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Special police station to probe Rajasthan foeticide cases


September 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Monday announced it would set up a special police station in Jaipur to register and probe female foeticide and infanticide cases across the ... Read more...

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Driving social change for women - via stardom


September 12th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Female foeticide and empowerment of women seem to have become the favourite trending topics for Bollywood stars with Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Ajay ... Read more...

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Big B meets ‘complete sport’ Judi Dench


September 7th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was recently introduced to Hollywood veteran Judi Dench and said it was a delight to meet her.Big B met her at the ... Read more...

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CRY campaign to focus on girls’ right to education


August 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) To focus on the girl child denied the basic right to education, the NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) launched a 40-day national citizen photo-journalism campaign ... Read more...

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Kolkata students rally on World Humanitarian Day eve


August 18th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Amidst a chorus of Michael Jackson's "We are the World", around 2,000 students took to the streets here on the eve of World Humanitarian Day ... Read more...

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Smriti Irani lends voice for radio drama on Krishna


August 18th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Smriti Irani is set to turn narrator for new radio drama "Bal Gopal", which will showcase various aspects of Lord Krishna's personality, be it a ... Read more...

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Chinese who took girl hostage shot dead


August 11th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (IANS) A knife-wielding man who took a girl child hostage in south China's Guangdong province Saturday morning was gunned down by the police.The incident happened at about ... Read more...

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Honour for women delivering girl child


August 9th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) A village council in Rajasthan will honour women who give birth to a girl child in their first delivery with a view to check cases of ... Read more...

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Re-double efforts to protect women: President


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) As the country celebrated the Raksha Bandhan festival, Pranab Mukherjee Thursday urged people to re-double their efforts to protect women."The Rakhi is a thread ... Read more...

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Infant dies after removal from Punjab hospital incubator, probe ordered


July 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar/Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday ordered a high-level probe after the parents of a newborn alleged that their child died in the civil hospital ... Read more...

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Change mindset to curb female foeticide: Experts


July 13th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The patriarchal Indian society has a deep-rooted bias against the girl child and changing this mindset is essential to curb female foeticide, experts said here ... Read more...

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Walkathon spreads awareness on World Population Day


July 11th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Over 500 people, including children, Wednesday participated in a walkathon organised here to spread awareness on population stabilisation on the occasion of the World Population ... Read more...

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Severely punish culprits of female foeticide: Aamir


July 11th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Aamir Khan says aborting a child after sex determination is wrong and supports the Maharashtra government's proposal to give severe punishment to those involved in ... Read more...

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Female foeticide short is to create awareness: Ajay Devgn (Interview)


July 8th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Whenever Bollywood stars indulge in philanthropy, they raise doubts of a personal motive. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn is emphatic that his short film on the ... Read more...

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Concept of marriage has changed for better: Aamir Khan


July 1st, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan feels that the institution of marriage in India has changed manifold and urges parents to ensure that their children are well-equipped to ... Read more...

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‘Na Aana Is Des Laado’ goes off air July 27


June 29th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) After running successfully for four years and 850 episodes, "Na Aana Is Des Laado", about female foeticide, is set to come to an end. It goes ... Read more...

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Delhi court asks police to protect blind man from ex-wife


June 27th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the city police to protect a blind man and his minor daughter from his former wife who has threatened ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to soon have girl child policy


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 22 (IANS) A girl child policy is in the offing in Rajasthan. The state has initiated the process for formulation and adoption of the policy, the first of ... Read more...

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Dowry death: Victim’s brothers-in-law get anticipatory bail


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday granted anticipatory bail to two brothers-in-law of a dowry death victim on furnishing a bond of Rs.25,000.The court also directed ... Read more...

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Mahi trapped in borewell not responding to calls (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 21 (IANS) Mahi, the four-year-old girl who fell into a 70 feet deep borewell in Haryana's Manesar town was not responding to the calls of the rescue team ... Read more...

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Four-year-old falls in borewell in Haryana


June 21st, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 21 (IANS) A four-year-old has fallen into a deep borewell in Haryana's Manesar town. A rescue operation has been launched, police said here Thursday.The girl child slipped into ... Read more...

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Tripura couple throw newborn girl in septic tank, held


June 9th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 9 (IANS) Police in Tripura Saturday arrested a couple who threw their newborn baby girl into a septic tank as they did not want a daughter because of ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Rajasthan building collapses


June 5th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 5 (IANS) Seven persons, including two woman, were killed and over two dozen others critically injured in two incidents of building collapse in Rajasthan, police said Tuesday.Two woman, ... Read more...

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Girl child found abandoned in Rajasthan


June 5th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 5 (IANS) Police in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh town are looking for parents of an infant girl who was found abandoned at a bus stand Monday evening barely two days ... Read more...

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2-year-old girl abandoned in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu


May 26th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 26 (IANS) In yet another case of abandonment of a girl child in Rajasthan, a two-year-old girl was found at a doctor's house in Jhunjhunu and the police ... Read more...

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‘Satyameva Jayate’ inspires sarpanch to act against female foeticide


May 24th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 24 (IANS) Aamir Khan's highly acclaimed "Satyameva Jayate" has inspired a sarpanch in a Rajasthan village to register police cases against women and families who go for ... Read more...

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Media awards on gender sensitivity


May 21st, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Population First, a Mumbai-based NGO working on women's rights, health and population issues, has invited media houses to send entries for the fourth "Laadli" media ... Read more...

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Girl child empowerment responsibility of cinema: Shabana


May 19th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Acclaimed actress Shabana Azmi, who has always tried to portray a strong Indian woman on screen, says it is the responsibility of filmmakers to project ... Read more...

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Children pedal over 2,000 km against female foeticide


May 16th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) To spread awareness about female foeticide, a group of 30 children reached Delhi after travelling a distance of 2,300 km accoss India, including 18 ... Read more...

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Two-day film fest on girl child opens in Kolkata


May 15th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Emphasising the need for awareness about the rights of a girl child, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) chairperson Shantha Sinha Tuesday said it ... Read more...

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Big B, Abhishek shocked at Taruni Sachdev’s death


May 15th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has expressed shock over the death of child artist Taruni Sachdev, who played his school friend in "Paa", in Monday's plane crash ... Read more...

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Post Aamir, Rajasthan for policy to save girl child


May 11th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 11 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Friday announced it will frame a 'girl policy' to check increasing number of female foeticide and infanticide cases.The decision is seen as ... Read more...

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Now, Maharashtra seeks Aamir’s support for girl child


May 11th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) After well-known actress Madhuri Dixit reportedly turned down Maharashtra's offer as brand ambassador for tourism, the state has sought megastar Aamir Khan's support for its ... Read more...

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Infant girl left at ashram doorstep


May 9th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Udaipur, May 9 (IANS) An infant girl apparently abandoned by her parents was found at the doorstep of a children's home here in yet another grim reminder of the ... Read more...

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About 100,000 people dialled in to speak to Aamir (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Aamir Khan is a man with the Midas touch. As the first episode of the superstar's debut TV show "Satyamev Jayate" was aired, about ... Read more...

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