Out of School children among Muslims are highest

NEW DELHI: AS the government works to improve quality of education and learning outcomes at school, it can draw some comfort from the dwindling number of out-of-school children. A Educational Consultants of India/HRD ministry-sponsored survey…

A family mourning death of a child on the street in Triplicane area in Chennai

21 % of under-five deaths are in India

[caption id="attachment_5993" align="alignleft"]A women begging for cremation funds for her child[/caption]NEW DELHI: First the good news — 10,000 fewer children are now dying every day before reaching their fifth birthday compared to 1990. The bad…

Actress arrested for burning her 10 year old…

New Delhi - Indian police Saturday arrested a television actress in Mumbai for allegedly beating and injuring her 10-year-old maid, news reports said. Urvashi Dhanorkar was accused of brutally assaulting Rameshwari, locking up the child…

Demand for redefining age of child' labourer

PUNE: On the occasion of the Anti-Child Labour Day,' which is observed in India on April 30, a section of the non-government organisations here demanded revoking of a new government resolution (GR), which confined the…

No form of corporal punishment will be tolerated:…

CHENNAI: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) will soon write to Collectors across the country, instructing them to hold meetings with all school heads and convey that no form of corporal punishment…