Sand to be given free to TDB to construct facilities at Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala cabinet Tuesday decided to provide free of cost about ..

Cardinal Mar George Alencherry
Fake documents against Cardinal Alencherry: Fr Tony Kallookkaran named as accused
Kevin murder case
Kevin murder case: Two arrested, Bail of 2 accused cancelled
177 weddings in Guruvayur on Sunday; Heavy traffic snarls and rush of devotees
Narendra Modi

PM Modi appears like a saint, meditates in cave during Kedarnath visit

Dehradun: Five days ahead of the election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath ..


CPM should apologise for statements over Niqab: Ramesh Chennithala

Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said that the statements of CPM leaders that those wearing Niqab must not ..


Koodalmanikyam temple festival: Elephants undergo fitness test

Iringalakkuda: Elephants to be paraded for the Koodalmanikyam temple festival underwent fitness tests. Officers from Forest and Wildlife ..


Devotees throng Sabarimala under heavy police protection

Sabarimala: Devotees thronged the Sabarimala temple which was opened for poojas for the month of Edavam. The hill shrine is under a ..


Assam man raises prayer call in Thodupuzha mosque

Thodupuzha: Faith cannot be limited to borders and languages. The Islamic call for prayer raised in the Central Juma Masjid here proves ..


Sabarimala temple opens for five-day monthly pooja

Sabarimala: The popular Lord Ayyappa temple here opened for the five-day monthly poojas on Tuesday evening to mark the Malayalam month ..

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Thrissur Pooram concludes with ‘Upacharam Chollal’ ceremony

Thrissur: The colourful and vibrant Thrissur Poom celebrated with traditional fervour concluded on Tuesday. ‘Upacharam Chollal’, ..


Pakal Pooram commences with fervour

Thrissur: Pakal Pooram in connection with the grand Thrissur Pooram commenced here on Tuesday morning at Thekkinkad maidan. The parading ..


From Sabarimala to Indian army, colourful parasols add glamour to Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur: Thrissur Pooram, the world’s biggest cultural extravaganza, allured lakhs of people especially pooram lovers to Thrissur ..

Peruvanam Kuttan Marar

Peruvanam Kuttan Marar suffers dizziness during Thrissur Pooram percussion

Thrissur: Percussion maestro Peruvanam Kuttan Marar suffered dizziness and fell down during the percussion at Thrissur Pooram. The ..


Madathil Varavu percussion lures viewers; Ilanjithara Melam awaited

Thrissur: The world renowned Thrissur Pooram festival has started exciting the people with the rhythm of Madathil Varavu Panchavadyam ..

Thrissur Pooram security check

Thrissur under heavy security blanket; Police check all including VIPs

Thrissur: Thrissur district police have strengthened the security in the town in connection with Thrissur Pooram, the world famous ..

Thrissur Pooram

Thousands flock to witness Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur: Historically acclaimed temple festival Thrissur Pooram kicked off on Monday with the arrival of cheru poorams from more than ..


Sabarimala temple to open on Tuesday

Sabrimala: Sabarimala Lord Ayappa temple will open for the monthly poojas in the month of Edavam on May 14, Tuesday. The temple doors ..


Thechikottukavu Ramachandran opens temple doors amid tight security

Thrissur: Thechikottukavu Ramachandran, the majestic elephant arrived at Vadakkumnathan temple to take part in the Pooram vilambaram ..

Thrissur Pooram

Thechikottukavu Ramachandran all set for Vilambaram ceremony

Thrissur: Thrissur Pooram, the popular annual temple festival of Vadakkumnathan temple in Thrissur will take place on Monday. In the ..


Clash over arranging security for Patriarch of Antioch during Kerala visit

Kochi: The headquarters of Jacobite Church at Puthenkurish witnessed a clash between KEFA (Knights of the Eternal Fraternity with Antioch) ..

Thechikottukavu Ramachandran

Thechikottukavu Ramchandran can take part in Pooram vilambaram, collector gives nod

Thrissur: Thrissur district collector TV Anupama granted conditional nod to parade majestic elephant Thechikottukavu Ramachandran for ..


BJP to protect Christian community with new force

Kochi: In the wake of terrorist attacks in churches on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to form ..

thrissur pooram

Tight security in place for Thrissur Pooram; Thunderbolt, bomb squad deployed

Thrissur: In the wake of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, security has been tightened for Thrissur Pooram on Monday. Many central security ..

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Thechikottukavu Ramachandran to undergo medical checkup on Saturday

Thrissur: Elephant Thechikottukavu Ramachandran to undergo medical checkup tomorrow to find if it is fit to be paraded for Thrissur ..

