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Woman, son drown while taking selfie beside river in Odisha’s Rayagada district
To escape marriage, inmates chose to stay at Rohini Ashram
Father died natural death, request politicians and NGOs to spare us: Judge Loya's son
Inspired by dad, Kerala child prodigy ploughs own furrow with robots
Dumped by ‘fiancé’, pregnant teenager in Bengal seeks govt’s nod to end life
Tiny baby girl born weighing 400 gm survives in Udaipur
World through the eyes of children
2018-01-19 12:22:56 “Friends, I am moving to a house which has a tube light,” beams Sandhya in excitement. Sandhya’s family resides in Theerthakadu, a poromboke land which does not have any basic amenity including electricity. “I was shocked when I overheard the IV standard student’s conversation with her friends. I went to Theerthakadu and the life of 400 and odd families, who were evicted by the local body, inspired me to write Sivappukol Manithargal (Red Planet Dwellers),” says K   Read More ...
Woman gives birth on Joban Line train in Chiba
2018-01-19 12:12:30 CHIBA – A woman gave birth to a baby girl on a train at a station in Chiba Prefecture on Friday. The mother and child were taken to a hospital by ambulance, firefighters said. According to East Japan Railway Co. (JR East), the baby was born while the train, bound from Shinagawa Station in Tokyo for Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, was stopped at Kashiwa Station at around 1:40 p   Read More ...
Woman gives birth on train at station near Tokyo
2018-01-19 11:46:22 CHIBA, Japan (Kyodo) -- A woman gave birth to a baby girl on a train at a station in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, on Friday, and the mother and child were taken to a hospital by ambulance, firefighters said. According to East Japan Railway Co., the baby was born when the train, which was bound for Tsuchiura, Ibaraki Prefecture, from Tokyo's Shinagawa Station, was stopped at Kashiwa Station at around 1:40 p   Read More ...
Jacinda Ardern: Working mums on how to survive a short maternity leave
2018-01-19 10:05:19 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is pregnant, but plans to be back at her desk six weeks after giving birth. 'Do what you need to do to make it work' Kelsey Gamble took six weeks of maternity leave for the birth of her first child. In 2014, the then 23-year-old Australian moved to a different state and started a new job in marketing before she discovered she was pregnant   Read More ...
Thiruvananthapuram: 120 school children admitted to hospital due to food poisoning
2018-01-19 08:36:24 Nearly 120 children were taken ill after eating a meal at a school and admitted to a hospital here in Thiruvananthapuram. The children were from a lower primary school at Thonnakel in the district. Though the condition of the none of the affected children was serious, they would be discharged only after monitoring their health condition, a release from the Medical College Hospital said today   Read More ...
Adopted Indian child now a Swiss parliamentarian
2018-01-19 07:34:10 His biological mother Anasuiya could never have imagined that Niklaus-Samuel Gugger, whom she abandoned in a hospital 48 years ago just after his birth, would be the first Indian to be elected to the Swiss parliament. Born in CSI Lombard Memorial Hospital, run by Basel Mission, in Karnataka’s Udupi town, on May 1, 1970, Niklaus was adopted by a Swiss couple within a week of his abandonment   Read More ...
Rescued children to be sent to school
2018-01-19 07:26:42 Hari and Leela, a migrant couple from Rajasthan, never felt any need to send their children to school. They have been selling sand sculptures near Oachira for a long time while the children were engaged in child labour in and around Valiyakulangara. Sharanabalyam But now the siblings will have a normal childhood and schooling, thanks to the Sharanabalyam project launched by the Department of Women and Child Development   Read More ...
AMRI ‘negligence’: Parents of deceased 2-yr-old meet Mamata Banerjee
2018-01-19 07:22:52 The parents of two-year-old Oyetri Dey, a patient at AMRI Mukundpur who died allegedly due to medical negligence on Wednesday, visited Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at her residence in Kalighat on Thursday. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the father, Jayanta Dey said the chief minister had assured the family of all possible support. “Mamata didi was already aware of the entire incident   Read More ...
