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Commission headed by “Justice Usha Mehra” to opine measures to make Delhi safe for women

image In response to furor and protest against the incidence of the gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi, the Union Cabinet set up a Commission of Inquiry which will be headed by the former Delhi High Court judge, Justice Usha Mehra. It will also suggest steps to make Delhi and the NCR safer for women. to identify lapses and fix responsibility for the incident.

The Justice Mehra Commission will be in addition to a three-member panel headed by the former Chief Justice of India, J.S. Verma. The committee will recommend amendments in law to provide for speedier trial and rigorous punishment in “aggravated sexual assault” cases amid demands for death penalty.

The Centre rejected control of the Delhi police to the Delhi government saying the responsibility of law and order in the capital should remain with the Union government. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had demanded greater authority over city police after alleging that police officers had interfered in the recording of statement of the victim.


Government to digitize cable TV network in 38 more cities

Phase-2 of the campaign to digitize the cable TV network in India has been started by The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. In the phase0-2, 38 cities in 15 states will be covered by March 31, 2013.

Earlier, the digitization was completed in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata on October 31, 2012, while in Chennai the deadline has been extended till November 9, 2012 by the Madras High Court.