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Where is Sharmila's 11-Year Fight Against AFSPA Heading to?

Irom Chanu Sharmila, a human rights activist from Manipur, Wednesday completed 11 years of her fast-unto-death against the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) of 1985. The 39-year-old activist launched the fast on Nov. 2, 2000, demanding the immediate withdrawal of the AFSPA. Will the govt ever heed to her demands, or will she lose her life fighting for the withdrawal of the AFSPA? Nov 3, 2011
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Kanimozhi Denied Bail; Goes Back to Jail

Upsetting DMK party members and its chief M Karunanidhi, a Delhi court today dismissed bail plea of former DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven others, who are accused in the 2G telecom scam. Nov 3, 2011

Rajat Gupta Surrenders before FBI, Arrested

Rajat Gupta, former Goldman Sachs director and ex-global head of McKinsey & Co, surrendered before the federal authorities Wednesday in connection to a hedge fund scam. He has been arrested and is in FBI custody. Oct 26, 2011
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Mass Rape in Kashmir: SHRC Calls for Fresh Probe

The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has called for a fresh probe into a decade-old alleged mass rape incident in two villages in Jammu and Kashmir. The government has been asked by the SHRC to set up a special team to re-investigate claims that as many as 31 Kashmiri women were raped by members of the Indian Army in 1991. Oct 25, 2011
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Armed Forces Special Power Act: Ajit Seth Meets Omar Abdullah

A high-level team from the Centre has met with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, and his top bureaucrats, to resolve issues regarding the proposed withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from selected areas in the state. Oct 24, 2011
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AFSPA, DAA to be Revoked in J&K: Omar

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has assured the people of the state that the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act and the Disturbed Areas Act would be revoked in some parts of the state very soon. Oct 21, 2011

Former Karnataka CM Surrenders, Sent to Jail

Former chief minister of Karnataka B S Yeddyurappa surrendered before a session court judge and was remanded to judicial custody on Saturday as the court rejected his bail plea. Oct 15, 2011
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Supreme Court Affords Kasab Chance to Defend Himself

In a landmark verdict that upholds the spirit of democracy in the country, the Supreme Court of India has stayed the death sentence previously given, by a Mumbai Trial Court and upheld by the Bombay High Court, to Ajmal Amir Kasab, 24. Oct 10, 2011

Bollywood and Controversy: A Rundown of Some Controversial Films

Bollywood films on controversial subjects and with scenes that fall afoul of India's Central Board of Film Certification are nothing new. Most recently, Pankaj Kapoor's "Mausam" earned the wrath of the Indian Air Force (IAF), who demanded the deletion and re-working of certain scenes. Oct 2, 2011

Pak Filmmakers Seek Curbs on Bollywood Movies

In a bid to combat the supremacy of Bollywood films in Pakistan, a petition was filed in a Lahore court by Pakistani filmmakers demanding a curb on the screening of films from India. Sep 28, 2011
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Protesting AFSPA: People Extend Support to Irom Sharmila

In a bid to create nationwide awareness about the decade long fast launched by Manipuri social activist Irom Sharmila Chanu against the Arm Forces Special Power Act- 1958(AFSPA) silent protests were organized in Bangalore and New Delhi. Sep 25, 2011