to prevent youngsters in the poorest areas from dropping out of school and working, UN and EU officials said.

Jun 18, 2015, 17:18 PM IST