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Most children can’t run, hop or catch

Schoolchildren in Chennai may be great with spelling and arithmetic, but a majority of them do not have the basic skills to run and hop or catch a ball thrown at them, and cannot even balance themselv

1098 saves 21 million kids across nation

Call 1098 and save a child. The Childline helpline launched in 1996 in Mumbai, the first toll-free tele-helpline for children in distress, has served more than 21 million children across nation.


11 child labourers rescued in Uttar Pradesh

Eleven children, who were being allegedly taken to Ambala as child labourers, were on Thursday rescued at the Chandausi railway station, GRP sources said.

On a tip off, GRP arrested Jagjivan, a midd

'20 million orphaned children in India'

Twenty million children in the country do not have either of their parents and lack adequate care and support, an orphaned children's welfare organisation said on Tuesday.

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Raising age of consent for sex 'regressive’ step: Delhi court

Is the central government's proposal to raise the age of consent for sex from 16 to 18 years regressive and draconian? A Delhi court thinks so.

The Central government’s proposal for raising the age o

Children watch TV, doctors see trouble


Even as many parents glow with pride seeing their kid’s nimble fingers work on a Nintendo game, what they fail to realise is sitting for hours in front of the computer may soon result in the child not

Rajya Sabha passes bill on sexual offences against kids

The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to protect children from sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography and to establish special courts for the speedy trial of such offences.

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Convulsions target children as mercury level soars

Paediatricians in the city are having their hands full as the soaring mercury levels has brought with it a variety of ailments that mostly impact children.

Doctors are seeing an increasing number of

NRI kids' custody given to uncle by Norwegian court


A Norwegian court on Monday handed over the two NRI children in foster care to their paternal uncle, ending months of custody row that saw India stepping up diplomatic pressure on Norway to send back

It’s true exotica this summer


Seven-year-olds wander around the city in tourist garb, clutching at their expensive digital cameras for a photo-journalism workshop.

Tiny tots in tutus preen in front of a mirror-wall, striking bal

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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.