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

Naidu, Vijayan to attend unveiling of late Karunanidhi’s statue

The Chief Ministers of southern states, including N Chandrababu Naidu and Pinarayi Vijayan, would attend a function here on 16 December to unveil a statue of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi, party president M K Stalin said Monday. Continue Reading

Sabarimala: 8 people taken into preventive custody

The Sabarimala shrine Tuesday witnessed moderate crowd of pilgrims, even as eight people were taken into preventive custody from the temple complex and opposition congress-led UDF leaders booked for violating prohibitory orders at the base camps. Continue Reading

Kerala CM cracks whip on those causing communal divide in police

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Thursday cautioned against alleged attempts by some people with vested interests to create “communal divide” in the state police force, even as BJP and various Hindu outfits decided to intensify protests against the left government on the Sabarimala women entry issue. Continue Reading

Ministers of southern States skip Sabarimala meet

In an embarrassment to the Kerala government, ministers from the other southern states did not attend a crucial meeting convened by it to discuss the preparations for the three-month long pilgrimage season at Sabarimala beginning 17 November. Continue Reading

Gadkari, Kerala CM shower praise on each other

Union Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who has locked horns with the Centre on various issues, Tuesday showered praise on each other over taking up development projects. Continue Reading

Sabarimala: TDB not to file review plea against SC order

The TDB, which administers the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, Wednesday decided against filing a review petition against the Supreme Court order lifting the ban on women of menstruating age from entering the shrine, saying it has “no relevance now.” Continue Reading

Sabarimala issue: BJYM march turns violent

With protests over the Sabarimala issue mounting, police Thursday used water canons and tear gas shells to disperse Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha activists, who tried to barge into the official residence of Kerala Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran here. Continue Reading

Govt machinery on alert as Kerala braces for heavy rains

The Kerala government has put its state machinery on alert Friday in view of the possibility of heavy to heavy rain in the state for the next four days under the influence of a low pressure area over the southeast Arabian sea. Continue Reading

Sabarimala issue: Kerala govt not to file review petition

The Kerala government Wednesday made it clear it has no plan to file a review petition against the Supreme Court order allowing women of all age groups into the Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala. Continue Reading