Calcutta  /  Published 09.10.20

Harder to stop child marriages

The prevention of child marriages has taken a hit during the pandemic. Teachers in the districts now don’t get to know if a girl has been married off as schools are closed. Earlier, they used t...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.09.20

BJP pradhan held for marrying underage girl

Police on Tuesday arrested the head of a BJP-ruled gram panchayat in Nadia’s Bhimpur for allegedly marrying a 16-year-old schoolgirl. Adyanath Sarkar, 38, a prominent face of BJP’s youth ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar

Opinion  /  Published 25.09.20

Private affair: Legal intimation of marriage

Times have changed since the enactment of the Special Marriage Act, 1954, which aimed to transcend the barriers of caste and religion in order to give Indians substantive rights when it came to choosi...
By The Editorial Board in

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 in

Opinion  /  Published 23.08.20

And other demons

By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 20.08.20

Unsuitable match: Age of marriage review for women

Sir — On the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day, the prime minister, Narendra Modi, had indicated that the government is mulling an upward revision of the legal age of marriage for ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 20.08.20

First date: Age of marriage for women

On Independence Day, the prime minister suggested that the government may review the legal age of marriage for women to raise it from 18 to 21, on par with that of men. Data regarding age of motherhoo...
By The Editorial Board in

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.08.20

Now register marriage online in coal capital

If banking and food ordering can be made online, why not marriage registration, and taking this thought forward the Dhanbad Municipal Corporation (DMC) has kicked off online marriage registration thro...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad


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