Devotee offers diamond crown at Guruvayur temple

Guruvayur: A devotee offered a diamond diadem, a half crown, to Lord Sri Krishna ..

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SC to hear Friday plea of 2 women who entered Sabarimala seeking 24X7 security
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Police treated Bindu and Kanakadurga as VIPs: HC-appointed panel

Kochi: The monitoring committee appointed by the High Court has criticized the police for taking women to the Sabarimala temple. The ..


Row over not allowing Shashi Tharoor enter temple along with PM

Thiruvananthapuram: Controversies followed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kerala on Tuesday. Congress leader Shashi ..


2 young women who attempted Sabarimala darshan asked to retreat

Pamba: Protestors have blocked two young women Reshma and Shanila who arrived at Sabarimala for darshan on Wednesday morning. The police ..


PM offers prayers at Padmanabhaswamy temple

Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday offered prayers at the centuries-old Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple here, known ..


PM slams LDF, UDF over Sabarimala issue

Kollam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday slammed the CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala and Congress-led UDF opposition over the ..

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No agenda over women entry in Sabarimala; Govt in HC

Kochi: The government on Tuesday submitted an affidavit in the High Court in connection with the entry of two women in the Sabarimala ..


HC rejects K Surendran’s plea seeking permission to enter Sabarimala

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday dismissed the petition filed by BJP state general secretary K Surendran seeking relaxation ..


Thousands witness Makaravilakku at Ponnambalamedu

Sabarimala: Thousands of Lord Ayyappa devotees on Monday witnessed the auspicious 'makaravilakku', the ritualistic 'deeparadhana' ..

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Breaking barriers, Dhanya starts scaling men-only Agasthyarkoodam

Thiruvananthapuram: Breaking yet another 'gender' barrier, a woman on Monday started scaling Agasthyarkoodam -- the second ..


Susheela visits Sabarimala, says Ayyappa invited her for Harivarasanam award

Sabarimala: Renowned singer P Susheela said that she is delighted to receive the Harivarasanam award. She said she couldn’t ..


Govt overcame challenges posed by religious fanatics: Kadakampalli

Sabarimala: Devaswom minister Kadakampalli Surendran said that people with vested interests or religious fanatics could cheat public ..

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Bindu, Kanakadurga hope society will understand them and help

Kochi: Bindu and Kanakadurga who entered Sabarimala temple for the first time after the Supreme Court verdict said they expect the ..


Makaravilakku today; Devotion in the air at Sannidhanam

Sabarimala: The Makaravilakku will lighten the sky at Ponnambalamedu here at sunset on Monday. Thousands of devotees have thronged ..


Arrangements completed for Makaravilakku: A Padmakumar

Sabarimala: Devaswom board president A Padmakumar said that all arrangements for Makaravilakku have been completed at Sabarimala. He ..


Purification rituals begin prior to Makaravilakku

Sabarimala: Makarajyothi and Makara-sankrama puja will be held on January 14. The purifications rituals related to this have begun ..

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Sabarimala : Rahul Gandhi changes stance, wants rituals to be protected

Dubai: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has changed his stance on Sabarimala women entry. He told media in Dubai that the argument about ..

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10% reservation for economically weak in general category cleared by president

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the constitutional provision to provide 10-per cent reservation in government ..

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Govt paying the price for helping NSS: Vellapally Natesan

Thiruvananthapuram: SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellapally Natesan has raised sharp criticism against the government on the reservation ..


CPM is strengthening BJP, alleges Congress

Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said that the state government and CPM were communalising renaissance. He ..

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Sabarimala tantri removal not discussed: TDB

Thiruvananthapuram: Amid media reports that the LDF government in Kerala planned to remove the Sabarimala tantri, Travancore Devaswom ..


Panthalam royal family rejects police notice on Thiruvabharana procession

Panthalam: The Panthalam royal family has rejected the police notice preventing those who took part in protests against the Supreme ..

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Surendran approaches High Court seeking relaxation in bail conditions

Kochi: BJP state secretary K Surendran has approached the High Court seeking relaxation in bail conditions to take part in the Makaravilakku ..

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Dera chief, 3 others held guilty of murdering journalist

Panchkula: A CBI court Friday held Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and three others guilty of murdering journalist Ram ..

