WION evening news brief, January 8, 2018

Deepika featuring in the movie Padmavat. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 08, 2018, 01.30 PM (IST)

After FIR against journalist, government says committed to freedom of press

After a police complaint against a journalist of the Tribune for an expose on the breach of privacy of Aadhaar details, the government today clarified that it is committed to the freedom of the press.

Confirmed: Padmavat to release on January 25

The date is finally confirmed. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Padmavat is all set to release in the theatre on January 25th, 2018. The controversial film got its censor certificate earlier last week and now the makers have planned to release the film in January and cash in on the extended weekend. 

Rajasthan government says 'Padmavat' will not be released in state

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much-awaited epic period drama Padmavat has been banned from release in Rajasthan. The state Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria confirmed the news.  

Supreme Court to review 2013 verdict on criminalising gay sex

The Supreme Court has decided to "refer to a larger bench" a plea that seeks to decriminalise gay sex.

Opposed to US 'finger pointing' at Pakistan on terror-related issues: China

China today said it is opposed to the US "finger pointing" at Pakistan and linking it with terrorism, insisting that the responsibility of cracking down on terror outfits cannot be placed on a particular country.