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Abhirupa Kundu is a journalist based in Delhi-NCR, reporting on issues including current affairs, national/international news, politics, climate change, minority groups.
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US: 11 Couples Sue IVF Clinic Alleging Embryos Were Poisoned In Labs Before Implantation

04 May 2024  |  English Jagran
Over 10 couples in the United States have filed a joint lawsuit against Ovation Fertility, alleging that the IVF provider implanted non-viable embryos, which they knew were 'dead' and 'toxic'. The couples initially blamed themselves for the failed implantations, but later learned of a lab error involving lethal exposure to 'poison'. The fertility center is accused of not disclosing the issue until doctors noticed a zero percent success rate for thawed embryos, which is significantly lower than the typical 75 percent. Ovation Fertility has responded, attributing the issue to an isolated incident caused by a lab technician's error and stating they did not knowingly transfer nonviable embryos.

US: Indian National Awarded 5 Year Jail Term For Selling LSD, Ecstasy, Xanax Among Other Substances On Dark Web

01 May 2024  |  English Jagran
Banmeet Singh, an Indian national, has been sentenced to five years in prison for selling controlled substances on dark web marketplaces and ordered to forfeit approximately USD 150 million. Arrested in London in April 2019 at the request of the US, Singh was extradited to the US in March 2023 and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and money laundering. Singh operated vendor sites on marketplaces like Silk Road and Alpha Bay, selling drugs including fentanyl, LSD, ecstasy, Xanax, ketamine, and tramadol, and laundered money into cryptocurrency accounts. His drug organization moved hundreds of kilograms of controlled substances across the US and other countries, establishing a multimillion-dollar enterprise.

US Elections 2024: Joe Biden Roasts Donald Trump, Says He Is Running Against A 'Six-Year-Old'

Diaspora Body Urges US Govt, Universities And Student Organisations To Address Spike In Indian Student Deaths

07 Feb 2024  |  English Jagran
A significant rise in the deaths of Indian-origin students in the US has prompted the Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS) to call on US government agencies, universities, and student organizations to address the issue. The causes of these deaths range from suspicious shootings and kidnappings to environmental hazards and mental health issues. FIIDS has recommended enhancing safety education, improving search and rescue procedures, and providing mental health support. The Indo-American community is concerned about potential hate crimes, although no conclusive evidence has been found. FIIDS has also launched a survey to gather Indian-American students' safety concerns.

Kidnapped Chinese Student Found 'Cold, Scared' In US Woods, Requests For 'Warm Cheeseburger'

02 Jan 2024  |  english.jagran.com
A 17-year-old Chinese exchange student, Kai Zhuang, fell victim to a cyber kidnapping scam and was found alive in a tent in the Utah wilderness. His parents in China were extorted for USD 80,000. Kai was reported missing last week after his parents contacted his Riverdale host high school. The police located him 25 miles north near Brigham City after analyzing bank records, purchases, and text messages. He was found cold and scared with limited supplies and requested a warm cheeseburger after being rescued. Riverdale police collaborated with the FBI, the US embassy in China, and Chinese officials in the search.

Indian Student in US Forced into Labor for Months; Three Arrested

01 Dec 2023  |  english.jagran.com
A 20-year-old Indian student was rescued in Missouri, US, after being held captive, beaten, and forced into labor for several months by his cousin Venkatesh R Sattaru and two other men, Sravan Varma Penumetcha and Nikhil Verma Penmatsa. The student suffered multiple bone fractures and injuries and is currently undergoing treatment. The three men have been charged with human trafficking, kidnapping, and assault. The abuse occurred at three homes owned by Sattaru, who is also charged with human trafficking for the purpose of slavery. The student had initially come to the US to study at Missouri University of Science and Technology but was instead forced to work for Sattaru's IT company and perform chores.

'US Committed To Making Sure Indian Students Feel Safe': Ambassador Eric Garcetti

06 Oct 2023  |  English Jagran
US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti reassured that the United States is committed to ensuring the safety of Indian students following the recent deaths of five Indian-origin students. He emphasized the collaborative responsibility of both nations to address such incidents and highlighted the significant number of Indian students in the US. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed no foul play in the deaths and is in touch with local authorities and affected families.

