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One child, two yardsticks: Surrogacy vs adoption

Around this time last year, Missionaries of Charity had walked out of India's adoption programme saying that the single-parent norm under the new adoption rules hurts its conscience. The NDA government had stood its ground then.A year later, the government seems to have taken a step backwards, deciding to close the doors for unmarried people to have a baby through surrogacy -- Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Friday even hinted that the adoption law "may also require changes". Read ..., 7 minutes ago

Rahul Gandhi's more elastic than steel now

The transformation of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, once a naive politician, into the most elastic entities in Indian politics is complete, says Sudhir Bisht.  When I was in the tenth standard, the science teacher asked my class a question, "Tell me students, what is more elastic -- rubber or steel?" The entire class roared back in unison, "Sir, rubber." "No, my dear students, steel as an object is more elastic than rubber. Though in common parlance, rubber appears to be more ...
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'Nothing more precious than a baby girl'

Bollywood congratulates Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput! Twitter was filled with all the good wishes for Shahid Kapoor and his wife Mira Rajput as they welcomed a baby girl in their family. As soon as Shahid Kapoor posted on his twitter wall "She has arrived and words fall short to express our happiness. Thank you for all your wishes" the congratualtion messages kept pouring in. Check out the messages Anushka Sharma: Congratulations to both of you & lots of love & good health for the ...
 Rediff.com24 minutes ago Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput blessed with a baby girl!  Rediff.com14 hours ago Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput welcome baby girl  Rediff.com13 hours ago

Security forces kill mastermind of Dhaka cafe attack

Bangladesh police on Saturday raided a militant hideout on the outskirts of the national capital, killing Dhaka cafe attack ‘mastermind’ Canadian-Bangladeshi Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury and two other Islamist extremists. “The gunfight erupted on Saturday morning after police started raiding a building at Naraynganj’s Pikeparha,” Counter-terrorism Unit’s Additional Deputy Commissioner Sanowar Hossain was quoted as saying by the The ...
 Rediff.com31 minutes ago Cops kill Bangladesh cafe attack mastermind and 2 others in encounter  Rediff.com1 hour ago

Please give me time, help us resolve Kashmir crisis, says Mufti

Jammu-Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti addressed the media after her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's residence in the nation's capital. This was the first time in 50 days, since violence broke out in the Valley, that the CM met Modi to discuss the situation. Here are the highlights of what she said to the media:>> PM Modi like all of us is very concerned with the situation in J&K>> Pakistan has been openly trying to provoke and fuel ...
 Rediff.com34 minutes ago J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti to meet PM Modi today  Rediff.com2 hours ago Facing flak over Kashmir handling, Mehbooba to meet PM on Saturday  Rediff.com16 hours ago Centre to J&K CM: Restore peace  Rediff.com17 hours ago

Carter, Parrikar to meet at Pentagon on Monday, may sign deal on logistics exchange

Defence Secretary Ashton Carter would host his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar at the Pentagon on Monday, weeks after India was designated as a major defence partner by the United States. The Pentagon on Friday said Carter will host an enhanced honour cordon to welcome Parrikar to the US Defence Department headquarters. Following the arrival ceremony there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial. After the ceremony there will be a bilateral meeting followed by a joint ...
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Pregnant woman forced to walk 6 km to hospital in flood-ravaged MP

In what could be a slap on the face of the civil society, a case of shocking apathy has come to fore, wherein a pregnant woman in Madhya Pradesh was forced to walk six kilometres through a waterlogged area to reach the hospital to deliver her baby. The incident was reported from the state’s Chhatarpur district, when a family called for a government ambulance, but the hospital said it would take half an hour. The mother-to-be, named Sandhya Yadav, a resident of Simaria village, had to ...
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In Valley, a new health emergency called barricades

What should have been a routine visit to hospital with his daughter-in-law, Haseena Bano, after she developed labour pain turned into a nightmare for Abdul Rahim Lone on August 21. There was no technician to conduct the sonography at the local hospital. Doctors told Lone the paramedic had not been able to come to work due to the ongoing curfew, and referred Bano to Srinagar's Lal Ded, the only tertiary-care maternity hospital in valley.For Lone, a resident of Preng village in Kangan ...
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Pakistani shoemaker jailed over deer skin sandals for Shahrukh Khan

A Pakistani shoemaker has landed himself in jail after he boasted to the media that he was going to send Peshawari sandals made from deer’s skin to Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan. According to reports, a cousin of Shahrukh who lives in Peshawar went to shoemaker Jahangir Khan last Friday and asked him to make two pairs of Peshawari sandals for the actor. “Apparently Jahangir Khan is a big fan of Shahrukh and decided to send the Bollywood star a special gift, Peshawari sandals ...
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Indias strategic autonomy is worth preserving

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is undertaking a visit to the United States on August 29 -- his second visit in eight months. The signing of the so-called Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement is expected during Parrikar's forthcoming visit, which will allow the two countries to use each other's bases as well as assets for replenishment of supplies and refuelling.Read ...
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