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
Australia's bowlers ripped through Sri Lanka's brittle batting order to dismiss the home side for 117 on an eventful first day of the opening test at Pallekele on Tuesday that also saw the visitors lose their openers for just seven runs. Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood and off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed three wickets apiece, while Mitchell Starc and Steve O'Keefe picked up two each as the hosts were shot out shortly after lunch. Debutant all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva (24) was the top scorer for Sri Lanka, who have lost their last two test series in New Zealand and England.
New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Countering Tamil Nadu's interpretation of jallikattu as an 'age-old tradition' which is practised far and wide in the State, the Supreme Court in sharp remark today said child marriage was also once an 'age-old tradition' before being banned. Rubbishing the state's plea that Jallikattu should be allowed because it is a centuries old tradition, the top court said, "Child marriage too is an age old tradition. In earlier times child marriage was common.
Bengaluru, July 24 (ANI): Condemning the Chikmagalur attack on a Dalit family by the members of Bajrang Dal over rumours of cooking beef, Karnataka's Urban Development Minister R. Roshan Baig on Sunday said the state will not tolerate moral policing in the name of religion. "The Dalits are beaten up by the so called Bajrang Dal activists in the name of 'gau raksha samiti'. The Government of Karnataka is very firm, we will not tolerate any moral policing," said Baig.
Dras (Jammu and Kashmir), July 26 (ANI): A day after the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), which is the largest force deployed in civilian areas for controlling law and order, said it would continue to use the weapon in the valley, the Indian Army on Tuesday backed it saying the guns were the 'least lethal' option of weaponry. Lieutenant General D.S. Hooda (Northern Command Chief) said there is a requirement of non-lethal weaponry, adding that pellet guns are classified as part of the weaponry. "There is a requirement of non-lethal weaponry and pellet guns are classified as part of the non-lethal weaponry.
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Bowing to a recent Supreme Court order, Mumbai Cricket Association President Sharad Pawar on Sunday announced his decision to quit the post within six months. The 75-year-old Pawar -- ranked amongst the finest cricket administrators in the world and having earlier headed BCCI and the ICC -- said he honoured the apex court verdict putting an upper age limit of 70 for cricket administrators. During my tenure in BCCI and MCA, many things were accomplished in support of cricket.
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Coimbatore, July 24 (IANS) Amittrajit Ghosh and co-driver Ashwin Naik led a 1-2 finish for the Mahindra Adventure team in the MRF Rally of Coimbatore, the first round of the MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship here on Sunday.
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Expressing concern over reports of Narsingh Yadav testing positive for a banned steroid, his rival Susheel Kumar's coach Satpal on Sunday said that players of the former's stature should put a stringent check on all these things. Satpal, Susheel Kumar's coach said, "I am saddened by the news. At a time when all the hearing was being done, me and Sushil decided not to approach the Supreme Court in connection with the case, as we just wanted a gold for India." "The entire nation expects medals from us in wrestling.
Bydgoszcz (Poland), July 24 (IANS) Neeraj Chopra of India created a new junior world record on his way to the gold medal in the men's javelin throw event at the IAAF World U20 Championships here. Chopra hurled the javelin to a distance of 86.48 metres at the Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak Stadium here on Saturday to beat the previous record of Latvia's Zigismunds Sirmais by nearly two metres. Chopra thus became the first Indian to win a gold medal in the history of the World U20 championship.
Zimbabwe strike bowler Tendai Chatara has been ruled out of the test series against New Zealand after hurting his ankle, Zimbabwe Cricket announced on Monday. Chatara, who fractured his leg playing a casual game of soccer last year, will be replaced in the Zimbabwe squad by Michael Chinouya, 30, who has only two one-day internationals to his name.
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatulla Khan who was earlier today arrested on charges of threatening a woman, was sent to one-day police custody on Sunday. Complainant Vimla Ahuja alleged that the MLA from Okhla threatened her with rape and murder when the former visited his house to complain about electricity problem in her area. Following the incident, Ahuja registerd an FIR under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 509 and 506 against Khan in the Jamia Nagar Police Station earlier on July 19.
New Delhi, July 25 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav who was booked in connection with the alleged Malerkotla sacrilege incident earlier on June 24 was arrested by the Punjab Police on Sunday. Before being arrested, Yadav in a press conference said whenever he was called by the police, he went and answered all the questions. "Today, suddenly they came after getting arrest warrant from the court.