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Unicef condemns prison abuse of minors in Georgia


September 21st, 2012 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Tbilisi, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Unicef has condemned the human rights violations against juveniles in Georgia's prisons, after videos were shown on two Georgian TV networks that portrayed prison ... Read more...

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Can’t book Nirmal Baba over complaint, cops tell court


September 10th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Police Monday told a Delhi court that they cannot book self-styled godman Nirmal Baba over a complaint of cheating and breach of trust given by ... Read more...

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Norway case rerun: Curbs on Indian couple meeting son in US


September 9th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) In a virtual replay of the Norway children custody case, a US-based Indian couple from West Bengal has been given limited access to their one-year-old son ... Read more...

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MNS threatens to disrupt shooting of ‘Sur-Kshetra’ (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has warned TV channels Colors and Sahara to stop airing the programme "Sur-Kshetra" that features Pakistani vocalists or face "consequences"."We ... Read more...

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MNS threatens TV channels featuring Pakistanis


August 30th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has warned TV channels Colors and Sahara to stop airing the programme "Sur-Kshetra" that features Pakistani vocalists or face "consequences"."We are ... Read more...

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Russian state media denies swear words blacklist


August 28th, 2012 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS) The VGTRK, also known as the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, has denied that TV channels in the country have compiled a list of ... Read more...

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Special committee for TRP soon: Ambika Soni


August 27th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Monday said the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) would soon appoint a technical committee for measuring target rating ... Read more...

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Police told to file report in Nirmal Baba case


August 10th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A court here has sought an action taken report from Delhi Police on a citizen's complaint against self-styled godman Nirmal Baba for cheating and breach ... Read more...

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When TV channels refuse break, Ekta’s soaps take leaps


August 10th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Film producer and TV czarina Ekta Kapoor says TV channels' refusal to give a few months break to shows forces her to incorporate leaps in ... Read more...

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Shikha Swaroop doesn’t fear being typecast (With Images)


August 8th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Shikha Swaroop, who rose to fame with popular costume drama "Chandrakanta", will now be seen as Kaikayee in a new version of the "Ramayana". The ... Read more...

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Indians will be proud of Mary Kom, says husband


August 6th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom's husband Onler Kom said Monday that the pugilist made the country proud after assuring the country its fourth Olympic medal ... Read more...

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Girls thrashed at Karnataka’s Mangalore for partying


July 28th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) In shocking incident of moral policing, young women attending a party at a resort in Karnataka's coastal city of Mangalore were Saturday slapped, pulled by their ... Read more...

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TV reality shows content causes concern in regulatory body


July 20th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Live insects being eaten to show courage, double-entendres and "jokes" demeaning to women, and children taking part in reality shows - these are among the ... Read more...

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Rahul ready for ‘pro-active’ role, to be No 2 in party (Evening Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi will be number two in the Congress after Sonia Gandhi, the party said Thursday after he declared that he was ready for ... Read more...

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Action sought against another CPI-M leader


June 26th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, June 26 (IANS) Minister of State for Home M. Ramachandran Tuesday asked the Kerala government to take seriously a CPI-M leader's speech threatening to kill a dissident leader who ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Jacobite Church orders probe into bishop’s claims


June 25th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 25 (IANS) The Malankara Jacobite Syrian Church Monday asked its bishop Kuriakose Mar Clemis to keep away from all duties and responsibilities as a bishop and formed an ... Read more...

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Humiliation has destroyed my career, says Bengali violinist


June 15th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Bengali violin player claims that his music career has been destroyed after his name was replaced by an offensive term in the official program of the ... Read more...

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Olympic medal next target: Sania


June 8th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who Thursday won her maiden French Open mixed doubles title with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi, said an Olympic medal is their ... Read more...

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Internet more popular than TV in Russia


May 26th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 26 (IANS) More people in Russia spent time on web portals than in watching traditional TV channels, a survey has shown.The trend has helped web portals to lead ... Read more...

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Banning IPL? Ridiculous, says Shilpa Shetty


May 19th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty, who part owns Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals, is upset with negative news around the league. She has spoken out ... Read more...

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Asian spice museum opens in Thailand


May 17th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 17 (IANS) A museum of Asian spices, founded by a Russian businessman, has opened in Thailand's Pattaya city, RIA Novosti reported.The Asian Spicy Garden, which occupies 5,000 square ... Read more...

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Reports on Jaya Bachchan plaint wrong: Rajya Sabha secretariat


May 16th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Amid reports on some TV news channels that Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan had complained to Chairman M. Hamid Ansari about cameras excessively focusing on ... Read more...

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Kiran Bedi supports new crime show (With Images)


April 24th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Crime shows like "CID" and "Crime Patrol" have caught the fancy of the audience for years, and the latest to join the list is "Savdhan ... Read more...

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Maoists say Hikaka will be tried April 25 (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislator Jhina Hikaka, who was kidnapped over three weeks ago, will be tried in a people's court on April 25, ... Read more...

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Now Maoists say Hikaka will be tried April 25


April 20th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) Maoists in Odisha have set April 25 as the date to try Jhina Hikaka in a kangaroo court amid rumours that the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ... Read more...

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TV channels blanked out during Bangladesh rally


March 12th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) At least three satellite television channels in Bangladesh were Monday blanked out ahead of a rally held by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), a media ... Read more...

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My son was thrown out of MV Prabhu Daya: Father


March 8th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 7 (IANS) The father of 24-year-old Prasobh Sugathan, second officer on MV Prabhu Daya, the merchant ship under investigation for ramming into a Kerala fishing boat, denied that ... Read more...

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Court wants early meeting of panel on media


March 7th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday ordered an early meeting of a committee constituted by it to frame guidelines on media reports related to children.The ... Read more...

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US slaps sanctions on Syria’s broadcasting group


March 6th, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) The US Monday slapped sanctions on Syria's General Organization of Radio and TV, the latest in its efforts to press the Syrian government to stop the ... Read more...

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Congress should tie up with BSP: Beni Prasad Verma


March 4th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 4 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Sunday said that it is better for the Congress to forge an alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ... Read more...

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Saddened at demise of great movie plotlines: SRK


February 26th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan, who was seen in two back-to-back actioners, rues the "demise of great movie plotlines" and also complains that his "information highway" is ... Read more...

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Don’t distort language, Bangladesh court tells media


February 17th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) Radio and television channels have been told by a court not to distort Bangla and other foreign languages in their broadcasts, a media report said.The Dhaka ... Read more...

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Congress stays away from sleazegate probe


February 15th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 15 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday said it will not join the panel to probe three former Karnataka ministers caught watching porn in the assembly, saying the panel ... Read more...

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Of sleazegate ministers and their conflicting answers (Karnataka Newsletter)


February 11th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 11 (IANS) Will the three Karnataka sleazegate ministers corroborate or contradict one another in their replies to the assembly speaker's notice seeking their version on porn viewing ... Read more...

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Karnataka sleazegate: three ministers quit (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 8 (IANS) Three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in Karnataka resigned from their posts Wednesday, a day after two of them were caught watching porn on the ... Read more...

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