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Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government has taken necessary action to stop the telecast of a documentary based on the interview with a convict in the December 16 gang-rape case.
Nearly two-third of those who took part in an Hindustan Times web poll on Tuesday felt that the government should allow BBC to air the interview of the December 16 gangrapist.
A Delhi court on Wednesday banned a documentary film about the December 2012 fatal gang rape of a woman in the Capital over concerns that derogatory comments made by one of the rapists could create an atmosphere of fear and tension but its filmmaker has said it will be released as planned.
Maharashtra has extended a ban on killing cows to bulls and bullocks, a state government source said, in a blow to meat traders who are now considering legal action. President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday give his assent to the long-pending Maharashtra Animal Preservation Bill, making it a law and drawing cheers from the state government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
India and Pakistan on Tuesday agreed to work together on narrowing their differences and finding common ground on mutual concerns, the first tentative step towards resuming dialogue after a six-month freeze in ties following the cancellation of foreign secretary-level talks last year.
With space cooperation, nuclear power and defence hardware on his mind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rejigged his week-long Europe-Canada tour next month to make Paris the first stop on April 10, followed by Bonn and finally Toronto.
India’s main public health programmes, aimed at millions of rural poor, have been in disarray for months because the government changed the way that over $1.3 billion in funds were distributed, according to data and letters seen by Reuters.
Putting up a strong defence of the bill to amend the land acquisition ordinance in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the law would stay and his government was willing to re-work any provision which was detrimental to farmers’ interest.
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday cleared a bill concerning auctioning of mines, even as opposition MPs staged a walkout crying foul over certain provisions, including one that said all mining leases shall be granted for a period of fifty years. This provision would also be applicable to mining leases granted before the commencement of the Act.
Should interview of December 16 gangrape convict be aired on TV?
The government on Tuesday introduced a bill providing for raising foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in insurance sector to 49%, amid strong protest from Opposition MPs who questioned government’s legislative competence to bring it in the Lok Sabha while a similar bill was pending in the Rajya Sabha.
British filmmaker Leslee Udwin’s documentary featuring interviews of the men convicted of the 2012 gang rape and murder of a young woman was at the centre of a controversy on Tuesday as Delhi Police said they would go to court to stop the airing of the film.
Delhi police crime branch is likely to question Shashi Garg, managing director of Infraline Energy, a Noida-based energy consultancy firm in their ongoing probe in the corporate espionage case.
Passengers escaped a hike in rail fares proposed by the finance ministry after a last-minute intervention by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the rail budget, sources said on Tuesday.
The PDP and the BJP will set up a steering committee to oversee implementation of the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) that forms basis of their alliance in Jammu and Kashmir.