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Modi’s cash transfer scheme for pregnant women shortsighted, healthcare quality needs attention first


By Maya Palit On social media on 1 January, I came across many quips about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s New Year’s Eve speech. “Judging from the speech, the happiest person in the country should be a 65-year-old pregnant farmer,” went one. These were, of course, prompted by Modi’s promise to introduce a ..... Read More

Delhi High Court probe ‘disturbing’ negligence linked to infant death at Safdarjung Hospital


The alleged medical negligence by Safdarjung Hospital in wrongly declaring a newborn as dead in June this year has led the Delhi High Court to direct the Centre to order a probe into the incident. The infant was brought back to the hospital and put on a ventilator, but ..... Read More

Victim of a failed sterilisation procedure finally receives a measly Rs 30,000, 11 years later


Gyanibai Meena still remembers how scared she was when her stomach kept swelling seven years ago. The doctors at a primary health centre near her house in Parnala village in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh district told her that she could have a gaanth or tumour in her stomach. But when she ..... Read More

Breaking: ‘Sex With a Minor Wife is Rape’, Supreme Court Rules


A two Judge Bench of Supreme Court held that sexual intercourse with minor wife is rape and a case can be registered against the Husband. In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court today read down exception 2 to Section 375 (which defines rape) of the IPC (as amended by the Criminal ..... Read More

India girl ‘raped by teachers’ critical after abortion


A teenager in India who was allegedly raped by two school staff over a three-month period is in critical condition after being forced to have an abortion. Doctors told BBC Hindi she has suffered brain damage. Police have arrested the director of her school and a teacher in the northern ..... Read More
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