Makara vilakku: 5,000 cops deployed for security in Sabaraimala

The police have stationed more armed companies as reserve forces in Pathanamthitta and Kollam. The units will remain in high operational readiness to be deployed wherever necessary at short notice. Continue Reading

Sabarimala row: Lakhs to form ‘Women’s wall’ in Kerala

Lakhs of women from various walks of life would be participating in the 620 km-long state-sponsored “Women’s wall” campaign stretching from the northern tip of Kasaragod to the southern end here Tuesday to uphold gender equality and renaissance values. Continue Reading

SC declines Kerala’s plea against setting panel for Sabarimala

The Supreme Court Friday declined urgent hearing on a fresh plea of the Kerala government challenging the high court decision to set up a panel to oversee pilgrimage at Sabarimala, which has witnessed protests after women of all age groups were allowed entry into the temple. Continue Reading

Plane to Kozhikode returns to Chennai due to technical snag

A SpiceJet plane headed for Kozhikode, in Kerala, from Chennai returned midway due to a technical snag. According to reports, the private airlines plane was flying in air when the glitch was noticed. Continue Reading

Pinarayi Vijayan accuses Centre for discriminating Kerala

Accusing the Centre of discriminating against Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Monday said denying permission to ministers from the State to go abroad for raising funds for flood relief works was the latest example of its bias. Continue Reading

Dalit activist attempts to reach Sabarimala shrine, fails

Yet another woman in the “barred” age group made a futile attempt today to reach Sabarimala but was forced to retreat by agitated protesters, while security was tightened at the shrine amid reports that more women of menstruating age could try to visit the temple before its doors close tonight. Continue Reading