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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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‘Jalpari’ - a little gem, with message on female foeticide (IANS Movie Review)


August 31st, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid"; Cast: Parvin Dabas, Suhasini Mulay, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Harsh Mayar, Lehar Khan and Krishang Trivedi; Director: Nila Madhab Panda; Rating: ***In spite of its flaws, of which ... 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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Assam moots law to stop officials from employing minors


June 12th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 12 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday said the government planned to enact a law to prevent employment of children below 18 years by public servants and ... 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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Baby girl tortured by father, this time in Bangalore (Second Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) She has a severe head injury, bite marks all over her body and is on life support in a Bangalore hospital. The shocking case of ... Read more...

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Telugu almanac writer booked for insulting women


March 21st, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 20 (IANS) Hyderabad police Tuesday booked a well-known astrologer for allegedly insulting women in his almanac.The Central Crime Station (CCS) booked a case against Srinivas Gargeya under Indian ... Read more...

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New-born girl dumped in pit


March 4th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Barmer (Rajasthan), March 4 (IANS) A new-born girl was found dumped in a pit in a deserted area in Rajasthan's Barmer district early Sunday morning, police said. The girl, who ... Read more...

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Kerala Women’s Commission denies it is toothless


December 13th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 (IANS) The Kerala Women's Commission Tuesday refuted the claims that it is toothless and pointed out that it has settled 4,249 cases out of the ... Read more...

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Indira Goswami: writer, peace broker and teacher (Obituary)


November 29th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) A noted Assamese writer, a peace broker between the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and New Delhi, and a teacher -- Indira Goswami played ... 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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Trinidad envoy ‘jams’ with Kashmiri Sufi band


September 15th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) In a rare fusion, the Sufi Kinship, a Sufi music ensemble from Kashmir led by santoor maestro Bhajan Sopori and his son Abhay Rustum Sopori, ... Read more...

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Priority admission for girls in Himachal


September 1st, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) The single girl child will be given admission on priority basis in government-run schools and colleges in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Thursday."To ... Read more...

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‘Aarakshan’, a well-crafted film on the need for education (IANS Hindi Film Review)


August 13th, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Aarakshan"; Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Prateik, Manoj Bajpayee; Directed by: Prakash Jha; Rating: ****First things first. Is "Aarakshan" pro or anti reservation? The intricacies ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh government asked to probe sex change cases


June 27th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the Madhya Pradesh government to investigate cases of alleged surgical sex change of ... Read more...

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Planting trees to celebrate girls, a village keeps count


June 17th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 17 (IANS) There's a village in Bihar that is greener than many others. For, it celebrates the birth of girl children by planting saplings. And now Dharhara is ... Read more...

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President calls for social movement for gender equality


April 9th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday called for a new social movement for gender equality and protecting the girl child.Speaking here at the national launch of ... Read more...

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Declining sex ratio, cause for worry: Kamat


March 17th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) Goa's declining sex ratio is a major cause for concern for the state government, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat said Thursday unveiling several schemes to arrest the ... Read more...

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WCD Ministry committed towards socio-economic empowerment of women


March 8th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Krishna Tirath on the occasion of 'International Women's Day' today said her ministry is committed towards the socio-economic empowerment of women.Addressing ... Read more...

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Mindset against women has to change: Women MPs (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 7th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Even as India boasts of reserving 50 percent seats for women in panchayats (village councils) and awaits passage of a bill to reserve one-third of ... Read more...

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Cavalry Jindal lifts fifth Amity Polo Cup in thrilling finale


February 13th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.13 (ANI): The hallowed turf of the Jaipur Polo Grounds served up a grand Amity Polo Cup finale that was pulsating, captivating and energetic in the display of horse riding ... Read more...

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Female foeticide blot on the India story


January 24th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Even as India celebrated the National Girl Child Day for the third consecutive year Monday, the condition of millions of Indian women and girl children continue to ... Read more...

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Ranbir to walk ramp for social cause


January 19th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor is all set to walk the ramp Sunday for the young girls of Shabana Azmi's ancestral village Mijwan and the ... Read more...

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1.8m female infant, child deaths in India linked to violence against mums


January 6th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has revealed that the deaths of 1.8 million female infants and children in India ... Read more...

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Thumbs up for this Caste Panchayat


December 27th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Usha ChowdharyJalore (Rajasthan), Dec 27 (ANI): In Jalore district, Western Rajasthan, the Caste Panchayat which in the region goes by the name of 'Jati panchayat' is active. It sees itself as ... Read more...

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UK stores selling ‘porn star’ tops, lap-dancing kits for kids to be fined


December 7th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): The British government has been announced yesterday that stores selling "sexy" children's clothes will be fined.Ministers are cracking down on the sale of items such as little girls' ... Read more...

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Meeting Obama was memorable experience for woman panchayat leader (Second Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The interaction may have lasted just a few minutes, but for Sharmi Bai, a panchayat leader from Rajasthan, interacting with US President Barack Obama at St. ... Read more...

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Meeting Obama was proud experience for woman panchayat leader (Lead)


November 9th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The interaction may have lasted just a few minutes, but for Sharmi Bai, a panchayat leader from Rajasthan, interacting with US President Barack Obama at St. ... Read more...

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Woman panchayat leader shares experience with Obama


November 9th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The interaction may have lasted just a few minutes, but for Sharmi Bai, panchayat leader of Abu Road block, in Sirohi district of Rajasthan, interacting with ... Read more...

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President Patil visits Amritsar to support save girl child campaign


October 6th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, OCT.6 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil visited Amritsar on Wednesday to give a boost to 'Nanhi Chhaan', a campaign that aimed at protecting the girl child and trees.Bhatinda ... Read more...

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Delhi to count its homeless


July 2nd, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Delhi Friday launched an exercise to identify the homeless in the city to ensure that they are benefited from the social welfare schemes of the government and ... Read more...

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South Asia’s girl child still faces bias even before birth


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 23 (IANS) Despite governments' efforts to prevent female infanticide, the girl child in South Asia still faces bias, even before birth.This was admitted by Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav ... Read more...

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Tripura announces economic aid for girl child


March 20th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 20 (IANS) The Left Front government of Tripura Saturday announced a special economic package for girl child in families living below the poverty line (BPL) to continue their education and ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen expresses concern over increasing insecurity among women


February 20th, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Noted economist Amartya Sen on Saturday expressed concern over increasing insecurity among women in the country saying that empowering women was the need of the hour.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Krishna Tirath launches National Girls Day celebrations


January 22nd, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan. 22 (ANI): Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath today launched National Girl Child Day Celebrations with presentation of awards to children for raising the issue of girl child ... Read more...

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