Teenage girl’s grandmom, mom booked under Pocso

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CHENNAI: The grandmother and mother of a teenager have been arrested and jailed on the charge of sexually abusing her at home in T Nagar. The two women were booked under the Pocso Act and remanded in judicial custody on a complaint filed by the girl and her father. Police said the girl used to live with her parents, who apparently had serious differences, and maternal grandmother. The girl told the police that she was stripped on many occasions by her mother and grandmother who then touched her inappropriately. The…

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YSRCP may contest 25 to 30 seats in Telangana

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HYDERABAD: The YSR Congress is mulling contesting in 25 to 30 seats in the ensuing Telangana assembly elections, a senior party leader said on Thursday. He also said the party may not have any pre-poll alliance with other parties. The Telangana unit of the party was preparing a “ground report” and it would be submitted to party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is currently on marathon foot march in Andhra Pradesh covering over 3000km. “The party cadre are insisting that we should contest in the polls. Otherwise it sends…

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Child abandonment sees rise, adoption shrinks

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HYDERABAD: It’s a dichotomy which is hard to digest. On one hand, several infants are being abandoned by unwed mothers or dumped on the roadside by parents and on the other, the number of children being taken for adoption is shrinking. Consider this: 179 children currently reside in various state-run homes and are up for adoption in the city. The number of parents who are waiting to take these children home is over 700. And of the 179 children shifted to the homes, 19 were abandoned by their parents, including…

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