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19.96 lakh ghost beneficiaries identified at Assam Anganwadi centres: RTI reply

The Centre has asked all states to conduct headcount of all beneficiaries of Anganwadi centres.

22 Sep 2019 11:25 AM

WCD to propose enhanced punishment for sexual assault of male children

The Law Ministry has cleared proposal to amend POCSO Act, 2012, for enhancing punishment in cases of sexual assault against young boys.

22 Jul 2018 4:36 PM

Re-train cops to deal with sexual offences, writes Maneka Gandhi to state CMs

The letter also requires state governments to take action against police officers who obstruct investigation or collude with perpetrators.

19 Apr 2018 4:06 PM

Abandon wife, lose properties: Govt crackdown on 'absconding' NRIs

The MEA has written to the ministries of law and home to consider the proposed amendments in the CrPC pertaining to court summons.

13 Feb 2018 12:16 PM

Women and Child Development Ministry mulls lifting time bar on reporting child sexual abuse

The ministry will pursue the matter with the MHA as it has been receiving 'several complaints of incidents that happened many yrs ago".

12 Feb 2018 7:00 PM


Old systems hamper digital adoptions

The Cara and its parent ministry have been trying to ease the adoption process.

04 May 2017 6:27 AM

Govt hikes funds for women and children by 27 per cent

An allocation of Rs 22,095 crore has been made for the ministry of WCD.

02 Feb 2017 4:17 AM

Age Exclusive: Adoptions to get boost as fee for foreigners waived

Prospective adoptive parents earlier had to submit an investment plan and also invest a certain amount of money in the name of the child.

15 Jan 2017 12:38 AM

Child rights panel starved of funds by government

The documents show that out of the Rs 1,900 lakh allotted to the NCPCR, only Rs 912.99 lakh has been released by the government this year.

05 Jan 2017 1:35 AM