World  /  Published 02.04.22

Herat: Kids die in explosion

A group of children was playing in a field in Herat when two bombs went off. In a separate incident in southern Afghanistan, at least five children were killed when they found an unexploded shell. Se...
By Deutsche Welle

News  /  Published 01.04.22

Rights workshops for Kolkata school students

The state commission for the protection of child rights is holding sessions in schools to teach students about their rights, child marriage, elopement and various aspects of Pocso (Protection of Child...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

Health  /  Published 23.03.22

Safeguards for the toddler

Today, families live in apartments, rented houses or old ancestral homes. Irrespective of which, as adults, we tend to underestimate children’s curiosity, thinking, penchant for exploration, fal...
By Dr Gita Mathai

World  /  Published 20.03.22

All eyes on Kyiv

The city of Kyiv covers 840 square kilometres and is divided by a broad river. It has about 500,000 structures — factories, ornate churches and high-rise apartments — many on narrow, windi...
By Andrew E. Kramer in Kyiv

News  /  Published 19.03.22

West Bengal to begin vaccination drive for children aged 12-14 years from March 21

Separate vaccination centres on school premises will be established in keeping with all safety norms to cover children under the inoculation drive...


India  /  Published 16.03.22

Date of birth spelt out for kids’ jabs

The Union health ministry on Tuesday asked states to ensure that Covid-19 vaccines are administered only to those children who have attained the age of 12 years on the date of vaccination. “The...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.03.22

Covid jabs for 12-15 age group from March 16

Children aged between 12 and 15 will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccination and everyone 60 years or older may receive booster doses from March 16, the Union health ministry announced on Monday. The Co...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Culture  /  Published 13.03.22

Once upon a rhyme

Mou Maiti, 8, Ariadaha For someone who has barely been outside Ariadaha in the northern fringes of Greater Calcutta, forget West Bengal, eight-year-old Mou Maiti speaks fluent Hindi. According to her...
By Paromita Sen

India  /  Published 13.03.22

Fire in shanties kills 7 people

Seven people, including three children, were killed in a blaze that ravaged through the shanties in northeast Delhi in the early hours of Saturday. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a compensa...
By PTI in New Delhi

Events  /  Published 12.03.22

Children’s pavilion as popular as ever at Kolkata book fair

Adhir Biswas: Writer of umpteen novels and stories in Bengali, Adhir Biswas’ titles include Urojahaj (2011) and Last Boy (2019). “Children’s books should be simple. They should open ...
By Shayeree Ghosh


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