Mental Retardation

  • UP man gets death sentence for rape, murder of mentally retarded minor girl 02-10-2013 07:28 AM

    A local court on Tuesday handed down capital punishment to a man for the rape and murder of a mentally-retarded minor girl in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan early this year. The District and Sessions Judge pronounced the death sentence to Manoj Singh in less seven month of trial at Rajsamand...
  • Doctor to pay 15 lakh for causing mental retardation to child 08-04-2013 09:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed a Ayurveda medical practitioner to pay Rs 15 lakh compensation for prescribing wrong medicine to a child causing his mental retardation. A bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi asked the Rishikesh-based medical practitioner to pay the amount to the child's family within three...
  • Scientists isolate mental retardation gene 18-07-2011 12:02 PM

    Toronto: With the help of a new sequencing technology, scientists have isolated a gene linked to mental retardation. Mental retardation, also called intellectual disability, denotes certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communicating, taking care of oneself, and social skills. John Vincent, senior scientist at the Centre...
  • Bhullar's wife asks SC to commute death sentence 26-06-2011 10:27 AM

    New Delhi: Pleading that a mentally imbalanced person should not be executed, the wife of terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar has urged the Supreme Court to quash his death penalty and commute it to life term. In a fresh writ petition filed by senior counsel K T S Tulsi, the...
  • 3 in 2000 babies born with Down's Syndrome 01-02-2008 01:35 PM

    Port of Spain: Following a perfect start on the West Indies tour, India would like to take the momentum from their Twenty20 victory into the five-match ODI series that begins here on Monday. The team will continue to be led by stand-in skipper Suresh Raina in the absence of Mahendra...