Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan while speaking on the Sabarimala Shrine said, "the objective of the government is to uphold the esteem of Sabarimala Temple, which is a major pilgrim centre and a place of worship to all people. All pilgrims must cooperate with security arrangements made in Sabarimala, where lakhs of devotees will be visiting."

We encourage more Indian students to study in China and more Chinese students to study in India. There are more than 20 Chinese universities teaching Hindi. We'll encourage more Indian universities & educational institutions to teach Chinese says Chinese Ambassador to India

'Today, you have a scenario where you've highly competitive electronic, print and digital media. You've multiple forums & because of technology, censorship is impossible now. Any kind of pressure is impossible says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at National Press Day celebrations in Delhi.

All allegations against Nana are false and far from the truth: Aniket Nikam, lawyer of Nana Patekar on State Women Commissions' notice which was issued to Nana Patekar after a complaint of harassment by Tanushree Dutta.

Woman Activist Trupti Desai should go back. She will have to step on our chests and walk over us if she wants to enter Sabarimala Temple, says Activist Rahul Easwar protesting outside Kochi airport.

Delhi's Patiala House Court takes cognisance on criminal defamation complaint against Congress' Shashi Tharoor over his 'scorpion' remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Court fixes 22nd December for the recording of complainant's (BJP leader Rajeev Babbar) statement in this regard.

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu has done the right thing in saying that he won't allow Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in his state: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

Spoke to CM K Palaniswami regarding the situation in cyclone-affected areas of Tamil Nadu. Assured all possible assistance from Centre in mitigating the situation arising due to the cyclone: Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

These people still have not come to terms that I am the PM, it has been nearly four and a half years. They are still crying, how can a 'Chaiwala' become PM?. Now they say a 'Chaiwala' became PM because of one great person: PM Modi in Ambikapur.

Bhima Koregaon case: Supreme Court has deferred the hearing in the arrests of activists matter to December 3.

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In a bid to encourage the hiring of women and keeping them employed during their maternity period, the government on Thursday made it clear that it will bear the cost of 7 out of 26 weeks of the maternity leave. The Women and Child Development ministry on Thursday confirmed the government’s decision and it will give the employers the salaries for seven weeks of the 26 weeks of maternity leave for women earning more than Rs 15,000 a month. It covers the government as well as the private sector.

Protesters have gathered outside Cochin International Airport. Trupti Desai, the founder of Bhumata Brigade, has arrived at the airport from Pune. She had written to Kerala CM seeking security for her visit to Sabarimala Temple on 17 November.

Some big developments that are expected to happen today are:

Cyclone Gaja made a landfall in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu at around 1:40 am last night, with rains lashing the coastal areas especially Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, and Thanjavur, over 75,000 people were evacuated, taken to relief centres. Petrol and diesel prices in Delhi today are Rs 77.10 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.18) and Rs 71.93 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.16), respectively. Petrol and diesel prices in Mumbai are Rs 82.62 per litre (decrease by Rs 0.18) and Rs 75.36 (decrease by Rs 0.17), respectively.

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