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My resignation is just someone’s dream: TDB chief A Padmakumar

Erumely: A Padmakumar has rejected the claims that he is resigning from the post of Devaswom board president. Speaking to media at ..


Ayyappa didn’t appoint tantri; More women will enter Sabarimala, says MM Mani

Kottarakkara: Minister MM Mani said that many women have entered theSabarimala temple and many more women will enter in future. He ..


PM Modi to visit Padmanabhaswamy Temple on Jan 15

New Delhi: Prime minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the construction works completed in Thiruvananthapuram Padmanabhaswamy Temple ..

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Nedumangad DySP issues public threat against those who attacked police

Nedumangad: DySP B AShokan here on Thursday came out with a public threat against those who attacked the police. Speaking to the media, ..


Nedumangad police station bombing case: Look out notice against Praveen

Thiruvananthapuram: The Nedumangad police here has issued a look out notice against RSS distrct pracharak Praveen, who is the prime ..

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Syro-Malabar Church to set up internal committees

Kochi: Hit by controversies, including sexual abuse involving priests, the Kerala-based Syro-Malabar Catholic Church has decided to ..


Protestors of SC order on Sabarimala won’t be allowed to accompany Thiruvabharana procession

Pathanamthitta: The police are interfering in the customary Thiruvabharana procession, carrying holy ornaments to adorn Lord Ayyappa ..

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Controversial speech: HC rejects Kollam Thulasi’s anticipatory bail plea

Kochi: The high court on Thursdayrejected the anticipatory bail plea of actor Kollam Thulasi in connection with the case of controversial ..


‘Deepika’ publishes article against sister Lucy who took part in nuns’ protest

Kozhikode: Malayalam newspaper ‘Deepika’ has harshly criticized sister Lucy who took part in the nuns’ protest against ..


Another woman claims to have entered Sabarimala temple in disguise

Kollam: A Facebook group has claimed that another woman in the menstrual age has entered Sabarimala. They claimed that Chatthannur ..

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Wild elephant attack: Sabarimala pilgrim killed

Pampa: A pilgrim on way to Sabarimala Lord Ayappa temple was killed in a wild elephant attack on the forest pathway to the shrine. ..


Protesters block transgender from entering Sabarimala, police allow entry

Pampa: After the entry of women into Sabarimala sparked controversy, protesters blocked a transgender for over half an hour at Pampa ..

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No restriction on women Ayyappa devotees visiting Vavar Mosque: Mahallu Committee

Erumeli: Following the arrest of six people, the Mahallu Committee, controlling the Erumeli Nainar Juma Masjid, also known as Vavar ..

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Sr. Lucy gets notice from mother superior for protests against bishop Franco Mulakkal

Wayanad: Sr. Lucy Kalapura, who joined the protest demanding arrest of Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal, is facing action from the ..

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SC sets up 5-judge bench to hear Ram Janmabhoomi - Babri Masjid land dispute case; Hearing on Jan 10

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday set up a five-judge Constitution Bench to hear the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute ..


Scaling Agasthyarkoodam will be ecstasy to women trekkers but agony for indigenous tribals

Thiruvananthapuram: As the forest trekking path of the lofty Agasthyarkoodam, the panoramic second highest peak of Kerala near here, ..


48-yr-old woman enters Sabarimala, says reports

Pampa: An unconfirmed reportnoted that a 48-year-old woman entered into Sabarimala Ayappa temple on Monday. It is rumoured that Tamil ..

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Police detain 3 women en route to Vavar mosque

Palakkad: When women entry to Sabarimala is getting into controversy, three women who trekked to the Vavar mosque in Erumeli near Sabarimala ..


Circumcision goes awry; baby loses 75% of private organ

Thiruvananthapuram: The state human rights commission has asked the Kerala government to compensate the family of a 23-day-old baby ..


Devotees block Malaysian women at Sabarimala, allowed later

Sabarimala: A group of devotees blocked some Malaysian women pilgrims who are above 50 years old from entering the temple here on Sunday ..


10 Sabarimala pilgrims from Telangana killed in road accident in Tamil Nadu

Pudukottai: Ten Sabarimala pilgrims from Telangana died in a road accident near Thirumayam town in Pudukottai district of central Tamil ..


Women to soon trek Agasthyarkoodam as govt lifts ban

Thiruvananthapuram: Women will soon begin trekking Agasthyarkoodam, the second highest peak in Kerala, at Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary ..

