Govt may make prenatal sex tests compulsory to curb female foeticide
Govt may make prenatal sex tests compulsory to curb female foeticide

Maneka Gandhi said the Central government was mulling to lift the ban on sex determination of the foetus.

`Beti Bachao Beti Padhao` to extend to 61 more districts

The 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' programme was launched in 100 districts with poor sex ratio across India in January last year.

Haryana panchayat elections 2016: 'Save Girl campaign' logo to be stamped on voters

Polling for Panchayat elections would be conducted in three phases starting January 10, 2016 in Haryana.

Want to tie the knot? You should learn from this Chandigarh bride
Want to tie the knot? You should learn from this Chandigarh bride

The unique and amazing condition was put by the bride, before her husband, right before the pheras, on the wedding day, in a remote part of Haryana.

More women engage in casual sex, says new study
More women engage in casual sex, says new study

More women than men on college campuses may contribute to a hook-up culture, engage in casual sex and are more aggressive towards other desirable women who are perceived as rivals.

 

More girls dying before age 5 than boys in India: UN report

The report said that in India, while sex-selective abortions have been technically illegal since 1996, the law has had "little effect so far on the sex ratio at birth".

Delhi's skewed sex ratio: Is female foeticide the reason?

Delhi's sex ratio has become more and more skewed over the years. One study of families which already have one or more daughters shows just 219 girls being born for every 1,000 boys.

Delhi government acts against female foeticide

 Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Thursday issued notice to 89 hospitals and nursing homes in the national capital suspected of carrying out female foeticide.

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.