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Lowering juvenile age to curb offences doubtful prescription

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 11:40

Union Minister for Women and Child Development Menaka Gandhi`s suggestion to lower the juvenile age from 18 years to 16 so that those accused of heinous crimes such as rape can be punished instead of being sent to reform homes is an outdated proposition.

Juvenile Justice Board to decide on `Juveniles` above 16 years

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 23:12

In a significant move, Government has decided to revise the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 in a bid to address concerns regarding the implementation of the Act.

Centre mulling proposal to give NCW power to arrest

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 08:53

The NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is mulling a proposal to give punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to NCW in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place.

Helpline soon for women facing violence in Chhattisgarh

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 09:57

In a bid to provide protection to women facing violence, a first-of-its-kind integrated helpline-cum-crisis centre is soon to be launched in Chhattisgarh.

Maneka Gandhi plans ban junk food in schools across the country

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 18:29

To improve nutrition among school-going children, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi plans to propose a ban on unhealthy or `junk` food in school canteens across the country.

Facebook page soon for complaints on women`s issues: Maneka

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 15:51

The government will use the social media for redressal of complaints related to issues concerning women and children and a Facebook page will be set up, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said.

Maneka Gandhi allotted previous Coal Minister`s office

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 23:15

Animal rights activist and environmentalist Maneka Gandhi, who has been given the Women and Child Development portfolio, will assume charge of her office in Shastri Bhavan on Wednesday.

Consensus on juvenile home safety: Delhi govt, police to HC

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 00:28

The city government and the police on Monday informed the Delhi High Court that they have arrived at a consensus on setting up of a special unit to tackle emergent and other safety and security issues in observation homes housing juveniles.

WCD Ministry Secretary shifted

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 21:37

Women and Child Development Secretary Nita Chowdhury, who courted controversy with several WCD ministry officials levelling charges of workplace harassment against, her has been transferred.

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.

Ministry for juveniles in heinous crimes to be tried as adults

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 20:23

Women and Child Development Ministry has proposed that juveniles above 16 years of age involved in heinous crimes like murder or gang rape should be tried as adults under the Indian Penal Code.

Man gets 10 yrs jail for sexually assaulting minor daughter

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 12:50

A man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by a Delhi court for sexually assaulting his 11-year-old daughter in an inebriated condition.