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Will suppress attempts to create communal violence: CM

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the government will mercilessly suppress violence and attempts to create ..

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NSS safeguards rioters, RSS Uses them: Kadakampally Surendran

Thiruvananthapuram: The NSS should not support the RSS, which is trying to gain power by promotingcommunalism for the majoirity, said ..


Stern action against those spreading communal hatred: DGP

Thiruvananthapuram: State police chief Loknath Behera informed that strict action will be taken against those who spread communal hatred ..

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Government responsible for all violence: NSS

Changanassery: Responding to the violent protests in Kerala following the entry of two women in Sabarimala temple, the Nair Service ..


Governor briefs Rajnath Singh over Sabarimala issue

Kannur: Violence involving BJP-RSS and ruling CPI(M) rocked parts of Kerala, particularly Kannur district, Saturday with several houses ..


Prohibitory orders in Sabarimala extended till Makaravilakku

Pathanamthitta: Prohibitory ordersenforced in Sabarimala and nearby areas havebeen extended till the Makaravilakku festival on January ..


Govt betrayed in the name of renaissance: Preethi Natesan

Kozhikode: SNDP general secretary Vellapally Natesan's wife Preethi Natesan felt that he community was betrayed by the Pinarayi ..


Woman journalist stages protest at Nilakkal

Nilakkal: A woman journalist staged a protest here on Saturday after she was denied permission to go to the sannidhanam. The protest, ..

Kadakampally Surendran

Activists who are believers can visit Sabarimala: Minister

Thiruvananthapuram: Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran corrected his previous stand about the entry of young women in Sabarimala ..


BJP warns Kerala CM on 'constitutional consequences'

New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday warned the Kerala government to be ready to face the "constitutional consequences" for the ..


UN encourages all to respect rule of law: UN chief's spokesperson on Sabarimala row

United Nations: Noting that the Supreme Court in India has ruled on the issue of women entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, a ..


Banyan tree in Sabarimala catches fire

Sabarimala: A banyan tree in front of the ‘Padinettam Padi’ (holy steps) in Sabarimala temple caught fire on Saturday around ..

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Modi, Amit Shah to reach Kerala; BJP to intensify Sabarimala protests

Kochi: Prime minister Narendra Modi and BJP state president Amit Shah will reach Kerala to extend support for the BJP state committee ..


No purification ritual required now: Sabarimala tantri

Pathanamthitta: Sabarimala tantri Kandararu Rajeevaru said that a purification ritual need not be performed at the temple as it is ..


Pleas in High Court to ban hartal

Kochi: Pleas were submitted at the Kerala high court seeking a ban on general strikesand hartals which compelforceful shutdown of shops ..


Hartal violence: 1369 arrested in 801 cases

Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 1369 persons were arrested in connection with the cases related to hartal violence. 717 persons are ..


Police step up security for Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police will step up security for Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan following widespread protests in the state ..


Harthal attacks: DGP seeks report from police chiefs

Thiruvananthapuram: DGP has sought report from the district police chiefs on the extensive attacks that occurred in Kerala against ..


Women entry: Sonia restricts Cong MPs from protesting

New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi has warned Congress MPs from protesting against Sabarimala women entry. She has issued a warning to the MPs ..


Meet Shajila whose camera kept rolling despite being heckled and abused

Keralites embraced her through a single frame. She is A Shajila, a photographer who continued to do her duty even when all her colleagues ..


Sri Lankan woman aborts Sabarimala trek

Sabarimala: A 47-year-old woman from Sri Lanka who started trekking to Sabarimala retreated without having darshan on Thursday at the ..


Sangh Parivar’s move to create martyrs

Thiruvananthapuram: The cabinet has instructed to face attacks on Sabarimala women entry very strictly. BJP and Sangh Parivar are trying ..


Sabarimala: Devotees likely to get harmed, says monitoring committee report

Thiruvananthapuram: The high-level monitoring committee has submitted a report against allowing young women to enter Sabarimala temple ..


Hartal violence: 266 arrested in Operation Broken Window

Thiruvananthapuram: The police have started the Operation Broken Window to nab those who unleashed violence during the hartal called ..

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CM acts as fuel supplier to BJP: Chennithala

Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said that the chief minister and the government are engaged in fuel supply ..


