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YouTube blocks access to BBC documentary

New Delhi , March 5

YouTube Thursday blocked access to the controversial BBC documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang rape, citing court orders.

Iraqi forces continue advance to free Salahudin province

Baghdad , March 5

Iraqi security forces on Thursday continued their advance to free key cities and towns in Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin from the Islamic State (IS) militants, as the troops foiled sporadic counter attacks by the militants, a provincial security source said.

President to inaugurate 'Festival of Innovations'

New Delhi , March 5

President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a week-long 'Festival of Innovations' at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday as part of his efforts to create an ecosystem to boost innovations in India.

Activists oppose ban on 'India's Daughter'

New Delhi , March 5

Women activists on Thursday strongly opposed the blanket ban on a BBC documentary titled "India's Daughter" on the December 16, 2012 gang rape of a young woman in Delhi, arguing that the "knee-jerk" reaction constitutes an attack on freedom of expression.

Bangladeshi smugglers attack BSF patrol party, three injured

Kolkata , March 5

Two BSF troopers and a Bangladeshi smuggler were injured on Thursday when a gang of smugglers attacked a BSF patrol party along the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.

Indian national arrested for blasphemous Facebook post

Riyadh , March 5

The Indian consulate in Jeddah has confirmed the arrest of an Indian in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting a blasphemous image of the Kaaba on his Facebook page, media reported Thursday.

Key points of judgment in Haryana teachers recruitment scam

New Delhi

The Delhi High Court on Thursday upheld a 10-year jail term for former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala in the illegal teacher recruitment case dating to 2000. It also upheld the conviction of other accused.

Uber rape victim 'traumatised' due to delay in trial

New Delhi , March 5

The 25-year-old woman executive who was allegedly raped by a driver of the Uber cab company is "traumatised" due to the undue delay in court proceedings, a close associate said Thursday.

Government serves legal notice to BBC over documentary

New Delhi , March 5

The government on Thursday served legal notice to the BBC over its broadcast of a controversial documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang rape, saying the broadcaster "violated the contract on various fronts".

Safe Holi for foreign tourists in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer

Jaipur , March 5

Police in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer have decided to take action against those found bothering, troubling or disturbing a women foreign tourist in the name of Holi.