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Section 144 imposed in Sabarimala as temple opens for devotees on Monday

The Pathanamthitta district collector in Kerala has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in Sabarimala and attached areas ahead of the ChithiraAvittom Pooja. The hill shrine in Sabarimala will be open for devotees on November 5 and 6. Prohibitory orders will be in place from Saturday midnight till Tuesday at 12 pm. District collector PB …

Uddhav Thackeray to RSSBring down govt if protest needed to get Ram temple built

Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) should bring down the government if it felt the requirement to hold protests for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya despite having a strong government at the Centre. “If you feel the need to hold a protest despite having a strong government, …

Sabarimala rowDevotee organizations say Kerala Police's new security measures may only compound chaos

The new security measures being launched by Kerala Police to deal with law and order issues triggered by the 28 September Supreme Court verdict allowing entry of women of all ages to the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala may compound the chaos during the two-month Mandalakala puja from 16 November. The protests by the Sangh Parivar …

YSR Congress won't contest Telangana Assembly polls; party's 'complete focus' on 2019 elections in Andhra Pradesh

The YSR Congress on Saturday decided not to contest the 7 December Assembly elections in Telangana from its ‘complete focus’ is on the 2019 elections in Andhra Pradesh, its actual base. The party, however, stated it would take steps to strengthen the organization across Telangana with the elections in 2024 as the target. The YSRC …

PM Modi pays heartfelt tribute to Indian soldiers on the 100th anniversary of WWI, reaffirms commitment to world peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid heartfelt petition to the Indian soldiers who fought in the World War I. He also reiterated India’s commitment to world peace and pledged to make an atmosphere where wars do not occur. Taking to Twitter on the 100th anniversary of the World War I, PM Modi tweets; “Today, …

Chandrababu Naidu calls the meeting of all non-BJP parties on November 22 to chalk out the future course of action

In order to fight the saffron party, all anti-BJP parties will meet in New Delhi on November 22 to establish a common platform and chalk out their future course of action. TDP president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu was calling a press meet after a meeting with Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot …

Naxal gunned down in Bijapur, BSF ASI killed in IED blast in Kanker ahead of critical assembly polls tomorrow

A Naxal was gunned down in an encounter with Special Task Force (STF) in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Sunday morning. The exchange of fire took place at a forest in Bedre area when a team of the STF was out on the anti-Naxal operation, a senior police official told PTI. As per the ground report, …

CBI corruption caseSupreme Court to hear CVC's version of its preliminary inquiry against Agency chief Alok Verma tomorrow

The Supreme Cout will hear the version of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), which was directed to finish its preliminary inquiry against CBI Director Alok Verma. The hearing comes two days after Verma, came before the CVC panel headed by KV Chowdhary and refuted allegations leveled against him by CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana. Verma’s …

India alive to emerging threats in Indo-Pacific, concerned by modernization rate in the neighborhoodIAF chief

The Indian Air Force is “very much alive” to emerging challenges that could arise in the Indo Pacific region, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said on Sunday and asserted that his force was ready to deal with any challenge to protect India’s national interests. He also commented there is cause for concern over the rate of modernization …

PM to attend swearing-in of Maldives president-elect on Nov 17

In his first visit as the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will travel to Male on November 17 to visit the swearing-in ceremony of new Maldivian president-elect, indicating an attempt to mend bilateral ties, which nosedived during the outgoing Abdulla Yameen government. Announcing Modi’s day-long visit, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar stated the prime minister …

voluntary disclosure of income scheme

The Voluntary Disclosure of Income Scheme (VDIS) was a very unconventional but successful process among Indian economic policies. It would grant an opportunity to the income tax or wealth tax defaulters to disclose their undisclosed income at the prevailing tax rates. This project would also ensure that the laws relating to economic offences would not be applicable to those defaulters. …

indian foreign service

The Indian Foreign Service is the administrative diplomatic civil service in Group A of the Central Civil Services of the executive branch of the Government of India. It is taken to be one of the two premier Civil Services (the other being the IAS), as an appointment to IFS renders a person ineligible to reappear …