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Attukal Pongala in Thiruvananthapuram | Wikimedia commons

Why Kerala govt’s decision to allow Pongala is more political than religious

The festival for women comes amid the coronavirus threat but the backlash after the Sabarimala issue may have forced Kerala's Left-front govt to allow the festivities.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Supreme Court to hear pleas challenging CAA after Sabarimala matter

Attorney General K K Venugopal told the top court bench, headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, that the Centre would file a reply to the CAA pleas in a few days.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Delhi election & Sabarimala: Why Article 25 is now caught between Constitution and religion

Indian secularism and the effectiveness of its constitutional values are under test – both in the Sabarimala temple case and the Delhi assembly election.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Before Sabarimala, there were only 15 nine-judge bench rulings. Here are 5 landmark cases

The setting up of a nine-judge bench is rare, and the Sabarimala bench is only the 16th in Supreme Court’s 70-year history.

BJP could be shrinking politically but is winning big time ideologically

BJP is ruling fewer large, important states now but its big Hindutva ideas have won and face little opposition across the country.
File photo of Sabarimala temple | PTI

Sabarimala temple opens today but Kerala’s Leftist government makes a U-turn on women’s entry

The Lord Ayyappa temple will open for the two-month long pilgrim season, but Kerala Tourism Minister says women and activists need a court order for entry.
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SC wasted time with Sabarimala pleas. CJIs must end self-indulgence of going out with a bang

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Devotees at Sabarimala temple

How Supreme Court bench on Sabarimala review differs on faith and law

From the majority opinion asking for courts to ‘tread cautiously’ to the minority rejection of ‘extreme arguments’, a look at SC's Sabarimala order.
Sabarimala Temple

As Sabarimala issue fizzles out, BJP has gained virtually nothing in Kerala

BJP led massive protests against SC decision to allow women of all ages to visit Sabarimala. But that didn’t turn into political progress for the party.
Sabarimala devotees throng the 16th century church

Why Sabarimala devotees go to this 16th century church & pray to Saint Sebastian

St. Andrew’s Basilica is an example of religious harmony, a characteristic common to many churches and temples in Kerala.

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JP Nadda and Rahul Gandhi

JP Nadda and Rahul Gandhi have built the same team. Modi’s governance plans can wait

If you look at the credentials of BJP president JP Nadda’s new appointees, you will know why Modi-Shah’s party has a rough road ahead.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

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Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.