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Beti Bachao Beti Padhao? North India’s obsession with the male child unchanged

Haryananotorious for female foeticidefollowed by Rajasthan and Punjab continue to top the list of offenders seeking to illegally ascertain the gender of the unborn baby

1 min read11 Jul 2018

Health ministry receives complaints against web giants for sex determination violations

A health ministry agency monitoring violations of the pre-natal sex determination law has received 15 complaints in the past 10 months against web giants including Google, YouTube, Yahoo and Microsoft

2 min read9 Jan 2018

Is just changing the law on abortions enough?

Enforcement of the law and a pro-women's choice social set-up are crucial for any dramatic changes in the way abortions are carried out in India

6 min read24 Nov 2017

Climate change threatens sea turtle population: study

Climate change may imbalance the sea turtle population as above 29 degrees celsius mainly female sea turtles are born while below 29 degrees celsius more males are born

2 min read23 Jun 2017

Citizens have right to Internet access: Supreme Court

Supreme Court says banning online ads on pre-natal sex determination on websites do not curtail the right to Internet access

4 min read13 Apr 2017

Husbands, not mothers-in-law, might be behind son preference in India

While stated preference for sons has been coming down, women without any son are more likely to plan further pregnancies compared to women without any daughter

3 min read20 Feb 2017

Supreme Court asks search engines to block pre-natal sex determination ads

Supreme Court also directed the centre to constitute a nodal agency empowered to take action on any TV, radio and newspaper ads for pre-natal sex determination

1 min read17 Feb 2017

Sex ratio improves in 18 districts of Haryana: Anil Vij

Sex ratio in Haryana's 12 districts has crossed the 900-mark and in six districts is between 875 and 900 girls per 1,000 boys, claims health minister Anil Vij

1 min read23 Dec 2016

News in Numbers | SBI writes off Rs7,016 crore in loans by 63 wilful defaulters: report

In other news, India's IT service industry is expected to grow by 8-10% in 2016-17, according to industry body Nasscom

4 min read17 Nov 2016

SC tells Google, Yahoo, Microsoft to block pre-natal sex determination ads

The apex court directed the government to constitute a nodal agency to monitor pre-natal sex determination advertisements

1 min read16 Nov 2016
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