Education  /  Published 12.10.21

Something to do

Two Stanford [University] students, tasked with a final for an economics class, made a dating questionnaire that aimed to illuminate the factors governing the romantic market. They playfully called it...
By Sandra E. Garcia

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

India  /  Published 12.09.21

Kerala: Inter-community marriage shield

Kerala High Court has come to the aid of Catholic members of the Knanaya community who risked expulsion from their Church if they married outside the community, ruling “social values and morals ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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 10.09.21

HC allows online marriage registration

Delhi High Court on Thursday said the requirement of personal appearance before the authority concerned for registration of marriage would include appearance through videoconferencing. Justice Rekha ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.08.21

Gujarat HC: Stay on interfaith marriage rules

The Gujarat High Court on Thursday put a stay on the operation of some sections related to interfaith marriages of the state's new anti-conversion law. A division bench comprising Chief Justice V...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Ahmedabad

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)


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