SEX DETERMINATION

  • 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...
  • Haryana: 2 doctors arrested for sex determination test January 17, 2014

    Chandigarh: Two doctors, including a woman, were arrested by police on Friday after health department officials found them conducting sex determination tests on pregnant women in Haryana's Yamunanagar district. Both doctors, Nirmal Singh and Anu, escaped from their private hospital on Radaur road near Yamunanagar after health officials raided the premises....
  • Bombay HC to hear sex determination case against Gauri, Shah Rukh Khan January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bombay High Court will conduct the hearing on the notice issued to Shah Rukh Khan, wife Gauri Khan and the BMC in the sex determination case of their child born through surrogacy today. The notice has been issued to the celebrity couple after Varsha Despande, a social...
  • HC notice to Shah Rukh Khan, BMC in sex determination case December 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Social activist alleged that Khans had conducted a sex determination test before their third child, AbRam, was born through surrogacy. The Bombay High Court has issued notices to Shahrukh Khan and his wife Gauri on a petition filed by a social activist, challenging a magistrate's order refusing her application for...
  • Pre-natal sex determination case against SRK adjourned for two weeks September 12, 2013

    Mumbai: The sex determination case against actor Shah Rukh Khan has been adjourned for two weeks. A social activist had filed the complaint with the Health Ministry alleging Shah Rukh had determined the sex of his surrogate baby before he was born. The Bombay High Court has also questioned the...
  • Court to hear pre-natal sex determination case against Shah Rukh Khan September 12, 2013

    Mumbai: The sex determination case against actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri will be heard by a Mumbai court on Thursday. A social activist had filed the complaint with the Health Ministry alleging Shah Rukh had determined the sex of his surrogate baby before it was born. The 47-year-old...
  • Bombay HC refuses to intervene in gender test case against Shah Rukh Khan August 26, 2013

    The Bombay High Court on Monday refused to interfere in the date set by a local court to hear a complaint filed against actor Shahrukh Khan and his wife Gauri for allegedly conducting pre-birth sex determination tests of their surrogate son AbRam. Justice Sadhana Jadhav was hearing a petition filed by...
  • Sex determination is redundant, says Shah Rukh Khan August 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was caught in the controversy over the prebirth sex determination of his surrogate son AbRam, Friday said the practise itself is 'redundant'. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had slammed the actor over reports that he and his wife Gauri Khan had got a sex...
  • Maharashtra: Govt cracks down on sex determination tests March 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Even as the entire world celebrates Women's Day on March 8, there are several people in India who have no qualms in killing a girl child or aborting a female foetus. Reports of mother carrying female foetuses being forced to undergo abortion have been reported from several cities...
  • Kanpur sex determination case: Accused sent to jail February 25, 2013

    Kanpur: Nine persons, including six doctors, who had been arrested for allegedly conducting sex determination tests on pregnant women, were on Monday sent to 14-day judicial custody by a local court here. The court rejected the bail pleas of the six doctors, two nurses and one ward boy and sent...
  • Kanpur: 8 arrested for conducting sex determination test February 24, 2013

    Kanpur: Eight people, including five doctors were arrested on Saturday for allegedly conducting sex determination tests. Raids were conducted in different hospitals after a local NGO informed the District Magistrate. Five doctors from various hospitals in the city, two nurses and one ward boy were arrested following raids conducted by...
  • Demystified: What are gender tests? July 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Asian Games silver medallist Santhi Soundarajan's tragic story from being the nations top athlete to a daily wage labourer due to a gender test result made headlines. But what are these 'gender tests'? How exact are these tests that have also been conducted on another athlete Pinki Parmanik? Pinki...
  • Pinki Pramanik out of jail, says she's being framed July 11, 2012

    Kolkata: Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik finally walked out of jail after 26 days on Wednesday. After walking out of the jail, Pinki said that she was being framed on rape charges by her livein partner. "I will consult my lawyer and decide my next course of action. I...
  • Athlete Pinki likely to be out of jail today July 11, 2012

    Kolkata: Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik, accused of raping a woman, is likely to be released from a Dum Dum Central Correctional Home in Kolkata on Wednesday. She was granted bail by the North 24 Parganas district court on Tuesday. Pinki was arrested on June 14 following allegations of...
  • Athlete Pinki Pramanik gets bail in rape case July 10, 2012

    Kolkata: Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik, accused of raping a woman, has been granted bail by the North 24 Parganas district court on Tuesday. Pinki was arrested on June 14 following allegations of rape against her. The former middledistance runner, who had won the 4x400m relay gold in the 2006...
  • Sex determination on in J&K despite crackdown June 23, 2012

    Srinagar: A year after the Jammu and Kashmir government cracked down on sex determination centres, CNNIBN has learnt that many of them have opened up again. In 2011, year when census figures had revealed the declining numbers of the girl child, the state government had come down heavily on the diagnostic...
  • Laws must be implemented to stop female foeticide: Aamir Khan June 9, 2012

    Bollywood actor Aamir Khan says crackdown on illegal sex determination tests is the only way to save the girl child in our country. ...
  • JK government closes 18 ultra sound clinics May 1, 2011

    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 3...
  • J&K: drastic decline in girl child numbers April 30, 2011

    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 sexdetermination tests. This crackdown...
  • Google in prenatal sex determination ads row December 9, 2009

    Google had also faced legal hassels over showing controversial IndoChina border maps. ...
  • Skipping breakfast may mean your baby is a girl April 23, 2008

    London: Women on lowcalorie diets or who skip breakfast at the time of conception are more likely to give birth to girls than boys, British scientists said on Wednesday. New research by the universities of Exeter and Oxford provides the first evidence that a child's sex is associated with the mother's...
  • Govt spells doom for 'clinics of death' | What it means December 13, 2007

    New Delhi: The Government is planning tough new measures against doctors and clinics that carry out sex determination tests. Stricter punishment, a 10fold increase in fines, a medical audit for gynaecologists and incentives for informers are among the measures being planned. And if the Government does goes through...
  • Govt makes punishment stringent for sex determination December 12, 2007

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry has on late Wednesday announced tougher measures against sex determination. The proposed steps include a five lakh rupee fine for violating the law against the tests, up 10 times from the earlier Rs 50,000. Any doctor involved in these tests could face seven years in jail. The...
  • BBC sting catches top doc doing sexdetermination test December 3, 2007

    New Delhi: In an undercover investigation, the BBC on Monday claimed it had caught a prominent Delhi doctor on secret camera performing sexdetermination tests and offering to arrange for termination of pregnancies in spite of tough laws against such practices. The doctor has practised in some of Delhi's top hospitals and...
  • India 360: Are sex determination tests misused? July 4, 2007

    With newspaper headlines screaming from the top A couple with daughters seek a son, the controversy has come to light after a Mumbaibased couple petitioned the Bombay High Court to permit them to balance their family which already has two daughters. While the Court has reserved its order for the...
  • Couple challenges sex selection Act in court July 3, 2007

    Mumbai: With newspaper headlines screaming from the top A couple with daughters seek a son, the controversy has come to light after a Mumbaibased couple petitioned the Bombay High Court to permit them to balance their family which already has two daughters. While the Court has reserved its order for...