'Unwanted' girls choose new names

More than 200 Indian girls whose names mean "unwanted" in Hindi have chosen new names for a fresh start in life.

A central Indian district held a renaming ceremony that it hopes will give the girls new dignity and help fight widespread gender discrimination that gives India a skewed gender ratio, with far more boys than girls.

The 285 girls lined up to receive certificates with their new names along with small flower bouquets from Satara district officials in Maharashtra state.