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 Singh.
Her brother Surjit Singh told police that Nishan Singh used to beat and torture her earlier also when the couple had two daughters as he wanted to have a son.
Police officials said that they have registered a case on the basis of a complaint from Surjit Singh. They were looking for Nishan Singh, who is absconding....more
11:22 PM, Apr 17, 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 of a baby. They spotted her lying on the brink of the sewer line in Udaipur Road area of...
09:28 AM, Apr 15, 2012
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 second highest child sex ratio at 1,005, according to provisional data for Census 2011 released by Registrar General of...
12:36 PM, Apr 01, 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 of 17.64 per cent in the last decade, it is the sharpest decline in population growth rate since independence. But...
09:31 PM, Mar 31, 2011