India | 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 | 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.
Cities | 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 | 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 | 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.
Cities | 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...
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 | 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 | 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, I...
Guwahati | 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 c...
Cities | 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 a...
Cities | 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...
Cities | 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 tal...
Karnataka | 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.
Cities | 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-cogn...
Cities | Mid-Day.com | Thursday September 1, 2011
Even as this shocking number of malnutrition deaths is reported from Nashik alone, much of the Rs 600 crore child welfare budget seems to have been spent on expensive toys.
India | NDTV Correspondent | Friday April 2, 2010
The Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare Krishna Teerath came calling after NDTV reported that 43 children have died in malnutrition-related cases.
India | TS Sudhir | Friday October 30, 2009
Is the Congress in Andhra staring rebellion in the face? On Thursday, the Minister for Women and Child Welfare resigned.