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The child rights body has asked the district collector to conduct an inquiry into the case and also recommended strict action against the doctors and staff of the hospital.(iStock/HT Archive)

3-year-old girl dies due to medical negligence in Prayagraj, UP initiates probe

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 05:59 PM IST
  • The incident came into light after the NCPCR wrote to the collector of Prayagraj after it received reports of the girl’s death after her parents could not deposit the money required for her treatment at United Medicity Hospital in the city.
The management of the homes said none of the three known cases of sexual abuse between 2012 and 2016 involved the staff there and was perpetrated by inmates.(HT Archives. Representative image)
The management of the homes said none of the three known cases of sexual abuse between 2012 and 2016 involved the staff there and was perpetrated by inmates.(HT Archives. Representative image)

Delhi: FIR against two children’s homes for ‘abuse and irregularities’

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 02:40 AM IST
The police identified the two homes as Umeed Aman Ghar, a home for boys, and Khushi Rainbow Home, a residence for girls -- both based south Delhi.
Parents from across the state have written to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) over issues pertaining to private schools in the state. (Representative image)(Sunil Ghosh/HT)
Parents from across the state have written to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) over issues pertaining to private schools in the state. (Representative image)(Sunil Ghosh/HT)

Maharashtra parents write to NCPCR over fee concerns

By Ankita Bhatkhande
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:08 PM IST
  • Parents from across the state have written to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) over issues pertaining to private schools in the state.
Congress leader Sajjan Singh Verma opposed Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's demand that minimum age of marriage for women be increased to 21.(ANI Twitter)
Congress leader Sajjan Singh Verma opposed Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's demand that minimum age of marriage for women be increased to 21.(ANI Twitter)

Child rights body pulls up Cong leader for comment on girls' reproductive age

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 11:06 AM IST
The Congress minister responded to MP CM's suggestion that the minimum age of marriage of women should be made 21, at a press conference.
The commission also recommended the state government to take strict measures, including disciplinary action against the investigating officers, for dereliction of their duty. (File Photo)
The commission also recommended the state government to take strict measures, including disciplinary action against the investigating officers, for dereliction of their duty. (File Photo)

Police probe in Odisha girl’s murder poor and flawed: Child rights body

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 12:03 AM IST
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights said in the Action Taken Report submitted before it by the SP and district collector of Nayagarh they failed to provide information regarding suspects in the case.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

22 per cent of school buildings old or dilapidated: NCPCR report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2020 07:05 PM IST
The report on ‘Safe and Secure School Environment’ was based on a survey of 26,071 schools across 12 states carried out by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to examine the safety and security of children in schools in terms different indicators.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2020 03:42 PM IST
In its advisory, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights asked states to take care of children of migrant workers goinghome.
One of the questions in the Social Science examination of Class 10 asked candidates to identify ‘Azad Kashmir’ on the map.(HT file)
One of the questions in the Social Science examination of Class 10 asked candidates to identify ‘Azad Kashmir’ on the map.(HT file)

NCPCR seeks explanation from MP Board for mentioning PoK as Azad Kashmir in Class 10 paper

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2020 10:33 AM IST
In a letter to MPBSE secretary, the Commission’s chairman, Priyank Kanoongo, said prima facie this seems to be a criminal offence.  “You are requested to urgently investigate into this matter.
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Prescribe NCERT books in schools: Child rights panel to Chandigarh education dept

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 01:15 AM IST
The commission wrote to the UT education department after the Chandigarh Parents Association filed a complaint to the Chandigarh Commission for the Protection of Child Rights alleging violation of child rights.
At least nine more infants have died in the last two days of December at the JK Lon hospital here, taking the death toll to 100 for the month, officials said on Wednesday.
At least nine more infants have died in the last two days of December at the JK Lon hospital here, taking the death toll to 100 for the month, officials said on Wednesday.

9 more infants die at Kota hospital, December toll rises to 100

Kota | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 06:07 AM IST
The death of 10 children at the government-run hospital during a 48-hour period on December 23-24 had triggered criticism from the opposition and a visit by a team from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).
Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan reminded Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman that two-third of his tenure as the head of the central bank was under the BJP government.(Reuters image)
Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan reminded Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman that two-third of his tenure as the head of the central bank was under the BJP government.(Reuters image)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 PM: ‘Worked majorly under BJP govt’: Raghuram Rajan hits back at Nirmala Sitharaman and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 5 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The NCPCR has so far held grievance meetings at 35 of the 115 ‘aspirational districts’ identified by the Central think-tank, Niti Aayog.(HT Photo)
The NCPCR has so far held grievance meetings at 35 of the 115 ‘aspirational districts’ identified by the Central think-tank, Niti Aayog.(HT Photo)

From conversion of children to missing school buildings, NCPCR’s tour reveals harsh truths

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 03:33 PM IST
People in Nagaland’s Kiphire district complained about a Navodaya school building that has existed only on paper for the last 13 years
Children engaged in mica scrap collection in Giridih.(HT Photo)
Children engaged in mica scrap collection in Giridih.(HT Photo)

