'Beti Bachao' good move in right direction: All-girl band
'Beti Bachao' good move in right direction: All-girl band

The Tetseo Sisters, an all-girl band from the northeast, has hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign, saying it was a "good move in the right direction" and they will be happy to contribute in highlighting the need for gender equality.

SC raps Centre for not publicising order on female foeticide

 The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the conduct of Centre, Delhi government and various states for not giving wide publicity to its directions on female foeticide for strict implementation of law prohibiting sex determination.

Khaps want strict law against female foeticide

The influential Khaps or caste councils from three states have vowed to work to end female foeticide and demanded a provision for 10-year jail to the guilty, arguing that if such strict law can be framed for cow slaughter why not for protecting girl child.

Educating girls best way to stabilise population: Nitish Kumar

Bihar government is arranging facilities to provide higher secondary education to all girls as "educating girls is the best way to stabilise population", Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said.

Stringent steps taken to check female foeticide: Himachal CM

 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday said his government was "seriously concerned" about the low female sex ratio and that stringent steps are being taken to check female foeticide in the state.

Indian-American woman jailed for 30 years for female foeticide

A 33-year-old Indian-American woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the US for female foeticide and child maltreatment of a dependent.

Indian-American woman jailed for 30 years for death of child

A 33-year-old Indian-American woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the US for female foeticide and child maltreatment of a dependent.

Haryana proposes law for registration of pregnancy

Faced with an adverse sex ratio which is the worst among all states in India, the Haryana government is considering bringing a law under which registration of pregnancy would be made compulsory, a minister said Thursday.

Exclusive: Pigs spotted playing with aborted female foetus in Gurgaon

Horrific: Pigs were spotted playing with an aborted female foetus in Gurgaon, Haryana.

Female, infant foeticide rising: Minister

The government admitted that there has been an increase in cases of female and infant foeticide across the country.

30,000 health workers to save girl child in Haryana

Over 30,000 health workers in Haryana Friday took a pledge to save the girl child. The pledge was taken across the state at the same time, an official said here.

HR govt striving to address female foeticide issue: Manohar Lal Khattar

Expressing "serious" concern over incidents of female foeticide in Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said his government is striving to address the social evil while ensuring that the society accepts girl child and does not treated them as a "burden".

Haryana govt to come with new welfare scheme for girl child

Concerned over condition of a girl child in the society, Haryana government on Wednesday said it was planning a welfare scheme to empower them so that they are not taken as burden on their parents.

Female foeticide: SC raps states for not filing responses

Terming it as "unfortunate" and "golden silence", the Supreme Court on Tuesday came down heavily on various states for their failure to stop female foeticide leading to an alarming drop in the country's sex ratio.

Karnal sisters take 2 extra 'pheras' at marriage as pledge against female foeticide

Taking a pledge against female foeticide, two sisters in Haryana took two extra 'pheras' (rounds of the fire) at their marriage dedicated to the vow, prompting Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to announce a reward for them on Saturday.

Child sex-ratio in India has gone down: Harsh Vardhan

Despite a law to curb female foeticide, the child sex-ratio in India has gone down over the last 20 years, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Monday.

Female foeticide a deep shame: PM Narendra Modi

Female foeticide is a matter of "deep shame" and a "cause of great concern", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, the International Day of the Girl Child.

Govt likely to seek Facebook's help to promote education

The government is expected take up with social networking giant Facebook social sector issues like education and empowerment of the girl child, female foeticide and 'Clean Ganga' campaign and seek its help in promoting them.

SC raps Centre for being 'sloppy' in checking female foeticide

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rapped the Centre for being "sloppy" in checking female foeticide in the country, saying laws are not being implemented and everything is being left to fate.

Teach girls meaning of 'Love Jihad', says Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday raked up the issue of 'Love Jihad' saying the girls should be taught its meaning and ways to save themselves from the "trap", more than a fortnight after BJP avoided its mention in political resolution at its executive meet in UP.