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Two Mumbai doctors face imprisonment for sex determination tests

An advertisement offering treatment to those who “want a boy” has landed two practising doctors in jail with the local magistrate holding them guilty of violations under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act of 2003

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India ranks a poor 114th in gender equality

The country ranks in the bottom half, among 134 countries, in terms of gender equality in the latest ranking that assesses the distribution of resources and opportunities among males and females around the world

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Too many Indian women dying during childbirth

Unless India actually counts all the women who die during childbirth, it won’t be able to prevent these thousands of unnecessary deaths. Accountability might seem like an abstract concept, but for Indian women it’s a matter of life and death, says Aruna Kashyap, South Asia researcher in HRW’s women’s rights division

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Women's panel to probe 'wife mortgages' by indebted farmers in Bundelkhand

The National Commission for Women is sending a team to probe the “awful and unbelievable” reports that indebted farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s drought-hit Bundelkhand region are selling off their women to survive

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50% quota for women in all tiers of panchayati raj

A proposed amendment seeks to increase reservation for women in the number of seats to be filled by direct election for the office of chairperson, right from the panchayat to the panchayat samiti and the zilla parishad

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Delhi has more pink than blue

Leading the way in changing the skewed sex ratio across the country, Delhi has posted a remarkable improvement in the sex ratio, from 820 per 1,000 in 2005 and 848 in 2007 to 1,004 in 2008. This was revealed by the Annual Report on Births and Deaths in Delhi-2008 prepared by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics and Office of the Chief Registrar (Births and Deaths) of the Delhi government 
http://www.hindu.com/2009/08/26/stories/2009082663100300.htm, August 26, 2009  

Supreme Court expresses anguish over continuing dowry deaths

The Supreme Court highlights the persistent menace of dowry and suggests that no mercy be shown to the accused

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Bangaloreans' night out for safety of women

Bangaloreans marched on the streets of their city on the night of March 8 to protest against attacks on women and to demand the safety of women at all times

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Bangalore women seek immediate action against attackers

According to a fact-finding team, at least 50 attacks have been reported on women in the past 18 months

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Special financial assistance for girl-child, would-be mothers in Assam

Assam’s Majoni scheme will pay pregnant mothers Rs 1,000 for two health check-ups, and Rs 5,000 in a fixed deposit for girl-children to avail of when they reach the age of 16

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'Pink Chaddi' and 'Pub Bharo' campaigns against moral policing gather momentum

People are being urged to fill pubs and send pink underwear to the Sri Ram Sene chief on Valentine’s Day to show their anger and disapproval at the recent violence unleashed by the fundamentalist group against women in a pub in Mangalore

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Report on India's domestic violence law highlights major loopholes

A report that studied how the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act was being implemented two years after it came into force, finds that much of the infrastructure, budgetary allocation and interaction between various departments is still lacking

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NCW pushes for law against acid attacks on women

With the death of K Swapnika, victim of an acid attack, on December 30, the need for a special law to deal with this terrible crime becomes urgent

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