Gender Bias

  • Haryana's gender bias continues with portable ultrasound machines July 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana has heightened the crackdown against illegal sex determination tests to reverse the negative image caused by its skewed gender ratio. This has meant a strict check on ultrasound machines but the authorities are now grappling with the new menace of handheld ultrasound machines. Health and Food and Drug Administration...
  • NGO demands for 'Ministry of Men's Welfare' November 17, 2013

    With a large number of men falling victim to "genderbiased laws", an organisation fighting for "male rights" demanded on Sunday that a "Ministry of Men's Welfare" be set up to look into long neglected issues that affect them. Quoting National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, men's rights organisation Hridaya said a...
  • Delhi Police short of 2,500 lady officers June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of rising crimes against women, some startling facts have emerged. There's a shortfall of 2,500 lady officers in the Delhi Police. With less than ideal working conditions, even serving women officers are struggling to make a difference. "I leave every morning at 8. I...
  • MLA demands withdrawal of book for promoting 'gender bias' March 13, 2013

    Thane: A Shiv Sena MLA on Wednesday requested the Maharashtra Assembly Speaker to direct the state government to withdraw from circulation a Marathi book, saying it was promoting "gender bias". Vivek Pandit made a special mention on the floor of the Lower House seeking a ban on the book titled...
  • Educating girls the best way to bring progress for women: Tharoor March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: On the occasion of International Women's Day, Minister of State for Human Resources Development and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that education of girls is the best way to bring about progress for women. "If you educate a boy, you educate a person. If you educate a girl,...
  • Low sexratio responsible for Haryana rapes? October 7, 2012

    Hisar: All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) has said low sex ratio is partly responsible for the spate of rapes in Haryana as the ninth case was reported from the state in less than a month. The association also accused the police of apathy towards rape victims and their families....
  • FTN: Is gender bias deep rooted in Indian politics? October 4, 2012

    Sagarika Ghose: Hi there. "Biwi purani ho to maza nahin aata (when wives grow old there is no more fun), so said Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal at a public function. He's not the first politician to make such statements. An FIR has now been lodged against Jaiswal and...
  • FTN: Is gender bias deep rooted in Indian politics? October 3, 2012

    Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal came under heavy criticism over his remark that old wives lose charm. A case has now been filed against him in a Kanpur court. The case will be heard on October 8. ...
  • Case filed against Jaiswal for 'old wife' remark October 3, 2012

    Kanpur: Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has landed himself in trouble after saying old wives lose charm. A case has now been filed against him in a Kanpur court. The case will be heard on October 8. Meanwhile, women MPs have also said that they will write to Congress President Sonia...
  • India Positive: Stories of courage, goodwill September 15, 2012

    Portable incubators providing a new lease of life to newborns, grandmothers fighting gender bias by taking up shooting and more inspiring stories. ...
  • UP: Grandmoms become shooters, fight gender bias September 12, 2012

    Baghpat: Grandmothers from Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district have decided to take on age old prejudices and discrimination against women. The gunwielding grandmoms are the new force to reckon with. In the wild west of Uttar Pradesh, where female foeticide is practised, the two guntoting grandmoms are shooting some age and...
  • B'lore: Man gives poisoned milk to daughter, held August 21, 2012

    Bangalore: A 20dayold 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 25yearold man, a mechanic, was arrested in the morning following a complaint from his wife, police said. According to his wife, he did not...
  • UP: Another baby girl found abandoned April 7, 2012

    Hardoi: A newborn baby girl was found abandoned near the railway tracks near Sandila Railway Station in Hardoi, the third such case involving baby girls this week. The girl was found lying near the railway tracks on Thursday morning, RPF subinspector S K Singh said. He said the girl was admitted...
  • AP, Jodhpur: Gender bias still a reality in India? April 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Just a few days after a couple from Jodhpur in Rajasthan abandoned their baby girl, a father allegedly blinded by superstition, assaulted his sixmonth pregnant wife with an iron rod that resulted in a miscarriage. The 30yearold woman from Andhra Pradesh lived to tell the tale of horror...
  • Act against spiritual guru: NCW Chief on AP abortion case April 3, 2012

    Commenting on the Andhra Pradesh forced abortion incident, NCW Chairperson Mamata Sharma said that the 'baba' who ordered the act should be held. ...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Man beats wife to force abortion April 3, 2012

    Hyderabad: In a brutally shocking incident, a man in Guntur district along with his parents, allegedly beat up his sixmonth pregnant wife with an iron rod on the stomach causing her to undergo a miscarriage on Sunday. Police say the family, blinded by superstition and faith in a baba, believed that...
  • Toshiba faces $ 100 million gender bias lawsuit February 1, 2011

    New York: A senior human resources manager at Toshiba Corp has filed a $ 100 million lawsuit accusing a U.S. unit of the Japanese technology company of "systemic" gender bias against women in pay and promotions. The plaintiff, Elaine Cyphers, contends that Toshiba America Inc pays women lower salaries and bonuses...
  • 30 Minutes: Women's empowerment, myth or reality July 19, 2009

    The Indian woman is celebrated today for being at par with her male counterpart. ...
  • Gender bias and child abuse brings violent backlash November 19, 2008

    New Delhi: A former beauty queen in Uttar Pradesh town Meerut admitted to killing her parents. But the startling revelation was the motive behind the murders. The accused said that she did it to get even as she had been abused all her life, purely for being a girl child....
  • Parents disown newborn girls, want boys April 20, 2008

    Chennai/Mumbai: Two babies were born within a few minutes of each other in a Chennai hospital: a baby boy to Farida and a baby girl to Kamakshi. But the hospital staff mixed up the identity tokens and handed over Farida's boy to Kamakshi. Later they tried to rectify the error...
  • Female managers face discrimination in IT sector: Study December 14, 2007

    Bangalore: Women managers in the IT sector are still battling the glass ceiling. A NASSCOM and IIMAhmedabad study has shown that less than 10 per cent of the top managers in the sector are women, even though at the entry level, the ratio is 42 per cent. The study shows that...
  • Women way behind men in the corporate ladder August 31, 2007

    Mumbai: From homemakers to deal makers it seems to be a long road for Indian women. A report by HR firm Redileon shows women constitute less than seven per cent of senior management leaders in India. The hospitality and tourism sectors have the largest representation of women in senior management, followed...
  • At 30, CPIM still gender biased June 22, 2007

    Kolkata: While the country seems somewhat certain to get the first woman President with the Left Front too rooting for her, the CPI(M) in West Bengal has chosen to look the other way. At 30, the CPI(M) is stuck with a gender bias that has left them ducking repeated salvos from...
  • Are women better workers than men? June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: At a time when IT companies are going out of their way to woo women into their workforce and women in management are pushing the envelope and have never had it so good, the armed forces report is playing a bit of a partypooper. It says women just...
  • Why politicians are afraid of women? June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The people in power at the Centre are generally afraid of having women in top diplomatic positions as they are brutally honest in giving their opinions. This is the opinion of G Parthasarathy, former Indian high commissioner to Pakistan. Parthasarathy says politicians are uncomfortable with honest people. They generally...
  • 'Civil services gender biased' August 31, 2006

    New Delhi: Gender bias is a hush, hush subject in the civil services, but Union Woman and Child Development Minister Renuka Chowdhury is not going to keep quiet about it. In a letter to Cabinet Secretary B K Chaturvedi, the minister has complained that women officers in the civil services are...