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India has 21 million unwanted girls as many prefer sons, says Economic Survey

The desire of Indian parents for sons has created an estimated 21 million “unwanted” girls because couples keep having children until they produce a boy, the government said Monday. Indian parents have historically wanted sons, who are seen as breadwinners and family heirs. Girls are often viewed as a financial burden in a country where the tradition of giving a …


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India to be fastest growing economy again in 2018: World Bank

New Delhi: After conceding the top spot in economic growth among major economies to China for a year in 2017, India is likely to regain the position in 2018 with growth expected to accelerate to 7.3% in the year, according to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects released on Wednesday. The World Bank report projected China’s economy to further slow down …