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India blocks Fifty Shades of Grey

The Hollywood movie has been banned in India
India's censor board has blocked the release of "Fifty Shades of Grey" despite being shown a toned-down version of the erotic movie.   The chief executive of the powerful Central Board of Film Certification, said the US film had not received clearance but could try again.   "It did not pass, but it is not unusual as many...




Indian home minister to investigate rape documentary

INDIA'S home minister said on Wednesday (March 4) he would investigate how a film crew managed to interview a death row convict who expressed no remorse for his part in the fatal gang rape of a woman in New Delhi in 2012, an attack that sparke More News »

Delhi rape victim's father urges viewing of documentary

The father of a woman who died after a savage gang-rape in Delhi said he thought everyone should watch a documentary about the attack broadcast by the BBC but banned in India.   The BBC brought forward its screening of More News »

Widows paint Vrindavan red as India celebrates Holi

REVELLERS have begun painting the town red across India at the start of riotous celebrations to mark the spring festival of Holi, including in a town usually associated with grief as a so-called “city of widows”. Holi, also known More News »

Modi offers help for Indian Ocean nations to rein in China

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will offer island nations in the Indian Ocean a broad range of military and civilian assistance next week in a bid to wrest back some of the influence China has gained by spending billions of dollars in the region. More News »
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