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Assam approves stipend scheme for girl students; to end child marriage, says CM

CM Sarma had in April this year promised that the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state will take the responsibility of educating girl students up to the postgraduate level

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 02:07 PM IST

Eight held for conducting child marriage in Assam’s Karimganj: Police

Police said they checked the birth certificate of the minor girl, a student of Class nine, according to which she is 17 years old but seemed much younger

Police said they arrested the Kazi and members of the family of the groom (HT Photo)
Updated on May 22, 2024 03:17 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

25-yr-old man booked in zero FIR by Delhi Police for ‘marrying’ 14-yr-old, raping her

The girl reported the matter at the Jamia Nagar police station on Tuesday, after managing to flee from a rented accommodation in Batla House. A zero FIR was registered and has been forwarded to Prayagraj police for further investigation, police said

She was a student of Class 9 and wanted to continue her studies, but her parents forcefully married her off to the man against her will. (Representative photo)
Updated on May 17, 2024 05:24 AM IST

Gonda minor reports her own marriage, gets to go back to school

The girl was discovered and rescued with the help of district level workers of the Aparajita Samajik Samiti

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Published on May 13, 2024 08:22 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Panchkula admn keeping check on child marriages on Akshaya Tritiya

Deputy commissioner (DC) Yash Garg said there was a possibility of organising mass child marriages on the day, which is a punishable offence; this type of marriage was illegal and invalid, he added

Such incidents in the district can be reported to the child marriage prohibition officer at helpline numbers 181, 112 and 1098. (HT file)
Updated on May 10, 2024 09:40 AM IST
By, Panchkula
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