What is Socialization? – Girl Found Living with Monkeys.

In India, police rescued a girl initially believed to have been living in the forest with monkeys; officials now say she is disabled and was abandoned by her family. On 6 April 2017, the Times of India reported that police in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India had rescued an 8-year-old girl found livingRead More

Tighter leash for NGO’s under FCRA

The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, is nothing more than a tool to keep ‘errant’ civil society organisations on a tight leash. An autonomous, self-regulatory agency for NGOs is the need of the hour   In early November, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs rejected the licence renewal applications, under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act,Read More

Guidelines for NGOs: Mandatory for them to register with Niti Aayog, Centre tells SC

The Centre’s proposed guidelines to regulate working of NGOs would make it mandatory for such organisations to register themselves with Niti Aayog – a government think tank that provides inputs for public policy. The NDA government – which has already tightened the noose around some NGOs – submitted the draft guidelines to the Supreme CourtRead More

New guidelines for regulating NGOs formulated: Centre tells SC

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it has framed guidelines for regulating the activity, registration and grants to over 32 lakh voluntary organisations (VOs)/NGOs in the country. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud was informed by Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that in compliance withRead More

India has banned all forms of disposable plastic in its capital

Thirty-two percent of the 78 million tons of plastic packaging we produce annually flows into our oceans. That’s the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic every minute. According to the India Times, India is responsible for an astonishing 60% of the plastic that is dumped in the world’s oceans every year. The country hasRead More

Muslim women win right to wear full body suits in UK amateur swimming competitions

The Amateur Swimming Association of UK has relaxed its swimsuit regulations allowing women to wear loose-fitting full body outfits. This move comes after a request from the Muslim Women’s Sports Foundation. Previously, full body suits were prohibited because of their ability to decrease friction in the water and giving swimmers an advantage. Germany’s top courtRead More

Cap on marriage expenses, loud DJ music, Fireworks proposed by MP, J&K shows the way.

A bill introduced by an MP from Bihar Ranjeet Ranjan, wife of MP Pappu Yadav, wants those spending above Rs 5 lakh to contribute towards marriages of poor girls. Jammu and Kashmir has banned big fat weddings in the State by limiting number of guests to be invited and number of dishes to be cookedRead More

Sex Education and Adolescence- Boys should understand that when a girl says ‘no’ it means no

In a bid to reach out to 26 crore adolescents in the country on health issues, the Ministry has decided to involve 1.65 lakh peer educators called “Saathiya”. THE LEGALITY of homosexuality may still be an open question for the judiciary and the Government is yet to change the law but resource material prepared byRead More

State of women with mental challenges

At 49, her face still retains a girlishness but when she speaks, it’s the adult who talks—the words are measured and every thought is completed before the next one is uttered. She talks of misery with the same smile on her face as when she talks about the joy that the birth of her firstRead More

China ‘eliminating civil society’ by targeting human rights activists.

Report details use of torture by Chinese security agencies – including beatings, stress positions and sleep deprivation – to force activists to confess ‘crimes’ China’s human rights situation further deteriorated last year as police systematically tortured activists and forcibly disappeared government critics while state TV continued to broadcast forced confessions, a new report shows. ARead More