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From worst to best: How a Haryana village improved its sex ratio -Varinder Bhatia

-The Indian Express By July this year, Barna has touched the SRB of 1,158 and figures among the state’s villages with highest sex-ratio. The phenomenal increase was not easy to achieve. Chandigarh: Till 2015, Barna village in Kurukshetra district of Haryana figured among the villages with poorest sex-ratio at birth (SRB) of 548 girls to 1000 boys. By July this year, Barna has touched the SRB of 1,158 and figures among...

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Doctors seek changes to sex test rules -GS Mudur

-The Telegraph New Delhi: A panel of doctors has called for changes to the rules banning prenatal Sex Determination, warning they are depriving rural populations of easy access to the point-of-care ultrasound scans (pocus) needed to diagnose and treat critically ill patients. Doctors associated with the Jan Swasthya Sahyog, which runs a rural hospital in Chhattisgarh, have recommended technology and better policing to improve access to the scans and curb their misuse...

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Jhunjhunu goes from worst sex ratio to the best in Rajasthan -Ambika Pandit

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The 2011 census brought Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan the ignominy of being the district with the lowest sex ratio of 837 girls per 1,000 boys among 33 districts of the state. Seven years on, the district is being hailed as a model with the sex ratio at birth (SRB) touching an impressive 955 girls per 1,000 boys. It is from here that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will...

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Rival govts unite on sex test action -Arnab Ganguly

-The Telegraph Chandigarh: The chief ministers of neighbouring Punjab and Haryana have agreed to cooperate on action against Sex Determination centres, which are illegal, and female foeticide. Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh of the Congress today responded to a Twitter appeal from his Haryana counterpart, Manohar Lal Khattar of the BJP, and ordered the Punjab health department and police to launch a crackdown on Sex Determination centres operating in Punjab. "I appeal to...

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Set up mechanism to delete Sex Determination ads: SC -Krishnadas Rajagopal

-The Hindu ‘Order to Internet giants is to make search engines responsive to Indian law’ The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered three Internet giants — Google, Microsoft and Yahoo — to immediately set up their own in-house expert bodies to keep tabs on and delete online pre-natal Sex Determination advertisements. The court said the intent of the order was to make these search engines “responsive to Indian law.” Section 22 of the Pre-conception and...

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