Proposal to give more power to NCW hits legal hurdle

A proposal of the Women and Child Development Ministry to give greater powers to the National Commission of Women has faced legal hurdles as the Law Ministry has raised queries on the move.

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

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

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.

Maneka Gandhi plans ban junk food in schools across the country

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

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.

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.

Ministry for juveniles in heinous crimes to be tried as adults

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.

Upset after rebuke, official slits wrist in office

A senior official of the Women and Child Development Ministry allegedly slashed her wrist inside her office on Tuesday.

WCD proposes Rs 1000 cr programme to address under-nutrition

WCD Ministry has proposed a Rs 1000 crore multi-sectoral nutrition programme to address maternal and child under-nutrition through innovative methods like popularising low cost nutritious food prepared using locally available raw materials.

WCD Min draws par panel flak for under-utilisation of funds

A Parliamentary panel has criticised the Women and Child Development Ministry for under- utilisation of funds allotted to its various schemes.

Prepare policy for curbing child sex ratio:NAC to WCD Ministry

Secretary WCD Prem Narain said the NAC has made several recommendations including the formulation of a `national policy` on the child sex ratio.

Soon, husbands to pay salary to their housewives!

Husbands could soon be legally mandated to pay a fixed monthly salary to their housewives for doing daily chores.

Ramesh offers Rs 990 cr to WCD ministry

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh made an offer of Rs 990 Crore to the Women and Child Development Ministry.

Aamir Khan to pitch in for Nutrition campaign

Aamir Khan will soon be seen spreading awareness about the problem of malnutrition as part of a major publicity campaign by the government.

Government to launch nutrition campaign

The government will soon launch a campaign to promote nutrition on the lines of the polio vaccination programme.