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Justice delivery system is begging for total overhaul, says Justice Ranjan Gogoi

Justice Gogoi was speaking at the launch of child rights activist and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s book Every Child Matters.

LabourMin plans health & occupational safety regulator for factories

Soon after taking office, the NDA government had begun reviewing the Independence-era Factories Act, 1948 and had introduced the Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014 in Parliament in August last year.


Hungry For Homework

Without better quality schooling, attempts to curb child labour can only go so far.

‘Due to problems of poverty, children allowed to help parents after school’

Bandaru Dattatreya stressed that NGOs and social activists have approved the provisions that would allow children less than 14 years of age to only help in family and home enterprises, after school hours.

Child labour rules likely on Cabinet agenda

The proposed amendments seek to bar children between ages of 14 and 18 years, who will be termed as “adolescent” from working in hazardous sector.

Govt set to ban employment of children less than 14 years; regulate adolescent workers

The move is a significant break given that child labour accounts for nearly 8.5 per cent of the country’s 31.2-crore workforce.


Domestic help abuse: Airhostess,sister sent to JC till Nov 13

Bira and Stoile,who had come to the court along with her baby,were arrested early morning.

17 child labourers rescued from Rajkot factory

All the 17 boys were from Madhubani district of Bihar and had come to work in the city with their distant relatives.

NAC second term a mixed bag as policy issues get stuck

The NAC had submitted drafts of two new legislation during its current tenure.

No use of kids in poll work,EC warns

The Election Commission of India has directed all recognised political parties to ensure that no child is involved in any election-related activity under the purview of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act,1986