Daily Archives: September 28, 2018

Paving the way for new pilgrims

Kerala government will have to scale up security and provide more facilities Crowd management and scaling up of security infrastructure in Sabarimala and its precincts to host thousands of women pilgrims following the Supreme Court verdict will throw new challenges for the Kerala government and the Travancore Devaswom Board. Board …

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Ban an ‘essential practice’, says dissenting judge

Rationality can’t be invoked in this: Justice Indu Malhotra Judges should not impose their personal views, morality or rationality with respect to the form of worship of a deity, Justice Indu Malhotra on Friday wrote in her judgment, dissenting with the majority verdict to open up the Sabarimala temple for …

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Odisha’s Kalahandi scripts a success story

The district has now become the grain basket of the State, says Chief Minister Patnaik In the 1980s, Kalahandi was a synonym for poverty. Today, Odisha’s western district is ready to shed its image of being a land of perpetual poverty. The progress made by the district in different fields …

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A cautionary note for judiciary

Justice Chandrachud calls to balance group rights with individual freedoms Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, in his separate opinion in the Sabarimala case on Friday, proposed a new method on how courts should deal with ecclesiastical matters of religion and faith. The judge observed that courts should adopt a deferential attitude to …

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River pollution: NGT directs States to act

Orders preparation of action plans within two months Taking suo motu cognisance of a report in The Hindu on the increase in polluted river stretches in the country, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed all States and Union Territories to prepare action plans within two months. Stating that the …

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Work together, PM tells forces

Inaugurates Parakram Parv to celebrate anniversary of surgical strikes Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the annual Combined Commanders Conference in the Air Force Station Jodhpur on Friday and stressed on the need for “jointness” among the three services. The stress was of the speech was on “jointness” and the need …

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Iconic Taj Mansingh hotel to remain with Tata Group

IHCL bid for 32.5% of gross turnover wins in NDMC auction The Taj Mahal Hotel on Mansingh Road in Lutyens’ Delhi will remain with the Tata Group’s Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), which won the auction for a 33-year lease on Friday, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) said. The …

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Not a crackdown on dissent, says SC

Rejects SIT probe into activists’ arrest The Supreme Court, in a majority opinion on Friday, held that the pan-India crackdown and arrests of five activists in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case on August 28 was not an attempt to silence dissent. Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar …

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Kolkata launches India’s first flood forecast system

Kolkata launches first flood forecast system The Kolkata Municipal Corporation, with the support of the Asian Development Bank, on Thursday launched the country’s first flood forecasting and early-warning system, which will provide real-time data on inundation, rainfall intensity, temperature, air quality and other climate-related data. This is expected to help …

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