Moscow court rules to block messaging app Telegram in Russia

WEB DESK A Moscow court today ruled to block the popular messaging app Telegram in Russia, after it refused to give state security services access to private conversations. The Roskomnadzor telecom watchdog, which brought the case, had earlier demanded the service be blocked as soon as the verdict is announced. Telegram’s self-exiled Russian founder Pavel … Continue reading Moscow court rules to block messaging app Telegram in Russia

India, Russia sign seven MoU at Defence expo

AMN / CHENNAI India and Russia today signed 7 MoUs at Defence Expo at Thiruvidanthai, near Chennai. These MoUs were signed between the Indian Private Defence sector manufacturing companies and Russian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for manufacture, development of spares, sub-assemblies and assemblies of identified Russian origin platforms in use by the Indian Armed Forces. … Continue reading India, Russia sign seven MoU at Defence expo

Unnao rape case: CBI interrogates MLA Kuldeep Sengar

Records statements of victim and her family AMN CBI today interrogated BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, main accused in the Unnao gang rape case and recorded statements of victim and her family. CBI today started its investigation in the Unnao gang-rape case by questioning BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for hours. A prime accused in … Continue reading Unnao rape case: CBI interrogates MLA Kuldeep Sengar

Nandita Das’ “Manto” only Indian film in Cannes official selection

By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi From India, the country that boasts itself of the world’s largest film industry, there is only one film that has made it to the official selection of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, and that’s Nandita Das-directed biopic “Manto”. The film, starring the brilliant NawazuddinSiddiqui in the title role, will … Continue reading Nandita Das’ “Manto” only Indian film in Cannes official selection

Kathua gang-rape: SC seeks material on strike by J&K bar body

WEB DESK The Supreme Court today asked a lawyer to bring materials on record to take judicial note of a strike call given by Kathua and Jammu and Kashmir bar associations in relation to the Kathua gangrape case. The bench asked the lawyer to furnish some material with regard to the actions of the bar … Continue reading Kathua gang-rape: SC seeks material on strike by J&K bar body

NSA Ajit Doval holds talks with China’s top official

National Security Advisor Shri Ajit Doval met and held talks with Mr. Yang Jiechi, Member of Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of Central Foreign Affairs Commission today in Shanghai. pic.twitter.com/x5Cf7jrjbo — India in China (@EOIBeijing) April 13, 2018     WEB DESK India’s National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval held talks with … Continue reading NSA Ajit Doval holds talks with China’s top official

Bihar CM seeks GST exemption on gurudwara ‘langar’ food ingredients

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has urged the GST Council to grant exemption to all input ingredients like butter, purified butter or ghee, edible oil and spices, for preparing “langar” (community kitchen) food served by gurudwaras. Mr Kumar wrote a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in this regard. He said even though food served … Continue reading Bihar CM seeks GST exemption on gurudwara ‘langar’ food ingredients

65th National Film Awards announced

Vinod Khanna gets Dadasaheb Phalke Award posthumously AMN Assamese Film Village Rockstar bagged the best film award at the 65th National Film Awards. Newton has been selected as the Best Hindi Film. The 65th National Film Awards were announced in New Delhi today. Water Baby has been adjudged the Best Non-Feature Film. National award for … Continue reading 65th National Film Awards announced

Will make death penalty mandatory for those raping minors: J&K CM

AMN Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has announced that her Government will bring a new law making the death penalty mandatory for those, who rape minors. Ms Mufti assured people of the state that she stands committed for justice to Asifa, an eight-year-old minor Bakerwal girl, who was allegedly raped and murdered at … Continue reading Will make death penalty mandatory for those raping minors: J&K CM

Govt may amend POCSO Act to bring death penalty for rape of minors: Maneka Gandhi

AMN / NEW DELHI Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has said, her ministry intends to bring an amendment to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act asking for death penalty for rape on children below 12 years of age. In a video message, Mrs Gandhi said she is deeply disturbed by the … Continue reading Govt may amend POCSO Act to bring death penalty for rape of minors: Maneka Gandhi