Foeticide

  • J&K: Omar Abdullah seeks UNICEF's help over female foeticide 22-09-2013 08:41 PM

    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 to set up panels to curb female foeticide 04-05-2013 02:07 AM

    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...
  • Bollywood promotes women empowerment through films 12-09-2012 03:25 PM

    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...
  • Aamir Khan makes the cover of Time magazine 31-08-2012 06:31 AM

    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...
  • Khap's brave step against female foeticide 25-07-2012 08:51 AM

    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 16-07-2012 04:19 AM

    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...
  • Female foeticide is murder, rules Khap panchayat 14-07-2012 06:15 PM

    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...
  • Maha Khap Panchayat admits foeticide is a crime 14-07-2012 01:50 PM

    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 14-07-2012 08:51 AM

    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....
  • 200 North India Khaps to discuss female foeticide 14-07-2012 06:23 AM

    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...
  • Severely punish culprits of foeticide: Aamir Khan 11-07-2012 05:28 PM

    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...
  • Body of newborn girl found in Jodhpur hospital dump 07-07-2012 05:45 PM

    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 30-06-2012 02:58 PM

    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...
  • 'Satyamev...' can't bring about change: Aamir 25-06-2012 11:09 PM

    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...
  • Rajasthan: 4 newborn girls starved to death 21-06-2012 03:13 PM

    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...
  • Beed doctor couple to be produced in court today 18-06-2012 06:36 AM

    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 plea...
  • Illegal abortion cases: Beed doctor couple surrenders 17-06-2012 09:39 PM

    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 13-06-2012 12:47 AM

    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...
  • Beed: Accused doctors enjoyed political patronage? 12-06-2012 10:10 PM

    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? 12-06-2012 01:01 PM

    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 12-06-2012 09:21 AM

    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 11-06-2012 10:53 PM

    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. ...
  • Beed: State govt to adopt labourer's daughters 11-06-2012 07:28 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Ministry has decided to adopt the four daughters of a woman labourer from Beed district who had died during an illegal abortion in May. The victim had allegedly wanted an abortion after learning that she was carrying another daughter. Her husband is currently...
  • Beed's absconding doctor arrested 10-06-2012 06:00 PM

    Beed: An absconding doctor from Beed, accused of running a hospital despite suspension of licence, was on Sunday arrested from Waluj in Aurangabad district. With this, three doctors from the city are now in police custody in separate cases, all related to illegal abortions. Dr Madhav Trimbak Sanap (43) was...
  • Beed: Govt promises action on female feoticide cases 09-06-2012 11:52 AM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra state government has promised to act against rampant female foeticide in Beed district that was reported by CNN-IBN earlier. The state government will meet Maharashtra Medical Council (MCI), Indian Medical Association (IMA) and radiologists to find a way to curb foeticide. They will all be looking at...