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.