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Rape victims shouldn't be forced to move court for abortion: Madras HC

CHENNAI: In a judgement which can have far-reaching consequences, the Madras High Court has ruled that a rape victim should not be compelled to "knock doors of the court" for termination of her unwanted pregnancy and that the doctors should just follow the guidelines prescribed in the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act.

Centre's reply sought on extending pregnancy termination period

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central government to file a reply on a plea seeking to increase the time limit from "20 weeks to 24 or 26 weeks" to terminate a pregnancy.

Centre's reply sought on extending pregnancy termination period

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central government to file a reply on a plea seeking to increase the time limit from "20 weeks to 24 or 26 weeks" to terminate a pregnancy.

Delhi HC to hear plea over length of pregnancy

The Delhi High Court on Monday agreed to hear a plea seeking to increase the prescribed length of a pregnancy from a period of "20 weeks to 24 weeks".

21K US women ordered abortion pills online in 6 months

LONDON:  As many as 21,000 US women ordered abortion pills online in the past six months (between October 2018 and March 2019), according to figures revealed by Aid Access, a charity.

Divorcee raped on pretext of marriage in Delhi

The Delhi Police has arrested a man who sexually assaulted a divorcee after luring her with the false promise of marriage, said an officer on Friday.

S. Korea overturns abortion ban after 66 yrs

South Korea's Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday as "unconstitutional" a 66-year-old law that made abortion a crime punishable by up to two years in prison, calling for its amendment in a landmark decision that signals a major change in various aspects of society.

PNDT workshop organised at Kalomajra PHC

Kalomajra(Rajpura): A PNDT workshop was organised today at PHC Kalomajra under the agies of SMO Dr. Devinderjit Kaur on the directions of Civil Surgeon Patiala Dr.Manjit Singh.

Bihar shelter horror: ‘Guests’ forced girls to dance, raped them, says CBI

PATNA: Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case, used to force girls to dance with scanty clothes on vulgar songs and have sex with his guest, revealed a 73-page charge sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Ex-SGPC chief Jagir Kaur acquitted in daughter's murder case

CHANDIGARH:  In a major relief to Akali Dal leader and former SGPC President Jagir Kaur, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday acquitted her in a case involving the mysterious death of her daughter Harpreet Kaur.

Formetr SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur, three others acquitted in her daughter's murder case

CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana High Court today acquitted, former SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur, and others in a case related to murder of her daughter Harpreet Kaur. She was sentenced to five years Rigorous Imprisonment by special CBI court in Patiala.

What a woman! She battled personal odds to become crusader against child marriages

JAIPUR: Her struggle for survival began even before she was born. Her own family members wanted to kill her in her mother's womb after her father abandoned them. Rajasthan-based Kriti Bharti had been fighting ever since -- which eventually led her to battle for those who are are let down by their families and forced to get married as children.

Class 10 student gang raped in Dehradun boarding school

DEHRADUN: The principal and two other officials of a boarding school here in Uttarakhand were arrested on Tuesday after a Class 10 girl student accused them of suppressing the matter of her gang rape by senior students in August, police said.

Indian-American on Trump's list of Supreme Court nominees

Amul Thapar, an Indian-American appeals court judge from the US state of Kentucky is on President Donald Trump's short list of potential nominees to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement a day before.

India not prosecuting cow protection vigilantes: US

The US has accused Indian authorities of not prosecuting cow protection vigilantes attacking Muslims suspected of slaughtering the animals or consuming beef amid "reports of hundreds of religiously motivated killings."

39 lakhs children vaccinated in 28 days of MR Campaign in Punjab

Despite all the initial hiccups, the MR vaccination campaign has been marching forward to achieve its target. The success of this campaign can be gauged from the fact that, in 28 days of its launching around 39 lacs children have been administered the MR vaccine.

Accused in domestic violence case not arrested even after one month

PHAGWARA: Even after more than one month of registering a case of domestic violence  under section 498A/406 IPC against Jalandhar resident Rajeev Chauhan and his mother Urmila Chauhan on the charges of torturing  Rajeev’s Wife Ridhima (Phagwara resident)The accused could not be arrested till now. Meanwhile Anticipatory Bail of both accused have also been rejected by District Session Judge Kapurthala today.

Each childr of the age from 9 month to 15 year be vaccinated during MR Campaign : Brahm Mohindra

Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab is going to conduct Measles Rubella Vaccination campaign from 1st May 2018 as part of a National strategy to eliminate Measles and control Rubella in the country. State Level Media sensitization workshop regarding MR Campaign is held at Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh. Health Minister of Punjab Shri Brahm Mohindra stated that said that all children aged 9 months to less than 15 years will be vaccinated regardless of previous vaccination with MR/MMR or history of measles/rubella like illness. He informed that an estimated 75 lakh children will be vaccinated in the campaign over a period of 4-6 weeks. The vaccination will first be conducted in schools and later in community through outreach sessions.

Jalandhar man, mother booked in dowry case on complaint of Phagwara girl

PHAGWARA: On a complaint lodged by Phagwara resident Ridhima the Phagwara police have registered case under section 498A/406 IPC against her Jalandhar resident husband Rajeev Chauhan and his mother Urmila Chauhan on the charges of domestic violence ie torturing her physically and mentally to fulfil their demands of Rs 40 Lac.

Around 75 lakh children to be vaccinated against measle, rubella in Punjab: Brahm Mahindra

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government is going to initiate the "State-wide Vaccination Campaign against Measles-Rubella" from 1st May, 2018 as part of National strategy to eliminate Measles and control Rubella in the country.

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