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Parents' beliefs and knowledge may impact a child's brain development: Study

  • There are many deep, structural drivers of inequality that have enormous impacts on child development. At the same time, parental input plays a major role in early foundational brain development
Parents' beliefs and knowledge may impact a child's brain development: Study(Unsplash)
Parents' beliefs and knowledge may impact a child's brain development: Study(Unsplash)
Published on Oct 10, 2021 07:22 AM IST
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CPIM urges govt to take steps to address mental health crisis

CPIM state secretariat member Kuldip Singh Tanwar said without proper physiological support at hospitals and covid care centres patients, attendants, non-covid patients and healthcare workers are becoming victim of stress and anxiety.
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Updated on Sep 24, 2020 12:02 AM IST
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Appointment of OSD to ex-Akali minister as commission member sparks row

CM’s wife and Patiala MP Preneet Kaur, two Congress MLAs raise objection over the move, say will take up the issue with Capt
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Published on May 05, 2020 11:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByVishal Rambani, Patiala

Coronavirus update: Send back children in conflict, says Centre in view of Covid-19 crisis

In its advisory, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights asked states to take care of children of migrant workers goinghome.
A migrant worker with children headed back home pauses for break on day 5 of the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
A migrant worker with children headed back home pauses for break on day 5 of the nationwide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2020 03:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

Centenarian athlete Man Kaur to get ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ today

The country’s highest civilian honour for women will be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind on International Women’s Day
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Updated on Mar 07, 2020 11:26 PM IST
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‘Won’t do love marriage’: Maharashtra college girls made to take oath

Students at the Mahila Arts and Commerce College, Chandur Railway, took the pledge in Marathi that they “will not love anyone and never have a love affair nor do a love marriage”.
On Valentine’s Day, students at an all-girls college in Maharashtra were made to take a pledge against the concept of love marriage. (Representative Image)(Hindustan Times)
On Valentine’s Day, students at an all-girls college in Maharashtra were made to take a pledge against the concept of love marriage. (Representative Image)(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 15, 2020 03:38 PM IST
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Facebook partners Women and Child Development Ministry to boost digital literacy

Among the initiatives are a content partnership with the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), formation of an ideal “Internet Consortium” to propose recommendations for online child safety and launch of ‘We Think Digital’, the company’s global digital literacy programme.
Facebook said it is committed to support economic growth and social good in India and is working with partners to train more than five million people by 2021.(Reuters)
Facebook said it is committed to support economic growth and social good in India and is working with partners to train more than five million people by 2021.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 19, 2019 04:45 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Chandigarh has no women commission

Having 45% women population, city has no association with state or national panels either
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Published on Nov 13, 2019 01:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByMunieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh

States told to step up work on Centre’s nutrition programme

Implementation of Poshan Abhiyaan, targeted at children, pregnant women and lactating mothers, in states such as West Bengal, Haryana, Punjab, Kerala, Odisha and Goa remains patchy.
The Poshan Abhiyaan, has prompted the ministry of women and child development (WCD) to ask laggard states to accelerate the scheme’s execution and utilize the funds allocated to them. (Representative Image)(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
The Poshan Abhiyaan, has prompted the ministry of women and child development (WCD) to ask laggard states to accelerate the scheme’s execution and utilize the funds allocated to them. (Representative Image)(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 27, 2019 12:35 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

MHA considers new J&K panel to steer development

A one-point decision-making platform will address “needs of people” in a much more cohesive and cogent manner, according to home ministry officials.
The move comes more than a month after the Centre stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status by revoking Article 370, and divided it into two union territories – J&K and Ladakh. (ANI Photo)
The move comes more than a month after the Centre stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status by revoking Article 370, and divided it into two union territories – J&K and Ladakh. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 01:24 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Midday meal scheme has worked: Keep politics out

The State must make the scheme even more attractive by incorporating food that is to children’s taste
Adding milk and eggs to the meal would help aid child nutrition and prevent stunting(Parwaz Khan/Hindustan Times)
Adding milk and eggs to the meal would help aid child nutrition and prevent stunting(Parwaz Khan/Hindustan Times)
Published on Sep 04, 2019 07:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLalita Panicker

Vidyalaya that is a cradle of sanskars

This temple of learning has an Atal Tinkering Lab, a Thinking Lab, a reflection room, a library with 20,000 books, and many other facilities
Jain Bharati Mrigavati Vidyalaya, GTK Road, has traversed 26 glorious years since it was set up in 1993.(HT)
Jain Bharati Mrigavati Vidyalaya, GTK Road, has traversed 26 glorious years since it was set up in 1993.(HT)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 09:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Palghar railway station to soon get a special cubicle for breastfeeding

