Forging of minister's letterhead: Court orders framing of charges

A Delhi court has ordered framing of charges against a man for allegedly using forged letterhead of former Cabinet minister Krishna Tirath to confirm his railway ticket.

Can’t have cut-off date for crime, need to revisit juvenile law: SC

Days after Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi called for treating juveniles accused of heinous crimes like rape on par with adult offenders, the Supreme Court too has pressed for a more stringent Juvenile Justice Act.

Despite EC order, minister`s pic remains on official website

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has still not followed the order of the Election Commission to remove the picture of its minister Krishna Tirath, contesting Lok Sabha polls here, from the official website.

Complaints of sexual harassment at workplace doubled in Delhi

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

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

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

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.

India can develop only when children are empowered: Tirath

Children are one of the most important resources for the country and it is them that need to be empowered if India is to realise its full potential, Union Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said here on Tuesday.

Tirath questions protests over Asaram`s arrest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May consider tougher laws for juveniles: Tirath

The government might consider amending existing laws to make them tougher for juveniles who commit heinous crimes repeatedly, a minister said Tuesday.

One of every five Indian kids acutely malnourished: Krishna Tirath

Nearly 20 percent of children in the country suffer from acute malnutrition, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath informed the Lok sabha Friday.

Tirath for making beat policemen responsible for crime

Collective efforts should be made to prevent heinous incidents like child rape and beat police- men should be held responsible for such crimes in their areas, Women and Child Welfare Minister Krishna Tirath said.

Men need to change their mentality: Krishna Tirath

Expressing shock over the brutal rape of the five-year-old girl, Union Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath on Saturday emphasised on the need for men to "change their mentality".