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Delhi’s sex ratio improves, still lower than national average

In other welcome news for the Capital, there has also been a decline in the infant mortality and under-five mortality rates, the survey findings show. Infant mortality dropped from 31.2 to 24.5 per 1,000 live births -- much better than the national average of 35.2. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 06:19 AM IST

National Family and Health Survey: More women than men in India for the 1st time

The share of population under the age of 15 years, which was 34.9% in 2005-06, has come down to 26.5% in 2019-21. 
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 10:59 AM IST

Delhi sex ratio up to 933 females per 1,000 males: Manish Sisodia

Manish Sisodia said there has been a positive change in sex ratio in Delhi due to the “Kejriwal government’s efforts”. (ANI)
Updated on Oct 29, 2021 06:48 AM IST

Sex ratio at birth in India: Recent trends and patterns

The instances of gender biased sex selection are obviously not recorded but the numbers of cases can be estimated indirectly based on the deviation of the observed SRB from the natural level.
Published on Oct 12, 2021 05:51 PM IST

Uttarakhand has lowest child sex ratio in the country: Niti Aayog's SDG index

Uttarakhand's sex ratio is 840, against the national average of 899, according to Sustainable Development Goals.
Published on Jun 07, 2021 08:39 AM IST

Women less likely to reproduce for the first time in urban environment: Study

Women less likely to reproduce for the first time in urban environment: Study
Updated on Mar 18, 2021 04:45 PM IST

46 million girls lost to gender bias: Report

China (50%) and India (40%) together account for around 90% of the estimated 1.2 million girls lost annually to female foeticide.
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 07:58 PM IST

At 920 girls, sex ratio increases in Mohali district of Punjab

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Updated on Dec 02, 2019 01:16 AM IST

Why women’s representation in politics matters | HT Editorial

Having women political representatives aids the case of gender equality
Published on Oct 17, 2019 07:52 PM IST

Stress during pregnancy may affect baby’s sex

For the findings, published in the journal PNAS, the research team examined 27 indicators of psychosocial, physical and lifestyle stress collected from questionnaires, diaries, and daily physical assessments of 187 otherwise healthy pregnant women, aged between 18 to 45.
Updated on Oct 15, 2019 06:02 PM IST

Opposition is supplying bogus unemployment figures, says Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday slammed the opposition for misleading the public by presenting bogus unemployment reports.
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 10:44 PM IST

Maharashtra has 914 women against 1,000 men voters

The CEO said the elections will be held on electronic voting machines (EVMs) as the system is foolproof. “EVMs are tamper-proof.
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 02:46 AM IST

The perils of a two-child policy

At 1.37 billion people, projected to swell to two billion by the end of the century, concerns about India’s burgeoning numbers are not new
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 10:57 PM IST

Gurugram’s sex ratio falls to 857 from 901 in 2018

The average for the year is taken as the annual sex ratio.
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 12:05 AM IST

No village gets top rating in state govt’s assessment scheme

As many 38 villages have received a one-star rating, including a large number of villages from the Farrukhnagar block.
Updated on Aug 18, 2019 05:14 AM IST

Centre to collate data to study sex ratio trends

The move has been prompted by fluctuations in sex ratio rates in different states that emerged from different data sets.
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 12:16 AM IST

‘No girl child birth’ claim on Uttarkashi village may have been misread

No girl child was born in 133 villages in Uttarkashi.
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 05:25 AM IST

Bengal rhino population up 14% in 4 years, adverse sex ratio a concern: Report

The number of rhinos in Jalpapara and Gorumara landscapes are 237 and 52 respectively.
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 11:46 AM IST

Injured tiger given tranquilliser dies ‘due to heat stroke’ in Rajasthan

The post-mortem examination has, however, been put off till experts from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, arrive on Sunday.
Updated on Jun 08, 2019 11:20 PM IST

State fails to hold PCPNDT meets in more than a year: National team

Dr Singh said that every state as per the PCPNDT Act is expected to constitute a state advisory committee headed by the health minister.
Updated on May 17, 2019 02:40 PM IST

‘Heart diseases, infection leading killers in Delhi’: Reports

In 2017, sixteen deaths were also reported from neonatal tetanus, which was eliminated (less than one case in every 1,000 live births) in India in 2015.
Published on May 15, 2019 06:46 AM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Haryana, only four women elected MPs in 40 years

A study of Haryana’s parliamentary records shows that of the 151 MPs elected from the state (including from when it was a part of Punjab), women were elected only seven times.
Published on Mar 14, 2019 02:51 AM IST

To promote girl child, Delhi govt plans award

In India, there are just 919 females children between the ages of 0 and 6 for every 1,000 males of the same age, according to Census 2011 data.
Published on Mar 13, 2019 01:38 AM IST

PC-PNDT act misused to close centre: Proprietor

The Pre-Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC-PNDT) Act enacted to prevent sex-selective abortions that is skewing India’s sex ratio in favour of boys by regulating ultrasound machines further is being misused.
Published on Mar 02, 2019 02:07 AM IST

International adoptions: UP witnesses ten-fold rise over four years

According to CARA, 43 children from UP were adopted by parents located outside India, in 2018. This is ten times more than the number of inter-country adoptions witnessed by the state in 2014-15 -- four.
Published on Feb 20, 2019 12:11 PM IST

Delhi government to reward informers, decoys for help in busting illegal sex test centres

Hospitals, nursing homes and diagnostic centres are not allowed to determine and disclose the gender of the foetus to the parents under the Pre-Conception, Pre-Natal Diagnostics Technique Act.
Updated on Feb 07, 2019 01:04 PM IST

Here’s how gender inequality finds voice on social media

Researchers also found that posts about sons receive, on average, 1.5 times more likes.
Updated on Jan 28, 2019 12:36 PM IST

‘Why force women to give birth to boys?’ asks Selfie with Daughter campaigner

Sunil Jaglan, who launched the Selfie with Daughter campaign, says he wants his two daughters, Nandini and Yashika, to grow up in a world that doesn’t differentiate between men and women.
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 09:54 AM IST

Haryana government ad shows jump in sex ratio, data tells different story

Haryana health department has recorded sex ratio from January to October 2018, which is 910 female births per 1,000 male births, while hoarding only shows increased figures till May 2018.
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 11:59 AM IST

Despite raids and police cases, sex determination clinics flourish in Gurugram

Gurugram police had arrested two persons for illegally selling machines that facilitated sex determination four years ago. Despite several raids and FIRS, there has been only one conviction to date.
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 12:18 PM IST
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