Love Story: I never knew that marriage beyond 20 years could be this exciting, says woman even after husband loses his hearing
2018-01-19 07:04:52 After consuming a plate of raw fish on Nov 19, 2015, Cathryn’s husband suffered from a Group B Streptococcus bacteria (GBS) infection and was hospitalised. He subsequently lost hearing completely in his right ear and at least 90 per cent of hearing in his left and to this day, is still undergoing rehabilitation. Due to his condition, he also lost his job   Read More ...
13-year-old boy shot dead by 'influential' relative in Chakwal over monetary dispute
2018-01-19 06:31:42 A teenage boy was shot dead in his house on Thursday by an elder relative who had been allegedly harassing the victim's family for the past several months over a monetary dispute, family members and police said. The incident took place in Punjab's Chakwal district. A relative of the boy, Haroon, opened fire on the deceased due to a prevalent monetary dispute, killing him on the spot, Station House Officer Duman police station Faisal Mansoor told   Read More ...
Rubber tapper jailed 20 years for killing foster parents
2018-01-18 14:48:11 KOTA BARU: A 29-year-old rubber tapper was sentenced to 20 years in jail for killing his foster parents by planting a bomb in their motorcycle in 2015. The sentence was handed down by High Court Judicial Commissioner Datuk Ahmad Bache after Cha Woon Fui pleaded guilty to the Oct 7, 2015 offence. He was charged with causing the death of his 72-year-old foster parents Cha Mok Liong and Fong Ah Fong at KM10 Gua Musang-Kampung Pulai   Read More ...
30 Children Fall Ill After Consuming Food At Madrassa Feast
2018-01-18 11:37:47 Thane: Around 30 students of a madrassa in the Bhiwandi township here suffered from suspected food poisoning after having a meal at a function, an official said today. The children were served food at a feast organised by a person at the madrassa on Tuesday afternoon, Bhiwandi's tehsildar Shashikant Gaikwad said. The students, all boys aged around 12 to 15, complained of vomiting, nausea, stomachache and giddiness on Wednesday following which they were rushed to the government-run IGM hospital in Bhiwandi, he said   Read More ...
30 children fall sick after consuming food at madrasa in Thane
2018-01-18 08:20:42 Around 30 students of a madrasa in the Bhiwandi township in Thane suffered from suspected food poisoning after having a meal at a function, an official said on Thursday. The children were served food at a feast organised by a person at the madrasa on Tuesday afternoon, Bhiwandi’s tehsildar Shashikant Gaikwad said. The students, all boys aged around 12 to 15, complained of vomiting, nausea, stomachache and giddiness on Wednesday following which they were rushed to the government-run IGM hospital in Bhiwandi, he said   Read More ...
Thane: 30 children fall sick after consuming food at madrassa
2018-01-18 06:08:36 Thane: Around 30 students of a madrassa in the Bhiwandi township here suffered from suspected food poisoning after having a meal at a function, an official said today. The children were served food at a feast organised by a person at the madrassa on Tuesday afternoon, Bhiwandi's tehsildar Shashikant Gaikwad said. The students, all boys aged around 12 to 15, complained of vomiting, nausea, stomachache and giddiness yesterday following which they were rushed to the government- run IGM hospital in Bhiwandi, he said   Read More ...
Man Arrested After Wife Allegedly Raped, Set On Fire By Father-In-Law
2018-01-18 03:36:51 Baripada, Odisha: The fugitive husband of a woman who was allegedly set on fire after being rape by her father-in-law surrendered before the police on Wednesday at Rairangpur in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district. Police said the man had fled after the death of his wife in neighbouring Jamshedpur and surrendered during the day. The police had arrested the father-in-law of the 23-year-old woman based on an FIR by the deceased's father but her husband, mother-in-law and sister-in-law were also on the run   Read More ...
