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Maharashtra: Gang-rape victim molested by NCP leader

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 22:29

A 14-year-old girl, who was gang-raped allegedly by two youth earlier this month in the neighbouring Raigad district, was also molested by a local NCP leader on the very same day of the incident, police said.

Reduce maternal, child deaths: Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 18:46

Laying stress on reducing the number of maternal and child deaths in accordance with the MDGs, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Saturday asked doctors of a city hospital to be "zero tolerant" of inefficiency.

Reduce maternal, child deaths: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Reduce maternal, child deaths: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 18:20

Laying stress on reducing the number of maternal and child deaths in accordance with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Saturday asked doctors of a city hospital to be "zero tolerant" of inefficiency and "pro-active" in performing their duties.

Indian woman arrested for child abduction in US

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:28

An Indian woman was arrested in the US when she arrived at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport eight years after she apparently forcibly took her son away to India and brought him back again.

Most Chinese provinces relax one-child policy

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:33

China is steadily moving towards easing its once mandatory one-child policy as 29 of the 31 provincial regions in the world`s most populous nation have relaxed the decades-old law, allowing couples to have to have two children if either parent is an only child.

Most Chinese provinces relax one-child policy

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:24

The change in policy will allow couples to have a second baby if either parent is an only child, Xinhua reported.

Poppy Montgomery pregnant with third child

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 12:05

Actress Poppy Montgomery is expecting her third child. The former `Without a Trace` star and her husband Shawn Sanford will welcome a new sibling for their 14-month-old daughter Violet Grace this autumn, reportedly.

Number of child labour has reduced by 65 percent: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 20:19

The total number of child labour in the country has reduced by 65 per cent as per the Census 2011, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Syrian Kurds demobilise 149 child soldiers: rights group

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 02:21

Syrian Kurdish forces have demobilised scores of child soldiers from their ranks over the past month, a Swiss group that works to save under-age fighters said on Tuesday.

Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 08:44

India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline.

Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 08:42

India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline.

Britain pledges to investigate child sex abuse conspiracy claims

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 16:18

Britain pledged on Monday to investigate allegations that politicians may have sexually abused children in the 1980s and then used their position to scuttle attempts to uncover their crimes.