Sex Ratio

  • 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...
  • BJP leader Dhankar promises wives from Bihar for men in Haryana July 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: Girls from Bihar will be brought to marry men in Haryana a bizarre promise from a Haryana BJP Leader OP Dhankar to tackle the dwindling sex ratio in the state. Speaking at the Kisan Mahasammelan at Narwana on Friday, Dhankar gave the suggestion as a solution to solve the...
  • 'Sex-selection abortions cause of missing girls in India' September 12, 2013

    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 solution...
  • New Delhi: Sex ratio shows improvement June 11, 2013

    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 onestop women crisis centres March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Women and Child Development ministry has planned an initiative under which hospitals in 100 districts would have onestop 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' conference...
  • Urgent need to check skewed sex ratio: Azad January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: There was an urgent need to overcome the malebiased sex ratio in the country through a combination of strategies, including new laws and advocacy, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday. "There is an urgent need to overcome malebiased birth ratios through a combination of strategies, including attention...
  • Sex selective abortion rampant in Delhi, says study January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Sexselective abortion is rampant in Delhi, particularly in south Delhi, a survey by Centre for Social Research (CSR), an organisation working for women empowerment and welfare, revealed on Wednesday. "CSR took this survey in southwest Delhi where the problem is more pronounced. About 900 households were surveyed for...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Muslims show better sex ratio in India May 9, 2012

    Thanks to Aamir Khan's show 'Satyamev Jayate', the spirited discussions and even outrage have not stopped since Sunday morning when the inaugural episode on female infanticide was first telecast. While Khan himself met Rajastan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to petition his government to act against the social menace, the Madhya...
  • Delhi's sex ratio skewed in highend areas May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi has recorded a slight increase in sex ratio from 821 in 2001 to 866 in 2011 but a close look at statistics shows that it is most skewed in VVIP areas with highend Connaught Place and Chanakyapuri topping the list of ignominy. The child sex ratio too...
  • 'Satyamev Jayate': India's sex ratio ranking May 7, 2012

    The new Aamir Khan show 'Satyamev Jayate' has once again ignited the debate on the female infanticide in the country, especially in the north, which is also called the Hindi belt. The opening episode of the show had mothers from different parts of rural and urban India talking about the...
  • Woman killed in Punjab for bearing daughters April 17, 2012

    Chandigarh: A woman was allegedly strangulated to death by her husband in Punjab's Tarn Taran district as he was upset that she had given birth to three daughters, police said. Paramjit Kaur, 35, who was married in Chabaal village of Tarn Taran, 270 km from Chandigarh, was allegedly murdered by Nishan...
  • Newborn girl dumped near sewer in Udaipur April 15, 2012

    Udaipur: A newborn girl was found dumped on the edge of a sewer line in a deserted area in Rajasthan's Udaipur city early Saturday morning, police said. The infant girl, who appears to have been disowned by her parents, has been adopted by an NGO. "Some morning joggers heard the cries...
  • Girl child still not welcomed by educated India May 27, 2011

    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? May 26, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if educated Indians are aborting girl child. ...
  • Gender gap in India getting worse May 25, 2011

    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 finds...
  • Girl child no burden in this Bihar village May 18, 2011

    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 village...
  • Mah govt worried over skewed sex ratio in Beed May 17, 2011

    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 malefemale sex ratio in the age group...
  • 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...
  • Poor sex ratio: men may turn gays, says Farooq April 14, 2011

    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 to...
  • Low sex ratio among the educated in India April 13, 2011

    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...
  • HP tribal district has best child sex ratio April 1, 2011

    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 06 age group the highest in the country at the district level. Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is the district with the...
  • What the census means for the country March 31, 2011

    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 March 31, 2011

    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 is...
  • Girl child gets good news: discrimination down January 23, 2010

    The latest gender report of the Women and Child Ministry shows that gender disparity in the country has gone down significantly between 1996 and 2006. This means that the girl child now has a better chance of survival. ...
  • Mystery of Haryana's missing women voters deepens March 14, 2009

    Chandigarh: There is a mystery in Haryana every time the state goes to polls: the number of women voters just keeps dipping. The number of women voters in the state is 54.74 lakh this election, but in the voters list for the 2004 Lok Sabha elections the number was 56.6 lakh....
  • Only in India: cheaper to buy bride than raise daughter March 9, 2008

    New Delhi: In Haryana it is still cheaper and easier to buy a ready-made bride from Kerala or Assam than bringing up your own daughters. And sometimes such outsourced marriages take a very ugly turn. Thirteen -year-old Moena Majhi from 24 Paraganas in West Bengal was conned into marrying Ashok, a...
  • '10 lakh girls missing from Indian population' March 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Pre-natal sex determination and female foeticide is more prevalent in the urban, educated and prosperous classes, Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhary said on Wednesday. "Female foeticide is an extreme manifestation of violence against women. Female fetuses are selectively aborted after pre-natal sex determination, thus avoiding the...