Indian news on March 20, 2016

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

  • NEW DELHI-Censor Board term extended:: The Union Information and Broadcasting ministry has given an extension to the Shyam Bengal led panel that is looking into the overall functioning of the censor board. Sources said that the committee is now expected to submit its report on the overhaul of Central Board of Film Certification by the end of April this year. The committee was constituted by the I&B ministry has given extension after it sought more time to analyze in depth the feedback it had received and to come out with a report.
  • Vedanta plans LCD plant launch in 2018:: The Vedanta Group’s $10 billion LCD screen plant will start production in 2018 according to Chairman Anil Agarwal. This will the largest investment made in setting up of an electronics plant in India. It will be operated by Twinstar Display Technologies and will not fall under any of the Vedanta Group Companies and the proposed unit will be operated by Twinstar, he said.
  • JALAUN (UP)-Girl films rape by her father:: A man was arrested for allegedly raping his 18 year old daughter for four years at a rented accommodation on Sunday. A complaint was registered by the police on Friday by the victim after she recorded a visual clip as her mother refused to believe that she was being raped by her father. The victim said that her father was sexually abusing her for the last four years. Whenever, I informed my mother, she did not believe me and then I made a video clip to prove myself’, she said. The victim was pursing a course in nursing and stayed with her sister and father in a rented house.
  • SRINAGAR-Soldier found in 12 feet snow:: The Army Jawan who went missing after he and another soldier was swept away by an avalanche in frontier Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir earlier this week has been found dead. His lifeless body was pulled from snow by the rescuers on Sunday.
  • MYSORE-Mysore Silk saris to costlier following excise duty on gold:: Following the imposition of Central Excise duty on gold, the Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation is worried over the impact of the one per cent duty imposed on gold jewellery. The KSIC sold 74,000 Mysore Silk saris worth Rs.146 crore. We had bought gold zari worth Rs.30 crore to Rs.35 crore last year, said KSIC Chairman D. Basavaraj. He said that the zari used in saris manufactured at the factory in Mysuru contains 0.65 per cent pure gold while the remainder is made up of silver, silk and copper. He said that pure gold comprises 0.65 grams while silver constitutes 65 grams and the rest is copper and silk, he said.

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