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Smoking okay on reel, not in real: B-Town (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)


May 30th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Does smoking on screen harm youth? Some feel depicting actors smoking in films and TV shows can affect young, impressionable minds, but others do not agree ... Read more...

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Freedom of expression is contextual, says Kapil Sibal


May 14th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said that freedom of expression is "contextual".His statement came even as members in the Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha MPs criticise cartoons in NCERT books


May 14th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Members in the Lok Sabha Monday united in criticising cartoons in NCERT books allegedly denigrating political leaders, particularly the one on B.R. Ambedkar, with ... Read more...

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Films, TV shows influencing child crimes?


February 11th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The recent cases of a 12-year-old who died aping a TV serial suicide and a 15-year-old who stabbed his teacher to death after being reportedly ... Read more...

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Apex court approves common curriculum for Tamil Nadu schools (lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) In a jolt to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court Tuesday directed the state government to implement the uniform system of school ... Read more...

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Apex court approves common curriculum for Tamil Nadu schools


August 9th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) In a jolt to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court Tuesday directed the state government to implement the uniform system of school ... Read more...

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Sanjay Dutt To Set Example By Refraining From Gutka Endorsements


January 5th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Munnabhai of Bollywood, Sanjay Dutt is planning to go real ‘Gandhigiri’ way by refraining from endorsing gutka and other tobacco products. The actor has a huge fan following and most ... Read more...

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Mumbai film fest to pick 32 students as critics


September 7th, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The 12th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) Oct 21-28 will have 32 college students on board as special jury for its Mumbai Young Critics section. Introduced last year, ... Read more...

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Hindus upset over mishandling of Hinduism in school textbooks in USA


September 5th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 5 (ANI): Hindus have criticized the lopsided view of Hinduism provided by many school textbooks across USA.Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged the ... Read more...

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Lawyers, activists seek ban on Japanese ‘rape game’


November 10th, 2009 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Child rights activists and cyber law experts have together demanded a ban on Rapelay -- a Japanese video game that challenges a player to rape women. The protesters ... Read more...

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Hindus ask India film Censor Board to “wake up”


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:50 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) of India to "wake up".Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that seeing the continuous increase ... Read more...

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Gwyneth gets the Hindu slam


May 20th, 2009 - 12:53 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Gwyneth Paltrow has incurred the wrath of Hindu scholars.The actress has been criticized for using religious terminology to promote her 'mundane' weekly Goop blog.US Hindu leader Rajan Zed has reportedly said ... Read more...

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Hindus slam Paltrow’s blog over usage of religious terminology


May 19th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Gwyneth Paltrow has been slammed by Hindu scholars for using religious terminology to promote her 'mundane' weekly Goop blog.According to U.S. Hindu leader Rajan Zed, the actress should ... Read more...

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Muslims should speak out against terrorism: Chetan Bhagat


October 21st, 2008 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Popular novelist Chetan Bhagat Tuesday urged Muslims to speak out against terrorism.“If something (wrong) is happening in Bombay (sic), Marathis should oppose it. Outsiders are in any ... Read more...

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