Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicChild abuse

Topic: child abuse

Slapped, pinched, beaten unconscious — how Surat babysitter now in custody ‘abused’ 8-month-old

Komalben Tandlekar has been sent to 14 days judicial custody, after the baby's parents, Mitesh and Shivani Patel, filed a police complaint based on CCTV footage from their house.

Apple to detect, report sexually explicit child photos on iPhone

As part of new safeguards involving children, Apple is also adding features in its Siri digital voice assistant to intervene when users search for related abusive material.

Facebook launches new initiative to tackle child abuse content, two days after NCPCR notice

Facebook's new initiative called 'Report it, don't share it' aims to encourage users to report content related to chid abuse, instead of sharing it.

Expelled BJP worker, arrested for child sex abuse, operated betting racket too, says UP Police

The 65-year-old leader, Ram Bihari Rathore, was arrested on 13 January on the complaint of two minor children who accused him of sexually exploiting them.

65-year-old BJP office-bearer arrested for sexually exploiting children in UP’s Jalaun

BJP reacted to the arrest with immediate expulsion of the office-bearer Ram Bihari Rathore, vice-president of the party's Koanch tehsil unit of the Uttar Pradesh government.

Free a Girl’s ‘Voice For Justice’ urges women to speak up against child sexual exploitation

At a panel discussion held to mark the launch of 'Voice For Justice' campaign, speakers talk about reasons behind rape, why rape laws are ineffective & how to tackle sexual exploitation of children.

In special Covid drive, Andhra police rescue over 4,000 children through Operation Muskaan

The Andhra Police launched the special drive to rescue children to ensure they weren't exposed to coronavirus during the pandemic.

Why even 1,023 new fast track courts for rape and POCSO cases won’t be enough

An amount of Rs 767 crore has been approved under the centrally sponsored scheme to develop infrastructural facilities for Indian Judiciary for 2020-21.

UP child rights panel asks Agra DM to probe death of boy refused treatment by 6 hospitals

UP protection of child rights commission member Sakshi Baijal says he has taken note of ThePrint report on the 12-year-old’s death and asked the Agra DM to submit action taken report after probe.

Amid Covid crisis, Karnataka sees ‘abnormal rise’ in child marriage, abuse complaints

In a span of two weeks starting 25 March, a govt child helpline has received 37 calls about child marriage and 32 about child abuse.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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