Social Supreme Court Women

Sabarimala case: SC refuses to stay verdict and posted case on Jan 22 2019

In a major setback to tradition seeking Hindus The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay its verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple but agreed to hear in open court on January 22 a batch of review petitions in the matter. The review petitions against the September 28 Read More…

Legal Social Women

Police FIR against RSS , BJP men for gangrape in UP , after self immolation bid by victim sister

A case of gangrape has been registered against 15 people including a former MLA, a BJP leader and another RSS pracharak in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.  On November 5, a woman had attempted to immolate herself along with her two daughters in front of UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s residence. The police promptly stopped them from Read More…

Social South India Women

Over 200 persons registered with cases and one held for ‘assaulting’ woman pilgrim at Sabarimala

Hundreds of frenzied devotees had tried to attack and prevent the 52-year old woman, Lalitha Ravi, from offering prayers at the temple.  A 29-year old man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the incident relating to the alleged assault of a woman pilgrim at the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala, suspecting her to be Read More…

North India Opinion Politics Voice

Protests for Mizoram CEO’s removal unabated

Protests for the removal of Mizoram chief electoral officer (CEO) SB Sheshank continued in Aizawl Wednesday, even as the Election Commission (EC) decided to send a senior official for talks with the apex body leading the stir while accepting the “broad contours” of its resolution on the CEO and Bru refugees submitted to a poll panel Read More…

North India Social Voice Women

UP Hospital horror : Minor girl raped inside ICU

A minor was allegedly gang-raped in the ICU of a private hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly town. The victim, who had been admitted to the hospital after being bitten by some poisonous insect, was on oxygen as she had difficulty in breathing, according to the police sources. The culprits, who were hospital staff, allegedly administered Read More…

Opinion Politics Session Court Voice

Tharoor’s Scorpion remark made bjp leader knock court door

A criminal defamation complaint has been filed against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor before a court in Delhi for his alleged “scorpion” remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Earlier Former Congress Minister  Shashi Tharoor had stoked a fresh controversy on Sunday while speaking at the Bangalore Literature Festival, claiming that an unnamed RSS leader had told Read More…

Social Supreme Court Women

Sabarimala : SC said firm “NO” to urgent hearing of review petition but fixed the date at Nov 13

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined early hearing on petitions seeking review of its September 28 verdict allowing women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala and said they have been already listed for hearing. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices U U Lalit and K M Jospeh was Read More…

High Court Social Supreme Court Women

Sabarimala : Kerala police FIR against 2000 people and look out notice against 200

Kerala police Thursday detaining over 1000 people in a crackdown on those allegedly involved in the violent protests against entry of women of all ages into the hilltop sabarimala  temple  In the regard Kerala  police had filed cases against 2000 persons and issued a lookout notices against 210 persons. “In a major swoop, we detained Read More…

Environment Industries Life Style National

No Bharat Stage IV vehicles to be sold from 1st April 2020 : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Wednesday said that no Bharat Stage IV vehicle shall be sold across the country with effect from April 1, 2020. The Bharat stage emission standards are standards instituted by the government to regulate output of air pollutants from motor vehicles.  The Bharat Stage VI (or BS-VI) emission norm would come into force Read More…

Life Style Supreme Court

Documentary proof says Prior 1991 “chooronu” rice feeding ceremony gave access to young women at Sabarimala

Ayyappa, the presiding deity of Sabarimala temple considered “naishtika brahmachari” (eternally celibate), since its door opened for a five-day pooja on October 17. No pooja was performed on the first day of the opening of the temple. The doors to the shrine will close at 10 pm Monday. Nearly a dozen women have been turned Read More…

Social Women

Nun rape case key Witness kattuthara was found dead at a church sparks fresh row

Kuriakose Kattuthara aged 62 was taken to the hospital but was declared brought dead. Kuriakose had earlier given his statement against the accused bishop to Kerala Police as an independent witness and according to sources privy to information, was getting calls to withdraw his statement. He had also told media persons recently that he was Read More…

