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SABARIMALA: The women pilgrims were kept from entering the shrine after the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government did a u-turn Friday, citing “grey areas” in the apex court’s judgment.
SABARIMALA: The Sabarimala was opened on Saturday for a three-month pilgrimage season after the Supreme Court referred to a larger bench on women’s entry. The state government has said it won’t provide protection to women devotees but many activists have announced their plan to enter the temple. The Sabarimala Karma Samiti, a top body of Hindu outfits, said it will block women if they try to enter the temple.
DDCA: Senior journalist Rajat Sharma on Saturday resigned from the post of president of Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), citing his inability to continue amidst “various pulls and pressures” within the organisation.
TRUMP IMPEACHMENT: Amid the ongoing impeachment hearings against him by a Democrats-dominated Congressional panel, US President Donald Trump has asserted that he has the right to speak and the freedom of speech. “In the history of our country, there has never been a disgrace like what’s going on right now. So, you know what, I have the right to speak. I have the freedom of speech just as other people do have. But they (Democrats) have taken away the Republicans rights (to ask questions),” Trump told reporters in a media interaction at the White House.
BANK GUARANTEE: The government is planning to bring in laws to regulate multi-state cooperative banks and raise the insurance cover on bank deposits from the current Rs 1 lakh, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
OM BIRLA: 17वीं लोकसभा के दूसरे सत्र से पहले सभी दलों के नेताओं के साथ संसदीय ग्रंथालय में बैठक की। सत्र में जनहित के विषयों पर वाद विवाद हो, सहमति-असहमति बने, लेकिन सदन चले। विश्वास जताया कि पहले सत्र की तरह सभी दल इस सत्र का भी सुचारू व व्यवस्थित संचालन करने में सहयोग करेंगे। Birla said by a twitter, “I appealed to floor leaders of all parties for their cooperation in the smooth functioning of the House. As the House is answerable to the people and I hope parties will raise issues of public interest. There should be a debate in the House, and for that, it should function.”
- Winter Session from Monday, Lok Sabha Speaker chairs all-party meeting.
RCOM: Anil Dhirubhai Ambani, Chairman of the Reliance Communications, on Saturday tendered his resignation as director of the company. The company in a filing said that Ambani along with Chhaya Virani, Ryna Karani, Manjari Kacker, Suresh Rangachar have resigned as directors of RCom.
SRI LANKA: Sri Lankans voted on Saturday to choose a successor to President Maithripala Sirisena amid multiple poll-related incidents, including an attack on the minority Muslim voters, in an election that will decide the future of the country that struggles with security challenges after the Easter Sunday bombings and increasing political polarisation.