Where is no sex in booklet? AYUSH min slams reports on ‘lust guidelines’ for pregnancy

AYUSH said media paid selective attention to the suggestions on page 14 of the booklet

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Current Affairs : The Ministry of AYUSH on Wednesday termed the reports incorrect that said that an AYUSH booklet stated that pregnant women should control lust, hang “beautiful” pictures on the wall and shun non-vegetarian food to deliver a healthy baby.

In a statement, the AYUSH said, “Some reports have appeared in the print and electronic media since June 13, 2017 concerning the publication ‘Mother and Child Care’ of Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH. Unfortunately, many of these reports are seen to be inaccurate, and some are even seen to misrepresent facts.”

The Ministry said that nowhere in the booklet ‘no sex’ has been mentioned.

“Some news reports carry an assertion that the booklet puts forward the ‘prescription’ that ‘pregnant women in India’ should ‘say no to sex after conception’. This is far from the truth. In fact, the words ‘no sex’ do not feature at all in the booklet,” it added.

The AYUSH Ministry statement said that the media paid selective attention to the suggestions on page 14 of the booklet.

“The suggestion on page 14 of the booklet regarding avoiding certain types of food like tea, coffee, white flour products, fried and oily items and non-veg during pregnancy, is seen to have received selective attention. The suggestion that non-vegetarian food may be avoided (as Yoga & Naturopathy don’t advocate non-vegetarian food in its practice) has been singled out for high-lighting in some reports, omitting the mention of white flour products, fried and oily items etc,” it added.

The Ministry also termed the media claims ‘incorrect’ that the report that it was released by the Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH in the recent past.

“This publication has been in distribution through the units of the erstwhile Department of AYUSH and CCRYN since 2013. The report that it was released by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH in the recent past is incorrect,” said the AYUSH in a statement. ReadMore

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From empathy to sops: 10 key takeaways from Modi’s New Year’s Eve speech

The PM announced several measures for senior citizens, farmers, pregnant women and home buyers

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Latest NewsBusiness Standard brings you its selection of 10 important takeaways from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on the New Year’s Eve:

Here are 10 important takeaways from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on the New Year’s Eve:

1. The government will bear 60 days’ interest on select farm loans.

2. In 2017, the government is bringing new housing schemes. a) On home loans of up to

Rs 9 lakh, for poor and middle class people will get 4% exemption on interest; b) on loans of up to Rs 12 lakh, the exemption will be 3%
3. PM announced schemes for women: Rs 6,000 assistance for pregnant women.
4. “I am overwhelmed by the public support after demonetisation,” said Modi.
5. Modi says honest taxpayers will get benefit.
6. Thirty million kisaan credit cards will be converted into RuPay cards, said the PM.
7. 33% more homes would be build in rural areas under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
8. The credit guarantee of MSME will be increased to Rs 2 crore from Rs 1 crore.
9. The government will guarantee loans up to Rs 2 crore for small traders.

10. For senior citizens, 8% interest on deposits of up to Rs 7.5 lakh for 10 years.

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