Social Supreme Court Voice Women

Three women who utmost broken the ceiling on the 3rd day : Sabarimala

Amid ongoing protests, feminist activist Rehana Fathima, reporter Kavitha Jakkal and Woman devotee Mary Sweety tried to enter the Sabarimala temple today, three days after it was opened for women of all ages. As the temple entries are blocked by devotees against the Supreme Court verdict to allow women of menstruating age to enter the Read More…

Cinema Social Women

Karnataka actress accuse actor Arjun #meTOO

Sandalwood actress Sruthi Hariharan has accused actor Arjun Sarja of sexual harassment during the shooting of the movie ‘Vismaya’, according to TV reports. This is the first instance in Sandalwood (Karnataka ) where an actress has named the “perpetrator”.   Recently, another actress Sangeetha Bhat had levelled allegations against some “top directors” but she refrained Read More…

Legal Social South India

Confused Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) at cross roads

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) which manages administration of the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple is set to submit a status report in the Supreme Court on the situation in Sabarimala in the wake of the apex court’s judgement allowing women of all ages entry to the temple. TDB president A Padmakumar, however, did not confirm commitment Read More…

Opinion South India Women

Sabarimala violence RSS-BJP behind attack confirms Kerala minister

Kerala Minister EP Jayarajan on Wednesday blamed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for violence that broke out during the protest as women attempted to trek to the Sabarimala from the base camp. Addressing media, Jayarajan said, “RSS criminals hid in forests and attacked the Ayappa devotees. 10 media personnel, 5 devotees Read More…

National Politics Session Court Social Voice Women

Trouble mounts for Akbar – More than a dozen women bonds with Priya Ramani

In a  dramatic development that could upset BJP Minister  Akbar’s  strategy  more than a dozen  women journalists fused as a force  and have urged the court to hear their testimonies against MJ Akbar, claiming many of  them suffered sexual harassment by the minister and others have been a witness to it. A group of current Read More…

National Opinion Social Women

Women entry will turn temple into sex tourism spot: Sabarimala board chief

The Travancore Dewasom Board president, who has earlier made misogynist comments as well, says women’s entry into the temple will also lead to security issues The chief of the board that runs Kerala’s Sabarimala temple has said that allowing women inside will lead to “immoral activities” and turn the place into a “spot for sex Read More…

National Opinion Politics

Indian Army grounds for BJP Youth Wing’s convention, irritates Army Men

In a letter dated 13 October, the office of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) granted the use of Bison Polo Ground till 28 October and Parade Ground from 23 to 28 October. In response  Ex-Army men were furious  after Ministry of Defence granted permission to the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of Read More…

Cricket Opinion Sports

Sanath Jayasuriya Charged with Corruption

Sanath Jayasuriya was the player of the tournament when Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996 But now Ex-Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council with two breaches of its anti-corruption code. The 49-year-old former all-rounder is accused of failing to co-operate with an investigation by the governing Read More…

Opinion Social Supreme Court Voice World

India ranks 103 out of 119 in global hunger index

According to the report, prepared by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, India is among the 45 countries that have “serious levels of hunger”. In 2017, India was ranked at the 100th position . India is ranked below many neighbouring countries, including China (25th spot), Nepal (72), Myanmar (68), Sri Lanka (67) and Bangladesh (86). Pakistan is Read More…

National Opinion Politics Women

Union Minister MJ Akbar says all allegations fabricated, spiced up, will take legal action

Union minister MJ Akbar has said the allegations of sexual harassment against him are “fabricated” and “spiced up”. He said he will take legal actions against the women journalists who have levelled these allegations against him. “The allegations of misconduct made against me are false and fabricated, spiced up by innuendo and malice. I could Read More…

National Social Women

What 11 women journalists have accused MJ Akbar

India’s #MeToo chorus is being heard from every corner of the country. The campaign took India with a storm with women naming out men who sexually harassed them. So far 11 allegations have emerged against journalist-turned- politician and BJP Minister  MJ Akbar. Akbar’s colleagues, including Smriti Irani and Maneka Gandhi, have acknowledged the online testimonies Read More…

Life Style Social Technology World

Data breach affected 29 million users, details impact: Facebook

Cyber attackers stole data from 29 million Facebook accounts using an automated program that moved from one friend to the next, Facebook Inc (FB.O) announced on Friday, as the social media company said its largest-ever data theft hit fewer than the 50 million profiles it initially reported. The company said it would message affected users Read More…

