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Hindu temple, auto rickshaw among new emojis for Whatsapp and Messenger

New York Aug 14: In a new move, the Unicode Consortium, organisation that regulates emojis has shortlisted 179 candidates, for the 2019 release. According to the Verge, new emojis including Hindu temple, auto rickshaw, ringed planet, kneeling person, service dog were included in the short list. Continue reading “Hindu temple, auto rickshaw among new emojis for Whatsapp and Messenger”

Confession is believers’ discretion: HC

KOCHI Aug 3: Kerala high court has rejected the petition that said that Confession before priests is an encroachment on the privacy of an individual and it should be banned.
Refusing to accept the claim of the petitioner, the court said the confession was not unconstitutional.
Ernakulam native C S Chacko is the petitioner in the case.
“Since confession is not forced upon anyone, it is not a breach of personal freedom. It is an individual’s freedom to decide on whether he should perform confession or not. It is his or her liberty. Nowhere is it said that all believers should obey church rules,” the court observed.

Minister rejects NCW’s recommendation on banning confessions

NEW DELHI July 27: Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam has “rejected outright” the National Commission for Women’s recommendation for banning confessions in churches over fears they could lead to blackmailing of women, and asserted the government should not interfere with the religious beliefs of people. Continue reading “Minister rejects NCW’s recommendation on banning confessions”

Sabarimala row: Hindu organisations call for hartal on July 30 in Kerala

Thrissur July 26: Various Hindu organisations have called for a hartal in Kerala on July 30 demanding that the state government rectify its stance in the Supreme Court favouring entry of women of all age groups at the hill shrine of Sabarimala. Continue reading “Sabarimala row: Hindu organisations call for hartal on July 30 in Kerala”

Sabarimala Women Ban Will Be Tested Constitutionally: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI July 25: The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it clear that the ban on entry of women in the age group of 10-50 years into the Sabarimala temple would be tested on “constitutional ethos” and asked the temple board to establish that the restriction was an “essential and integral” part of religious faith. Continue reading “Sabarimala Women Ban Will Be Tested Constitutionally: Supreme Court”

Indian American devottes donate 13.5 crore rupees to Tirupati Temple

TIRUPATI July 23: Indian American Ika Ravi and Guthikonda Srinivas, who hail from Andhra Pradesh, donated INR 13.5 money to the temple ‘Hundi’ and various trusts run by Tirupathi temple authorities. Continue reading “Indian American devottes donate 13.5 crore rupees to Tirupati Temple”

“Mosque Integral To Islam?”: Top Court Reserves Order On Review Appeal

NEW DELHI July 21: The Supreme Court yesterday reserved its order on a plea by Muslim groups of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute seeking reconsideration by a larger bench the observations made by it in a 1994 verdict that a mosque was not integral to Islam. Continue reading ““Mosque Integral To Islam?”: Top Court Reserves Order On Review Appeal”

Supreme Court Commences Hearing On Sabarimala Temple Women Ban Issue

NEW DELHI July 18: The Supreme Court has commenced its hearing on the contentious issue relating to the ban on entry of women between 10 and 50 years of age in Kerala’s historic Sabarimala temple. Continue reading “Supreme Court Commences Hearing On Sabarimala Temple Women Ban Issue”

SC terms allegations of rape in Kottiyoor sex scandal as ‘very serious’

New Delhi July 16: The Supreme Court has termed as “very serious” the charges in the Kottiyoor sex scandal in Kerala involving the alleged rape of a minor by a Catholic priest. Continue reading “SC terms allegations of rape in Kottiyoor sex scandal as ‘very serious’”

After pro-Left outfit, Cong organisation to observe ‘Ramayana month’

Thiruvananthapuram July 16: The annual ‘Ramayana month’ seems to be taking on a political colour in Kerala this year as a Congress outfit is also gearing up to hold several programmes to mark the period after a pro-Left organisation. Continue reading “After pro-Left outfit, Cong organisation to observe ‘Ramayana month’”