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Heavy Rush in Sabarimala amid the state-wide Bandh by Hindu groups

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Sabarimala: Thousands of pilgrims presented prayers at Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala early on Saturday, the first day of Malayalam month of ‘Vrischikom’, whilst a 12-hour hartal in opposition to the preventive detention of a Hindu Aikya Vedi leader started. Pilgrims, including youngsters, queued up in big numbers for the reason that temple opened at 3 am.

Amid remarkable safety, Kerala State Transport Corporation buses have been bringing pilgrims from Nilackal to Pamba and no offerings had been stopped, KSRTC assets stated. Shops and inns close to the temple complicated had been open. However, normal life became hit somewhere else within the kingdom because the hartal progressed; buses and auto-rickshaws remained off roads in numerous areas.

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The temple had opened Friday night for the 2-month-long annual pilgrim season as a stand-off continued over the access of menstrual age women into the shrine. All regular pujas commenced this morning underneath the supervision of the new Melshanti (leader priest) Vasudevan Nampoothiri.

Hindu Aikyavedi participants have collected out of doors a police station 30 kilometres from Pamba to protest towards the detention of senior Sangh Parivar leader K P Sasikala, who become scheduled to visit Sabarimala shrine on Saturday. Protesters said that she was above 50 and have to be allowed to do darshan at Sannidhanam. However, police stated that Sasikala become suspected to be “concerned in a conspiracy”.

VHP country president S J R Kumar alleged that Hindu Aikyavedi state President K P Sasikala become arrested by police near Marakkoottam near Sabarimala at 2.30 am Saturday. He accused the Kerala government of trying to ruin the Sabarimala temple.

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Kerala Government Promises High Court; Will allot 2 days exclusively for women in Sabarimala

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New Delhi: Kerala government on Friday advised the Kerala High Court that it might take steps to ensure entry of women on the Sabarimala shrine. The Kerala government stated that they may be prepared to allot two days solely for entry of girls inside the temple. Four women have filed a petition in Kerala High Court in search of police protection for Sabarimala go to. They have sought guidelines from the court to state government to ensure protection and reserve days to facilitate only girls’s access inside the temple. The temple is slated to remain open until December 26, followed by way of some other month-long window till January 20, for an annual pilgrimage.

Many girls, together with social activists and journalists, have tried to attain the hilltop shrine in Sabarimala on account that Supreme Court’s verdict on September 28, in which, the apex courtroom allowed the entry of girls between the age group of 10-50 to go into the shrine. Protestors have however blocked the access of women and instead, urged the country government to take felony steps to revert the Supreme Court’s verdict.

The devotees believe that Lord Ayyappa is living in the Sabarimala in a nation of everlasting celibacy and women inside the menstruating age group have been banned from coming into the shrine. A Supreme Court bench, headed via former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, but, ordered that women have to be allowed to go into the temple, bringing up gender equality.

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Baby Girl in India miraculously survived even after being ‘run over’ by Train; Watch Video

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This is a one year old girl’s great scrape from death in India.

She dropped onto the tracks moments before a train got here roaring through the station in Uttar Pradesh state.

Remarkably, the one-yr-old survived.

Footage confirmed the baby’s body fitting smartly among the rails, that means the train surpassed over her with out inflicting any harm.

Her mom had in advance accidentally dropped her among the platform and the carriage as she was getting off any other train.

The incident happened in Mathura on Tuesday.

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Irrfan was my acting school: Mithila Palkar

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Mumbai, Nov 23;¬†Mithila Palkar says acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan was like an “acting school” for her when she worked with him in “Karwaan”.The movie features Irrfan and Dulquer Salman.

On her experience of working with two well-known actors in the industry, Mithila said in a statement: “Initially it took me time to realise that I am sharing screen space with Irrfan Khan. But when I started working with him, a lot of times I would end up laughing in a scene.

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“I have never been to an acting school and on the sets of ‘Karwaan’, Irrfan was my acting school. By observing him, I learnt to improvise in the scenes along with focusing on the smallest of the details.”

Mithila also revealed her current favourite in Bollywood is Alia Bhatt. She feels Alia carries out brilliant roles with ease, and that really inspires her to push herself to perform better.

“Karwaan”, directed by Akarsh Khurana, will air on Sony Max on Saturday.

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