Re-examine pregnant minor rape victim for abortion: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Ahmedabad civil hospital's medical superintendent to set up a team of three gynaecologists and a clinical psychologist to examine whether a 24-week pregnant 14-year-old rape victim can undergo risk-free abortion.

The bench of Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice Kurian Joseph said the team of doctors would also include gynaecologist Riddhi Ketan Shukla who had earlier examined the victim and had said that the haemoglobin level of the girl was below optimum and this condition can be harmful to her during childbirth.


Slain SP's family demands jobs, Badal to meet families

Chandigarh : The family of Superintendent of Police Baljit Singh, who died in the terror attack in Gurdaspur in Punjab, on Tuesday demanded government jobs for his three children.

The officer, who was shot in the head while engaging the heavily armed terrorists on Monday in Dinanagar town, later died in a hospital.

His widow Kulwant Kaur and daughter Parminder Kaur made the demand for government jobs on Tuesday.

Ankita loses in women's tennis

Nanchang (China) : Indian tennis player Ankita Raina was ousted from the opening round of singles at the $115,000 Jiangxi Women's Tennis Open here on Tuesday.

China's Chang Liu took just two hours and five minutes to beat Ankita 6-2, 7-6(9) on the hard courts of the Nanchang International Tennis Centre.

Though the 228-ranked Indian won three breakpoints, it was not enough as Chang, ranked 245, won a total of five breakpoints in both sets to clinch the match.

The Chinese also won 94 points in total to Ankita's 76.

Indian women's recurve archery team qualifies for Olympics

Copenhagen : The Indian women's recurve archery team made a strong comeback to book a place in the 2016 Rio Olympics as the men failed to advance after losing to Italy in a tie break at the World Championships here on Tuesday.

The women's trio comprising Laxmi Rani, Rimil Buriuly and Deepika Kumari had their backs against the wall at 1-3 against Germany. But they held their nerve to edge back into the contest and finally sealed it with a 5-3 win to make it through to the last eight and make the cut to next year's Olympics.

Tripura to give allowance to domestic workers, transgenders

Agartala : The Left Front government in Tripura on Tuesday announced monthly allowances for female domestic workers, transgenders, leprosy and AIDS patients and anganwadi workers.

Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar said after a cabinet meeting that the state government had implemented 20 schemes to provide allowances to different categories of people, benefiting 107,060 people every month.

Zain Masud named international director of art fair 2016

New Delhi: Zain Masud, a former assistant fair director to Art Dubai, was appointed the international director of India Art Fair 2016 here on Monday.

Masud has also dabbled in the art scenes of the Middle East, South Asia, Russia, China, Africa and the Western art world.

The four-day fair, slated to begin on January 28, will be held at NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi.

According to the organisers, the fair will be structured into five main sections.

The main section, Galleries, will feature leading Indian and international galleries.

Trailblazer police officer Yamin Hazarika remembered

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Guwahati: Yamin Hazarika, the first woman from Assam to clear the Delhi Andaman Nicobar Island Police Service (DANIPS), was remembered in a solemn occasion at Maria Public School in Guwahati on Friday.

The programme was organized by Women's Hub, a ladies empowerment organisation, to mark the occasion of 16th year of Hazarika’s death.

Indian junior hockey girls lose 0-1 to England

Breda (The Netherlands) : India lost to England 0-1 in their last league match of the women's Volvo International Under-21 hockey tournament here on Saturday.

Kate Holmes struck the sole goal of the match in the 47th minute as the Indians ended the league phase with one win, one draw and three losses.

The first half of the match saw India dominating the game by continuously penetrating England's half and they managed to secure a penalty corner but it was saved by England goalkeeper Amy Tennant.

Defence ministry to decide on women's entry in forces: Parrikar

Chandigarh : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said his ministry would take a final decision within two months on easing norms for women's recruitment in the defence forces.

Parrikar, who inaugurated the Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute for Girls at Mohali near here, said his ministry has already taken a call to relax certain norms for the recruitment of women in the armed forces.

"A final decision is expected to be taken within next two months," he said.

Sushma says didn't recommend travel documents for Lalit Modi

New Delhi : Hoping to deflect the opposition flak, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said she did not recommend travel documents for former IPL chief Lalit Modi. But the Congress said she should quit on grounds of propriety.

In a string of tweets, Sushma Swaraj said: "I am saying this time and again that I never requested or recommended travel documents for Lalit Modi."

"I left this to the UK government to decide under their own laws and regulations. And that is what they did," she said.