Foeticide

  • J&K: Omar Abdullah seeks UNICEF's help over female foeticide 22-09-2013 08:41 PM

    Srinagar:Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday underlined the need for focused attention by all towards eradicating the menace of female foeticide. Interacting with a United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) team led by its regional director Karin Halshof in Srinagar on Sunday, Abdullah said the state...
  • Government to set up panels to curb female foeticide 04-05-2013 02:07 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government will set up vigilance committees in four cities of the state, including Mumbai, to check female foeticide. Speaking at a Pre Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) (PCPNDT) review meeting, Health Minister Suresh Shetty said the vigilance committees will be headed by the...
  • Bhopal's 'Bitiya Club' instills pride in parents of daughters 12-12-2012 09:09 AM

    Bhopal: Bhopal's Bitiya Club is an initiative that went on to become the inspiration for the Madhya Pradesh government's hugely successful 'Beti Bachaao Aandolan'. The Bitiya Club, a club for couples with only daughters, was created to instill pride in parents and reject the false sense of pity that parents...
  • India can learn from us on women empowerment: Bangladesh MPs 10-12-2012 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: India could learn from Bangladesh in the way it is tackling crimes against women, including acid attacks, as well as making strides in women's empowerment, say women parliamentarians from the smaller neighbouring country. "Yes, India can learn a lot from Bangladesh in the field of women's empowerment. We...
  • The Aamir way versus the Anna way

    Excess Baggage |  Shiv Visvanathan
    Democracy is always inventive, exploiting mediums to create fresh theatre. It seems to create new sites for protest, new forms of dialogue, and new ways...

  • On Satyamev Jayate and our Sunday tear leader

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    (The fact that we need an education from a Bollywood actor being paid an astronomical sum to understand our social woes is as much a...

  • 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...

  • Aamir's Satyamev Jayate is indictment of TV journalism and call for renewal

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Just when you thought that the news media was dissipating itself in the purposeless eddies of irrelevance, trying to keep people excited without engaging them...

  • Real Hero Prakash Kaur mothers 60 abandoned girls 01-08-2011 09:09 AM

    Jalandhar: In a state infamous for female foeticide, Prakash Kaur is mother to 60 abandoned girls in Jalandhar. She has given them a life to look forward to, when their own parents wished they were dead. No one knows when they were born. But for Sheeba, for little Zeinab and...
  • Practice of female foeticide a national shame: PM 21-04-2011 01:38 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said it was a "national shame" that the practice of female foeticide was continuing in the country despite women breaking existing barriers to prove their worth in every sphere. "The provisional population totals for Census 2011 have been released recently. While most...
  • 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,...
  • Delhi doc throws out wife for giving birth to twin girls 17-03-2008 02:53 PM

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to appoint specialist coaches for batting, bowling and fielding for the national team and has already placed an advertisement on its website, inviting candidates to apply for the positions. Last date to apply for different posts is November 18. The Board is...
  • Desire for boys, technology spell doom for girl child 09-03-2008 02:20 AM

    Cape Town: Claims that Australian players were some of the biggest match-fixers in cricket were shocking, damaging and threatened the integrity of the game, all-rounder Shane Watson said on Tuesday. The Australia opener said the unproven allegations, made by the player agent at the center of the Pakistan spot-fixing case,...
  • Only in India: cheaper to buy bride than raise daughter 09-03-2008 12:50 AM

    Hyderabad: England batsman Jonny Bairstow is not reading much into their big win over Hyderabad XI in the second warm-up game on Tuesday, saying to compete against World Champions India will be an altogether different ball game. However, he was also pleased with they way his side has prepared for...
  • Desperate Haryana grooms resort to importing brides 08-03-2008 11:21 PM

    Lahore: Ending days of speculation, President Asif Ali Zardari appointed noted banker Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board in place of Ijaz Butt on Tuesday. In a notification issued late in the evening, Ashraf was named new chairman of the board, replacing Butt who completed his three-year...
  • Haryana's missing girls: The real story 08-03-2008 04:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday rejected bookie Mazhar Majeed's claim that he had access to Indian players Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh. Not important to be discussed because there is no allegation, said BCCI on Tuesday. Majeed, who is at the centre...
  • Fair sex, unfair deal: Govt admits foeticide laws lax 08-03-2008 08:25 AM

    New Delhi: Legendary Indian spinner Anil Kumble has got himself entangled in a controversy related to conflict of interest raised from the various top-level posts he has been holding at different levels, the outlook magazine reported in its new edition. Kumble is currently the president of the Karnataka State Cricket...
  • '10 lakh girls missing from Indian population' 06-03-2008 01:40 AM

    Johannesburg: Hashim Amla will captain South Africa in this month's limited-overs series against Australia, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Monday. Opening batsman Amla, who will lead South Africa in two Twenty20 internationals and three one-dayers against the touring Australians, will take charge in place of AB de Villiers, who...
  • 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...
  • Couple arrested for aborting female foetus 22-01-2008 12:56 PM

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) has admitted that it would take some time to make the Big Bash Twenty20 league a money spinner until its new TV rights deal is struck. The Age reported that CA has pinned its hopes for the game's future prosperity on the revamped Big Bash, which...
  • Govt offers cash incentives to save girl child 26-12-2007 09:31 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lankan spinners won the toss and without any hesitation decided to bat first in their Group A match against Australia at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday. And the home side decided to go in with three spinners for Saturday's game. Ajantha Mendis and Muttiah Muralitharan...
  • Govt spells doom for 'clinics of death' | What it means 13-12-2007 08:45 AM

    New Delhi: Bishan Singh Bedi, the former India captain and one of the selectors who picked the World Cup winning squad in 1983, says India will have to get "at least 50 more runs" in each match "to compensate for the lack of incisive bowling and sharp fielding". The outspoken...
  • Govt makes punishment stringent for sex determination 12-12-2007 11:01 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi turned to the iconic duo of Wasim Akram and Imran Khan to seek advice for a successful World Cup campaign and both the former captains advised him that keeping the side united would be the key to winning the trophy. "Yes I spoke to Imran...
  • Female foeticide rampant among Indians in UK 03-12-2007 11:47 PM

    Mumbai: His father was a poet, so is his elder brother, but Sachin Tendulkar feels that he is born only to wield the willow and not the pen. I haven't done that (writing) till now. I think God has given everyone some talent or the other. You have to appreciate...