Monsoon live updates: Heavy rainfalls to lash Mumbai, West Bengal; IMD predicts light showers in Delhi

06 Oct 2023  |  www.news9live.com
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted heavy to very heavy rainfall in several regions including Maharashtra, Assam, West Bengal, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, and Arunachal Pradesh. Mumbai is expected to experience significant rainfall with an 'orange' alert issued. Delhi will see light rainfall or drizzle with cloudy skies. Heavy rainfall in Bihar has caused waterlogging in Darbhanga district.

India-US walking shoulder-to-shoulder on every front: PM Modi holds bilateral talks with US President Joe Biden

05 Oct 2023  |  www.news9live.com
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden held bilateral talks at the White House, discussing various global and regional issues to strengthen India-US relations in defense, space, and critical energies. Modi highlighted the strong people-to-people ties and expressed gratitude for the ceremonial welcome and Biden's support for the Indian diaspora. Biden noted the significant progress in India-US relations over the past decade, emphasizing the current strength of the partnership.

BJP leader killed after lathicharge by Bihar police during protest in Patna

05 Oct 2023  |  www.news9live.com
BJP leader Vijay Singh died following a lathicharge by Bihar Police during a protest in Patna over teachers' job postings. BJP national president JP Nadda condemned the police action, attributing it to the state government's failure and corruption. Bihar BJP state president Samrat Chaudhary labeled the police's actions as hooliganism. The incident has sparked significant political conflict, with accusations against the Grand Alliance government and the Chief Minister of Bihar.

Honoured to be first to host you: US President Joe Biden welcomes PM Modi at White House

05 Oct 2023  |  www.news9live.com
US President Joe Biden expressed his honor in hosting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House, emphasizing the significance of US-India relations in the 21st century. Both leaders highlighted their collaborative efforts in eliminating poverty, expanding healthcare access, and addressing climate change. Biden acknowledged Modi's role in strengthening the Quad forum for a free and secure Indo-Pacific. The event included the playing of national anthems and a warm embrace between the two leaders, with Modi set to address the US Congress.

'I Am Hindu, Won't Fake My Identity': US Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy Shuts Down Questions Over His Religion

04 Oct 2023  |  English Jagran
US Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, during a CNN Townhall, addressed questions about his Hindu faith, asserting his commitment to truth over political gain. He emphasized shared values with Christianity and clarified that the role of the US president is to uphold national values, not promote a specific religion. Ramaswamy's stance highlights his integrity and dedication to his beliefs.

Fertiliser Jihad: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma coins term promising crackdown on excess use of chemicals

03 Oct 2023  |  www.news9live.com
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma coined the term 'fertiliser jihad' during an event in Guwahati, advocating for organic farming and criticizing the excessive use of chemical fertilisers. His comments were perceived as targeting the Bengali Muslim community, who are prominent vegetable farmers in Assam. Opposition leaders, including Minatul Islam from the All Assam Minority Students’ Union and Aminul Islam from the All India Democratic United Front, criticized Sarma's remarks, arguing that the minority community plays a crucial role in feeding the state and that the issue of fertiliser use has been trivialized.

I Was Dead For 24 Minutes..': US Woman Resurrected Back To Life Narrates Experience

01 Oct 2023  |  English Jagran
Lauren Canaday, a woman from the United States, shared her extraordinary experience of being clinically dead for 24 minutes due to sudden cardiac arrest. After being resuscitated by EMTs and spending nine days in the ICU, she made a full cognitive recovery with no visible brain damage. Canaday described feeling extreme peace during her near-death experience and noted that she has no memory of the week prior to her cardiac arrest or most of her time in the ICU.

