Opinion  /  Published 12.04.20

Other germs

Staying at home during a highly contagious global pandemic can save a number of lives. But what about the lives that such confinement will inevitably endanger? This has been a growing concern ever sin...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 19.09.18

Good touch and bad touch mission, on skates

Rana Uppalapati can read from expressions whether a child had ever faced abuse.He has, the 37-year-old entrepreneur says, has been through it himself. So he has set out on a three-month-long mission t...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

West Bengal  /  Published 31.10.18

Norms to curb child abuse before Calcutta high court

A writ petition filed by the father of a four-year-old who had been sexually assaulted in school has led to a high court-appointed committee framing a comprehensive set of guidelines to deal with chil...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

India  /  Published 09.01.20

Rapid rape-trial drive

The Union law ministry on Thursday announced plans for 1,023 fast-track courts in the country to try cases of rape and sexual abuse of children.Of these, 216 have been set up over the past two months,...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

World  /  Published 13.03.19

Cardinal sent to prison for abusing 2 choirboys

The most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse was sentenced on Wednesday to six years in prison for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral in a crime the judge said showed 'stagger...
By AP in Melbourne


Opinion  /  Published 04.03.20

POCSO convictions: Time to plug gaps

According to data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau, 39,827 cases were reported under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act in 2018, an 18 per cent jump over the previous yea...
By Hanif Qureshi and R. Rochin Chandra

Books  /  Published 26.04.19

Grim tales: Rape and violence against women in India

No nation for women By Priyanka Dubey, Simon & Schuster, Rs 399...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

India  /  Published 02.06.20

'30 forms of abuse part of disciplining efforts in Indian households'

At least 30 different forms of physical and verbal abuse are reported as part of disciplining efforts by Indian households, according to a new study by UNICEF conducted in five states.The study 'Paren...
By PTI in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.06.20

Bodies of mother, 3 children found floating in well

A day after a woman allegedly set herself on fire along with her three children in Giridih, the bodies of a 30-year-old mother and her three daughters were fished out from a farmland well at Manjhne u...
By Our Correspondent in Giridih

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.11.19

Torture FIR on husband

A 37-year-old woman on Thursday lodged an FIR at Birsanagar police station against her husband for allegedly assaulting her at their house in Calcutta.Prabha Kasireddy Singh, an architect by professio...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur


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