Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 passed in Lok Sabha

The proposed legislation ensures effective regulation of surrogacy, prohibit commercial surrogacy and allow altruistic surrogacy to the needy Indian infertile couples. NEW DELHI: The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 was on Wednesday passed in Lok Sabha. The Bill proposes to regulate surrogacy in India by establishing National Surrogacy Board at the central level and, State Surrogacy Boards and Appropriate Authorities in the States and Union Territories. The proposed legislation ensures effective regulation of surrogacy, prohibit commercial surrogacy and allow altruistic surrogacy to the needy Indian infertile couples. Once the Bill is…

Prohibitory Orders Extended in Sabarimala Till Midnight of Saturday

Thiruvananthapuram: The Pathanamthitta Magistrate Court has extended the prohibitory orders in Sabarimala Temple till the midnight of Saturday, December 22, reported ANI on Wednesday. The decision has been taken based on the reports by the District Police Chief and Executive magistrates in Pamba and Sannidhanam. Earlier this week, Ayyappa Dharma Sena leader Rahul Easwar was arrested on Monday, days after a local court revoked his bail in a case related to violent protests at Sabarimala. A team of police personnel took Easwar into custody from a rest house in Palakkad, recorded his arrest…

Goa Liberation Day: CM Manohar Parrikar Wishes Goans; Here’s All You Need to Know About Portuguese Conquest

Remembering Goa Liberation Day, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday extended out his greetings to Goans on this memorable day. The ailing Chief Minsiter said in a tweet, “On this memorable day, let us recall the valiant efforts of our freedom fighters who fought against oppression, and the remarkable role played by the Indian Army in liberating Goa from Portuguese rule. On this day, let us resolve, rededicate ourselves and united to keep our state clean and tidy, and to achieve progress and development in all spheres.” On the eve…

‘I Wasn’t The PM Who Was Afraid of Talking to Press’: Manmohan Singh’s Jibe at PM Modi

New Delhi: In a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for calling him a “silent prime minister”, his predecessor and senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that he was never afraid of talking to the media and rather interacted with the press very regularly Speaking at the launch of his 6-volume book series called ‘Changing India’, Singh said, “I certainly would like to say that I was not the prime minister who was afraid of talking to the press. I met the press regularly and on every foreign trip that I undertook,…

Governor’s Rule Ends Today, Centre Recommends President’s Rule For J-K

New Delhi: The Centre has recommended imposition of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, said a report on Thursday. This would, the report said, help meet J-K constitution’s requirement as the six-month Governor’s rule ends on the same day. Sources told a leading daily that the Home ministry has conveyed this to state Governor Satya Pal Malik after the Cabinet nod in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi a couple of days ago. They said the Governor had recommended President’s rule in the state. Now, President Ram Nath Kovind will…