10 must-reads for today

Kerala was at a standstill yesterday as conservative Hindu groups protested against the state government for allowing two women to defy a traditional ban and enter a Hindu temple. Many businesses were closed amid fears of violence. One protester was killed in clashes in a southern district. 

A Chinese lunar probe made a successful landing on the far side of the Moon yesterday, a feat that has been hailed as a milestone in the history of space exploration. The Chang'e-4 probe sent back the first close-range pictures of the celestial body's unexplored outer-reaches via a Chinese relay satellite. 

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe