Articles about MTP Act

Husband's consent not required for abortion under MTP Act: SC

28 Oct 2017

Husband's consent not required for abortion under MTP Act: SC

The SC dismissed a man's petition seeking damages from his wife for undergoing abortion without his consent.

10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim's child fathered by younger uncle: Police

10 Oct 2017

10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim's child fathered by younger uncle: Police

The DNA sample of the 10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim's child has matched with girl's younger maternal uncle and not with the elder one, said police.

Chandigarh: DNA of 10-year-old rape victim's daughter doesn't match 'rapist'

13 Sep 2017

Chandigarh: DNA of 10-year-old rape victim's daughter doesn't match 'rapist'

In a controversial development, DNA sample of a 10-year-old rape victim's daughter hasn't matched with the alleged rapist.

SC allows 13-year-old rape survivor to abort pregnancy

06 Sep 2017

SC allows 13-year-old rape survivor to abort pregnancy

Less than a month after a 10-year-old rape survivor was forced to give birth to her rapist's child, the SC has allowed a pregnant 13-year-old alleged victim to undergo an abortion.

Privacy is a fundamental right: What will change now?

24 Aug 2017

Privacy is a fundamental right: What will change now?

The SC has had two momentous days. Yesterday, it struck down the practice of triple talaq, marking a milestone in the fight for women's rights.

10-year-old rape-survivor delivers baby, not yet told she's a mother

17 Aug 2017

10-year-old rape-survivor delivers baby, not yet told she's a mother

A 10-year-old rape victim in Chandigarh has delivered a baby girl at the Government Medical College and Hospital. Both mother and baby are safe.

Parliament Day 13: Raids at Karnataka minister's house causes chaos

02 Aug 2017

Parliament Day 13: Raids at Karnataka minister's house causes chaos

Day 13 of the Parliament's monsoon session was ruled by this morning's I-T raids at Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar's residence and a resort where 42 Gujarat Congress MLAs are staying.

SC allows woman to terminate 26-week-old pregnancy

03 Jul 2017

SC allows woman to terminate 26-week-old pregnancy

The SC has allowed a Kolkata-based woman to terminate her 26-week pregnancy. Abortions beyond 20 weeks aren't allowed in India unless in extreme circumstances.

As MTP Act amendment lies pending, SC raps Centre

22 Jun 2017

As MTP Act amendment lies pending, SC raps Centre

An amendment to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act extending permissible limit for abortion beyond 20 weeks has been pending in parliament since 2014.

Wife of Sangli doctor begged him to stop female foeticide

14 Mar 2017

Wife of Sangli doctor begged him to stop female foeticide

According to investigators, wife of the Sangli homeopathic doctor accused of carrying out sex-selective abortions urged him to stop the illegal practice two months ago, but her pleas were ignored.

Seven arrested so far in massive Sangli abortion racket

09 Mar 2017

Seven arrested so far in massive Sangli abortion racket

Police have till now arrested seven in the Sangli abortion racket, including three doctors and the husband of the victim through whom the case came to light. Four sonography machines have been seized.

Massive female foeticide racket unearthed in Maharashtra

06 Mar 2017

Massive female foeticide racket unearthed in Maharashtra

In a shocking incident, at least 19 female foetuses were found dumped near a stream in Mhaisal village of Sangli district in Maharashtra.