‘West Bengal’s OBC list linked with appeasement politics’, says NCBC chief upon seeing large number of Muslim names

01 Oct 2023  |  www.news9live.com
The NCBC chairperson Hansraj Ahir has raised concerns about the inclusion of a large number of Muslim names in West Bengal's OBC list, attributing it to appeasement politics. He highlighted that 118 out of 179 OBC groups in the state are from the Muslim community and mentioned complaints about the inclusion of Bangladeshi immigrants and Rohingyas. The NCBC is investigating the matter and has requested the state to address the issue. Ahir also noted a significant increase in the number of people on the OBC list post-2011, compared to the previous list.

Similar ordinances on control of services coming for other states: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

01 Oct 2023  |  www.news9live.com
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal criticized the Central Government's ordinance on control of services in Delhi, calling it an insult to the people and a move towards dictatorship. Speaking at the Aam Aadmi Party's Maha Rally, he warned that similar ordinances would soon be imposed in other states. Kejriwal also addressed the arrests of AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain, asserting that their work would continue despite these setbacks. He emphasized national support for Delhi's cause, claiming that 140 crore Indians stand with the people of the national capital.

MP: Two shot dead, one injured in Dewas over pet dog’s barking

01 Oct 2023  |  www.news9live.com
A violent clash between the Godara and Dedadh families in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh, over a pet dog's barking resulted in the deaths of Rajesh Godara and Kailesh Godara, with another family member critically injured. The police have arrested two of the seven accused, and an investigation is ongoing. Law enforcement has been deployed to maintain order, and the incident has connections to the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha through Kailash Godara's son, Anil Godara.

Black Girls Including Four Minors Held At Gunpoint By US Police Receive USD 1.9 Million Settlement

01 Oct 2023  |  English Jagran
Five Black girls, including four minors, were unjustly held at gunpoint by Aurora police, leading to a USD 1.9 million settlement with the family. The incident, which went viral in August 2020, drew significant criticism of the United States police for racial abuse. The police claimed they mistook the car for a stolen vehicle and performed a 'high-risk stop.' Despite the settlement, no officers were charged or suspended. The case underscores persistent racial inequality and has fueled movements like 'Black Lives Matter.'

'Something Dangerous Happening in America': Joe Biden On Trump's Attempts At Returning To White House

29 Sep 2023  |  English Jagran
US President Joe Biden has issued warnings about the potential threat to democracy posed by Donald Trump and the MAGA movement. In a speech in Arizona, Biden characterized the MAGA movement as extremist and not sharing the basic beliefs of democracy. He emphasized the importance of speaking out to protect democratic institutions. Biden's remarks come as he prepares for a potential reelection campaign, positioning Trump's actions as a central threat. Amidst political challenges, including questions about his age and disapproval of his job performance, Biden is increasingly vocal in his criticism of Trump, whom he believes he can defeat again.

Sub-inspector shoots himself to death in Lucknow after asking family to prepare for last rites

26 Jul 2023  |  news9live.com
Gyan Singh Yadav, a 54-year-old sub-inspector residing in Lucknow's Mahanagar area and working for the Uttar Pradesh Police Department, died by suicide after instructing his family to prepare for his last rites. Despite his son Dhruv Kumar Yadav's attempts to dissuade him, Yadav shot himself with his service revolver. The reason for his suicide is unknown, and an investigation led by DCP West Aparna Rajat Kaushik is underway.

Uncle and Niece Get Married in Jaunpur, India Amidst Family Consent and Villagers' Objections

26 Jul 2023  |  www.news9live.com
In Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, a man named Shubham married his niece Riya in a Hanuman temple with their family's eventual consent after initially objecting. The marriage, based on a three-year relationship and mutual consent, faced condemnation from villagers who deemed it against Hindu customs and religion, labeling it a 'sin'. The event sparked discussions and went viral on social media.

We will cross LoC in future if needed: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Kargil Vijay Diwas

26 Jul 2023  |  www.news9live.com
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, speaking on the 24th Kargil Vijay Diwas in Drass, asserted that India will cross the Line of Control (LoC) in the future if necessary, emphasizing the country's commitment to peace and international law. He paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in the 1999 Kargil War, which he stated was imposed on India by Pakistan. Singh urged citizens to support soldiers during wartime and assured that the Army would go to any lengths to maintain the nation's honor and dignity.

