Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Richa Dubey, wife of slain gangster Vikas Dubey, has sent a legal notice to the author of a book and the makers of a film on her husband's life.
Richa has sought a ban on any material based on her husband's life and the Bikru massacre in which eight policemen were allegedly killed on July 3 last year by Vikas and his men.
Vikas was killed in an encounter on July 10 after his arrest from Madhya Pradesh.
Richa has sent the notice through her lawyers and has said that if she did not receive a satisfactory reply within seven days, she would file a petition in the high court.
Richa's lawyers have also sought the intervention of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the matter.
Her lawyers said that the book and the film being made on the Bikru incident, sought to malign the image of her family.
The lawyers, Prabha Shankar Mishra and Rishabh Raj, told reporters that a book with the title "Main Kanpur Wala" was being written by one Mridul Kapil and a film based on this book, was under production.
The lawyers said that the film "Hanak", was being shot at various locations.
The lawyers said the biopic as well as the book, were a violation of Article 21 of the Constitution which protects the right to privacy.
Article 21 of the Indian constitution says that no person can be denied his right to life and personal freedom except through the process established by law.
"No permission was sought from Richa Dubey and other family members before writing the book or making the film. This is an infringement of one's right to privacy. The family came to know about this only when the trailer of the film was released. The film is being made by Mohan Nagar and is being shot in Madhya Pradesh," the lawyers said.
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Singapore-based fund house, Bank Julius Baer, has upgraded India to overweight as it will be the fastest growing major economy in 2021.
"We change our stance on India from market-weight to overweight and see 15% upside from current levels with a Sensex price target of 58,450," it said in a note.
"An economic recovery is underway, and we look for 9% y/y GDP growth this year, followed by 7% next year. We look for earnings per share to grow on average over 25% over the next 3 years. It would be unprecedented for the stock market to fall in an environment of such strong growth," it added.
Scientists think "herd immunity" has been achieved in large parts of the country, which would explain why daily new cases have fallen from almost 100,000 in September to less than 15,000 presently.
Lockdowns are imposed still in specific areas that experience Covid outbreaks, but high frequency data shows that has not stopped a continuous recovery following the nation-wide lockdown from March to July of last year. For example, anonymized data gathered shows the mobility of people using Android-based smartphones is almost back to pre-Covid levels, it added.
An Initial Public Offering of LIC, India's largest insurer with $464 billion in assets, is planned for the second half of FY2022. The divestment of this company in particular will enable the government to manage its fiscal position.
The budget has set up a special purpose vehicle to sell the idle/non-core assets (especially land) of SOEs. Much of the idle land is well-situated and could be made productive, benefiting economic growth. Divestment of LIC and BPCL remains the key to meet the fiscal deficit target without compromising spending in FY22E, the research said.
With only the brief exception at the bottom of the Global Financial Crisis, in recent history India's stock market has always traded at a premium to its emerging market counterparts. The current premium of 40% is around the long-term average, it added