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Dec 29, 2017
Bengaluru mayor promises free education till under-graduation for first girl child born in civic hospital in cityIn a one of its kind effort to celebrate a girl child, the first female baby born in the New Year at a civic hospital in Bengaluru will be given free education till under-graduation
Nov 02, 2017
Gender vulnerability index points at high regional imbalances; Goa ranks top in security, Bihar worst overallA report on gender vulnerability index, conducted for the first time by Plan India seems to explain as to why India may have slipped 21 places on the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap index
Oct 11, 2017
Sex with minor wife between 15-18 years is rape, rules SC: Order could arrest growing trend of child marriageThe Supreme Court on Wednesday criminalised sex with a minor wife aged between 15 and 18 years, saying the exception in the rape law was arbitrary and was violative of the Constitution.
Aug 18, 2017
Rising Bengal: Mamata Banerjee highlights achievements of TMC govt, says social justice is her missionWest Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee attended the Rising Bengal event organised by Network18 to highlight a plethora of issues that the state government has been working on.
Jun 10, 2017
IIT scholar Manjula Devak's suicide shows that in India, dowry is still a silent killer of womenThe death of Manjula Devak, a PhD scholar from IIT Delhi, has exposed a society which still views women only as bringers of dowry. Not as sentient humans beings with lives, dreams and abilities of their own.
Apr 24, 2017
Triple talaq, cow vigilantism: Why are we so eager to brush off violence as mere aberrations?And in Uttar Pradesh, we have a man who divorces his wife through triple talak because she gave birth to a girl.
Apr 19, 2017
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh orders crackdown on illegal sex determination centresPunjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ordered a crackdown on all sex determination centres alleged to be running in the state.
Apr 08, 2017
Make sex determination test compulsory, says Maharashtra House panelA key Maharashtra assembly committee has recommended making pre-natal sex determination mandatory to prevent female foeticide.
Apr 02, 2017
The lost and found girls of UsilampattiUsilampatti, near Madurai, was infamous for its large incidence of female infanticide. Then, a number of its 'missing daughters' were found living in an illegal missionary-run home in nearby Tiruchi.
Jan 21, 2017
Rajasthan is cracking down on illegal sex determination tests: Can other states follow suit?The Rajasthan Government’s PCPNDT Cell, under the direction of Naveen Jain, is cracking down on illegal sex determination tests in the state. Can the model be replicated in other states too?