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Maneka supports MP CM’s decision against eggs in school food

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has found a powerful supporter in his decision against eggs. Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi  has come out in support of

Cradle of hope

An NGO called ‘Palna’ has been cradling abandoned, destitute, physically or mentally challenged children for decades. Set up in 1978, the NGO is run by the Delhi council for child welfa

Private schools reluctant to admit EWS children under RTE Act

Even after six years of implementation of the right to education (RTE) Act, children from economically weaker section are still struggling to find their seats in schools. RTE Section

A lesson for Indian politicians from an unusual kids` parliament

Ili, 14, is out on the street busy canvassing for her 10-year old friend Naila Ayaz, who is a candidate for a unique children’s parliament. Just like seasoned politicians, they make promises

Here’s why world will be difficult for children by 2030

About 69 million children (under five) will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million children would have been married off by 2030. The UNICEF i

‘Political will can make RTE a reality’

Kiran Bhatty is the national coordinator of the Right to Education Act with National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). She has worked in the field of education for several year

Drug Abuse: Childhood lost in fumes

Delhi has approximately 70,000 homeless children, more than any other Indian city. These children, on an average, are slightly over 12 years old. The lowest estimate of drug addiction among them is

The light in the shadow

Running up and down, chasing each other, full of life and energy, these children are all smiles.They cheerfully greet outsiders, talking to them and showing them around.

Aadhaar for mid day meal criticised

 The HRD ministry has declared that children studying in government schools can receive mid day mea

What’s bad is better than what’s at home

Food is ready to be served on a plastic sheet laid on the floor. Children and mothers (pregnant and lactating) eagerly wait to get something down in their bellies. But before that begins, anganwadi

Stories you must read over the weekend

  The nutrition crisis continues to stare at us, despite the fact that India is the fastest growing large economy today. In running after GDP growth, the human development index

The shot just got smarter

A long queue of women, infants in their arms, extends outside the immunisation room at the community health centre (CHC) in Bhangel village, Noida, a pink double-storey building beside a

Whose womb is it anyway?

In the nine years of my career here, I have not seen a single instance of a couple bringing along a relative who will bear their child as a surrogate mother,” says Inderpreet Kaur, he

NHRC notice to Jharkhand over abduction of 1,000 kids

The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Jharkhand government and sought a report over 1,000 children being reportedly abducted and recruited by Maoists over the past few y

Education helps prevent child marriage

 The Right to Education Act has not only ensured primary education for children, but also helped to empower them. The modern children are no more the ready recipient of the cultural imposition

Must empower trafficking victims: Fadnavis

 Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that human trafficking is a crime against humanity and “the victims lose their dignity and die every day”.  Sp

Gorakhpur deaths: NHRC notice to UP government

 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government following the death of several children in the BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur. The commission h

52 kids die at Jharkhand hospital, NHRC issues notice

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Jharkhand government after 52 children died at a hospital over a period of 30 days.   The deaths

Only licenced shops to sell tobacco products

 Tobacco products will now be sold through shops that hold a licence. Ministry of health and family welfare has separated the sale of tobacco products from shops that sell non- tobac

Air pollution can damage children’s brains: Unicef report

Air pollution potentially affects children’s brains, according to a new Unicef report which also points out that the majority of children at risk are in South Asia. The

Data on out-of-home-care children missing in South Asia

An estimated 43 million children, out of 153 million globally, who have lost one or both parents, live in South Asia. The region is prone to natural disasters and conflict, making the children extr

The state of Indian education

In India, 50 percent of all boys in the age group 14 to 16 can correctly solve a division problem as compared to 44 percent of all girls, reveals the 13th ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) (

Not enough for the kids

The nation is virtually in election mode, and political parties are busy thinking up campaign strategies. But have MPs been making a mark in their constituencies? A study of malnutrition indicators

The spark in the classroom

Not many children dream of starting an idyllic school of their own when they grow up. But Ramji Raghavan, founder of the

Expanding Eureka!

Abright yellow van with figures of children playing with a whirligig, a Newton’s cradle, a magnetic compass rolls into the Government Higher Primary School in Kittaganahalli, on the outskirts



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