Activist Trupti Desai stopped from entering Shani Shingnapur Temple despite HC order

The Maharashtra Police on Saturday detained activist Trupti Desai while she was trying to enter the Shani Shingnapur Temple in Ahmednagar district of the state along with other Bhumata Brigade supporters. The development came just days after the Bombay High Court allowed women’s entry into the temple, which was banned earlier. The detention followed clashes between Bhumata Brigade members and locals, who were preventing their entry into the inner sanctum. Earlier, NCP workers also protested outside the temple

Resolve the issue through dialogue: Devendra Fadnavis on Shani Shingnapur row

Maintaining that women have right to pray, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday favored a dialogue between authorities of Shani Shingnapur temple and activists to find a way out over the ban on entry of female devotees into the inner sanctum of the shrine. He urged the temple authorities to hold a dialogue with the women’s group that is campaigning for entry of female devotees into the inner sanctum

Anna Hazare to begin hunger strike on October 2 over Land Acquisition Bill, OROP

Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday announced that he would go on indefinite hunger strike from October 02 over Land Acquisition Bill and One Rank, One Pension (OROP). Hazare will stage his strike from Ramlila Maidan in Delhi. The veteran anti-corruption activist has already voiced his opposition against the contentious land bill. Hazare had earlier this year written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him not to pass the new

Now, BJP MP Dilip Gandhi says tobacco helps in digestion

Barely three days after he created a controversy with his comments that there is no Indian study linking tobacco with cancer, Dilip Gandhi, BJP MP from Ahmednagar, said that tobacco actually improve digestion, according to TV channel reports. Speaking at Adhal village in Srigonda taluk of Ahmednagar district, Gandhi reiterated on Friday, “There is no study which shows that tobacco causes cancer…there are people who have chewed tobacco but survived for 100 years.”