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Hindu group calls for shutdown in Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  A Hindu group on Saturday called for a shutdown in Kerala following the "detention" of few religious leaders the previous night from the Sabarimala temple premises.

Protests, shutdown in Kerala as Sabarimala opens for 2-month pilgrimage

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Devotees complained of difficulties due to the heavy restrictions at the Sabarimala temple which opened for darshan at 5 am today amid a shutdown call by rightwing outfits over the detention of protesters and a Hindu woman leader.

Gender activist Trupti Desai stuck at Cochin airport

KOCHI: Gender activist Trupti Desai and six other women, who arrived here on Friday to visit the Sabarimala temple amid strong protests by Hindu activists, are stuck at the airport.

Gender activist Trupti Desai stuck at Cochin airport

KOCHI:  Gender activist Trupti Desai and six other women, who arrived here on Friday to visit the Sabarimala temple amid strong protests by Hindu activists, are stuck at the airport.

Activist Trupti Desai headed to Sabarimala stuck at Kochi airport for 5 hours, cops helpless

 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Women’s rights activist Trupti Desai, who arrived in Kerala’s Kochi early on Friday to visit the Sabarimala temple, was blocked by angry protesters who laid a siege to the airport.

AAP, BJP activists clash at Signature Bridge opening

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the inauguration of the Signature Bridge over the Yamuna, BJP and AAP activists clashed here on Sunday, with Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari attacking AAP workers and punching a policeman who intervened.

Sabarimala temple open to all: High Court

KOCHI / THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala High Court (Devasom Bench) on Monday ruled that the Sabarimala temple was not only for Hindus but it had a tradition of welcoming people from all faiths.

Mumbai Congress protests outside CBI office

MUMABI: Thousands of Congress activists on Friday staged a noisy protest outside the CBI office in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) here, shouting anti-government slogans following the move to strip CBI Director Alok Verma of his powers.

Haryana govt spends Rs 80,000 per day on CM Khattar’s air travel

ROHTAK: The BJP government in Haryana has splurged about Rs 80,000 per day on chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s inland air travel since October 2014 when he took over the reins of the state.

Sabarimala day 3: Head priest’s ultimatum forces 2 women to return without entering temple

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amid high drama, two women – a journalist and an activist – were forced to return from within 500 metres of the Sabarimala temple Friday after its chief priest threatened to shut it down if they entered the shrine dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. 

Protests near Sabarimala turn violent, 2 female journalists injured

KERALA: Police used lathis after protesters opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple turned violent and attacked journalists covering the stand-off here on Wednesday.

Sabarimala temple case: Kerala tense as hill shrine set to open today, protesters evicted

KERALA: Tension mounted in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta as police used force to evict protesters opposing the entry of women of menstrual age into the hill shrine in Sabarimala, which is set to open for devotees on Wednesday, the first time after the Supreme Court verdict which allowed women of all ages access the Lord Ayyappa temple.

None will be stopped from going to Sabarimala: Police chief

NILACKAL (KERALA): Kerala Police chief Loknath Behra on Wednesday said no one will be stopped from going to Sabarimala as the chief priest of the Lord Ayyappa temple announced that women from the royal and tantri families will take part in the prayers.

Will soon arrive at Sabarimala: Gender activist Trupti Desai

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amidst strong sentiments against the Supreme Court's verdict allowing women in the 10-50 age group into the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala, gender equality activist Trupti Desai said on Saturday that she was still determined to visit it.

Dalit activist Teltumbde targets Modi, Rahul

PANAJI: Dalit activist Anil Teltumbde, whose campus residence in Goa was raided as part of the Pune police probe into violence at Bhima Koregaon in August this year, alleged on Friday that "whenever Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity declines, the police discover a plot to assassinate him".

Vyapam case: FIR ordered against Digvijay, Kamal Nath, Scindia

BHOPAL:  A Special Court here has ordered an FIR against Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kamal Nath and Vyapam scam whistleblower Prashant Pandey on a petition filed by BJP's legal cell advocate Santosh Sharma.

Bengal Bandh: BJP called shutdown hits normal life

KOLKATA:  Rail-blockades in many stations and sporadic incidents across West Bengal districts partially hit normal life in a 12-hour called shutdown by the BJP on Wednesday.

Win 2019 and remain in power for next 50 years: Shah

NEW DELHI: With slogans of "Ajeya Bharat" and "Atal Bhajapa" the two-day BJP National Executive concluded here on Sunday not only pledging to return to power in 2019 but also to remain there for the next 50 years on the basis of performance and its organisational strength.

Government has no space in bedrooms: Tharoor

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor on Thursday described the Supreme Court decision decriminalising homosexuality as a "dawn of freedom" as the "government has no space in bedrooms".

Thackeray wants ban on BJP MLA for objectionable remarks on women

MUMBAI: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday demanded stringent action against Mumbai Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ram Kadam for his reported objectionable remarks on women.

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