Govt to develop a set of guidelines for Child abuse

Govt to develop a set of guidelines for Child abuse

Government has convened a high-level meeting in New Delhi today to develop a set of guidelines for the protection of school children from any kind of physical or mental abuse. The meeting will be co-chaired by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi and Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javdekar. Officials of the two ministries, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, CBSE, NCERT and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan will also participate in the meeting. Ms. Gandhi has requested the HRD Minister to consider suggestions like having women employees as the…

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Current wave of monsoon would cover shortfall in rain in country this season: IMD

Current wave of monsoon would cover shortfall in rain in country this season: IMD

The current wave of monsoon would cover the shortfall in rain in the country this season. Talking to AIR, DG of India Meteorological Department KG Ramesh said in next few days good rainfall will cover the loss. Media reports yesterday suggested that the southwest monsoon has remained weak in recent weeks which has widened the country’s total rainfall deficit for the season to six percent. However, weather office says a late pick-up in rainfall activity cannot be ruled out. Officials said, they will wait till the end of this month…

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BJP Yuva Morcha sends legal notice to Ramachandra Guha for linking Sangh with Lankesh’s killing

BJP Yuva Morcha sends legal notice to Ramachandra Guha for linking Sangh with Lankesh's killing

BJP Yuva Morcha has sent a legal notice on Ramachandra Guha seeking an unconditional apology for linking the Sangh Parivar with the killing of Gauri Lankesh. The Notice has been issued in Bengaluru yesterday. The notice said Guha made the “utterances” intentionally to bring disrepute to the RSS and BJP with an “ulterior motive”. It said that the “direct allegations, insinuations and innuendos” impute criminal conduct. Noting that investigations were still ongoing in the deaths of rationalists Narendra Dhabolkar, Govind Pansare, MM Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh, the notice also said…

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PM Modi stresses on innovation and creativity in Universities

PM Modi stresses on innovation and creativity in Universities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India’s standing at the global stage is rising due to people’s power. Addressing a student leader’s convention Yuva Bharat Naya Bharat in New Delhi today, Mr Modi said, there is no life without creativity and creativity should strengthen the nation and fulfill the aspirations of the people. Mr Modi said, there is no better place for creativity and innovation than university campuses. He batted for promoting skills among the youth and asked them to work for a modern India. He said, the world evaluates…

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CBI to give fresh dates to Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi Yadav

CBI to give fresh dates to Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi Yadav

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will give new dates to former union railway minister Lalu Yadav and his son Tejashwi Yadav as they will not appear before the CBI today and tomorrow for questioning in connection with alleged graft in giving maintenance contract for two IRCTC hotels to a private firm. Official sources said Yadav has cited his ongoing court case in Ranchi while Tejashwi has prior political commitment for not appearing before the agency on the date of summons– September 11 and 12 issued by the CBI. An official…

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Supreme Court seeks reply from Centre, Haryana in Gurugram Student murder case

Supreme Court directs Tamil Nadu govt to ensure that no agitation takes place in state over NEET examination issue

A plea, filed by the father of a 7-year-old boy who was found murdered inside Gurugram’s Ryan International School, seeking a CBI probe in the case today prompted the Supreme Court to seek the responses from the Centre and the Haryana government. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also sought a response from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on the plea, which has sought framing of guidelines to fix responsibility of school managements in case of such incidents and also regarding the safety and security of…

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All India Muslim Personal Law Board to constitute committee for undertaking large scale community reform

All India Muslim Personal Law Board to constitute committee for undertaking large scale community reform

All India Muslim Personal Law Board will constitute a committee to advise the method and process for undertaking large scale community reform program within the Islamic Shariah. A resolution was passed in this connection in the one-day meeting of the Board’s executive body held in Bhopal today. The committee will also look into the Supreme Court’s verdict on the triple Talaq. The Board reiterated that Talaq-e-biddat or triple Talaq in one-sitting, is sinful but valid. It claimed that it has taken steps to discourage this practice through community reform programmes…

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Be vigilant on child sexual abuse: Maneka Gandhi to parents, schools

Be vigilant on child sexual abuse: Maneka Gandhi to parents, schools

Union minister Maneka Gandhi has said that the murder of a 7-year-old student on the Ryan International School campus was unfortunate and urged parents and school authorities to be vigilant about child sexual abuse. In a series of tweets, Women and Child Development Minister said that the government is making all out efforts to deal with child sexual abuse and appealed to parents to report such occurances on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) e-box. The POSCO e-box is an online complaint box for reporting child sexual abuse.…

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Remove all unmanned rail crossings within a year, orders Piyush Goyal

Remove all unmanned rail crossings within a year, orders Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has asked the railways to remove all unmanned level crossings within a year, instead of the initial goal of doing it in three years. Addressing a function at IIM in Kolkata, he said around 5,000 unmanned level crossings, which account for nearly 30-35 per cent of total rail accidents, need to be removed in the next one year. Mr Goyal also advocated the use of technology to reduce manual maintenance of rail tracks, as it entails huge manpower. The minister said that the RailTel corporation has…

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Nirmala Sitharaman to flag off women’s circumnavigation programme

Nirmala Sitharaman to flag off women's circumnavigation programme

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will flag off Navika Sagar Parikrama, a circumnavigation programme by women naval officers aboard INSV Tarini in Goa today. This will be the first Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The project will be a milestone in promoting ocean sailing activities by the Indian Navy. The expedition is aimed at promoting women empowerment in the country.

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