Russian Court dismisses case against the Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad GitaThe long-drawn out legal battle in the Russian Court came to an end with the dismissal of the case. The case was fought with the intention of banning the Bhagavad Gita branding it as ‘extremist’ literature which would put it in the same category as Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Hindus in Russia won the battle when a Siberian court threw out the plea of Prosecutors in the Siberian city of Tomsk to ban the holy text.

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Arrest order for Sunni Leader brews new crisis in Iraq

Tariq al-HashimiAn arrest warrant against the Vice President of Iraq, Tariq al-Hashimi, the crisis in Iraq has taken a menacing turn. Tariq al-Hashimi, a leading Sunni Arab figure, has alleged to have a role in ordering and funding the assassinations of the riaval Shiite bureaucrats.

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Siddharth Behura bail denied in 2G case

Siddharth BehuraThe former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura was denied bail by the Delhi High Court in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. He was arrested along with the former telecom minister A Raja on February 2 of this year. Siddharth Behura and A Raja are the only two people who are still in jail as all the other 12 accused have been granted bail by the various courts.

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Government assures no censorship of the internet

internet censorshipAfter a meeting with the internet giants like Facebook, Google, Twitter etc. The Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said that there would be no censorship of the internet. The meeting was to suggest to the internet representatives as to how the social media could be used as a medium to empower the government and help the citizens of the country to reach out to the government.  It was just last week that Kapil Sibal had met up with the internet giants and demanding that they remove any derogatory material from their sites and to also make sure that the uploading of such material is also stopped.

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Lokpal Bill: Deadlock continues

lokpal billThe passing of the Lokpal bill at the winter session of the Parliament which is proposed to end in less than a week, on December 22nd appears to be not viable as the deadlock over the Lokpal bill continues. In the all-party meeting held on Wednesday night presided by Prime Minister Manmohan Sigh consensus on the controversial issues could not be reached as all the major political parties stood by their stand on the key issues.

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