Alok, a Kanpur resident who runs an award-winning campaign for acid attack victims, has set an example by deciding to enter into a live-in relationship with one of his fellow campaigners, Laxmi.
The Aishbagh Ramlila, one of the oldest in Lucknow, will raise its digital quotient this year. The epic play is all set to hit the web platform and get global audience during the festive season.
The group, comprising girls who have been victims of sexual abuse at home and on the streets, has more than a dozen articles, documentaries and radio programmes made on them in various parts of the globe.
The Lucknow Juvenile Justice Board, comprising principal magistrate Uday Veer Singh and members Dinesh Pandey and Rashmi Rastogi, entered the ‘Ambedkar room at the home that accommodates children between 12-15 years. Little did they know they were due for a surprise themselves.
Uttar Pradesh stands second in the country after West Bengal when it comes to selling of girls for prostitution, reveals the 2012 data of the National Crime Records Bureau.
Out of the 40 sanctioned posts in the institute, there are only 18 teachers to impart training to nearly 2,000-odd students who come from various parts of the globe for music education.
Omnigrid Micropower Company - a RESCO company - set up its first solar power plant in the village and Atrauli began to stir.
After she read about the growing incidence of rapes in India, Debi Steven, a self-defence trainer working in London, decided to fly down and train women from underprivileged backgrounds here in the art of self-defence. Richa Srivastava reports.
In Atrauli, the days were depressingly short — 14 hours in all — till last year. And then, last October, Omnigrid Micropower Company — a RESCO company — set up its first solar power plant in the village and Atrauli began to stir. Richa Srivastava
Meena Soni, mother of three, was attacked with acid by her husband. She bounced back to life and now works for undertrial women at Lucknow jail and believes that women have abundant courage. Richa Srivastava
writes. Laws against acid attacks
The Bhatkhande Music institute is planning to launch a monthly e-journal on music for the tech-savvy, the groundwork for which has already started.
Uttar Pradesh is the ‘murder capital’ of India. Not only this, the state is also No.1 in terms of kidnappings, robberies and dowry deaths, as per the National Crime Research Bureau’s (NCRB) data. Rohit K Singh and Richa Srivastava report. Scenario in India
Uttar Pradesh is ahead of even terror-stricken states such as J&K and Chhattisgarh when it comes to civilian casualties due to police firing.
Pathetic state: Mentally retarded and epileptic kids share space with normal ones in govt child shelter home, with no access to special care and training
Spurt in registration of cases in smaller towns. Women major victims of obscenity: NCRB data
Breach of trust: in about 99.5% rapes in UP, relatives and acquaintances prime accused, says NCRB report.
Children continue to be the most vulnerable section of society, especially in Uttar Pradesh. With 15.8% share in cases of crime against minors across the country, the state has again topped the list. Rohit K Singh and Richa Srivastava report.
A drive by the fields on the city’s outskirts is a refreshing experience - even in this blazing heat. You are greeted by dark green leaves and exhilarating aroma that remind you of mouthwash, toothpaste, chewing gum, cool hair oils and talcum powders!
Gold and silver may have been getting cheaper but are not up for grabs. Ask those who are heading to Lucknow Chowk's Sarrafa lane to buy the precious metals.
The rebellion by so-called juveniles, who were actually overage inmates, in Hardoi on January 16 was the symptom of a far deeper malaise that has been neglected for far too long.