Raised by single parent, city girl ranks 13th in CA finals
2018-01-18 02:43:14 The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), on Wednesday, announced the Chartered Accountants final examination result held in November 2017. Three from the city have secured AIR under 35. The CA final exam was held in November 2017 and the number of students who appeared in the CA final exam at 346 centres is 1,28,853. Raised by a single parent, 22-year-old Prapti Pancholi topped the city by getting All India Rank 13   Read More ...
Stolen baby boy would be ‘budhape ka sahara’, say duo
2018-01-18 02:43:09 Two days after being arrested for stealing a newborn from Thane civil hospital, the accused husband-wife duo said it was done with the intention to raise a child who would look after them. These claims have made the Thane cops dig deeper into the case as it can unearth a bigger child trafficking racket. The arrest of Gudiya, 35, and Sonu Rajbhar, 40, from their Kalyan residence on January 15 for kidnapping a newborn baby boy points toward a statewide child trafficking racket   Read More ...
West Bengal: Lawyer saves marriage of clients by paying out of his own pocket
2018-01-18 02:42:55 For those who believe in the saying, ‘The road to hell is lined with lawyers and drunkards’, public prosecutor for Birbhum district in West Bengal, Ranjit Gangopadhyay, is a dampener. He had out of his own pocket, booked an all expenses paid stay at a hotel for a couple who had moved court for divorce, to help them patch up. Talking to DNA, Gangopadhyay said that the couple – Gautam Das of Suri in Birbhum had married Ahana Das of Nadia district in March 2016   Read More ...
Another baby for Liang Liang and Xing Xing - Nation
2018-01-18 00:48:12 PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s panda cub Nuan Nuan has a sibling and it’s a world record – thanks to parents Liang Liang and Xing Xing adapting well to the country. The giant panda pair broke the world record for having a second baby within four years via natural reproduction. Liang Liang gave birth to the cub weighing 150gm at 7.50am on Sunday, 89 days after mating on Oct 18, 2017   Read More ...
Manulife’s ‘GradMaker’ targets new parents
2018-01-18 00:16:02 Insurance and wealth management house Manulife Philippines has rolled out a pioneering mobile application designed to help young parents start building funds for their children’s college education for as low as P10,000 in investment. Designed for start-up parents who are too busy to meet with investment counselors or financial advisers or those who think investing is expensive, “GradMaker” invests in professionally managed funds composed of stocks and bonds and provides life insurance coverage of at least 125 percent of the customer’s single premium   Read More ...
ED questions Rana Gurjit’s son for 7 hours
2018-01-17 21:10:34 Rana Inder Partap Singh, son of Cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh who has submitted his resignation, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Wednesday in a case of alleged violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) by Rana Sugars Limited, a company owned by the minister’s family. He spent nearly seven hours in the ED office where he landed at ED office at 12:35 pm and came out around 7:15 pm   Read More ...
Domestic worker in Indonesia allegedly stabs her baby after giving birth, dumps body in bin
2018-01-17 21:05:04 A 21-year-old female domestic worker in Indonesia has been arrested for allegedly murdering her own baby in the kitchen of a restaurant. The bloodcurdling incident happened at a restaurant in Pondok Aren, South Tangerang, Jakarta Police spokesman Senior. Commissioner Argo Yuwono confirmed on Tuesday (Jan 16). Said Argo: “The perpetrator allegedly committed violence against a minor, leading to its death. “We therefore investigated the perpetrator, who allegedly murdered and dumped the baby   Read More ...
Man looking for birth parents who sold him away at birth: "I need to know why they sold me"
2018-01-17 21:04:42 Stomper Desmond, 41, is looking for his biological parents. His adoptive parents told him in December 2017 that he was actually adopted, and his birth parents had sold him off. They then gave him his birth certificate, which showed the names of his parents, Mr Swee Hoon and Mrs Tan Lay Hong, as well as their last known address in Lengkok Bahru   Read More ...
