Sabarimala Ayyappa temple chief priest threatens to shut doors

For the first time in the history of the temple, 15 women police personnel, all above 50 years of age, have been stationed at sannidhanam (sanctum sanctorum) in case women devotees of menstrual age decide to visit the temple. Continue Reading

TN can burst crackers from 4-5 am and 9-10 pm for Deepavali

The Supreme Court today said all south Indian States, including Tamilnadu, can burst crackers on Deepavali for two hours. It said crackers can be burst from morning 4 to 5 and night 9 to 10. Continue Reading

CBSE will provide answer sheets at Rs 2/ page under RTI

The contempt plea has alleged that the CBSE has wilfully and deliberately disobeyed the directions of the apex court, which had in 2016 said that the board should ‘scrupulously’ follow its 2011 verdict holding that the students have the fundamental and legal right to access their evaluated answer-sheets under the Right to Information Act Continue Reading

Cracker ban: TN govt files plea in SC

Tamilnadu government today filed a plea in a Supreme Court to extend the two-hour time duration set by the Court to burst crackers in the country. It petitioned to change the 8 pm to 10 pm timing to 4 am to 6 pm on the upcoming Deepavali day. Continue Reading

Will implement SC order on Sabarimala: Kerala CM Vijayan

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Thursday said the State government would implement the Supreme Court order permitting entry of all women into the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala. Continue Reading

SC to hear CBI director Alok Verma’s plea on 26 October

The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to hear on 26 October the plea of CBI Director Alok Verma challenging the Centre’s decision to divest him of powers and send him on leave in view of the internal feud between him and Special Director Rakesh Asthana. Continue Reading

Sabarimala closes door; women devotees issue unresolved

In all, 19 review petitions are pending before it for hearing. The State’s Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran welcomed the TDB’s decision to approach the Supreme Court with a comprehensive report about the recent developments in Sabarimala. Continue Reading