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Child Marriage
India  /  Published 23.09.20

Football: tackle child marriage

Pancholi said football had turned out to be a “great strategy”, highlighting the success of convincing the girls’ families to let them take part in week-long camps. “I want th...
By Reuters in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 27.08.20

Time to marry: Proposal and lessons of Covid-19

In late June, a 15-year-old girl from East Midnapore in West Bengal alerted a non-governmental organization about her impending marriage. It had been arranged by her father who had lost his income bec...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

Calcutta  /  Published 17.08.20

Children should be able to live freely

Independence is not just about hoisting the national flag. It should also mean an ability to think independently without fear, said those working with children. Children should be free from abuse, ch...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.06.20

HC raps child marriages

A Calcutta High Court division bench on Saturday expressed concern over the “alarming rise” in child marriages in Bengal during the Covid-19-induced lockdown.Justice Harish Tandon and Justice Soum...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.06.20

Teen defies lockdown, poverty, marriage

A mason in East Midnapore’s Egra, reduced to poverty by the Covid-induced lockdown, agreed to get his 15-year-old daughter married off, but he was in for a surprise. His daughter, a Madhyamik e...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

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Opinion  /  Published 03.02.19

Climate change short lesson for Donald Trump

Haste makes wasteSir — The editorial, “Misadventures” (Jan 29), was thought-provoking. Arun Jaitley should stay out of the matters of the Central Bureau of Investigation. Jaitley was apparently ...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.20

Untimely disasters: Child rights during Covid-19 and Amphan

It is a mark of the State’s failure that any crisis can push a huge segment of the population to the edge of desperation. In West Bengal, the lockdown because of the pandemic was bad enough; Amphan ...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 30.01.20

Officials foil teen marriage

Officers of district Childline along with Hojai police, acting on a complaint lodged on 1098, the helpline for children, foiled the marriage of a 17-year-old girl on Thursday afternoon.According to re...
By Nikhil Kumar Mundra in Hojai

North East  /  Published 19.03.20

BRIEFS: Two injured in leopard attack

Two men were injured in a leopard attack on Wednesday afternoon in Balimora tea estate under Naharkatia police station in Dibrugarh district. They have been identified as Jiten Gowala, resident of Bal...
By The Telegraph in Duliajan

North East  /  Published 20.02.20

Police stop child marriages in Tinsukia

Two child marriages were prevented with the help of Childline in Tinsukia district of Assam.The grooms and their relatives were taken to Tinsukia Sadar police station for interrogation. “We have bro...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma


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