Boy mowed down by truck, grandfather critical
2018-01-17 20:37:04 An eight-year-old boy was killed and his grandfather critically injured when a coal-laden tipper truck knocked them down in Chandrugonda town on Wednesday. Sources said Jagadeesh and his grandfather, V. Gandhi Reddy (56), a teacher at a government school in Chandrugonda mandal, were hit at the main junction in Chandrugonda while walking towards a hotel. The truck was ferrying coal from Kothagudem to Vijayawada   Read More ...
Govt says committed to reform Muslim marriage law
2018-01-17 16:02:03 January 17, 2018 03:38 pm The Government of Sri Lanka says that it remains committed to reform the minimum age of marriage for girls under the Muslim law, with the active participation of the concerned community. “A committee had been set up under the aegis of the Ministry of Justice to carry out the necessary legal reform,” the Sri Lankan delegation told the Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva on Tuesday (16)   Read More ...
Woman, son drown while taking selfie beside river in Odisha’s Rayagada district
2018-01-17 12:28:01 A 30-year-old woman and her five-year-old son drowned in a river in Odisha’s Rayagada district during a selfie session, police said on Wednesday. The incident happened on Tuesday evening at Nagabali river on the outskirts of Rayagada. The woman had gone to a suspension bridge on the Nagabali river with her family, inspector in-charge of Rayagada police station Rabi Patra said   Read More ...
Drug addicted mother forces her daughters into prostitution to buy drugs
2018-01-17 12:07:43 HERAT (Pajhwok): Some teenage girls in western Herat province say their drugs addicted mothers have been pushing them into prostitution to buy drugs. On the relevant issue, Article 11 of the Afghan law on trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants says a human smuggler -- “If the perpetrator is the spouse, parent, guardian or custodian of the victim, or a public official, long term imprisonment of not less than ten years”   Read More ...
Woman, 5-Year-Old Son Drown In Odisha's Nagabali River While Taking Selfie
2018-01-17 11:39:30 Koraput: A 30-year-old woman and her five-year-old son drowned in a river in Odisha's Rayagada district during a selfie session, police said today. The incident happened on Tuesday evening at Nagabali river on the outskirts of Rayagada. The woman had gone to a suspension bridge on the Nagabali river with her family, Inspector In-Charge of Rayagada police station Rabi Patra said   Read More ...
MP woman accused of abusing 4-year-old adopted daughter
2018-01-17 10:12:28 Child rights activists on Wednesday accused a single mother of assaulting and abusing her four-year-old girl “adopted” daughter who was admitted to a Indore hospital with multiple injuries on her body. Anmol was admitted to the Choithram hospital in Indore on Tuesday with several bruises on her face, neck, arms and legs, activists said. Her mother Sushila, who uses only her first name, claimed the minor fell down a flight of stairs   Read More ...
Thane: Rescued children to undergo DNA tests
2018-01-17 07:16:20 THE Thane police will soon conduct DNA tests on two other children found along with the newborn baby stolen from Thane Civil Hospital by a group of alleged child traffickers. The police found two children with the accused, including an infant who is a few months old. The accused, Gudiya Rajbhar, was arrested along with her husband and another man on Monday   Read More ...
Held for robbing father-in-law
2018-01-17 07:08:25 A 34-year-old gymnasium trainer was arrested by S.R. Nagar police for a theft at his father-in-law’s house. They held Harry Anthony Pascal for stealing ₹ 2.5 lakh and 18 tolas of gold from his father-in-law’s house when the latter was away. According to the police, nearly 70 CCTV cameras helped them trace Pascal’s movements before they were able to zero in on him as the accused in the theft case that was registered on December 31   Read More ...
Pastor Koh’s son surprised by sudden halt of inquiry
2018-01-17 07:02:59 KUALA LUMPUR: The family of Pastor Raymond Koh expressed surprised that the public inquiry of his abduction came to a halt yesterday. "I am extremely surprised because it is creating a setback in rescuing my dad. However, the inquiry is a three-part process with two other missing persons. I hope there will be a statement on the matter," Jonathan Koh told theSun when contacted today   Read More ...
