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First, the land mafia came for other people’s lands, and nobody protested. Then they came for the lake beds, and we didn’t protest. Then they took over government lands and civic amenity sites, and n

Mid-day meal: A system that lacks political will

Bengaluru: Incidents of food poisoning and children falling into boiling sambar grab media attention of ministers, and different departments then make multiple sweeping promises.
The furore later die

Fearful children refuse free meals after deaths: Bihar

Thousands of schoolchildren were refusing free meals in poverty-stricken eastern India after 22 children died from eating lunch apparently contaminated with insecticide, officials said Thursday.

Harassed boy goes back to school


Bengaluru: Little Akshath (name changed) a four-and-a-half year-old boy Bengaluru, is suffering from a rare genetic disease, which has led to ‘dry skin’ problems that affect his appearance. Like all

Parents join KG admission race

Hundreds of parents were seen waiting in serpentine queues in front of top, private CBSE schools in the city on December 1 to get an application form for kindergarten classes.

“I reached the school a

Norway child abuse case: Indian couple charged

The Indian couple arrested here in an alleged child abuse case have been charged with ‘gross repeated maltreatment’ of their child for which the prosecution has proposed a minimum sentence of one year and three months for the parents.

Indian couple face criminal charges of gross maltreatment

In a new twist to the alleged child abuse case involving an Indian couple in Norway, criminal charges of ‘gross or repeated maltreatment’ of their children by ‘threats, violence or other wrong’ have b

Hyderabad couple chides son in Oslo, jailed

A couple from Hyderabad has been arrested by the Norwegian police in Oslo for allegedly 'excessively disciplining' their son, family members said here on Thursday.

V. Chandrasekhar, a TCS employee in

Crime against minors on rise

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Western Tamil Nadu witnesses spurt in crime involving helpless children

Frequent incidents of crime taking place against children below 14 years of age in western Tamil Nadu have become a cause for c

Students saved by whisker

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Autorickshaw with 9 children falls into Perandoor canal, none injured. A major tragedy was averted as nine students miraculously escaped with no injuries, after the auto rickshaw they were traveling i

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.