2019 elections: Scorching sun takes heat out of campaign

With the mercury soaring, the candidates and campaigners are literally sweating it out with Lok Sabha elections around the corner. Continue Reading

Kerala CM slams Centre over removal of portions from NCERT textbook

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan flayed the HRD ministry’s decision to remove portions of the ‘Renaissance Movement’ from the class IX textbook of NCERT. Continue Reading

Kerala nun asked to report to Superior for rebellious attitude

Close on the heels of four nuns who were asked to leave their convent in Kerala recently, a nun has been asked to report to the Missionaries of Jesus congregation’s Jalandhar convent for taking part in a protest against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal in September last year. Continue Reading

Sabarimala temple closed for purification after women’s entry

Tension surrounding Sabarimala temple hit a new peak today as two women, in their forties, claimed to have entered the shrine during the early hours of today. Continue Reading

Gender equality: Over 35 lakh women form human wall across Kerala

In a first, over 35 lakh women stood shoulder-to-shoulder across the national highways in Kerala, creating a 620 km-long human ‘wall’ from the northern end of Kasaragod to the southern tip here Tuesday as part of a state-sponsored initiative to uphold gender equality. Continue Reading

Kerala CM briefs Guv on Sabarimala situation

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Thursday met Governor P Sathasivam and briefed him on the Sabarimala temple issue, even as a fresh row broke out over alleged police “high-handedness” in stopping a vehicle in the convoy of union minister Pon Radhakrishanan. Continue Reading

Sabarimala: Tension in Kerala as temple opens again

As the Sabarimala temple doors were set to open to devotees again this evening, Kerala braced for more protests. This morning, activist Trupti Desai arrived at the Kochi airport and faced stiff protests by devotees and BJP members who had gathered there along with several people. Continue Reading

1,400 arrested in connection with Sabarimala protests

Cracking the whip, Police have arrested 1,400 people who took part in demonstrations across Kerala against entry of women in the 10-50 age group into the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala. Continue Reading