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Siddharth Sharma was killed in an accident three years ago

Juvenile in Delhi Mercedes hit-and-run case to be tried as an adult

Three years after he killed a 32-year-old man, a Delhi court has dismissed the youth's plea to be tried as a juvenile. He is 21 now.
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Putting kids up for adoption may soon earn shelters money

Childcare institutes are often reluctant to sign up for adoptions because they fear losing the government grant they get for each child.
Maneka Gandhi

Women & child welfare ministry wants adoptions to be granted by district magistrates

Maneka Gandhi also directs states to ensure that all child-care institutions are registered and linked to CARA within a month.
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‘Too many checks and balances could reduce adoption rates’

Experts argue current adoption norms are extremely bureaucratic and prospective parents get tired of the waiting process and give up.

On Camera

Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church, Sri Lanka | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

Sri Lanka attacks mark birth of terrorism 3.0

Terrorism 3.0 is defined by the Islamic State — a globally dispersed, highly lethal, financially capable, deeply innovative organisation.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.