Rani Mukerjee talks about motherhood and 'Hichki', hopes Adira will be proud to have working parents
2018-01-17 06:00:50 New Delhi: Rani Mukerji went through the usual anxiety of a mother when she started "Hichki" after Adira's birth, but the actor is confident that her daughter will one day be proud of her working parents. The actor said more than her, it was her filmmaker husband Aditya Chopra who wanted her to get back to the sets. "I had this anxiety about leaving my daughter at home because it was going to be a new environment for her   Read More ...
Three siblings who were airlifted to school flown back to attend mum's funeral
2018-01-16 13:47:57 KOTA BARU: Barely a day after the first batch of stranded Orang Asli students were airlifted from their forest dwellings to boarding schools in town, three of them had to be flown back to their home in the jungle to attend their mother's funeral. Siblings Wendy Andlem, 19, Chebdy, 17 and Ronal, 16, were sent by helicopter from Gua Musang Civic Field to their home in Kampung Chemal, Pos Belatim, to bid a final farewell to their 50-year-old mother, Minah Adek,   Read More ...
ED Summons Lalu Prasad's Son-In-Law Rahul Yadav For Rs 1 Cr Loan Given By Him
2018-01-16 12:30:44 Rahul Yadav, Lalu Prasad's second son-in-law, is accused of giving Rs 1 crore as a loan to his mother-in-law Rabri Devi. The Enforcement Directorate is now a   Read More ...
Police question doctor over last month's deaths of four newborns
2018-01-16 12:11:25 Police on Tuesday questioned a doctor from a Seoul university hospital as part of an investigation into the deaths of four premature babies from bacterial infection in December. Cho Su-jin, who was in charge of Ewha Womans University Medical Center's intensive care unit for newborns, faced an interrogation over whether she neglected her duty to supervise her staff to ensure the proper treatment of the babies, according to police   Read More ...
Lalu Yadav's Second Son-In-Law Rahul Summoned By Enforcement Directorate
2018-01-16 11:10:51 New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has summoned another son-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Yadav in connection with its money laundering investigation against his daughter Misa Bharti and others. In what comes as fresh trouble for Lalu Yadav's family, the agency has allegedly detected some funds being transferred by Lalu Yadav's son-in-law Rahul Yadav to his mother-in-law Rabri Devi. Agency sources said Rahul Yadav, husband of Lalu Prasad's fourth daughter Ragini, has now been issued summons to depose before the investigating officer of the case later this week and explain this transfer of about Rs 1 crore   Read More ...
IRCTC hotel scam: ED summons Lalu’s son-in-law Rahul in railway hotels PMLA case
2018-01-16 10:21:51 The Enforcement Directorate has now summoned another son-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Rahul Yadav, in connection with its money laundering probe in railway hotels allotment corruption case, official sources today said. The fresh trouble for the Lalu Prasad family comes as the agency has allegedly detected some “suspected movement of funds” from Rahul Yadav to his mother-in-law and wife of Lalu Prasad– Rabri Devi   Read More ...
ED summons Lalu Prasad’s second son-in-law Rahul in PMLA case
2018-01-16 09:12:07 The Enforcement Directorate has summoned another son-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Rahul Yadav, in connection with its money laundering probe against his MP daughter Misa Bharti and others. In what comes as fresh trouble for the Lalu Prasad family, the agency has allegedly detected some funds being transferred by Rahul Yadav to his mother-in-law Rabri Devi, the wife of Lalu Prasad   Read More ...
No khap, society, parents can question adult man and woman opting to marry: Supreme Court
2018-01-16 08:25:30 The Supreme Court on Tuesday termed as ‘absolutely illegal’ any attack by khap panchayats or associations against an adult man and woman opting for inter-caste marriage. A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, comprising of Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, observed that an adult girl or man can enter into marriage and no society, parents or panchayat can stop them   Read More ...