Govt notifies MTP rules for abortion up to 24 weeks – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The government has notified the new Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021 which spell out the situations that define eligibility criteria for termination of pregnancy up to twenty-four weeks as against the previous upper limit of 20 weeks. The eligible categories include survivors of sexual assault, rape or incest, minors, women with physical disabilities, mentally ill women including those suffering from mental retardation and situations where the foetal malformation has substantial risk of being incompatible with life. This category also includes cases where it is assessed that…

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After firing manager accused of sexual assault, Alibaba pledges ‘zero-tolerance’ with new measures

The front of Alibaba’s Wangjing office in Beijing on Dec. 24, 2020. Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Alibaba has introduced a series of measures designed to prevent sexual harassment and assault. The move comes after a female employee accused her supervisor Wang Chengwen and a client of Alibaba of sexual assault.  Wang was fired and Alibaba took disciplinary action against other employees, such as its Chief People Officer Judy Tong, who was given a demerit. The Chinese e-commerce giant’s CEO Daniel Zhang criticized the human resources…

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Alibaba fires manager accused of sexual assault; CEO calls for change after ‘shameful’ incident

The front of Alibaba’s Wangjing office in Beijing on Dec. 24, 2020. Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Alibaba has fired a manager accused of sexual assault and disciplined other employees as the Chinese e-commerce giant looks to limit reputational damage. Over the weekend, a female employee wrote a post on Alibaba’s intranet accusing her supervisor Wang Chengwen and a company client of sexual assault. The allegations went viral when the post was later shared on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media platform. The woman alleges that…

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