Joining an increasing number of writers and poets who have returned honours and given up positions in recent weeks, author Sara Joseph said today that she is returning the Sahitya Akademi Award that she got in 2003.
For almost an hour, the country's top court today discussed and debated whether the Sanskrit shlokas Venkatesa Suprabhatham, a morning chant, can be recited to wake up Lord Vishnu at the Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram.
Ahead of next year's state assembly polls, an Electoral Assistance System tapping mobile and online facility for accessing voter details, was launched in Chennai today, claimed to be the first such in the country.
Karnataka Home Minister KJ George has stoked a controversy with remarks suggesting that two men raping a woman cannot be termed as gangrape, drawing severe flak from parties and activists while the National Commission for Women issued a notice to him seeking an explanation.
If a woman is raped by two men, it does not constitute gang-rape. With these words, Karnataka's Home Minister has walked into a huge controversy at a time the state is dealing with anger over a call centre worker's gang-rape in Bengaluru.
An Indian woman's right arm was chopped off allegedly by her employer in Saudi Arabia because she had complained about harassment and torture. India has recorded its strong protest and asked the Saudi authorities to take action.
Police don't have a mandate to prevent the holding of 'beef festivals', and will intervene only if they turn violent and become a law and order issue, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said today.