'Reports on Maneka Gandhi's comments on Uttar Pradesh bypolls highly exaggerated'

Reports linking Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi's remarks to Uttar Pradesh bypolls were "highly exaggerated and misinterpreted", her office said on Thursday, apparently seeking to clarify on the comments about her son Varun Gandhi.

No official complaint on 'love jihad' so far: Maneka

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday said her Ministry has not received any official complaint relating to 'love jihad', but as an MP she has been apprised of a few such cases.

Lowering juvenile age to curb offences doubtful prescription

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to 16 so that those accused of heinous crimes such as rape can be punished instead of being sent to reform homes is an outdated proposition.

WCD Ministry Secretary shifted

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.

Man gets 10 yrs jail for sexually assaulting minor daughter

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.

Transgenders have remained untouchables in society: SC

Transgenders have remained "untouchables" with restricted access to facilities like education and much is needed to be done for them, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said.

Junvenile in Delhi gang-rape case should not get away lightly: Krishna Tirath

Women and Child Devt Minister Krishna Tirath said the juvenile involved in the gangrape and murder of the 23-year old girl here should be treated as an exception and not let off lightly considering the seriousness of the crime.

Educating Dalit women is best way to empower them: Tirath

Educating Dalit women is the most important way to empower them and reduce many social evils, Women and Child Development Min Krishna Tirath said.

States asked to implement new rules on sexual offences against children

Minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath asked the states to implement the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 and designate special courts in each district for taking up cases.

No sexual abuse of women inmates at shelter home: Official

A senior official of Women and Child Development (WCD) department has denied media reports of sexual abuse of women inmates at the state-run Navjeevan Mahila Vastigruh in suburban Mankhurd.

Ministry told to take up issue of funds with plan

It said the Ministry should also strategise and prioritise its targets and take steps for optimum and judicious utilisation of allocation of funds.