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  • BBC Chief gets death threat over decision to drop 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson Yesterday

    London: The chief of the BBC has reportedly received death threats after his decision to sack the network's popular motoring-show host Jeremy Clarkson, forcing the Scotland Yard to investigate the claims. The Metropolitan Police said they were investigating the alleged death threats made to director-general Tony Hall by email on...
  • India's Daughter: Gangrape convict's voice can be found in drawing rooms across India, says BBC March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The co-producer of the banned BBC Documentary 'India's Daughter' on Friday defended the decision to interview one of the December 16 gang-rape convicts saying his "voice" could be found in "many drawing rooms" across the country and should not be treated in isolation. Dibang, who produced the film along...
  • Women lawyers move SC against December 16 gangrape case advocates March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: An association of women lawyers on Friday mentioned in the Supreme court a petition seeking action against two advocates for making derogatory remarks on women in a BBC documentary on December 16 gangrape case. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu said it would hear the matter...
  • Delhi HC to hear plea to put December 16 gangrape documentary CD on record March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on Wednesday a plea seeking to place before it a copy of the controversial documentary on the December 16 gangrape case. The application to place a CD of the video and other documents was mentioned before a bench of justices...
  • Independent filmmaker arrested for screening banned documentary March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: An independent filmmaker who allegedly screened the controversial documentary featuring an interview of a December 16, 2012, gangrape convict despite orders prohibiting the same was arrested by police. Police on Saturday had registered an FIR in this connection under Section 188 of IPC (disobedience to order duly promulgated by...
  • India's ban on gangrape documentary will 'not last very long': Leslee Udwin March 10, 2015

    New York: India's ban on the BBC gangrape documentary will "not last very long" as the country's courts "are not puppets" of the government and civilised values will return, the British filmmaker behind the controversial film has said. "My prediction is that the ban will not last very long at all...
  • Nirbhaya case: German Ambassador says BBC documentary trying to show reality March 9, 2015

    Reacting to the ban on BBC documentary on the Nirbhaya case, German Ambassador Michael Steiner on Monday said that it is encouraging that a debate over the ban is going on. ...
  • Commercial benefit from Nirbhaya documentary will stir up protest:Smriti Irani March 8, 2015

    Raipur: Expressing displeasure over the controversial BBC documentary 'India's Daughter', Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said that deriving "commercial benefits" out of a brutal incident would definitely trigger an outrage in the country. "I feel that the kind of outrage evoked after that (December 16, 2012 gangrape) incident, today...
  • A woman's body is her own, it shouldn't be violated: Advaita Kala sends out a strong message on International Women's Day, doesn't support ban on 'India's Daughter' March 8, 2015

    Whether it was the 29-year-old Aisha Bhatia of 'Almost Single' or a pregnant Vidya Bagchi of 'Kahaani', author Advaita Kala was successful at creating two female characters that towers over everybody around them. They were both compelling and admirable, and that's precisely why they still remain important for her fans....
  • US premier of BBC documentary 'India's Daughter' to be attended by Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto March 7, 2015

    New York: The BBC documentary, depicting the aftermath of the brutal gangrape and murder of Nirbhaya in 2012, will have its US premier next week and will be attended by Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep and Frieda Pinto in a show of support for the film banned in India. The...
  • India's decision to ban Nirbhaya documentary has backfired: US group March 7, 2015

    New York: A prominent writers group in the US has said the Indian government's decision to ban the British Broadcasting Corporation documentary on the Delhi gangrape incident has "backfired" as attempts to suppress the film have given rise to a broader debate on issues of women's rights and freedom of...
  • Nirbhaya documentary: Government probes if BBC filmmaker misled authorities March 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Whether Leslie Udwin, the British filmmaker who made the BBC documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang-rape, had misled government authorities would only be clear after the probe into this concludes, an official said. A home ministry official, who did not want to be named said on Friday that...
  • Government sends legal notice to BBC March 6, 2015

    YouTube has blocked the access to the controversial Nirbhaya documentary. The government has sent a legal notice to the BBC. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "We had requested BBC not to air the documentary but they have gone ahead. We'll look into the legalities and take appropriate action." ...
  • US support India's efforts to address gender-based violence March 6, 2015

