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More child abuse cases in Australia: Report

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:30

The number of cases of child abuse in Australia have increased by 30 percent over a two-year period, authorities said.

West Bengal government mulling advisory to parents on home tutor

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:35

The West Bengal government is contemplating issuing advisories to parents engaging private tutors for their children at homes, a day after a three-year- old boy was assaulted at his Lake Town address by a woman tutor, a minister said on Thursday.

New initiatives needed against water-borne diseases: Sachin Tendulkar

New initiatives needed against water-borne diseases: Sachin Tendulkar

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:34

Sachin Tendulkar has expressed his concern and has come forward to bat against water-borne diseases. He called for eradication of water-borne diseases and said that Indian research institutions should come up with new initiatives against the mortality among children due to such diseases.

Kolkata woman tutor, who brutally beat up 3-year-old child, still on the run

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:20

Police have expanded its search to areas adjoining the city to trace the woman tutor caught on camera brutally beating up a three-year-old at his home here.

Adoptions on the decline despite rising childless couples!

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 00:50

Despite the high percentage of childless couples in the country, the numbers of adoptions are on the decline.

Bangalore child rape case: Accused sacked earlier for `misconduct`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:25

The main accused arrested for alleged rape of a 6-year old student was sacked at a school earlier for "gross misconduct" with girls, the institution disclosed, even as protests over the outrageous incident persisted for the sixth day on Tuesday.

Govt may consider reducing age of juvenile

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:10

Government on Tuesday said it may consider the suggestion of reducing the age of juvenile and also request Ministry of Women and Child Welfare to look into it.

India`s child sex ratio drops: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:16

India needs to take urgent action following a sharp fall in its child sex ratio, a United Nations report said Tuesday.

Government to simplify guidelines for adoption

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 14:57

To make the procedure for adopting Indian children simpler and less time consuming, the central government is now revisting the existing guidelines.

Bangalore horror: `Arrested accused`s laptop contains video of children being raped`

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 21:58

A 31-year-old skating instructor at a public school here, hailing from Bihar, was arrested on Sunday in connection with the alleged rape of a six-year-old student, six days after the incident came to light triggering public outrage.

Kimberley Walsh relaxed about delivery

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 15:30

Kimberley Walsh, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Justin Scott, is feeling relaxed about giving birth.

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.