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Ban it: Gujarat asks schools to bar students from playing ‘PUBG’

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has recommended a ban on the game across the country, said Jagruti Pandya, chairperson of the Gujarat child rights body.
The Gujarat government Tuesday issued a circular asking district authorities to ensure a ban on online multi-player game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, popularly called PUBG.(Hindustan Times)
The Gujarat government Tuesday issued a circular asking district authorities to ensure a ban on online multi-player game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, popularly called PUBG.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 23, 2019 07:58 AM IST
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Hunger drives 10-year-old boy to consume poison in MP: Rights group

The team of National Commission of Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) had taken cognizance of the matter and its team visited the village on Saturday.
An investigation by the National Commission of Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has revealed that a 10-year- old tribal boy from a village in Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh consumed insecticide to fulfil his hunger, the boy, who is undergoing treatment at a local hospital, is said to be out of danger now.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
An investigation by the National Commission of Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has revealed that a 10-year- old tribal boy from a village in Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh consumed insecticide to fulfil his hunger, the boy, who is undergoing treatment at a local hospital, is said to be out of danger now.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 07:20 AM IST
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WCD ministry to formulate norms for children hostels amid crackdown on shelter homes

The WCD ministry has directed the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to draft the guidelines in consultation with all stakeholders concerned. It also plans to have these guidelines notified under the Juvenile Justice Act.
Union minister of women and child development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi.(HT Photo)
Union minister of women and child development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2018 12:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Fee issue: Pune school refuses entry to Class 7 student, second day in a row

While according to the school authorities, Pethkar had not paid the fees for the last two academic years, she along with 30 other parents confirmed to have paid the amount prior to the alleged illegal fee hike.
Parents gather outside Vibgyor school, NIBM, to protest against the fee hike on Tuesday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Parents gather outside Vibgyor school, NIBM, to protest against the fee hike on Tuesday.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2018 04:30 PM IST
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HRD ministry seeks EWS data for entry level classes at private schools

Admission for entry level classes for the academic session 2019-2020 will begin in the next two months.
Under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 25 % of the seats are to be reserved for the EWS and disadvantaged group (DG) categories in entry-level classes in all private schools.(PTI File Photo)
Under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 25 % of the seats are to be reserved for the EWS and disadvantaged group (DG) categories in entry-level classes in all private schools.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 12:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent and PTI

Tribal girl tortured by employer in Delhi dies in Ranchi

The deceased, who hailed from Jharkhand’s Godda district, had a pin inserted in her tongue so that she could not relate the brutality inflicted on her.
A tribal minor girl, who was tortured brutally by her employer in Delhi, died in a hospital in Ranchi on Wednesday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A tribal minor girl, who was tortured brutally by her employer in Delhi, died in a hospital in Ranchi on Wednesday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Oct 10, 2018 09:20 PM IST
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Aadhaar database helps lost children rescued from Delhi streets reunite with families

Of about 13 children rescued from Delhi streets over the past three months, seven have been reunited with their families with the help of Aadhaar database.
New Delhi, India, July 24, 2013 :: Employees mark their attendance through Aadhaar based System in the Planning Commission. The system is installed at the enters of the main Yojana Bhawan building on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times) story pics for Chetan Chauhan
New Delhi, India, July 24, 2013 :: Employees mark their attendance through Aadhaar based System in the Planning Commission. The system is installed at the enters of the main Yojana Bhawan building on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times) story pics for Chetan Chauhan
Updated on Oct 04, 2018 11:21 AM IST
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To prevent child trafficking, panel maps vulnerable police stations in Delhi

To prevent children from being trafficked, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has mapped 20 of the most vulnerable police stations
DCPCR officials said they plan to tie the police stations up with local mohalla clinics and schools, where street children would be educated about substance abuse and sexual abuse.(AFP File Photo)
DCPCR officials said they plan to tie the police stations up with local mohalla clinics and schools, where street children would be educated about substance abuse and sexual abuse.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 02:45 AM IST
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Dehradun rape: Safety of students in private schools questionable

A set of non-negotiable child safety rules for schools is the need of the hour.
Updated on Sep 20, 2018 12:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNitika Kakkar

On his birthday, PM Narendra Modi tells kids not to be afraid to ask questions

Celebrating his 68th birthday with children at a government primary school, Naraur, Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday evening told them that they should never feel afraid to ask questions because this is an important aspect of learning.
PM Modi is on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency.(PTI)
PM Modi is on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency.(PTI)
Published on Sep 17, 2018 11:47 PM IST
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Varanasi | ByHT Correspondent

Over 70 complaints against private schools in Uttarakhand for alleged violation of RTE Act

The Uttarakhand Commission for Protection of Child Rights has received complaints against prominent private schools, which have been accused of demanding money from students enrolled under RTE Act.
The Uttarakhand Commission for Protection of Child Rights has received complaints where private schools refuse to give admission to students under RTE Act.(PTI/Picture for representation)
The Uttarakhand Commission for Protection of Child Rights has received complaints where private schools refuse to give admission to students under RTE Act.(PTI/Picture for representation)
Published on Sep 14, 2018 12:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNitika Kakkar

