Asia Family & Parenting
Wind in their sails: Girls, kids, the middle-class are taking to the sea
Family of missing siblings taken from their kindergarten suspect their biological mother
Barisan considering child care for manifesto - Nation
Two brothers jailed after one entered Malaysia by using the passport belonging to the other
Child marriages decline, led by big fall in South Asia
Rajinikanth wants children to call parents Mummy and Daddy, not Amma and Appa: TN minister
Newborn baby found dead in shopping mall restroom
2018-04-19 05:12:02 A newborn baby was found dead in the toilet bowl of a restroom at a shopping mall in the city of Cheongju, central South Korea, on Tuesday, police said. The Heungdeok Police Station in the city in North Chungcheong Province said the body of the baby girl was discovered around 1:10 p.m. by a plumber who was there to fix a toilet bowl that had been clogged for three to four days   Read More ...
Gov't helps at-risk children via 'big data'
2018-04-12 15:14:42 A 17-year old boy, whose identity is being withheld, receives 245,000 won ($223) in monthly state support for housing after a social service official in his district found him in a motel in Seoul, where he had been living with his father for months. Upon visiting the room smaller than 3.3 square meters, where no one could barely set foot due to heaps of putrid-smelling garbage and laundry, the official helped the two-member household apply for a basic welfare program, under which households earning less than 30 percent of the median income are given a monthly state subsidy for housing, medical and other expenses   Read More ...
Prebet Adam's family apologises to Johor royal family - Nation
2018-04-12 13:11:39 PETALING JAYA: The family of Prebet Adam Jaafar, the soldier who went amok at the Chow Kit area in Kuala Lumpur in 1987, has come out to apologise to the Johor royal family. Hawa Jaafar, 53, his younger sister, refuted the urban legend that Prebet Adam went on a shooting spree because their brother was killed by Sultan Iskandar Ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail when he was a golf caddy to the former Johor Ruler at the time   Read More ...
Mother-in-law admits to lending RM100k to Adam Rosly
2018-04-05 21:08:41 KUALA LUMPUR: The mother-in-law of Ampang PKR Youth chief Datuk Adam Rosly Abdullah admitted that she had lent RM100,000 to her son-in-law in October 2016. Zaiton Abdul Rahman, 56, told the sessions court here today that there was no signed agreement when she handed over the money in cash to Adam Rosly on that date. The third defence witness said the agreement for the loan was signed in February 2017, which was a few days after Adam Rosly was called for the first time to record his statements at the office of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)   Read More ...
Labourer killed after challenging brother-in-law to a fight
2018-04-02 15:47:53 KOTA KINABALU: A labourer paid with his life after picking a fight with his brother-in-law over past issues in Beluran district. Prior to his death at about 4.30pm Sunday (April 1), the 40-year-old had challenged his brother-in-law, 30, to a fight at an estate in Kg Pahu Sungai Lokan Beluran. However, the younger man, who had returned from a workers' quarters, refused to fight and tried to leave   Read More ...
Case of child care worker chided for getting pregnant before her 'turn' not uncommon
2018-04-02 12:57:15 The story of a woman working at a private child care center in Aichi Prefecture, who was reprimanded for getting pregnant before it was her "turn" as dictated by the head of the child care center, has garnered broad public attention. The child care worker and her husband apologized to the child care center director, but the woman was chided by her boss for "selfishly breaking the rules   Read More ...
Gadget-addicted children could contract pseudo-autism: Childhood specialist
2018-03-23 15:00:54 KUALA LUMPUR: Allowing children between the ages of one and six to play with gadgets, such as smartphones without any supervision, can make them vulnerable to mental disorders and so-called 'Pseudo-Autism'. Early Childhood Education specialist, Dr Putri Afzan Maria Zulkifli said 'Pseudo-Autism' was similar to Autism, meaning children lacking in social skills and seeming to live in their own world. She said this could be the result, if children spent too much time playing with gadgets and watching television   Read More ...
Big drop in babies born to single mums despite some benefits
2018-03-20 05:02:29 The number of babies born out of wedlock has been falling steadily in the past decade, even after the Government extended some pro-natal benefits to unwed mothers in recent years. MP for Nee Soon GRC Louis Ng said this will allay concerns some may have that giving the benefits married women enjoy to single mums will lead to a rise in the number of unwed mothers   Read More ...
Doula activities increase danger of childbirth at home, particularly in high risk pregnancies
2018-03-13 10:17:51 KUALA LUMPUR: Doula (childbirth helper) activities in Malaysia are extreme as they "advice" expectant mothers to deliver their baby at home without knowing the health history of the mothers, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahya said doula in Greek means women’s slave and the purpose of doula was to assist expectant mothers in giving them advice and massages, not to assist in childbirth   Read More ...
