Mumbai woman’s 24-week pregnancy terminated after Apex Court nod Reconsider Lodha panel reforms in BCCI, govt tells SC
Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States (POTUS) by Chief Justice John Roberts at the US Capitol in Washington on Friday.
Doctors terminated on Friday the 24-week pregnancy of a Mumbai woman after the Supreme Court last week relaxed a 20-week legal ceiling on abortion in the case.
The court allowed the 22-yearold woman to terminate her pregnancy after doctors said the foetus was malformed and also posed a risk to the mother’s life.
Avinash Supe, dean of Mumbai’s KEM Hospital, said doctors started inducing labour on Tuesday after primary tests.
The legal battle over root-and-branch reforms in the Indian cricket board found a twist when attorney general Mukul Rohatgi argued in the SC that the proposed changes warranted a bigger debate and must be referred to a larger bench. His remarks came on a day the top court was to name a set of administrators for the BCCI, one of the richest sports associations in the world. The court will decide the names for the proposed panel on January 24, the next date of hearing.
A new bench of justices Dipak Misra, AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud offered some respite to disqualified administrators, modifying a previous order that debarred members from serving separate nine-year terms in the BCCI and its affiliate associations. They are now allowed to be in cricket administration for 18 years.
The fresh directive came after it was pointed out that the court’s January 2 and 3 orders contradicted recommendations of the Justice RM Lodha committee, which was formed to suggest administrative reforms in the BCCI after the 2013 IPL match-fixing scandal.
A packet of popular branded potato chips might soon have a “junk food” label on it as the country’s food regulator wants to make a clear distinction between healthy and unhealthy foods.
The Foods Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) move reflects a growing concern over junk food — a grey area in India as the country doesn’t have clear-cut guidelines on food and beverages considered unhealthy.
“We are trying to define junk food based on proportion of salt, sugar and fat content… The calculations are based on the Indian diet chart and recommended diet as well as international standards,” said Pawan Kumar Agarwal, CEO of the Foods Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
The regulator is preparing guidelines to put caps on fat, salt and sugar content in packaged food. The manufacturers will have to put the junk food label on packets of any product that contains more than the prescribed limit of these ingredients.
These suggestions were made by a panel that the regulator had formed to prepare guidelines for a healthy diet for Indians, including a definition on junk food.
The term junk food has not been defined under the Food Safety and Standard Act. The FSSAI will soon notify a regulation.
India will be among a handful of countries to label packaged food as junk. A final decision is pending.