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Childhood maltreatment impacts mental, physical health in adulthood: Study

A new study finds that maltreatment during childhood can have long-term impact on physical and mental health of an adult.

Individuals who have experienced childhood maltreatment, such as emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, or emotional and physical neglect, are more likely to develop mental illness later in life. (Freepik)
Published on Apr 15, 2024 11:02 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, London

Michigan man jailed for up to 100 years for torturing autistic brother to death

Michigan man Paul Ferguson sentenced to 30 to 100 years in jail for abeting mother in torturing and starving his autistic brother.

Paul Ferguson faces up to 100 years in jail for helping his mother torture and starve his 15-year-old autistic brother to death. (YouTube / CourtTV)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 11:09 PM IST

After 2-year-old girl shoots self, man becomes first person charged under Michigan's gun storage law

After 2-year-old girl shoots self, man becomes first person charged under Michigan's gun storage law

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Updated on Feb 22, 2024 07:14 AM IST
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6-yr-old child allegedly raped by Russian national in Goa, flees country: Police

The incident took place on the intervening night between February 4 and 5 when the accused sexually abused the child during an overnight camp, he had organised in Arambol

The police will seek help of Russian authorities in a bid to arrest the accused. (Representative file photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2024 12:42 PM IST

Aarya director Vinod Rawat on Sushmita Sen, Hrithik Roshan, Rajkummar Rao

Vinod Rawat is an actor, casting director, acting coach, and a director. In an exclusive chat, he talks about working on Aarya season 1 and 2, and Pushtaini.

Vinod Rawat in his film Pushtaini which also features a cameo by his friend Rajkummar Rao.
Published on Nov 08, 2023 05:11 PM IST

California woman fatally stabs 4-year-old daughter, attempts to kill son, 10

34-year-old Mina Nazari is charged with first-degree murder and child abuse, causing in death of her daughter, 4

Mina Nazari( STANISLAUS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE)
Published on Oct 22, 2023 02:50 PM IST
ByArya Vaishnavi

Defining what counts as verbal abuse helps prevent harmful parenting

Children who are maltreated – who suffer abuse and neglect – are more likely to encounter issues such as poor mental health later in life.

A new study says childhood verbal abuse should be recognised as its own category of child maltreatment. (Pexels)
Updated on Oct 10, 2023 03:24 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Southampton

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

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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
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