Fewer teen marriages in India over a decade: Govt

Murshidabad in West Bengal shows the highest prevalence (39.9%) of marriage among 15-19-years-old followed by Gandhinagar (39.3 %) in Gujarat and Bhilwara (36.4%) in Rajasthan.
There are still 100 districts that show a higher prevalence of marriage among 15- to 19-year-olds than the national average of 11.9%.(PTI File Photo)
There are still 100 districts that show a higher prevalence of marriage among 15- to 19-year-olds than the national average of 11.9%.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2018 11:34 PM IST
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Centre proposes PTA inspections, sexual abuse panel, steep penalty to ensure student safety at schools

The guidelines suggested by the Union ministry of human resource development were framed in consultation with the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights.
The move comes in the wake of massive public uproar against the increasing incidence of child rights abuses across the country.(REUTERS File)
The move comes in the wake of massive public uproar against the increasing incidence of child rights abuses across the country.(REUTERS File)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 01:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Bhatkhande, Mumbai

Cases of deaths in child-care institutions to be probed within 4 weeks, says child rights body

Of the 2,874 children home inspected so far by the NCPCR, just 54 have got positive reviews.
District magistrates would need to complete probe in cases of child deaths inside a child-care institution (CCI) within four weeks, according to new guidelines issued by the NCPCR.(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)
District magistrates would need to complete probe in cases of child deaths inside a child-care institution (CCI) within four weeks, according to new guidelines issued by the NCPCR.(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 04:59 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Don’t trust govt officials, say NIVH students as protests enter eighth day

Almost 240 students from Model School have been on protest since last week. Female students have accused their music teacher, Sachit Narang, of sexual molestation. The students have also complained about poor quality of food and lack of security on the campus. 
Primary demands of the protesting students include removal of the music teacher Sachit Narang and the institute’s director Anuradha Dalmia. On Wednesday, the state minister for women and child welfare had visited NIVH and announced that Dalmia will be terminated. Narang, however, is still absconding.(PTI/Picture for representation)
Primary demands of the protesting students include removal of the music teacher Sachit Narang and the institute’s director Anuradha Dalmia. On Wednesday, the state minister for women and child welfare had visited NIVH and announced that Dalmia will be terminated. Narang, however, is still absconding.(PTI/Picture for representation)
Published on Aug 24, 2018 01:05 AM IST
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Students of Dehradun institute want director sacked after sexual abuse complaint against teacher

Students of Dehradun-based National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH) are protesting the alleged sexual harassment of a girl student by a music teacher.
The students have been protesting since August 15 against the alleged molestation and have also put forth a list of demands. The accused teacher, Suchit Narang, was booked by Rajpur police on Saturday but has not been arrested.(HT/Photo for representation)
The students have been protesting since August 15 against the alleged molestation and have also put forth a list of demands. The accused teacher, Suchit Narang, was booked by Rajpur police on Saturday but has not been arrested.(HT/Photo for representation)
Updated on Aug 23, 2018 01:20 AM IST
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Missing Khunti shelter home girls traced to Uttarakhand

An 11-year-old and another 13-year-old girl fled a government-aided shelter home in Sahyog village on the night of August 5 using a ladder.
The girls were rescued by Child Line, an NGO working for child rights, from Haridwar and shifted to the government-run State Girls’ Shelter Home (SGSH) in Kedarpuram in Dehradun.(AFP/Picture for representation)
The girls were rescued by Child Line, an NGO working for child rights, from Haridwar and shifted to the government-run State Girls’ Shelter Home (SGSH) in Kedarpuram in Dehradun.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 10:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi/Dehradun | BySanjoy Dey & Nihi Sharma

Unregistered shelter homes face closure, says Centre

The government move comes in the wake of alleged rape of inmates of a girls’ home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and another in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh.
Police investigate the site where a rape victim was allegedly buried, at a government shelter home in Muzaffarpur.(PTI Photo)
Police investigate the site where a rape victim was allegedly buried, at a government shelter home in Muzaffarpur.(PTI Photo)
Published on Aug 08, 2018 08:02 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, New Delhi

Govt orders social audit of over 9000 child care homes in 60 days: Report

There are a total of 9,462 child care institutions in the country, out of which 7,109 are registered with the government. Though most of the funds to run these child care institutions are provided by the government, the states generally find NGOs to run these institutions.
A view of the shelter home from where twenty-four girls were rescued after allegation of sexual exploitation of the inmates came to light, prompting the Uttar Pradesh government to swing into a damage control mode by removing the district magistrate and ordering a high-level probe, in Deoria.(PTI Photo)
A view of the shelter home from where twenty-four girls were rescued after allegation of sexual exploitation of the inmates came to light, prompting the Uttar Pradesh government to swing into a damage control mode by removing the district magistrate and ordering a high-level probe, in Deoria.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 01:43 PM IST
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Two child care institutes under scanner for violations in Haryana’s Nuh

