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Why tribals in Odisha still 'brand' infants with hot nails in 2019

The practice of branding is rampant in rural and even sub-urban pockets of the tribal-dominated district

Published on 5th March 2019
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What the FAQ: What is POCSO Act and what is its need?

In today's FAQ, we explain to you what the POCSO Act is all about and why it is needed to protect our children

Published on 31st May 2021
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What the FAQ: Bombay HC's groping without 'skin-to-skin contact isn't sexual assault' order, what does the POCSO Act say?

Since the high court's ruling on January 19, there have been questions about what the POCSO Act entails, what is the punishment for children's sexual assault, and a lot more. We find out more

Published on 28th January 2021
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What happened on October 23: Apple released iPod, Dumbo premiered and Emilia Clarke was born

The revolutionary music player that fits in your pocket was introduced by Apple on October 23, 2001

Published on 23rd October 2021
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Walayar minor rape case: Kerala HC set aside the acquittal of accused, orders retrial

In October 2019, a special POCSO court had acquitted the accused in the case — V Madhu, M Madhu, Shibu and Pradeep Kumar, causing a lot of hue and cry in the state

Published on 6th January 2021
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Unzipping pants, holding minor's hand not 'sexual assault' under POCSO, Bombay HC rules

Partly allowing the appeal, the Bombay HC quashed aside the jail sentence of 5 years under the POCSO Act and modified the imprisonment as per the Indian Penal Code (IPC)

Published on 28th January 2021
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This Kolkata School gets a Student Justice Cell to fight human trafficking

 

The Cell is part of the Anti-Human Trafficking Club (AHTC) programme to build safe communities for women and children in vulnerable pockets of the city

Published on 7th December 2020
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This government school teacher in Koravi invested money from his pocket to provide electricity and water to his students

We track the journey of Mohan Kumar, a teacher who brought electricity and water to the Government Higher Primary School in Koravi and paid for it out of his own pocket 

Published on 28th February 2019
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This Chennai-based artist creates cute paintings of pooches that will make you go p-awww!

Subirthana Maharaja combines her love for art and animals in creating miniature pet portraits that make for unique, pocket-friendly gifts

Published on 11th September 2019
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This Chennai second-hand book festival will need you to gather up all your Herculean strength 

This second-hand book sale is choosing a unique way to lighten their customer's pockets, they're giving off boxes for you to fill up with books and you'll only be charged per box

Published on 9th May 2018
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Swimming Federation of India bans Goa coach accused of rape, molestation of minor student

A case under IPC sections 376 (rape), 354 (molestation) and 506 (criminal intimidation), as well as under the POCSO Act and Goa Children's Act were registered against the coach

Published on 6th September 2019
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Sudha Murthy's anecdote gives Kerala boy courage to share details of abuse with his teacher. Here's how

The District Child Protection Unit officer concerned told that an FIR has been lodged and the perpetrator booked under POCSO Act

Published on 24th December 2021
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State Government fails to pay schools RTE funds, parents fear they will have to pay dues

If these schools are not paid their due for this academic year, parents of RTE students might have to pay the fees from their own pockets

Published on 5th June 2019
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Skin-to-skin contact not essential for POCSO offence: Supreme Court sets aside Bombay HC order

Venugopal had earlier told the apex court that there were 43,000 offences registered under POCSO Act in the last one year and that it's an outrageous judgement so far as POCSO is concerned

Published on 18th November 2021
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Researchers find hormone to switch off hunger and tackle obesity

The hormone, called Lipocalin-2 (LCN2), could be used as a potential treatment in people with obesity whose natural signals for feeling full no longer work

Published on 28th November 2020

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