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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.
Gandhi

‘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.

OnCamera

Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.

Defence

A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.