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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.
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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.
Child playing during night on the streets | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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.
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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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No evidence of children murdered in Muzaffarpur shelter: CBI tells Supreme Court

Attorney General K K Venugopal, appearing for the CBI, said children, who were allegedly murdered, were later traced and found alive.
Social activists hold a demonstration against child sex abuse in Bhopal on 11 July, 2019 | ANI Photo

Twitter is promoting child abuse under new policy, alleges Australia-based professor

Michael Salter has alleged Twitter won't act against abuse under its 2019 child sexual exploitation policy — a charge the social media giant denies.
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Parliament panel asks Facebook, WhatsApp to step up action on women & child abuse content

The committee, chaired by BJP’s Heena Gavit and featuring 20 women MPs, was not satisfied with the social media giant’s answers.
There has been a 55 per cent increase in the number of child trafficking cases in Assam in 2019 | Illustration by Soham Sen

Assam child protection body will launch app on 14 November to fight child trafficking

The app ‘Sishu Suraksha’ will run on Android and iOS platforms. It aims to make filing of complaints on child sexual abuse, assault and trafficking easier.
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School kids in Pakistan are raped, killed. So Imran Khan govt and clerics recommend abayas

Police in Pakistan confirmed this week that three boys – aged eight and nine – who were missing for nearly three months were raped and killed.
People take part in a protest against Kathua and Unnao rape cases

SC wants POCSO courts in districts with over 100 child sex abuse cases, sets 60-day deadline

Supreme Court bench led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi says central govt has to make money available for the new courts.

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India pioneered TV education, but smartphone classes during Covid let down its poor students

Trauma faced by students for being able to afford smartphones and laptops for online classes could have been avoided if the govt implemented the DTH scheme.
HDFC Ltd chairman Deepak Parekh

Why loan restructuring is any day better than a moratorium — HDFC’s Deepak Parekh explains

Deepak Parekh says at ThePrint’s ‘Off The Cuff’ that by giving a loan moratorium, the RBI is creating a problem for later on.

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Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February (for representation only)

Army to call special selection board to screen women officers for permanent commission

Some women officers said the process is still ambiguous and more clarity is needed as many have been asked to undergo a junior command course next month.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.