Girl Child

  • Power of 49: Prakash Kaur a mother of 60 girls 28-02-2014 06:56 PM

    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 24-01-2014 10:00 PM

    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...
  • Delhi: Body of newborn girl found dumped in garbage, probe ordered 06-01-2014 11:22 PM

    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 bio-waste truck outside its premises on Monday morning. Later in the day, Delhi government ordered an inquiry into the...
  • Man kills 2 daughters, niece and pregnant wife for giving birth to girls 04-12-2013 11:53 PM

    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 in-laws alleged, said the police. Radha Kishan Bishnoi killed his pregnant wife Sushila, two daughters...
  • Complaint against Miss Universe Olivia Culpo for footwear shoot at Taj Mahal 10-10-2013 09:36 AM

    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...
  • 'Sex-selection abortions cause of missing girls in India' 12-09-2013 11:50 AM

    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...
  • Rajasthan: Piplantri villagers plant over 100 trees to celebrate a girl child's birth 15-07-2013 11:30 AM

    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 19-06-2013 11:26 AM

    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 Award-nominated director Richard E Robbins, the documentary tells the...
  • GoM to suggest modalities for AP Girl Child Promotion Bill 11-06-2013 01:26 AM

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Monday constituted a nine-member 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...
  • Of Satyamev Jayate and why we fail to address social issues

    Youth ki awaaz |  Anshul Tewari
    Last Sunday started in a rather unusual way. Aamir Khan, in his show Satyamev Jayate, exposed a grim reality of the world's largest democracy. His...

  • FTN: Rising cases of violence against girl babies: Is India still unsafe for the girl child?

    Rising cases of violence against girl babies, tonight at 10pm CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a special panel of guests, is India still...
  • Maharashtra: New name for 140 'unwanted girls' 23-10-2011 10:38 AM

    Mumbai: Namrata Deokar for the last two decades went by the name 'Nakusa'. Nakusa in Marathi means unwanted. On Saturday she, along with 140 other girls, were rechristened in a unique public ceremony. Some of the girls said for the first time they feel their existence validated. One of the...
  • Girl child still not welcomed by educated India 27-05-2011 08:30 PM

    New Delhi: India may have two new women Chief Ministers but Indians still seem to be obsessed with the male child. The latest Lancet report reveals shocking statistics of the rich aborting the second girl child. Pamela Vashisht exposes the myth that education can change mindsets - the daughter of...
  • FTN: Are educated Indians aborting the girl child? 26-05-2011 01:15 AM

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if educated Indians are aborting girl child. ...
  • Gender gap in India getting worse 25-05-2011 06:50 PM

    New Delhi: A new study published in medical journal Lancet has some alarming findings; selective abortion has led to 7.1 million fewer girls than boys up to the age of 6. It is a gender gap that has widened by more than a million in a decade. The study also...
  • Are educated Indians aborting girl child?

    Tonight at 10, Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if educated Indians are aborting girl child. ...
  • JK government closes 18 ultra sound clinics 01-05-2011 04:12 PM

    Jammu: In a drive against sex determination tests the Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday sealed 18 Ultra Sound Clinic (USCs) for violating norms. "We have so far sealed 18 Ultra Sound clinics during a campaign launched against illegal and unlawful operation of these clinics in Jammu region during past...
  • J&K: drastic decline in girl child numbers 30-04-2011 11:13 AM

    Srinagar: Major embarrassment for Jammu and Kashmir as the state that once boasted of the best sex ratios in the country is now reporting a drastic decline in the numbers of the girl child. The government has now cracked down on illegal clinics that allegedly conduct sex-determination tests. This crackdown...
  • Low sex ratio among the educated in India 13-04-2011 09:58 AM

    New Delhi: The provisional census data for 2011 shows that Gurgaon has a literacy rate of 84 per cent and a sex ratio of 826 while some rural areas have a literacy rate of 56 per cent but a sex ratio of 906. The census figures of the last 2...
  • A girl too many?

    Westerlies |  Swati Vashishtha
    Could a family that dared to defy the widespread household practice of female infanticide in Jaisalmer thirty years back by raising a girl have killed...

  • Miss Universe on a 10-day tour to India 03-02-2011 07:13 AM

    New Delhi: The reigning Miss Universe Ximena Navarette from Mexico was in the capital on Wednesday for a charity tour celebrating the Girl Child, organised by designer Sanjana Jon. She is on a 10-day tour to India. CNN-IBN’s Pallavi Paul caught up with her for a chat about the cause,...
  • Born on train, girl is named Mamata Banerjee 10-01-2011 12:05 PM

    Karnal: A girl child born on a moving train has been named Mamata Banerjee! That's right, after the railway minister. The girl was delivered on board the Barauni Express train between Kurukshetra and Karnal stations Saturday, with a handful of women travelling on coach S-9 volunteering to help in the...
  • Let CBI handle Kurla case: victim's father 01-07-2010 11:25 PM

    As the news of the first arrest in the rape and murder of young girls comes in, there is some sense of relief. ...
  • Girl child gets good news: discrimination down 23-01-2010 12:27 PM

    Rate of survival of a girl child has improved, says govt report. ...
  • Nobody's daughter: dumped for being a girl child 14-12-2008 11:55 PM

    Zindagi Live meets women and girls whose families abandoned them because they wanted sons. ...