Sr. Lucy Kalapura

Leave congregation or face ouster: Sr Lucy Kalapura issued final notice

Wayanad: A final notice has been issued by church authorities to Sister Lucy Kalapura, ..

Sabarimala row a constitutional issue: Muralidhar Rao
Wooing votes on Lord Ayyappa’s name will be violation of MCC: Teeka Ram Meena
Royal family claims rights over Padmanabha Swamy temple in SC

I am not contesting Lok Sabha polls: Mullapally Ramachandran

Thiruvananthapuram: Outgoing Lok Sabha member and state Congress President Mullapally Ramachandran said on Tuesday that he will not ..


Priests must refrain from election activities, says Idukki diocese circular

Idukki: The Idukki diocese has come out with a directive asking priests not to directly involve themselves in the Lok Sabha polls. ..


`Kodiyettam’ ceremony at Sannidhanam

Kollam: The Sabarimala temple opened for the 10 days long annual festival and the head priest Kandararu Rajeevaru presided over the ..

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EC directive on Sabarimala illogical, says K Surendran

Kottayam: The BJP Monday termed as "illogical" the Election Commissions directive to political parties in Kerala that the ..


Sabarimala temple opens for annual festival

Sabarimala: The Sabarimala temple opened for the ten-day-long annual festival on Monday around 5 pm. Special security arrangements ..


Assets the reason behind all church disputes in Kerala, opines HC

Kochi: The High Court has made a crucial observation in the church dispute case. The HC opined that assets were the reason behind all ..

CEO Kerala

Do not use Sabarimala issue for election campaign: Chief Electoral Officer

Thiruvananthapuram: State Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena stated that using Sabarimala issue as part of the campaign for the ..


No thief attempts to steal these lamps placed on roadside...Read why?

Nedumangad (Thiruvananthapuram): More than thousand traditional lamps (Nilavilakku) have been arranged in front of the hundi (cash ..


Sabarimala temple to open on March 11 for 10-day festival

Thiruvananthapuram: The Sabarimala temple will open for the annual temple festival for 10 days, starting from March 11. A release ..


SC refers Ayodhya land dispute for mediation

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday referred Ayodhya's Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case to mediation for amicable ..


Sabarimala temple to get new gold-plated door

Thiruvananthapuram: The Sabarimala temple is all set to get a new gold-plated door when the hill shrine opens for the 11-day monthly ..

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CM to inaugurate Santhigiri diamond jubilee celebrations on March 7

Thiruvananthapuram: The one-year-long diamond jubilee celebration of Santhigiri Ashram will commence on Thursday. Chief Minister Pinarayi ..


Maha Shivratri: Kerala temples witness heavy rush

Thiruvananthapuram: Hindu shrines in Kerala, dedicated to Lord Shiva, witnessed heavy rush of devotees Monday on the occasion of Maha ..


Today is Maha Sivarathri; Devotees throng Aluva Manappuram

Kochi: Devotees thronged Shiva temples across Kerala today on the occasion of Maha Sivarathri. Celebrations and festivities will mark ..

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Was Masood Azhar killed in IAF attack in Balakot?

New Delhi: Intense speculation made the rounds about Masood Azhar's whereabouts on Sunday with a report of him getting killed in ..


RSS rejects Sangh direction not to donate to temples under TDB

Kollam: RSS national leadership has rejected the direction of some Sangh Parivar leaders not to contribute to temples coming under ..


Cabinet decides to set up SPV to provide more facilities at Sabarimala temple

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Government Wednesday decided to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to provide more facilities and ..


HC stays govt order to grant leave with pay to employees

Kochi: The Kerala High Court Tuesday stayed a government decision to grant leave with pay to government employees who failed to turn ..


RSS targets Hindu votes in Malabar, Hindu summit in Kozhikode on Feb 28

Kozhikode: When Lok Sabha polls round the corner, RSS and BJP have made new plans to win votes of Hindu community. It is reported that ..


Cochin Devaswom Board plans to sell gold in its possession

Thrissur: Cochin Devaswom Board is pondering whether to sell or mortgage the gold in its possession. It is indicated that over 50 ..


NIA identifies owner of car used in Pulwama terror attack

New Delhi: The NIA Monday said the owner of the vehicle used in the Pulwama terror attack has been identified and he has joined the ..


Kanthapuram elected as new Grand Mufti

New Delhi: Muslim scholars selected Kanthapuram AP Aboobacker Musliyar as Grand Mufti of Sunni-Sufi Muslim community in India. He was ..


