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Hyderabad veterinarian rape and murder case: Telangana government sets up fast track court for trial of four accused
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Hyderabad veterinarian rape and murder case: Telangana government sets up fast track court for trial of four accused

The Telangana government on Wednesday issued orders for setting up a fast track court to try the four men accused of the gang rape and murder of a woman veterinarian last month, even as protests continued over the incident and other parts of the state

Sabarimala row: Women devotees bear the brunt as politicians, interest groups continue to weaponise temple entry issue
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Sabarimala row: Women devotees bear the brunt as politicians, interest groups continue to weaponise temple entry issue

It’s still early days — the Sabarimala season continues till mid-January. But the message has already been delivered: No person in authority, no government official, no police personnel is going to protect a woman who is of “menstruating age” if she tries to enter the shrine.

Daily Bulletin: Maharashtra MLAs take oath at special Assembly session; Trupti Desai cancels Sabarimala visit; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Maharashtra MLAs take oath at special Assembly session; Trupti Desai cancels Sabarimala visit; day's top stories

The newly-elected 288 members of Maharashtra will be administered oath by pro-tem Speaker Kalidas Kolambkar at 8 am on Wednesday in a special session of the state Legislative Assembly.

Bindu Ammini, first woman of menstruating age to enter Sabarimala, attacked with pepper spray enroute shrine; police detains accused
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Bindu Ammini, first woman of menstruating age to enter Sabarimala, attacked with pepper spray enroute shrine; police detains accused

Bindu Ammini was attacked by the member of a Hindu outfit using pepper or chilli spray outside the police commissionerate

Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala receives Rs 3.30 crore in donations on opening day; over 70,000 devotees offered prayers since 16 Nov
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Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala receives Rs 3.30 crore in donations on opening day; over 70,000 devotees offered prayers since 16 Nov

The Lord Ayyappa temple received over Rs 3.30 crore as revenue on the first day when it opened on Saturday as compared to the Rs 2.04 crore last season

Sabarimala temple opens on second day of annual Mandala Pooja; 10 women told to return from Pamba after Kerala govt refuses to provide police protection
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Sabarimala temple opens on second day of annual Mandala Pooja; 10 women told to return from Pamba after Kerala govt refuses to provide police protection

The Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala opened on the second day of the annual Mandala Pooja on Sunday, days after the Supreme Court deferred a verdict on a petition seeking review of its judgment allowing the entry of women into the shrine

'Purification' ritual at Sabarimala appears to violate ban on untouchability, undermines DY Chandrachud's observations in 28 Sept SC verdict
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'Purification' ritual at Sabarimala appears to violate ban on untouchability, undermines DY Chandrachud's observations in 28 Sept SC verdict

By performing the "purification" process at Sabarimala, the temple priests reduced the two women to the abolished status of "untouchables", implying that they had contaminated the shrine in some way.

50 lakh-plus women participate in 620-km Vanitha Mathil in Kerala; 3 cops injured after BJP-RSS workers try to break women's wall
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50 lakh-plus women participate in 620-km Vanitha Mathil in Kerala; 3 cops injured after BJP-RSS workers try to break women's wall

The shoulder-to-shoulder Vanitha Mathil (Women's Wall) was organised in part by Kerala's Left Democratic Front (LDF). Health minister KK Shylaja led the chain at Kasargod, and CPM leader Brinda Karat was the last person at the end of the chain in Thiruvananthapuram.

Sabarimala row: Trupti Desai's attempt to enter temple indeed a 'grave provocation', but only to status quo
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Sabarimala row: Trupti Desai's attempt to enter temple indeed a 'grave provocation', but only to status quo

Only the ladies and their guerilla forces such as Trupti Desai need to be questioned on whether they have maintained abstinence and are carrying the irumudikettu. The men beating up women apparently come with the factory setting of ‘faith in deity’.

Sabarimala row: Devaswom Board's decision to move SC may ease tension looming over the pilgrimage season
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Sabarimala row: Devaswom Board's decision to move SC may ease tension looming over the pilgrimage season

TDB's decision to move the Supreme Court for more time to implement its verdict allowing women of all ages to enter Sabarimala temple may ease the tension.

Sabarimala row: Don't understand why women activists are so eager to enter temple, says Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen
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Sabarimala row: Don't understand why women activists are so eager to enter temple, says Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen

Bangladeshi writer and women's rights activist Taslima Nasreen on Friday tweeted on the ongoing Sabarimala row.

Sabarimala temple reopening: Activist Trupti Desai says Kerala Police asked her to return to Pune
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Sabarimala temple reopening: Activist Trupti Desai says Kerala Police asked her to return to Pune

Amid a stand-off with devotees and others at the airport in Kochi vowing not to let her proceed to the Sabarimala shrine, activist Trupti Desai said police have asked her to return to Pune.

Trupti Desai's bid to enter Sabarimala a grave provocation: Activist poses challenge to basic tenets of faith
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Trupti Desai's bid to enter Sabarimala a grave provocation: Activist poses challenge to basic tenets of faith

Activist Trupti Desai has added more spark to the Sabarimala powder keg. The Bhumata Brigade chief’s decision to visit the shrine of Lord Ayyappa is a needless provocation that may make an already precarious situation more volatile.

Trupti Desai mobbed at Kochi airport as Sabarimala protesters threaten to vandalise her vehicle
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Trupti Desai mobbed at Kochi airport as Sabarimala protesters threaten to vandalise her vehicle

Social activist Trupti Desai, who announced that she will attempt entering the Sabarimala shrine on Saturday, was stranded at the Kochi airport after protesters gathered there and threatened to vandalise her cab.

Sabarimala row: Pinarayi Vijayan fails to placate Pandalam royal family; police brace for showdown
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Sabarimala row: Pinarayi Vijayan fails to placate Pandalam royal family; police brace for showdown

The Pandalam royal family, associated with the Sabarimala temple, told Pinarayi Vijayan that there was no change in its stand with regard to rituals and traditions of the shrine and it was against entry of young women.

Sabarimala row: Social activist Trupti Desai to visit temple on 17 November amid protests against SC verdict
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Sabarimala row: Social activist Trupti Desai to visit temple on 17 November amid protests against SC verdict

In an email to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Trupti Desai sought security as she fears an attack on her life during her visit to Sabarimala temple.

Sabarimala temple row: As Kerala govt and devotees lock horns, police dread task to secure women pilgrims
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Sabarimala temple row: As Kerala govt and devotees lock horns, police dread task to secure women pilgrims

If the government and devotees refuse to relent, the pilgrim season starting with the opening of the temple on 16 November is going to be tumultuous.

Pune Police detains Trupti Desai ahead of activist's proposed meeting with Narendra Modi in Shirdi
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Pune Police detains Trupti Desai ahead of activist's proposed meeting with Narendra Modi in Shirdi

Pune police on Friday detained gender equality activist Trupti Desai, who was on her way to Maharashtra's Shirdi to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand his intervention into the Sabarimala row.

Sabarimala reopens tomorrow: Devaswom Board to meet stakeholders today; protesters against entry of women converge at base camp
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Sabarimala reopens tomorrow: Devaswom Board to meet stakeholders today; protesters against entry of women converge at base camp

Tension is mounting at Sabarimala with devotee bodies, Hindu organisations and various political outfits gearing up to oppose entry of women aged between 10 and 50 years.