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An American flag flies outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. | Bloomberg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor could give Trump an edge in US presidential election

Ginsburg’s death Friday gives the president and his Republican allies an opening to leave a transformational mark on a court already shaped by two Trump appointments.
31-year-old Kanwal Ahmed began her page 'Soul Sisters Pakistan' in 2013 | By special arrangement

Meet Kanwal Ahmed, Pakistani woman who has given a ‘safe space’ to women to talk about taboos

On Facebook page 'Soul Sisters Pakistan', started by 31-year-old Kanwal Ahmed, several South Asian women discuss topics such as sex, abuse, marriage and abortion.
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Lockdown seen leading to 1 million unsafe abortions in India, Marie Stopes says

Marie Stopes, a global non-profit for women, estimated that disrupted services could result in 20 lakh additional unsafe abortions, 6.5 lakh unintended pregnancies & 2,600 maternal deaths.
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Study says 1.3 mn Indian women lost access to contraception, abortion services in pandemic

Study by Marie Stopes International estimates there will be an additional 1 mn unsafe abortions, 650,000 additional unintended pregnancies and 2,600 maternal deaths in India.
Bar Council

Why India’s law on abortion does not use the word ‘abortion’

Some attribute the curious choice of words ‘medical termination of pregnancy’ in the 1971 Act to the colonial hangover of using technical jargon. But that's not the case.
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Minor rape victim’s right to abort outweighs foetus’ right to be born: Rajasthan High Court

A two-judge bench set aside order passed in October last year, when the court held that the foetus had a right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution.
Human Rights

Harsh Mander wants better refugee law, Manu Joseph calls out middle-class CAA protesters

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Harsh Mander, Sunita Narain, Shailaja Chandra, Manu Joseph & many more.

Modi govt move to increase abortion time limit is brave, sets role model for the West

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Indian women set to get right to abort pregnancy in 6th month, instead of the 5th

Modi cabinet approves amendment to Medical Termination of Pregnancy act, taking abortion limit to 24 weeks instead of 20. Bill to be tabled in Parliament.
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Abortion a right not privilege. On Safe Abortion Day, govt must consider amending MTP Act

In 1971, India became one of the first countries to legalise abortion, but today its healthcare system is lagging behind and doing a great disservice to women.

On Camera

Floodwater gushes through a street following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, 14 October, 2020.| PTI

Pollute oceans and it’ll come back at us like it did in Andhra, Telangana: Manpreet Badal

We don't seem to have learnt the lesson from cyclones Ockhi and Amphan and continue to dump toxic wastes in the Indian Ocean. Our punishment this time could be severe.

Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring taking over IndusInd Bank

IndusInd, however, denied any sale talks, calling it a rumour. It said the bank’s founders reiterate their full support 'now and always'.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.