India  /  Published 18.11.19

Only 1 in 4 gets pregnancy benefits

Only around one in four eligible pregnant women has received the Rs 6,000 benefit announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi three years ago, economists at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.06.20

Lockdown cited in late abortion nod

Bombay High Court has permitted an unmarried woman to terminate her over 23-week pregnancy, observing that giving birth out of wedlock would cause her much mental anguish and taking note of the fact t...
By PTI in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 07.01.19

Why the surrogacy bill is troubling

After overcoming many obstacles, the surrogacy (regulation) bill has been passed by the Lok Sabha. The bill, if passed by the Rajya Sabha, will ban commercial surrogacy and narrow the pool of surrogat...
By Kingson Chingakham in

India  /  Published 23.06.19

'Cut' money refund alarm bells ring in Bengal

A pregnant Trinamul panchayat member in Birbhum fled her village on Saturday fearing a gherao of her tin-roof home, prompting bureaucrats to suggest the clamour for the refund of “cut money” could...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Opinion  /  Published 04.08.19

Sham meal: Officials should be held accountable

Sir — A cruel joke was played on a few pregnant women on the occasion of Supushti Diwas, held under the Integrated Child Development Services in Santipur. They were asked to sit in turns before a su...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 27.07.19

Meal to see and pose with, not eat

Pregnant women were made to sit before a sumptuous platter for a photo op before being handed food parcels and shooed away from a government event, meant to promote nutritional awareness among expecta...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

West Bengal  /  Published 26.07.19

Gang strikes with the unexpected

Pregnant women, often accompanied by a child, have allegedly been involved in a string of thefts across the city — a smart strategy, according to police, since they cannot be taken into custody for ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.05.20

Coronavirus victor returns with baby boy

A house in Howrah erupted in joy on Friday afternoon when a 24-year-old daughter-in-law returned from hospital carrying her 11-day baby. She has recovered from Covid-19 and the baby is fine.The house...
By Kinsuk Basu in Howrah

India  /  Published 28.04.20

Pregnant dog beaten to death in Bhubaneswar

A pregnant stray dog that was beaten up with a rod by a woman and a few others in the Odisha capital has died, as has one of the two puppies that veterinarians had to pull out before time as the mothe...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 29.01.20

Cabinet nod to 24-week abortion

The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved a legislative change to allow pregnancies to be terminated till 24 weeks of gestation, accepting a longstanding demand from doctors and women’s groups.The Med...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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