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Teenager’s ordeal: Brother, high on drugs, raped her last year

In her statement to the police, the Class 9 student said she was sexually exploited by her brother, the sole earning member of the family, in December 2019.
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 10:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Chandigarh’s child rights body without chairman for over a month

A former member of the commission has written to UT administrator, saying that the appointment of a chairperson to make the child rights commission ‘fully operational’ is long overdue
Due to reverse migration in the wake of the Covid outbreak, several children will drop out from Chandigarh’s schools, says a former member of the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Due to reverse migration in the wake of the Covid outbreak, several children will drop out from Chandigarh’s schools, says a former member of the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 01:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | BySrishti Jaswal, Chandigarh

Anganwadi running in public toilet for 14 years in Mohali

There are at least 15 children, aged between six months and six years, who visit the anganwadi daily.
The defunct public toilet that has been converted into an anganwadi in Sohana village.(GURMINDER SINGH/HT)
The defunct public toilet that has been converted into an anganwadi in Sohana village.(GURMINDER SINGH/HT)
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 12:22 AM IST
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Former inmate of Muzaffarpur shelter home raped in moving car: Bihar police

Bettiah town station house officer Shashi Bhushan Thakur said that the woman was admitted to a government medical college on Saturday evening and a medical examination was conducted on Sunday.
Four men allegedly raped a woman, who had been an inmate of the infamous Muzaffarpur shelter home that hit the headlines in 2018(Representative Image)
Four men allegedly raped a woman, who had been an inmate of the infamous Muzaffarpur shelter home that hit the headlines in 2018(Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 07:28 AM IST
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APSC Recruitment 2019: Apply for CDP officer post before September 9

Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) has invited applications for the post of child development project officer and allied cadres. The recruitment will be done under social welfare department, Assam.
APSC recruitment 2019(HT file)
APSC recruitment 2019(HT file)
Published on Sep 06, 2019 04:08 PM IST
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Children of 574 schools of social welfare department yet to get free uniforms

Over 60,000 students enrolled in 574 schools run by UP social welfare department have not received free school uniforms that they are entitled to till date. This is owing to the failure of the state government to release budget for the same, teachers of these schools concede.
Representative(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Representative(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 02, 2019 10:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By, Prayagraj

Suspense over competent authority delays courts for the specially abled

While the Supreme Court had, in 2018, said that the L-G was bound by the aid and advice of the elected government in most matters, the L-G still has control over public order, land and police.
The state commissioner for persons with disabilities, a quasi-judicial body, had ordered the Delhi government to set up the courts in all 11 districts, as mandated under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The state commissioner for persons with disabilities, a quasi-judicial body, had ordered the Delhi government to set up the courts in all 11 districts, as mandated under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 01:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Dey

Yediyurappa: 10 points about BJP’s mascot in the south

Yediyurappa’s janmabhoomi is Bookankere, a small farming village in Mandya district, but his karmabhoomi is Shivmogga, where he landed in 1965 to work for the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS).
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.(PTI Photo)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 09:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu

After Centre’s rebuff on OBC inclusion, oppn builds pressure on UP govt

Hectic activity was witnessed at the chief minister’s office and social welfare department after union minister for social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot on Tuesday rebuffed the Uttar Pradesh government for its decision to include 17 OBC sub-castes in the SC list calling it “inappropriate and unconstitutional”.
“The UP government has already ordered that 17 sub-castes be included in the SC list but the Centre has declared the move unconstitutional which means they aren’t in SC list now. The government must break its silence.”
“The UP government has already ordered that 17 sub-castes be included in the SC list but the Centre has declared the move unconstitutional which means they aren’t in SC list now. The government must break its silence.”
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 05:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

In Bihar, abandoning elderly parents will land children in jail

The cases against the wards will be registered under the non-bail able section in Bihar after receiving complaints from the elderly parents.
The proposal of Bihar social welfare department has provisions for punishments which could go up to imprisonment if wards do not look after their parents properly in their old ages.(HT Photo)
The proposal of Bihar social welfare department has provisions for punishments which could go up to imprisonment if wards do not look after their parents properly in their old ages.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2019 09:10 AM IST
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Depts asked to check posts for the disabled

The policy pertaining to each such job has to be published in the department’s website, senior government officials said on Thursday.
Gautam’s office said that the circular to the effect will be issued by the end of this week.(HT Photo)
Gautam’s office said that the circular to the effect will be issued by the end of this week.(HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2019 05:11 AM IST
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Hindustan times, New Delhi | ByAbhishek Dey

8 held after 4 remand home inmates escape in Nalanda

Home guard jawans Raj Kumar, Rajaram Prasad, Binod Ravidas, Sunder Lal and Prem Kant Kumar, who were on duty at the time of the inmates’ escape, have been arrested for negligence of duty and are in police custody.
A senior official of the social welfare department said the authorities had decided to hold a departmental enquiry into the repeated incidents of escape of inmates from remand homes in Bihar.(AFP File Photo)
A senior official of the social welfare department said the authorities had decided to hold a departmental enquiry into the repeated incidents of escape of inmates from remand homes in Bihar.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2019 01:40 AM IST
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Digitise document verification for alumni abroad: Mumbai University senate members

