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Complaints of sexual harassment at workplace doubled in Delhi

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 18:45

Number of sexual harassment complaints by women at workplaces have more than doubled as against last year in Delhi, Union Minister of Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath told Lok Sabha.

Juveniles increasingly getting involved in crime

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 16:36

In an alarming trend, juveniles are increasingly getting involved in crimes including heinous offences like rape and murder, according to government data.

No death, life term for juveniles for heinous crimes: Krishna Tirath

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 00:34

Women and Child Development Ministry clarified that Juvenile Justice Board will remain appellant authority for cases of juveniles involved in murder and rape and ruled out death penalty.

WCD Min seeks transfer of Chowdhury over harassment charges

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 00:13

Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath has written to Prime Minister`s Office seeking transfer of Secretary Nita Chowdhury in the wake of allegations of workplace harassment against her that allegedly drove a senior woman officer to slit her wrists, official sources said.

Tirath questions protests over Asaram`s arrest

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 22:52

Krishna Tirath on Tuesday expressed surprise over some people choosing to protest against the arrest of self styled godman Asaram Bapu.

Tirath for stringent punishment for juveniles involved in rape, murder

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 22:45

Krishna Tirath said she is not in favour reduction of age of juveniles from 18 to 16 years.

42 percent Indian kids under five are underweight

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 18:07

A total of 42 percent children under five years of age in India are underweight. While in urban areas 32.7 percent were underweight, in rural India the corresponding figure was 45.6 percent, parliament was informed.

Make sexual offences act part of school curriculum: Krishna Tirath

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 19:37

The law providing protection to children from sexual offences should be made part of the school curriculum and children must be educated about its provisions, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said.

Treatment of acid attack victims should be free: Minister

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013, 23:13

Krishna Tirath said her ministry is in favour of providing free surgery and treatment to acid attack victims even in private hospitals.

Unorganised sector workers should get maternity benefit: Tirath

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 16:13

Union Minister Krishna Tirath pitched for extending maternity benefits under law to those working in the unorganised sector.

WCD Min to rebuild rain-hit anganwadis in UKD

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 14:13

With at least 30 child and mother care centres damaged in the Uttarakhand flashfloods, the Women and Child Development Ministry today decided to foot the cost of their re-construction.

Tirath to attend C`wealth Women`s Affairs Ministerial meet

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 19:22

The forthcoming meeting of the Women`s Affairs Minsters` of Commonwealth countries will deliberate on measures for achieving gender equality.