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Hyderabad: 30 held by SHE teams for harassing women

An auto driver, who threatened to kill the family members of a minor girl if they failed to get her married to him, has been arrested following the victim’s complaint to the Rachakonda SHE team.

published on : 18th February 2018

Rescued from child marriage, 16-year-old Hyderabad girl makes a mark in sports

After excelling in the national-level cricket tournament, Anusha is now set to participate in the under-19 rugby tournament to be held at the L B Stadium.

published on : 7th February 2018

Hyderabad High Court to hear plea on extending support to child marriage victims

A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court headed by Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan will hear a PIL case seeking rehabilitation support to the victims of child marriages in Telangana.

published on : 4th February 2018

West Bengal tops in underage marriage of women in India

West Bengal tops the list of states for women getting married before the legal age for marriage in the country, a government survey of marriages and sexual behaviour has found.

published on : 28th January 2018

Minor girl’s wedding a day after human chain shocks Bihar

Ramrekha Ghat in the western town of Buxar witnessed the wedding of 14-year-old Neelam Kumari, a resident of Mathila village in the district, with full Vedic rituals on Monday.

published on : 23rd January 2018

Bihar: Crores of people form massive human chain against dowry, child marriages

Responding to a call by the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government, crores of people joined the gigantic human chain that stretched for an estimated 13,660 km and crisscrossed all the 38 districts.

published on : 21st January 2018

Bihar set to form statewide human chain against dowry, child marriage tomorrow

It is the brainchild of Chief Minister and JD(U) national president Nitish Kumar, who had organised a similar human chain in support of prohibition in Bihar on January 21, 2017.

published on : 20th January 2018

Child marriages almost double in Visakhapatnam, poor monitoring blamed

Awareness campaigns appear to have done little in curbing child marriage incidents in the district as parents continue to marry off their minor children.

published on : 20th January 2018

Child marriage averted in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh

A child marriage was averted in West Godavari district on Friday based on credible information provided by city-based child rights NGO, Balala Hakkula Sangham (BHS).

published on : 20th January 2018

Child marriage cases have doubled in Visakhapatnam, poor monitoring blamed

The strict vigilance and a series of awareness campaigns appear to have yielded a little in curbing the child marriages in this district as the family elders continue to tie the knots their minor.

published on : 20th January 2018

Do not force school kids to take part in human chain against social ills: Patna HC tells Bihar government

The Bihar government’s enthusiastic plans to organise the world’s largest human chain to spread awareness against the social evils of dowry and child marriage got a jolt on Tuesday

published on : 16th January 2018

Child marriage still a blot on Odisha

Though Odisha ranks below the national average, incidence of child marriages in urban areas is 19.5 pc against the all India average of 17.5 pc.

published on : 15th January 2018

Adopt zero-tolerance policy on child marriage: National Human Rights Commission

More than 40 per cent of the child marriages in the world happen in India and 3,600 of them take place every day, a NHRC release said, citing National Crime Records Bureau data.

published on : 5th January 2018

NHRC asks States to educate girls to eradicate child marriage

The NHRC on Thursday asked the State Governments to provide enabling environment for girls' education and create more employment opportunity for them.

published on : 4th January 2018

Change attitudes in rural areas to end child marriage: Krishna district Woman Development and Child Welfare project director

Field level officials from revenue and police department and Anganwadi workers explained the problems one faces while tracking child marriages cases. 

published on : 9th December 2017
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