Sabarimala: Kerala CM calls for peaceful pilgrimage

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has sought cooperation from everyone to ensure that the two-month-long pilgrimage season at the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, which began Friday, passes off peacefully. Continue Reading

Sabarimala stir an attempt to destroy Kerala’s unity: CM

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Monday criticised those agitating against his government’s move to implement the Supreme Court verdict on entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple, saying “deliberate” efforts were being made to destroy the state’s unity and secular fabric. Continue Reading

Kerala to take Legal steps to avail foreign aid

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today said the government would explore the possibility of legal options to avail the funds offered to the state, including that from abroad. Continue Reading

Kerala rehab: Centre likely to enhance borrowing limit

With flood-ravaged Kerala now focusing on rebuilding, the Centre said it would favourably consider the state’s demand to enhance the borrowing limit. Continue Reading

UAE relief aid: Kerala still hoping for Centre’s nod

With water receding and more people returning home from relief camps, the Kerala government made a strong pitch for assistance and expressed hope that the Centre would accept the UAE aid “offer” of Rs 700 crore. Continue Reading

Kerala clean-up drive in full swing; row over foreign aid continues

With rescue operations in rain-ravaged Kerala nearly over, the focus is now on a massive clean-up drive, even as the row over accepting foreign aid for relief work saw the Congress and Left attacking the Centre. Continue Reading

Kerala limps back to normalcy; row over foreign help brews

As flood waters receded in Kerala, rescue operations were halted by the Navy, and people gradually began returning to their homes, many of them barely liveable, even as a political row brewed over accepting foreign aid. Continue Reading

Kerala siblings offer land to CM’s relief fund

Amid donations pouring in to rebuild Kerala, which is reeling under the deadliest deluge in a century, two school-going siblings have expressed desire to handover an acre of land, gifted by their father, to the government to strengthen rehabilitation efforts. Continue Reading