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Kejriwal orders suspension of official accused of raping friend’s daughter

The order was issued as the clamour for the arrest of the accused grew even as a police team was at his residence on Monday morning.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2023 01:31 PM IST

Education department bans corporal punishment in Kashmir schools

The school education authorities urged the education officers, headmasters and heads of institutions to ensure ban on corporal punishment in all government as well as private schools

HT Image
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 12:11 AM IST
ByAshiq Hussain, Srinagar

Stray dog carries baby girl dumped in trash bag in Lebanon; netizens laud canine

Lebanon citizens are outraged after an infant, believed to be four-months-old, was found being carried by a stray dog inside a trash bag.

The baby, with bruises to her face and body, was taken to hospital for treatment.(Twitter)
Published on Jul 21, 2023 07:18 PM IST

Sharman on casting couch: Very tough to pick up powerful, rich person

Sharman Joshi talks to HT about his web series Kafas, dealing with a child victim of sexual abuse, and reuniting with Aamir Khan, R Madhavan for Dream11 ads.

Sharman Joshi in a still from Kafas.
Published on Jun 25, 2023 07:20 AM IST

Assam ex-minister, wife held for assaulting minor domestic help

The arrest was made after a viral video showed Begum purportedly beating up the child on Thursday, an officer added.

Police said they are investigating the matter and that there might be another person involved in the incident.
Updated on Jun 25, 2023 03:56 AM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Mona Singh: I have been spoiled rotten in this industry for choices

Mona Singh, who played Aamir Khan's mom in Laal Singh Chaddha and Sharman Joshi's wife in Kafas, says she is very particular about the role she says yes to.

Mona Singh saw the release of her new web series Kafas on Friday.
Published on Jun 24, 2023 07:11 AM IST

Brian Austin Green calls out Instagram user who called him a ‘bad father’

“People like this have lost their minds,” Brian Austin Green wrote on his Instagram story, responding to a social media user who called him a “bad father"

Brian Austin Green attends the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 27, 2023 (REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci)
Updated on Jun 16, 2023 08:21 AM IST
BySumanti Sen

Child sets home on fire in West Virginia; stepfather detained for child abuse

Disturbing incident unfolds in West Virginia as 7-year-old sets home ablaze; stepfather arrested for child abuse.

7-year-old sets home ablaze with parents inside, leading to an arson investigation. Stepfather arrested on child abuse suspicion.(Jackson County WV Sheriff's Department)
Published on May 27, 2023 07:00 PM IST

Assam: Doctor couple arrested for allegedly abusing 4-year-old adopted child

Police said that in the initial investigation, they found that Dr Baruah used to hit the minor with a hot iron rod and even poured hot water on her body

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2023 05:46 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Balenciaga seeks $25 million in damages for the controversial ad: Read statement

Balenciaga is seeking $25 million in damages from the company behind the ad campaign that sexualised children. The luxury fashion house has become the target of fierce criticism.

Balenciaga seeks $25 million in damages for the controversial ad, apologises amid backlash for 'sexualising kids'(Instagram/@dietprada)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 12:19 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

How this new snapchat tool helps parents to prevent children from cyber abuse

In October, Snap and its tech peers TikTok and YouTube testified before U.S. lawmakers accusing the companies of exposing young users to bullying or steering them toward harmful content. Instagram also testified in a Senate hearing in December over children’s online safety.

Abusive content and online bullying harms teens’ mental health and body image.(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 11:58 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Keeping children safe online needs a holistic approach

The study has been authored by Dr Manjeer Mukherjee, senior director at Arpan

The study identifies three key online safety concerns that arise are, “hacking or creating of fake profiles, trolling and cyberbullying on gaming platforms and sharing of sexually explicit images and pictures”.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 10, 2021 03:02 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

NCRB says over 99% crimes registered in 2020 under POCSO Act were against girls

An analysis of the latest NCRB data by NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) revealed that among 28,327 children who were victims of crimes reported under the POCSO Act, 28,058 were girls.

A deeper analysis of the cases reported under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act showed that crimes against adolescent girls within the 16 to 18 age group were the highest at 14,092, followed by 10,949 crimes against girls within the 12 to 16 age group.(PTI)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 02:17 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Children who experience abuse or neglect likely to die in adulthood: Study

A new study links child abuse or neglect to early death in adulthood. It says that children who experience sexual or physical abuse or neglect are more likely to die in middle age - that is, between 45 and 58. 

Children who experience sexual, physical abuse or neglect likely to die in adulthood: Study(Unsplash (For representation purpose only))
Published on Sep 26, 2021 08:57 AM IST
ANI | , London [uk]

French victims of child abuse speak out in new #MeToo wave

The French government pledged on Thursday to toughen laws on the rape of children after a massive online movement saw hundreds of victims share accounts about sexual abuse within their families.

The move comes in the wake of child abuse accusations involving a prominent French political expert.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 22, 2021 11:25 AM IST
AP |

I think some people hire me only for my eyes: Shefali Shah on craft, passion and the Delhi Crime Emmy win

“At the Sundance Film Festival, I heard a couple of people ask, ‘Is she the real cop who cracked the case?’ I felt that was a win,” the 47-year-old actor says.

