India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 29, 2015
The Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare minister, Pankaja Munde, has been asked to give a written explanation on the allegations of irregularities in purchases worth crores of rupees made by her department, by the state legislative council.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 24, 2015
In a major welfare measure for women employees in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government today approved Child Care leave for them for a period of two years to look after their children.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday July 19, 2015
The Centre has not earmarked separate funds for 'Prime Minister's New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities', an RTI query has revealed.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 16, 2015
Union Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi today inaugurated a 'One stop Centre' for women who have been victims of various kinds of violence.
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Wednesday March 25, 2015
How low would a person have to sink to seek a 'cut' from the money being handed over to a rape survivor? Vinod Bhosale, an official from the Women and Child Welfare department, no less, could have the answer to that question. He was caught red-handed trying to extract Rs 20,000 from a rape survivor to hand over her Rs 50,000 cheque under a gove...
India News | Written by Ketki Angre | Saturday March 21, 2015
The Union government today issued a stern warning to India Inc - comply with the law on preventing sexual harassment at the workplace or face a fine of Rs 50,000, and the risk cancellation of license and registration.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 5, 2014
Karnataka government would recommend to the Union Government to take steps to provide for capital punishment to rapists, Women and Child Welfare Minister Umashree said on Monday.
India News | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday October 21, 2014
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's release from jail has relieved Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare Maneka Gandhi. On Sunday, Mrs Gandhi wrote to Ms Jayalalithaa, expressing her support and sympathy.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 30, 2014
About 32 lakh pensioners across the country have benefitted from the revision of minimum pension to Rs 1,000, out of which 4,439 pensioners are from Uttarakhand alone, Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare Maneka Gandhi said today.
Hyderabad News | Press Trust of India | Friday September 19, 2014
Three women and a man were today arrested for allegedly trying to sell a new-born baby girl in Bansilalpet area in Hyderabad, police said.
India News | Tanima Biswas | Tuesday August 12, 2014
One person was arrested and a murder case was registered late this evening - hours after the body of a man was recovered from the premises of former Union minister Kumari Selja's official bungalow in Delhi.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 30, 2014
Blaming police laxity for the horrific gangrape of two Dalit sisters in the district, Union Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi today said that a "rape crisis cell" will be constituted for speedy action on such incidents.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 12, 2014
To facilitate expeditious decisions regarding care and protection of neglected children the Delhi government has constituted a new Child Welfare Committee at Lajpat Nagar, for the rehabilitation of fire victim boys and girls.
South | Written by Radhika Iyer; Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Wednesday January 15, 2014
Karnataka's government-run hostels for deprived girl children have been criticized for being more of a farce than a measure of empowerment by the state's women and child welfare department. The daily allowance in these hostels is just Rs 20 per child. The children are expected to manage their food, medicines, books, electricity and gas within this ...
South | Press Trust of India | Friday June 7, 2013
More than 2,150 rape cases were registered in Karnataka in the past three years, says a report of an official committee, calling for the need for non-bailable warrant against accused and bringing the crime under the stringent Goonda Act.
India News | Harsha Kumari Singh | Friday June 7, 2013
Till earlier this week, large hoardings in Jaipur campaigning against child marriage showed a young girl, her head covered. The same photograph was used on government websites along with details of welfare schemes for young girls and women.
Riya Chakravarty | Sunday February 17, 2013
Abhay Deol says it is important for schools and colleges to create awareness about protection of women and child sexual abuse.
India News | Radhika Iyer | Saturday June 23, 2012
At the Vidhan Soudha or state secretariat in Bangalore, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, DV Sadananda Gowda has his hands full, quite literally. He is not only the Chief Minister of Karnataka but also minister for Finance, Health, Higher Education, Information Technology, Women and Child Welfare, Sports and .... the list goes on. He holds a total o...
Guwahati News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 12, 2012
The Assam government on Tuesday launched an ambitious scheme which targets to achieve 16 goals for women and child welfare by 2016, including reducing the infant and maternal mortality rates, improving sex ratio and improving enrollment of the girl child in the state.
Chandigarh News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday May 9, 2012
Directing its field staff to wear "decent" clothes to work, the women and child department (WCD) department in Haryana has asked them to desist from wearing jeans and T-shirts to work. The controversial order has virtually termed jeans and T-shirts as 'indecent' clothing. Its subject line read: "To wear decent clothes in office."
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Tuesday February 21, 2012
A day after MiD DAY's expose on the baby-selling racket flourishing in Ulhasnagar, even as Minister of Women and Child Welfare assured of necessary action in the matter, members of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) called for an emergency meet at NGO Divya Prabha's offices in Vartak Nagar, Thane last afternoon.
Bangalore News | Press Trust of India | Monday January 2, 2012
A new food programme would be introduced for children in Anganwadi Kendras in Karnataka keeping in view local tastes and habits, Women and Child Welfare Minister C C Patil said today. The new programme would be launched in Mysore this week and 45 taluks would be covered in the first phase, the Minister told reporters here.
Karnataka News | Express News Service | Friday December 16, 2011
The city police rescued 210 child beggars from different parts of the city in a day-long rescue operation conducted on December 2.
Pune News | mid-day.com | Monday November 7, 2011
After reports pointed out last week that no action had been taken after the rape and impregnation of a 13-year-old girl at the Vidyavati Ashram in Kamshet surfaced, District Women And Child Welfare Officer Suvarna Pawar said yesterday that a non-cognizable offence would be registered against the trustees of the orphanage.