Family Planning

  • Maharashtra-based saint calls family planning anti-Hindu February 14, 2013

    Allahabad: Some saints are opposed to the family planning Maha Kumbh in Allahabad by claiming that the Hindu religion is under threat. But some women's organisations have opposed the saints and issued an open letter to them saying that opposing family planning is like shackling women. Maharasthra-based Swami Narendracharya has put...
  • Seven bn & counting: Family planning a challenge October 31, 2011

    New Delhi: In keeping with the United Nations projection that the world population would hit 7 billion for the first time, on October 31, babies from the Philippines, to Uttar Pradesh are symbolically being recognised as the seven billionth person. Though the UN on Monday announced the birth of the...
  • Kerala's two-child draft draws minority flak September 29, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: The proposed plan of the Kerala government to control population has come under severe criticism. It recommends a fine of Rs 10,000 for couples who have more than two children. The controversial change in the approach to family planning is being mooted in one of India's most progressive states. One of...
  • Sania-Shoaib to be Pak brand ambassadors April 20, 2010

    New Delhi: Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza and her cricketer husband Shoaib Malik will be declared brand ambassador of Pakistan's Population Welfare Ministry when the newly-wed couple reach the neighbouring country. Pakistan has announced that the two "superstars" would be its ambassador to help the country control rising population. "When they (Sania-Shoaib)...
  • Stick to 2 kids or no schemes: Yeddyurappa September 11, 2009

    Bangalore: He makes a pretty picture with his five children and eight grandchildren, but Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa doesn’t recommend this for the poor. Just back from a China trip, he is proposing a Chinese model of population control which says: don’t have more than two children or you won’t...
  • China to raise payments for one-child families December 16, 2008

    Beijing: China will raise the annual payment to rural parents who abide by its population control policies to 720 yuan ($105.1) next year from 600 yuan currently, the Xinhua news agency said. Rural parents may have a second child if the first is a girl. Those who reach 60 with...
  • Now, fatwa says Muslims can use contraceptives January 17, 2008

    New Delhi: Clerics at Deoband have come out with a new fatwa, dispelling notions that Islam is against family planning. Contrary to the belief that contraceptives are not allowed in Islam, Deoband has ruled that their use is necessary. Darull-Uloom says contraceptives are permissible under Islamic laws so that the children...
  • Chuck 'we two, our two', think nutrition: Govt October 24, 2007

    New Delhi: After dominating the Indian psyche for over 30 years, the slogan Hum Do Hamare Do is finally going to fade out. The Government on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court saying it didn't want to penalise mothers who become pregnant with a third child. Until now, the Government...
  • Family planning scheme goes awry, man gives up kids September 8, 2007

    Bhandara (Maharashtra): 'We Two, Ours Two' is what Yadnyaraj Wanjari believed in, and wanted, for his family. After Wanjari, a landless labourer in Bhandara, Maharashtra, had two children, his wife Chandrakala and he decided they didn't want any more. Chandarkala had a tubal ligation, a form of female sterilisation, carried...
  • Delay your first kid, get a second honeymoon free August 16, 2007

    Satara (Maharashtra): Twenty-six-year-old Nilesh and his wife Rajlakshmi have just embarked on their honeymoon. Nothing unusual you'd say for a couple who had been married for just over a week, but this is their second honeymoon! What's more, this second honeymoon is courtesy the district administration and is all part of...