Child labour

Punish parents for forcings kid into child labour, HC told

The Delhi High court has sought a response from the central government on a plea seeking directions to prosecute parents who force their minor child into the labour market.

Aug 16, 2014, 21:39 PM IST

Those aware of child labour law continue to hire children: CRY

Almost half of the total 300 employers, who hire children in the age group of 5 to 14 years, are aware of the child labour law but still continue to employ children, according to a recent survey by CRY.

Jul 30, 2014, 16:06 PM IST

Bolivia legalizes child labor for kids from age 10

Bolivia has passed a law authorizing children to work from age 10, saying the rule is necessary due to realities in the impoverished country where kids join the labor market prematurely.

Jul 18, 2014, 04:34 AM IST

Three Thane hoteliers booked for child labour, 4 boys rescued

Four minor boys, who were employed as workers at three different hotels at Mira-Bhyander in the district, were rescued and cases of child labour were registered against the hotel owners, police said Wednesday.

Jul 16, 2014, 12:46 PM IST

`Rehabilitation of child labour scheme approved for 270 districts`

National Child Labour Project scheme for rehabilitation of child labour is presently approved for 270 districts in 20 states of the country, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

Jul 14, 2014, 20:42 PM IST

Number of child labour has reduced by 65 percent: Govt

The total number of child labour in the country has reduced by 65 per cent as per the Census 2011, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Jul 09, 2014, 20:19 PM IST

Allegations of child labour surfaces during Mayawati`s Badaun visit

In an irony of sorts there is report of child labour being used to construct the helipad of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati coinciding her tour on Sunday to meet with the affected families of rape victims.

Jun 01, 2014, 15:48 PM IST

13 child labourers rescued, factory owner arrested

Thirteen children trafficked into Delhi and forced to work in cosmetics factory for up to 15 hours every day, were on Friday rescued by the Delhi police and labour department following a complaint.

Feb 22, 2014, 00:38 AM IST

NHRC seeks report from Karnataka, Odisha on child labour incident

The National Human Rights Commission directed Karnataka and Odisha governments to submit a report on an incident in which a child labourer was hit with an iron rod allegedly by a brick kiln owner in Gulbarga.

Jan 23, 2014, 19:49 PM IST

12 child labourers rescued in Delhi

Twelve children working as bonded labourers were rescued from west Delhi, police said.

Dec 25, 2013, 21:06 PM IST

Boy allegedly working as bonded labour, police initiates action

The district police here have initiated action to rescue a nine-year scheduled tribe boy from a livestock farmer under whom the boy was working as a bonded labour.

Oct 27, 2013, 14:37 PM IST

Still 168 million locked in child labour: UN

The number of child labourers worldwide has dropped by a third since 2000, the UN labour agency said on Monday, but warned that progress was not being made fast enough.

Sep 23, 2013, 20:51 PM IST

Delhi Police faces flak for controversial ad, withdraws

The Delhi Police, which faced severe criticism from several quarters for the "insensitive" portrayal of street children in newspaper advertisements, has finally withdrawn the controversial ad.

Aug 01, 2013, 10:35 AM IST

Number of child labour in Nepal drops to 1.6 million: UNICEF

Abolition of bonded labour is still a distant dream in Nepal, even as statistics show the number of child labour has dropped to 1.6 million.

Jul 31, 2013, 21:26 PM IST

36 child labourers rescued from sweatshops in Seelampur, Usmanpur

Thirty-six child labourers from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal were rescued on Sunday from six garment factories in Seelampur and Usmanpur areas of north-east Delhi.

Jul 21, 2013, 19:43 PM IST

Tackling child labour will be priority: Ola

Tackling child labour issues will be a priority, Shish Ram Ola, who has taken over as new Labour and Employment Minister, said.

Jun 18, 2013, 15:22 PM IST

Pope condemns growing scourge of child labour

Pope Francis has deplored the exploitation of children as domestic workers, calling it a form of slavery.

Jun 13, 2013, 09:25 AM IST

Pope slams child exploitation in domestic work

Figures published by the International Labour Organisation suggest an estimated 10.5 million children worldwide are working as domestic workers in homes.

Jun 12, 2013, 17:24 PM IST

World day against child labour: India yet to get its act together

The domestic child labour situation in the country has got worse.

Jun 12, 2013, 10:40 AM IST

Separate cell to monitor bonded, child labour in C

Chhattisgarh government on Wednesday decided to set up a dedicated cell to conduct a survey of child and bonded labourers in every district of the state and take steps for their rehabilitation.

May 22, 2013, 17:46 PM IST