Two women in 40s climb Sabarimala, have darshan at Ayyappa Temple

Reacting to the news, Rahul Easwar, activist and leader of the Ayyappa Dharma Sena, said, “I don’t think it is true…They might have done that in absolute secrecy. Once we know, we will take appropriate action.” But Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has confirmed that the two women worshipped at the Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala. Continue Reading

UDF leaders briefly blocked by police at Sabarimala

Congress-led UDF workers staged a protest here Tuesday demanding withdrawal of prohibitory orders in force in and around Sabarimala as police briefly stopped them from accompanying a delegation of their leaders to the Lord Ayyappa shrine. 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

Will women make it to Sabarimala for Thulam pooja?

With just hours left for the opening of Sabarimala Temple for Thulam pooja, suspense prevails as to whether women will be allowed or not due to a section of devotees and NDA functionaries protesting against their entry tomorrow. Continue Reading

IIT-Madras alumnus creates country’s first solar ferry

Navalt Boats based in Kochi made history when it launched Aditya – India’s first solar ferry. Navalt was started in October 2013 by IIT-Madras alumnus Sandith Thandasherry. Continue Reading

Sabarimala row: CPI(M) holds explanatory meetings

Rattled by protests by opposition Congress, BJP and various organisations against the government’s decision to implement the apex court verdict on Sabarimala, the ruling CPI(M) in Kerala Tuesday launched ‘vishidhikarnam’ meetings with participation of women. Continue Reading

CPI(M) activist stabbed to death in Kerala

Kasaragod: A 25-year-old activist of the CPI(M)’s youth wing was allegedly stabbed to death in Kerala’s Kasaragod district, police said today, prompting the state’s ruling Left party to accuse the RSS-BJP of being behind the killing. Continue Reading

Woman takes up literacy exam at 96

Thiruvananthapuram: Age is just a number for 96-year-old Karthiyani Amma, who was among the 40,440 people who appeared for the literacy examination conducted by the Kerala State Literacy Mission yesterday. Continue Reading

Kerala floods: Central team to visit worst-hit areas

Thiruvananthapuram: A central team is scheduled to arrive in Kerala on 7 August to assess the extent of damage and losses incurred in the state due to the recent rains and floods. Continue Reading