'Lack of trained teachers hurting quality education to girl child'

 Lack of qualified and well trained teachers is causing a serious hurdle in imparting quality education to the girl child, according to a Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women.

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.

Ensure safety of girl child: NCW urges government

 The government, civil society and other stakeholders must work together to ensure a safe future for girls in every part of India, NCW chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam said Wednesday.

Saving girl child high priority: Maneka Gandhi

Saving the girl child is high priority for the Indian government, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said Monday.

A week on, 3-yr-old Jahnvi remains missing; Delhi Police clueless
A week on, 3-yr-old Jahnvi remains missing; Delhi Police clueless

It's been seven excruciating days for the parents of the three-year-old Jahnvi, who went missing from New Delhi's VVIP area of India Gate last Sunday, however despite the availability of CCTV footages and a phone number given by the girl's parent to trace, Delhi Police remain clueless about the child.

Rajasthan CM to send printed message to parents on birth of girl child

With an aim to encourage parents on the birth of a girl child, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has decided to send a printed message to them, congratulating on the birth of a girl in the state.

PM Modi greets nation on occasion of Raksha Bandhan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and extended his warm wishes to everyone.

President greets nation on Rakhi with impetus on girl child

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday wished the citizens on the eve of Raksha Bandhan as he dedicated his thoughts on the occasion to the well being of the girl child.

Delhi Police arrest school cab driver for abusing 5-yr-old girl

The Delhi Police has arrested a cab driver for sexually abusing a five-year-old girl.

Your child is not a shuttle cock: SC to warring parents

"A girl-child is not a chattel," warned the Supreme Court while lamenting at the order of the Madras High Court which treated a four-year-old as a "shuttle cock" in a custody battle between her parents.

Violence against women should not be tolerated: Shabana

Noted actress Shabana Azmi feels violence against women should not be tolerated. The 63-year-old actress, who is associated with her NGO Mijwan that supports the girl child, participated in a session titled -- `Girl Rising Project` at the ongoing International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) here.

Girls should no longer be considered a burden: Priyanka

Actress Priyanka Chopra feels that the mindset of people in India needs to change and they should no longer think of a girl as a burden.

National Girl Child Day: NGO for implementation of act banning pre-natal sex determination

At a time where female children still face gender discrimination which male kids do not experience, and on the occasion of National Girl Child Day, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) on Friday has pitched for proper implementation of the act banning pre-natal sex determination in India.

Karisma Kapoor performs for a cause

Actress Karisma Kapoor, who is choosy about her performances, bent the rules for Our Girl Our Pride, an initiative to empower the girl child. She said it`s also a "tribute to all the ladies" from her family.

AIIMS staff arrested for kidnapping child

A sanitation staff employed with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here was arrested Sunday afternoon for kidnapping a two-year-old girl child, police said.

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.

Infant girl`s body found in TN

Body of a just born girl was found near a drainage on Monday, police said.

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.

Miss Universe starts India tour

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo Friday began her official tour of India. She is here on her maiden tour, and she will raise concern about the girl child.

Man kills 18-month-old daughter, attempts suicide

A man strangulated his 18-month- old daughter and threw her into a well at a village near here because she was a girl child, police said on Monday.