family planning

Chinese daily wants re-look at family planning policy


August 9th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) A state-run Chinese daily Thursday warned that the existing family planning policy needs to be rejigged to meet the "wave of change" since a staggering 248 ... Read more...

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Chinese people protest female foeticide


July 13th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) Many people in China are concerned over people's preference for baby boys than girls and inclination for gender tests and abortions.In one such display of growing ... Read more...

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Chinese family gets compensation for forced abortion


July 11th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) The family of a young Chinese woman forced to have a late-term abortion has agreed to settle the case out of court after their town ... Read more...

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Female condom fails to gain popularity


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) The female condom manufactured by HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) appears to have not gained wide acceptability in the country, sales figures show. Only 38,000 pieces were ... Read more...

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Migrants causing birth ratio problem in Shanghai


June 30th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) A population and family planning commission in China's Shanghai city has said most children born outside its family planning policy last year were born to migrants ... Read more...

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Eyeing small town India, subsidised condom set to be trendier


June 25th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Deluxe Nirodh, a subsidised condom that originally began as a family planning measure under a government initiative, is now eyeing smaller cities and towns to ... Read more...

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Bill Gates to meet Akhilesh


May 29th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) Microsoft founder Bill Gates will meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here Wednesday to discuss healthcare in the state.The 56-year-old Gates is likely discuss a ... Read more...

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Himachal panel questions policy on Tibetans


April 5th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) More than half a century after Tibetans fleeing Tibet made Himachal Pradesh their second home, a one-man commission, appointed by the state to look into illegal ... Read more...

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UP schools to ban sale of junk food


April 5th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) In a significant step, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued instructions to all schools - Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), Uttar Pradesh Board and Central ... Read more...

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Fourth foetus found in Jaipur


March 31st, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) Another foetus was recovered from a dustbin here Saturday taking the total number of foetuses recovered in the city to four over the past five days, ... Read more...

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Court asks Rajasthan to explain action against female child killing


March 30th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 30 (IANS) Taking a serious note of the recovery of two new born girls' bodies here over two constrictive days, the Rajasthan High Court Friday summoned Jaipur's Commissioner ... Read more...

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Another newborn girl’s body found in Jaipur


March 28th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 28 (IANS) In yet another shocking incident, a body of a newborn girl was found in a plot in a residential colony here Wednesday, a day after the ... Read more...

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Body of newborn girl found


March 27th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 27 (IANS) The body of a newborn girl was found in a dustbin here Tuesday, bringing to the fore the plight of the girl child in a state ... Read more...

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China proposes harsh punishment to curb gender imbalance


March 14th, 2012 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 14 (IANS) China should impose harsher punishments on medical workers who conduct illegal sex determination tests in order to balance the country's skewed gender ratio, a top official ... Read more...

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Hunt for NGO directors after tubectomies on 53 women


January 10th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 10 (IANS) Bihar Police were Tuesday looking for the directors of a voluntary organisation that conducted a health camp where three unqualified volunteers performed tubectomies on 53 women ... Read more...

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Three health scam accused sent to CBI custody


January 6th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Jan 6 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Friday sent three accused in Uttar Pradesh's multi-million National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam to the agency's four ... Read more...

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Maharashtra seeks corporate help to tackle malnutrition


December 30th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 30 (IANS) For the first time, the Maharashtra government has solicited the help of corporate houses, students and voluntary organizations to help tackle the serious problems of malnutrition ... Read more...

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Parents of octuplets in China face hefty fines


December 21st, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 21 (IANS) A wealthy Chinese couple who conceived eight babies through in-vitro fertilization may face hefty fines for violating the family-planning law.The babies were conceived by the wife ... Read more...

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Chinese students don’t know much about safe sex


November 14th, 2011 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 14 (IANS) School students in China do not have much knowledge about safe sex, and teachers worry about being considered "dirty" by parents if they talk about sex ... Read more...

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Chinese woman caught, sterilised after second child


November 1st, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) A woman in China was caught and forced to undergo sterilisation surgery after she gave birth to her second child, a media report said.The woman was ... Read more...

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Borther cries foul, woman unable to bear boy child dies


October 20th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 20 (IANS) The brother of a 38-year-old woman who died under mysterious circumstances has filed a police complaint against her in-laws here, alleging they used to beat her ... Read more...

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100 mn Chinese farmers to migrate to urban areas


October 10th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) Over 100 million Chinese farmers are likely to migrate to urban areas over the next decade, Xinhua reported.According to the report titled "2011 Report on the ... Read more...

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Andhra launches drive for AIDS vulnerable sections


August 18th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) A special campaign "Mana Suraksha" has been launched in Andhra Pradesh to provide quality health services to populations vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.The vulnerable sections include female sex ... Read more...

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China’s sex ratio declines


August 16th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China's sex ratio has declined for two straight years, the country's chief of population and family planning said Tuesday. Li Bin, director of the National Population ... Read more...

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China focuses on quality of life in family planning


July 12th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 12 (IANS) China's family planning policy will now focus on population management so as to improve the quality of life, an official said.Li Bin, minister of the National ... Read more...

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Sterilized woman delivers, child born blind


May 27th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 27 (IANS) A spree of children in the family made her go for a sterilization operation at a government-run camp. But Dholki, a tribal woman in Madhya Pradesh, ... Read more...

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China’s economy threatened by country’s ageing population


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 3 (ANI): China's ageing population is likely to contribute to slower economic growth and higher inflation, according to analysts.The emergence of negative growth in the total working-age population, which some ... Read more...

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Are Scarlett Johansson & Sean Penn dating each other?


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sean Penn and Scarlett Johansson seem ready to take their relationship public. There have been several reports especially on the Internet that the two have been ... Read more...

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China to keep birth rate low: President


April 27th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) China, which has a population of over 1.3 billion, will improve its current family planning policy and maintain a low birth rate, President Hu Jintao said.Population ... Read more...

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Growing population a bigger threat than terror: Pakistani daily


April 18th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) The rapid growth in the country's population is posing a threat that is bigger than terrorism, said a Pakistani daily that highlighted "the lack of political ... Read more...

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India calls for strengthening of Partners in Population and Development


April 2nd, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 2(ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday reiterated India's commitment to the promotion of South-South Cooperation and strengthening of Partners in Population and Development ... Read more...

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Thackeray attacks Congress’ dynastic politics, Sonia Gandhi


March 21st, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Monday attacked the Congress party for practising dynastic politics and said it has ruined the country's political fabric.In a no-holds-barred ... Read more...

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Family planning strategy to be tweaked


March 14th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The government is ready to reposition its family planning strategy by "focusing on maternal health" and not just population control, an official from health and ... Read more...

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China may end one-child norm


March 8th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 8 (IANS) China is looking into abolishing its one-child policy over the next five years, the Global Times reported Tuesday.Experts have been studying propositions of allowing couples to ... Read more...

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Planet could be ‘unrecognizable’ by 2050


February 21st, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has warned that the earth could become unrecognizable by 2050 because of the over consumption of natural resources.During the annual meeting of the ... Read more...

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