Activist Trupti Desai detained ahead of PM Modi’s Shirdi visit

Shirdi, Maharashtra: Activist Trupti Desai, a Pune-based activist was detained by Pune police Friday morning ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Shirdi. Desai, who is the chief of Bhumata Brigade, had written a letter to the Superintendent of Police, Ahmednagar, on Thursday seeking permission to meet Modi to discuss the Sabarimala issue, as per the reports. […]

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

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. Prayer services in the temple were disrupted for the first time with priests boycotting […]

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The eighth day of Navratri or Durga Puja celebrations

New Delhi: Durga Ashtami or Maha Ashtami is one of the most auspicious days of ten days long Durga Puja Festival. The eighth day of Navratri or Durga Puja celebrations is known as Durgashtami, or Durga Ashtami. It is believed that Goddess Kali appeared on this day from the forehead of Mother Durga and killed Chanda, Munda, and Rakthabija (the […]

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Kerala nun rape case: High court grants conditional bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal

KERALA: The Kerala High Court on Monday granted conditional bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is the accused in Kerala nun rape case for raping a Nun in his diocese on multiple occasions between 2014 and 2016. Granting the bail, the court directed the Bishop to surrender his passport and not to enter Kerala state except for appearing […]

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Tear in two all women who enter Sabarimala temple says Actor Kollam Thulasi

KERALA: The Kerala State Women’s Commission took a suo motu case against actor, Kollam Thulasi day after Malayali actor  said that women who enter Sabarimala Temple should be ripped into half. “Women coming to Sabarimala temple should be ripped into half,” the actor said while addressing a public gathering in Kerala’s Kollam city. He urged the people to chant […]

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Funds for Durga Puja committees: SC refuses to stay WB decision to grant Rs 28 crore

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday refused to stay the decision of the West Bengal government to grant 28 crore rupees Durga puja committees across the state. The court, however, refused to interfere with the decision, saying the amount must be distributed only through the state police. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta, however, […]

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Right-wing outfits close 400 meat shops in Gurgaon during Navaratri

GURUGRAM: Hindu organisations, including the Shiv Sena, allegedly shut down Over 500 meat and chicken shops  at different locations in Gurugram demanding that they remain closed during Navaratri.Around 300 members then started a march for the closure of the shops. The workers of right wing assembled at Palam Vihar and forced shut down of meat markets in Surat Nagar, Ashok […]

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A Kolkata Durga Puja pandal demanding social rights for sex workers

KOLKATA: Around this time every year, seems to be breaking new ground in various ways. In the streets leading up to the Ahiritola Jubakbrinda Durga Puja pandal in North-Kolkata has decided to lend their voice to an important social issue, the ordeal of sex workers. Those visiting the pandal will first travel through a road which adorns the 300-foot-long […]

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2004 grenade attack case: Former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia’s son gets life sentence, 19 get death

NEW DELHI: A court in Bangladesh sentenced a former minister to death on Wednesday  along with 18 others in connection with a grenade attack in 2004. The attack on an Awami League rally on August 21, 2004 targeted Hasina, that killed 24 people and injured 500 others, including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.  The then opposition leader Hasina survived the […]

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No Policeman Should Enter Puri Jagannath Temple With Weapons, Shoes: SC

NEW DELHI: Taking note of the October 3 violence in Odisha’s Puri Jagannath Temple Supreme Court Wednesday took and directed that no policeman should enter the temple premises with weapons and shoes. Nine policemen were injured as violence broke out during a 12-hour bandh called by a socio-cultural organisation, protesting introduction of a queue system for devotees visiting […]

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