Over 5,000 children ‘shun’ schools in mica-mining areas of Jharkhand & Bihar: NCPCR

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 07:02 PM IST
A total of 4,545 children from Jharkhand’s Koderma and Giridih districts abandoned schools to work as ‘labourer,’ while 649 children are not attending school in survey area of Bihar’s Nawada district
DAV Sindri school(HT file)
DAV Sindri school(HT file)

Jharkhand school seeks admin protection for students after threats from locals

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Subhash Mishra
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2019 03:30 PM IST
Getting complaints from guardians of schools, the NCPCR had directed school management as well as Dhanbad deputy commissioner to ensure fencing of DAV Public School playground as students especially girls are exposed to danger and feel insecurity.
The rights panel on August 5 directed the department to identify children in each shelter home and enrol them in local schools.(HT Photo)
The rights panel on August 5 directed the department to identify children in each shelter home and enrol them in local schools.(HT Photo)

Rights panel asks education dept to enrol shelter home children in UP schools

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 11:53 AM IST
So far, only informal education is imparted to children in shelter homes and they do not get any certificate or educational proof for this.
DAV school had complained about unsafe ground.(HT Photo)
DAV school had complained about unsafe ground.(HT Photo)

Blame game in Sindri as child rights body steps in

Dhanbad | By Subhash Mishra
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 12:42 PM IST
NCPCR had on April 18 directed deputy commissioner of Dhanbad, A Dodde, to take action for the safety of Sindri DAV School students and inform to the commission within 20 days of receiving the letter.
During an inspection by the Supreme Court-appointed Slaughterhouse Monitoring Committee, the units were found to be operating without mandatory licences and under unhygienic conditions.(Hindustan Times)
During an inspection by the Supreme Court-appointed Slaughterhouse Monitoring Committee, the units were found to be operating without mandatory licences and under unhygienic conditions.(Hindustan Times)

9 minors rescued after raids on meat processing units

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 06:01 AM IST
During an inspection by the Supreme Court-appointed Slaughterhouse Monitoring Committee, the units were found to be operating without mandatory licences and under unhygienic conditions.
NCPCR wrote to the CBSE on Friday seeking exemption from the upcoming board examinations and to make alternative arrangements for the children of the CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack.(PTI file)
NCPCR wrote to the CBSE on Friday seeking exemption from the upcoming board examinations and to make alternative arrangements for the children of the CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack.(PTI file)

Board exams 2019: NCPCR asks CBSE for relaxation for children of slain CRPF jawans

PTI, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 08:04 PM IST
NCPCR wrote to the CBSE on Friday seeking exemption from the upcoming board examinations and to make alternative arrangements for the children of the CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack.
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)

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

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 07:58 AM IST
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.
Activists protest against recent incidents of rape in shelter homes of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, in Ahmadabad, India.(AP File Photo)
Activists protest against recent incidents of rape in shelter homes of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, in Ahmadabad, India.(AP File Photo)

New SOP lays probe norm for abuse at child shelters

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 11:25 PM IST
The government has tightened the norms for conducting inquiry into cases of escape, sexual abuse or death of any child living in child care homes
The Supreme Court said it was “helpless” as any direction to authorities would be called “judicial activism”.(HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court said it was “helpless” as any direction to authorities would be called “judicial activism”.(HT File Photo)

Child rights panel’s report on shelter homes frightening: Supreme Court

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 11:28 PM IST
Referring to the NCPCR‘s social audit report on shelter homes, a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur said that out of the 2,874 children homes, only 54 have received positive reviews from the body, set up under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.
Activists protest against recent incidents of sexual abuse in shelter homes of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, in Ahmedabad.(AP File Photo)
Activists protest against recent incidents of sexual abuse in shelter homes of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, in Ahmedabad.(AP File Photo)

UP, Bihar among states resisting audits at child care institutions: Official

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 04:37 PM IST
These details came to light after two horrific cases of alleged sexual abuse of girls at shelter homes were reported from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 08:31 AM IST
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.
A view of Apna Ghar in Rohtak.(HT File)
A view of Apna Ghar in Rohtak.(HT File)

How the Apna Ghar sexual abuse case unfolded

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 04:21 PM IST
Here’s the round-up of the Apna Ghar sexual abuse case:
Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi(HT file photo)
Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi(HT file photo)

Maneka Gandhi responds to online petition, forms panel to study male child sexual abuse

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 08:51 AM IST
Last year, filmmakers Insia Dariwala started an online petition, demanding authorities order an in-depth study on male child sexual abuse in India.
Delhi University students protest against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, New Delhi, April 16(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)
Delhi University students protest against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, New Delhi, April 16(Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times)

Let the Kathua rape victim be called by her name

By Krishna Kumar
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 07:05 PM IST
A Scheduled Tribe girl’s right to grow up with dignity and receive education has been violated. The least we can do now is to remember her by name rather than call her the eight-year old gang-rape victim of Kathua as the NCPCR desires
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