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`Child, forced marriage of girls prevalent in Arunachal`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 15:47

Incidence of child and forced marriage of girls has come down in Arunachal Pradesh, but not to the desired level, the State Commission for Women has said.

Beyonce, Jay-Z trying for second child?

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 12:43

Star couple Beyonce Knowles and her husband Jay-Z are reportedly trying for another baby.

Rajasthan admin gears up to check child marriages on Akshaya Tritiya

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 19:19

Rajasthan administration has made elaborate measures to tackle the menace of child marriages, a custom prevalent in the rural areas, on the holy occasion of "Akshaya Tritiya" on May 2.

David Arquette welcomes baby boy

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 14:21

Actor-director David Arquette and his girlfriend Christina McLarty welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Charlie West.

Radio-over-phone `Gramvani` aims to eliminate child marriage

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 13:53

`Gramvani` -a radio-over-phone platform in rural hinterland of Bihar and Jharkhand aims to set a perfect example of technology leading to social change, to eliminate the social evil of child marriage.

Child marriage high in rural Bihar, Jharkhand: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 00:02

The marriages of 69.6 percent of girls in Bihar and 58.1 percent in neighbouring Jharkhand since 2011 took place before they attained the age of 18, a survey by a NGO said Monday.

Child marriage fairs a hit in West Midnapore

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 10:21

Fairs are commonplace in the festive season but in tribal West Midnapore, which falls in the erstwhile Maoist-hit Jangalmahal area, it is child marriage fairs which are drawing large crowds.

`Child marriage issue needs to be dealt by various ministries`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 15:37

The issue of child marriage should not be restricted to the Women and Child Development Ministry, Nita Chowdhury said.

NHRC notice to UP govt on child marriage, low female literacy

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 18:27

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to Uttar Pradesh government and Maharajganj district authorities over alleged rampant child marriages and low female literacy rate in district.

Marriage of minor halted after police intervention

Last Updated: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 16:37

Timely intervention by police led to the cancellation of the marriage of minor girl with a 20 year-old boy scheduled to be held on May 27 near Manamadurai in this district.

`Over 140 mn girls will become child brides between 2011-20`

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 15:33

Child marriage is a global issue, but rates vary dramatically, both within and between countries.

Child marriage alarmingly up in tribal district of Yavatmal

Last Updated: Thursday, March 07, 2013, 20:38

The women and child welfare wing of the Yavatmal Zilla Parishad plans to administer a public oath to women and girls across 16 tehsils of the district that they would not allow child marriages in their villages.