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Moily: sexual assault law will be stringent

In the backdrop of Ruchika Girhotra molestation case, the Union law and justice ministry is working on the Sexual Offences (Special Courts) 2010 Bill which aims to fast-track cases of sexual offences. The proposed law stipulate that investigation in such cases be completed within six months to an year, and also proposes to make punishment for cases of sexual assault on women more stringent.

Classes at four new IIMCs soon

In an effort to fulfil the growing demands of qualified and trained media professionals from the industry, the Union information and broadcasting ministry has proposed to begin classes at the four new proposed Indian Institutes of Mass Communications from the next academic session (2011-12). The four IIMCs are proposed to be located in Mizoram, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra and Kerala.

Proposal blocked by law ministry

The Union law and justice ministry has blocked the proposed Nyaya Panchayat Bill, put forth by the panchayati raj ministry, on the ground that it went against constitutional provisions.

I&B to begin digitising AIR, DD archives

The Union information and broadcasting ministry has decided to initiate the process of digitisation of archives of All India Radio and Doordarshan. I&B minister Ambika Soni is understood to have instructed the ministry

HRD education corporation for underpriveleged soon

May 11: Union human resources development ministry’s plan to establish a National Higher Education Funding Corporation, to fulfil UPA government’s agenda to provide accessibility to

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