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Surrogacy Bill must not be enforced, acts as support system for poor women:K.T.S Tulsi

Updated: Aug 25, 2016 08:19 IST      
Surrogacy Bill must not be enforced, acts as support system for poor women:K.T.S Tulsi

New Delhi, Aug.25 (ANI): Criticising the Centre's move to ban commercial surrogacy, senior advocate and Rajya Sabha member K.T.S Tulsi said that surrogacy is one of the biggest support systems for poor women and urged the government to introduce greater regulation to protect them.

"There is greater demand for Indian surrogates across the world. India has earned its name in the field. I think we should not complicate this. The government must ensure that poor women, who are hired as surrogates, must be protected, they must ensure that women get paid according to the contract, and they must also ensure that no one deceives them," Tulsi told ANI.

He also proposed that the provision which prevents single parents, homosexual couples and live-in relationship couples to access altruistic surrogacy must be scrapped.

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for the introduction of Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016.

The Bill aims at prohibiting commercial surrogacy and allowing ethical surrogacy to needy infertile couples.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had said that the bill was introduced as India emerged as a surrogacy hub for couples, and added that the government is aware of unethical practices.

Criticisng the practice of commercial surrogacy, Swaraj said, "What started as a need, has now turned into a hobby."

The Bill will be introduced during the winter session of Parliament. (ANI)

No help from JNUSU shows support to naxalism: ABVP

Updated: May 01, 2017 01:58 IST     

New Delhi [India] May 1 (ANI): Hours after an assistant professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) car was vandalised by an unknown person and stones were pelted at his house for condoling Sukma and Kupwara killing, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) leader and former joint secretary of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) Saurabh Sharma said no kind of condemnation by the current JNUSU and Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association (JNUTA) indicate secret support to naxalism and terrorism.

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India, Turkey to hold bilateral talks today

Updated: May 01, 2017 01:43 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 1 (ANI): With the arrival of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's arrival in New Delhi, India and

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DA case: Court to hear Virbhadra Singh's wife's plea

Updated: May 01, 2017 01:40 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 1 (ANI): A Delhi Court will on Monday hear Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's disproportionate assets case in which his wife Pratibha Singh had filed a plea alleging non-compliance with rules by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in filing a chargesheet.

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BJP Mayor, MLA demand ban on mobiles for school girls

Updated: May 01, 2017 01:08 IST     

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New Delhi [India], May 1 (ANI): A four-day Naval Commanders' Conference is scheduled at New Delhi from May 2 to 5.

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SC to hear plea on police vacancies

Updated: May 01, 2017 00:44 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Monday hear a plea filed by lawyer Manish Kumar on police vacancies in six states.

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Yogi Adityanath: A firebrand leader and an animal lover

Updated: May 01, 2017 00:30 IST     

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Petrol, diesel price see marginal hike

Updated: May 01, 2017 00:23 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 1 (ANI): The prices of petrol and diesel were hiked, being effective from today midnight.

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FIR against paraglider pilot for molesting tourist

Updated: May 01, 2017 00:23 IST     

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New Delhi [India], April 30 (ANI): Delhi Law Minister Manish Sisodia has issued strict instructions to the Law Department stating that a legal advice sought by any department of the government must seek approval from him.

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J-K: Terrorists open fire in Pulwama, one injured

Updated: May 01, 2017 00:02 IST     

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Flat buyers file complaint against Jayaprakash Infratech

Updated: Apr 30, 2017 22:09 IST     

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Mumbai: BMC demolishes 100-year-old cross in Bandra

Updated: Apr 30, 2017 21:52 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 30 (ANI): The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday removed a cross located here in Bandra following the Bombay High Court's order to demolish illegal shrines or religious structures within its jurisdiction.

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Srinagar: One killed, five injured in grenade attack

Updated: Apr 30, 2017 20:58 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], April 30 (ANI): One civilian was killed and one other was injured in a grenade attack outside the Khanyar Police Station in Srinagar.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 30 (ANI): The Maharashtra Government on Sunday successfully installed first-of-its-kind automated weather stations for the farmers in the region.

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Turkish President Erdogan arrives in New Delhi

Updated: Apr 30, 2017 20:26 IST     

New Delhi [India], April 30 (ANI): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday arrived in New Delhi to kickstart his two-day visit.

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