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Supreme Court raises surrogacy hopes for single persons

In a development that has raised surrogacy hopes for single persons, the Supreme Court has allowed a representation to be made before the committee regarding a specific provision that will allow single persons to become parents through surrogacy. It may be recalled that the draft Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 only allows surrogacy in case of infertile and legally wedded Indian ... Read More »

15-years jail to Balwinder for plotting terror strikes in India

A US Court in Reno, Nevada has ordered a 15-year jail term for Balwinder Singh after he pleaded guilty of being involved in plotting terror attacks in India. The court also ordered that Balwinder will remain under lifetime federal supervision, after he is released from jail. This order was given since Balwinder has been associated with terrorist groups in India ... Read More »

Now SBI employees can ‘work from home’

The country’s largest bank, State Bank of India (SBI) announced the launch of a new facility today that will allow its employees to work from home. The decision to allow employees to work from home was earlier approved by the Board of the bank. The facility will equip employees with specialized mobile devices through which they can take care of ... Read More »

Aadhaar made mandatory for free LPG connections

The government has announced a new rule that has made Aadhaar mandatory for getting free LPG gas connection. This would be applicable to women of households living below the poverty line, who want to get the free gas connection under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. Such women have time till May 31 to enroll for Aadhaar. The announcement was made ... Read More »

Voting ends in UP and Manipur; 60.03% and 86% voter turnout respectively

Assembly elections in UP (seventh and final phase) have come to an end today, registering a voter turnout of 60.03 percent. Polling was conducted in 40 constituencies. The total number of eligible voters were 1.41 crore, including 64.76 lakh women. The last leg of the UP Assembly polls witnessed back to back rallies and roadshows by PM Modi, Chief Minister ... Read More »

The new Mumbai Mayor is Shiv Sena’s Vishwanath Mahadeshwar

Vishwanath Mahadeshwar was today elected as the new mayor of Mumbai, with support coming from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Political pundits say that BJP’s support is an olive branch to its ally, as it depends on Shiv Sena for creating majority in the Maharashtra Legislature. This comes even when the BJP had won an almost equal number of seats ... Read More »

On Women’s Day, PM Modi and President talk about gender equality

On Women’s Day, President Pranab Mukherjee today talked about the invaluable contributions of women towards the development of the country. He also requested people to support the cause of gender equality. In a Twitter post, Mukherjee said, “Warm greetings & best wishes to women in India & in all parts of the world on the occasion of International Women’s Day. ... Read More »

Suspected terrorist cornered by UP ATS in Lucknow; may be linked with train blast in MP

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) is currently engaged in a live encounter with a suspected terrorist, who may be involved in the train blast that occurred in Madhya Pradesh this morning. The suspected terrorist is holed up in the Thakurganj area of Lucknow. Shots have been fired from both sides and security forces have even used chilly bombs in ... Read More »

Pakistani defense minister accuses India-Afghanistan for unrest in the country

Pakistani defense minister Khawaja Asif has issued a statement in the Pakistani Parliament that India and Afghanistan are working in collusion to create unrest in Pakistan. Asif claimed that instances of unprovoked firing from the Indian side have increased substantially in recent times. He also said that there have been several cases of violation of the ceasefire agreement along the ... Read More »

Delhi and Mumbai Airport ranked second best in Asia-Pacific

The Airports Council International (ACI) has announced the winners of the 2016 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards, in which Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport have been ranked second best in the Asia-Pacific region. These two airports share the second spot with Singapore Airport. The first spot was taken by Incheon Airport in Seoul, South ... Read More »

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