Opinion  /  Published 15.11.21

Marital woes

The prevalence of child marriage in India lays bare the twin failures of the State. The first is a low score on the Human Development Index. Pervasive child marriage leads to a high school drop-out ra...
By Sudip Chakraborty

India  /  Published 11.11.21

UNICEF wants schools to reopen soon

The pandemic-enforced closure of schools for a longer period of time across India has become a cause of worry for the United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNCEF. According to the global body, chi...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 08.11.21

Model that ignores messy truth of citizens’ lives

The Indian government has taken umbrage at the Global Hunger Index ranking India 101st among 116 countries, below Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, with the world’s highest child wasting rate amon...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.21

Initiative to prevent trafficking in tea estates

The Dooars Branch of Indian Tea Association (DBITA) has launched a project in association with the Unicef to prevent human trafficking, especially of women and children, from the Dooars tea belt. The...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Sports  /  Published 15.10.21

ICC, Unicef bat for children's mental health

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has partnered with Unicef to amplify awareness around mental health and well-being of children and adolescents throughout the men's T20 World Cup, beginning...
By Our Bureau


World  /  Published 14.09.21

Hunger can kill 1m Afghan kids

The plight of the Afghan people came into stark relief on Monday when top UN officials warned that millions of people could run out of food before the arrival of winter and one million children could ...
By Marc Santora, Sami Sahak , Nick Cumming-Bruce in New York

Opinion  /  Published 27.08.21

Cakes and ginger ale may not always taste same

Yet now, as 2021 moves towards autumn, Blyton’s popularity may be put to new tests. Adults calling her out for inappropriateness or mediocrity had not mattered too much, but will today’s c...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty

Opinion  /  Published 24.08.21

All work: Child labour

The kids are not alright, especially in an India reeling under the effects of a global contagion. This has been borne out by a report by the International Labour Organization and Unicef — it was...
By The Editorial Board

Calcutta  /  Published 10.08.21

Online safety for students

Children who have been introduced to the internet because of virtual classes are also exposed to online abuse and exploitation, child rights experts said at a webinar on online safety for children. P...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 05.08.21

Lost interest: Online education

Children have been victims of the pandemic in a particular sense. As cases began to rise and schools were forced to shut down, students were left with no choice but to accustom themselves to the &lsqu...
By The Editorial Board


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