According to members, belonging to the Yuva Sena, an online system will make the verification process faster, cheaper and more convenient for the students. With the digital transcription system in place, the students will be able to finish the process within a week and will no longer have to run around to get their work done.
According to a university official, between 80 and 100 students apply for transcripts every day.(Hindustan Times)
According to a university official, between 80 and 100 students apply for transcripts every day.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 10:03 AM IST
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In rejection of forest rights claims, duplications cited

The Supreme Court, while hearing an 11-year-old public interest case by wildlife activists challenging the FRA, has sought information on the process followed by states for rejection or recognition of claims in detailed affidavits.
State governments have attributed the high rate of rejection of forest rights claims largely to duplication of claims — either by one forest dweller making multiple claims or persons from the same family making separate claims.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT File Photo)
State governments have attributed the high rate of rejection of forest rights claims largely to duplication of claims — either by one forest dweller making multiple claims or persons from the same family making separate claims.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 06, 2019 11:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Bihar to seek top court directive on whether to shift shelter home girls

Seven inmates fled the Children’s Home for Girls, Nazareth Hospital, located in Patna’s Mokama neighbourhood and were found and brought back to the shelter last week.
An eye witness shows the spot where a girl was allegedly beaten and killed by a staff member at a state-funded shelter home, in Muzaffarpur district.(PTI)
An eye witness shows the spot where a girl was allegedly beaten and killed by a staff member at a state-funded shelter home, in Muzaffarpur district.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 01, 2019 10:35 PM IST
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Bihar to seek top court directive on whether to shift shelter home girls

Bihar plans to ask the Supreme Court (SC) whether it should to keep the sexually abused inmates of a Muzaffarpur women’s shelter at the temporary homes to which they have been shifted.
Bihar plans to ask the Supreme Court (SC) whether it should to keep the sexually abused inmates of a Muzaffarpur women’s shelter at the temporary homes to which they have been shifted.(HT PHOTO)
Bihar plans to ask the Supreme Court (SC) whether it should to keep the sexually abused inmates of a Muzaffarpur women’s shelter at the temporary homes to which they have been shifted.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 01, 2019 10:34 PM IST
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Karnataka tribal communities allege false rejection of claims under FRA

The Siddis, an ethnic group in Uttara Kannada, filed over 2,300 claims of residence but nearly half were rejected.
Siddi tribe members show their fingers marked with indelible ink during a voting awareness campaign ahead of Karnataka Assembly elections in Bengaluru last year.(PTI File Photo)
Siddi tribe members show their fingers marked with indelible ink during a voting awareness campaign ahead of Karnataka Assembly elections in Bengaluru last year.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 01:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | BySibi Arasu

Police map area of island where US man was killed, spot Sentinels

During their visit to the island’s surroundings on Friday, investigators also spotted four or five North Sentinel islanders moving in the area from a distance of about 500 meters (1,600 feet) from a boat and studied their behavior for several hours, said Dependra Pathak, the director-general of police of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where North Sentinel is located.
Authorities have been struggling to figure out how to recover the body of 26-year-old John Allen Chau, who was killed by North Sentinel islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach.(REUTERS)
Authorities have been struggling to figure out how to recover the body of 26-year-old John Allen Chau, who was killed by North Sentinel islanders who apparently shot him with arrows and then buried his body on the beach.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 08:33 PM IST
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Karnataka inks MoU with 30 firms to launch employment scheme

The Karnataka government on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 30 retail companies, as part of its Samruddhi scheme, to provide self-employment opportunities for around 25,000 beneficiaries from the scheduled caste and scheduled tribe communities.
Karnataka social welfare minister Priyank Kharge said entrepreneurship potential in villages and small towns is huge and youth lack access and support.(Twitter/@PriyankKharge)
Karnataka social welfare minister Priyank Kharge said entrepreneurship potential in villages and small towns is huge and youth lack access and support.(Twitter/@PriyankKharge)
Updated on Oct 30, 2018 05:16 PM IST
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UP: As cases pile up, govt depts fail to meet deadlines for filing counter affidavits

The state government’s move to expedite disposal of pending cases by filing counter affidavits has apparently failed to deliver desired results as the departments concerned have not been able to clear the backlog even as fresh cases continue to pile up.
As more cases piled up due to delay in filing of counter affidavits in some of the departments even after the deadline, the state government has now asked them to take a serious note of the issue and clear the backlog by October 31.(Representative image)
As more cases piled up due to delay in filing of counter affidavits in some of the departments even after the deadline, the state government has now asked them to take a serious note of the issue and clear the backlog by October 31.(Representative image)
Published on Oct 24, 2018 03:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Pune’s Sinhgad technical education society assures to clear dues to 427 ex-staff members

