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NCPCR chief suggests other states to follow Assam's drive against child marriage

Priyank Kanoongo reiterated his support for the Assam government's action in the state against child marriages and suggested other states to adopt such measures.

Kanoongo earlier rejected claims made by the AIUDF against child marriage crackdown(ANI)
Published on Feb 10, 2023 03:29 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

Byju's responds to buying phone numbers of kids allegation: 'We don't need…'

Byju's statement comes a day after NCPCR claimed the company is allegedly purchasing the phone numbers of children and their parents, and threatening them that their future will be ruined if they do not buy courses from it.

Byju Raveendran, founder & CEO of Byju's, an online Education Technology firm.(Mint file)
Updated on Dec 21, 2022 09:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Byju's allegedly buying phone numbers of kids, threatening parents: NCPCR

Earlier, the commission had summoned Byju's CEO Byju Raveendran, asking him to appear in person on December 23 over alleged malpractice of hard selling and misselling of its courses for students.

Byju Raveendran, founder and CEO of Byju's, an online Education Technology firm.(Hemant Mishra/Mint File Photo)
Updated on Dec 20, 2022 08:07 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'In 2005, when BJP….': Gehlot on girls being auctioned in Rajasthan

Bhilwara girls auctioned on stamp papers: The horrific incident was highlighted in a NHRC report released earlier this week.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot (File / PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 29, 2022 12:06 PM IST

BJP doesn't want it, so got child rights panel to stop ‘Desh Ka Mentor’: Sisodia

Delhi government and the NCPCR have been at loggerheads regarding the programme with the commission citing that the initiative will expose children to unknown persons and increase the possibility of crime and abuse. The ‘Desh Ka Mentor' programme was launched in October last year.

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said the Union territory government has taken “extreme care” while deciding the structure of the ‘Desh Ka Mentor’ programme. (HT Archive)
Published on Jan 14, 2022 03:37 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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