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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

I&B ministry issues safety guidelines for cinema halls, norms soon for OTT platforms

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) on Sunday issued detailed safety guidelines in a bid to ensure that the permission to cinema halls to operate at full occupancy from February 1 does not lead to the spread of COVID-19. Union minister Prakash Javadekar said that the development will surely bring smiles for cinema lovers....

BJP accuses Congress of “cheap politics” after Sonia Gandhi’s remark on communal hatred

Stung by Sonia Gandhi accusing it of “spreading the virus of communal hatred” at a time it should be fighting the coronavirus, the ruling BJP on Thursday said the Congress president should not do “cheap politics”. “We are not creating communal divisions. We are unitedly fighting COVID-19. We request them to not do cheap politics....

Centre brings in ordinance to protect healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 battle from attacks

Attacks on healthcare workers will carry stringent punishment—jail term of up to seven years and a hefty fine—the government said on Wednesday as instances of such attacks spiralled across the country. In an executive order passed urgently this afternoon, hours after Union home minister Amit Shah declared the safety of medical personnel as “non-negotiable”, the...

Modi Cabinet Gives Approval to Raise Abortion Upper Limit to 24 Weeks for Vulnerable Women

The Modi government has taken a big step to make the abortion law easier in the country. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 which proposed extension of the maximum limit for abortion to 24 weeks from 20 weeks. Due to which the rape victims and minor women...