September 1, 2012
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray’s anti-Bihari remarks created a furore in Bihar with political parties on Saturday asking the Centre to take strong action against him.
August 28, 2012
For Gopika, Gokul, Govindhan and Stella, no mother waits to feed them love and care spread on a banana platter. No father comes to pamper them with sweet fun and frolic. No family gathers around th...
August 19, 2012
Images and videos on the internet that are infiltrating minds in the real world are often simply fake or doctored.Masquerading as reportage, these anonymous and easily accessible posts clai...
July 30, 2012
A seven-member panel, appointed by the Supreme Court to conduct a survey of the socio-economic condition of the Vrindavan widows in Uttar Pradesh, today told the court that they are “highly vulner...
July 13, 2012
The applications have been received from 118 villages in seven taluks in the district. Kochi taluk with 15 villages accounted for the largest number of applications — 9,745. Kanayannur taluk with 21 villages came a close second with 9,158 applications.
July 9, 2012
The few who stopped by were fortunate to witness the spirited play Aashayien, performed by members of Faces Drama Club, on the plight of orphans and under-privileged children. »
June 20, 2012
With only 23 districts out of the 32 in the State having Government-run orphanages for girls, there has been a repeated plea from non-Governmental organisations that the other districts too are sanctioned one each.
June 14, 2012
Eleven-year-old Purnachandra from Odisha was in class V when he was uprooted and brought to Chennai, one fine day. According to his father, starvation far outstripped education and hence, it made...
June 11, 2012
Life is a daily struggle for the relocated residents of Veerabhadranagar. Their relocation to Bheemanakuppe, a desolate settlement, in Kengeri hobli in Bangalore Rural district, has made it difficult for them to make ends meet.
June 4, 2012
Koli community — original inhabitants of what eventually became Mumbai — now confined to small colonies »
August 30, 2012
Tribals in Rajasthan decry the lax implementation of PESA Act and Forest Rights Act to safeguard their rights following land acquisition
August 19, 2012
There’s a palpable sense of urgency among the thousands of northeast residents thronging the railway station to board their train to safety. Ask why they feel threatened, and one whips out his cel...
August 19, 2012
THE SUNDAY STORY
Sociologists as well as political and cultural commentators are struggling to analyse the immediate trigger for the exodus of northeasterners from cities such as Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. »
July 27, 2012
Despite laws being formulated, runaway children continue to face violence in homes, shelters and institutions
July 10, 2012
The Hindu visited the BBMP-run shelters for the homeless in the city. Most guidelines given by the Supreme Court order (dated January 20, 2010) on specificities of shelter have not been complied with.
July 4, 2012
The home is located at Bejai-Kapikad road. At present, 54 children, many of them being school dropouts, are housed here, according to a press release. »
June 19, 2012
Against the backdrop of a poor sex ratio in Rajasthan, Mahesh Ashram in Udaipur has been saving the lives of abandoned baby girls and rehabilitating them »
June 13, 2012
Sixty-five-year-old Gollappa Patil clutches his cracked aluminium plate and waits for his turn to be served. He stands in a queue, along with others like him who have been abandoned or are destitut...
June 9, 2012
Ugly tidings were round the bend for Kalpesh Shivkar when a registered letter arrived from Pilot Constructions Pvt. Ltd. in March 2010 requesting him to vacate his house in the interests of redeve...
May 14, 2012
JNU students prevented from reaching relief materials to them »