Pope Francis compares child sex abuse to 'human sacrifice'

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Sunday compared the sexual abuse of children to human sacrifice as he addressed the Catholic Church's ..

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Kodiyeri crossing the limits; NSS condemns his derogatory remarks

Changanassery: NSS has responded to the allegations of CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. A statement issued by NSS warned ..


Rs 2.5 lakh worth bell dedicated to Guruvayur temple

Guruvayur: On the sixth day of the festival season in Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple, a devotee dedicated a Rs 2.5 lakh worth bell (Nazhika ..


China's opposition to mentioning of terrorism held back UNSC statement on Pulwama for 1 week

New Delhi: China's lone opposition in the 15-member UN Security Council to any mention of terrorism resulted in a delay of nearly ..


Ill-treatment of Kashmiris: NHRC notice to Centre, WB, UP, U'khand

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday issued notices to the Union ministries of Home and Human Resource Development, ..


India objects to Pak's use of abusive language at ICJ, urges UN court to draw redline

The Hague: India on Wednesday strongly objected to the abusive language used by Pakistan's counsel in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case ..

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India, Saudi condemn Pulwama attack, call for sanctioning of terrorists, organisations by UN

New Delhi: India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday strongly condemned the terror attack on Indian forces in Pulwama, called upon countries ..


Thousands take part in all-women Attukal Pongala festival

Thiruvananthapuram: Cutting across age barriers, thousands of women took part in the famous "Attukal Pongala," one of the ..


SC to hear on Feb 26 Ram-Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute matter

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday decided to hear on February 26 the politically sensitive Ayodhya's Ram-Janmabhoomi Babri ..


4 million women take part in Attukal Pongala

Thiruvananthapuram: A record number of four million women are taking part in the famed Attukal Pongala festival here in Kerala on Wednesday ..

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Attukal Pongala today; Devotees throng city

Thiruvananthapuram: The renowned Attukal Pongala ritual will take place in the capital city and premises on Wednesday. Hundreds of ..

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Trio from outside behind Periya double murder; Vehicle found

Kasaragod: The police have identified the vehicle used by the accused in the Periya double murder case. Police found the Mahindra ..

Kailash Satyarthi

Law needed for data providers to curb online porn: Satyarthi

Indore: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi Sunday sought a law for data providers to prevent online pornography and claimed it was "morally ..


Clashes in Perumbavoor Bethel Church: Orthodox faction shuts gate

Kochi: A conflict erupted between two factions, Orthodox and Jacobite, in Bethel Church in Perumbavoor again. The clashes took place ..

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Parties come together to support security forces in defending India's integrity

New Delhi: Political parties Saturday put up a united face as they underlined India's determination to fight terrorism following ..


What are India's options after Pulwama terrorist attack?

New Delhi: With India's national elections barely months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under heavy pressure from his supporters ..

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Nedumangad minor rape case: Imam’s brother held in Kochi

Kochi: The city shadow police here arrested Al Ameen, the brother of former Imam Shafeeq Al Qasimi who allegedly sexually assaulted ..


Religious practices should be 'respected': Smriti Irani on Sabarimala row

New Delhi: Amid a row over the entry of women of menstrual age into Sabarimala temple, Union Minister Smriti Irani said Friday that ..

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Govt firm on stand, says young women entry destroying celibacy of Lord is an insult to womenhood

New Delhi: The state government clarified its stand in the Supreme Court stating that the presence of young women will not affect the ..

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Sabarimala reopens for five-day monthly pujas amid heavy security

Sabarimala: The Lord Ayyappa temple here re-opened on Tuesday for five-day monthly pujas under a heavy security blanket as hundreds ..


Anxiety looms as Sabarimala temple reopens today

Thiruvananthapuram: There is a sense of anxiety in and around Sabarimala as the Lord Ayyappa shrine is all set to reopen on Tuesday ..


Bishop Mulakkal interfering in Jalandhar diocese functioning; Allege protesting nuns

Kottayam: Rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was relieved of his pastoral responsibilities by Pope Francis, still interferes ..


Women may enter Sabarimala for Kumbhamasa pooja; 3000 police for security

Thiruvananthapuram: The state Intelligence wing has informed that young women are likely to visit Sabarimala temple when the shrine ..


Police to impose restrictions at Sabarimala

Pathanamthitta: The state police will impose restrictions at Sabarimala temple when the shrine reopens for the rituals in the month ..

