The recent supreme court ruling that having sex with a minor wife amounts to rape, could be a huge relief for underage girls in Rajasthan, where 6.3 per cent of the total women population between 15 and 19 years are already mothers or been pregnant.
According to the 2011 Census, 31.6 per cent of girls in Rajasthan were married before the age of 18. A more recent survey by the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) 2015-16 pointed to an even higher number, with 35.4 percent of girls aged between 20 and 24 years getting married before attaining the legal age.
Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promise to reverse the economic decline in the country, Congress leaders on Thursday slammed Prime Minister Modi for the faltering Indian economy.
Talking to ANI on the same, Congress leader Renuka Choudhary said that bringing up the previous government has become a mantra for the Prime Minister.
'India's Prime Minister is a terrorist,' Khawaja Asif says Pakistan's foreign minister newsreporter.in
The war of words between India and Pakistan has taken an ugly turn with the latter's foreign minister calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "terrorist".
Pakistan's foreign minister Khawaja Asif was responding to Union minister Sushma Swaraj's recent comment at the UN that his country is a "pre-eminent export factory for terror."