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On 28 Sept, SC lifted the ban on the entry of women of menstruating age at Kerala’s Sabarimala temple. In response, thousands took to the streets threatening violence if women are allowed to enter the temple. 

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The Supreme Court on 28 September lifted the ban on the entry of women of menstruating age (between 10-50) at Kerala’s Sabarimala temple

Members of both the BJP and the Congress are protesting against the verdict

The protesting groups, including the Kerala priests, the Royal Family and other stakeholders, have demanded a review petition of the SC verdict

The Sabarimala temple gates are set to be opened to all devotees on Wednesday, 17 October

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The Supreme Court on 28 September lifted the ban on the entry of women of menstruating age (between 10-50) at Kerala’s Sabarimala temple

Members of both the BJP and the Congress are protesting against the verdict

The protesting groups, including the Kerala priests, the Royal Family and other stakeholders, have demanded a review petition of the SC verdict

The Sabarimala temple gates are set to be opened to all devotees on Wednesday, 17 October

MJ Akbar is in the eye of the #MeToo storm, with more than half a dozen women journalists accusing the Union Minister and former editor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. He has rebutted all the allegations.

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So far, MJ Akbar has refused to resign from his post in the Ministry of External Affairs

He first called the allegations baseless, then filed a defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani who initiated the accusations on social media

In her response, Ramani said she was “deeply disappointed” and “ready to fight it out”

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So far, MJ Akbar has refused to resign from his post in the Ministry of External Affairs

He first called the allegations baseless, then filed a defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani who initiated the accusations on social media

In her response, Ramani said she was “deeply disappointed” and “ready to fight it out”

Navratri is here – and Goddess Durga is our guest again! The festival that marks the victory of good over evil will be celebrated this year from 10 to 18 October. Durga Puja celebrates the homecoming of Goddess Durga and her family.

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Durga Puja essentially is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil

It is characterised by innovative “pandals” built in different cities to house the idol of the Goddess, display of art, literature and general revelry

The Durga Puja celebrations in West Bengal will take place for four days from shoshti to navami (15 to 18 October)

The idol immersions will take place on 19 October –  the 10th day, which is celebrated as Dussehra

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Durga Puja essentially is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil

It is characterised by innovative “pandals” built in different cities to house the idol of the Goddess, display of art, literature and general revelry

The Durga Puja celebrations in West Bengal will take place for four days from shoshti to navami (15 to 18 October)

The idol immersions will take place on 19 October –  the 10th day, which is celebrated as Dussehra

In what journalists across media houses called an attack on freedom of press, Income Tax officials conducted a raid at the office of Quintillion Media Pvt Ltd in Noida, which runs the website The Quint and is owned by Raghav Bahl.

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According to the I-T officials, they conducted a “search” on one floor of the office, and a “survey” on the other

Raids were also conducted at Raghav Bahl and CEO Ritu Kapur’s residence, and the offices of Quintype and The News Minute in Bengaluru

The search at the Noida premises ended almost 22 hours later – at 6:00 am on Friday morning

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former Union Minister Arun Shourie, MP Shashi Tharoor call it an attempt to muzzle free press

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According to the I-T officials, they conducted a “search” on one floor of the office, and a “survey” on the other

Raids were also conducted at Raghav Bahl and CEO Ritu Kapur’s residence, and the offices of Quintype and The News Minute in Bengaluru

The search at the Noida premises ended almost 22 hours later – at 6:00 am on Friday morning

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, former Union Minister Arun Shourie, MP Shashi Tharoor call it an attempt to muzzle free press

Following allegations of sexual harassment by actor Tanushree Dutta against Nana Patekar, women have taken to social media calling out harassment, assault and impropriety by public figures like comedians, journalists and writers.

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Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her in 2008, filed a complaint with the police

Comedian Utsav Chakraborty was called out by multiple women online for alleged sexual harassment

Allegations subsequently emerged against several journalists including Prashant Jha, Gautam Adhikari and KR Sreenivas

Queen director Vikas Bahl and authors Chetan Bhagat & Kiran Nagarkar also accused of harassment and misconduct

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Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her in 2008, filed a complaint with the police

Comedian Utsav Chakraborty was called out by multiple women online for alleged sexual harassment

Allegations subsequently emerged against several journalists including Prashant Jha, Gautam Adhikari and KR Sreenivas

Queen director Vikas Bahl and authors Chetan Bhagat & Kiran Nagarkar also accused of harassment and misconduct