Recently in Maharashtra, India, a woman filed a petition to abort in the 24th week of her pregnancy. According to the petition, the foetus has abnormalities and will cause mental distress to the mother. The Medical Termination Of Pregnancy Act, 1971 states that a registered medical practitioner may terminate
New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday rejected Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav's petition and directed him to surrender for not paying money to a businessman despite giving repeated undertakings. Yadav was sent to 10 day-judicial custody by the Delhi High Court for filing a false affidavit. The apex court had earlier this week pulled Yadav for not paying money to a businessman despite giving repeated undertakings before the court, saying his conduct in the case was "inexplicable".
Sri Lanka set Australia a stiff 268-run victory target before reducing them to 83 for three to gain upper hand after a rain-truncated penultimate day of the first test in Pallekele on Friday. Skipper Steve Smith was batting on 26 with Adam Voges on nine when rain, which had delayed the start of play by an hour, washed out the final session for the third time in four days. It sets up an intriguing final day with Smith's team needing 185 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-test series while Sri Lanka require seven wickets to clinch the bowler-dominated contest.
Bhubaneswar, July 29 (IANS) Wonder marathon boy Budhia Singh on Friday informed the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) at Khurdha that he would not return the state-run sports hostel in Bhubaneswar. In a written communication to the CWC, Budhia said he doesn't want to return to the sports hostel as it lacks basic infrastructure and facilities for training.
New Delhi, Jul 29 (ANI): While the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) planted 1.15 lakh saplings with just 15 days into the plantation season, there are several Samaritans who have the chore close to their hearts and are willing to take this responsibility on their shoulders. One of them is 52-year-old Radhika Anand, who has planted over 1,10,000 fruit trees over the past 12 months using her own resources, savings and small contributions from friends and well-wishers to fund this endeavour. The fruit trees, essentially mango (aam), tamarind (imli), gooseberry (amla) and blackberry (jamun) jackfruit (kathal) have been planted at and around Army Formations across North India, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.
"If we look at the target, the time frame and factor in the aspect of implementation, there is a pressing need to speed things up," said Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Communities and Founder and First President, NAREDCO Maharashtra. Speaking at the inaugural session at the annual CII Realty and Infrastructure Conclave, which was inaugurated in Mumbai on 27 July 2016, Niranjan Hiranandani said stakeholders in Indian real estate needed to ramp up the quantum of work by eight times i.e. "I do not see positive signs from either the real estate developers or the powers-that-be when it comes to setting the pace for increasing the quantum to eight-times the present one," he said.
Rawalpindi, July 29 (ANI): The Home Department of Pakistan's Punjab province has directed it's police to take strict action against fund raising activities of Jamaat-ud-Dawa Pakistan (JuD), an organization headed by 2008 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Saeed, who is on the UN watch list and is accused by India of being involved in Mumbai attacks, has been engaged in fundraising throughout the country via the organisation's charity wing- Falah-e-Insayat Foundation (FIF), reports the Dawn.
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday countered Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's assertion that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) only make false promises and asked the latter to introspect the ten-year-rule of the former UPA regime which in nexus with the 'inflation mafia' harmed the interest of the common man. Meanwhile, Naqvi expressed hope that the crucial Goods and Services Tax Bill (GST) Bill would be passed in the current parliamentary session as almost every political party has agreed on it.
New Zealand seamer Neil Wagner has praised his country's bowling stocks after career-best figures of six for 41 helped skittle Zimbabwe for 164 on a flat batting wicket on the first day of the opening test on Thursday. Zimbabwe elected to bat first on a wicket that seemingly offered little for the bowlers but Wagner’s ability to generate pace and his exceptional bouncers had batsmen hopping around the crease.
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): U Mumba have failed to reach the semi-finals of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League despite claiming a 38-34 win over Dabang Delhi KC here at Thyagaraj Sports Complex last evening. U Mumba lost a semi-final place to Puneri Paltan, who stormed into the last four following their 36-33 win over Bengaluru Bulls. U Mumba looked down and out in the first half but came back to register a win in their last game of the season.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said he is "devastated" after his calf injury ruled him out of the third test against Pakistan. The 25-year-old tore his right calf muscle during England's series-levelling 330-run win against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Monday, in his first appearance since undergoing a knee surgery in May. "Devastated about the injury especially with all the hard work put in by myself and others to get me back to FULL fitness," Stokes tweeted on Thursday.
Malerkotla, July 28 (ANI): A Punjab Court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav in connection with the alleged Quran desecration case. The Mehrauli MLA was earlier on Wednesday sent to judicial custody till August 1. Yadav, who was earlier on July 25 sent to two-day police custody, was arrested on the charge of conspiracy to spread social unrest as he allegedly prompted desecration of the holy Quran on June 24.
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The Congress on Wednesday formed a five-member committee to examine the ongoing bills and debates in the Parliament on specific issues. The five-member committee includes Congress leaders Anand Sharma, Jairam Ramesh, KV Thomas, Rajiv Satav and P Chidambaram. According to sources, all members are to discuss their final decision with party chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice- president Rahul Gandhi, while taking Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha M. Mallikarjun Kharge in the loop.
Jakarta/New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Indian national Gurdip Singh who was set to be executed by Indonesian authorities for drug smuggling has won a temporary reprieve as he was not among the four prisoners executed by a firing squad early on Friday in that country. Gurdip Singh was convicted along with 13 others and due to be executed at the Nusa Kambangan prison island. "Indian Ambassador in Indonesia has informed me that Gurdip Singh whose execution was fixed for last night, has not been executed," Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Friday.
Kolkata, July 28 (ANI): Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi died on Thursday, following prolonged illness. Devi was a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, Padma Vibhushan, Jnanpith and Magsaysay Award, among several others. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Devi and said she was a voice of compassion, equality and justice.
Mumbai, July 29 (ANI): The special Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) court on Friday rejected the bail application of Sanjeev Khanna, one of the accused in the Sheena Bora murder case. The application was filed by accused on the merits of the case challenging CBI's claim of his involvement in the crime. Khanna's lawyer Shreyansh Mithare confirmed to ANI that Khann's bail application had been rejected.
(Reuters) - Australia called up left-arm spinner Jon Holland in a like-for-like replacement on Friday after a hamstring injury has all but ended Steve O'Keefe's tour of Sri Lanka. O'Keefe hobbled off the field after hurting his right hamstring on day three of the ongoing first test, having claimed three wickets in the opener of the three-match series. "Initial assessment indicates a moderate grade hamstring injury which means it is highly unlikely that he will be available for the remainder of the test series," physiotherapist David Beakley said in a statement issued by Cricket Australia.
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The Parliament on Thursday passed the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016 with the Rajya Sabha's approval. The bill provides for establishment of funds at the Centre and state levels for compensatory afforestation. Under the bill, states will get 42 thousand crore rupees for afforestation and related activities.
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Even as the government plans to bring the Goods and Services Tax Bill next week in the Rajya Sabha, no time was allotted for it by the upper house's Business Advisory Committee on Thursday. According to sources, there is still a lack of consensus between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Congress on the passage of the bill in the Rajya Sabha, where the government is in a minority. The bill has already been passed by the Lok Sabha.