    Washington: The US on Thursday said it supports Indian efforts to address "gender-based violence" in the aftermath of the horrific rape and murder of Nirbhaya, but refused to comment on the latest controversy surrounding the BBC's documentary on the issue. "We have not seen the documentary in question and cannot comment...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 5, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 5, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Ban on Nirbhaya documentary: Ravi Shankar Prasad says Modi government respects freedom of press March 5, 2015

    Reacting on the government move on the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter', Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "The government headed by Narendra Modi fully respects the freedom of press and the freedom of articulation of views." ...
  • Is banning of Nirbhaya film a regressive step? March 5, 2015

    After government's request, video sharing website YouTube has removed the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter' in the country. The YouTube link in India gives the message, "This content is not available on this country domain due to a court order." ...
  • News 360: BBC airs controversial documentary 'India's Daughter', government servers legal notice March 5, 2015

    Government has asked video sharing website YouTube to remove the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape, saying that it is a very sensitive matter. Despite the Indian Government's protest, BBC went ahead and released the documentary on Wednesday night in the UK and also uploaded it on the YouTube. ...
  • Nirbhaya's father now objects to documentary 'India's Daughter' March 5, 2015

    Ballia: The family of Delhi gangrape victim has taken a strong exception to making public of their daughter's name in the BBC documentary and has warned of taking legal action in this connection. "Despite clearly telling them not to make the name and photo of our daughter public, they have...
  • Ban on 'India's Daughter': Writer Ruchir Joshi says ban on documentary won't any effect seriously March 5, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Writer Ruchir Joshi said, "There was no problem seeing it and it was very clear, sound was very good, image was very clear. It's not the ban that can be put an effect seriously because YouTube may ban it but there are 100 different...
  • YouTube blocks access to BBC documentary Nirbhaya in India March 5, 2015

    After government's request, video sharing website YouTube has removed the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter' in the country. The YouTube link in India gives the message, "This content is not available on this country domain due to a court order." ...
  • Nirbhaya documentary ban: India trying to muzzle free speech, says BBC filmmaker Leslee Udwin March 5, 2015

    London: Unfazed by the controversy, the British filmmaker behind the BBC documentary on the Delhi gangrape incident on Thursday accused the Indian government of trying to "muzzle free speech" by banning its telecast in India. Leslee Udwin's 'Storyville: India's Daughter' was due to be aired in the UK on Sunday to...
  • Chetan Bhagat says Nirbhaya documentary a must-watch March 5, 2015

    Reacting on the BBC's documentary on the Nirbhaya case, author Chetan Bhagat said that it's a much watch documentary. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Bhagat said, "Forget ban, I would say it's a must watch." ...
  • After government's request, YouTube takes off Nirbhaya documentary 'India's daughter' in India March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: After government's request, video sharing website YouTube has removed the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter' in the country. The YouTube link in India gives the message, "This content is not available on this country domain due to a court order." The government had asked the...
  • Ban it to make it go viral: Twitter reacts to BBC's documentary 'India's Daughter' March 5, 2015

    By now, anyone with a decent internet connection should have seen the documentary that has been causing so much controversy. 'India's Daughter' has brought in front of us that mirror that reflected exactly where we have failed as a nation; to stop the rise of rape culture. It was a...
  • Government asks YouTube to remove BBC documentary on gangrape March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has asked video sharing website YouTube to remove the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape, saying that it is a very sensitive matter. Despite the Indian Government's protest, BBC went ahead and released the documentary on Wednesday night in the UK and also uploaded it on the...
  • Don't shoot the messenger: Why we need to watch BBC's banned documentary 'India's Daughter' March 5, 2015

    At the fag end of BBC's much discussed and now banned documentary 'India's Daughter' defence lawyer Anil Singh points out "There are some 250 cases of murders and rapes against some of sitting members of the parliament registered in court. No one takes note of those? Why only take action...
  • Reactions pour in as outcry over Nirbhaya documentary continues March 5, 2015

    While the government is mulling to take legal action against BBC after it aired the the Nirbhaya Documentary, sources say that Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj where the two discussed the issue. Sources claim that no diplomatic efforts were made to stop the screening...
  • Government mulls legal action against BBC for airing Nirbhaya documentary in UK March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is now mulling legal action against British Broadcasting Corporation after it aired the Nirbhaya documentary on the 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder case in UK. Sources said the government's effort to stop the BBC telecast were on till late Wednesday night and Home Minister Rajnath Singh...