Tag Archives: Jharkhand

Students of Jharkhand village school convince parents to call off child marriage

Married girls aged 15-19 years are twice more likely to die during childbirth, UNICEF reports. Sarita, 15, and her friend Mali, 14, are nothing short of stars at the middle school in Punsa village, about 25 km from the steel ...

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Manual scavenging law to be amended to hike compensation for deaths

The decisions were taken by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment at a meeting chaired by Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot on Tuesday. States have accounted for merely 13,000-odd manual scavengers — with 80 per cent in Uttar Pradesh and most ...

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Farmers’ body accuses Jharkhand of hiding starvation deaths

“We demand a judicial commission to examine the hunger-related deaths in Jharkhand so that the dispute can be settled and the Chief Minister and his cabinet be held accountable,” AIKS leader P Krishnaprasad told reporters. Accusing the Jharkhand government and ...

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Jharkhand High Court allows medical termination of pregnancy for minor rape victim

Earlier, on October 13, the court had directed the authorities at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital (MGMMCH) of Jamshedpur to constitute a medical board and give an opinion about the possibility of termination of pregnancy. In a special ...

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Jharkhand HC allows abortion in 23rd week for minor rape victim; foetus’ DNA to be used as evidence

Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court on Monday allowed a minor rape victim to abort her 23-week foetus. Justice R Mukhopadhya studied a medical report prepared by doctors at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIIMS) this evening and allowed the ...

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