Thechikkottukavu Ramachandran

HC not to hear plea seeking to lift ban on Thechikottukavu Ramachandran

Kochi: As controversies over parading the jumbo king Thechikottukavu Ramachandran in Thrissur Pooram continues, the Kerala High Court ..

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple

Temple Run: How much gold do Kerala temples have?

Thiruvananthapuram: In 2011, former IPS officer-turned-lawyer T.P. Soundarajan filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking to know the ..

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Thrissur Pooram: Decision over ban, parading of elephants on Friday

Thrissur: Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran said that problems regarding the conduct of Thrissur Pooram will be solved after ..

Pope Francis

Pope Francis changes Church law to make reporting sex abuse obligatory

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Thursday passed a measure to oblige those who know about sex abuse in the Catholic Church to report it ..


Thechikottukavu Ramachandran row: Collector says HC order will be implemented

Thrissur: When the district is all set to host the grand Thrissur Pooram, Thrissur district collector TV Anupama informed that a final ..

Thrissur Pooram

‘Elephantine’ crisis in Thrissur Pooram: Govt to hold discussion with elephant owners today

Thrissur: In order to settle the crisis in Thrissur Pooram followed by the protest of elephant owners, the government will hold discussions ..


Jumbo problem at Thrissur Pooram: Govt to hold discussions with owners on Thursday

Thiruvananthapuram: Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran said he would hold discussions with elephant owners to avoid problems ..

Thechikkottukavu Ramachandran

Thrissur Pooram in crisis as owners refuse to give elephants

Thrissur: At a time when the temple committees are all set to organise the grand Thrissur Pooram on May 13, elephant owners have decided ..

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Thrissur Pooram fireworks: SC nod for using string crackers

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed to grant permission for using string crackers (Malapadakkam) for the fireworks as part of ..

Mathrubhumi Ramzan supplement release

Mathrubhumi Ramzan Special Supplement released

Malappuram: In connection with the holy month of Ramzan, Mathrubhumi released a Ramzan Special Supplement on Sunday. Panakkad Sayed ..


Ramzan fasting begins today

Thiruvananthapuram: The month-long holy Ramzan fasting began on Monday. Muslim community across the world except Oman will observe ..

Thrissur pooram

Thrissur Pooram: No change in rituals, tight security to be in place

Thrissur: In the backdrop of serial blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the state government has decided to ensure tight security ..

Face Veil; a Human Right?

Kerala institute bans face covering on campus from new session

Thiruvananthapuram: The Muslim Educational Society (MES) in Kerala has banned all face covering attires, a circular issued said. The ..


Anti-social elements vandalize chapel at Kollam

Kollam: Anti-social elements vandalized a chapel belonging to the Port Kollam diocese located at Pallithottam near Kollam port. The ..

Maulana Masood Azhar

UN designates Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist

United Nations: In a huge diplomatic win for India, the United Nations on Wednesday designated Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief ..


Kerala's only woman priest ‘Father Omana’ retires from service

Thiruvananthapuram: After two decades of service, the only woman priest of Kerala CSI Church Rev. Omana Victor retired from the ..

Thrisuur Pooram

The gold-standard in nettippattam making for 4 generations and counting

Thrissur: The golden caparisons or ‘nettippattam’ on the mighty elephants are unarguably one of the highlights of any temple ..

Shahid Afridi

Kashmir belongs to Kashmiris, not India or Pakistan: Afridi

New Delhi: Former Pakistan crickerter Shahid Afridi has said that Kashmir belongs to the people of the valley and not India or Pakistan ..

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Infighting in church: Mor Baselios Thomas expresses readiness to resign

Kochi: Mor Baselios Thomas I has expressed his readiness to resign from his post of Catholicos of India, following infighting in the ..


One dead, three injured in US synagogue shooting

Los Angeles: A gunman opened fire at a synagogue in California, killing one person and injuring three others including the rabbi as ..

Philipose Mar Chrysostom

Philipose Mar Chrysostom celebrates 102nd birthday

Pathanamthitta: Philipose Mar Chrysostom, the senior most metropolitan of the Thiruvalla-headquartered Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church ..


Online helicopter booking from May 1 for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu: The online helicopter booking for the annual Amarnath Yatra will begin on May 1, according to an announcement on Friday. ..


Christians celebrate Easter with fervour in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The Christian community in Kerala celebrated Easter with fervour on Sunday to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ ..

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Indians rejoice as foundation stone laid for first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi

Dubai: Thousands of Indians on Saturday rejoiced and participated in the foundation stone laying ceremony of the first Hindu temple ..

