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India ‘disappointed’ as China foils bid to blacklist JeM chief

India said it was "disappointed" by China's move to once again stall its bid to blacklist Masood Azhar, the leader of a Pakistan-based armed group that claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Kashmir last month.
At least 42 people died in the attack, the deadliest in Kashmir in more than two decades [AFP]

India warns Pakistan of a ‘strong response’ for Kashmir attack

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a "strong response" one day after at least 42 troops were killed in Kashmir, with New Delhi calling for "the complete isolation of Pakistan" for harbouring the armed group behind the devastating attack.
Maneka Gandhi

India orders children’s home checks after sex abuse scandals

India has ordered the inspection of at least 9,000 shelters for abandoned and orphaned children after a wave of sex abuse scandals shocked the country, a minister reportedly said.

Facebook begins fact-checking news for users in India

Facebook says the fact-checking program is aimed at fighting “the spread of false news,” and the company has partnered with independent journalism initiative BOOM, which is certified by the International Fact-Checking Network.

India withdraws move to crackdown on journalists publishing ‘fake news’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered the withdrawal of a move to crackdown on journalists responsible for distributing fake news, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

Schoolboy suspended for ‘long hug’ with female classmate

An Indian school principal Wednesday defended suspending a male student for embracing a female classmate in "a long hug", vowing to uphold "decorum" even as his decision is challenged in court.

Outrage after Indian journalist Sudip Bhowmik shot dead

The killing of an investigative journalist in India's north-eastern state of Tripura on Tuesday has sparked outrage, with concerns about safety of media persons reporting from remote areas.

Dozens feared trapped after building collapses in India

Dozens of people are feared trapped or dead under debris after a plastic bag factory in an Indian city collapsed.

Outrage mounts over dozens of infant deaths at India hospital

A key ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing calls for his resignation after at least 64 children died at a government hospital in northern India that suffered oxygen shortages.

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Kwara street children to benefit from educational NGO’s reception centre

A group, the Home and Street Kids Welfare Initiative (HSKi), said on Monday that no fewer than 50 children would benefit from its educational initiative, aimed at removing children from the streets in Kwara.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

INEC: We don’t know if army rigged elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it does not know if soldiers rigged elections in the River State governorship poll which was marred by violence.
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