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

Sabarimala: BJP stages fast; Rahul’s remarks create ripples

BJP intensified its agitation over the Sabarimala issue by staging a day-long fast here Tuesday even as remarks of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi favouring entry of all women into the Lord Ayyappa temple contrary to Kerala unit’s stand created ripples in the state. 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

Flood aftermath: Fever grips Kerala, claims 9 lives

With water receding from most parts of rain-battered Kerala, the state is facing a challenge from different types of fever, including leptospirosis, which has claimed nine lives since 29 August. Continue Reading

Rahul Gandhi visits Kerala, terms floods as very big tragedy

Visiting the flood-ravaged areas of Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Thrissur districts, Rahul Gandhi urged the party workers to actively participate in relief and rehabilitation operations. 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

Oommen Chandy urges Modi to amend rule on foreign aid

Congress termed as disappointing the reports that the Centre was unlikely to accept any foreign financial aid for flood relief work in Kerala and requested the Prime Minister to take steps to amend the rules. 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