Foeticide

  • SC raps Centre for being 'sloppy' in checking female foeticide 15 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rapped the Centre for being "sloppy" in checking female foeticide in the country, saying laws are not being implemented and everything is being left to fate. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra directed the Centre and all state governments to give details of...
  • Teach girls meaning of 'Love Jihad', says Mohan Bhagwat September 6, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday raked up the issue of 'Love Jihad' saying the girls should be taught its meaning and ways to save themselves from the "trap", more than a fortnight after the Bharatiya Janata Party avoided its mention in political resolution at its executive...
  • KBC under fire for fudging female foeticide figures in Haryana August 24, 2014

    Madana: The hit quiz show - Kaun Banega Crorepati garnered the attention of viewers with its focus on social messages right from the beginning of their latest season. But questions are now being raised about the show's credibility. Contestant Rishi Raj from from the village of Madana in Haryana walked away...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah seeks UNICEF's help over female foeticide September 22, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday underlined the need for focused attention by all towards eradicating the menace of female foeticide. Interacting with a United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) team led by its regional director Karin Halshof in Srinagar on Sunday, Abdullah said the state government...
  • Government to set up panels to curb female foeticide May 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government will set up vigilance committees in four cities of the state, including Mumbai, to check female foeticide. Speaking at a Pre Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) (PCPNDT) review meeting, Health Minister Suresh Shetty said the vigilance committees will be headed by the...
  • Kanpur: 8 arrested for conducting sex determination test February 24, 2013

    Kanpur: Eight people, including five doctors were arrested on Saturday for allegedly conducting sex determination tests. Raids were conducted in different hospitals after a local NGO informed the District Magistrate. Five doctors from various hospitals in the city, two nurses and one ward boy were arrested following raids conducted by...
  • 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...
  • Crimes against women blot on our conscience: Sonia January 18, 2013

    Jaipur: Congress president Sonia Gandhi said in Jaipur on Friday that issues related to crimes against women and children must be promptly dealt with. "Discrimination against the girl child and atrocities against women are a blot on our collective conscience. Sexual harassment, women trafficking and female foeticide should shake us...
  • Bhopal's 'Bitiya Club' instills pride in parents of daughters December 12, 2012

    Bhopal: Bhopal's Bitiya Club is an initiative that went on to become the inspiration for the Madhya Pradesh government's hugely successful 'Beti Bachaao Aandolan'. The Bitiya Club, a club for couples with only daughters, was created to instill pride in parents and reject the false sense of pity that parents...
  • India can learn from us on women empowerment: Bangladesh MPs December 10, 2012

    New Delhi: India could learn from Bangladesh in the way it is tackling crimes against women, including acid attacks, as well as making strides in women's empowerment, say women parliamentarians from the smaller neighbouring country. "Yes, India can learn a lot from Bangladesh in the field of women's empowerment. We have...
  • Bollywood promotes women empowerment through films September 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Female foeticide and empowerment of women seem to have become the favourite trending topics for Bollywood stars with Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Ajay Devgn amongst the host of celebrities who have taken up the issues on screen and even off it. There is the exploitative Bollywood of regressive...
  • Aamir Khan makes the cover of Time magazine August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has become the third Indian actor to be featured on the cover of the Time magazine, for taking up social issues on his television show 'Satyamev Jayate'. He is featured on the cover of Time with the caption 'Khan's Quest'. The blurb says, "He's breaking...
  • Khap's brave step against female foeticide July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Female foeticide is not a lesson in their text books but students at the Bibipur village school in Haryana are happy to stay an extra hour to listen to a man - their Sarpanch Sunil Jaglan. 30-year-old Jaglan, an MA in Mathematics took a calculated risk by doing...
  • Rs 1 cr to village for speaking against foeticide July 16, 2012

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday announced Rs one crore for the development of a village where a Khap Mahapanchayat termed female foeticide as a "heinous act" and demanded murder charges be slapped against those involved in the illegal practice. The chief minister has announced the money for...
  • Female foeticide is murder, rules Khap panchayat July 14, 2012

    Jind: The Khap panchayats in Haryana, because of the worse sex ratio in the country, are looking for ways to solve the problem of female foeticide. They have condemned the offence and ruled that it should be treated at par with murder. It was a first of sorts in the history...
  • Maha Khap Panchayat admits foeticide is a crime July 14, 2012

