Child Sex Ratio

  • Woman killed in Punjab for bearing daughters April 17, 2012

    Chandigarh: A woman was allegedly strangulated to death by her husband in Punjab's Tarn Taran district as he was upset that she had given birth to three daughters, police said. Paramjit Kaur, 35, who was married in Chabaal village of Tarn Taran, 270 km from Chandigarh, was allegedly murdered by Nishan...
  • New-born girl dumped near sewer in Udaipur April 15, 2012

    Udaipur: A new-born girl was found dumped on the edge of a sewer line in a deserted area in Rajasthan's Udaipur city early Saturday morning, police said. The infant girl, who appears to have been disowned by her parents, has been adopted by an NGO. "Some morning joggers heard the cries...
  • HP tribal district has best child sex ratio April 1, 2011

    Shimla: While the overall child sex ratio has declined in India, Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul and Spiti district has set an example with 1,013 females per 1,000 males in the 0-6 age group - the highest in the country at the district level. Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is the district with the...
  • What the census means for the country March 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Counting over a billion people is no easy task. But the Census 2011 has done just that, giving India its newest headcount. At 121 crore population, it's the combined population of USA, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan. But the good news is that despite a growth rate...