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.

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.