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Government comes up with stricter norms for social media, digital platforms such as OTTs

The norms would be applicable to offences under which an offender would be punishable with imprisonment for a term of not less than five years

Published on 25th February 2021
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Police find Keesara kidnap victim was gang-raped, alter charges registered in the case

More than 10 teams are assisting the Investigation officer and DCP Malkajgiri is personally supervising the investigation

Published on 12th February 2021
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Perverse interpretation: National Commission for Women challenges Bombay HC's controversial 'skin to skin' contact verdict 

The commission said it is aggrieved by this order, and the perverse interpretation adopted by the High Court that the term 'physical contact'

Published on 10th February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: Why Michael Jackson's doctor was accused of involuntary manslaughter ten years ago today

In today's #TBT, we talk about the death of the King of Pop and what ensued after. His personal physician was charged with involuntary manslaughter for the drugs he put the musician on. Read on...

Published on 6th February 2021
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Never, ever stay silent! Here's how we can all help abused minors

The recent Bombay HC judgement pertaining to the POCSO Act has irked The Coach and he tells us how we can help abused minors

Published on 5th February 2021
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Nine-year-old girl's body recovered from residential building in Kolkata, cops suspect sexual abuse

Preliminary investigations suggest that the nine-year-old, who went missing on Wednesday evening, was sexually abused and then murdered by a person or a group of persons, the officer said.

Published on 4th February 2021
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Analysis of Union Budget 2021 reveals allocation for children was at ten year low; Child Protection gets raw deal

HAQ: Centre for Child Rights, in its analysis of the budget observed that despite the COVID-19 situation , it has found huge cuts in flagship programmes for children  

Published on 2nd February 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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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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SC stays Bombay HC decision to acquit man on basis of there being no 'skin to skin' contact in sexual abuse case

The top court also issued notice to Maharashtra government and permitted the AG to file an appeal against the January 19 verdict of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court

Published on 27th January 2021
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Chennai cops shut down unlicensed orphanage, that's been running for 21 years, after girls complain of sexual abuse

One of the girls staying in the home informed the '1098' child helpline that the director, his brother, son and few more in his family had been sexually abusing the girls staying there

Published on 27th January 2021
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This organisation has been helping school children be prepared for disasters. Check out how they've been doing this 

The Foundation for Development Action has been working for decades to make the children of Kerala safer from natural and man-made disasters. We find out out more about 

Published on 20th January 2021
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Speedy distribution of COVID-19 vaccine a major challenge for global governments: WHO experts

This daunting challenge is not only for India but also for all the governments across the globe as they start inoculating their populations to tackle the pandemic

Published on 5th January 2021
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Child labor in palm oil industry tied to Girl Scout cookies, finds Associated Press investigation

An Associated Press investigation found most  children earn little or no pay and are routinely exposed to toxic chemicals and other hazardous conditions, while som never go to school 

Published on 29th December 2020
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Australian police rescue 46 children subjected to crimes including sexual abuse 

The investigation also led to three arrests in the US and had identified suspects in Europe, Asia, Canada and New Zealand, authorities said

Published on 11th November 2020

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