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Australia recommences its adoption programme with India

New Delhi, Aug 14 (UNI) After an eight-year hiatus, the Australian Government has decided to recommence
the Adoption Programme with India, as per Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption.
With this, a large number of prospective adoptive parents, including those of Indian origin settled in
Australia, can fulfill their desire to adopt a child from India.
Adoptions from India had been put on hold by the Australian Government in 2000 following charges of
trafficking for Inter-country adoption by some of the recognised Indian placement agencies (the
Adoption agencies mandated to place children in Inter-country adoption at that point of time), an
official release here said.

With the enactment of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 and notification of Adoption Regulations, 2017,
regulation of Inter-country adoptions have been made strict by the Indian Government. The rescind move
follows constant engagement of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) along with Central
Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) with the Australian Government for resuming the Adoption Programme.
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India, China hold 4th round of Corps Commanders-level talks in Chushul

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New Delhi, Jul 14 (UNI) Amid ongoing disengagement process, India and China on Tuesday held the fourth round of Corps Commanders-level talks at Chushul to work on modalities on the second phase of disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.

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Delhi HC refuses interim relief on plea banning use of social media by Army officials

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14 Jul 2020 | 11:36 PM

New Delhi, Jul 14 (UNI) Delhi High Court on Tuesday after hearing a petition filed by an Army official against the order of banning the use of social networking platforms, like Facebook and Instagram by army personnel declined to grant any interim relief and said that he has to either abide by the mandate of the organization or put in his papers.

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Jawed Ashraf is new Indian envoy to Principality of Monaco

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14 Jul 2020 | 11:25 PM

New Delhi, Jul 14 (UNI) The government on Tuesday concurrently accredited Indian Ambassador to France Jawed Ashraf as the next Ambassador of India to the Principality of Monaco.

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nCoV: Delhi reports 1606 more cases, tally swells to 1 15 lakh

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14 Jul 2020 | 10:22 PM

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CBI nabs Delhi Police constable for taking bribe

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14 Jul 2020 | 10:18 PM

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