Crime against women in any corner of country won’t be forgiven’: PM Modi on incidents in Manipur, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh

20 Jul 2023  |  www.news9live.com
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned crimes against women across India, referencing recent violent incidents in Manipur, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh. He called for stringent action from state chief ministers and assured that perpetrators would face consequences. The article details several brutal crimes, including a viral video of women paraded naked in Manipur, a family murdered in Jodhpur, an acid attack and alleged rape in Karauli, and gang rapes in Bastar and Korba. The National Crime Records Bureau reports an 87 percent increase in crimes against women over the past decade.

India’s exports have never been war but Yoga, Ayurveda & Science: PM Modi

13 Jul 2023  |  news9live.com
During his visit to France, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the strong and resilient India-France strategic partnership, highlighting India's contributions to global peace and progress through exports like yoga, Ayurveda, and science. He discussed the importance of the Indo-Pacific region's security, freedom of navigation, and adherence to international law, particularly in light of tensions with China. Modi reiterated India's consistent stance on the Ukraine conflict, advocating for diplomacy and dialogue, and expressed concern over the conflict's impact on the Global South, especially post-Covid challenges.

Monsoon updates: Heavy rainfall lash Delhi, Noida; IMD issues ‘yellow’ alert

08 Jul 2023  |  www.news9live.com
Heavy rainfall has been affecting Delhi and its adjoining areas, including Noida, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issuing a 'yellow' alert for the region. The southwest monsoon has brought moderate to heavy rain, causing traffic congestion in some parts of the city.

Amarnath Yatra temporarily halted due to heavy rainfall in Chandanwari

07 Jul 2023  |  www.news9live.com
Amarnath Yatra was temporarily halted due to heavy rainfall and bad weather in the Chandanwari area, making the trekking paths slippery and risky for pilgrims. The pilgrimage will resume once weather conditions improve. The region around the Amarnath Cave Shrine received significant rainfall, affecting various areas and causing pilgrims to wait at base camps. The annual pilgrimage, which started on July 1, is scheduled to conclude on August 31.

Humanity shamed in MP: 2 men force-fed human faeces, paraded with shoe garlands in communal incident

06 Jul 2023  |  news9live.com
In Madhya Pradesh's Barkhedi village, two youths, Anuj Jatav and Santosh Kewat, were force-fed human faeces and paraded with shoe garlands after allegedly molesting girls from a particular community. Seven men from another community were involved in this act of retribution. Six of the accused have been arrested, while one remains at large. The incident occurred on June 30, and following a complaint, the Narwar police station is investigating. State officials demolished the illegal homes of the accused.

Monsoon update: Rainfall lashes parts of Delhi, Noida; IMD issues red alert for Maharashtra’s Raigad

06 Jul 2023  |  www.news9live.com
Delhi experienced light to moderate rainfall, with the India Meteorological Department forecasting continued showers and heavy rainfall on July 8. A yellow alert has been issued for Saturday in Delhi, while a red alert warns of excessive rainfall in Maharashtra's Raigad district. Mumbai saw significant rainfall, and Kerala's Kottayam district faced waterlogging due to incessant rain.

Mumbai crime: Decomposing body of woman found inside gunny bag at Worli beach

05 Jul 2023  |  news9live.com
A decomposing body of a woman was found inside a gunny bag at Mumbai's Worli beach. Locals alerted the police after spotting the bag floating in the sea. The police suspect murder as the woman's hands and legs were found broken inside the bag. The identity of the woman is yet to be determined, and a murder case has been registered with an ongoing investigation.

Caught on cam: Thane teacher ties up three-year-old to chair, parents file complaint

19 Jun 2023  |  www.news9live.com
A teacher at Euro Kids school in Thane's Panchpakadi was caught on camera tying up a three-year-old nursery student with a scarf and slapping the child. The incident, captured on CCTV, led to the teacher's suspension after the child informed his parents. Euro Kids business partner Nivedita Mukherjee stated that the school prioritizes student safety and that measures are taken to ensure such incidents do not recur. The child's father filed a complaint at the Naupada Police Station in Maharashtra.

