DNA: Juvenile Justice Bill finally passed in Rajya Sabha after a heated debate

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Juvenile Justice Bill, which will ensure that from now on 16-year-olds involved in heinous crimes will be prosecuted as adults.The bill was taken up against the backdrop of uproar over the release of a juvenile convict in the heinous gang-rape and murder of a

Man executed in China for rape of 26 minors

A man in northeast China`s Gansu Province was executed for the rape and sexual abuse of 26 children, the Supreme People`s Court (SPC) said.

Minors brutally beaten up by Madhya Pradesh cops over petty theft

Madhya Pradesh cops were caught on a camera brutally beating up two boys with a cane over minor theft in Katni.

Cabinet approves amendment to Child Labour Act, allows minors to work in non-hazardous industries

Cabinet approves amendment to Child Labour Act, allows minors to work in non-hazardous industries

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an amendment in Child Labour Act allowing children above 14 years to work in non-hazardous industries run by family.

Eight cops accused of raping minors denied bail by Madras HC

The Madras High Court has dismissed the anticipatory bail pleas filed by eight police personnel allegedly involved in sexually assaulting two minor girls in Puducherry, saying they have been charged with a "heinous" offence and acting as "vultures in uniform".

Villagers block highway to protest rape of minors in Muzaffarnagar

Villagers blocked the Delhi-Pauri Highway to protest the rape of two minor cousins by a man in Miranpur town of the district.

269 students caught during campaign to check driving by minors in Delhi

Delhi Traffic Police on Friday conducted a special drive outside schools to check minors from driving during which 269 students were prosecuted.

Bombay HC asks EC about action against parties using minors in polls

 The Bombay High Court has asked Election Commission of India to state what action it would take against political parties who use children in election campaign or poll-related work.

Four killed in gun attack on Mexican football team's bus

Four killed in gun attack on Mexican football team's bus

Three football players, two of them minors, and their driver died in a gun attack against their bus in Mexico`s troubled Guerrero state, authorities reported Saturday.

Man accused of sexually assaulting minors arrested in China

An alleged paedophile was today arrested in Shanghai on suspicion of sexually assaulting three minor girls at a school, the latest incident of growing cases of child abuse in China.

Dutch police detain brothers, 5 and 7, after crash

Dutch police briefly detained two brothers aged five and seven who crashed a car after a mile-long joyride.

Italy may ban smoking e-cigarettes in public places

The Italian health ministry`s advisory body has recommended a ban on the smoking of e-cigarettes in public places and their sale to pregnant women and minors.

Fukushima nuke disaster: 27 minors suspected with thyroid cancer

A study on the impact of radiation after the Fukushima atomic power plant disaster has found 12 minors were diagnosed and 15 were suspected with thyroid cancer.

HC seeks suggestions from FB, Google to protect In

Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked Facebook and Google to submit within four weeks suggestions on safety measures for online usage of such sites by minors in India.

Two minors gangraped in Bihar

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by two persons at Pharpur in Sheikhpura district in Bihar, police said on Wednesday.

Two minors raped in Uttarakhand

Two minor girls were raped in Uttarakhand in separate incidents reported in Haridwar and Nainital districts of the state, police said on Wednesday.

Pope wants action against clerics abusing kids

Pope Francis has called for "decisive action" in the fight against the sexual abuse of minors by priests and directed the Vatican watchdog on such cases to ensure the perpetrators were punished.

Juvenile delinquency on rise; 33,887 minors held in 2011

Over 33,000 juveniles, mostly between the age group of 16 to 18, have been arrested for crimes like rape and murder across the country in 2011.

China: 2,800 held for abducting minors

About 2,800 people suspected of abducting minors and forcing them into criminal activities have been arrested in China, according to police.

94 minors rescued from NGO run shelters, 2 held

94 minors, mostly girls, have been rescued from shelter homes in Haryana`s Rohtak district run by an NGO, where some of the inmates were allegedly sexually abused.