SC declines Kerala’s plea against setting panel for Sabarimala

The Supreme Court Friday declined urgent hearing on a fresh plea of the Kerala government challenging the high court decision to set up a panel to oversee pilgrimage at Sabarimala, which has witnessed protests after women of all age groups were allowed entry into the temple. Continue Reading

HC grants interim relief to TN schools from property tax

The Madras High Court Friday issued an interim stay on amendments to state legislations that brought educational institutions in Tamil Nadu’s municipal areas under the property tax ambit of local authorities. Continue Reading

HC rejects idol wing IG’s plea against HR&CE probe

The Madras High Court Friday rejected Idol Wing IG Pon Manickavel’s plea to stall the HR&CE department’s internal inquiry against its officials, allegedly involved in theft of idols, and said both the inquiries by the department and the wing can go on simultaneously. Continue Reading

HIV infected woman drowns self in Karnataka, villagers drain lake

A village in Hubballi district of Karnataka is emptying a lake after a woman reportedly infected with the Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) allegedly committed suicide by jumping into it last week, according to authorities. Continue Reading

EC seeks reply from Joshi over casteist remarks in Rajasthan

The Election Commission (EC) today sent a notice to senior Congress leader CP Joshi over his controversial remarks that ‘only Brahmins know and can talk about Hinduism’. Nathdwara Returning Officer sought his reply by 11 pm on Sunday. Continue Reading

Ayodhya turns fortress ahead of VHP’s Dharam Sabha meet

Muslim families in Ayodhya have sought government protection fearing rerun of the 1992 Ayodhya violence as nearly 2 lakh right wing supporters have descended in the town for the Dharam Sabha called by the Vishva Hindu Parishad on what is being dubbed as ‘Super Sunday’. Continue Reading