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MAHA SHIVARATRI 2017 Marks 112-Foot-Tall Shiva Statue Inauguraton Today

Today, as mark of Mahashivaratri being celebrated across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a 112-foot-tall statue of Lord Shiva in Coimbatore built by the Isha Foundation of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Though environmentalists protested that the statue is an ecological threat to the area, the Isha Foundation denied allegations and said the stature in the form of Shiva’s ...

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Bangalore Schools to Re-open, No Holiday on Thursday

As Wednesday turned out to be normal with any violence reported, re-opened offices functioning as usual, private schools have finally decided to re-open schools on Thursday and parents may prepare to send their wards in the morning. The BMTC and KSRTC buses are seen plying on Bangalore roads bringing the look of normalcy back to busy Bangalore. However, Wednesday saw ...

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Bangalore: Schools, Colleges, Offices Closed/Holiday Tomorrow

Following Monday’s riots and fire on the roads of Bangalore over Cauvery verdict by the Supreme Court, for those fearing whether to send their wards to schools or colleges, it is relieving to know that Tuesday remains a holiday for all schools and colleges in Karnataka due to Bakrid, a festival for Muslims. [ALSO  SEE: Bangalore Schools, Colleges to be ...

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JNU Students on Huner Strike Supporting Univ. of Hyderabad Students over Vemula Suicide

The HRD ministry is vividly shaken by the stormy response to its diktat over central universities as the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit student from Central University of Hyderabad, began to spread to other universities, especially JNU in Delhi. Three students of Jawaharlal Nehru University have begun a hunger strike in solidarity with the protesting students of CUH and ...

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French Open 2015: Debris falls, injuring three persons

Imagine playing in front of thousands of crowds who are cheering for you. There are so many expectations on your shoulders. The whole country is looking upon you to achieve something they long been waiting for. Jo Wilfred Tsonga was in a similar situation on Tuesday when he was playing against Kei Nishikori of Japan. Although his form didn’t seem ...

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Mekedatu Water Row: Karnataka to Observe Counter Bandh Saturday

Karnataka organisations and pro-Kannada outfits have called for a bandh on Saturday in the state and Bangalore from 6 am to 6 pm for 12 hours in protest against what they said Tamil Nadu’s attempts to stall the Mekedatu drinking water project across the Cauvery. The move in response to similar bandh observed by Tamil Nadu on March 28 against ...

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25,000 petrol pumps observe blackout for 15 minutes in protest

Over 25,000 petrol pumps across India remained closed abruptly for 15 minutes from 8 p.m. on Saturday as oil dealers continued their protest against state-owned companies to push for a five-point charter of demands covering financial compensation. “Over 25,000 petrol pumps participated in the blackout call to protest against unplanned price changes resulting in heavy losses to the dealers on ...

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Despite Vaiko’s Opposition, Centre Approves Neutrino Project in Tamil Nadu

Government has approved India-based Neutrino Observatory Project with estimated cost of Rs. 1583.05 crore, informed minister Jitendra Singh to Rajya Sabha in a written reply. The Government has approved the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project, to be located in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu and financial sanction has been issued on January 6, this year, said MoS in the Prime ...

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Kejriwal Joins Anna Hazare, Says Won’t Allow Land Acquisition in Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday said he will not allow the central government to forcibly take land away from anyone in the national capital under the amended land acquisition law. Addressing a crowd of protestors led by anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, who has launched a two-day agitation against the bill tabled in parliament by the NDA government, Kejriwal said: ...

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Despite Odds, Indian Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Fervour

Despite strict warning from Hindu fringe groups, many couples smiling, walking hand-in-hand, holding bouquets of red roses or bags with gifts and wearing a smile were a common sight across cafes, eateries and streets across India on Valentine’s Day on Saturday, Love was in the air — whether it was at Delhi’s central Connaught Place area, malls or green parks; ...

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Why Vaiko Opposes Neutrino Project?

Vaiko, the General Secretary of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), has asked the people of Kerala  and Tamil Nadu to protest against the India-based Neutrino project, which is about to function in Theni district. Claiming it would cause more harm to Idukki district, Vaiko said that it would cause air pollution, which would affect the agriculturists. He said, “Agricultural lands ...

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Aurobindo Ashram Turns Inhuman, Evicts Family from Earth

Established in Pondicherry by Sri Aurobindo on 24 November 1926, the Aurobindo Ashram turned into a villain to a family of seven in less than a century. A 2002 case involving the Ashram and the five sisters in a long-drawn legal battle ended on Dec. 9 with a Supreme Court direction to get the sisters thrown out within 7 days ...

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‘Maharaj At least Honest to Say What was in His Heart,’ Says Gandhi’s Grandson

After the glorification of Nathuram Godse, the assassin of the Father of Nation, as a “patriot” by BJP lawmaker Sakshi Maharaj, the parliament today witnessed widespread protest from the opposition. While Congress sought to file a case against Maharaj, the grandson of Gandhi, Tushar Gandhi, reportedly commented, ” I do not think it’s a controversial statement. Sakshi Maharaj is at ...

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Hate Speech: Forgive Sadhvi Niranjan, Resume Work, Urges Modi

Amid controversy that still hogs limelight over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s hate speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged parliament to resume the work and forgive the minister for her remarks. Modi said, “The Minister concerned apologised. She is a first time member and comes from a rural background. When a colleague in Parliament apologises, it is upon our learned ...

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