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Drug menace spreads its pangs in Himachal Pradesh

CHANDIGARH: Drug abuse in Himachal Pradesh is best kept secret in the corridor of the state government yet is talked about in virtually every household in the State. The rampant drug racket in the state has come to haunt its people but not the political elite, the ruling Congress. Unaware Of the enormity of the disease, no political party in Himachal Pradesh provided any space to drugs menace spreading its pangs across the state in their manifesto for the Assembly elections but the fact remains the menace is going to assume alarming proportions.

Rohingya crisis: India must take more initiatives, says Bangladesh

The latest Rohingya refugee crisis sparked by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state is a major security concern and India should take more initiatives to find a solution to this, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali said on Monday.

DCW forms committee for rehabilitation of trafficking victims

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has constituted a 16-member expert committee to facilitate rehabilitation of female victims of trafficking and commercial sex rackets, officials said on Friday.

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.

1,500 Delhi children missing till May this year - some will never return

By Sanjeev Pal 
NEW DELHI: The capital has lived up to its fearful reputation of disappearing kids with over 1,500 children -- mostly between 6 and 15 -- reported missing in the first five months of this year, according to police figures.

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. 

Don't trust Mamata government: BJP on child racket arrest

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : In the wake of BJP leader Juhi Chowdhury's arrest in a child trafficking racket in West Bengal, the party's General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday cast aspersions on police action and called for a central agency probe.

UNO picks up Satinder Sartaaj for its campaign against Human Trafficking

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
LOS ANGELES: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has picked up Indian artist Satinder Sartaaj under its project ‘Blue Heart Campaign’ against human trafficking. The other Indian artists are AR Rehman and Sonu Nigam. More than 30 artists around the world have united against human trafficking and released an album ‘Music to Inspire’ by label Rukus Avenue who launched this album, says a press release.

UNO picked up Satinder Sartaaj for its campaign against Human Trafficking

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has picked up Satinder Sartaaj under its project ‘Blue Heart Campaign’ against human trafficking. The other Indian artists are AR Rehman and Sonu Nigam. More than 30 artists around the world have united against human trafficking and released an album ‘Music to Inspire’ by label Rukus Avenue who launched this album. 

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.

Three women including a Doctor caught in a child- trafficking racket

Punjab News Express/ S.K.Vyas
JALANDHAR : The Jalandhar police has unearthed a child-trafficking racket with the arrest of three women including doctors of a private hospital, on . The police on Tuesday produced all the three accused- Dr Reena of Jaswant Hospital near Dakoha, Manpreet Kaur of Sirhind in Fatehgarh Sahib, and Jyoti of Nakodar- in a court. The court sent them two-days police custody to trace and recover the infant.

Punjab Police unearths racket of trafficking children to USA by fake parents

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab police has unearthed a racket of trafficking minor choldren to USA with the help of fake parents. Police has so far identified 20 such children who travelled to USA on the passport of other children.

Richa Chadha to work with Freida Pinto in her next movie Love Sonia

Punjab News Express
MUMBAI: The ‘Bholi Punjaban’ of Bollywood Richa Chadha will be working with Freida Pinto of Slumdog Millionaire fame in her next movie Love Sonia, a film based on child trafficking. Love Sonia is the directorial debut of Slumdog Millionaire producer Tabrez Noorani.

Haryana launches operation Muskaan-II to trace missing children

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH:
 Haryana Director General of Police Yash Pal Singal said that operation “Muskaan-II” aimed at tracing the missing and destitute children and to reunite them with their parents is being carried out in the state. This has been launched from January 1,2016 and will continue upto February 15, 2016.

Haryana launches scheme to rehabilitate sexually exploited women,children

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: In Haryana, financial help is being provided to various agencies and non-governmental organizations under 'Ujjawala', a Central Government sponsored comprehensive scheme for the prevention of trafficking, rescue and rehabilitation of women and child who are victims of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation.

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.

Randeep Hooda meets Geoffrey Rush at TIFF

Punjab News Express/IANS
TORONTO : Actor Randeep Hooda was happy to meet international actor Geoffrey Rush at the ongoing 40th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

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.

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