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Minister Promises Action in Maggi Masala MSG Controversy

Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has finally stepped into the issue of the alleged presence of “higher” level of lead and a MSG in Nestle’s Maggi Masala noodles. The reports of higher monosodium glutamate (MSG) found in Nestle’s Maggi noodles is already under scrutiny in several states such as UP and Maharashtra. “We will look into ...

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No Job for Muslim Boy? Not Surprising in ‘Vegetarian’ Nation!

In a country whose ancient civilization has deep roots in exclusive policy than inclusive beginning with the Manu system to modern Hindutva, it should not come as a surprise that an MBA graduate has been denied job. While many private companies surruptitiously deny jobs to the Muslim candidates unless they are from rich and foreign-education background, it should not come ...

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Away in Seoul, Modi Insults India, Like Others

In a shocking reference to Indian dignity and national interest, Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s remarks in China and South Korea that referred to NRIs “feeling ashamed of being born in India” has triggered backlash in the country with the hashtag #ModiInsultsIndia running wild. “Earlier, you felt ashamed of being born Indian. Now you feel proud to represent the country. Indians ...

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Will Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Face Music over Wrong India Map?

First it was Al Jajeera and then host of others who are coming under scanner for showing the wrong map of India that is in vogue in many countries showing Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir as part of Pakistan and Aksai-chin as part of China. Aware of the new implications which prompted Indian government ban Al Jajeera TV for 7 days in India, ...

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What is Net Neutrality?

Withe Net Neutrality row, here are some basics about what it is and how it benefits or belies our faith in rule of law in Internet era. * The expression “network neutrality” was coined by American academic Tim Wu in his paper Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination that came out in 2003 and he then popularised the concept. What does net ...

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Net neutrality in India still a myth, but don’t log off now

By Aparajita Gupta Amid the raging debate globally over net neutrality, which has evoked a strong reaction from stakeholders in India, domain experts feel that an unshackled access to the Internet world isn’t feasible in India yet but attempts must continue for egalitarianism. “Building a net neutral network is technologically not possible to implement. It’s a utopian idea – no ...

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Airtel CEO Responds but Remains Evasive as Ever on ‘Airtel Zero’ and Net Neutrality

After Flipkart’s withdrawal from Airtel Zero amid controversy over Net Neutrality, India’s largest telecom service provider Airtel defended its product on business consideration along with the Prime Minister’s fad for digital connectivity. However, Airtel fails to answer the key objection raised by the advocates of Net Neutrality about not allowing third parties on its Airtel Zero platform. Ironic but the new Internet ...

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Govt-run Media Institute IIMC Snubs 2002 Gujarat Riots Documentary Maker

It should not come as a surprise when the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), run by the government’s I&B Ministry for training journalists and the ministry recruits, decided to cancel the invite to a speaker at the last minute citing the busy schedule of its director general. The row over the cancellation of a lecture of Gauhar Raza, a ...

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ICC Bangladesh Chief Resigns After Row With N. Srinivasan

Bangladesh’s Mustafa Kamal said on Wednesday he is resigning from the post of president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) over who should have given away the World Cup trophy to the fifth-time winners Australia on Sunday. At a press conference here, Kamal said he was resigning to protest the “flagrant violation” of the ICC constitution, and his decision was ...

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Kejriwal Says Yogendra Yadav Tried to Snatch Convenor Post from Him

After successfully kicking out party veterans Yogendra Yadav, Anand Kumar and Prshant Bhushan, AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal revealed the real plot behind their sacking from the party. In a video released by the party, Kejriwal was seen accusing dissidents Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan for working against the party. “In February last year, Yogendra Yadav’s PA Vijay Raman called one ...

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Kejriwal Coughing Less, Sugar Levels Better, says JNI Director

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is undergoing treatment at Jindal Naturecare Institute (JNI) in Bangalore since March 6 leaving the Delhi fortress to his followers to settle scores with erstwhile leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, has improved. Unmindful of the rancour in hs Delhi Aam Aadmi Party, Kejriwal has shown improvement with less cough and a fall in ...

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UP police chief for 2 months orders policemen to buy his photos

In a typical and ugly display of power and pomp, Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) A.K. Jain’s office has directed police officials to buy and put up his photographs in their offices and all police stations. DGP Jain’s assistant B.P. Jogdand has written to all police officials to ensure that the ‘officially approved’ pictures of the police chief ...

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World Cup 2015: Dordarshan to continue telecasting matches live, Star Proposes separate DD channel

Despite rallying its lawyers such as former cabinet ministers P. Chidambaram and Kapil Sibal, little did Star TV could do to deprive the government-owned broadcaster Prasar Bharati from beaming the World Cup cricket matches live on its channels. However, the Supreme Court on Tuesday extended its interim order for telecast of the matches on the channel but asked Prasar Bharati ...

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‘PK’ goes ‘Lingaa’ way to court amid allegations of plagiarism

One month after the release of Aamir Khan-starrer ‘PK’, a case of plagiarism has been filed against the directors and producers of the film alleging that they have stolen characters, plot and godmen scenes from a Hindi novel “Farishta” published in 2013. “The film’s producer, actor and scriptwriter have stolen the characters, expression of ideas, scenes (sequences) from my novel ...

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Censor Board Chief Leela Samson Resigns Over “Interference, Corruption” in Department

In protest of clearing the objections over film “MSG, the Messenger of God” by Appellate Tribunal and alleging of interference and corruption at the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Censor Board Chief Leela Samson resigned today, on Friday. The controversial movie, starring Dera Sachcha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim, had been found as “not suitable for public viewing” by the ...

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Sunanda Murder Case: ‘I shouldn’t have answered her on Twitter,’ Says Mehr Tarar

A day after Delhi Police has registered Sunanda Pushkar’s death as a case of murder, Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, who was involved in the twitter controversy breaks her silence over the issue. It was within days after the twitter controversy, Sunanda was found dead in the hotel in Delhi. The Pakistani journalist was stirred up in a controversy when Sunanda allegedly ...

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102nd Indian Science Congress concludes amid renewed astrology, Sanskrit issues

From the time Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off this year’s Indian Science Congress 102 Conference on January 3 in Mumbai, more than the selected theme of  ‘Science and Technology for Human Development’, ancient Indian astrology to Vedic period Vimana Shastra dominated the discussion and media coverage than in the past. The conference held at the Kalina campus of the ...

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