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Monday, 4 February 2013

President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the sexual assault ordinance brought in by the government. Women's rights groups had asked the President not to sign the ordinance as they were not satisfied with it.


5.00pm:

BJP ministry faces survival test in Karnataka

The Karnataka legislature begins the last session of its five-year term Monday with the survival of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in doubt following large-scale desertions from the party.

The 10-day session has been called to enable Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar present his maiden budget on Feb 8. He took office six months ago to become BJP's third chief minister in its first rule in the state.

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4.20 pm:

President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the 
sexual assault ordinance brought in by the 
government. Women's rights groups had asked 
the President not to sign the ordinance as they 
were not satisfied with it. 

4.10 pm:

'Vishwaroopam' controversy: CBFC condemns allegations against board

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Sunday condemned the allegations made by Tamil Nadu Advocate General Navaneetha Krishnan in connection with the certification of Kamal Hasan's film "Vishwaroopam".


"The Central Board of Film Certification would like to put it on record for all concerned that every action taken/procedure followed by CBFC for certifying 'Vishwaroopam' or any other film has been done in accordance with the Act and Rules framed by Parliament," the board said in a statement.