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Delhi govt told to furnish info on minors orphaned due to Covid-19

The court replied that the government is bound by its statement that steps are being taken and must comply with timelines.
Relatives mourn death of a loved one at a crematorium in Delhi. (HT Photos)
Relatives mourn death of a loved one at a crematorium in Delhi. (HT Photos)
Updated on Jun 04, 2021 04:11 AM IST
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By Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

9,346 kids orphaned by pandemic, SC told

HT on Monday reported that, as per NCPCR’s affidavit, between March 2020 and May 29, a total of 1,742 children became orphans while 140 were abandoned due to Covid; 7,464 children lost a parent.
This came to light as the Supreme Court heard the state and Union territory administrations in a suo motu petition on Tuesday and found differences in the data uploaded on the NCPCR website, Bal Swaraj.(HT File)
This came to light as the Supreme Court heard the state and Union territory administrations in a suo motu petition on Tuesday and found differences in the data uploaded on the NCPCR website, Bal Swaraj.(HT File)
Updated on Jun 02, 2021 03:54 AM IST
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By Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Madhya Pradesh govt announces free education for kids orphaned due to Covid-19

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also said that the state will grant loans to women, who want to work or start a business, on government guarantee.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that children who lost their parents to Covid will be provided free education.(HT file photo for representation)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that children who lost their parents to Covid will be provided free education.(HT file photo for representation)
Published on May 13, 2021 03:29 PM IST
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Reserve 1% seats for orphans: MU circular

The reservation would now be applicable for all undergraduate and postgraduate admissions conducted by the university’s colleges and departments.
The University of Mumbai (MU) on Friday issued a circular asking its affiliated departments and colleges to reserve one per cent of its seats for orphans.(HT File)
The University of Mumbai (MU) on Friday issued a circular asking its affiliated departments and colleges to reserve one per cent of its seats for orphans.(HT File)
Published on Jun 01, 2019 02:51 AM IST
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Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

Campaign for betterment of orphans, abandoned children launched in Pune

Protima Sharma and Smriti Gupta, adoptive mothers and certified adoption counsellors in Pune, have launched the ‘Where are India’s Children (WAIC) campaign’
(From left) Protima Sharma and Smriti Gupta discuss regarding their campaign page in Pune, on Tuesday.(Photo by Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
(From left) Protima Sharma and Smriti Gupta discuss regarding their campaign page in Pune, on Tuesday.(Photo by Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 03:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari

Baby elephants and orphans: How Melania Trump is spending her days in Africa

United States first lady Melania Trump’s focus on saving elephants seemed at odds with policies put forth by her husband Donald Trump. The Trump administration recently decided to again allow Americans to import body parts of African elephants shot for sport.
US first lady Melania Trump pets a baby elephant at Nairobi National Park in Kenya.(AP)
US first lady Melania Trump pets a baby elephant at Nairobi National Park in Kenya.(AP)
Updated on Oct 06, 2018 11:37 AM IST
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Nairobi (Kenya) | By Associated Press

State issues order to give orphans 1% reservation in government jobs and education

The orphans in the state can now avail reservation benefit for jobs and education.
The state women and child development department on Monday issued orders to implement one per cent reservation for orphans in government jobs and education. The orders come two months after the cabinet cleared the decision.(FILE)
The state women and child development department on Monday issued orders to implement one per cent reservation for orphans in government jobs and education. The orders come two months after the cabinet cleared the decision.(FILE)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 12:29 AM IST
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