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Child marriages

Pakistan court rules forced abduction, conversion and marriage of minor girl is valid as per Sharia law as she had her first period

Pakistan court dismisses charges of forced marriage saying minor girls can marry after having 1st menstrual cycle as per Sharia

Assam government plans to spend Rs 800 crore on Arundhati scheme to discourage child marriages in the state

According to the Arundhati scheme, every bride from Economically Weaker Section(EWS) will get 10gms of gold free

Citing Hadiya case, 16-year-old Muslim girl approaches SC to hold her ‘marriage’ valid per Islamic law as she has attained puberty

The woman's advocate has stated that the 16-year-old girl's father is interfering with her right to live with her life partner whom she had chosen after attaining puberty and married through a valid 'Nikahnama'.

India records 51% decline in child marriages and 63% decline in teen motherhoods since 2000: Global Childhood Report 2019

According to the report, India has been ranked at 113 out of a total of 176 countries in the 'End of Childhood Index Ranking 2019'.

India Today uses the photo of a Hindu girl to highlight the high rate of child marriage among Muslims in Kerala

Recently a detergent brand was highly criticised by people for releasing a Hinduphobic advertisement targeting the festival of Holi.

Rajasthan: BJP candidate makes controversial statement backing child marriage, district collector takes cognizance

Chauhan was addressing a gathering at a Sneh Sammelan at the Peepaliya Kala region in Sojat area

NCPCR report reveals a significant decline in child marriages across India, prevalence highest among SC/ST castes

Data in the NCPCR report shows that girls who complete secondary school education are least likely to get married before 19 years of age.

UNICEF report says child marriages in India are on the decline

UNICEF report brings good news, but still India needs to do a lot to prevent child marriage

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Delhi Government to ask Police to register FIR against Maulana of Markaz, Nizamuddin, suspected ground zero for hundreds of potential Coronavirus infections

A huge number of people are suspected to have been infected with the Chinese Coronavirus from Markaz, Nizamuddin.

Karnataka: People quarantined at home have to send govt their selfies and GPS coordinates every hour, declares state government

The Karnataka Government has announced that every single citizen under home quarantine in the state will have to upload their 'selfies' on a government app every hour

BACK AGAIN: After Ramayana and Mahabharata, Indian superhero Shaktimaan set to return on Doordarshan

Doordarshan is all set to re-telecast episodes of India's superhero Shaktimaan in the wake of the nationwide lockdown featuring Mukesh Khanna in the lead role.

Aajtak falsely calls food preparation by Jhandewalan Temple Trust and Sewa Bharati volunteers for needy as Kejriwal’s “Community Kitchen”

Pictures of Jhandewalan Trust Members and Sewa Bharati members preparing food were passed off by AajTak as images from Arvind Kejriwal's "Community Kitchen" during Coronavirus lockdown

‘Bakwas Band Karo​’: CM Yogi Adityanath reprimands Noida DM over Coronavirus preparations, DM transferred after requesting leave

Yogi Adityanath told the DM to stop speaking nonsense and not keep on blaming each other over Coronavirus preparations. It was all captured on camera.

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Essentially, it seems like the Delhi government manufactured a crisis and forced migrant workers to flock to the UP border amidst Coronavirus lockdown

PM Narendra Modi launches “Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund” to receive public donations for fight against Covid-19

This fund will enable micro-donations and large number of people will be able to contribute with smallest of denominations

Infosys employee Mujeeb Mohammad arrested for asking people to ‘spread the virus’ by sneezing in public, fired by the company

Although earlier Infosys said that it could be a case of mistaken identity, later they admitted he was their employee & fired him

Midnight announcements, false promises: Watch how Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government played with lives of millions amidst coronavirus outbreak

In a video shared by BJP leader Kapil Mishra, one can see announcements being made in colonies where UP-Bihar migrants are staying in Delhi informing them that Delhi government-run DTC buses will take them to the Anand Vihar bus terminal.

Delhi: Dozens of coronavirus cases across the country traced to Tablighi Jamat Mosque in Nizamuddin, hundreds in hospital, 2000 quarantined, area sealed off

A medical camp has been set up in the area and samples are being tested. Drones have been deployed to maintain strict vigilance over movements. As per reports, over 2000 people in the area are under quarantine.

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