Construction work on the cubicle began on Wednesday, the last day of World Breastfeeding Week. WR is collaborating with Mira Road-based NGO Child Help Foundation for the project.
The Western Railway (WR) has decided to construct a cubicle at Palghar railway station where motheres can nurse children.(AFP)
The Western Railway (WR) has decided to construct a cubicle at Palghar railway station where motheres can nurse children.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 06:13 AM IST
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Palghar | ByRam Parmar

The importance of performing arts for child development

Performing Art provide children with opportunities to experience new ways of thinking. They present different challenges all the time and children have to come up with their own ways of overcoming these challenges.
Different activities help students recognise a diversity in perspectives(HT file)
Different activities help students recognise a diversity in perspectives(HT file)
Published on Jul 17, 2019 02:37 PM IST
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In Smriti Irani’s POCSO overhaul, sex animes with minors now child porn

Child pornography, as per the new amendments, includes any visual depiction of sexually explicit content that involves a child. The visual depiction includes photos, videos, digital or computer-generated images indistinguishable from an actual child.
Cartoons and animes depicting child porn too have been brought into the ambit under the new changes. The Bill is set to be introduced in Parliament next week.(AFP/Getty Images.)
Cartoons and animes depicting child porn too have been brought into the ambit under the new changes. The Bill is set to be introduced in Parliament next week.(AFP/Getty Images.)
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 10:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

Parliament highlights - ‘Nothing for farmers in new Union Budget’: Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha

Rahul Gandhi criticised the Union Budget on Thursday in his first speech of the current Lok Sabha. Rahul Gandhi said that the NDA government at the Centre hasn’t done enough for farmers and the country is going through an agrarian crisis. The Congress leader was speaking on the death of a farmer on Wednesday in Kerala’s Wayanad, his constituency. Former finance minister P Chidambaram also trained his guns on the Budget and the state of the Indian economy. He said political instability will have impact in the economy. The Government told the Parliament that piped water will reach every rural household by 2024. Union Minister GL Shekhawat told that water in more than a thousand blocks have been over exploited, in the wake of the severe water crisis in southern and western India. Catch major highlights here:

Updated on Jul 11, 2019 07:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Allocation for women and child development up by 17%

Quoting Swami Vivekananda to stress on the importance of an increased participation of women, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her maiden Budget speech said, “It is not possible for a bird to fly on one wing.”
A 17% increase in sectoral allocation to the Union women and child development ministry has been offset by a 0.2 percentage point decrease in the share of the Gender Budget Statement in the total budget expenditure.(Hindustan Times file photo for representation)
A 17% increase in sectoral allocation to the Union women and child development ministry has been offset by a 0.2 percentage point decrease in the share of the Gender Budget Statement in the total budget expenditure.(Hindustan Times file photo for representation)
Updated on Jul 08, 2019 09:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

After high-profile poll win, Irani makes a quiet return

Expectations had been high after Irani defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi from Amethi by about 55,000 votes.
In the earlier Modi government, Irani first held the human resource development and then the information & broadcasting ministries before she was allocated textiles in July 2016(Arvind Yadav/HT)
In the earlier Modi government, Irani first held the human resource development and then the information & broadcasting ministries before she was allocated textiles in July 2016(Arvind Yadav/HT)
Updated on Jun 01, 2019 01:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

Smriti Irani gets Women and Child Development, Textiles ministries

Earlier a Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, Irani has held various portfolios in the first Modi government.
This is first time Smriti Irani has won a Lok Sabha election.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
This is first time Smriti Irani has won a Lok Sabha election.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 31, 2019 02:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

New version of NDA scheme on the anvil

The “Beti Bachao” scheme, which aims to address skewed gender ratio as well as to empower young women, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22, 2015 at Panipat, Haryana.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ beneficiaries, on the occassion of International Women’s Day in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ beneficiaries, on the occassion of International Women’s Day in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Published on May 31, 2019 07:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAmrita Madhukalya

Maneka Gandhi likely to be pro-tem speaker in 17th Lok Sabha

Gandhi, 62, a veteran BJP leader, had won from the Sultanpur seat in Uttar Pradesh.
Gandhi is the outgoing Union Minister for Women and Child Development.(HT Photo)
Gandhi is the outgoing Union Minister for Women and Child Development.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2020 07:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Delhi government pitches idea of setting up crèche at Secretariat

Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday wrote a letter to the secretary, women and child development, directing them to explore the feasibility of setting up a day care centre at the Secretariat.
The Delhi government is planning to set up a crèche at the Delhi Secretariat to help working parents take care of their children while at work.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi government is planning to set up a crèche at the Delhi Secretariat to help working parents take care of their children while at work.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 30, 2019 03:29 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

No government crèche centres in Gurugram, says RTI reply

The RTI, filed by activist Aseem Takyar in February, had sought information about the number of crèches in the district and the funds that had been allocated towards running the same.
No government crèche centres in Gurugram, says RTI replyHT/Raj K Raj
No government crèche centres in Gurugram, says RTI replyHT/Raj K Raj
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 09:01 AM IST
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Gurugram | BySadia Akhtar

Government sets up committee to inspect and register playschools in district

As per officials, around 400 playschools in the district have been identified, but the actual number could be much higher. So far, none of the playschools in the city has been registered by the WCD department.
The development comes six months after the WCD, Panchkula, directed that playschools abide by guidelines issued by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).(Amal KS/HT PHOTO/Representative Image)
The development comes six months after the WCD, Panchkula, directed that playschools abide by guidelines issued by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).(Amal KS/HT PHOTO/Representative Image)
Updated on Apr 10, 2019 03:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | BySadia Akhtar

Social anxiety in children connected to complications during birth: Study

Researchers have found that babies who had complicated birth had a higher risk of developing social anxiety later on in life.
Social anxiety in children connected to complications during childbirth: Study(Unsplash)
Social anxiety in children connected to complications during childbirth: Study(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 22, 2019 04:04 PM IST
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AIIMS may get dedicated unit to help rape victims

Six rapes and multiple molestations are reported in Delhi every day, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data for 2016.
All treatment, testing and care for survivors of sexual assaults — physical examinations, injuries, forensic tests, DNA profiling, and psychological and psychiatric care — will be provided under one roof at a new facility to be developed at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), according to multiple people familiar with the matter.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
All treatment, testing and care for survivors of sexual assaults — physical examinations, injuries, forensic tests, DNA profiling, and psychological and psychiatric care — will be provided under one roof at a new facility to be developed at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), according to multiple people familiar with the matter.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 08:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnnona Dutt

170 children died in UP adoption homes in five years: Govt data

Over the past five years, UP witnessed death of 170 children in the state-run adoption centres. This figure, revealed as part of data furnished by the union ministry of women and child development in the ongoing Parliament session, is only marginally lower than Maharashtra’s 172 over the same period.
UP government authorities said that poor health of children lodged in state adoption homes was responsible for this figure.(Representative image)
UP government authorities said that poor health of children lodged in state adoption homes was responsible for this figure.(Representative image)
Published on Feb 20, 2019 12:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | BySaurabh Chauhan, Lucknow

Government to launch panic button on mobile phones to ensure women’s safety

The Panic Button, which was conceived in 2015, will be launched across 14 states at a cost of Rs 321.69 crore made available from the Nirbhaya Fund, said an official statement. This emergency response system was soft-launched in Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland recently.
Panic button on mobile phones and other initiatives will be jointly launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi.(ANI)
Panic button on mobile phones and other initiatives will be jointly launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi.(ANI)
Published on Feb 19, 2019 01:18 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo-Asian News Service

A chat with Maneka Gandhi is lit

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi’s latest book There’s a Monster Under My Bed! is not just another addition to children literature. It’s a book that will help kids and their parents deal with childhood fears before they transmute. And she also talks about FOMO and JOMO.
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in a tête-à-tête about her latest book, There’s a Monster Under My Bed!, and her fears and strengths.(Raajessh Kashyap/HT Photo)
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in a tête-à-tête about her latest book, There’s a Monster Under My Bed!, and her fears and strengths.(Raajessh Kashyap/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 01:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMedha Shri Dahiya, New Delhi

Why pre-schools need to adopt innovative strategies

Apart from toys, children should be given educational activity boxes to play with. These play-based educational activities enable kids to create new things, find different ways of solving challenges and learn their lessons by performing certain tasks.
The training that children gain in a preschool becomes the foundation for their growth for the rest of their lives.(HT Photos)
The training that children gain in a preschool becomes the foundation for their growth for the rest of their lives.(HT Photos)
Published on Feb 07, 2019 11:34 AM IST
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