Nipah virus: High alert in TN districts close to Kerala

The Tamilnadu government has issued an alert to Health department officials in districts bordering Kerala in view of Nipah virus outbreak in the neighbouring State. Continue Reading

Steep hike in airfares to Gulf region unjustified, Kerala CM writes to Minister

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan yesterday wrote to Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu urging him to bring back the fares from Kerala to West Asia to the level it prevailed in February this year. Continue Reading

Hindu Mahasabha burns Gandhi’s effigy, Kerala Assembly condemns act

Right-wing’s All India Hindu Mahasabha activists fired at an effigy of Mahatma Gandhi and later set it on fire on Wednesday, his death anniversary. The Kerala Assembly on Friday condemned their action. Continue Reading

Kerala CM briefs Governor of Sabarimala violence

Following the incidents of violence in Kerala, Governor P Sathasivam on 3 January sought an urgent report from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The Chief Minister has assured the Governor that strict action would be taken against those involved in the disturbances, the release added. Continue Reading

Sabarimala: Peaceful Sunday in Kerala, over 5,700 people held

Kerala was mostly peaceful Sunday after four days of widespread violence involving BJP-RSS and ruling CPI(M) workers following the entry of two women of child-bearing age into the Sabarimala temple, with 1,869 cases being registered so far and 5,769 people arrested. Continue Reading

Kerala float may not make it to Republic Day parade

The Centre is understood to have rejected Left-ruled Kerala’s float on Vaikom Satyagraha, a renaissance movement against untouchability and linked to temple access, for the Republic Day parade, according to state officials. Continue Reading

Kerala floods: CM slams Centre for denying funds

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Friday lashed out at the Centre for allegedly showing indifference in granting aid for the rebuilding initiatives of the state, which had suffered the deadliest flood of the century in August. Continue Reading

Sabarimala: All-party meet in Kerala fails to resolve issue

The Sabarimala temple opens Friday amid unprecedented security for the two-month long annual pilgrim season amid the continuing stand-off over entry of menstrual age women as consensus eluded a crucial all-party meeting called to resolve the issue. Continue Reading

Chennithala expresses concern over facilities en route to Sabarimala

With just three days left for start of the annual pilgrim season at Sabarimala, Opposition Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala Wednesday shot off a letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, expressing concern over pending infrastructural works at Nilackal and Pamba, en route to the hill shrine. Continue Reading