STES teaching and non-teaching staff have been through a rough journey for almost a year fighting with the college management for salaries, which have been pending for more than 16 months. 
The management of Sinhgad technical education society on August 21 had issued cheques worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>11 crore to former employees.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The management of Sinhgad technical education society on August 21 had issued cheques worth 11 crore to former employees.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 24, 2018 03:04 PM IST
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Court sends four accused to CBI custody in Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal case

Special POCSO judge RP Tiwari passed the order after the four accused — Rosy Rani, Guddu, Vijay and Santosh — were produced at his residence by the CBI which had arrested all of them a day ago.
Brajesh Thakur (pictured), who headed the NGO that ran the shelter home, is the prime accused in the scandal(AFP/File Photo)
Brajesh Thakur (pictured), who headed the NGO that ran the shelter home, is the prime accused in the scandal(AFP/File Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2018 11:59 PM IST
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State sanctions 7.97 crore compensation for victims of Bhima Koregaon riots

The order states that the district collector of Pune sent a proposal seeking approval for compensation estimated to be worth 7,97,90,670 to the state government, after the panchnama and other formalities were completed by the administration.
Police personnel at the Bhima Koregaon Vijay Stambh, after the violence, in Pune on January 2, 2018.(HT File Photo)
Police personnel at the Bhima Koregaon Vijay Stambh, after the violence, in Pune on January 2, 2018.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 02:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

Delhi cabinet okays relief to HIV patients, special needs pensioners

The financial assistance given to HIV/AIDS patients will be doubled and age restriction on pension to individuals with special needs will be removed, the Delhi cabinet decided on Tuesday.
Delhi assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Tuesday asked urban development minister Satyendar Jain (pictured) to submit “in writing” detailed comments about his discussions with officers from urban development department who had allegedly not furnished replies to questions pertaining to the municipal corporations.(HT/File Photo)
Delhi assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Tuesday asked urban development minister Satyendar Jain (pictured) to submit “in writing” detailed comments about his discussions with officers from urban development department who had allegedly not furnished replies to questions pertaining to the municipal corporations.(HT/File Photo)
Published on Aug 08, 2018 03:23 AM IST
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Rape accused won’t be spared: Nitish Kumar on Muzaffarpur shelter abuse

A day after the Opposition gunned for Nitish Kumar’s resignation over the Muzaffarpur shelter home abuse scandal during a dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, the Bihar chief minister said all those involved in the incident would not be spared.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said all the culprits will be put behind bars.(PTI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said all the culprits will be put behind bars.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 06, 2018 12:14 AM IST
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Red flags were raised, and ignored, in Muzaffarpur shelter rapes case

In November last year, Bihar child rights panel submitted a report to the district magistrate and social welfare department recommending immediate shifting of girls from there and making proper arrangements for them.
Thje site where a rape victim was allegedly buried at a government-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur.(PTI)
Thje site where a rape victim was allegedly buried at a government-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 02, 2018 01:27 PM IST
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14-year-old girl murdered, buried in backyard of Muzaffarpur short stay home, reveal rescued inmates

At least 2–3 inmates told a judicial magistrate that officials of the NGO that was engaged by the welfare department to run the short-stay home, had killed the girl as she had resisted attempts of sexual assault, police sources said.
A short stay home in Muzaffarpur.(HT Photo)
A short stay home in Muzaffarpur.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2018 07:32 PM IST
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Inter-caste marriages still a taboo in Bihar’s caste driven society

Fear of social ostracisation is one factor that restrains couples in Bihar going for inter-caste marriage to take monetary assistance from the government.
Invariably, the low rate of inter-caste marriage in the state is indicative of how the society at large transcending economic status of people is still protective of its caste identity(Representative Image/AFP)
Invariably, the low rate of inter-caste marriage in the state is indicative of how the society at large transcending economic status of people is still protective of its caste identity(Representative Image/AFP)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 01:19 PM IST
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Give undertaking that official cars are not used for personal work: Delhi govt to officers

The government asked all officers to send the undertaking to the accounts branch by 20th of every month that the official vehicles are used only for the official work.
The government observed that a few officers of the social welfare department were using the official vehicles for commuting from office to their residence and vice-versa, but were also claiming the transport allowance.(File Photo)
The government observed that a few officers of the social welfare department were using the official vehicles for commuting from office to their residence and vice-versa, but were also claiming the transport allowance.(File Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2018 11:14 AM IST
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High court pulls up state government over scholarship money in Sinhgad Institutes case

Until, the process is streamlined and the loopholes are filled, the court directed the social welfare department not to deposit any scholarship money into the students’ accounts under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme.
The Bombay high court criticised the state government’s social welfare department for jeopardising the careers of young students on Monday. Photo used for representational purpose only.(HT PHOTO)
The Bombay high court criticised the state government’s social welfare department for jeopardising the careers of young students on Monday. Photo used for representational purpose only.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 06:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByAnanya Barua
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