2019 general elections: Polling smooth but moderate in phase-3

The third phase is crucial as it will decide the fate of the heads of the BJP and Congress — Shah, who replaced L K Advani as party nominee from Gandhinagar in Gujarat, and Rahul Gandhi, contesting from Wayanad in Kerala besides his traditional Amethi seat in Uttar Pradesh. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: 13 States, 2 Union territories vote today

Today’s election is the third in the seven-phase schedule. Totally, 117 constituencies are going to polls today. There are more than a 1,000 contestants for these seats. Continue Reading

Fait(h) accompli

The ‘entry’ of two women into the Sabarimala temple, the subsequent remarks made by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and reports which suggest that the entry on Wednesday happened after an elaborate recce which lasted a week, clearly indicate that the whole incident was a well-planned one. 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

‘Destruction in Kerala would have been limited if Gadgil report implemented’

The miseries and destruction caused by the rains and floods in Kerala would have been less severe if the government had taken the initiative to implement the recommendations made in the Gadgil Committee report on preservation of the Western Ghats, a noted environmentalist has said. Continue Reading

Country standing with all its might to help people facing flood fury: PM

In the wake of severe floods in Kerala and other parts of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the entire country is standing with all its might to help people who have lost their kin and faced hardships due to the calamity. Continue Reading