SC concerned at sexual abuses in childcare homes, seeks report on facilities Aug 11, 2018 0 33 12345 IANSNew DelhiExpressing concern over sexual abuse of minor girls at shelter homes in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the Supreme Court on Friday sought a report from the Centre on utilisation of funds meant for childcare institutes. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur asked the Ministry of Women and Child Development to furnish details on education, health and nutrition facilities for children lodged in such institutes. The bench directed the Centre to also place before it the data received from the states on how the funds were utilised, how performance audits were done and details on the management information system (MIS). Advocate Aparna Bhat, the amicus curiae in the matter, contended that the MIS was supposed to be developed wherein complete data of children along with facilities provided at these institutes was required to be updated but details have not been filed by the government. The court is hearing a PIL filed on the basis of a 2007 newspaper report on sexual abuse of children in orphanages and childcare institutes. It posted the matter for further hearing on August 21. During Friday's hearing, the apex court expressed concern over cases of sexual abuse of minor girls and young women in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and asked"how will this stop?" POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Thousands excluded from NRC throng centres to file claims Aug 11, 2018 0 47 'Male bastion' falls as first female SWAT team ready Aug 11, 2018 0 41 M'rashtra ATS nabs 3 'Hindu militants' over terror plot Aug 11, 2018 0 341 India, Switzerland discuss bilateral ties, black money New Delhi: India and Switzerland discussed on Friday various aspects of bilateral ties, including the issue of curbing black money, as well as regional and multilateral issues during a meeting between External Affairs .. Senior CPI-M leader Jayarajan to return as Minister Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI-M state secretariat on Friday gave the nod for the re-induction of CPI-M leader EP Jayarajan into the Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet, according to party state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. .. Incessant heavy rain forces opening of all five floodgates of Idukki dam Idukki: With heavy rains continuing in Idukki, the authorities in Kerala were forced to open the remaining two more floodgates of the nearly overflowing Idamalayar dam on Friday afternoon even as the death toll reached .. Protests in New Delhi after seven-year-old girl raped AFP New Delhi Scores of angry parents protested outside a government-run school in New Delhi on Friday after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an electrician on its premises, police said. The incident comes on .. Rafale deal: Sonia leads oppn protest, demands JPC probe New Delhi: On the last day of Parliament's monsoon session, UPA Chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Friday led her party MPs and other Opposition leaders in their protest against the Narendra Modi .. Rajasthan HC issues notice on expense details of Gaurav Yatra Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Friday issued notice to the BJP state unit chief on a PIL regarding the expenses incurred on the party's ongoing 'Gaurav Yatra'led by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the ..