Son preference is a global issue, say experts

Experts from various countries like South Korea, Germany and the USA urged for addressing the problem of sex selection on a priority basis.

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.

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 on Thursday.

No girl child? Then Himachal panchayats won't get funds

Determined to check its skewed sex ratio, the Himachal Pradesh government won`t fund panchayats if no girl is born in its domain. But there will be rewards for panchayats with a good sex ratio.

Census 2011: Sex ratio, female literacy rate improve in UP

The overall sex ratio in Uttar Pradesh improved during the first decade of the century, though a decline in the number of girls for every 1,000 boys up to six years of age could be a cause for concern, according to data collated for the latest census.

Make gender equality an international mass movement: Maneka

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has called for making gender equality an international mass movement, saying it should go beyond being a mere slogan.

Sex ratio at birth in Delhi increases

The sex ratio at birth in the national capital has increased from 886 females per 1000 males in 2012 to 895 in 2013, according to Delhi goverment`s annual report on registration of births and deaths in Delhi.

Sex ratio at birth in Delhi increases

The sex ratio at birth in the national capital has increased from 886 females per 1000 males in 2012 to 895 in 2013, according to Delhi goverment`s annual report on registration of births and deaths in Delhi.

On eve of World Population Day, Raje advocates for small family concept

Terming population growth a barrier to development, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje urged the people of the state to follow the concept of small family and to maintain sex ratio.

BJP leader OP Dhankar stokes controversy, promises `Bihari wives for Haryana men`

Giving a bizarre solution to solve the acute sex ratio in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader OP Dhankar stoked a big controversy by reportedly saying that the party would get girls from Bihar to ensure that men in Haryana can get married.

Female foeticide still takes place in Gujarat, says CM Anandi Patel

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Monday rued cases of female foeticide are still reported in the State despite the Government undertaking awareness campaigns on falling sex ratio and need to end the practice.

Sex ratio in Haryana improves to 881

In a positive sign, Haryana`s skewed sex-ratio has improved to 881 from 875 last year on the back of measures taken by the health department, the state government said.

Violence against women needs immediate attention: Panel

Violence against women, declining sex ratio and economic disempowerment of the fairer sex are some key issues which need immediate attention, a committee on the status of women said Monday.

Romans didn`t kill girls to skew sex ratio

Though ancient Romans indeed preferred boys, it does not appear that they went as far as infanticide to skew the sex ratio, say archaeologists.

No respite on falling sex ratio

India fares second worst among the 30 most populated countries in the world when it comes to the sex ratio.

BJP to score a hat trick in MP`s November 25 assembly polls

Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj claimed here on Tuesday that ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh would score a hat-trick in the November 25 assembly polls on the basis of women`s support.

116 convictions for violating sex determination law: Azad

About 288 cases of violation of sex determination test were reported last year and 116 resulted in convictions, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday.

Child sex ratio in J&K alarming: Union ministry

Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Wednesday expressed concern over dropping child sex ration in Jammu and Kashmir and asked the state government to take necessary steps to reverse the trend.

Sex ratio increases, fertility dips in Delhi

The sex ratio in Delhi has shown an improvement with the city registering 868 females per 1,000 males in 2011.

Gurgaon has lowest sex ratio in Haryana

Gurgaon has figured among districts having lowest sex ratio even as overall sex ratio of Haryana has increased to 879.