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Rise in Baby Trafficking in India Cuts Adoption Numbers, Fuels Trade

Rise in Baby Trafficking in India Cuts Adoption Numbers, Fuels Trade

MUMBAI —  An increase in baby trafficking in India is reducing the number of children available for adoption and fueling the lucrative trade as more couples wait to adopt, government officials…

Court Stops Firecracker Sales in New Delhi to Curb Pollution

Court Stops Firecracker Sales in New Delhi to Curb Pollution

India’s top court has stopped firecracker sales in and around New Delhi as the worst season for air pollution begins. The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government…

2 Suspected Rebels, 1 Indian Soldier Killed in Kashmir 

2 Suspected Rebels, 1 Indian Soldier Killed in Kashmir 

Officials say two suspected rebels and an Indian army soldier have been killed in a gunfight in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Police said soldiers and counterinsurgency police Friday raided Naidkhai village…

India Confident of Strategic Partnership Under Trump

India Confident of Strategic Partnership Under Trump

NEW DELHI —  A strategic partnership built between India and the United States in the last two years is expected to deepen under a Trump administration. However, India’s famed information…

Nobel Laureate: Lack of Budget Hurts India's Efforts to Protect Children

Nobel Laureate: Lack of Budget Hurts India's Efforts to Protect Children

India’s efforts to improve the lives of its children are failing due to meager government spending on the youth, Nobel peace laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi…

World Bank Fails to Prevent Worker Abuse at its India Tea Estate

World Bank Fails to Prevent Worker Abuse at its India Tea Estate

A World Bank investigation into a tea plantation project in India that it jointly finances with tea giant Tata Global Beverages has found that it has failed to tackle alleged…

School Burnings Cause Consternation in Indian Kashmir

School Burnings Cause Consternation in Indian Kashmir

NEW DELHI —  More than two dozen schools have been burned in Indian Kashmir by unidentified arsonists during the last two months as education becomes a new flashpoint in the unrest…