Female Foeticide
Jharkhand  /  Published 13.10.20

Devotees flock to Bokaro Durga temple with a wish for daughter

In a country beset with the problem of foeticide, the Durga temple at Chakuliya village in Bokaro’s Chas block is a study in contrast. Devotees have been visiting the temple for the past 170 yea...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

Opinion  /  Published 26.08.20

Gone Girl: Losing female foetuses

Decades of sustained struggle for empowering women in India may have resulted in the passage of important legislations to protect their rights. And yet, the laws by themselves have, to a large extent,...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 22.08.20

India's daily loss put at 1,200 female foetuses

India could lose on average more than 1,200 female foetuses daily over the next decade, researchers have forecast in a study that underscores the failure of the country’s ban on prenatal sex dis...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.01.20

Skewed sex ratio rings alarm in Hazaribagh

A declining sex ratio or the number of females per 1,000 males dipping to 900 in Hazaribagh has set alarm bells ringing. The central ministry of women and child development recently sent a letter to H...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.19

Drop in maternal mortality ratio is the first step

Light seems to have finally appeared at the end of a long, dark tunnel for India. According to the latest Sample Registration System report, the maternal mortality ratio has declined by eight points b...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 10.05.19

Scrapping sex determination ban is an absurd idea

Persistent problems often require modern solutions. That, unfortunately, is not how the Indian Medical Association’s proposal to the government and parliamentarians — to fully repeal the Pre-Conce...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 10.11.19

Unethical population control policies will backfire

Can repressive measures always help tide over tough times? This seems to be one of the most pressing questions arising out of what has been criticised as ‘coercive’ population control policies in ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 01.08.19

Conservation is a low priority for our legislators

Sir — It is worrying, but not entirely unexpected, that 22 species of flora and fauna have gone extinct in India in the past few centuries. These findings were recently tabled by the ministry of env...
By The Telegraph


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