Sanskriti Talwar

Distress calls to DCW mobile helpline up 75%

The Delhi Commission for Women’s (DCW) mobile helpline has seen distress calls go up by nearly 75 per cent in a gap of seven months.

21 hours ago

JNU students union polls: United left wins all four posts

There was high drama on Saturday as counting was suspended for close to 14 hours after the ABVP staged protests claiming it was not informed about the start of the counting process.

17 Sep 2018

Students help farmers adopt beekeeping as an alternate source of income

The students are now helping them get subsidised bee-boxes, for which they have contacted the Khadi Board of Haryana.

16 Sep 2018

EVMs used for DUSU polls tampered with in 2014, claims ex-Bar Council secretary

The EVMs were also used for the Tiz Hazari court bar association polls in 2014, which were declared null and void following allegations of machine tampering.

16 Sep 2018

Poster war in full swing as Delhi University gears up for polls on Septemeber 12

The NSUI banks on "Democratic Dialogues". On the other hand, the CYSS-AISA entered into the fray to fight the money and muscle power allegedly used by the ABVP and NSUI.

09 Sep 2018

Teenager beaten to death in Delhi on suspicion of being thief

According to police, the boy was staying with his uncle and brother in Mukundpur and was working as an electrician.

04 Sep 2018

14-year-old committed suicide in a shelter home in Delhi, autopsy awaited

According to a source, the suicide was reported to the Prasad Nagar police station soon after another child in the shelter went to the washroom and found the boy hanging.

03 Sep 2018

44% rise in child abuse calls to helpline in Delhi

As per data,  more boys contacted Childline for support than girls.

26 Aug 2018

Children forced to cook, do chores

DCW chief says shortage of funds is not an excuse; social activist hints at misuse of govt grants.

19 Aug 2018

Shelter rape fallout: DCW to interview inmates at Delhi homes 

Amid nationwide outrage over rapes of girls at shelter homes, DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal told The Sunday Standard that it will interview all women and child inmates at shelter homes to review.

12 Aug 2018

Education is society’s leveller: Achyuta Samanta, Founder KIIT

Achyuta Samanta, the founder of the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), plans to open more KISS branches abroad.

12 Aug 2018

Painting away the filth in North Delhi

The north civic body has turned to art for spreading the message of cleanliness in the National Capital.

12 Aug 2018

'Delhi Commission for Women to interview each woman/child inmate at shelter homes'

Swati Maliwal said when officials visit the homes, it is usually on advance notice which ensures that the ground reality does not surface during the visit.

08 Aug 2018

Lack of funds tie hands of NGO to beef up security at shelter home in Delhi

The night shelter is home to 22 children, recovered from the streets of Delhi, with eight staff members from Prayas Juvenile Aid, NGO.

06 Aug 2018

Women hanker for toilets and dignity in the heart of capital

Bereft of sanitation, women and young girls have no option but to go in groups to relieve themselves at secluded spots behind dense bushes.

05 Aug 2018