Breaking News Highlights: Manisha Kande joins Eknath Shinde’s party after being dismissed from Udhav’s Shiv Sena

18 Jun 2023  |  www.news9live.com
Manisha Kande has joined the Eknath Shinde faction of Shiv Sena after being dismissed from Udhav Thackeray's faction. Gita Press was congratulated by PM Narendra Modi for receiving the Gandhi Peace Prize. BJP President JP Nadda criticized the Congress party's comments on inflation. Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited Sirsa, Haryana. PM Modi sent best wishes to Indian athletes at the Special Olympics World Games. Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot questioned the Indian government's efforts to double farmers' income. Manipur CM N Biren Singh sought Mizoram CM Zoramthanga's help amid violence in Manipur. The Indian Army and Navy conducted rescue operations and demonstrated UAV capabilities, respectively. Union Minister Anurag Thakur spoke on the ease of accessibility in public services. Fires and landslides in various parts of India prompted emergency responses. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh discussed manufacturing in UP's defence corridor. The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in China, and heavy rains affected Assam's Lakhimpur.

Gujarat: One dead, 5 cops injured as demolition of ‘illegal’ dargah leads to clashes in Junagadh

17 Jun 2023  |  www.news9live.com
In Junagadh, Gujarat, violence erupted following an encroachment drive, resulting in one civilian death and injuries to five police officers. The unrest began after the Junagadh Municipal Corporation's demolition plan for a dargah deemed an illegal encroachment. Protestors threw stones and set vehicles on fire, leading to police using tear gas and batons. A video captured the chaos, and the police detained 174 individuals. The deceased civilian's body was sent for post-mortem, with stone pelting suspected as the cause of death. Superintendent of Police Ravi Teja Vasamsetty stated that the municipal corporation had issued a notice to a mosque for land ownership documents, which triggered the protests. Police are maintaining a presence in the area to prevent further escalation.

Delhi Metro issues advisory on making reels in trains

17 Jun 2023  |  news9live.com
Delhi Metro has issued an advisory against making videos, including reels and songs, inside the trains, especially after incidents of passengers shooting intimate moments went viral in May. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has deemed such activities as causing inconvenience to passengers and strictly prohibited them. They have also requested passengers to report any such incidents for immediate action.

Pakistani influencer Shayan Ali on embracing Hinduism

16 Jun 2023  |  www.news9live.com
Pakistani social media influencer Shayan Ali announced his conversion to Hinduism, crediting ISKCON and Lord Krishna for support during his depression. He expressed gratitude towards the Hare Krishna Movement and emphasized respect for all religions, aligning with the teachings of his newly adopted faith. Ali, who fled Pakistan in 2019 citing torture by agencies, described his conversion as a homecoming to his ancestral roots and intends to visit his homeland soon.

Cyclone Biparjoy leaves behind trail of destruction in Gujarat: 2 killed, 950 villages without power, over 500 trees uprooted

16 Jun 2023  |  www.news9live.com
Cyclone Biparjoy hit Gujarat's Jakhau port with winds of 140 km/h, resulting in two deaths, 22 injuries, over 500 uprooted trees, and power outages in 950 villages. A father and son died trying to save their goats in Bhavnagar district. Mandvi experienced a blackout, but no casualties were reported due to precautionary measures. In Naliya, trees were uprooted and properties damaged. The IMD expects the cyclone to weaken and move into Rajasthan with heavy rainfall.

Three shot dead, vehicles set ablaze: Top developments on rural poll violence in West Bengal

16 Jun 2023  |  www.news9live.com
Incidents of violence and arson occurred in West Bengal as the nomination filing for the Panchayat elections concluded, resulting in three deaths and several injuries. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dismissed allegations of Trinamool Congress involvement, while opposition parties including CPIM, Congress, and BJP criticized the ruling party. West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose called for an end to the violence and initiated a review of the situation. The elections for nearly 75,000 seats in the Panchayat Raj system are scheduled for July 8.