(Arsh Sayed)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 07:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Online child sex abuse witnesses a spike worldwide amid Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 lockdowns created the perfect storm for increases in online sexual exploitation of children and from slums in the Philippines to Australia’s suburbs, the cross-border crime has mushroomed as offenders take advantage of school closures and lockdowns to reach children - either in person or via social media, gaming sites and the dark web.

Covid-19 lockdowns drive spike in online child abuse(Twitter/tasblegal)
Published on Dec 02, 2020 10:43 AM IST
Brisbane, Australia | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Ensure the safety of vulnerable children

In these fraught times, children, especially the girl child, are much more vulnerable to trafficking. The government has to figure out more proactive ways to save them from the dangers that Covid-19 has heightened

Trafficking and child abuse must be treated as more than just a legal problem. It has to be tackled at the community level(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 07:27 PM IST

Surge in domestic child abuse during Covid-19 pandemic: Study

In just one month, the number of new cases rose by 1493% compared with the same period in the previous three years, pointing to a “silent pandemic” in 2020, suggest the authors.

Ten children (six boys and four girls) with suspected abusive head trauma presented for treatment during March-April. Their ages ranged from 17 days to 13 months old.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 02:56 PM IST
London, United Kingdom | ByAsian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Priyanka Chopra raises her voice against child abuse, saddened by ‘so many horror stories’ she has heard

Priyanka Chopra condemned child abuse in a tweet and urged everyone to report any instances that they witness.

Priyanka Chopra is passionate about child rights and has been working with Unicef since 2006.
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 09:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Mental health consequences of physical distancing decoded by researchers

As people across the world adopt physical distancing measures to slow down the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have assessed the consequences that self-isolation will have for mental health and well-being in both the short and long term.

Scientists, including those from Boston University School of Public Health in the US, said large-scale disasters, whether traumatic such as mass shootings, natural phenomena like hurricanes, or environmental disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, are almost always accompanied by increases in depression.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 06:46 PM IST
Boston | ByPress Trust of India

Four held in Pune for undressing teenager, urinating upon him and sharing video

The 15-year-old had gone out to attend a community celebration on Thursday when the incident took place

The teenager was found in an unconscious state near the railway track in Manjri and rushed to Sassoon General Hospital.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 16, 2020 05:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | By

Childhood abuse to adolescent experimentation with cigarettes. Here’s how

Physical abuse of children especially when they’re toddlers or teens, dramatically increases the odds that their adolescent experimentation with cigarettes will lead to a heavy smoking habit.

Physical abuse of children especially when they’re toddlers or teens, dramatically increases the odds that their adolescent experimentation with cigarettes will lead to a heavy smoking habit.
Updated on Feb 25, 2020 11:19 AM IST
Washington D.C. [USA] | ByAsian News International

Tripura man held for rape-murder of daughter’s 6-yr-old friend

Deep strangulation marks were found on the girl’s throat and there were injury marks on her private parts as well, police said.

The dead girl was a friend of the accused man’s daughter and had gone to his house to play with her.(Representational Photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Agartala | ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Carpenter held for inappropriately touching 10-year-old girl in Pune

The family of the child had hired him to fix a plumbing problem in their house in Wakad on Sunday afternoon when the complainant, who is a housewife, was home with her daughter.

The girl told her mother about the incident who then submitted a written complaint to the police.(Representational Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | By

4-year-old abducted, raped: Police

Speaking on condition of anonymity, police officials said the girl, along with her mother and grandmother, was asleep in their house in Konampet village on Tuesday night when the accused, a 36-year-old relative of the girl, entered the house, took the child away and allegedly raped her.

A four-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and raped by a relative in a village in Jayashankar Bhoopalpalli district of Telangana.(HT photo)
Published on Jan 03, 2020 03:25 AM IST
Karimnagar (Telangana) | ByPress Trust of India

Punjab school bus conductor to stay in jail till death for raping 4-yr-old

On November 28, the court had convicted Kumar and acquitted three others — school in-charge Babita and two management members Jiwan Jain and Tarsem Lal.

The court said there would be no remission in the sentence of the convict.(airdone)
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 06:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Two teens arrested for gang raping and extorting money from a Mumbai minor

The minor was lured to an isolated spot by one of the boys, who had befriended her, and filmed in a compromising position. He and his friend then raped the girl, threatening to upload the clip on social media if she resisted.

The victim confided in her parents, when she could not handle the harassment.(Representative Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2019 12:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySuraj Ojha

Goa’s governor Satya Pal Malik calls for ending child abuse

In his Children’s Day message, the governor also called upon protection of children from the negative impact of urbanisation, industrialisation, commercialisation and materialism.

Goa’s governor Satya Pal Malik.(PTI file)
Published on Nov 14, 2019 03:04 PM IST
Panaji | ByPress Trust of India

5-year-old raped, murdered in MP village

Barwani superintendent of police, DR Teniwar, said, “The girl went missing on Tuesday evening. A neighbour found her body just 600 metres away from her house on Wednesday afternoon. The body was covered with mud.”

A five-year-old girl was raped, tortured and murdered in Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 04:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By
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