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Two years of Modi sarkar: Here’s what the BJP govt’s key ministers have to say

As the Modi government completes two years in power, here is look at what key ministers from the Union Cabinet have to say.

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Govt releases draft model rules for implementation of Juvenile Justice Act

The case was highlighted as the accused teenager who was short of 18 years, had allegedly drove his father’s Mercedes over 32-year-old Siddharth Sharma on April 4.

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Maneka Gandhi: ‘It (women’s entry) is about religion, and I’m not sure the state should intrude’

Another game-changer will be the requirement to have panic buttons on all mobile phone by January 2017.

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Health card for compulsory health check-up of women: Maneka Gandhi

Gandhi put the onus of ensuring the annual check-up of women on their husbands, saying it is often the negligence on their part that aggravates the condition of a woman suffering from diseases such as cancer or TB.

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‘Priyadarshini’ scheme closed, no work done on ground, says Maneka Gandhi

The idea behind the scheme, the minister said, was to train women to become self sufficient and start Self Help Groups, “but this did not happen.”

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Maneka Gandhi cites Sonia’s example on how to check corruption

Narrates incident when Cong chief stopped relative from using name to benefit self.

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‘Shaktiman’ was an officer on duty, arrest the person responsible for his death: Maneka Gandhi

The horse had lost its leg after it was brutally beaten during clashes between BJP protesters and the police on March 14.

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Criminalising marital rape: Will Maneka Gandhi be heard?

There is no dearth of expert opinion supporting Maneka Gandhi on criminalising marital rape, but successive governments have chosen the path of least resistance by simply ignoring them.

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Govt mulling criminalising marital rape

Earlier, the Home Ministry had sought the Law Commission’s opinion on the matter during the course of its comprehensive review of the criminal justice system.

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Maneka Gandhi writes to Naveen Patnaik on illegal detention of cow protection activist

In a strongly worded letter to Naveen, Gandhi alleged that animal welfare activist Tirtha Kumar Sahu in Rayagada district was arrested and tortured by the Rayagada district collector.

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Maneka Gandhi wanted two reporters on blacklist, Govt said no such rule

Reuters ran the ministry’s denial on October 20 while maintaining that it stood by the “fairness and accuracy of its story”.

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Marital rape: Maneka Gandhi says need data to make it criminal offence

Section 375 of IPC, which deals with rape, makes an exception for such instances within marriages. It holds that “sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under 15 years of age, is not rape”.

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Maneka Gandhi demands BJP MLA’s expulsion for attack on horse

A day after Uttarakhand BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi was booked for attacking a horse, Union Minister and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi today said she has written to the party demanding his expulsion.

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Marital rape: Can the govt shirk away from its responsibility by blaming poverty?

Marital rape: India shares the hall of shame with China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia that do not criminalise the act.

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‘Concept of marital rape can’t be applied in Indian context’: Maneka Gandhi

The government remains unconvinced about criminalising marital rape as Maneka Gandhi told Rajya Sabha on Thursday that a country like India is not ready for the change due to factors like poverty, illiteracy and religious beliefs.