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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Ceremonial welcome:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Ceremonial welcome, at Ramallah, Palestine.
Embassy of India participating in Sarajevo Winter Festival, 2018:
Violinist Zoltán Lantos and Tabla artist Pt Rajesh Gangani presenting Indian fusion music concert at the Sarajevo Winter Festival,2018 titled "The Other Face of the World".
Bahubali Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava – 2018:
Mahamasthakabhisheka, the head anointing ceremony is performed once in 12 years to the 57 feet tall monolithic statue of Lord Bahubali at Shravanabelagola.
Sailors on Deck-Virginia- class attack submarine USS Washington:
Sailors render a salute during the commissioning ceremony for the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Washington at Naval Station Norfolk.
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu meets Mukesh Ambani:
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu meeting with Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & MD, Reliance Industries Limited at Real Time Governance State Center.
Angels on Earth:
The State-wide strike by the nurses in front of the Cherthala KVM hospital in Alappuzha, Kerala.
The battle of bulls and tamers:
A man tries to tame a bull during a traditional bull-taming festival called “Jallikattu”.
 

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Shariff and his daughter Mariyam Sharif were arrested and lodged in jail amid high drama on Friday.

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QUETTA:  An explosion targeting two separate election rallies in Pakistan on Friday, July 13, left at least 85 people killed and 150 others injured.

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MUMBAI: Anil Ambani-led Reliance Energy has allegedly pocketed Rs.2000 crore it has collected from millions of electricity consumers in Mumbai suburban by way of electricity surcharge and sales.

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HINGOLI: Students and staffers at a school in Hingoli district of Maharashtra run helter skelter after 60 venomous snakes were found in a kitchen of the school on Friday.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala unit of the Congress party has decided to drop its plan to observe ‘Ramayana month’ from July 17.

The decision was taken in the wake of strong protests from within the party. Several senior like former Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) presidents, K Muraleedharan and V M Sudheeran and former minister Pandalam Sudhakaran had come down heavily on the party leadership for announcing the programme without discussion in the party forums.

Sudheeran and Muraleedharan said the decision to observe the Hindu ritual was against the democratic principles upheld by the party. They said that the programme would tantamount to politicising the God.

“The Congress has never sought votes in the name of God. The party does not need such votes. Ours is a secular party where members of different beliefs co-exist. It is the duty of communal organisations to organise religious programmes, not that of a political party,” Muraleedharan said.

The party had decided to conduct various programmes in connection with the Ramayana month after the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) came forward to observe the Ramayana month, which falls in the Malayalam month of Karkidakam.

The Congress had planned the programmes under the auspices of Vichar Vibhag, its cultural wing. The organisation had drawn up elaborate programmes throughout the month under the theme "Ramayana is ours, for the well-being of our land".

The Vichar Vibhag has justified the campaign by saying that what they intended to do was to promote the concept of ‘Rama Rajyam’ as suggested by Gandhiji as a model form of governance.

“If it is the intention, we need to organize programmes like seminars to promote it. Why is there an observance of Ramayana month,” asked Muraleedharan. He said it was unfair to use religion to win four or five votes. “It is what the BJP is practicing. We shouldn’t do the same. We need to devise a different strategy to take on them,” he said.

While speaking to a news channel, KPCC spokesperson Rajmohan Unnithan also found the idea not in conformity with the party’s principles. He said there was no debate within the party regarding the Ramayana month observance.

Sources said the Vichar Vibhag had got the support of top leadership of the KPCC to organize the programme.  The state level programme was scheduled to be held at Thycaud Candhi Bhavan on Tuesday. As per the schedule, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala was to inaugurate the event and MP Shashi Tharoor deliver the key note address.

Image Credit: Times of India

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BANGALORE: Karnataka police on Sunday arrested 30 people in connection with the lynching of a techie from Hyderabad in the state’s Bidar district over WhatsApp-driven rumours of child-lifting.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala unit of the Congress party has decided to drop its plan to observe ‘Ramayana month’ from July 17.

The decision was taken in the wake of strong protests from within the party. Several senior like former Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) presidents, K Muraleedharan and V M Sudheeran and former minister Pandalam Sudhakaran had come down heavily on the party leadership for announcing the programme without discussion in the party forums.

Sudheeran and Muraleedharan said the decision to observe the Hindu ritual was against the democratic principles upheld by the party. They said that the programme would tantamount to politicising the God.

“The Congress has never sought votes in the name of God. The party does not need such votes. Ours is a secular party where members of different beliefs co-exist. It is the duty of communal organisations to organise religious programmes, not that of a political party,” Muraleedharan said.

The party had decided to conduct various programmes in connection with the Ramayana month after the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) came forward to observe the Ramayana month, which falls in the Malayalam month of Karkidakam.

The Congress had planned the programmes under the auspices of Vichar Vibhag, its cultural wing. The organisation had drawn up elaborate programmes throughout the month under the theme "Ramayana is ours, for the well-being of our land".

The Vichar Vibhag has justified the campaign by saying that what they intended to do was to promote the concept of ‘Rama Rajyam’ as suggested by Gandhiji as a model form of governance.

“If it is the intention, we need to organize programmes like seminars to promote it. Why is there an observance of Ramayana month,” asked Muraleedharan. He said it was unfair to use religion to win four or five votes. “It is what the BJP is practicing. We shouldn’t do the same. We need to devise a different strategy to take on them,” he said.

While speaking to a news channel, KPCC spokesperson Rajmohan Unnithan also found the idea not in conformity with the party’s principles. He said there was no debate within the party regarding the Ramayana month observance.

Sources said the Vichar Vibhag had got the support of top leadership of the KPCC to organize the programme.  The state level programme was scheduled to be held at Thycaud Candhi Bhavan on Tuesday. As per the schedule, Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala was to inaugurate the event and MP Shashi Tharoor deliver the key note address.

Image Credit: Times of India

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 KOZHIKODE: Owner of a private finance company, who was set ablaze by an unidentified person in Kerala’s northern city of Kozhikode on Friday, has succumbed to his injuries.

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BANGALORE: Karnataka police on Sunday arrested 30 people in connection with the lynching of a techie from Hyderabad in the state’s Bidar district over WhatsApp-driven rumours of child-lifting.

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BANGALORE: A brawl between a Bangalore- based landlord and his tenant over an issue as silly as an additional electricity bill of Rs 117 turned really ugly and the former had to spend Rs 1 lakh to not to be jailed.  Moreover, the 34-year-old landlord had to face charges under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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CHENNAI: Actor-turned Tamil Nadu politician Rajinikanth has come out in support of the NDA government’s 'One India, One Election', which was rejected by most parties in the country.

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COIMBATORE: Coimbatore Rural Police have arrested a trainer of the National Disaster Management training in connection with the death of second-year BBA student at Kovai Kalaimagal College of Arts and Science.

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MUMBAI: Ahead of the crucial monsoon session of the Parliament, the Telegu Desam Party (TDP) has launched a campaign to garner support of political parties for the Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh.

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NEW DELHI: In a major boost to the Congress Party, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy re-joined the party four years after he left it in protest against the bifurcation of the state in 2014.

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NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin is gearing up to fight the 2019 Lok Sabha election from his home state of Telengana.

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HYDERABAD: Hyderabad police on Wednesday externed a Hindu religious leader from the city for six months for allegedly making provocative statements against other communities.

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