Tuesday Evening News Brief, November 28

Tuesday evening brief Nov 28 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
Ivanka Trump today said Indian economy can grow by over $150 billion in the next three years if it was able to close the labour force gender gap by half. Ivanka showered lavish praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, and said the PM is building India as a thriving economy – a beacon of democracy – and a symbol of hope to the world. “What you are achieving is truly extraordinary,” Ivanka said, adding that India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and has a true friend in the White House. Read
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The father of the Kerala woman, at the centre of the alleged ‘love jihad’ case has welcomed the Supreme Court decision allowing her to continue her studies. Hadiya’s father K M Ashokan said he believed in one religion and one god but could not have a terrorist in the family. “Hadiya does not have any idea about Syria, where she wanted to go after converting to Islam,” Ashokan said, adding that he was not worried about her security in Salem as she was now under the protection and observation of the apex court. Ashokan also said he would go to Salem and meet her as and when necessary as the court had allowed him to do so.
National team skipper Virat Kohli has demanded a greater share of India’s growing cricket wealth for players ahead of contract talks this week. A senior board official said that “the players want a raise” and Kohli will lead the talks with former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and current coach Ravi Shastri. They will meet BCCI administrator Vinod Rai in New Delhi to discuss pay and the packed cricket calendar which Kohli has also criticised. “It’s always healthy to be transparent and that’s what BCCI is trying to be. Kohli and the players are always welcome to put their point across,” the official added.
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The Supreme Court today said that people holding public office should refrain from passing remarks till ‘Padmavati’ is cleared by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). A three-judge bench said that the statements made by people holding responsible posts are unwarranted and would create disharmony, and is against principles of law. The apex court dismissed a plea seeking criminal prosecution of producers and director of ‘Padmavati’ and slammed the petitioner for filing a “frivolous petition”.
India’s telecom regulator Trai (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) today issued its recommendations on net neutrality and said the internet is an ‘open platform’. The regulator said internet service providers should not engage in any discriminatory treatment of content, which basically translates to the Trai seeking to bar any practice where selected content is blocked, degraded, slowed down or granted preferential speeds. Licensees or service providers should be prohibited from entering into any arrangement that has the effect of discriminatory treatment of content, Trai said in its recommendations.
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