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China's 2-child policy to boost economy, increase labour force

Playing down reports of a poor response to removal of the decades-old one-child policy, China on Tuesday said that besides generating a labour force of 30 million by 2050, the new policy could also......

Implement toughest law to end child labour: Satyarthi

Lamenting that children were not a "political priority" in the country, Nobel laureate and child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi on Friday appealed to the Centre to implement the toughest law......

250 child labourers rescued in Hyderabad

As many as 250 children, including 10 girls from Bihar, who were forced to work as child labourers in hazardous industries were on Saturday rescued from Hyderabad’s Old City, police......

I could picture Bapu walking up on stage, says Nobel winner Satyarthi

Satyarthi, who returned to India on Sunday, also pitched for the passage of the pending legislation against child labour, saying that history “won’t forgive” the legislators if......

How Kailash Satyarthi transformed a bonded child labourer's life

At seven, Laxman Singh was one of the first children to be rescued by Kailash Satyarthi from bonded labour. Through his story, the author traces the Nobel Peace Prize awardee's campaign Bachpan......

Ending child labour in India? It will take 100 years!

With child labour decreasing at a dismal rate of only 2.2 per cent per year it would take more than a century to end the menace, a report said on Thursday. An analysis of census data by Child......

Why the child labour law should not be amended

The proposed changes to the child labour law to allow children and adolescents to work for their families would be most retrograde and regressive, say Shinzani Jain and Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.......

Cabinet approves changes in child labour law

Government on Wednesday gave its nod to a proposal allowing children below 14 years of age to work only in family enterprises or entertainment industry with certain conditions while completely......

Child labour bill will be test of Modi government: Satyarthi

A bill currently in the Indian Parliament on child labour totally will be a "test" of the new government on how they take the issues of the most exploited children in their political priority, says......

2-fold strategy to end child labour in India

The winning of the Nobel peace prize by Kailash Satyarthi, who has spent a lifetime campaigning against child labour, has refocused attention on this scourge. Image: India must eradicate child......

'We had to outbid a butcher to buy Shahrukh'

Janaki Viswanathan, a journalist turned filmmaker won a National Award in 2002 for her debut film Kutty, on child labour. She has also made Kanavu Meipada Vendum and Om Obama in Tamil. Her fourth......

Child labour case against Suchita Krishnamoorthi

Following the rescue of a minor domestic help from her house, the Maharashtra Government on Tuesday filed cases against Bollywood actress Suchita Krishnamoorthi. Krishnamoorthi and television star......

After Brothels, Stolen Childhoods

The advertisement for Stolen Childhoods, a probing documentary about oppressive child labour in seven countries including India, is so small in The New York Times that readers may miss it. But the......

Review: Salt Mango Tree is average

Serving a bitter pill dipped in sweetener may look good on paper but in Salt Mango Tree, the taste is disproportional, writes Paresh C Palicha. Director Rajesh Nair exploits......

Review: Manjhi The Mountain Man is watchable for Nawaz. And Nawaz alone.

Manjhi The Mountain Man carries much promise but it is flimsily executed, feels Sukanya Verma. There’s a wondrous quality to grand gestures, hyperboles holding true and against-all-odds......

Bangladesh cricketer suspended for 'beating child maid'

Bangladesh national cricketer Shahadat Hossain was suspended from all forms of the game as police investigate allegations that he and his wife beat their 11-year-old maid. Police are still......

Ashes: England collapse puts Australia in sight of victory

England captain Alastair Cook is bowled by Nathan Lyon of Australia during Day 2 of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images England crumbled meekly to 107......

Once a boxing champ, he now cleans drains for a living

Once a boxing champion, life has dealt Krishna Routh a severe blow. Payal Mohanka chronicles the plight of an achiever and the apathy of a disinterested administration. IMAGE: Former pugilist......
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Create job opportunities for Kannadigas, says KDA chief

Kannada Development Authority (KDA) Chairman LHanumanthaiah has urged the Union and the State governments to create job opportunities for... ...
KGBV campuses to go Wi-Fi by Dec

host of initiatives for the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) functional throughout the State, the Government has decided to equip the... ...
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The maiden entry film by Blurr India won laurels at the recently concluded Indian Film Project Sarath Chan, (Sarath Chandran) and his Blurr... ...
Child who fell in borewell in Telangana has been found dead

(Representational image) YouTube screenshot A one-year-old boy who fell into a borewell in Telangana's Medak district on Saturday was brought... ...

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