31 Jul 2015
New Delhi: Victoria Azarenka was born on 31 July 1989. She is a Belarusian professional tennis player and former world No. 1. She has won two Australian Open singles titles in 2012 and 2013. She is first Belarusian player to win a Grand Slam singles title.
17 Jun 2015
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked representatives of 'Girl Rising', a global campaign to educate and empower girls, to focus on the issue of female foeticide in India.
06 May 2015
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the conduct of Centre, Delhi government and various states for not giving wide publicity to its directions on female foeticide for strict implementation of law prohibiting sex determination.
20 Jan 2015
Panipat : Stressing that the society as a whole needs to change the mindset towards the girl child to end problem of female foeticide, Union minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said practice was more prevalent among the middle, upper-middle and rich sections of society.
27 Feb 2015
New Delhi: The government admitted that there has been an increase in cases of female and infant foeticide across the country.
25 Dec 2014
Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while visiting his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Thursday denounced the practice of female foeticide prevailing in the country, saying "there is no bigger sin" than this and sought the help of people in the field of art and culture in "shaking" the society so stop the menace.
22 Jan 2015
Panipat: Denouncing the practice of female foeticide, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the discrimination against girls reflects "mental illness" and displays a mindset worse than that in the 18th century.
11 Nov 2014
New Delhi: In tackling female foeticide, Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi believes changing people's mindset in an incentive-based way is more pertinent than bringing in stern laws. Gandhi said that the Government's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme will be based on a strong system of incentives and media advocacy in bringing about an all-round change in attitudes.
24 Jan 2015
Mumbai: Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar on Saturday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nationwide 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' campaign for saving the girl child and fighting against female foeticide.
23 Jan 2015
New Delhi: Inclement weather on Thursday forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Panipat, about 85 km from here, by road instead of the schedule plan to fly in a chopper to launch the ' Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' scheme.