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46 million girls lost to gender bias: Report

In India, around 460,000 girls went missing -- which means they were not born due to sex-selection biases -- each year between 2013 and 2017, said the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report.
China (50%) and India (40%) together account for around 90% of the estimated 1.2 million girls lost annually to female foeticide.(HT Photo)
China (50%) and India (40%) together account for around 90% of the estimated 1.2 million girls lost annually to female foeticide.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 07:58 PM IST
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Gurugram’s sex ratio falls to 857 from 901 in 2018

Sex ratio at birth indicates the gap between registered male and female births, calculated as the number of females per 1,000 males, and is recorded monthly by the health department.
The average for the year is taken as the annual sex ratio.(HT image)
The average for the year is taken as the annual sex ratio.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 12:05 AM IST
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Birth of male child to complainant puts Koderma admin in dock

Koderma district administration had got radiologist Dr Modi arrested under Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition Of Sex Selection) Act in Jhumari Tilaiya on May 27. She has been in judicial custody since then.
Koderma district administration had got radiologist Dr Modi arrested under Prohibition Of Sex Selection Act. (Representative Photo, Shutterstock)
Koderma district administration had got radiologist Dr Modi arrested under Prohibition Of Sex Selection Act. (Representative Photo, Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 03:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | BySubhash Mishra

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

Historically, Gurugram’s sex ratio has been skewed in favour of males. Its sex ratio in 2014 was 843.34, which gradually rose to 904 in 2017. For the first time, the district’s sex ratio crossed the 950 mark and was 957 in May this year. However, the July to September quarter saw a sex ratio of 859.
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.(HT Photo)
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.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 12:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | BySonali Verma, Gurugram

Maharashtra issues guidelines for scrapping sonography machines

Maharashtra government has come up with guidelines for scrapping of sonography machines, which are being misused for unethical and criminal practice of sex selection
A woman getting her sonography done at Beed city, Beed district, India.(HT File Photo)
A woman getting her sonography done at Beed city, Beed district, India.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2018 05:36 AM IST
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Woman dies post illegal abortion; doctor, ANM among four booked

“Internal bleeding and excessive accumulation of fluid in her private parts were the reason behind her death.”
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 03:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | By, Patiala

New scientific discoveries can save the lives of preterm babies

The birth of preterm babies is a global challenge. These exciting new discoveries offer great promise and could help both advanced as well as developing countries such as India, which, because of its sheer size, has the largest number of preterm births of any country, develop a serious response to this issue.
About 15 million babies worldwide are born preterm, having completed fewer than 37 weeks of gestation(© UNICEF/UN0217438/Vishwanathan)
About 15 million babies worldwide are born preterm, having completed fewer than 37 weeks of gestation(© UNICEF/UN0217438/Vishwanathan)
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 07:21 AM IST
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ByNachiket Mor, Jeffrey Murray, Sindura Ganapathi
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