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Child Brides On The Rise In India’s Urban Areas, Shows Report

Child Brides On The Rise In India’s Urban Areas, Shows Report

New Delhi: An increasing number of underage girls are being married off in India's towns and cities, a study has revealed, challenging long-held assumptions...
5-Year-Old Bride, 8-Year-Old-Groom. Child Marriage Stopped Near Hyderabad

5-Year-Old Bride, 8-Year-Old-Groom. Child Marriage Stopped Near Hyderabad

Vikarabad, Telangana: In Mambapur village of Vikarabad, 60 km from Hyderabad, a 5-year-old girl was prevented from falling prey to a tribal tradition and...
Hyderabad Girl Nearly Became Child Bride. A Year Later, She Is A Topper

Hyderabad Girl Nearly Became Child Bride. A Year Later, She Is...

Hyderabad: In April last year, Sandhya from Hyderabad's Ranga Reddy district was going to be married off while she was in the middle of...
Nitish Kumar’s Fresh Appeal: Boycott Marriages Where Dowry Is Taken

Nitish Kumar’s Fresh Appeal: Boycott Marriages Where Dowry Is Taken

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday strongly criticised the practice of dowry and urged people to not attend wedding ceremonies where dowry is...
After Ban On Liquor, Bihar To Tighten Noose On Dowry, Child Marriage

After Ban On Liquor, Bihar To Tighten Noose On Dowry, Child...

Patna: After banning liquor completely in Bihar in April, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has plans to launch a comprehensive campaign against social ills of...
Telangana’s Crackdown On Child Marriage: No Proof Of Age? No Wedding

Telangana’s Crackdown On Child Marriage: No Proof Of Age? No Wedding

Hyderabad: Priests, card printers, flower decorators and tent suppliers join hands to help authorities in crack down on child marriages. Priests in Telangana have been...
Vegetable Gardens Preventing Bengal Girls From Early Marriage, Trafficking

Vegetable Gardens Preventing Bengal Girls From Early Marriage, Trafficking

For a teenager, Sarjana Biswas has rather modest ambitions: finish school, go to college and become a government healthcare worker in her village. But for...
On Hyderabad Outskirts, New Fight Against High Rate Of Child Marriages

On Hyderabad Outskirts, New Fight Against High Rate Of Child Marriages

Priests, card printers, flower decorators and tent suppliers are all being recruited in Telangana to help crack down on child marriages. The legal age of...
Telangana Girl, 14, Married To 51-Year-Old, Returns To School

Telangana Girl, 14, Married To 51-Year-Old, Returns To School

Telangana: In Telangana’s Nalgonda district, a 14-year-old girl was secretly married off to a man four times her age. After four months, she has...
Education Pushes Back Age Of Marriage For Rural Women

Education Pushes Back Age Of Marriage For Rural Women

The median age at marriage for women has increased--from 19.4 years in 2001 to 21.2 years in 2011, according to Census data--but continues to...