On Monday, the Supreme Court allowed rape victim ‘Miss X’ to abort her 24-week-old foetus. ABANTIKA GHOSH outlines the provisions of the law that required the intervention of the country’s top court to save a life.
As per the Roy Chaudhury committee, this umbrella body “will serve as the central body providing oversight over medical professionals and their practice, with the overall objective to protect the interest of the doctor, patient and the general public”.
The Guwahati declaration, which will be the cornerstone of NEDA’s electoral outings, will resolve to give the Northeast its due in view of its strategic importance in the NDA’s Act East policy and firm up the poll platform for the anti-Congress alliance.
Panama Papers is an investigation by ICIJ, involving more than 100 media organisations including The Indian Express, into leaked data of offshore entities set up for clients by the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.
The meeting is scheduled to finalise the charter of the Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA), the inception of which BJP president Amit Shah announced on the day Assam elected its first BJP government.
Doctors say the cost of the surgery is a deterrent, though once a woman has been put on the waiting list for a cadaver organ, there are rarely any dropouts by families. The procedure can cost anywhere between Rs 3-6 lakh.
Last week’s revelations about a kidney racket in Delhi showed that clean-ups were unlikely to work while the market for out-of-turn allotments remained alive. Indian Express looks at the rules of kidney transplant, and how and why they are repeatedly subverted.
The swearing-in ceremony at the Khanapara Veterinary College grounds was a show of strength for the BJP and its allies, with BJP president Amit Shah, 14 chief ministers and many union ministers in attendance.