Child Marriage
West Bengal  /  Published 30.11.21

Padma winner stops child marriage

Social worker Kamali Soren, who received the Padma Shri this year, went to Habibpur in Malda district to stop the wedding of an underage girl on Sunday evening. She also assured the girl’s pare...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.21

Marital woes

The prevalence of child marriage in India lays bare the twin failures of the State. The first is a low score on the Human Development Index. Pervasive child marriage leads to a high school drop-out ra...
By Sudip Chakraborty

India  /  Published 01.10.21

Over 350 crimes against kids each day in India

A total of 1,28,531 crimes against children were recorded in India last year, implying that an average of 350 such cases were reported each day during the pandemic, according to an NGO's analysis ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 26.09.21

Schoolgirl rescued from wedding altar

A 16-year-old girl who was being forced into marriage was rescued by police moments before the rituals were to begin in North 24-Parganas’ Taki on Friday. The girl had cleared her Madhyamik exa...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.09.21

Women hit hardest by pandemic

Women have been hit hardest by the pandemic. On the one hand, the female labour participation rate in India fell to 16.1 per cent in 2020, the lowest among major economies. On the other hand, there wa...
By The Editorial Board


News  /  Published 10.09.21

Bride rescue reveals tip of child marriage iceberg

The pandemic-scarred world is limping back to normal but the girls in the house continue to be pawns in some places. Over 100 child marriages have been foiled in two districts of Bengal — North...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

India  /  Published 14.08.21

Social media being used to prey on girls

With her school closed for over a year and little to do at home, 15-year-old Shahida (name changed) started spending more time on social media. Soon, the teenager was in a relationship with a 24-year...
By Uzmi Athar in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 13.08.21

Social cost of schools shut: teen weddings

The continued closure of schools amid the pandemic-induced lockdown has resulted in dropouts and at least 500 instances of underage girls being married off in the twin Midnapores this year. Reports o...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

Calcutta  /  Published 05.08.21

Rescue from wedding venue

A 16-year-old girl, a student of Class XI, was rescued from her aunt's house in Budge Budge hours before she was to be married off on Tuesday evening. A team of officers from Maheshtala police st...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.21

Weddings of two minor girls foiled

Officers of Siliguri metropolitan police and Alipurduar police foiled marriages of two minor girls in Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar districts on Thursday. Sources said the officers at Ambari police outpo...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri/Alipurduar


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