Prime among the violations flagged by a Haryana child rights body report are that the two child care institutes — Orphan In Need and Deepalaya Children Home — did not maintain files, no procedure was followed while shifting children to CCIs and no child was placed for adoption.
The 11-page report was submitted to the women and child development director on Monday.(HT/Photo for representation)
The 11-page report was submitted to the women and child development director on Monday.(HT/Photo for representation)
Published on Aug 08, 2018 04:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By, Nuh

Don’t publish pictures of victims of sexual abuse in any form: SC to print, electronic, social media

The Supreme Court also warned against interviewing minor victims of sexual abuse saying it has serious mental impact.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked all the print, electronic and social media not to publish or display photos of victims of sexual abuse even in blurred or morphed form in any case across in the country.(HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked all the print, electronic and social media not to publish or display photos of victims of sexual abuse even in blurred or morphed form in any case across in the country.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2018 05:57 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Female genital mutilation violates fundamental rights, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is hearing PILs demanding a law against female circumcision on ground that it violates child rights of the community’s girls who undergo this procedure.
The Supreme Court is hearing PILs, one filed by an advocate and two by Bohra women, demanding law against female circumcision.(Kunal Patil/HT File)
The Supreme Court is hearing PILs, one filed by an advocate and two by Bohra women, demanding law against female circumcision.(Kunal Patil/HT File)
Updated on Jul 31, 2018 12:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Maharashtra wants schools to follow national norms to end corporal punishment

The Maharashtra education department has asked its schools to follow guidelines issued by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to end corporal punishment in schools.
As part of implementation, schools across boards in the state will now have to form Corporal Punishment Management Cells to look into complaints of corporal punishment.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
As part of implementation, schools across boards in the state will now have to form Corporal Punishment Management Cells to look into complaints of corporal punishment.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 13, 2018 12:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Govt child rights body to recommend 10% cap on fee hike in private schools

Inundated with complaints from parents, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), the country’s apex child rights body, has drafted regulations to put in place a uniform fee framework for unaided private schools.
India has 3,50,000 private, unaided schools — 24% of all schools — where 75 million children, or 38% of all students, study.(Representative Image)
India has 3,50,000 private, unaided schools — 24% of all schools — where 75 million children, or 38% of all students, study.(Representative Image)
Updated on Jul 13, 2018 08:31 AM IST
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FIR against 10 for banishing girl out of house for breaking bird egg

The State Human Rights Commission and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights have also taken cognisance of the case.
State Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson Manan Chaturvedi at Haripura village on Thursday.(HT Photo)
State Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson Manan Chaturvedi at Haripura village on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 09:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent, Kota

Mumbai’s Dawoodi Bohra women to SC: Khatna is essential to our faith

On the one hand are those who claim it’s an integral part of their faith; on the other are survivors who argue that the practice is damaging, violates the rights of the girl child.
On Monday, a Supreme Court bench heard public interest litigations demanding a law against FGM.(HT File Photo)
On Monday, a Supreme Court bench heard public interest litigations demanding a law against FGM.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 03:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByYesha Kotak, Mumbai

Maharashtra child rights body sends notice to Rahul Gandhi over Dalit abuse video

The Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights sent a showcause notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi for disclosing the identity of three Dalit boys who were stripped, beaten and paraded nude in a village at Jalgaon by uploading a video on Twitter.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi had uploaded a video of Dalit boys being stripped and beaten on Twitter.(PTI/File Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi had uploaded a video of Dalit boys being stripped and beaten on Twitter.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 11:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

India may not sign Hague convention on international child abduction

Around 90 countries are signatories to the convention that protects children under 16 from “wrongful removal or retention” by a parent.
There has been a steady rise in parental abductions as more and more Indians go abroad to work or study.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
There has been a steady rise in parental abductions as more and more Indians go abroad to work or study.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 07:47 AM IST
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World Day against child labour: ‘Multi-pronged strategy a must to curb child labour’

UP’s incidence of child labour (percentage of working children between 5-14 ) is 4.3% as opposed to 3.9% for India, says the report.
“Among cities, Ballia in Uttar Pradesh had the highest incidence (10.9% ) of child labour, followed by Secunderabad in Telangana with 10.7% , whereas Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh had the lowest incidence of 5.9%.”(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
“Among cities, Ballia in Uttar Pradesh had the highest incidence (10.9% ) of child labour, followed by Secunderabad in Telangana with 10.7% , whereas Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh had the lowest incidence of 5.9%.”(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 12, 2018 03:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

World Day against child labour: Millions of dreams lost in toil

As India celebrates the World Day against Child Labour on Tuesday, it is high time one spares a thought about the millions of children whose dreams are lost in the rigours of work.
A child working as a rag picker in Lucknow.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
A child working as a rag picker in Lucknow.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 12, 2018 02:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByRohit K Singh
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