Opinion Politics

PM Narendra Modi is 11th ‘avatar’ of Lord Vishnu, tweets BJP spokesperson

A Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Friday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the “11th incarnation” of Lord Vishnu, prompting ridicule by the Opposition, with the Congress calling it an “insult” to the gods. “Hon PM @narendramodi ji is the 11th #Avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu (sic),” state BJP spokesperson Avadhut Wagh said on Twitter. Hon PM Read More…

National Opinion Uncategorized Women

Maneka Gandhi proposes to set up committee to look into #MeToo cases

 ‘Will form four-member committee of retired judges to conduct public hearings of #MeToo cases,’ Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said. With the #MeToo movement intensifying in the country with every passing day, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday said that four retired judges will hold public hearings of the sexual assault and harassment cases. “Will form Read More…

Environment Nature Opinion South India

60 lakhs affected by cyclone Titli

 CM Naveen Patnaik stressed on quick repair of breaches in several river embankments and asked district collectors to provide cooked food to the people who were shifted to relief camps. Also the Odisha government on Friday deployed NDRF and ODRAF personnel to speed up rescue and relief operations mainly in three districts where over 60 Read More…

National Politics Social Women

Smriti Spoken but Sushma Still Silent on Union Minister Akbar Sex Scams

Amid ongoing demand for the resignation of Union Minister MJ Akbar after more than six  women journalists accused him of sexually harassing, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday said that the gentlemen concerned would be in a better positioned to speak on this issue. As the MeToo campaign gathered momentum in India, some women journalists Read More…

North India Opinion Politics

Interstate war of words between Gujarat and Bihar

Interstate  political controversy has erupted over the attack on workers from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in Gujarat that was sparked off after a rape incident. Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday put the blame over the violence on the “crumbling” governance in BJP-ruled Gujarat while RJD raised heckles over calling the workers “migrants”. “There is Read More…

Industries Life Style North India

Nine dead and 14 Critical in Bhilai Plant Blast

Till now   nine people were reported dead Tuesday following a blast at the Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh, located some 32 kilometres from Raipur. The blast was sudden and people working there had no time to escape. The Bhilai plant, operated by SAIL, produces a range of products, including rails. District collector visited hospital Read More…

Food & Health Life Science Life Style North India

Rajasthan reports 29 cases tested +ve for Zika virus

Rajasthan Additional Chief Secretary (Health), Veenu Gupta said, “So far, there are a total of 29 people who have tested positive for Zika virus.” As one of those affected in Jaipur hailed from Bihar and visited his Siwan home recently, the eastern state has issued advisories to all its 38 districts to keep a close Read More…

Market National Opinion Politics

At 73.77 government is clueless , Rahul Gandhi says it is not breaking but broken

As the Rupee hit a record low of Rs 73.77 against the US dollar, Congress President Rahul Gandhi Thursday said the Indian currency is not breaking, but is “broken”. The rupee collapsed to a fresh low of 73.77 against the US dollar Thursday, deepening concerns about the current account deficit and capital outflows. “Breaking: Rupee Read More…

Opinion Social South India Women

Is it right on the part of RSS leaders to incite Kerala against judgement …

The Supreme Court had opened the doors of Sabarimala to women of all ages in a 4-1 judgment on Friday, annulling the centuries-old tradition of the temple to deny the right of worship to women aged between 10 and 50 years. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Wednesday In a statement, the RSS also called upon Read More…

National Opinion Technology

Air Chief Marshal echos Ruling benches voice

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal, BS Dhanoa, taken ruling bjp position and defended the Rafale purchase as “a game changer” at the annual Air Force press conference here. “We have lots of advantages in the Rafale deal…this and the S400 will enhance capabilities to counter our shortfalls,” the Air Chief pointed Read More…

National Opinion Voice

Farmers lathicharged on Gandhi day accuse modi government doing only lip-service

Centre BJP government Delhi   police action on Gandhi Jayanti to stop the peaceful protest march of farmers at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border was “barbaric” and the Centre’s assurance to look into their demands a “hoax”, the All India Kisan Sabha said Tuesday. Chaos prevailed at the border Tuesday as thousands of protesting farmers attempted Read More…