Girl Child

  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 5, 2014

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: School children talk to Narendra Modi on Teacher's day September 5, 2014

    On Friday, September 5, the occasion of Teachers' Day, student's across the country listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teacher's Day speech, through live telecast and webcast. He kept his speech short but focused on the key aspects of education in the changing times. ...
  • Actress Scarlett Johansson gives birth to daughter September 5, 2014

    Reuters: Actress Scarlett Johansson has given birth to a girl, her first child with her journalist fiance, the actress' representative confirmed on Thursday. Johansson, 29, and French journalist Romain Dauriac welcomed daughter Rose, the first child for both of them. The couple have been engaged since September 2013. The "Captain America" actress...
  • Attached to the concept and need for women empowerment, girl child education: Modi to Japan September 2, 2014

    Tokyo: On the fourth day of his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with students of Sacred Heart University in Tokyo and stressed on the need for women empowerment. At an all women's college in Tokyo, Modi listed steps taken by him for girlchild education and women...
  • Mathura: MP Hema Malini promises all help to abandoned baby August 22, 2014

    In Mathura, a twodayold baby girl was found abandoned outside a temple in Mathura. Baby Prema is now being taken care of at an orphanage. After Network18 aired this story, many people have come forward to offer help. ...
  • CNNIBN Campaign: 2dayold baby abandoned for being a girl child, help her find a home August 22, 2014

    Twoyearold baby was abandoned just because she was a girl child. Baby Prema is now being taken care of at an an orphanage in Mathura. CNNIBN is carrying out a campaign appealing for help and a good household for baby Prema. ...
  • Mathura: Twoday old child abandoned for being a girl, actor Deepika Padukone appeals for help August 22, 2014

    Mathura: Actor Deepika Padukone has appealed for help for a twoday old girl child abandoned by her mother in Mathura for being a girl. "If I was not working I would have adopted her. I hope she gets shelter and somebody takes care of her," said Deepika. It is Deepika's wish...
  • Sex determination tests will be punishable under the National Security Act: Madhya Pradesh government July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Madhya Pradesh government has said that it will take action against sonography centres conducting sex determination tests under the stringent National Security Act. State health minister Narottam Mishra made this announcement in a meeting of the State Supervisory Board on Sex Determination Prohibition Act on Monday. Prenatal sex...
  • Budget 2014: Jaitley aims to make roads safer for women, announces schemes for the girl child July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when there is growing demand for steps to ensure safety of women in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his Budget, announced various initiatives for the same. He also announced schemes for women empowerment and for the girl child. In an attempt to make road...
  • Harsh Vardhan outlines key to reduce maternal and child deaths June 26, 2014

    Washington: Asserting that the goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035 is well within reach, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has outlined six key actions to accelerate achieve this goal. This includes the power of belief, partnership, evidence, communication and gender equality, and untapped power in health...
  • Power of 49: Prakash Kaur a mother of 60 girls February 28, 2014

    Abandoned by her parents for being a girl, Prakash Kaur has set up the 'Unique Home for girls' where she looks after over 60 girls left by their families. Prakash set up the home on the land allotted by the Gurudwara. ...
  • Need change in society's attitude towards girl child: Krishna Tirath January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: There is a need to bring about an attitudinal change in society as regards its outlook towards the girl child through the use of legislation and advocacy, Union Minister Krishna Tirath said on Friday on the occasion of National Girl Child Day. "There is a need to bring about...
  • Delhi: Body of newborn girl found dumped in garbage, probe ordered January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The body of a newborn girl, which was supposed to be preserved in the mortuary of Mata Chanan Devi hospital in the national capital, was found lying in a biowaste truck outside its premises on Monday morning. Later in the day, Delhi government ordered an inquiry into the case....
  • Man kills 2 daughters, niece and pregnant wife for giving birth to girls December 5, 2013