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Christians in Kerala observe Good Friday; Archbishop Soosa Pakiam conveys holy message

Thiruvananthapuram: The Christian community in Kerala observed Good Friday in churches across the state commemorating the crucifixion ..

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Mangaladevi Chitra Pournami festival tomorrow

Kumily: Chitra Pournami festival of the ancient Mangaladevi Kannaki temple situated in the dense forest will be celebrated on Friday ..

Narendra Modi

CPM files MCC violation complaint against Modi over Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram: The CPM has filed a complaint with the Election Commission of India and the chief election officer stating that ..

kuwait city

Malayali pilgrims who lost passports during Umrah given new ones

Kuwait city: Pilgrims who came to perform Umrah and lost their passport were given new passports by the consulate. Once the paperwork ..


Rahul visits Thirunelli temple in Wayanad

Kalpetta: AICC president and UDF candidate in Wayanad Rahul Gandhi who arrived at the constituency on Wednesday as part of election ..


Devotees rush to Sabarimala on Vishu day

Sabarimala: On the auspicious day of Vishu, devotees thronged Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple to have darshan of the Lord. The Sannidhanam ..


Model code of conduct applicable for prime minister too: Pinarayi

Kollam: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that prime minister Narendra Modi is circulating lies on the Sabarimala issue. The Model ..


Fountain ‘meshapoo’, clockwise-counter-clockwise firewheel are new arrivals in Vishu market

Pattambi: The crackers market is all set to welcome the Vishu season this year too. The market is active with innovative items such ..


Vishu influences campaigns; Candidates seek votes along with Vishu greetings

Malappuram: With the election fever keeping pace with the summer heat, Vishu season has arrived giving a new campaign idea for the ..


Thrissur Pooram: Use alternatives of Barium Nitrate, says SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court allowed Thiruvambady Devaswom and Paramekkavu Devaswom to display fireworks during the 'Thrissur Pooram' ..


SC permits fireworks for Thrissur Pooram

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India has granted permission to display fireworks for the popular Thrissur Pooram festival. In the ..


Land row: Police files case against Cardinal Mar George Alencherry and 25 others

Kochi: A case was registered against Cardinal Mar George Alencherry in the land row. Ernakulam central police have filed the case as ..


Denial of treatment to children in Malappuram; Family suffers extreme poverty

Kalikavu (Malappuram): In connection with the incident in which four children were denied treatment and were tortured, it has been ..

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Nun rape case: Chargesheet submitted against Franco Mulakkal

Kottayam: Chargesheet has been submitted against Bishop Franco Mulakkal in connection with the nun rape case. The investigative team ..


3-yr-old girl subjected to brutal treatment by granny in Malappuram

Malappuram: The family of a three-year-old girl who was subjected to brutality by her grandmother in Kalikavu here has informed that ..

Suresh Gopi

Did not violate any EC norms, Suresh Gopi responds to Collector

Thrissur: Actor turned politician Suresh Gopi has replied to the notice issued by Thrissur district Collector T V Anupama following ..


Masala bonds were issued with high interest, alleges Chennithala

Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said that CDPQ has bought the masala bond and the state government gave way ..

Sreedharan Pillai

Sreedharan Pillai slams Teeka Ram Meena’s statement on Suresh Gopi

Kozhikode: BJP state president P S Sreedharan Pillai has criticized chief electoral officer Teeka Ram Meena. The BJP leader came out ..


BJP trying to bring Modi to Sabarimala

Thiiruvananthapuram: The BJP state leadership is trying to bring prime Minister Narendra Modi to Sabarimala in connection with its ..

Teeka Ram Meena

Collector’s action was right, says Teeka Ram Meena

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief electoral officer Teeka Ram Meena said that the collector’s action to send notice to Suresh Gopi was ..


Suresh Gopi gets notice for seeking votes in the name of Ayyappa

Thrissur: District collector T V Anupama issued a notice to Suresh Gopi, the NDA candidate from Thrissur, for campaigning for the Lok ..

PK Kunhalikutty

Kunhalikutty lashes out at Adityanath over 'Muslim virus' remarks

Thiruvananthapuram: Slamming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over his "Muslim virus" remarks, Indian Union Muslim ..


LDF, UDF and NDA used Sabarimala issue as political weapon: NSS

Kottayam: The Nair Service Society (NSS) will maintain its equidistance policy in the Lok Sabha election and stand with the devotees ..

Cardinal Alencherry

Court case against Cardinal George Alencherry over land deal

Kochi: The Thrikkakara magistrate court registered a case against Cardinal Mar George Alencherry in the Syro Malabar church land deal ..


Pope Francis warns Trump about border wall

Aboard the Papal plane: Pope Francis has issued a warning to US President Donald Trump and other political leaders, saying that those ..


