Sabarimala pleas will be heard after considering review petitions: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it clear that fresh pleas related to the Sabarimala Temple will be heard only after it decides the earlier petitions seeking review of the judgment allowing entry of women of all age groups into the shrine in Kerala. Continue Reading

Deepavali: Pollution level dips in TN; over 1000 cases filed

Air pollution levels dipped across Tamilnadu on Deepavali, the state pollution control board said Wednesday, a day after the festival was celebrated in the state for the first time after the Supreme Court order on the two-hour window for bursting crackers came into force. Continue Reading

We will stand firmly with Ayyappa devotees: NSS chief

The Nair Service Society, an outfit of Kerala’s influential Nair community, Wednesday said it stood firmly with the devotees opposing entry of women in the menstrual age group into the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala. Continue Reading

Kerala seeks cooperation of southern states over SC order

Kerala Wednesday sought the cooperation of the southern states to implement the Supreme Court verdict on women’s entry into the Sabarimala shrine, even as ministers from these states kept away from a meeting to discuss the arrangements for the annual pilgrimage season starting next month. Continue Reading

Sabarimala: BJP begins hunger strike over arrest of protesters

BJP workers Tuesday began a dawn-to-dusk hunger strike in front of Kerala DGP’s office here, intensifying its agitation against the CPI(M)-led LDF government’s crackdown on Sabarimala protesters. Continue Reading

Sabarimala row: BJP men wave black flags at Kerala CM

A group of people, stated to be BJP workers, waved black flags at Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Wednesday protesting the LDF government’s decision not to seek review of the Supreme Court order lifting the ban on entry of women in 10-50 age group into Sabarimala temple. Continue Reading

Traditions should be preserved at Sabarimala: Heggade

Traditions and practices governing religious places, including Sabarimala, should be preserved for all times, Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari (hereditary administrator) D Veerendra Heggade said Tuesday. Continue Reading