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Child Rights
West Bengal  /  Published 20.08.19

Lessons for Calcutta schools on mental health

Schools must train teachers to identify children who show signs of stress and anxiety in class, the state child rights protection agency has said.Parents, too, have been asked to inform the school if ...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.02.19

Badminton a gamechanger

A train ride to Delhi and an interaction with Prakash Padukone — badminton has spelt wish-fulfilment and empowerment for two 12-year-olds from a redlight area.The duo from Munshigunj, Kidderpore, a...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

India  /  Published 23.01.20

Defence of kids’ right to protest

Citing Indian mythology, present law and UN conventions, child rights activists have questioned the decision of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to ask police to take nec...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 27.11.18

For fun times at police station

Juvenile Justice Act is a progressive legislation which provides for proper care, treatment, development and rehabilitation of the most vulnerable children of our society, that is children in conflict...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.03.20

Focus on children of a lesser god

Right to education is ensured by law but providing effective education to about 8 crore migrant children of the country continues to be a challenge.This issue dominated an interstate convergence meet ...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

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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

West Bengal  /  Published 25.02.20

Call for drop in age of consent

The age of consent should be lowered to 16 from 18, the “existence of adolescent sexuality” recognised and consensual sexual acts decriminalised, the state panel for child rights has recommended.T...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.11.18

Trafficked girl back from dead in Jharkhand

A tribal Oraon girl, who was trafficked from Lapung in the capital district last year in July to Delhi and was thought to have been murdered this May, has returned home alive and well. The girl has be...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.19

Lockers in schools to lighten bag burden in Bengal

The Bengal government aims to lighten the burden of heavy school bags on children by arranging lockers for students from Nursery till Class VIII in 122 state-funded institutions. “Students can leave...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta


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