CPI(M) man held in Youth Congress workers’ killing

In a new development in the killings of two youth Congress workers in Kerala, a local CPI(M) leader A Peethambaran was arrested yesterday on charges of instigating the murders. He would be produced before court today. Continue Reading

Sabarimala temple closes as annual pilgrimage season comes to an end

Kerala witnessed a slew of unprecedented protests over the entry of women of menstruating age to Sabarimala. On Sunday, the Ayyappa temple was closed after the over two-month-long annual pilgrimage season at 6.15 am after darshan by P Raghava Varma Raja of the Pandalam royal family. Continue Reading

Sabarimala: Kerala governor seeks report from CM on violence

As Kerala saw widespread violence on Thursday, Governor P Sathasivam sought an “urgent report” from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the disturbances during the 12-hour state-wide shutdown called by Hindu fringe groups and supported by the BJP. Continue Reading