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Petition seeking time relevant in Sabarimala issue: TDB president

Thiruvananthapuram: Travancore Devaswom Board President A. Padmakumar said that a petition seeking time has relevance in Sabarimala ..


Nuns transfer: Save Our Sisters to launch stir soon

Kottayam: Save Our Sisters (SOS) forum, the association formed demanding action against Bishop Franco Mullakal, is planning to protest ..

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Sabarimala: SC refuses to hear review pleas again

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will refuse to hear the review petitions again regarding the young women entry into Sabarimala temple ..


Pope receives gift from Kerala man in UAE

Abu Dhabi: Wayanad native Binoy Christy Disouza (27) was excited to meet the Pope when he knew that the Pope will visit UAE. Binoy ..

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Ex-TDB chief hopeful of favourable verdict from SC

New Delhi: Former Travancore Devaswom Board president Prayar Gopalakrishnan hoped there would be a favourable verdict from the Supreme ..

A Padmakumar

TDB’s U-turn in SC not out of pressure from govt: Padmakumar

Thiruvananthapuram: The Travancore Devaswom Board Wednesday said its decision in the Supreme Court to back women's entry into the ..


Ensure safety of nuns who protested against bishop: NCW to Pinarayi Vijayan

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women has written to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, urging prompt action in ensuring ..

Sasikumara Varma

Govt and TDB not backing devotees: Pandalam royal family

Pathanamthitta: The Pandalam royal family representative Sasikumara Varma has criticized the government and the Travancore Devaswom ..

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Bindu and Kanakadurga treated as outcasts; Indira Jaising in SC

New Delhi: Bindu and Kanakadurga, the two women who entered Sabarimala temple following the Supreme Court verdict allowing entry of ..


Sabarimala women entry: SC completes hearing; reserves verdict

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved verdict on a batch of petitions seeking review of its September 28, 2018 judgement ..


Sabarimala verdict: Devaswom Board changes stance, backs women entry

New Delhi: The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) has changed its stand on the Sabarimala women entry issue and is now backing the Supreme ..


Sabarimala women entry: SC to consider all petitions on Wednesday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will consider all the petitions in connection with the Sabarimala women entry issue on Wednesday. As many ..


Church issues guidelines to check sexual abuse

Kochi: A body of catholic bishops in Kerala has come out with guidelines to protect minors and vulnerable adults in church-run institutions ..


Kanakadurga reaches husband’s house in Angadippuram

Malappuram: Kanakadurga, one of the two women who visited the Sabarimala temple, reached her husband’s house in Angadippuram ..


Derogatory speech on Sabarimala women entry issue: Kollam Thulasi granted bail

Kollam: Actor Kollam Thulasi has been granted bail in the case relating to the derogatory speech on the Sabarimala women entry issue ..

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Kodiyeri Balakrishnan doesn't have the right to teach NSS politics: G Sukumaran Nair

Changanassery: Nair Service Society (NSS) general secretary G Sukumaran Nair said that Kodiyeri Balakrishnan does not have the right ..


Court allows Kanakadurga to enter husband’s house

Perinthalmanna: The Pulamanthole Grama Nyayalaya (village court) on Tuesday ruled in favour of Kanakadurga, one of the two women who ..


Plea in HC for probing complaints against film director Priyanandan

Kochi: A plea has been filed in the Kerala High Court seeking a direction to police to set up an SIT for investigating complaints against ..

Thanthri Kandaruru Rajeevaru

Purification ritual at Sabarimala not due to women entry: Tantri

Thiruvananthapuram: Sabarimala temple Tantri (head priest) Kandararu Rajeevaru Monday described as 'baseless', the allegation ..


Pope Francis makes history with Muslim dialogue in UAE

Abu Dhabi: Pope Francis, the first leader of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics to visit the Arabian Peninsula, will attend an interfaith ..

Thanthri Kandaruru Rajeevaru

Did my duty by performing purification ritual; explains Sabarimala tantri

Thiruvananthapuram: Sabarimala tantri Kandararu Rajeevaru said that he was doing his duty by closing the nada and performing the purification ..


Lok Sabha polls will be 'second Kurukshetra battle': AK Antony

Kasaragod: Senior Congress leader AK Antony said the upcoming Lok Sabha election will be the 'second Kurukshetra battle'. The ..

Men Caught on Video Vandalising Pillars at World Heritage Site Hampi

Police intensify probe into vandalism at Hampi

Bengaluru: The Bellary police has intensified their investigation into the vandalism at the UNESCO world heritage site in Hampi of ..


