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‘Not Indian language’ — VHP tells Travancore Devaswom Board not to appoint Arabic teachers

VHP has asked TDB to withdraw its order of appointing Arabic teachers in schools that the board runs in Kerala, says Arabic is not an Indian language.
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.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. | Photo: Commons

All about Padmanabhaswamy Temple, its treasures and the royal family that will control it

The Supreme Court has now upheld the rights of the erstwhile Travancore royal family to manage the affairs of the temple, which has become an enigma due to its riches.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala | Commons

Travancore ex-royal family says Padmanabhaswamy temple verdict not a victory, but a blessing

The SC upheld the rights of the family to run the temple administration. The court battle was pending in the top court over charges of financial irregularities.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. | Photo: Commons

SC upholds rights of Travancore ex-royal family in running Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala

Supreme Court overruled a 2011 Kerala HC order to hold that the Travancore royal family will continue to exert its shebait rights on the Thiruvananthapuram temple.
Raja Ravi Varma

Raja Ravi Varma, the royal artist who became part of daily life through calendar art

Raja Ravi Varma, the 'father of modern Indian art', set up his own printing press and revolutionised the ‘Indian aesthetic’.

On Camera

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How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
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Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

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Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.