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Shashidhar Reddy asked to sit out

Upset at being ignored former minister goes to Delhi After much dilly-dallying and discussions that stretched to early on Saturday, the Telangana Congress released its third list of 13 candidates and the prominent omission was former minister Marri Shashidhar Reddy while former PCC president Ponnala Lakshmaiah finally found a place. Mr. Reddy, who was annoyed, […]

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Alyque Padamsee: born to make a difference

The thing I admire most about him is that he was never scared I’m feeling sad. Not just personally, but sad for advertising, for theatre, for this city, for India. Alyque Padamsee’s death is not just the death of a man; it’s the death of an institution. The death of a large part of this […]

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Kerala wakes up to face Aikya Vedi's flash hartal

The Hindu Aikya Vedi and Sabarimala Karma Samithi have called a dawn-to-dusk flash hartal across Kerala on Saturday to protest the arrest of K P Sasikala in Pathanamthitta on Friday night. The two organisations are spear-heading the protests against implementation of Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all ages to visit Ayyappa Temple and Ms. […]

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Hartal hits pilgrims' passage to Sabarimala

The Sabarimala Sannidhanam witnessed moderate rush on Saturday morning owing to the state-wide hartal affecting pilgrim’s passafe to the hill shrine. The 41-day Mandalam pilgrimage season began with the Tantri, Kandararu Rajeevararu, performing the Ashtadravya Maha Ganapati Homom in the morning. The new Melsanthi, V.N.Vasudevan Namboodiri, opened the sanctum sanctorum. Pilgrims, carrying ghee for Neyyabhishekom […]