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Centre approves ordinance to award death penalty for rape of children below 12

  New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance to allow courts to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age. Official sources said that the criminal law amendment ordinance seeks to amend the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Evidence Act, the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) […]

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'Surprise everyone': Sunny Leone becomes mother of three

Los Angeles: Former adult film star Sunny Leone, who adopted girl child Nisha in 2017, has surprised everyone by extending her brood with two more children — sons Noah and Asher. Sunny, who is currently here, took to Twitter and posted a photograph of herself along with husband Daniel Weber and their three children. Sunny captioned […]

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4 children rescued from abandoned school building in Cuttack

Cuttack: Four children including a girl staying in an abandoned building of a residential school here at Bidanasi area were rescued by Childline officials. The building of Godabarish saint sanskrit residential school where these children were kept is reportedly in a dilapidated condition. They were reportedly staying in a precarious situation. OTV team visited the […]

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D Prakash Rao: Tea seller who turned ‘Messiah’ for slum children

Cuttack: He might be a small-time tea seller, but D Prakash Rao has helped slum children in Cuttack in a big way to get education. Forced to leave his studies midway in Class 11 due to family constraints, Prakash Rao understands the importance of education and that is why he has been running a primary […]

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Now motorable road to malnutrition-hit Nagada village

Jajpur: The Odisha Food Commission chairman today lauded the Jajpur district administration for laying a motorable road to Nagada village, where about 21 children had died last year allegedly due to malnutrition. The children of the tribal-dominated village had died last year in the absence of medical facilities. The incident had hogged the headlines causing […]

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Children brave croc threat, waist-deep water to reach school

Kendrapara: Bereft of bridge connectivity, students of a far-flung village in Kendrapara district are forced to wade through waist-deep water in a crocodile-infested creek to reach their school everyday. It’s a dangerous journey for the children of Burudia village under Rajkanika tehsil as threat of crocodile pouncing upon them is quite imminent. The village does […]

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Operation Smile: 626 children rescued in 11 days

Cuttack: Scouting different places within the state for last 11 days, joint teams of the Odisha Women and Child Development department and police have rescued at least 626 children, the police said today. These children were away from their families either working as child labourers or begging at railway stations or bus stands. This was […]

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Two mini Anganwadi centres at Nagada soon: Minister

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: In the wake of the death of 18 children due to malnourishment in Nagada village of Jajpur district in the last three months, the Odisha government has decided to set up two mini Anganwadi centres in the village. A decision to this effect was taken at a review meeting presided over by Woman and […]

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Haryana to set up Nutrition Commission

Gurgaon: Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on yesterday said the state government has started the process to set up a “State Nutrition Commission” and formulate a “State Nutrition Policy” to address malnutrition among children. The chief minister was speaking at an event organised for the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” programme here. He said the […]

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Summer break promotes 'obesity' in kids

New York: Children on summer break consume more sugar, watch more television, and eat fewer vegetables than the rest of the year, says a study. “The school environment remains essential for shaping healthy eating and active living behaviours, and schools can play a leadership role in fostering a healthy transition from the school year to […]

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Strong family ties can cut anxiety in kids

London: Strong relationships with other family members can help raise self-esteem and reduce anxiety in young children at homes where parental domestic violence exists, says a study. “Given the secrecy that surrounds domestic violence, it is important that parents, the extended family and service providers understand the protective effects that strong family bonds can have,” […]

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Multiple antibiotic courses harmful to children

New York: Multiple courses of commonly used antibiotics may have a significant impact on children’s development, shows a study. The study found that female mice treated with two classes of widely used childhood antibiotics gained more weight and developed larger bones than untreated mice. However, at the same time both of the antibiotics also disrupted […]

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Children inherit parents' anxiety too

New York: Anxious parents are more likely to have anxious children, a study on rhesus monkeys has revealed. It added that the risk of developing anxiety and depression is passed from parents to children. An over-active brain circuit involving three brain areas inherited from generation to generation may set the stage for developing anxiety and […]

Make a splash this summer - with some precautions

New Delhi: In this scorching summer, a cool splash in a nearby swimming pool is what adults and kids are rushing for. But shared by many people at a time, swimming pools can be fraught with infections and diseases. Doctors caution against common swimming pool infections that are rampant during this time of the year. […]

Web portal to trace missing children launched

New Delhi: The government yesterday launched an exclusive web portal dedicated to tracking down missing children. The website called “Khoya-Paya” aims to help trace missing children by allowing citizens to post information about a child who is not to be found. Simultaneously, anybody who has seen a child alone or with suspicious people can post […]

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