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Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019: Here are the key points

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, defines surrogacy as a practice where a woman gives birth to a child for an intending couple with the intention to hand over the child after the birth to the intending couple. The Bill prohibits commercial surrogacy and allows "altruistic surrogacy" which does not involve monetary compensation to the surrogate mother apart from medical expenses and insurance coverage during the pregnancy.

Aug 06, 2019, 18:21 PM IST

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 passed in Lok Sabha

The proposed legislation ensures effective regulation of surrogacy, prohibit commercial surrogacy and allow altruistic surrogacy to the needy Indian infertile couples.

Dec 19, 2018, 15:33 PM IST

Lisa Ray becomes mother to twin daughters via surrogacy

The twin daughters were born through surrogacy in Tbilisi, Georgia in June, reportedly.

Sep 17, 2018, 10:20 AM IST

Shreyas Talpade and wife welcome baby girl via surrogacy

The couple, who has been married for 14 years, said they are yet to decide the name of the baby. 

May 08, 2018, 17:42 PM IST

Baby boy born four years after parents died in road accident

The Beijing News reported that a surrogate mother from Laos gave birth to the baby - four years after Shen Jie and Liu Xi died in a road accident in Yixing in China's Jiangsu Province. 

Apr 10, 2018, 19:13 PM IST

Is it a miracle? Man who died in 2016 gave birth to twins

A man who died due to cancer in 2016 gave birth to twins. A German law helped in this. To know how it happened, watch the video.

Feb 15, 2018, 21:29 PM IST

Dead son's preserved semen gives Pune woman her grandchildren

Two years ago, Prathamesh Patil succumbed to cancer in Germany, but his semen had been extracted and preserved long before his death.

Feb 15, 2018, 17:10 PM IST

Women staff having child by surrogacy to get maternity leave

Women employees of the central government who have a child through surrogacy will be entitled to maternity leave, according to an official order of the personnel ministry.

Feb 08, 2018, 14:39 PM IST

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play a surrogate mother in 'Jasmine'?

Ash will also be seen in Prernaa Arora's remake of the classic thriller 'Raat Aur Din'. 

Jan 08, 2018, 14:09 PM IST

Another US Congressman announces resignation over sexual harassment claim

Another US Congressman has announced his resignation after being put under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for suggesting surrogacy to two of his female staffers.

Dec 08, 2017, 12:33 PM IST

Bizarre! Woman becomes pregnant while already pregnant – Here's what happened

Superfetation, a rare condition, is the occurrence of a second conception during pregnancy, giving rise to embryos of different ages in the uterus.

Nov 03, 2017, 10:26 AM IST

Thane: Fertility doctor booked for raping patient

A Mumbai-based doctor has been booked for allegedly raping a patient. The accused, practicing for nearly ten years, reportedly assists a surrogacy specialist doctor who runs a fertility centre in Thane's Naupada area.

Aug 21, 2017, 14:15 PM IST

Tusshar Kapoor's flight moments with toddler Laksshya will give you major father goals!

Bollywood actor Tusshar Kapoor became a proud parent to baby boy Laksshya in June 2016 through surrogacy, setting a brilliant example for many. The Kapoor lad is currently busy with Rohit Shetty's 'Golmaal Again'.

Aug 19, 2017, 10:54 AM IST

Karan Johar misses Roohi and Yash; shares an adorable FIRST pic on Instagram!

The Dharma scion Karan Johar is a huge brand today and so his work keeps him literally on toes. But the new daddy in B-Town is missing his twins—Yash and Roohi Johar.

Jul 18, 2017, 10:57 AM IST

Krushna Abhishek blessed with twins; Salman Khan advised comedian to start family

Karan Johar was blessed with twin kids – one boy (Yash) and a girl (Roohi), while Tusshar Kapoor welcomed a son (Laksshya).

Jul 13, 2017, 11:27 AM IST

My kids are the finest Dharma productions, says Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who became the father of twins Roohi and Yash via surrogacy, quips that they are the finest "Dharma productions".

Jul 01, 2017, 10:07 AM IST

I am not going to be hysterical, hyper parent: Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar said some of the Bollywood actresses are paranoid as parents and he doesn't want to be like them.

Jun 30, 2017, 10:52 AM IST

Krushna Abhishek, Kashmera Shah become proud parents through surrogacy

A new bundle of joy has arrived in the life of famous television personality Krushna Abhishek and Kashmera Shah. According to, the duo has become proud parents to twin babies via surrogacy.

Jun 30, 2017, 10:17 AM IST

Karan Johar takes his twins – Yash and Roohi – home

Karan Johar came to receive his children on Wednesday afternoon.

Mar 29, 2017, 14:57 PM IST

Karan Johar's emotional post on his kids Yash-Roohi being premature will move you to tears – Read

In an emotional post shared on social media, the filmmaker whose children were born almost 10 weeks before full-term, jotted down a heart-whelming note revealing that he was terrified initially on learning that there were complications with his babies' birth. 

Mar 27, 2017, 16:46 PM IST