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Saturday, February 8, 2014
Renowned Chinese film director Zhang Yimou has had to pay a fine of $1.2 million (Rs 7.5 crore) for violating China’s strict family planning policy by having three children.
The Binhu fam...
More on family planning AND: China
, international law
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Myanmar’s Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Islamic leaders expressed dismay over decisions by authorities in western Myanmar to restore a two-child limit on Muslim Rohingya families, a polic...
More on family planning AND: civil unrest
, interior policy
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May 5, 2013
Now women in ten more districts in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi can have more control over their reproductive health with the launch of phase III of Pehel — a women’s health project aimed at...
February 14, 2013
Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes a truth. This seems to be the case with the so called burgeoning Muslim population. An oft-heard statement is how the community is breeding at a faster rat...
January 12, 2013
Most mothers in the block prefer three or more babies
July 12, 2012
Instead of bringing up children totally insulated from the social system and realities, parents should ensure that children were very aware of their social and familial responsibilities.
February 14, 2012
In a significant decision, the Punjab and Haryana High Court last week ruled that the right to abort a pregnancy in a marriage rests with the wife and not husband.
“A woman is not a machi...
January 8, 2012
By exhorting its members to increase their population to fight the straw man of a potential ethnic cleansing, the church is indulging in unnecessary rhetoric and forgetting the consequences of such a policy if followed by all communities.
November 1, 2011
Is the population bomb ticking again? The world has crossed the milestone of seven billion people, and there is renewed debate on the impact of a growing number of humans on the planet's finite re...
June 25, 2011
The Emergency, declared 36 years ago this day, impacted the poor in more sinister ways than any other section of society…
December 31, 2010
With a view to encourage small families, the Chhattisgarh government has decided to start new gold and silver card schemes in the State.
The card holder will not only get economic bene...
November 23, 2010
The article “Two brats and a daughter, thrice blessed!” (Open Page, Nov. 21) made me nostalgic. We had three daughters. My parents stayed with us. With both my wife and I working...
April 14, 2013
Enhancing the basket of contraceptive choices can reduce maternal mortality rate, says a family planning review
February 2, 2013
There is a prevailing perception that family planning is a red flag in Islam. That Muslims are firmly against the adoption of family planning measures is a popular misconception. There is a genera...
December 21, 2012
They account for only 0.95 p.c. of sterilisation cases
March 11, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI waded deep into U.S. campaign politics, urging visiting U.S. bishops to strengthen their teaching about the evils of premarital sex and cohabitation, and denouncing what he calle...
February 11, 2012
While candidates in the Republican nominee race continue to launch blistering attacks against each other more than a month into the voting season, their ultimate political enemy in the November pr...
December 5, 2011
Count the beads, identify their colours and control your fertility. CycleBeads, a simple, inexpensive, non-clinical and easy-to-use natural family planning method, could well be the answer...
October 15, 2011
On the agenda of the Health Ministry is Population Stabilisation Incentive Fund
April 2, 2011
In China, tens of thousands of people face fines and lose their jobs every year for breaking family planning rules. This Beijing couple, chose to have a second child and challenge the “One-Child Policy”….
November 24, 2010
The article “Two brats and a daughter, thrice blessed!” (Open Page, Nov. 21) was interesting. The single-child syndrome has deprived parents and grandparents of the joy of sharin...
November 20, 2010
An Air Force officer's wife having three children is a rarity. At parties, I am used to the ‘don't-tell-me' expression on the faces of friends. This astounded expression soon changes to one o...
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