Delhi govt gets newlyweds to take vow against female foeticide

As newlyweds Tarun and Swati got their marriage registered, they took another vow to complement the ones that solemnised their union, one which made them promise that they "shall not indulge in female foeticide".

Stop female foeticide: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi drew attention to the dismal sex ratio in the country, and appealed to Indians to stop female foeticide.

Female foeticide biggest sin against humanity: Omar

Terming female foeticide as the "biggest sin against humanity", Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said his government has taken several measures but it alone cannot eradicate the menace.

HC issues notice to J`khand govt on foeticides in state

Jharkhand High Court has issued a notice to the state government seeking details of the steps taken by it to check instances of illegal abortion and foeticide in the state.

Human trafficking rising due to female foeticide: Court

A court here has urged exercising of zero tolerance in female foeticide cases, observing that the illegal sex determination tests are giving rise to human trafficking.

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.

Gujarat CM seeks help from holy men to save girl child

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel has sought co-operation from religious leaders in its movement to save the girl child and prevent female foeticide.

`Bahu dilao, vote pao`: Haryana bachelors to candidates

Some Lok Sabha candidates in Haryana, which has the country`s lowest sex ratio, are facing a strange demand from bachelor voters -- "get us brides in return for our votes".

If I ever have a child, I wish it’s a girl, says Salman Khan

Salman Khan created awareness about the ‘Girl Child, Women Empowerment’ programme, and said if he ever has a child, he wishes it should be a girl.

Omar Abdullah seeks public support to eradicate female foeticide

Co-ordination between religious leaders, social activists, NGOs and public is needed to eradicate female foeticide, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said.

Narendra Modi invokes Indian culture to preach against female foeticide

Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called on the people of north Gujarat to stop female foeticide.

HC calls female foeticide "mass carnage"

Coming down heavily on doctors carrying out sex determination tests, the Allahabad High Court has said the law against it has not been effectively enforced in states like Uttar Pradesh.

Sex ratio improves in Haryana

After a poor showing in 2001 census, the Haryana has registered a slight improvement with 879 females per 1,000 males in the state in the latest census.

Sex ratio improves in Haryana

After a poor showing in 2001 census, the Haryana has registered a slight improvement with 879 females per 1,000 males in the state in the latest census.

Australian couples demand `girl-child` abortions

Female foeticide is not only a practice prevalent in India, but has also spread its influence in Australian abortion clinics.

SC directs quick and tough action against female foeticide

Supreme Court directed Centre and state govts to take action against people indulging in female foeticide and directed effective implementation of PNDT Act prohibiting pre-natal sex determination.

Rajasthan cabinet clears policy aiming to address women issues

Rajasthan cabinet on Friday cleared a policy aiming to intensify the fight against female foeticide, and women exploitation, so as to ensure a secured environment for the fairer sex in the state.

Female foeticide: Maha to approach chief justice of Bombay HC

In a bid to bring down the pendency of cases pertaining to female foeticide, Maharashtra govt will soon approach the chief justice of Bombay HC.

NCW to approach Cong Prez, LS Speaker for 33 per cent seats

To stress the need for bringing a law to reserve 33 per cent seats in Parliament as well as the state Assemblies, NCW is planning to approach UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.

180,000 abortions in Delhi in five years

More than 180,000 abortions took place in the Indian capital in the last five years, according to information provided to a RTI activist.