ADOPTED

  • Vadodara: 16-year-old girl kills parents, keeps bodies in house for 72 days 6 days ago

    Vadodara: An elderly couple was allegedly killed by their adopted daughter and her boyfriend in Tirupati Society in Manjalpur locality of Vadodara city, police said. "A 16-year-old girl and her 21-year-old boyfriend Sapan Purani were arrested for killing 63-year-old Shrihari Vinod and his 60-year-old wife Sneha in their house located...
  • Pillanji to be developed as model village by Meenakshi Lekhi September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday adopted Old Pilanji village in her constituency to develop it as a model village under a scheme envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Following the appeal of PM Modi during Independence Day address, I have today adopted Old Pilanji village to develop...
  • Colombia court allows lesbian adoption August 29, 2014

    Bogota: Colombia's Constitutional Court has ruled that a lesbian woman could adopt her longtime partner's daughter, though the ruling does not apply to gay adoption in all circumstances. Ana Leiderman appealed to the court to let her partner, Veronica Botero, adopt her biological daughter after the Colombian Family Wellbeing Institute...
  • Meerut couple adopts 12 HIV positive kids abandoned by their families August 25, 2014

    Meerut: In Meerut, 12 HIV positive boys have been given a new lease of life by a young couple. A close encounter with death promoted Ajay Sharma to look at life differently and encouraged him to transform lives. Supporting Sharma in this cause is his wife. The couple have adopted...
  • Twoday old baby girl abandoned in Mathura August 22, 2014

    Mathura: A twoday old baby girl was found abandoned outside a temple in Mathura. The baby was later taken to an orphanage which houses many other children with similar fates. This twodayold baby was abandoned by her parents simply because she is a girl. Member of Child Welfare Society Pratibha Sharma...
  • Kim Kardashian wishes to adopt a child from Thailand August 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian wishes to adopt a Thai child whom she met in an orphanage in Thailand. The 33yearold reality TV star was seen vacationing in Thailand with her family on their show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and also went to an orphanage on the behest...
  • Watch: Cat cafe in New York for cat and coffee lovers April 26, 2014

    We have all heard about Mochaccinos and Cappuccinos, but what about cataccinos. At a cafe in New York, you can order just that. New York's cat cafe is now open for business. It's a place where cat and coffee lovers can talk cat health and learn about cat adoption with...
  • People from any religious background are free to adopt child: SC February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Irrespective of their religious background, people are free to adopt children, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday paving the way for adoption of child by persons hailing from Muslim community even though it is not allowed under their personal law. Holding that Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children)...
  • Mysore: Two orphans, an Italian couple caught in adoption battle January 16, 2014

    Bangalore/Mysore: Two brothers, with a tragic past that left them orphaned. They barely remember their how they lost their parents. But today, they dream of a home in Italy. The elder, eightyearold, hopes to become an engineer, while the younger, sixyearold, dreams of becoming a doctor. But what the future...
  • AAP sets trend as NRIs 'adopt a constituency' in Delhi polls January 13, 2014

    The surprise victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the recent Delhi Assembly elections has brought to the fore the crucial role played by the party's NRI supporters across the globe. Local country and city teams of AAP consisting of Non Resident Indians from across the world adopted a particular...
  • Bombay HC to take call on adopted girl child's custody on February 12 January 8, 2014

    The Bombay High Court will on February 12 decide whether the custody of an adopted minor girl child should be given to either of her estranged parents or to another family. A division bench of Justices VM Kanade and Girish Kulkarni was hearing counterappeals filed by a Goabased woman and by...
  • Homeless and utterly adorable: 25 cute puppies up for adoption in India January 8, 2014

    Dogs are considered a 'Man's Best Friend' for good reason. They are loyal, they can shower you with unlimited love and they don't ask for much in return. Be it a pug or a stray, a dog loves its owner in the same adorable, priceless way. We have compiled a...
  • Woman in riothit Muzaffarnagar adopts abandoned baby girl September 24, 2013

    Muzaffarnagar: Two weeks after the Muzaffarnagar riots, an abandoned baby and her adoptive mother have become an example of hope. In a dilapidated hut in rural Muzzafarnagar, little Ariba sleeps happily in her mother's lap, smiling from time to time, unmindful of the circumstances of her birth. Rabia found her abandoned...
  • Freedom to adopt: How every child fills our lives August 30, 2013

    What these nine years have taught my wife Vibha and me is this: Adoption is not some kind of special or unusual thing to do. Before Surabhi came to us, I think I imagined that it would indeed be a special happening, and that excited me. Yet today, in what...
  • Russians protest against ban on adoptions by Americans January 14, 2013

