Sabarimala priest, royal family moved review petition against SC order allowing women into temple

NEW DELHI: Several Hindu organisations in Kerala moved the Supreme Court on Monday with review petitions against the earlier verdict of the apex court. It is a setback to the Kerala government’s efforts when Sabarimala temple, the thantri (priest) and erstwhile royal family of Pandalam on Sunday pulled out of the proposed discussions with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on […]

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SC questions practice of barring women at Sabarimala

The Supreme Court today questioned the centuries-old practice of barring entry of women between the age group of 10 to 50 years to Sabarimala temple in Kerala saying it would test whether “faith and belief” can differentiate among persons of same “denominations”. “The question is should there be such a religious practice which creates a […]

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Former Andhra Pradesh Minister Mopidevi granted interim bail

Bail to former Andhra Pradesh Minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramana Rao has been granted by a special CBI court, Mopidevi is an accused in disproportionate assets case involving YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, to enable him to go on Sabarimala pilgrimage. The court allowed Mopidevi an interim bail for 10-days from December 24 to […]

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Sabarimala ‘celestial light’ man-made, admit authorities

The ‘celestial light’ at the Sabarimala temple on Makara Sankranthi day is actually man-made, the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) told the Kerala High Court Monday, three months after a stampede killed 102 pilgrims there. The board, which oversees the functioning of all temples in Kerala’s southern districts, said this in an affidavit to the court, […]

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