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2008-08-22 00:00:34

By Dipannita Das BANGALORE: Five teenagers, aged 11 to 18 years, left their hometown in a remote corner of Orissa to find a job and support their families. A known neighbour convinced their parents that she would get them jobs in Goa. They would have ended up elsewhere had the police not stopped them at Bangalore railway station. The woman who acted as the agent was identified by the police as a known trafficker and put behind bars. The girls were sent to the Crisis Intervention Centre...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'