Preserved remains of babies discovered in Tokyo house
2018-03-13 09:06:38 Bodies of apparent unborn babies preserved in formalin have been found under the floor of a home in Tokyo, police sources have said. Judging from their sizes, the bodies are believed to be those of babies that were aborted or died during birth, the sources said Monday. Obstetric and gynecological specialists used to live in the house — which is vacant and on sale — and the Metropolitan Police Department does not view the discovery as a criminal case   Read More ...
Haryana: Married couple shot at by bike-bourne assailants; husband dies, wife stable in hospital
2018-03-13 08:43:24 A married couple was shot at by unknown bike-borne assailants in Gurugram's Badshahpur early Tuesday. While the wife sustained injuries and is reported to be out of danger, the husband was killed on the way to hospital, news agency ANI reported.   Read More ...
Mum denies that 3-year-old girl's ear might have been bruised at home
2018-03-13 07:00:38 The mother who allegedly found bruises on her three-year-old daughter's ear has responded to a statement from the school which her child had been attending. In Facebook posts that have since gone viral, Ms Claudia Kwan recounted how she found 'traumatic bruising' on her daughter's ear after the latter returned home from school on Feb 14. The school later said in a statement that one of its teachers had first found bruises below the girl's eye on the day of the incident   Read More ...
Newlywed woman battles for life, husband dies in forest fire
2018-03-12 20:43:02 His parents mourn his loss in Erode, from where a group of seven travellers made the trip. Of them, one died and one is critically injured. In one of the most moving tragedies in the Theni forest fire, a young man who had married his childhood friend only four months ago, died of burn injuries on Monday. His wife is battling for life at the Government Rajaji Hospital (GRH) here after sustaining third-degree burns in the accident   Read More ...
Summer workshops for children, mothers
2018-03-12 20:42:20 This summer, a series of workshops centred on developing communication skills, singing, dancing and theatre skills will be organised by The Launch Pad for children as well as mothers. To begin with a 15-day workshop packed with action, music and dance will start from March 15. Called ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’, the workshop will be spearheaded by Sangitaa Sehgall aimed for children in the age group of seven years and above   Read More ...
Family, marital disputes dominate SWC adalat
2018-03-12 20:41:36 Staring at an uncertain future, 85-year-old Madhavi’s long fight for justice will have to continue. The frail elderly lady could barely walk on her own and required her daughter Sasikala’s assistance as she made her way for the mega adalat of the Kerala State Women’s Commission (SWC) at the PWD Rest House at Thycaud on Monday. She has been running from pillar to post ever since Sasikala’s husband Jayakumar, a daily-wage labourer, had allegedly made away with all of her identification documents including the family’s ration card, her Aadhaar card, old-age pension documents and health insurance card, two years ago   Read More ...
A week of fun at Sentosa for more than 1,500 underprivileged children
2018-03-12 16:45:15 SINGAPORE - Housewife Marina Mohamad's five children, aged nine to 14, have been hoping to visit KidZania Singapore in Sentosa Island for the past three months but the entrance ticket of $58 per child was just too expensive. On Monday (March 12), Madam Marina and three of her younger children were treated to a fun day out at the 81,000 sq ft interactive indoor theme park   Read More ...
Theni forest fire: Newly-married woman battles for life, husband dies
2018-03-12 11:08:04 A young man, who had married his childhood friend only four months ago, died of burn injuries from the Theni forest fire on Monday. His wife is battling for life at the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai after sustaining third degree burns. Vivek and Divya were preparing to fly out to Dubai to start a new life. The couple had come on a pleasure trekking trip to Kurangani forest in Theni district   Read More ...
Wind in their sails: Girls, kids, the middle-class are taking to the sea
2018-03-12 08:13:24 Dripping wet, her suit frayed at the edges, Harshita Tomar steps on to dry land to make history. She’s 16, wiry, and hails from small-town Hoshangabad in land-locked Madhya Pradesh, an unlikely bet for a sailboat race. But she’s just navigated her Laser 4.7 craft past 13 competitors along the Pondicherry coast, to victory. The event, Sailing the East Coast, is no less historic   Read More ...
[Exclusive] Cross-border marriage amnesty programme to protect stateless kids'
2018-03-12 06:14:11 ALOR STAR: The cross-border marriage amnesty programme proposed by the Kedah government should be seen as a move to protect the welfare of children born to couples who married outside the country and did not register their union. However, the initiative, expected to begin next month, is not a ticket for couples to skip legal procedures here and get married without getting the consent from their families   Read More ...
