Infanticide

  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao suggests stringent laws be made to check portrayal of women trafficking, and female infanticide in films 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Thursday asked the state police chief to consider taking action against films and television serials portraying violence against women. The chief minister feels that portrayal of violence and atrocities against women in the movies and television soaps amount to encouraging crime against women and...
  • Tamil Nadu: Woman held for murder of granddaughter June 23, 2014

    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 buried the...
  • Nashik: In-laws arrested for stomping on pregnant woman's stomach April 16, 2013

    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 April 8, 2013

    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 April 8, 2013

    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....
  • Sonia urges Haryana women to fight against female infanticide March 9, 2013

    Sonepat: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Friday urged the women of Haryana to fight against social evils like female infanticide and other crimes against them. "You must raise your voice against social evils like female infanticide and crimes like rape. Why are the number of girls less here, it indicates a...
  • 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...
  • Sex selective abortion rampant in Delhi, says study January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Sex-selective abortion is rampant in Delhi, particularly in south Delhi, a survey by Centre for Social Research (CSR), an organisation working for women empowerment and welfare, revealed on Wednesday. "CSR took this survey in southwest Delhi where the problem is more pronounced. About 900 households were surveyed for...
  • B'lore: Man gives poisoned milk to daughter, held August 21, 2012

    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 did not...
  • 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...
  • India worst G20 country for a woman: Poll June 13, 2012

    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. Germany, Britain,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 8, 2012

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  • Beed: 2 doctors held for conducting illegal abortions June 3, 2012

    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 May 7, 2012

    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 June 30, 2011

    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 April 13, 2011

    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 March 24, 2011

    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 it,"...
  • Debut novelist Kishwar Desai wins Costa award January 5, 2011

    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. It...
  • Nobody's daughter: dumped for being a girl child December 14, 2008

    Zindagi Live meets women and girls whose families abandoned them because they wanted sons. ...
  • Desire of a male child leads woman to kill daughters November 7, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: Obsessed with the desire to give birth to a son, 31-year-old Subhadra Das, a frustrated mother killed all her three daughters in Purshottampur village of Orissa. Later she went to the police and confessed her crime. Subhadra said, "After killing my three daughters I tried to commit suicide by getting...
  • One-day-old girl thrown into canal found alive July 2, 2008

    Kurukshetra: A one-day-old girl, who was thrown into a canal, was miraculously found alive. The girl was found early Monday morning and police say she was wrapped and thrown into the Satluj Yamuna Link Canal on Sunday evening. They say the bundle did not fall into the swift flowing water of...
  • Two cases of female infanticide reported in Kerala January 30, 2008

    New Delhi: In two separate incidents, two infant girls were killed by their own families in Kerala. In Kozhikode, a poor circus performer and his wife are accused of drowning their three-year-old daughter Divya in the water tank behind their house. Kerala police report that in Kochi, a daily-wage labourer and...
  • Woman 'strangulates' 9-hr-old baby June 10, 2007

    New Delhi: A woman, charged with strangulating her nine-hour-old daughter in a hospital has been acquitted by a court, which noted that the key witnesses had turned hostile and the prosecution had lifted no fingerprints to substantiate the accusation. The court absolved Savitri, 38, a resident of North-West Delhi, of the...
  • Wife has girl, husband dies of shock September 2, 2006

    Balasore (Orissa): Government might be spending a fortune in the awareness campaign to promote girl child but it seems the message has not gone right across. In a shocking incident in Balasore district of Orissa, a youth was so obsessed to have a son that he died after hearing that...