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Facebook building an ‘under-13’ version of Instagram for children to increase the user base

Currently, children under 13 are not allowed to have Instagram accounts. Facebook is planning to launch an 'under-13' version with parental controls for children.

Rihanna and blood money: Complaint filed to investigate how Fenty Beauty uses Mica mined by exploited children

A complaint has been filed beauty company owned by Rihanna, Fenty beauty, for using mica from mines of Jharkhand that hire child labours

NCPCR asks AltNews co-founder Pratik Sinha to submit proof to substantiate his claims in Zubair-child harassment case

NCPCR has asked AltNews founder Pratik Sinha to provide proof of claims made in support of colleague Zubair Mohammad in child harassment case

After NCPCR takes cognisance of OpIndia report, kidnapped minor Hindu girl rescued, accused Sabir arrested in Bihar

A day after our report, NCPCR chief had informed that the commission would moniter the case.

Government approves amendments in POCSO Act including death penalty for sexual offence against children

The amendments to the POCSO Act also seek to curb child pornography by imposing fine and providing imprisonment.

Between 2010-2015, child care centres in Maharashtra wasted govt money by registering 75,000 bogus children: Report

In its report on the General and Social Sector for the year ended March 2015, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had also pointed to deficiencies in the working of these bodies, which are meant to provide institutional care to children in need of care and protection.

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'.

67 year old Madarsa teacher, Zakir Alam, arrested for sexual assault of an 8 year old child

He threatened the girl with dire consequences if she told anyone about it

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