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Child Labour
West Bengal  /  Published 25.11.20

Glare on child labour in Malda

Child labour is rampant at many of plastic crushing units that mushroomed at Sujapur near here in the past few years — a practice that came under lens following an explosion which killed six per...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Calcutta  /  Published 07.10.20

Children pushed from school to work

Many school-going children from underprivileged families who ideally would have been in school have not just dropped out but have taken up odd jobs during the Covid pandemic, said those working with s...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.08.20

Lockdown: Bihar girl pulls rickshaw

The lockdown has robbed many of their jobs. But it has landed Nandini Kumari of Sasaram city with one — pulling rickshaws. It should be illegal under child labour laws for Nandini to do any kin...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.07.20

Diana Award for brave child rescuer

Freed from the shackles of child labour in 2010, a tribal man from Jharkhand’s Giridih went on to win the prestigious 2020 Diana Award in recognition of his efforts to bring positive and sustain...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 26.12.18

Voices many against child labour

To raise voice against child labour, over 300 school-going slumkids and youths, under the banner of city-based social outfit Adarsh Seva Sansthan, took part in a three-day awareness drive, which kicke...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

North East  /  Published 26.12.18

Need a garbage collector? Call Tinsukia minor

A 12-year-old boy has been hired at Rs 1,500 per month for door-to-door garbage collection by a NGO in partnership with the Tinsukia Municipal Board in various wards here.“I am 12 and I come with a ...
By Rishu Kalantri in Tinsukia

Opinion  /  Published 09.05.19

Our responsibility beyond our own family

I was sitting on the train from Howrah to Bolpur, dozing. Until my eyes caught the sight of a boy of maybe ten who crawled along the aisle as he was sweeping scraps of paper and other garbage. Then th...
By Martin Kämpchen in

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.19

Focusing on children in anti-trafficking efforts

The 2019 report on global trafficking produced by the state department of the United States of America is expectedly tepid in its account of India’s success in controlling the crime. It does acknowl...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 05.05.19

Gadchiroli attack: We need action, not speeches

Well playedSir — The Delhi Capitals and the Kolkata Knight Riders must be lauded for winning their respective matches against the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Mumbai Indians. Delhi’s win ha...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.19

Grim tales in child rights report

Physical punishment in schools, unclean toilets, inappropriate touch and not getting three meals at home every day — these are some of the truths that a survey across eight districts of Bengal has r...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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