Indian-origin medical student among three killed in knife attack in UK’s Nottingham

14 Jun 2023  |  www.news9live.com
An Indian-origin medical student, Grace O’Malley Kumar, and her classmate Barnaby Webber were among three victims killed in a series of knife attacks in Nottingham, Central England. The assailant, a 31-year-old man, also killed another man in his 60s and attempted to run over three others. The incident has drawn condolences from various quarters, including Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who confirmed that counter-terror police are assisting in the investigation, though it is not currently being treated as a terrorist attack.

British soldiers faint in extreme London heat as Prince William reviews military parade

10 Jun 2023  |  www.news9live.com
At least three British soldiers fainted during the Colonel’s Review military parade in London due to extreme heat, as temperatures reached around 30 degrees Celsius. The soldiers, dressed in woolen tunics and bearskin hats, were reviewed by Prince William, the honorary Colonel of the Welsh Guards. Medics provided assistance to the fainted soldiers, and Prince William expressed his gratitude to the participants for their efforts under difficult conditions.

Why are Madhya Pradesh farmers throwing away their garlic crops?

03 Sep 2022  |  News9live
Farmers in Madhya Pradesh are protesting by destroying their garlic crops due to a significant drop in market prices. A viral video showed a farmer dumping his garlic into a river, highlighting the distress caused by the price crash. The state, which recorded the highest garlic production in India in 2022, has seen prices plummet from an average of Rs 900 per quintal to Rs 300 per quintal. Farmers are demanding a minimum support price and inclusion in the Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana scheme. Congress leaders have criticized the BJP government for the situation, with Kamal Nath stating that farmers are trapped in debt and farming is becoming unprofitable due to high costs and low selling prices.

Noida Twin Tower demolition: ‘It is a challenge, but feels right’, says demolition director Joe Brickman

27 Aug 2022  |  News9live
The Supertech Twin towers, Apex and Ceyane, in Noida are scheduled for demolition on August 28. The South African company JET, led by Demolition Director Joe Brickman, has been contracted for the task. The demolition is expected to take about 9 seconds, with the debris to be cleared in three months by Indian firm Edifice Engineering. Concerns about the demolition's impact have been addressed with meticulous planning and barricades. Residents of the adjacent Supertech Emerald Court, including Gaurav Saxena, have taken precautions and will temporarily relocate. The demolition is seen as a warning against illegal construction. CSIR-CIMFR scientists, including Dr. C Sawmliana and Dr. D P Kanungo, are overseeing the demolition and collecting scientific data to minimize risks and aid future demolitions.

It Takes A Village: How Two States Dealt With A Severe Water Crisis

18 Jan 2022  |  https://www.outlookindia.com/
The article discusses the severe water crisis in the Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, highlighting the depletion of groundwater and the scarcity of water supply. It mentions the alarming fall in groundwater levels and the prediction of severe water scarcity by 2030. The Gujarat government has implemented the Jal Jeevan Mission and other water management programs, with Gujarat Water Infrastructure Limited setting up pipelines from the Narmada dam. Maharashtra faces drought and inefficient implementation of the Maharashtra Groundwater Act, affecting agriculture and leading to the use of water tankers. The Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan and other projects like the Bhama Askhed Water Supply project aim to address water scarcity, but challenges remain. The Central Railway's sewage treatment plants are an example of water reuse efforts. The article concludes that better water management and conservation are essential to address the crisis.

The Infinite Environmental Benefits of Breastfeeding

18 Jan 2022  |  https://www.outlookindia.com/
The article discusses the environmental and health benefits of breastfeeding, highlighting the waste generated by baby food packaging and the increased use of diapers with formula feeding. It introduces Breastfeeding Support for Indian Mothers (BSIM), an organization that supports and educates new mothers on breastfeeding. The article debunks common myths about breastfeeding, referencing WHO and UNICEF to emphasize the importance of breastfeeding within the first hour of life and exclusively for the first six months. It also notes the low rates of breastfeeding in India and the potential for saving lives through optimal breastfeeding practices. The American Dietetic Association is cited to affirm the nutritional adequacy of human milk. The article concludes by mentioning the health benefits for both the child and the breastfeeding mother, including protection against diseases and postpartum depression.
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