Shashi Tharoor offers darshan at Padmanabhaswamy temple before filing nomination paper

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor offered darshan at Padmanabhaswamy Temple on Monday morning. He sought blessings of ..


BJP advocate petitioned SC seeking Sabarimala women entry: Kadakampally Surendran

Thiruvananthapuram: Devaswom minister Kadakampally Surendran said Kummanam Rajasekharan and P S Sreedharan Pillai must show the decency ..

Prakash Babu

Sabarimala issue: NDA candidate in Kozhikode remanded for 14 days

Kozhikode: NDA candidate in Kozhikode Adv. K. P. Prakash Babu has been remanded by Ranni court on an arrest warrant issued against ..

Sr Lissy

Return to Vijayawada by March 31; FCC tells Sr Lissy Vadakkel

Kochi: The Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) has come out with strict action against Sister Lissy Vadakkel, who gave a statement ..

K Kumari Devi

NSS general secretary G Sukumaran Nair’s wife K Kumari Devi passes away

Kottayam: Nair Service Society (NSS) general secretary G Sukumaran Nair’s wife K Kumari Devi passed away on Monday. The 75-year-old ..


NSS to support BJP in 2 seats; UDF everywhere else: Former official

Mavelikkara: The Nair Service Society (NSS) has directed its members and supporters to support the BJP in Pathanamthitta and Thiruvananthapuram ..

Matha Amrithanandamayi recieves honorary doctorate from Mysuru University

University of Mysore awards honorary Doctorate to Amritanandamayi

Kollam: Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi was awarded with honorary Doctorate of Letters (D Litt Honoris Causa) by the University ..

Yasin Malik

Yasin Malik-led JKLF banned by Centre

New Delhi: The Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) was banned on Friday for "promoting" secession of the ..

New Zealand

Kiwi women don headscarves in solidarity with Muslim victims

Christchurch: Women across New Zealand wore makeshift hijabs as a statement of peace and solidarity on Friday, a week after a white ..

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K Surendran to visit Sabarimala

Pandalam: BJP state general secretary K Surendran will arrive in Sabarimala to fulfil darshan as his visit was hindered when he got ..

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama feels his next reincarnation could be from India

Dharamshala: The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, said on Monday it was possible that once he dies his incarnation ..


Clashes at Sabari Peedam after Karma Samithi activists block woman

Sabarimala: Clashes occurred at Sabari Peedam here in connection with blocking a woman who arrived to have darshan at the Lord Ayyappa ..

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Malayali couple's dream shattered after Christchurch mosque shooting

Christchurch: For the Indian couple Abdul Nazer and Ansi Alibava, life in New Zealand was peaceful and promising until Friday's ..


Father Paul Thelakat booked for bringing fake documents against Cardinal

Kochi: Thrikkakara police have booked a case against Father Paul Thelakat based on a complaint of giving fake documents against Syro ..

Ancy newzealand shooting

NZ shootings: Efforts on to bring back body of Malayali woman, says CMO

Thiruvananthapuram: All efforts are being made to bring the mortal remains of the 27-year-old woman from Kerala, killed in the in the ..


5 Indians killed in New Zealand terror attack on mosques

Christchurch: Five Indians have been killed in the ghastly terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch in which 50 people lost their ..

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Honorary doctorate for Mata Amritanandamayi

Mysuru: University of Mysore will confer honorary doctorate on spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi of Amritanandamayi mutt in Kerala ..

Ancy newzealand shooting

Kodungallur woman among 49 killed in NZ mosque shootings

Auckland: Officials have confirmed that a Malayali woman and another man from Gujarat was among the 49 people killed in the terror ..


India pursuing with NZ whereabouts of 7 Indians, 2 PIOs after mosque shootings

Christchurch: India's High Commission in New Zealand on Saturday said that it has been pursuing with local authorities whereabouts ..

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Nun rape case: Delay in charge sheet putting pressure on witnesses: Sr Anupama

Kochi: The delay in submitting the charge sheet in the nun rape case against bishop Franco Mulakkal is putting pressure on all the ..

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, the nun who took part in a protest against rape ..


Sabarimala row a constitutional issue: Muralidhar Rao

Thiruvananthapuram: BJP national general secretary Muralidhar Rao Wednesday criticised Kerala Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena's ..


Wooing votes on Lord Ayyappa’s name will be violation of MCC: Teeka Ram Meena

Thiruvananthapuram: State Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena reaffirmed the Election Commission’s stand that citing or invoking ..


Royal family claims rights over Padmanabha Swamy temple in SC

New Delhi: The executive officer of the Travancore royal family claimed in the supreme court, that the royal family still has rights ..