Infanticide

  • Tamil Nadu: Woman held for murder of granddaughter 23-06-2014 07:12 AM

    Dharmapuri: A 55-year-old woman was today arrested near here for allegedly murdering her granddaughter, police said. Police said the woman's daughter, who was already having a daughter, had delivered another baby girl in March last year and the infant reportedly fell ill and died on April 13. The body was...
  • Nashik: In-laws arrested for stomping on pregnant woman's stomach 16-04-2013 02:12 PM

    Nashik: In-laws of a 20-year-old 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 two-month-old 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 08-04-2013 02:38 PM

    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 08-04-2013 12:57 PM

    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....
  • B'lore: Man gives poisoned milk to daughter, held 21-08-2012 11:22 AM

    Bangalore: A 20-day-old 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 25-year-old man, a mechanic, was arrested in the morning following a complaint from his wife, police said. According to his wife, he...
  • 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...
  • India worst G20 country for a woman: Poll 13-06-2012 12:11 PM

    London: Policies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman among the world's biggest economies, a global poll of experts showed on Wednesday. Infanticide, child marriage and slavery make India the worst, the same poll concluded....
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 08-06-2012 11:33 PM

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Beed: 2 doctors held for conducting illegal abortions 03-06-2012 01:29 PM

    Beed: A doctor couple in Beed, Maharashtra was held on Sunday for allegedly carrying out illegal abortions. The police is on the lookout for others as well. Doctor Shivaji Sanap will now lose his license and would not be allowed to practice for five years. His hospital was raided after...
  • 'Satyamev Jayate': India's sex ratio ranking 07-05-2012 01:24 PM

    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...
  • Maha: govt crackdowns on sex determination 30-06-2011 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: After three female foetuses were found in this drain in Beed district this month, the Maharashtra government has cracked down on illegal sex tests. It has sealed 131 sonography centres and recognised 31 medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) centres across the state - most of them in Beed...
  • 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 film on female infanticide on the cards 24-03-2011 11:45 AM

    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...
  • Debut novelist Kishwar Desai wins Costa award 05-01-2011 05:19 PM

    First-time novelist Kishwar Desai won the First Novel Award for 'Witness the Night' which explores India’s 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....
  • 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. ...
  • One-day-old girl thrown into canal found alive 01-07-2008 03:44 PM

    Colombo: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has thrown his weight behind off-colour Virender Sehwag, saying skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni must trust the India opener's abilities. Sehwag's position in the batting line-up is a no brainer. Dhoni has to trust Sehwag's abilities, Akram said on the eve of India's World Twenty20...
  • Two cases of female infanticide reported in Kerala 30-01-2008 09:19 PM

    New Delhi: After recording a drop in percentage of television audience for the better part of the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League, the TRP rating for the grand finale between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore was more compared to the rating of last year's final. According...
  • Woman 'strangulates' 9-hr-old baby 10-06-2007 12:05 PM

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  • Wife has girl, husband dies of shock 02-09-2006 11:56 AM

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