Women to get equal rights to adopt kids?

NEW DELHI: In a big step forward towards empowering the women across religious divide, a parliamentary Standing Committee has unanimously recommended that women be given equal rights in guardianship and adoption of children.  In its report on the Personal Laws Amendment Bill, 2010 — introduced in the Rajya ..... Read More

The future of 200 million Children: Right to Education

Dear All, India has around 230 million children currently in age group 6-16. In the next decade, all these would cross 16 years of age, and reach a stage where more formal education is practically impossible.  Of these, around 30 million would get a chance ..... Read More

Right to Education funding be referred to National Development Council

May 4, 2010 Finances & Budgets, Right to Education, Uncategorized The funding pattern between the Centre and the state for implementing Right To Education Act should be referred to the National ..... Read More

Govt wants age, weight of children surveyed

NEW DELHI: Stepping up the urgency to check malnutrition, the women and child development (WCD) ministry has asked the Census Commissioner to include `age weight' as a parameter in the annual health survey that is expected to begin in the next few months. The survey will cover 284 districts ..... Read More

HIV widow, children forced to flee home

MUMBAI: Exactly a year after parents in Hasegaon of Latur district withdrew their children from a school which had eight HIV-positive orphans, the state's hinterland has thrown up another tale of stigmatisation. Social activists say that the ..... Read More

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