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  • Delhi High Court refuses to pass order on prosecution of Nirbhaya documentary maker April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to pass an order for prosecution of BBC and the British director of the controversial documentary on December 16 gangrape case, saying that a PIL is already pending before another bench in which the same issue has been raised. A bench of...
  • Snapshot: Sachin Tendulkar engrossed in preparation of docu-feature on his life April 23, 2015

    Sachin Tendulkar proudly displaying his treasured personal belongings to the film's director James Erskine during the shoot of his docu-feature movie. The film has gone on floors and the producer Ravi Bhagchandka from production house '200 Not Out', plans to release it in cinemas next year. The title of the...
  • Delhi High Court refuses plea to lift ban on airing BBC gangrape documentary April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined an interim prayer of a law student seeking lifting of ban on telecasting the controversial BBC documentary on the December 16 gangrape case convict's interview. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also observed that the Information...
  • Amy Winehouse ponders fame in the trailer of a new documentary April 3, 2015

    Los Angeles: The first trailer for a documentary on the life and music of late British singer Amy Winehouse has been released. The teaser for "Amy: The Girl Behind the Name", set for release on July 3, features early footage of Winehouse talking about how her music career was born and...
  • Giriraj Singh no better than a rapist, says Nirbhaya documentary director Leslee Udwin April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: There is no end to the row over Union Minister Giriraj Singh's racist comments. Strongly objecting to comments by ministers, controversial British filmmaker Leslee Udwin who directed the documentary on Nirbhaya said that Singh is "no better than a rapist". "This really sickens me. The hypocrisy of mini mouthed,...
  • DD documentary on Mrinal Sen handed over to filmmaker April 2, 2015

    Kolkata: As part of its tribute to India's living legends, Doordarshan has made a documentary on legendary film maker Mrinal Sen, the DVD of which was handed to the nonagenarian movie maker here on Wednesday. Titled 'Celebrating Mrinal Sen', the four-episode documentary is primarily based on conversations between the maestro and...
  • Nirbhaya documentary: SC seeks reply from advocates of accused March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from two advocates, representing the December 16 gangrape convicts, against whom a women lawyers body has sought action for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women in a BBC documentary on the case. "We have heard the argument, pleadings and grievances urged...
  • 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...
  • 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine' - Watch a clip from the much discussed documentary March 17, 2015

    Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney's documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine premiered at the film festival at SXSW that had several tech-related movies debuting. The film that examines the Apple co-founder's legacy has ignited a lot of debate and discussion since it screening.The film, according to reviews, takes a...
  • President Vladimir Putin: Russia prepared raising nuclear readiness over Crimea March 15, 2015

    Moscow: Russia was ready to bring its nuclear weapons into a state of alert during last year's tensions over the Crimean Peninsula and the overthrow of Ukraine's president, President Vladimir Putin said in remarks aired on Sunday. Putin also expanded on a previous admission that the well-armed forces in unmarked uniforms...
  • 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...
  • Indian man's answer to 'India's Daughter' is 'United Kingdom's Daughters', a film on rapes in UK March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: After the broadcast of a BBC documentary by Leslee Udwin 'India's Daughter' which deals with the brutal and horrific gangrape, and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student popularly called Nirbhaya, the world is looking at India as a 'country of rapists'. The documentary shows the convicted rapists and...
  • Delhi HC refuses to lift ban on Nirbhaya documentary 'India's Daughter' March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to lift the ban to broadcast Nirbhaya Documentary 'India's daughter' on December 16, 2012 gangrape incident. The PIL filed by lawyer Vibhor Anand sought lifting of the ban on the telecast of the documentary. The High Court has re-notified the matter to...
  • Wrong to ban rape documentary, says Kiran Bedi March 11, 2015

    Washington: Former top cop and BJP leader Kiran Bedi has said that the controversial BBC documentary on the Delhi gang rape case need not have been banned by the government without watching and analysing it, as it meets the "needs of crime prevention strategies" in chauvinistic segments of Indian society. The...
  • Nirbhaya's friend, who was with her on the fateful night, calls 'India's Daughter' a fake film March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: While the British filmmaker Leslee Udwin claims that her documentary on the horrific Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, 'India's Daughter', accurately depicts what happened on the night of December 16, 2012, the sole witness to the barbaric assault on the 23-year-old woman called the film "fake". Backing the...
  • 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...
  • German professor rejects Indian intern due to 'rape problem' March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: An Indian student's internship request was rejected by a professor in Germany citing "rape problem" in India, prompting a sharp reaction from the German envoy to India who condemned it saying India was not a "country of rapists". Professor Beck-Sickinger of Leipzig University in Free State of Saxony had...
  • Delhi High Court refuses urgent hearing of PIL to lift ban on Nirbhaya documentary March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to give urgent hearing to a PIL seeking lifting of the ban on telecast of a controversial documentary featuring an interview of one of the four convicts in the December 16 gangrape case. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and Vibhu Bakhru...
  • 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...
  • 'Don't ban what we don't like to hear' March 8, 2015

    So there's a petition that was circulated a while back, to take legal action against the lawyers who defended the rapists in the Nirbhaya case. I would like to explain why I have NOT signed it - and why I am unwilling to. 1. Although I cannot by any measure understand...
  • 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....
  • PIL in Delhi High Court seeks lifting of ban on December 16 gangrape documentary March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking lifting of the ban on telecast of the controversial documentary featuring an interview of one of the convicts of the December 16 gangrape case. A Delhi court had on March 4 said that its order restraining broadcasting of...
  • 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...
  • Shocked over show cause notice by Bar Council of India: Nirbhaya case defence lawyer ML Sharma March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bar Council of India has issued show cause notices to the two defence lawyers ML Sharma and AP Singh over their outrageous statements featured in the Nirbhaya documentary. They have been asked to reply in three weeks time. Expressing shock over Bar Council's action against him, lawyer ML...
  • Government embarrassed India by asking UK to ban Nirbhaya documentary, says Shashi Tharoor March 7, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor slammed the Narendra Modi government for asking the United Kingdom to ban Nirbhaya documentary on the December 16, 2012 gangrape-murder case. Tharoor said the government embarrassed the country by its move and all men should watch the documentary. The documentary made by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin...
  • 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...