Women’s entry into Sabarimala sparks violent protests across Kerala

Cloaked in black veils and shrouded in early morning darkness, two women of menstruating age group made history on Wednesday when they stepped into the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa, breaking a centuries-old tradition defying dire threats from the Hindu right. Continue Reading

BJP workers protest against Manithi women activists

BJP workers Monday raised slogans at the railway station here against three women activists of Chennai-based outfit ‘Manithi’ who were returning to Tamilnadu this afternoon, after a vain bid to trek to the hill shrine of Sabarimala. Continue Reading

2 RSS workers arrested for attacking NSS office in Kerala

Two men, stated to be RSS workers, were arrested Thursday in connection with a case related to vandalising of the Nair Service Society (NSS) office in Alapuzha district, a senior police official said. Continue Reading

Kerala trade organisations to observe 2019 as anti-hartal year

Over 35 trade organisations in Kerala Thursday came together against the rampant strike calls by various political parties in the state and decided to observe 2019 as ‘anti-hartal year.’ Continue Reading

IFFK: Iranian film ‘Dark Room’ bags Suvarna Chakoram award

Iranian movie ‘Dark Room’, which revolves around the efforts of the parents of a boy to identify the abusers of their child, Thursday bagged the ‘Suvarna Chakoram’ (The Golden Crow Pheasant) award in the 23rd edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala. Continue Reading

Man committed suicide due to depression: Kerala police

The Kerala Police said late Thursday night that a 55-year-old man, who died after setting himself afire near the venue of the BJP’s protest here, had committed suicide due to personal reasons and does not have any relation to the ongoing agitation over Sabarimala issue. Continue Reading

Kerala Assembly session ends, minor scuffle between members

The 14-day session of the Kerala Assembly ended Thursday on a tumultuous note with ruling LDF members protesting the “communal wall” remark made by an Opposition MLA against the proposed “Wall of Women” initiative, resulting in a minor scuffle between members. Continue Reading

Sabarimala: A Hindu deity’s Muslim-Christian friendships

Can you imagine Hindu devotees circumambulating a mosque in their ritual attire and taking bath in a church pond as part of their annual temple pilgrimage? Continue Reading

Germany offers massive aid package to help flood hit Kerala

Germany has offered a massive aid package to support climate resilient rebuilding of Kerala’s flood-battered public infrastructure, which includes a nominal interest loan of Rs 720 crore (90 million Euros). Continue Reading