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Watch: 11,500 clothes laid on UK beach in memory of children killed in Gaza

At least 11,500 sets of children’s clothes were laid out at Bournemouth Beach in the United Kingdom (UK) in memory of children killed in the Gaza Strip since the October 7, 2023, Israel-Hamas War. Led By Donkeys, a political campaign group, on Monday, February 5, created a memorial using tops and bottoms of children’s garments along a five-kilometer sand stretch, highlighting the human cost of conflict. Also Read Israeli forces

Over 10 children have lost limbs every day in Gaza since Oct 7

More than ten Palestinian children on average have lost one or both of their legs every day in Gaza since the beginning of the Israel and Hamas war on October 7. In a statement, on Sunday, January 7, NGO Save the Children referenced remarks from UNICEF spokesperson James Elder, who after returning from Gaza, said on December 19 that about 1,000 children had lost one or both of their legs since October 7. It

Principal held for forcing children to clean toilet in Bengaluru school

Bengaluru: The Karnataka Police on Saturday, December 23, arrested the headmistress of a government school here for allegedly making the children to clean toilets. Laxmidevamma, the headmistress in the Andrahalli Government Model Higher Primary school in Bengaluru. The arrest was made following the complaint by the Block Education Officer (BEO) Anjinappa in this regard with the Byadarahalli police station. The accused headmistress will be produced before the court on Saturday.

WHO asks China for details after surge in respiratory illness among children

Beijing: The WHO on Thursday said it has made an official request to China for detailed information on a spike in respiratory illnesses after the Chinese health authorities reported multiple infectious respiratory diseases with surging cases of mycoplasma pneumonia and influenza flu among children. Earlier this month, Chinese experts also sounded an alert about the relapse of COVID-19 infections during the current winter season and asked elderly and vulnerable populations

UAE family visit visa: Visa free for children under 18; here’s how to apply

Abu Dhabi: With the festive season around the corner and those planning a family trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), here’s a good news for you. In an effort to boost tourism in the country, the UAE family group tourist visa is free for children under 18, while normal charges apply to adult members. As per a report by Khaleej Times, the offer is available through approved travel agencies

Children of invalid marriages can claim inheritance in parents’ properties under Hindu laws: SC

New Delhi: In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court on Friday held that children born out of invalid marriages are entitled to claim a share in the property of their parents under the Hindu succession law. The top court, however, held that the children from such “void or voidable” marriages will not be able to inherit the ancestral properties of the coparceners other than their parents under the Hindu law.

Bihar: Five children drown in pond; CM announces ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh

Aurangabad: Five children drowned in a pond in Bihar’s Aurangabad district on Thursday, officials said. The incident took place on Thursday afternoon when they went to take a bath in the pond in Sonarchak village in Salaiya police station area after celebrating Raksha Bandhan. The deceased have been identified as Shubham (11), Neeraj Kumar (12), Dheeraj (10), Prince (12) and Amit (12). All of them were residents of Sonarchak village.

Former teacher in UK gets 12 years in jail for abuse of Indian children

London: A former deputy head teacher of a primary school in London was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Wednesday for paying and instructing teenagers in India, where he worked for seven years, to abuse younger children.  Matthew Smith, 35, from East Dulwich, was arrested by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in November 2022, after investigators identified that he was sharing abuse material on the dark web.  Sentencing him

2.12L girls among 2.75L children missing since 2018, govt tells LS

New Delhi: The number of children who have gone missing in the past five years is 2.75 lakh, including 2.12 lakh girls, the Union Women and Child Development Ministry said on Friday. It said 2.40 lakh missing children were traced during this period. According to data provided by Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, 2,12,825 (2.12 lakh) girls are among 2,75,125 (2.75 lakh) children to go missing since

More than 6 out of 10 parents provide private education before their children enter elementary school

It was found that more than 6 out of 10 parents provide private tutoring for their children even before they enter elementary school. In particular, half of the respondents said that they were providing private tutoring for three or more schools. On the morning of the 10th, Democratic Party lawmaker Kang Deuk-goo and the education-related civic group ‘World Without Worrying About Private Education’ held a press conference at the National