Sabarimala temple protests: BJP circular reveals carefully planned operation resulted in arrest of 70 persons on Sunday

Sabarimala temple protests: BJP circular reveals carefully planned operation resulted in arrest of 70 persons on Sunday

The protest that led to the arrest of 70 persons at Sabarimala on Sunday night was part of a carefully planned and executed operation by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to implement its political agenda in Kerala, if a secret...
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Sabarimala row: Union minister KJ Alphons accuses Kerala govt of turning temple into ‘war zone’, treating pilgrims as ‘dacoits’

Sabarimala row: Union minister KJ Alphons accuses Kerala govt of turning temple into ‘war zone’, treating pilgrims as ‘dacoits’

Nilackal/Pamba (Kerala): Union minister Alphons Kannanthanam Monday hit out at the Kerala government for turning the Sabarimala temple complex into a “war zone” and treating the pilgrims like “dacoits”. “They have imposed Section ...
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Nissan chief to be ousted for ‘misconduct’

Nissan chief to be ousted for ‘misconduct’

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Carlos Ghosn is head of the Alliance, which includes Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Carlos Ghosn, the chairman of Japanese car giant Nissan, has been arrested over claims of financial misconduct. Mr Ghosn, a towering f...
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Hong Kong activists on trial for pioneering the ‘Umbrella’ protests

Hong Kong activists on trial for pioneering the ‘Umbrella’ protests

Image copyright EPAImage caption The nine were met by more than a hundred supporters outside the court Nine pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have pleaded not guilty in a trial seen as a test of judicial independence from Beijing. They...
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Tribal sugarcane farmers in Chhattisgarh’s Surguja banking on Congress to end human-elephant conflict in district

Tribal sugarcane farmers in Chhattisgarh’s Surguja banking on Congress to end human-elephant conflict in district

It had appeared to be a normal day for 64-year-old Juthel Das. He had hopped onto his bike in the morning to head to his farmland 3 kilometres from home. He worked through the day and had been peacefully riding...
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Sheikh Hasina: Lawsuit threat over Bangladesh PM ‘tail’ error

Sheikh Hasina: Lawsuit threat over Bangladesh PM ‘tail’ error

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The film follows Sheikh Hasina’s life and career A supporter of Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina has threatened to sue a cinema over a spelling error that inadvertently said she had a “tail”. The Blockbuster c...
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Apec summit ends without statement over US-China division

Apec summit ends without statement over US-China division

Image copyright AFPImage caption US VP Pence (3rd right) and China’s Xi did not appear together in Apec leaders pictures An Asian economic summit has ended without a formal leaders’ statement for the first time because of US-China divisions over...
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Sabarimala row: Trupti Desai’s attempt to enter temple indeed a ‘grave provocation’, but only to status quo

Sabarimala row: Trupti Desai’s attempt to enter temple indeed a ‘grave provocation’, but only to status quo

By Nisha Susan I read Sreemoy Talukdar’s essay in Firstpost on Trupti Desai’s entry into the Sabarimala fray and nodded several times. The first sentence, for instance: “Activist Trupti Desai has added more spark to the Sabarimala powder keg.” From...
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Maratha quota row: Reservation unwarranted; several past panels concluded community is not ‘backward’

Maratha quota row: Reservation unwarranted; several past panels concluded community is not ‘backward’

Recently, the Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission recommended 16 percent reservation to Marathas in addition to the existing 52 percent reservation for other backward classes (OBCs). It is expected that the reservation Bill for Marathas will be passe...
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US to join Australia in Papua New Guinea naval base plan

US to join Australia in Papua New Guinea naval base plan

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption The US is wary of China’s plans in the Pacific region The US says it will join Australia in developing a naval base in Papua New Guinea (PNG), in an apparent move to curb China’s...
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