CM's pilot vehicle hits Youth Congress activist

Thiruvananathapuram: A Youth Congress activist, who tried to block chief minister’s vehicle, was injured after getting hit by ..


Theologian Fr. Samuel Rayan passes away

Kozhikode: Jesuit theologian Fr. Samuel Rayan died of age-related illness at a hospital here on Wednesday, said Kerala Jesuit provincial ..


NDF-BJP clash: 3 BJP activists stabbed in Thrissur

Thrissur: Three BJP activists were stabbed at Vadanapally in Thrissur on harthal day. The incident occured after trouble broke out ..


CPI office in Palakkad vandalised; Kerala on boil

Palakkad: Widespread protests were reported in Palakkad on harthal day declared by Sabarimala Karma Samithi on Thursday. Protestors ..


Mediapersons brutally attacked; reporting interrupted in TVM

Thiruvananthapuram: Media boycotted reporting of BJP-RSS protest march in connection with the hartal over women entry in Sabarimala ..

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Women who entered Sabarimala were Naxals: V Muraleedharan

New Delhi: In what could spark a fresh controversy, BJP leader V Muraleedharan on Thursday said that the two women who entered Sabarimala ..


Five shops vandalised in SM Street, several arrested

Kozhikode: Tension gripped SM street here on Thursday after protesters vandalised around five shops that were opened opposing the hartal ..


Tantri violated SC verdict and TDB rules: CM

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Tantri’s decision to close the nada of Sabarimala shrine was strange ..

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Closing nada: TDB to seek explanation from Tantri

Pathanamthitta: The Dewaswom board will seek explanation from the Tantri Kantaru Rajeevaru in connection with the closing of nada following ..


Traders oppose hartal, open shops

Kozhikode: Traders in Kozhikode opened shops at SM Street at 10 am on Thursday. Large numbers of traders gathered on SM street and ..


Dissent, conflicts across state: CPM office burnt

Thiruvananthapuram/Kozhikode: Attacks were reported in different parts of the state in the harthal declared by Sabarimala Karma Samithi ..

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Situation in state similar to 1959: Sreedharan Pillai

Thiruvananthapuram: The situation in Kerala is similar to that of the Liberation Struggle (Vimochana Samaram) in 1959, said BJP state ..


Hartal: Sporadic incidents of violence across Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Sporadic incidents of violence was reported across the state in the backdrop of the dawn to dusk hartal announced ..


Intelligence report predicts massive attacks across state in coming days

Thiruvananthapuram: State intelligence has submitted a report to government which states that there are chances of massive attacks ..


Hartal begins; shops shut, buses stay off road

Thiruvananthapuram/Kozhikode: The dawn to dusk hartal announced by Sabarimala Karma Samiti in connection with the entry of women to ..


Sabarimala row: Kerala tourism house attacked in Chennai

Chennai: A Kerala government-run hotel here was attacked on Wednesday night by unidentified persons in suspected backlash over two ..


How Kanakadurga and Bindu entered Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala: Cloaked in black veils and shrouded in early morning darkness, two women of menstruating age group on Wednesday stepped ..

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Trupti Desai hails young women's entry at Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram: Social activist Trupti Desai Wednesday hailed the entry of two women in their mid forties into the Lord Aayyappa ..


Arrest those creating violence during hartal: DGP

Thiruvananthapuram: State police chief Lokanath Behera has directed to immediately arrest all those who create violence on the backdrop ..


4 Sabarimala pilgrims return in protest of women entry

Erumeli: Four Ayyappa devotees, who were on Sabarimala pilgrimage, stopped their journey midway and returned home in protest of the ..


Women should enter Sabarimala openly, not secretly: CPI

Hyderabad: The Communist Party of India (CPI) appeared to disapprove of two women of menstruating age group entering the Lord Ayyappa ..

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Happy that women entered Sabarimala shrine: BJP MP

New Delhi: Contrary to BJP's stand on Sabarimala issue, the saffron party's MP Udit Raj on Wednesday welcomed entry of two ..


UDF to observe ‘Black Day’ on Thursday

Thiruvananthapuram: The United Democratic Front (UDF) will observe a ‘Black Day’ across the state on Thursday against Sabarimala ..


Protests turn violent; stones pelted at police, KSRTC buses

Kozhikode: The protests after two women entered the Sabarimala temple turned violent at several places across the state on Wednesday ..