Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Topic: Temple

DMK govt appoints trained aspirants of all castes as temple priests in Tamil Nadu

CM MK Stalin handed over appointment orders of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department to 75 people, marking appointments to 208 positions under various categories.

Congress leader writes to Jaishankar demanding evacuation of Hindus, Sikhs from Afghanistan

Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill stated that around 650 Sikhs and 50 Hindus in Afghanistan have become sitting targets for the Taliban 'adamant to kill' minorities of Indian origin.

10 arrested over attack on Hindu homes, temples in Bangladesh

The incident took place in Shiali village following a heated altercation between Hindu and Muslim residents after which security was beefed up in the area, Dhaka Tribune reported.

Swaminarayan temple in US raided, workers taken from India treated as forced labour: Report

90 labourers removed from site by US federal agencies. In lawsuit, 6 workers alleged they were paid merely 10% of hourly minimum wage, forced to live in gruelling conditions.

20 TDP, BJP workers among accused over temple attacks, says Andhra Pradesh DGP

TDP and BJP criticised the DGP over his latest claims and said Sawang should shun his khaki uniform and instead don the ruling YSR Congress scarf.

AAP, BJP blame each other for demolition of 100-year-old Hanuman temple in Chandni Chowk

While AAP accused BJP-ruled North MCD of razing the Hanuman temple, BJP criticised the AAP saying the demolition was part of the Delhi govt's ongoing Chandni Chowk beautification plan.

45 more arrested in Pakistan for attack on Hindu temple in Pakistan

The number of accused arrested in the case has risen to 100. Over 350 people have been named in the FIR since the temple was vandalised and set on fire Wednesday.

Lord Jagannath Temple reopens after 9 months, public darshan from 3 January

All devotees need to produce Covid-19 negative report of test done in previous 48 hours before entering the temple, officials said.

We are not ready, say Kamakhya temple priests after govt orders reopening from 24 Sept

Priests at Assam's Kamakhya temple have requested devotees to not visit this Thursday because a lot of Covid safety arrangements are still to be done.

Modi’s economic advisor red-flags ‘illegal temple’ in elite IAS officers’ colony in Delhi

Seeking action, EAC-PM member Ratan Watal has said in his letter to Modi govt that the temple is sitting on state land worth Rs 20-30 crore.

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Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

Why German naval chief wanted West to respect Putin & what India-China have got to do with it

Western coalition will hope Schonbach’s sacking will mollify Ukraine. US doesn’t have the stomach to fight someone else’s war and India has more than a little skin in the game.
Close-up of a computer chip | Representational image | Wikimedia commons

Why is India no electronics hub like China? Govt cites high tariffs, no subsidies as challenges

Vision Document for the electronics manufacturing industry aims for it to be worth $300 billion by 2026, notes ‘punitive duty and tax’, lack of ‘robust ecosystem’ as challenges.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.