Monday, 5 December, 2022
TopicChild sex ratio

Topic: child sex ratio

It’s girls! Surprise in survey as north India improves in sex ratio at birth, south worsens

According to report by think tank Pew Research Center, sex ratio at birth has improved most in Punjab & Haryana. There's also been a notable decline in 'son preference' across India.

Delhi shows sharpest drop in sex ratio, govt calls out 4 states for ‘continuous decline’

Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, and Haryana among states/UTs lauded for registering an improvement on sex ratio at birth, in letter from WCD, health ministries.

Haryana’s worst sex-ratio offenders are welcoming the girl child, and everyone is invited

Across Haryana's Ahirwal belt that spans Rewari, Mahendragarh and Narnaul, villages are performing 'kuan pujan', a ritual earlier observed for boys, on the birth of girl children.

Rajasthan’s districts with worst child sex ratio are improving — one step at a time

Jhunjhunu and Sikar had the worst child sex ratio of Rajasthan's 33 districts as per Census 2011. But policy intervention has significantly helped the cause since.

The Indian state where development is more on a par with Pakistan than India

Like Pakistan, Uttar Pradesh is home to about 200 million people, which it can’t seem to take care of very well.

Gender bias kills more than 600 girls aged below 5 in India every day, finds study in Lancet

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan & Madhya Pradesh accounted for close to 70 per cent of the total avoidable deaths, study published in Lancet has found.

Even money won’t make Indians prefer daughters over sons

Fertility reduction and a gender-balanced population often appear as conflicting objectives, as targeting one may worsen the other.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.