    Jodhpur: A man allegedly killed his pregnant wife and two daughters and a niece in Sodhadara Village in the district, informed the police on Wednesday. He killed his wife for giving birth to girls, his inlaws alleged, said the police. Radha Kishan Bishnoi killed his pregnant wife Sushila, two daughters Raveena...
  • Complaint against Miss Universe Olivia Culpo for footwear shoot at Taj Mahal October 10, 2013

    The local ASI authorities are looking into a complaint that the party accompanying Miss Universe Olivia Culpo during her visit to Taj Mahal allegedly violated rules at the historic monument by advertising a brand of footwear during a photo session. Culpo was accompanied by fashion designer Sanjana Jon and others to...
  • 'Sex-selection abortions cause of missing girls in India' September 12, 2013

    Washington: Promotion of sex-selection abortions as a population control strategy, crafted in the US and then exported worldwide, has resulted in millions of missing girls in India, China and elsewhere, a Congressional human rights panel has been told. "It was development professionals who first promoted sex-selective abortion as a potential solution...
  • Rajasthan: Piplantri villagers plant over 100 trees to celebrate a girl child's birth July 15, 2013

    Piplantri: People of Piplantri village in Rajasthan are working on a unique initiative to save the girl child and the shrinking green cover at the same time. The newborn baby may not have a name yet but she already has over 100 trees planted to celebrate her birth. As the...
  • Investing in a girl's education delivers highest return: Freida Pinto June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian actress Freida Pinto, who has lent her voice for one of the stories in documentary feature film 'Girl Rising', said the privileges she experienced growing up motivated her to be a part of this project. Directed by Academy Awardnominated director Richard E Robbins, the documentary tells the...
  • GoM to suggest modalities for AP Girl Child Promotion Bill June 11, 2013

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Monday constituted a ninemember Group of Ministers (GoM) to suggest modalities for the proposed AP Girl Child Promotion and Empowerment Bill, 2013. The Council of Ministers that met on Friday last did not approve the draft legislation proposed by Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and...
  • President urges for women safety on International Women's Day March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee released a message in a statement on eve of International Women's Day, which is observed every year on March 8. He said: "On the occasion of the International Women's Day, I extend my warm greetings and felicitations to the women of India for their monumental role...
  • 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...
  • UP: Husband kills wife for giving birth to girl child January 13, 2013

    Azamgarh: A woman was allegedly hacked to death by her husband after she gave birth to their seventh daughter in Chandpatti village in Raunapar area here, police said on Sunday. 30yearold Kureshi Khatoon's husband Naseer Ahmad allegedly killed her as he was upset after she gave birth to their seventh...
  • 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...
  • Bias against girl child unacceptable: Pranab September 1, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said bias against girl child prevailing in some sections of the society is totally unacceptable and suggested raising public awareness to check it. In a meeting with the participants of 'Save Girl Child' skating rally here, the President congratulated the organisers for taking...
  • TN: Mom tries to throw newborn girl out of train August 9, 2012

    Chennai: Most parents welcome their newborns with affection and much joy. However, this baby girl was not. Hours after she was born, the infants mother packed her in a polythene bag and tried to throw her out of a moving train. But the baby was saved. Commuters, who were alerted...
  • 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 bypassers, who also claimed to have spotted two bodies of infants,...
  • 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...
  • MP: Newborn girl killed by father, stepmother May 19, 2012

    Morena: A man and his first wife allegedly killed a newborn girl from his second wife by poisoning the infant before strangulating her and throwing her body in a river in Morena, police said. The incident occured at Jaderua Ka Pura village under Noorabad police station six days ago but was...
  • No Sunday morning blues for Satyamev Jayate May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Aamir Khanhosted Satyamev Jayate has made a definite impact on Sunday morning programming, according to the latest TAM data released by Star Plus. The first episode of the show on female foeticide opened with an aggregate rating of 4.09 across the country. It was reportedly viewed by...
  • Satyamev Jayate gets more viewers than IPL, soaps May 11, 2012

    Aamir Khan's debut on the small screen, Satyamev Jayate, which has captured the imagination of a large number of people and has been a constant talking point across the social networking platforms, has earned a rating of 3.8 in the three Metros of Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai on Star Plus,...