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Sabarimala Temple: Four trans women complete darshan of Lord Ayyappa

KERALA: Four transgenders, who were denied permission to visit the Sabarimala temple on Sunday, completed their darshan of the Lord Ayyappa shrine on Tuesday. On Sunday, the four trans women were turned away from Sabarimala by Erumely police from completing their climb to the hilltop temple after they wished to perform their darshan

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11 Dead and 82 hospitalised after eating contaminated prasad in Karnataka

KARNATAKA: At least 11 people were killed and 82 were hospitalised after eating 'prasad' at a temple in Karnataka's Chamarajnagar district police said. According to Karnataka Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), the death toll had increased to 11 from nine people. Police have arrested two in connection with the incident. The ailing have been hospitalised in hospitals across Chamarajnagar and

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KCR's son K T Rama Rao appointed executive working president of TRS

TELANGANA: K.T. Rama Rao, the legislator from Sircilla, on Friday appointed as the outfit's working president of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). Rama Rao, known as KTR, has been elevated to the Executive President post immediately after the party chief was sworn-in as chief minister on Thursday. According a press release from KCR's office, Rama Rao's appointment was

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Ten from Kerala's Kannur district suspected to have joined IS

KERALA: After the mysterious disappearance of 21 people from north Kerala two years ago, Kerala police on Thursday confirmed that 10 people from the state joined the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan. Police suspect the ten, including two women and four children,  reached UAE and went missing from there. They have been identified as K

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KCR takes oath as Telangana CM for second term

TELANGANA: K Chandrasekhar Rao, President of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Telangana  for the second consecutive term and with a bigger mandate. The newly-elected legislators elected KCR as the TRS legislature party leader on Wednesday.  KCR,64, took oath in Telugu. The Cabinet will likely be expanded on December 18. The oath-taking

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Madras HC notice to TN govt on plea seeking for reservation of transgender in govt jobs

CHENNAI: Madras high court has ordered notice to Tamil nadu state government on a plea seeking special reservation for transgenders in appointments for government jobs. Justice S Vimala passed the order on the plea moved by P Sudha, a transsexual and resident of Chennai.  Though transgenders have been identified as the third gender, no

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Congress doesn't have the Capacity to stop PM Modi claims Asaduddin Owaisi

HYDERABAD: After conclusion of Assembly polls, AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi said there is a need for all non-Congress and non-BJP parties to come together to defeat the saffron party.  But the Hyderabad MP stated he has his 'grave doubts' about the Congress' capacity to beat Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2019 Lok Sabha

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Telangana Election: Naidu urges public to revolt against TRS

HYDERABAD: Just a day before campaigning ends for Telangana Assembly elections Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu claimed that  while his vision was the reason for the development of Hyderabad and urged voters in Telangana to "revolt" against the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). "The city which was clean and green once has now become

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