Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicAdoption laws

Topic: Adoption laws

Beware of traffickers: Social media posts seeking adoption for ‘Covid orphans’ raise concern

The rising Covid death toll has placed children who have lost both parents, in a vulnerable position. But legal adoptions must take place through child welfare committees, warn experts

Here’s how you can legally adopt a child in India, and it’s not through WhatsApp or Twitter

Several children under the age of 18 have lost both parents to Covid and this has made them vulnerable to illegal adoption or worse, trafficking.

Urban India’s love for pets is growing. Without any rules

The absence of any rules and regulations on pet control in India means there are no mechanisms to settle a range of disputes.

Why Indian parents have returned 278 of 6,650 adopted children in 2017-19

Earlier this year, social workers in Karnataka noticed an unusual spike in incidents of families returning children to state adoption agencies. They filed an RTI.

Spanish couple abandon adopted Indian child, Bhopal agency under the scanner

Shelter home allegedly misled parents on age of children; Italian couple also writes to Indian authorities against agency.

Why the Muslim Personal Law Board will not agree to allow adoption in Islam

The AIMPLB is set to tell the Law Commission that adoption cannot be allowed due to fear of sexual relations between adopted child and mother.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
LIC headquarters in Mumbai

The LIC story — history, valuation & why its IPO, India’s biggest, matters for Modi govt

LIC IPO is supposed to be India's biggest-ever public issue. The government plans to sell anywhere between 5-10% stake in the insurer, which could fetch it around Rs 1 lakh crore.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.