Female Infanticide

  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao suggests stringent laws be made to check portrayal of women trafficking, and female infanticide in films August 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Thursday asked the state police chief to consider taking action against films and television serials portraying violence against women. The chief minister feels that portrayal of violence and atrocities against women in the movies and television soaps amount to encouraging crime against women and...
  • Nashik: Inlaws arrested for stomping on pregnant woman's stomach April 16, 2013

    Nashik: Inlaws of a 20yearold pregnant woman in Nashik have been charged with murdering an unborn girl child after they allegedly stomped on her stomach and beat her, killing the twomonthold foetus, the police said on Tuesday. The incident took place in the Mhasrul locality where victim Suvarna Gaikwad was...
  • Modi reaches out to women, calls for their empowerment April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reached out to women, saying they are ahead of men today while addressing the FICCI Ladies Organisation in New Delhi. Calling for the need to integrate and financially empower women to achieve growth and make India a developed country, Modi said...
  • Modi pitches for empowerment of women entrepreneurs April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reached out to the women of the country saying women and mothers are supreme and are held in the highest regard in the country. Addressing the FICCI Ladies Organisation, Modi said, "A mother's place is supreme in our culture and values....
  • Sonia urges Haryana women to fight against female infanticide March 9, 2013

    Sonepat: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday urged the women of Haryana to fight against social evils like female infanticide and other crimes against them. "You must raise your voice against social evils like female infanticide and crimes like rape. Why are the number of girls less here, it indicates a...
  • Pune doctor stops charging fees for delivering girl child January 22, 2013

    Pune: A unique initiative has been undertaken by a Pune Doctor. Following the Beed female infanticide cases, Dr Ganesh Rakh of Pune's Medicare multispeciality hospital has stopped charging any fees to deliver a girl child. The birth of a girl child is celebrated in the hospital by distributing sweets and...
  • B'lore: Man gives poisoned milk to daughter, held August 21, 2012

    Bangalore: A 20dayold baby girl died after her father allegedly fed her donkey's milk laced with poison at Nelamangala taluk in Bangalore District, police said on Tuesday. The 25yearold man, a mechanic, was arrested in the morning following a complaint from his wife, police said. According to his wife, he did not...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 8, 2012

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  • 'Satyamev Jayate': India's sex ratio ranking May 7, 2012

    The new Aamir Khan show 'Satyamev Jayate' has once again ignited the debate on the female infanticide in the country, especially in the north, which is also called the Hindi belt. The opening episode of the show had mothers from different parts of rural and urban India talking about the...
  • A film on female infanticide on the cards March 24, 2011

    Bandit Queen producer Bobby Bedi says he is yet again set to make a film as hard hitting as the critically acclaimed biopic made on Phoolan Devi. "One film I am doing is about female infanticide, set in Gujarat. It's as hard hitting as 'Bandit Queen'. I am working on it,"...
  • Debut novelist Kishwar Desai wins Costa award January 5, 2011

    Firsttime novelist Kishwar Desai won the First Novel Award for 'Witness the Night' which explores Indias hidden female infanticide. The Costa Book Awards are one of the most prestigious and popular literary prizes in the UK and recognize books of the year by writers based in the UK and Ireland. It...
  • Desire of a male child leads woman to kill daughters November 7, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: Obsessed with the desire to give birth to a son, 31yearold Subhadra Das, a frustrated mother killed all her three daughters in Purshottampur village of Orissa. Later she went to the police and confessed her crime. Subhadra said, "After killing my three daughters I tried to commit suicide by getting...
  • Onedayold girl thrown into canal found alive July 2, 2008

    Kurukshetra: A onedayold girl, who was thrown into a canal, was miraculously found alive. The girl was found early Monday morning and police say she was wrapped and thrown into the Satluj Yamuna Link Canal on Sunday evening. They say the bundle did not fall into the swift flowing water of...
  • Two cases of female infanticide reported in Kerala January 30, 2008

    New Delhi: In two separate incidents, two infant girls were killed by their own families in Kerala. In Kozhikode, a poor circus performer and his wife are accused of drowning their threeyearold daughter Divya in the water tank behind their house. Kerala police report that in Kochi, a dailywage labourer and...
  • Woman 'strangulates' 9hrold baby June 10, 2007

    New Delhi: A woman, charged with strangulating her ninehourold daughter in a hospital has been acquitted by a court, which noted that the key witnesses had turned hostile and the prosecution had lifted no fingerprints to substantiate the accusation. The court absolved Savitri, 38, a resident of NorthWest Delhi, of the...
  • Wife has girl, husband dies of shock September 2, 2006

    Balasore (Orissa): Government might be spending a fortune in the awareness campaign to promote girl child but it seems the message has not gone right across. In a shocking incident in Balasore district of Orissa, a youth was so obsessed to have a son that he died after hearing that...