SC backs Ram temple in Ayodhya, gives Muslims land for mosque

Settling a fractious issue that goes back more than a century, the Supreme Court in a historic verdict today backed the construction of a Ram temple by a trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya, and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town. Continue Reading

Ayodhya verdict: Palaniswami appeals for peace

As Supreme Court delivered its verdict on the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case today, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami appealed to all sections of the society to maintain peace and harmony. Continue Reading

SPG ‘shadow’ withdrawn from Sonia Gandhi family

The elite Special Protection Group (SPG) cover given to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her children Rahul and Priyanka will be withdrawn and the family will instead be provided Z-plus security by the CRPF, officials said today. Continue Reading

Experts & techies share methods to fight air pollution

On 4 November, when Chennai woke up with hazy skies, residents were surprised. It was unusual. While the meteorological department assured there was nothing to worry, weather bloggers, on the contrary, cried in dismay. Some took on to social media to say that our city is slowing taking in Delhi’s hazardous air. For nearly a week, Chennai’s air quality continues to deteriorate. Continue Reading

Moody’s cuts India’s credit rating outlook to negative

In a blow to India, Moody’s Investors Service has cut country’s credit rating outlook to negative – the first step towards a downgrade, saying the government has been partly ineffective in addressing economic weakness, leading to rising risks that growth will remain lower. Continue Reading

Indian soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC

A soldier was killed as Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district today, an Army official said.
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Remain alert ahead of SC verdict on Babri Masjid issue: Centre to States

The Centre has asked all states to remain alert ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute and ensure security in sensitive areas, officials said today. Continue Reading