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Maharashtra moots murder charge for female foeticide


July 10th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Tuesday mooted slapping murder charges on those involved in female foeticide."We shall send a proposal to the centre to apply Indian Penal Code ... Read more...

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Cradle in every village - to save the girl child (With Images)


May 24th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), May 24 (IANS) If someone casts her away, there will be others to cradle her. By October this year, cradles will be set up in 110 locations in ... Read more...

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Punjab orders probe into female foeticide case


April 1st, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) While the Punjab government is patting itself for improvement in sex ratio in the state, the health department Friday ordered an enquiry into an alleged incident ... Read more...

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Three ‘cyber journalists’ held for blackmail, extortion bid


March 22nd, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Three people posing as cyber journalists were arrested in south Delhi for blackmail and an attempt to extort money from a man running a maternity ... 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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Mizoram church to take action against gay members


March 13th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 13 (IANS) The influential Baptist Church of Mizoram (BCM) Saturday announced strong disciplinary action against homosexual members. "We have decided to take strong punitive action against members who are involved in ... Read more...

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Haryana clamps down on doctors over sex-determination tests


June 12th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) With health authorities in Haryana taking a tough stance over low sex ratio in the state, action against doctors indulging in sex-determination tests has intensified. Haryana's health minister Kartar ... Read more...

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Online youth forum fights female foeticide


February 28th, 2009 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS)) An online youth movement campaigning for gender justice and building public opinion against female foeticide has launched a new initiative to spread awareness among the medical fraternity ... Read more...

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Apex court to examine if abortion be allowed after 20 weeks


February 13th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Can women be allowed to undergo abortion beyond the 20th week of pregnancy, the legal limit, in case the foetus is detected with life threatening deformities? The ... Read more...

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Woman who sought to abort foetus suffers miscarriage


August 14th, 2008 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Niketa Mehta, the Mumbai housewife whose plea for aborting her 26-week-old foetus had been turned down by the Bombay High Court, has suffered a miscarriage. Her husband Haresh ... Read more...

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Gynaecologists support Mumbai couple on abortion


August 6th, 2008 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The government may think differently, but gynaecologists in India as well as other parts of the world have expressed support for the Mumbai couple whose request to ... Read more...

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Abortion laws must be urgently amended (Opinion)


August 5th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Puneet Bedi Every time I look at the ultrasound monitor to see the foetus from various angles, mothers read my face to see a twitch or a smile to suggest the baby ... Read more...

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Court rejects plea to abort foetus with heart defects (Lead)


August 4th, 2008 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Monday rejected a plea by a Mumbai couple seeking to abort their 25-week unborn child who was found to have congenital heart defects - ... Read more...

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A tale of two female foetuses and their doctor mom


March 15th, 2008 - 10:08 am ICT by admin
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Her doctor husband forced Ritu Kumar, a physician herself, to go for a sex determination test and her academician in-laws pushed her to abort ... Read more...

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