3.18 lakh children missing since 2014: Smriti Irani
In response to a question in the Lok Sabha, Irani presented the data according to which Madhya Pradesh was followed by West Bengal with 47,744 such children and Gujarat (43,658). The details of missing children were reported on web portals TrackChild and 'Khoya-Paya' which are used to track them.
Do away with mercy for children's rapists: President Ram Nath Kovind
The President's suggestion comes against the backdrop of the Union Government forwarding him the Delhi government's recommendation rejecting the mercy plea of one of the four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya case that shook the conscience of the nation. President asserted that "there should be no mercy for rapists. These kind of incidents shocked the whole nation."
Children-in-law will also be responsible for care of the aged
The amendments to the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, cleared by the Union cabinet on Wednesday, have been expanded to include parents-in-law and grandparents, whether or not senior citizens. The bill, likely to be brought to Parliament next week, proposes to remove the cap of Rs 10,000 as maximum maintenance.
'Do it for our children,' parents plead at UN climate meet
The plea comes the day before young climate strikers led by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg plan to march through the Spanish capital under the Friday for Futures banner. The student-led movement -- sparked by Thunberg's solo protests last year in front of Sweden's parliament.
Law minister plans to clear backlog in 1 year with fast-track courts
The combined data for rape and Pocso Act cases are of March 31, 2018, and those of only Pocso Act cases are of June 2019, both supplied by the HCs, having a time lag of a little over a year. However, the current status of the number of Pocso Act and other rape cases is unlikely to be too different from the available data set.
How this Anand Mahindra-backed startup is empowering the visually impaired
Braille has been a fundamental tool for the blind in terms of literacy, employment and independence. Annie, a self teaching Braille device, is empowering by visually impaired by helping them learn Braille by themselves through interactive content.
How to resolve financial differences with adult children
During the child’s physical progression from toddler to teenager and adulthood, the emotional weft starts to wear thin due to the increase in financial strain. The financial instruments intended to bind the child to parent serve to sever the ties.
These emotional decisions to help adult children financially are bad
If your adult child refuses to live separately and stays with you on the plea that he is concerned about your welfare, make sure that he does not depend on you financially. Let him fully finance his lifestyle without dipping into your savings.
Did Nithyananda use children to expand in Gujarat?
Jagruti Pandya, Chairperson of State Child Welfare Commission told ET that the agencies are still recording the statements of the children rescued from the Ashram. “Once we get all of them together, we shall be in a position to take a clear stand on this,” she added.
Greta Thunberg awarded international children's peace prize
Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg was awarded an international children's peace prize in The Hague, however, she could not accept her award in person at the ceremony because she is crossing the Atlantic by boat on her way to an international climate conference in Madrid.
How to make your child grow into a financially self-reliant adult
Once your child gets a job, let them invest on their own. Do not do it on their behalf. While buying a house, do not take a joint loan or buy it for them. Let them conduct all the formalities and carry out the actual process of buying on their own.
Use 'bucket strategy' to invest for children with special needs
After the initial few years of understanding the level of care the child would need, the parents need to figure out how long and at what intervals will the child need the funds inflows.
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