Sex Ratio

  • 'Sex-selection abortions cause of missing girls in India' 12-09-2013 11:50 AM

    Washington: Promotion of sex-selection abortions as a population control strategy, crafted in the US and then exported worldwide, has resulted in millions of missing girls in India, China and elsewhere, a Congressional human rights panel has been told. "It was development professionals who first promoted sex-selective abortion as a potential...
  • New Delhi: Sex ratio shows improvement 11-06-2013 06:25 PM

    New Delhi: The sex ratio in Delhi has shown an improvement with the female population being grown by 24.9 per cent while the male population grew at a lesser rate of 18.1 per cent. According to the Primary Census Abstract 2011 released here on Tuesday, of the overall 21.2 per...
  • 100 districts to have one-stop women crisis centres 24-03-2013 02:12 AM

    New Delhi: Women and Child Development ministry has planned an initiative under which hospitals in 100 districts would have one-stop crisis centres to resolve problems being faced by women. "Such centres would have medical assistance, trained police personnel and protection officers," WCD minister Krishna Tirath said at the National Editors'...
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Girl child still not welcomed by educated India 27-05-2011 08:30 PM

    New Delhi: India may have two new women Chief Ministers but Indians still seem to be obsessed with the male child. The latest Lancet report reveals shocking statistics of the rich aborting the second girl child. Pamela Vashisht exposes the myth that education can change mindsets - the daughter of...
  • FTN: Are educated Indians aborting the girl child? 26-05-2011 01:15 AM

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if educated Indians are aborting girl child. ...
  • Gender gap in India getting worse 25-05-2011 06:50 PM

    New Delhi: A new study published in medical journal Lancet has some alarming findings; selective abortion has led to 7.1 million fewer girls than boys up to the age of 6. It is a gender gap that has widened by more than a million in a decade. The study also...
  • Girl child no burden in this Bihar village 18-05-2011 09:34 AM

    Bhagalpur: India has the worst record in South Asia when it comes to the sex ratio. Its 914 girls for every 1000 boys under the age of six. But in one village in Bihar, it's a privilege to be a girl. Being a girl child is a privilege in Dhahra...
  • Mah govt worried over skewed sex ratio in Beed 17-05-2011 10:30 AM

    Mumbai: Concerned over the growing incidence of female infanticide in state's Marathwada region and Beed district in particular, the Maharashtra government has convened a meeting on May 20 of all concerned officials in Beed to discuss crackdown on irregular activities. Beed has the lowest male-female sex ratio in the age...
  • JK government closes 18 ultra sound clinics 01-05-2011 04:12 PM

    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...
  • J&K: drastic decline in girl child numbers 30-04-2011 11:13 AM

    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 sex-determination tests. This crackdown...
  • Poor sex ratio: men may turn gays, says Farooq 14-04-2011 02:08 PM

    New Delhi: Concerned at the growing uneven sex ratio in the country, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said there will be a day when men will have no girls to marry and they may have to turn "gay". "The day is not far when there will be no girls...
  • Low sex ratio among the educated in India 13-04-2011 09:58 AM

    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 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...

  • HP tribal district has best child sex ratio 01-04-2011 12:36 PM

    Shimla: While the overall child sex ratio has declined in India, Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul and Spiti district has set an example with 1,013 females per 1,000 males in the 0-6 age group - the highest in the country at the district level. Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is the district with...
  • What the census means for the country 31-03-2011 09:31 PM

    New Delhi: Counting over a billion people is no easy task. But the Census 2011 has done just that, giving India its newest headcount. At 121 crore population, it's the combined population of USA, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan. But the good news is that despite a growth rate...
  • Census: India's population growth finally drops 31-03-2011 11:21 AM

    New Delhi: India's population has been pegged at 1,210.2 million, according to the provisional 2011 Census report released on Thursday in New Delhi. Out of 1,210.2 million people in India there are 623.7 million males and 586.5 million females. The population is an increase by 181 but significantly the growth...
  • Girl child gets good news: discrimination down 23-01-2010 12:27 PM

    Rate of survival of a girl child has improved, says govt report. ...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • MP govt gets tough on gender tests 08-02-2007 11:38 AM

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  • Finally, Lohri for girls in Punjab 14-01-2007 08:26 AM

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  • India falls short of 7,000 girls daily 12-12-2006 08:05 PM

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  • Special: Here is where the jobs are 29-09-2006 04:59 PM

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