'Treated him better than my son': UP man performs havan and bhoj for his dead parrot
2018-03-12 06:08:38 As a mark of love and gratitude for his beloved parrot who passed away, a man in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha performed its last rites as per Hindu rituals. Pankaj Kumar Mittal, a teacher by profession who lives in Amroha's Hasanpur, also organised a 'havan' and 'bhoj' (feast) on Sunday, after his parrot died on March 5.Mittal said, "I adopted it five years ago when it could not fly because of leg injury, treated him even better than my son   Read More ...
"Kareena And I Practised Our Choice To Work Post Marriage, Kids": Karisma Kapoor
2018-03-12 00:34:55 New Delhi: Highlights Karisma was the first 'Kapoor' girl to break the stereotype in Bollywood Both sisters continued to work in Bollywood post marriage, kids Karisma will make a cameo appearance in SRK's Zero Karisma Kapoor dismissed the widespread myth about the first family of Bollywood (the Kapoors) that they do not allow their daughters-in-laws to work in films, reported news agency IANS   Read More ...
Giant Ants, Red Balloons & A ‘Bandhu’ Keep Tribal Kids In School
2018-03-11 23:07:30 THERE ARE giant ants in pink and green, there’s a boy holding red balloons, there’s a bright green parrot perched on a fading brown branch. And then, there’s M M Rajan. All of them, together, are making a gaggle of noisy children at a remote school in Wayanad want to come back to the classroom, every day. Over 150 km from Attappadi in Palakkad, where a tribal was lynched last month by a mob who accused him of stealing food, Rajan is a vital cog in a new government scheme that’s fighting dismal school dropout rates and unemployment among Scheduled Tribes   Read More ...
Child rights body thwarts 63 marriages in nine months
2018-03-11 21:13:03 They began making arrangements for her marriage to a 30-year-old businessman. But Renuka refused to marry him. The issue soon came to the attention of child rights activists and the local police. Finally, Renuka’s marriage was stopped. “This was among the peculiar cases we have handled,” said M.P. Nirmala, Chairperson of the Tamil Nadu State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (TNSCPCR)   Read More ...
Calling the shots: Celebrity single mom Janice de Belen
2018-03-11 20:15:33 (First of a series) Embracing motherhood is hard enough, even with a partner; imagine going through the process all by yourself. These actresses, whether they’re coparenting while separated or doing it alone, are women who call the shots. This March, which happens to be International Women’s month, we pay tribute to celebrity single moms who are handling it with grace. Janice de Belen   Read More ...
Study shows Indian parents most keen to help kids with schoolwork
2018-03-11 18:18:16 Indian parents are among the world’s most keen to spend time with their children on schoolwork and are also the most optimistic about education standards in the country, a new worldwide education study has revealed. The ‘Global Parents Survey’, commissioned by UK-based Varkey Foundation compared attitudes and priorities of over 27,000 parents across 29 countries. Indian parents emerged as the most likely to help their children with their education at 95 per cent and they also reported to spend longer helping their children with schoolwork, with 62 per cent spending seven or more hours a week   Read More ...
Watch 25 stories of Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan
2018-03-11 17:16:26 "He's making up all sorts of things to save himself from allegations. Why didn't the media investigate even after I gave them all details? Till the day I took to social media, I tried to convince him to save our marriage. If he tries to come back I may still consider," Haseen Jahan said in a reply to Shami refuting all allegations.   Read More ...
Indian parents most likely to help kid with homework, UK parents most reluctant
2018-03-11 09:40:14 Indian parents are among the world's most keen to spend time with their children on schoolwork and are also the most optimistic about education standards in the country, a new worldwide education study has revealed.The 'Global Parents Survey', commissioned by UK-based Varkey Foundation compared attitudes and priorities of over 27,000 parents across 29 countries.Indian parents emerged as the most likely to help their children with their education at 95 per cent and they also reported to spend longer helping their children with schoolwork, with 62 per cent spending seven or more hours a week   Read More ...
IN PICS: Five Lesser Known Facts About Mohammed Shami's Wife Hasin Jahan
2018-03-11 08:06:13 NEW DELHI: As the matter between Mohammed Shami and his wife Hasin Jahan is intensifying, fresh details about their past lives are emerging. Jahan, who has leveled very serious charges against Shami and his family, had her second marriage with a Mohammed Shami. (Image: facebook)   Read More ...
Mother, son kill three-year-old to settle a score with relative
2018-03-11 01:33:33 A woman and her son have been arrested for allegedly murdering a three-year-old family member, who was found buried in their house at Malaypur village in Unnao on Friday. The woman, Sarojini Devi (62), allegedly told police that the boy, Yash, was killed to “avenge” the death of her two minor daughters after her “dilapidated” house had collapsed around 20 years ago   Read More ...
