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Jan 09, 2018, 03:01 AM

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Going back on its earlier stand, the Central government requested the Supreme Court to recall its order that made playing of the National Anthem compulsory in cinema halls. The affidavit, submitted by the Ministry of Home Affairs, apprised the Court of setting up an Inter-Ministerial Committee to frame new guidelines on playing of the National Anthem after considering “wide ranging issues.”

The Supreme Court reignited the homosexuality debate, saying a Constitution Bench will review its 2013 judgment upholding the validity of Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises gay sex.

Manipur’s once-dreaded encounter specialist, head constable Herojit Singh has now moved the Supreme Court with a sensational disclosure that he was “witness to a large number of fake encounters in Manipur between 2003 and 2009”. Read this exclusive story here.

India were bundled out for 135 with Vernon Philander returning career-best figures of 6/42, as the visitors hurtled to a 72-run defeat against South Africa on Day 4 of the first Test in Cape Town. R Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (unbeaten on 13) though refused to give in without a fight as they put on 49 runs for the 8th wicket – the highest partnership in the Indian innings. But Ashwin’s dismissal (37), caught by Quinton de Kock off Vernon Philander’s bowling, ended any hope the Indians garnered of stretching the game further in the third session. Mohammed Shami (4) and Jasprit Bumrah (0) did not trouble the scorers much.

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah continued his war of words with his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath, asking him to read what Swami Vivekananda has to say on cow slaughter before questioning his credentials as a Hindu for “promoting beef”.

The CBI officials have said that the acquittal of former top executives of Finmeccanica and AgustaWestland -- Giuseppe Orsi and Bruno Spagnolini -- will have no bearing on the CBI case as it is based on an independent investigation with strong evidence.

Deepika Padukone-starrer Padmavat is set to hit the screens on January 25 after months of uncertainty and violent protests that led to the controversial film’s name being changed from ‘Padmavati’. However, the Rajasthan government has said that it won’t let the film release in the state.

A session court denied bail to a 16-year-old Ryan International student who has been accused of killing seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur in the school premises and is now being tried as an adult.

A research scholar at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) who had taken a break to visit his family in Kashmir, has instead joined militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, months after complaining of “harassment” by armed forces in a Facebook post.

It's no secret that our country is obsessed with fair complexion. Now, in an advertisement, Baba Ramdev's Patanjali announced that their ‘Beauty Cream’ will solve skin ailments like dark complexion. Uh oh.

It took Oprah Winfrey just one speech to tell sexual predators their time's up. At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, Winfrey made history as she became the first African American woman to be honoured with Cecil B. DeMille Award. And, then came her speech. What a win it was! Here are some of her best quotes.

Check out Golden Globe winner Aziz Ansari's CV here.

Here’s the complete list of winners in the Golden Globe Awards.

Welcoming the Uttar Pradesh government’s order on the removal of illegal loudspeakers from religious places, Muslim clerics have termed it a move in the interest of the nation.

A team of true-blue forest officers of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in Assam have made everyone proud after their first taste of action and success as two handlers and their four-legged colleague took the lead in nabbing wildlife criminals and battling illegal wildlife trade in the state.

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