Ladakh Standoff: Why India holds the edge in Galwan Valley

Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane has confirmed for the first time that Indian and Chinese troops have begun the process of “disengagement” at the Galwan Valley in the northern areas of Ladakh after a series of local military consultations between the two forces. In an interaction with reporters after delivering the keynote address at […]

Left Front govt changes plans to reopen Sabarimala temple

The Dharma Sastha Temple at Sabarimala will not open to the public this month as was announced earlier, Kerala Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran said. The move comes as a setback to opposition parties Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party, which had been trying to portray the Left Front government has ‘anti-Hindu’ for its decision […]

Open to keeping temples closed – Kerala temple board

N Vasu, president of Kerala’s largest temple board, today rejected claims by Sangh Parivar allied organizations that temple boards were reopening Hindu places of worship with an eye on money. Hindu Aikya Vedi, which shares many of its leaders with other Sangh Parivar organizations, had yesterday strongly opposed the decision to reopen temples amid the […]

Move over Kerala! Gujarat is the new star in COVID-19 fight

Even as the rest of the country is seeing an accelerated increase in the number of new Coronavirus cases reported every day, the western Indian state of Gujarat has is reporting a surprising decline in the number of active cases every day. It has also shown a remarkable stability in the number of new COVID-19 […]

Maharashtra not to open religious places, saloons, malls, trains or flights

Maharashtra, one of the states worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, has decided not to pass on most of the relaxations allowed by the central government as far as the Coronavirus lockdown 5.0 is concerned. Key among the relaxations that WILL NOT not be allowed in Maharashtra are the opening of religious places of worship, […]

200 mail, express trains to restart on Monday – Piyush Goyal

Railway minister Piyush Goyal said 200 mail and express trains will start running the ‘length and breadth’ of the country from Monday, and their number will be gradually ramped to ‘near normal levels’ in coming days. These are not the first regular long-distance trains to be restarted since the lock-down. Indian Railways had, about three […]

‘Lockdown was successful’, Kerala to charge for quarantine

Kerala Government has made all institutional quarantine facilities chargeable for anyone admitted from today, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said today. In addition, heavy fines will be imposed on those who enter the state without a pass — in case of road travelers — and without pre-registration, incase of train and air travelers. Since people […]

Saffron outfit claims to bring down film set in Kerala

A Facebook page claiming to represent Praveen Togadia’s AntarRashtreeya Hindu Parishad — which positions itself as an ‘alternative Hindu organization’ to the Sangh Parivar in Kerala — has claimed responsibility for the destruction of a Church built as part of a movie set on the Periyar riverbed in Kerala. The page posted pictures of some […]

Kerala to impose 14-day quarantine on domestic air travelers

Kerala will impose a 14-day quarantine on all air travelers except those who are coming for “one or two days” for “business requirements”, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. The statement brings some clarity on the question of what happens to quarantine rules when domestic air travel is restarted on Monday. “The same rules that apply […]