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

Entertainment  /  Published 20.07.20

A guilty pleasure

Indian Matchmaking, a documentary-style reality show on Netflix, has caught the attention of cringe-hungry millennials who spiralled between extreme discomfort of fearful relatability and “what ...
By Shrestha Saha in

India  /  Published 06.07.20

Odisha groom held for flouting rules

A groom and his immediate relatives were arrested on Saturday for violating the norms of social distancing during his marriage procession in southern Odisha’s Berhampur. The groom, with no face...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 29.06.20

HC raps child marriages

A Calcutta High Court division bench on Saturday expressed concern over the “alarming rise” in child marriages in Bengal during the Covid-19-induced lockdown.Justice Harish Tandon and Justice Soum...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.06.20

Teen defies lockdown, poverty, marriage

A mason in East Midnapore’s Egra, reduced to poverty by the Covid-induced lockdown, agreed to get his 15-year-old daughter married off, but he was in for a surprise. His daughter, a Madhyamik e...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Tamluk(EastMidnapore)

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 in

Books  /  Published 14.06.20

What’s the ‘Shaadi Story’ going to be?

Indian weddings — from significance of rituals to flamboyance — was the topic of conversation at an edition of An Authors Afternoon hosted by Prabha Khaitan Foundation on Zoom app. The two people ...
By Shrestha Saha in

Calcutta  /  Published 13.06.20

Spike in child marriages in lockdown

A social worker The Telegraph called on Saturday morning for details on a child marriage that had been averted in Basanti block of the Sunderbans could not speak for more than a few seconds.“So...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.06.20

'Safe' wedding rocks Dhanbad

Abhishek Mishra, a vocalist of Indian Idol (2007) fame from Dhanbad, performed the roles of driver, singer and dancer, on his wedding day, to demonstrate the importance of social-distancing and eco-fr...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

North East  /  Published 19.05.20

3 child marriages prevented

Childline has prevented at least three child marriages in south Assam’s Hailakandi district amid the Covid-19 crisis. Officials of the 24-hour free emergency phone service for children, with the hel...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi


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