Kerala CM vows to protect devotees’ rights, blasts Congress, BJP

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 : Declaring that the Kerala government will protect the rights of all Sabarimala devotees, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday accused the BJP and Congress of trying to destroy the state’s secular fabric by politicising the issue. Addressing a meeting organised by the CPI-M here, Vijayan went hammer and tongs against both […]

Bishop Franco walks out of jail, to fly to Jalandhar

Pala (Kerala) Oct 16 : Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested on September 21 on charges of raping a nun, walked out of the Pala sub-jail near Kottayam on Tuesday, a day after he was given bail by the Kerala High Court. “He came out around 2 p.m.” said Mulakkal’s close associate P.C. George, an independent […]

Allahabad now officially renamed Prayagraj

Lucknow, Oct 16 : Allahabad will now on be officially known as Prayagraj. A decision to this effect was ratified by the Uttar Pradesh cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday. Briefing the media, government spokesman and Health Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh said the decision was taken keeping in mind […]

China defends re-education centres in Xinjiang

Beijing, Oct 16 : China on Tuesday said that re-education camps in Xinjiang, in which human rights organisations say close to one million ethnic Uyghurs are being held, were actually part of vocational training programmes aimed at eradicating terrorism and religious extremism. Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the Government of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, said the […]

Exhibition explores political ‘darkness’ through Narayana Guru’s philosophy

New Delhi, Oct 16 : For Kerala-born filmmaker-artist K.M. Madhusudhanan, the interplay between personal and political, local and global, and light and shade form the fulcrum of his ongoing exhibition “Granite Lamp and Mirror” here, the title of which derives from the 19th century social reformer Narayana Gurus philosophical texts. Running at the Vadehra Art […]

Devotees’ rights will be protected at Sabarimala: CM

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 : Emphatically emphasising that the Kerala government will protect the rights of all devotees, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said that all those who go to pray at the Sabarimala temple will be protected. Vijayan said this after presiding over a cabinet meeting when the media pointed out that those fighting […]