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A 'human wall' erected by devotees and right-wing Hindu activists at Sabarimala has once again foiled the government’s effort to facilitate the entry of women in the temple.
A "human wall" erected by devotees and right-wing Hindu activists, including Sangh Parivar workers, at Sabarimala has once again foiled the government’s effort to facilitate the entry of women in the temple. This is the third attempt since the apex court struck down the ban on women between the ages of 10 and 50 years from entering the temple.
Here are three quick takeaways from the Assembly election results: The Congress has not won in all five states. The Congress has not swept the polls in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, as was expected. To rephrase a popular blues song, the Congress may have got back its mojo, but it ain't working yet.
The toll from a volcano-triggered tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 222, with more than 800 people injured, officials said Sunday.
"222 people are dead, 843 people are injured and 28 people are missing," Indonesia's national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.
A tsunami following a volcanic eruption slammed without warning into popular beaches around Indonesia's Sunda Strait on Saturday night, cutting a swathe of destruction and triggering mass panic as it swept inland.
Coal miners in Meghalaya go down what's literally a rat hole. It was in one such flooded rat hole that around 15 miners have been trapped since 13 December. With the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) unable to pump out the water from the flooded mine even 10 days after the disaster, the miners, in all probability, literally drowned like rats in the illegal mine in the hills of East Jaintia district.
Kanhaiya Lal, a tailor, was killed by two cleaver-wielding men, who posted a grisly video of the crime online claiming responsibility for the murder
Former union minister and senior Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury alleged that the BJP has fanned "hatred and set the country on fire".
Congress leaders and supporters criticised the BJP-led central government and said that the Agnipath scheme is not beneficial for the country's youth