More newborn boys admitted than girls in paediatric ICUs: Data
2018-03-11 01:06:06 Written by Abantika Ghosh | New Delhi | Published: March 11, 2018 5:02 am The womb is not the only place where the girl child is at a disadvantage. Data from sick newborn care units (SNCU) across the country for the last three years, shows families are reluctant to seek treatment when a premature or very sick baby is a girl, experts say   Read More ...
Mayon kids listen to stories of hope, coping
2018-03-11 00:10:52 GUINOBATAN, Albay — Living in temporary shelters has been a challenging experience, especially to children who still have limited understanding of their plight after fleeing their homes from an eruptive Mayon volcano. Marc Gemro Bellena, president of the American Field Service-Intercultural Programs Philippines in Legazpi, read Jeannette C. Patindol’s “Tight Times,” a story about a family of mice coping with changes after the father lost his job   Read More ...
Tiny twin girls survive against odds after premature birth
2018-03-10 17:21:11 JAIPUR: Showing grit and determination against odds, twin babies weighing just 600 gm and 620 gm during their premature birth in Udaipur town have survived. The tiny twin girls struggled for four months under a stormy clinical course of neonatal care before their discharge from a hospital over the weekend. The babies of Chinta Devi, a native of Motihari in Bihar, are among the smallest twins to have ever survived in the country   Read More ...
Big Revelation: Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan's ex-husband speaks up
2018-03-10 16:19:20 As the matter between Mohammed Shami and his wife Hasin Jahan is intensifying, fresh details about their past lives are emerging. Jahan, who has leveled very serious charges against Shami and his family, had her second marriage with a cricketer; as her first marriage was with a man in Kolkata. Speaking to ABP News, her ex-husband SK Saifuddin told that he had two daughters with Hasin; and both of them live with him at present. He also revealed that Hasin and his daughters talk to each other on phone 2-3 times a week. Hasin had a divorce with Saifuddin in 2010, on being asked he says “she wanted to stand on her own feet and make something out of her life”   Read More ...
Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan's ex-husband speaks up
2018-03-10 16:09:37 New Delhi: As the matter between Mohammed Shami and his wife Hasin Jahan is intensifying, fresh details about their past lives are emerging. Jahan, who has leveled very serious charges against Shami and his family, had her second marriage with a cricketer; as her first marriage was with a man in Kolkata. Speaking to ABP News, her ex-husband SK Saifuddin told that he had two daughters with Hasin; and both of them live with him at present   Read More ...
Mohammed Shami's father-in-law claims that he called him to reconcile everything
2018-03-10 15:17:09 Mohammed Shami's father-in-law claims that he called him to reconcile everything The case lodged against Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami for domestic violenc   Read More ...
Two brothers drown while fishing as boat capsizes
2018-03-10 14:00:40 : Two siblings drowned after their boat capsized while they were fishing with their father at Sungai Plaie near here, this afternoon.   Read More ...
Family of missing siblings taken from their kindergarten suspect their biological mother
2018-03-10 13:11:55 PETALING JAYA: After 48-hours, the family of the two young siblings allegedly taken away from a kindergarten in Section 16 by an unknown individual on Wednesday has yet to know their whereabouts. The two, six-year-old Raheel Khan Mohd Saleem, and his sister Aleeya Reyhana, 4, were allegedly kidnapped by a woman who came with two other men in a white MPV and took them away in the 9am incident   Read More ...
Rajasthan passes Bill to give death penalty to child rapists
2018-03-10 12:51:05 Rajasthan on Friday became the second State, after Madhya Pradesh, to pass a Bill providing for death penalty to those convicted of raping girls of 12 years and below. The State Assembly passed the Bill seeking to amend the Indian Penal Code with the insertion of new provision by voice vote. A deterrent Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, who introduced the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2018, in the House, said it was a “progressive legislation” aimed at protecting the girl child by laying down a deterrent punishment, including death sentence, to the offenders   Read More ...
This auto driver's children will get free education because their dad is an angel
2018-03-10 07:39:55 A good Samaritan auto driver was rewarded with free education for his children two months after he returned a bag of Rs 80,000 in cash to a school trustee. According to a Times of India report, two months ago, Amit Gupta, the auto driver ferried 68-year-old Sarla Namboodiri from Arunodaya English School in Chembur to her car that was parked a little away   Read More ...
Girl bullied at Jalan Sultan corridor: 7 teens assisting in police investigations
2018-03-10 07:00:20 Seven teenagers are assisting in police investigations after a report was lodged over the alleged bullying of a young girl and a video of the incident went viral online. The video, which was uploaded on Facebook, shows two girls slapping and kicking another girl along a corridor in Jalan Sultan. Aside from the three girls, two others can be seen watching from the sidelines as the assault continued, while another girl is believed to be responsible for filming the event   Read More ...