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Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala | Commons

Padmanabhaswamy verdict can reduce the rich temple to go to Communists with a begging bowl

The Supreme Court has also ordered a 25-year audit of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Even scam-tainted promoters or companies have not had to face such long-term audits.
An SBI bank branch in Gwalior | ANI

Gwalior shuts banks for a week, a first as Covid cases spike in Madhya Pradesh district

The order suspends banking services until 21 July and prohibits customers from entering bank premises during this time. Banks can open for employees though.


Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane | Photo: ANI

Govt’s top China advisory group meets to discuss outcome of corps commander talks

Army chief General M.M. Naravane also separately met senior officers to discuss the 15-hour talks held between Indian & Chinese corps commanders to resolve LAC tensions.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.