Child Rights
North East  /  Published 12.11.19

App to report child rights violation

The Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights will launch an app on Children’s Day to enable users to lodge complaints on child rights violation.The app, called Sishu Suraksha, will be l...
By Debananda Medak in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.12.18

Jharkhand sees troubling trend of babies in dump

Abandoned infants are being found, dead or alive, with alarming regularity in the Jharkhand capital and child protection officials don’t seem to know how to stem the disturbing pattern.Between June ...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.12.18

Toddler dies, welfare babus unfazed

The 20-month-old toddler caught in a child swap in a series of events following the baby sale racket at a Missionaries of Charity-run shelter has died, showing Jharkhand State Commission for Protectio...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 05.02.20

Lockers in state-funded schools to take load off bags

State-run schools have started installing lockers for students of Nursery to Class XII to lighten the burden of school bags.Students can leave their text books and exercise books in their lockers from...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.02.20

Schools discuss way out of gender bias

A girl draws an alpana and a boy plays football. A girl runs, but a boy comes first.Teachers from several schools met on Monday to discuss gender stereotypes common in the classroom and that they are ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 26.06.19

Child rights panel letter to GD Birla

The state child rights commission has written to GD Birla Centre for Education seeking to know whether female attendants were present outside the washroom where Class X student Krittika Paul was found...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 11.02.19

Criminal apathy in shelter homes for children

A distinctive marker of Indian culture is its barely-concealed ill-treatment of children. Their safety and well-being are so low on the list of priorities for State and society that the highest court ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.19

Modern hysterectomy, primitive poverty

After all, it is not genital mutilation. Or vagina sealing. Those are some of the agonizing traditional rituals for girls in various countries intended to make them attractive to men and sexually fait...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 05.09.19

State wants ICSE schools to come clean on syllabi

All ICSE schools in Bengal will be asked to clarify whether their syllabi for classes I to VIII conform to that of the National Education Council, a school education department official said.The notif...
By Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.19

How climate change is impacting the Sunderbans

This is a story of how data can bring to you a significant trend and yet tempt you into erroneous conclusions. Boys are dropping out of schools in the Sunderbans in distinct numbers. Girls are staying...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya


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