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Days after the intelligentsia, politicians and activists petitioned the US government, alleging injury and neglect to 16-month-old Indrasish in foster care, his family alleged that the foster care authorities are planning an operation on him without proper medical advice.

The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency are also trying to conduct the operation without approval from his parents, even though the parents are expected to bear the cost of the child's upkeep and medical treatment.

On September 7, the US authorities had taken away Indrasish from parents Debasish and Pamela Saha, alleging negligence after he sustained head injuries at their New Jersey home. The parents said he had fallen from the bed but the US authorities alleged that the baby was suffering from Shaken Baby Syndrome. The matter is since being heard in a US court.

U.S. looks for Asian cooperation on sanctions against Russia

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U.S. looks for Asian cooperation on sanctions against Russia

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States is lobbying Asian governments to join in sanctions imposed by Washington and the European Union against Russia over its support for separatist rebels in eastern...


Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power

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Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military makes way for a new administration in coming weeks, but the generals will keep a tight grip on power by filling an interim cabinet and legislature with soldiers...

Pune landslide: At least 17 dead, NDRF still searching for survivors

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Pune landslide: At least 17 dead, NDRF still searching for survivors

Pune: At least 17 people were killed when torrential rains triggered a landslide at a village inMaharashtra's Pune district today, burying over 160 as 400 NDRF personnel looked for survivors and bodie...

Assam: Five militants nabbed, one person kidnapped

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Assam: Five militants nabbed, one person kidnapped

Guwahati: Five militants including four ultras of the NDFB (Sonbijit faction) were today arrested from Kokrajhar and Karbi Anglong districts, a police spokesman said here.Four NDFB(S) extremists were ...

BJP to launch messaging service like Whatsapp, called Bhajapa Samvad Setu

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BJP to launch messaging service like Whatsapp, called Bhajapa Samvad Setu

Indore: The BJP plans to launch a multimedia messaging service on the lines of WhatsApp before the scheduled local body elections."We are developing a multimedia messaging service on the lines of...

Disclosure of sexual harassment case by JNU students union members criticised

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Disclosure of sexual harassment case by JNU students union members criticised

The public disclosure by JNU Students Union president Akbar Chawdhary and joint secretary Sarfaraz Hamid that a complaint against them has been filed with the universitys Gender Sensitisation Committe...

Assam: Woman and her infant killed following 'rape attempt'

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Assam: Woman and her infant killed following 'rape attempt'

Tezpur: A woman and her infant child were hacked to death at Maibong village under Chriduar police station in Sonitpur district along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, police sources said today.Bodi...