Just hours before gates are supposed to be opened for women to enter Sabarimala temple, women are being stopped from taking the road leading to the historic shrine. The Supreme Court had, in its September 28 decision, allowed the entry of women between the age group of 10-50 at the Sabarimala temple. The SC had set October 17 as the date for starting the entry of women at Sabarimala. When women reporters attempting to take the route to the temple, were stopped and cars not allowed to travel any further.
As the court listed the criminal defamation case filed by Union Minister M.J. Akbar against a woman journalist for Thursday, two women journalist bodies sought Akbar's removal from the government for the sake of a fair and impartial probe.
Authorities alerted airports and a Delhi Police team reached Lucknow on Tuesday in search of a BSP MP's son who whipped out a pistol during a scuffle with a man at a luxury hotel in the national capital.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said investigators searching a Saudi consulate building in Istanbul where journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing earlier this month found materials that had been painted over.