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DLSA holds seminar to make aware Police Officers of POCSO Act and victims Compensation Act

District Legal Services Authority Saheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, today, made aware the DSPs and SHOs of the district of the legal procedures to be followed in cases related to POCSO Act-2012 besides the dissemination of information regarding Victims Compensation Act 2017.

World Cancer Care Foundation and NLSA holds camp in Ram Darbar Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: A team of doctors along with four buses of World Cancer Care Foundation based in Jalandhar participated in the camp organized under the aegis of National Legal Service Authority (NLSA), Delhi and State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh, at Ram Darbar, Phase 2 here on Saturday. 

Nine convicted of sexually exploiting minors at orphanage

A court here on Wednesday convicted nine people, including a woman whose NGO was running an orphanage, of sexually exploiting minors while one person was acquitted.

Trump wants death penalty for drug traffickers

President Donald Trump has said that he would ask for the death penalty for certain "really bad" convicted drug traffickers and will try to toughen sentencing guidelines in an attempt to fight the opioid epidemic that takes 175 lives per day in the US.

SLSA holds camps in Chandigarh under the aegis of National Legal Authority

Aadhaar Cards of more than 350 persons were made on the spot or corrections in their Aadhaar cards have been generated. Similarly, more than 350 persons enrolled for new voter identity cards. More than 400 persons visited the stalls giving information on Anti Human Trafficking Unit, Cyber Crime Cell, Child Helpline and Narcotic Control Bureau.

Over 7,000 Indian kids trafficked a year: Satyarthi hopes Modi will act

NEW DELHI: With about 7,000 children trafficked in India every year, child rights activist and Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who set out on Monday on a Kanyakumari-Delhi "Bharat Yatra", to focus attention on the issue, hopes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will bring in stringent legislation to curb the menace.

SLSA Chandigarh hikes income limit for legal aids

Punjab News Express/Y.S. RANA
CHANDIGARH : While cost of justice is slipping out of the hands of common man, the legal conscious, State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), Chandigarh, came to the rescue of more people those find it difficult to seek justice. The Authority has decided to take legal free services to the common man who has been on the sideline of justice all these years. In a bid to bring more and more people under its ambit of free legal services, the Authority has hiked three-time income limit for seeking legal aids. It has amended the income limit and hiked the income limit from Rs one lakh to Rs three lakh. 

Belan Briagde’s volunteers to travel entire Punjab to awaken people against drugs abuse in election

Punjab News Express
LUDHIANA : Belan Brigade to start drive against drugs abuse in election. A bus of anti drugs abuse volunteers to travel entire Punjab to awaken the people against drugs abuse in election. The bus carrying the women volunteers flagged off by the family of drugs victims. 

DLSA launches anti-drug club at school

Punjab News Express/Y.S. RANA
CHANDIGARH : “Drug abuse prevention” is commonly used words. What does it mean? The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Chandigarh has though on an experimental basis made an attempt for ensuring that all members of a school should contribute and support in controlling drug menace. The authority has opened an anti-drug club in a government school at Hallomajra here on Monday to meet the challenge posed by the spread of drug abuse among the youths.

India joins fight against Slavery

CHANDIGARH : Eleven Indian faith and spiritual leaders signed a joint declaration to end modern slavery within a generation at the Global Freedom Network gathering in Delhi today. This landmark declaration was signed by faith and spiritual leaders from the Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jain, Sikh, Zoroastrian, Baha’i and Jewish faiths; who together represent 95% of the Indian population of 1.2 billion people.

The 'D' Trail

By Shashi Kant*
Language and literature are the essence of any civilization. Language is the mode of expression where as literatures is the most important manifestation of the progress or decline of any civilization. Humans as also animals have their own language. They denote things good and bad. One would not have thought that over a period of time, some words or letters of a language could become unpalatable and denote different things.

Labour department crackdown on textile unit busts major racket of child trafficking

CHANDIGARH: The special investigation team of Labour department today raided a textile unit in Ludhiana busting a major interstate racket of child trafficking from Bihar and rescued 11 minor children in the operation.

Punjab escalates steps for care and rehabilitation of victims of acid attack, rape

CHANDIGARH : Punjab Government has taken a series of steps for care and rehabilitation of victims of acid attack, rape and all other offences relating to rape and issued directions to all healthcare institutions in the state whether public or private to provide prompt and free of cost treatments to such victims.

Don't denigrate punjabi's by dubbing them as drug addicts, Sukhbir appeals to political parties

PATIALA : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal took the war against drugs to the people’s court by launching a public conclave series to sensitize opinion makers about the results delivered by the Punjab government on this front as well as unmasking the conspiracy of vested interests who want to make political capital by dubbing the State as bankrupt and Punjabis as drug addicts.

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