FTII Protests

FTII Protests: Union Minister Rathore attacks Rahul Gandhi for Politicizing the Issue

While students of FTII demanded the removal of Gajendra Chauhan organized protests in Delhi Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Monday alleged that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was giving the protest a political colour. Rathore, the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting said that the NDA was open to discussing the issue with protesting […]

Porn websites banned in India

Government bans pornographic websites in India; says move not to restrain internet freedom

While the government’s move to ban pornographic websites has evoked strong reactions across the country, top communications ministry officials claimed that the move was intended only to act in accordance with the Supreme Court’s remarks and not to restrain internet freedom. The Opposition has raised the ‘T’ word to compare the restraint on pornographic websites […]

Rajasthan High Court directs Godman to return infant to his parents

A special bench of the Rajasthan High Court sat especially on a holiday to hear a writ petition on the custody battle of a six-month old infant. The court directed the parents of the infant to not give the infant for adoption to a influential self-styled godman and asked them to raise their son. The […]

Four Indian nationals abducted by the Islamic State in Libya

Spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs, Vikas Swarup, announced on Friday that four Indians nationals have been kidnapped by militants in Libya. The Indians were reportedly kidnapped from the town of Sirte near Libya’s capital city Tripoli on July 29 at 11 pm. Swarup said that “They were returning to India via Tripoli and […]

Yakub Memon Hanged to Death Mumbai and Delhi on high alert

Yakub Memon, convicted for the 1993 Mumbai blasts for being the “a driving spirit”, was hanged at around 7 am today on the date of his 53rd birthday at Nagpur Central Prison. This was after the Apex Court rejected his emergency petition to stop his hanging after a unique middle-of-the-night hearing. Memon turned 53 today and […]

Pakistan Plans to shut down BlackBerry Email and Messaging Services for Security Reasons

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said that the government of Pakistan has planned to shut down BlackBerry Ltd’s secure messaging services by December 1 for “security reasons” in a crackdown on privacy. Pakistan is beleaguered by militancy, criminal gangs and drug trafficking. Reports said that “PTA has issued directions to local mobile phone operators to close BlackBerry […]