Sex Ratio
India  /  Published 21.08.20

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

Opinion  /  Published 16.09.19

A Pakistan inside the very heart of India

The most dangerous enemy that has been created in the Indian psyche over the decades is Pakistan. For successive Indian governments, Pakistan, touted as the most dangerous enemy, has actually been a t...
By Kabir Rana in

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 13.02.19

Ending child marriage takes more than education

Every silver lining has a cloud. The fourth National Family Health Survey, conducted in the year 2015-16, confirms that the incidence of child marriage has shown a steady decline all over India, excep...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 06.02.19

Sex ratio: Numbers are not the only deceptive thing

Numbers seldom tell their own story faithfully. The civil registration system of birth and deaths in 2016 reveals that there has been a steep decline in the sex ratio at birth in the southern states, ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 21.02.19

Adoptions reflect a waning gender bias, but should we celebrate?

A ray of light sometimes does penetrate the darkness. This was demonstrated by data from the Union ministry of women and child development which revealed that 60 per cent of the children adopted in In...
By The Editorial Board in

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 in

Opinion  /  Published 19.07.19

The obstacle course of curbing population growth

Progress is rarely linear; each step forward gives rise to newer challenges. The existence of such challenges was evident in the findings of a survey which was recently made public. The survey, conduc...
By The Editorial Board in


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