Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls: Counting of votes begins

Counting of votes for Madhya Pradesh Assembly’s 230 seats began 8 am Tuesday. As many as 2,907 candidates were in the fray for the 28 November Assembly polls as Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan of BJP is attempting a fourth term in office, while challenger Congress expects to return to power after a 15-year gap. Continue Reading

Hartal in Kerala; but Sabarimala pilgrim season rolls out

Thousands of pilgrims offered prayers at Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala early today, the first day of the Malayalam month Vrischikom, even as a 12-hour hartal against the preventive detention of a Hindu Aikya Vedi leader began. Pilgrims, including children, queued up in large numbers since the temple opened at 3 am. Continue Reading

UIDAI Aadhaar Seva Kendras to come up in 53 cities

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) plans to set up ‘Aadhaar Seva Kendras’, similar to Passport Seva Kendras, covering 53 cities across India at an estimated project cost of Rs 300-400 crore, official sources have said. Continue Reading

RSS on Sabarimala: Devotees’ sentiments cannot be ignored

Suresh Joshi calls on all stakeholders, including spiritual and community leaders, to come together to analyse and address the issue of availing of judicial options. “They must convey their concerns on their right to worship in a manner which best suits their faith and devotion, to the authorities in a peaceful manner,” he said. Continue Reading