Prez administers oath of office to India’s first Lokpal, Justice Ghose

Justice Ghose, 66, retired as a Supreme Court judge in May 2017. He was serving as the member of the National Human Rights Commission when his name was announced for the post of Lokpal chairperson. Continue Reading

Two women in 40s climb Sabarimala, have darshan at Ayyappa Temple

Reacting to the news, Rahul Easwar, activist and leader of the Ayyappa Dharma Sena, said, “I don’t think it is true…They might have done that in absolute secrecy. Once we know, we will take appropriate action.” But Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has confirmed that the two women worshipped at the Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala. Continue Reading

Sabarimala priests protest entry of women at sacred stairway

Tension is escalating at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple with the priests (Tantris), including the Mel Santhi (chief priest), protesting in front of the sacred stairway (18 steps) to the sanctum sanctorum, to not allow two young women enter the temple. Continue Reading

BJP to celebrate platinum jubilee of INA 21 October

The political fight over the legacy of top national leaders who played a major role in the country’s freedom movement is likely to intensify as the ruling BJP has now decided to celebrate the 75th foundation day of the Azad Hind Fauj or the Indian National Army (INA) raised by ‘Netaji’ Subhas Chandra Bose on 21 October.   Continue Reading

Telangana polls: BJP promises to regulate liquor sale

In the manifesto, which would be formally released soon, the party proposes to restrict the sale of liquor to five days a week. “Sale of liquor will be regulated to five days only.. Every day, timings will be maintained.. After 6 (PM), no wine shop or bar will be open,” BJP’s manifesto committee chairman NVSS Prabhakar said. Continue Reading