    Moscow: Thousands of demonstrators gathered for a march in Moscow on Sunday to protest against a ban on Americans adopting Russian children, saying President Vladimir Putin's government had made orphans pawns in a political dispute. Kremlin critics and other opponents of the ban converged on a central boulevard in freezing...
  • Social organisation offers to adopt Thane rape victim January 7, 2013

    Thane: A Thanebased social organisation has offered to adopt the teenaged girl from Dombivili town in Thane who was allegedly sexually abused by her father and brother for the last two years. Social organisation 'Parivartan' wants to adopt and take care of the girl's future, organisation's members Jyoti Patkar and...
  • Putin signs bill banning US to dopt Russian children December 28, 2012

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children, part of a harsh response to a US law targeting Russians deemed to be human rights violators. Although some top Russian officials including the foreign minister openly opposed the bill and Putin himself had been...
  • Russian Parliament endorses antiUS adoption bill December 26, 2012

    Moscow: The upper chamber of Russia's parliament on December 26 unanimously voted in favor of a measure banning Americans from adopting Russian children. It now goes to President Vladimir Putin to sign or turn down. All 143 members of the Federation Council present voted to support the bill, which has...
  • Katie Holmes planning to adopt a little girl? November 18, 2012

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Katie Holmes is reportedly planning to adopt a little girl because her daughter Suri wants a sister. The 33yearold 'Dead Accounts' Broadway actress, who split from 'Mission Impossible' star Tom Cruise in June after six years of marriage, is said to be eager for their sixyearold...
  • Condom manufacturer 'adopts' Kerala village October 1, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Premier Indian condom manufacturer HLL Lifecare Limited has adopted Karakulam village in Thiruvananthapuram district as part of its corporate social responsibility programme. HLL has planned a range of initiatives including health camps, cancer diagnostics camps, free diabetes checkups and free distribution of sanitary products for girls in the village. HLL is...
  • Chennai: Raising a 'paw' for dog adoption September 25, 2012

    Chennai: Even as a craze for pedigree dogs has been doing the rounds in the city, a determined group of people have been tirelessly promoting the Great Indian Dog. Their efforts seemed to have paid off at the Blue Cross Adoptathon on Sunday evening, as a majority of those who...
  • Reality TV star Kim Kardashian adopts a kitten September 17, 2012

    Los Angeles: Socialite Kim Kardashian has been spotted around with a new adopted teacup Persian kitten. She has named her Mercy. The reality TV star introduced the kitten to her fans on Twitter, with a series of snapshots. Kardashian referred to the pet as 'my new baby Mercy', and was later...
  • Hyderabad: School students adopt tiger August 10, 2012

    Hyderabad: As a part of an awareness and education programme about endangered animals, Army Public School students from Ramakrishnapuram, Sainikpuri and Secunderabad, on Thursday, adopted a Royal Bengal Tiger at the Nehru Zoological Park. The students also took an oath to love and protect animals, both domestic and wild, in...
  • Woman kills daughter as husband tries to rape her July 10, 2012

    Amritsar: A woman allegedly hacked to death her adopted sevenyearold daughter after her husband attempted to rape the child. The woman, Sakshi, attempted suicide last night by cutting her veins after killing the child with a sharp edged iron weapon, police said on Tuesday. As the couple did not have a...
  • Women to get share in husbands' property March 23, 2012

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to give a woman a share in her husband's property was approved by the Union Cabinet on Friday. Apart from giving women the right to their husband's property, the Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010, also aims at giving rights to adopted children on par with...
  • Divorces get easier; wives get property rights March 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central government on Friday took some major decisions with regard to the Hindu Marriage Act, including making divorce easier, in a key Cabinet meeting. According to the decision of the Cabinet, the mandatory sixmonth clause for filing of divorce will now be waived off on grounds of irretrievable...
  • Ohio man accused of prostituting adopted boy March 2, 2012

    Ohio: A 10yearold boy shook when asked about being prostituted to two other men by an adoptive father who regularly had sex with him, according to police, who said the boy was fearful of talking because he didn't want to be taken from his home or separated from his new...
  • Want to adopt a child? Please stand in line December 15, 2011

    HYDERABAD: As a couple of swings rock gently outside Shishu Vihar waiting for tiny tots to come test its bearings, little girls aged between 816 run around playing games of their own, shouting out in crisp English. As you enter the building, the heady smell of disinfectant hits you strongly,...
  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to adopt again? November 28, 2011

    London: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly planning to adopt a child from Ethiopia. The couple, who currently have three adopted kids Maddox, 10, Pax, seven, and sixyearold Zahara, have promised Zahara, who belongs from Ethiopia, that they would consider adopting another youngster from the country. "They are really excited about...
  • Tougher child adoption laws to come up soon June 15, 2011

    Mumbai: A new adoption rule which is likely to come into effect soon says that single men will not be able to adopt a girl child at all. Not livein couples won't even have the option to do so. Many would say that being single and being a father don't...