    Jind: The Jind Maha Khap Panchayat has admitted that female foeticide a condemnable crime. The Panchayat said that female foeticide equals murder and should be a punishable offence. The issue of female foeticide was taken up by 200 Khaps from across North India. The Khap Panchayats from Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi...
  • Rajasthan: Two baby girls found abandoned July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as more than 200 Khap panchayats from across north India congregate in Haryana on Saturday to discuss the menace of female foeticide, two baby girls were found abandoned in Jodhpur and Jaipur in Rajasthan, a state that ranks amongst the top when it comes to female foeticide. A...
  • 200 North India Khaps to discuss female foeticide July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: On Saturday, close to 150-200 Khaps from North India will be congregating at the Jind District in Haryana in a village called Bibipur at 11:00 am to discuss the issue of female foeticide. Honour killings and dowry related issues will also be discussed. Khaps from Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi and...
  • Severely punish culprits of foeticide: Aamir Khan July 11, 2012

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan says aborting a child after sex determination is wrong and supports the Maharashtra government's proposal to give severe punishment to those involved in such offences. The state has sought the central government's opinion for slapping a charge of homicide on cultprits of female foeticide. Commenting upon the state's decision,...
  • Body of newborn girl found in Jodhpur hospital dump July 7, 2012

    Jodhpur: Body of a newborn girl, surrounded by dogs who were trying to feast on it, was on Saturday found in a garbage dump behind the Umaid Hospital in Jodhpur. Police found the body inside the garbage pile after by-passers, who also claimed to have spotted two bodies of infants,...
  • 'Na Aana Is Des Laado' goes off air from July 27 June 30, 2012

    Mumbai: After running successfully for four years and 850 episodes, 'Na Aana Is Des Laado', about female foeticide, is set to come to an end. It goes off air July 27. In the show, Meghna Malik plays Ammaji who is against girl child. The show tracked Ammaji's journey from being a...
  • 'Satyamev...' can't bring about change: Aamir June 25, 2012

    Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has said that his show Satyamev Jayate is not an attempt to reform the political class. Rather, it is an attempt to provoke people to look inward and question themselves on their contribution to the society. Speaking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, the Bollywood star said...
  • Rajasthan: 4 newborn girls starved to death June 21, 2012

    Jaisalmer: In an alarming trend, authorities here have found a series of suspected cases of newborn girls being starved to death and deprived of medicines by parents. Rajasthan has one of the most skewed sex ratios in India and female infanticide is rampant in the state. Police in this desert district...
  • Beed doctor couple to be produced in court today June 18, 2012

    Mumbai: After more than a month on the run, the Doctor couple wanted in cases of illegal abortions and female foeticide in Maharashtra's Beed district finally surrendered on Sunday. Doctors Sadam and Saraswati Munde will be produced in court on Monday. The Bombay High Court had rejected their bail...
  • Illegal abortion cases: Beed doctor couple surrenders June 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The doctor couple wanted in cases of illegal abortion cases in Beed on Sunday surrendered before police. Sadam Munde and his wife surrendered in Parali police station. Earlier, the Bombay High Court rejected their bail plea on Friday. CNN-IBN had exposed how illegal abortions and female foeticide were...
  • Rajasthan: Day-old-baby girl dumped in a well June 13, 2012

    Jaipur: The body of a day-old girl was found dumped in a well in a village in Rajasthan's Bundi district, police said on Tuesday. According to police, the body was spotted on Monday night in the well near Sajjangarh village in the district, some 200 km from Jaipur. However, the body...
  • Beed: Accused doctors enjoyed political patronage? June 12, 2012

    Mumbai: In a new twist in the Beed abortion case, it has now come to light that the main accused doctor couple enjoyed political patronage. The Mundes - Sudam and Saraswati - hobnobbed with the likes of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde....
  • Are politicians protecting the butchers of Beed? June 12, 2012

    Mumbai: The doctor couple exposed on CNN-IBN for allegedly abetting mass female foeticide were well connected with top Maharashtra politicians. In an embarrassment for BJP leader Gopinath Munde and NCP chief Sharad Pawar, new pictures show them with the man known as the butcher of Beed, Sadam Munde, the doctor...
  • Maharashtra government adopts 4 Beed girls June 12, 2012

    Mumbai: The Patekar girls, the eldest 12 and the youngest only one, left to fend for themselves. Their mother 28-year-old Vijaymala Patekar hemorrhaged to death on the operating table last month. She was pregnant with her fifth girl child. The girls' father was arrested. After CNN-IBN highlighted Vijaymala's case and...
  • News 360: Maha to adopt 4 girls after Beed's abortion horror June 11, 2012

    The Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Ministry will adopt the four daughters of a woman labourer from Beed district who died during an illegal abortion last month. ...