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Nov 20, 2018
Centre revokes passports of 25 NRI men who deserted wives in India; look-out circulars issued against 17 peopleThe Indian government has revoked the passports of 25 men living abroad for abandoning their spouses in India, a Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) official said on Friday.
Oct 17, 2018
Delhi Police arrests man for duping people by promising jobs as anganwadi workers; probe launched into fake job racketA 34-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly running a fake job racket and duping people on the pretext of appointing them as anganwadi workers, the police said on Tuesday.
Oct 03, 2018
Survivors of sexual abuse as minors may now report assault until the age of 30 years, says Maneka GandhiThe Ministry of Women and Child Development has sent in a proposal raising the age to report sexual abuse till 30 years, according to reports. The move comes nine months after WCD ministry stated that they will seek a change in the CrPC to allow filing of complaints of child sexual abuse many years after the crime.
Jul 31, 2018
Centre has agreed to allocate Rs 5,439 lakh to scheme for empowerment of rural women: WCD MoS Virendra KumarThe Centre has approved Rs 5,439.14 lakh for a new scheme aimed to empower rural women through community participation Virendra Kumar said, Women and Child Development, Minister of State.
Jul 31, 2018
Committees constituted by 29 states, UTs to look into cases relating to sexual harassment at workplace: MoS Virendra KumarAs many as 29 states and Union territories have constituted local complaints committees to look into cases of sexual harassment at workplace, Women and Child Development Minister of State Virendra Kumar informed the Parliament.
Jul 22, 2018
WCD ministry to send Union Cabinet proposal on increasing punishment for sexual assault of male childrenThe Women and Child Development (WCD) ministry is set to move a proposal before the Cabinet this week for enhanced punishment in cases of sexual assault of male children.
Jul 18, 2018
Women and Child Development Ministry set to move Cabinet in a bit to make child marriages invalidCurrently, child marriages are valid in India, but can be annulled if a case is filed in a district court by either of the two contracting parties within two years of becoming an adult, or through a guardian in case of minors.
Jul 02, 2018
Mandsaur rape case: Child rights experts slam Madhya Pradesh's death penalty for raping minors, say won't combat sexual abuseSome people in Madhya Pradesh are opposed to death penalty for crimes such as the Mandsaur rape, and fear that it will have disturbing implications.
Aug 14, 2017
Blue Whale challenge: Maneka Gandhi writes to Rajnath Singh and RS Prasad over concerns about gameUnion minister Maneka Gandhi has written to home and IT ministers, asking them to remove the online game 'Blue Whale Challenge' from social media