Biography of social reformer Narayana Guru released

New Delhi, June 14 : A comprehensive biography of Kerala’s prominent social reformer and philosopher Sree Narayana Guru was launched here on Thursday, with the aim of popularising his life and teachings beyond the state. Titled “Sree Narayana Guru: The Perfect Union of Buddha and Sankara”, the biography, written by Asokan Vengassery Krishnan, was released […]

Ecuador’s Espinosa Garces elected UNGA president

By Arul Louis United Nations, June 6 : Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces has been elected president of the UN General Assembly. She is only the fourth woman to achieve the position in its 73-year history. With her election on Tuesday, she follows in the pioneering footsteps of India’s Vijayalakshmi Pandit, the first […]

Only seven women make it to new Karnataka Assembly

New Delhi, May 15 : Women representation continued to remain in single digit in the 224-member Karnataka Assembly, though results on Tuesday showed a marginal increase in their number to seven in the new house from six who entered the house after the 2013 elections. Congress’ Lakshmi R. Hebbalkar from Belgaum Rural, defeated in the […]

Gaza death toll reaches 61, more protests expected

Gaza, May 15 : The number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli forces rose to 61 on Tuesday, as more protesters succumbed to their injuries following mass demonstrations along the Gaza-Israel boundary on Monday against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. Monday’s protests drew a level of bloodshed not seen in Gaza since […]

Delinking of Aadhaar interim measure: Centre tells SC

New Delhi, May 3 : The Central government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that delinking of Aadhaar as a sole identity proof for getting a SIM card was an interim measure. It will continue to be in place till the apex court pronounces its verdict on petitions challenging the validity of the Aadhaar Act, […]

Maliwal ends nine-day fast, calls it ‘historic win’

New Delhi, April 22 : DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday ended her nine-day fast, after President Ram Nath Kovind approved an ordinance to provide the death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years, calling it a “historic win”. “I didn’t expect that our protest will take such a large shape. It […]