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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 …

Scheme of Financial Assistance for Children with Special Needs, Goa

The government of Goa has come up with a new project to educate children of special needs. Objective: The major objective of this scheme was to improve the educational opportunities for children with special needs by way of providing financial assistance. This scheme was formulated to create children with disabilities independent so that they do …

Women Welfare Programme for Self Help Group (SHGs) and Mahila Mandal, Arunachal Pradesh

Under the Scheme Directorate endeavors to create awareness amongst the women beneficiaries about several programmes of the State Government and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Women & Child Development aiming at the Welfare of the Women. The Women Groups are sent to the different portion of the …

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 …

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, …

Congress releases manifesto for MP polls

The Congress on Saturday promised to pay off farm loans of up to Rs 2 lakh and provide a “salary grant” for five years to industries offering jobs to the youth if elected to power in Madhya Pradesh. Releasing its manifesto for the November 28 Assembly polls, the main opposition party also promised a slew …

Scientists are utilizing gold nanoparticles

Scientists are utilizing gold nanoparticles that act as tumor-seeking missiles to target prostate cancer, in a first-of-its-kind clinical trial. The nanoparticles or nanoshells are created of small layers of silica glass formed into a sphere and wrapped in a thin layer of gold. The shells seek out and saturate cancerous cells, and their advanced vibrational …

15 newborns die in Assam hospital in 6 days, probe ordered

At least 15 newborns have died at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) in upper Assam between November 1 and 6, prompting the state health department to rush a team to investigate the issue, officials said Friday. The hospital authorities have also formed a committee to seek into the matter, they said. As per the …

Sabarimala 550 young women apply for entry

At least 550 young women have sought entry into the Sabarimala shrine by applying on a portal established by the Kerala police. They get entry into the shrine when it opens for the annual Mandalapuja-Makaravilakku festival later this month. The Supreme Court permitted women of all ages access to the shrine on September 27. The …

Maoist attacks in Dantewada reminiscent of Darbha Valley strike that killed Congress leaders, highlights threat Left-Wing Extremists pose during polls

Insurgency-hit Chhattisgarh is one of the five states where Assembly elections will be placed in November-December. As the state gears up for the two-phase polls on 12 and 20 November, tensions have been on the increase, with Maoists issuing warnings against voting, election booths being established in villages for the first time in 20 years, …

Delhi air quality to remain ‘severe’ till Saturday

Delhi’s air quality would remain in the hard category till Saturday and the already toxic situation caused by smoke from fireworks is likely to aggravate further due to intensified stubble burning in neighboring states, government-run agency SAFAR said on Friday. Delhi’s air quality lits “significant” improvement as compared to Thursday when it went off the …

Delhi's air quality remains severe due to unfavorable weather conditions, stubble burning

The city’s air quality was studied in the “very poor” category on Saturday morning, but it again slipped to the severe level in the evening. On Sunday, the PM2.5 (particles in the air with a diameter of fewer than 2.5 micrometers) level was recorded at 299, while the PM10 (particles in the air with a …