Sabarimala issue: SC to hear review petitions on Wednesday

New Delhi: A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court would hear on February 6 a batch of petitions seeking review of its ..


Rs 100 crore allotted to TDB for Sabarimala temple

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government Thursday set apart Rs 100 crore in the 2019-20 budget for the Travancore Devaswom Board, ..


Recreation of Gandhi’s assassination: Kerala Cyber Warriors hack Hindu Mahasabha website

Kozhikode: Protest is mounting against Hindu Mahasabha across the country for recreating assassination of Mahatma Gandhi on his death ..


With police escort, Kanakadurga rejoins Supplyco

Perinthalmanna: Kanakadurga, one of the woman who entered Sabarimala, rejoined her job in Supplyco taluk depot at Angadippuram here ..


Endosulfan victims on indefinite hunger strike in front of secretariat

Thiruvananthapuram: Endosulfan victims have started an indefinite hunger strike in front of the secretariat. Offering support to the ..


SC to consider opening ‘Vault B’ at Padmanabhaswamy temple

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India will consider the petitions seeking the opening of vault ‘B’ in Sree Padmanabhaswamy ..

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TDB to seek Rs 250 cr aid from Govt

Thiruvananthapuram: Following fall in revenue of Sabarimala temple, the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) has decided to request a financial ..

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Centre moves SC to return 67-acre land around Ayodhya site to original owners

New Delhi: The Centre Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking its permission to return the 67-acre acquired land around the disputed ..


Food safety license mandatory for temple ‘prasad’ from March

Thiruvananthapuram: BHOG (Blissful Hygienic Offering to God) project which required food safety license to ‘prasad’ and ..


Won't allow corruption as long as I am 'chowkidar': Narendra Modi

Thrissur: Dubbing the opposition as a "corrupt house", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said in the last four years, ..


Conferring Padma Award on Nambi Narayanan was an honour: Narendra Modi

Thrissur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at the Congress, the United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Left Democratic ..


Sabarimala issue showed how Left govt was trying to disrespect Kerala culture: PM

Thrissur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday lashed out at the CPM-led government in Kerala and said the Sabarimala issue had shown ..

“The temple management is not involved as nobody had prepared any 'prasad' there. Two women had brou

1 dead, 9 ill after consuming 'prasad' served outside Karnataka temple

Bengaluru: A woman died and nine others, including two children, were hospitalised after they allegedly consumed 'prasadam' ..

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Amritanandamayi should not have taken part in Bhakta Sangamam: CM

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi should not have taken part in the ..


Only 17 women entered Sabarimala, confirms new list

Thiruvananthapuram: After the state government’s list of women who entered Sabaimala triggered controversy, Kerala police submitted ..


CM flaring up Sabarimala issue to hide governmental deadlock: Chennithala

Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday said that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is flaring up the Sabarimala ..


UDF protest in front of secretariat, collectorates

Thiruvananthapuram: The United Democratic Front has besieged the secretariat and district collectorates to protest the deadlock in ..

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Disciplinary action against nun who sought Bishop Franco’s arrest

Kottayam: Disciplinary action has been initiated against Sr. Neena Rose, who staged protest seeking the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal ..

Vellapally Natesan

UDF will face total annihilation over Sabarimala issue: Vellapally Natesan

Kollam: The United Democratic Front will face total annihilation over the Sabarimala issue, said Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam ..

Vellappally Natesan

Bhakta Sangamam was a union of upper castes: Vellapally Natesan

Kottayam: SNDP general secretary Vellapally Natesan said that the Ayyappa Bhakta Sangamam (meeting of Ayyappa devotees) at Thiruvananthapuram ..

Thanthri Kandaruru Rajeevaru

Purification ritual: TDB gives tantri two more weeks to respond

Thiruvananthapuram: The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) has given additional time of two weeks for Sabarimala tantri Kantaru Rajeevaru ..

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Sabarimala row: SC likely to consider writ petitions on Feb 8

New Delhi: The Supreme Court might consider the writ petitions submitted in connection with Sabarimala women entry on February 8. The ..

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Must consider sentiment of devotees: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Thiruvananthapuram: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that the sentiment of crores of devotees must be considered in the Sabarimala ..


Controversies over Sabarimala unfortunate: Mata Amritanandamayi

Thiruvananthapuram: Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi said that the controversies over Sabarimala are unfortunate. Amritanandamayi ..

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CM considers himself to be the king: Swami Chidananda Puri

Thiruvananthapuram: Swami Chidananda Puri, head of Advaithashramam, Kolathur slammed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during the Ayyappa ..