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Demand grows for fireworks ban in Kerala temples, govt calls meeting

Murali, an injured victim, holding his blood stained shirt as he rests on the hospital bed a day after he was injured in Kollam

109 people were killed, over 350 injured in Kollam temple fire; CM announces Rs 20 crore for rehabilitation of victims.

Treated sewage water to maintain pitches during IPL: BCCI to Bombay HC

BCCI told High Court that during 17 IPL games in Mumbai and Pune they will use recycled water. (Photo: BCCI Twitter)

Future of 19 IPL games in drought-hit Maharashtra hangs in balance.

Kollam tragedy: Seven absconding officials of Puttingal temple surrender

People check out the damaged structures after a massive fire broke out during a fireworks display at the Puttingal temple- PTI

Kerala High Court will hear the plea today for a ban on cracker bursting and fireworks display in temple functions.

Indian ‘spy’ languishing in Pakistan jail for 20 years found dead in his cell

Photo of Indian national Kirpal Singh, who had allegedly crossed Wagah border into Pakistan in 1992. (Photo: ANI Twitter)

Kirpal Singh, 50, had allegedly crossed Wagah border into Pakistan in 1992 and was arrested.

‘Water train’ reaches parched Latur after 18 hour journey

Train carrying water stationed in Miraj (Photo: Twitter)

The district administration has acquired a huge well located near Latur railway station to store the water.

High turnouts seen in Assam, West Bengal polling

Voters wait in a long queue to cast votes at a polling booth during assembly elections in, West Bengal. (Photo: PTI)

The crucial states of Assam and West Bengal saw record high voter turnouts of around 85 per cent and 79.56 per cent respectively in Assembly polls on Monday, marked by sporadic clashes and filing of a

Sabarimala ban blow to gender justice, says Supreme Court

Sabarimala temple (Photo: PTI)

The Supreme Court on Monday strongly denounced the religious custom barring the entry of women between the ages of 10 and 50 at the Sabarimala temple, observing that gender justice was endangered by s

20 booked, Kerala temple toll rises to 109

People check out the damaged structures after a massive fire broke out at the Puttingal temple. (Photo: PTI)

A day after the horrendous fireworks accident at Puttingal Devi temple in Paravur the death toll rose to 109, with three more persons succumbing to their injuries on Monday.

Supreme Court to hear MCI’s fresh plea on NEET validity

Supreme Court of India. (Photo: PTI)

The Supreme Court on Monday recalled its July 2013 judgment declaring as unconstitutional the single National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) introduced by the Medical Council of India and Dental

Maldives defence ties get closer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom shake hands. (Photo: PTI)

Overcoming a spell of unease in ties, India and Maldives on Monday signed six agreements, including a crucial one on expanding defence cooperation, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Maldivi

Well might the Bombay high court’s Nagpur bench ask — as it did last week — “whether India is for Hindus only”?