Kerala’s campaign rhetoric: A flood, a temple, and the cult of political violence

As Kerala heads for the April 23 Lok Sabha elections, it is evident that two key issues would dominate electioneering in the State. In the Central Travancore belt in southern Kerala, the entry of women of menstruating age into the Sabarimala shrine and the agitations against the State Government’s attempts to implement the Supreme Court [...]

Kerala’s campaign rhetoric: A flood, a temple, and the cult of political violence

As Kerala heads for the April 23 Lok Sabha elections, it is evident that two key issues would dominate electioneering in the State. In the Central Travancore belt in southern Kerala, the entry of women of menstruating age into the Sabarimala shrine and the agitations against the State Government’s attempts to implement the Supreme Court [...]

Kerala’s campaign rhetoric: A flood, a temple, and the cult of political violence

As Kerala heads for the April 23 Lok Sabha elections, it is evident that two key issues would dominate electioneering in the State. In the Central Travancore belt in southern Kerala, the entry of women of menstruating age into the Sabarimala shrine and the agitations against the State Government’s attempts to implement the Supreme Court [...]

Analysis | RaGa in Wayanad is ga-ga moment for Congress in Kerala

Rahul Gandhi as the Congress candidate from Wayanad now seems like a possibility which is gaining momentum. It was AICC general secretary Oommen Chandy who dropped the bombshell to reporters. In what seemed to be an orchestrated move Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala and T Siddique, the Congress candidate who started campaigning from Wayanad though the [...]

Kerala Administrative Tribunal sets aside order demoting seven DySPs

KOCHI: The Ernakulam Bench of the Kerala Administrative Tribunal (KAT) on Friday held the government order demoting seven DySPs as Circle Inspectors was unsustainable. The KAT also set aside the order against Ernakulam Rural Crime Detachment DySP K S Udayabhanu, Ernakulam Rural Special Branch DySP V G Ravindranath, Wayanad narcotic cell DySP M K Manoj [...]

Students must be permitted loo breaks in between exams, orders Kerala government

After a shocking incident where a student was forced to defecate inside the examination hall after the invigilator denied him a loo break, the Kerala General Education Department has issued an order to allow toilet breaks for students who are writing examinations. The schools are also instructed to provide the students with drinking water and [...]

Church row once again spills into the open

The feud between the Orthodox and Jacobite factions of the Malankara Church once again spilled into the open on Saturday with a group of Orthodox believers staying put inside the Perumbavur Suloko church even as Mathews Mar Aphrem of the Jacobite group staging a sit-in outside the gate in protest against the rival’s action. The [...]

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Political parties, residents of Kerala praise HC ban on non-biodegradable materials

The Lok Sabha election is likely to be clean and green in Kerala, with the high court banning the use of all non-biodegradable materials, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC) flex boards for the election campaign. The Election Commission has also assured the court that it will ensure that political parties adhere to its directive. The ban [...]

Life ban on cricketer Sreesanth set aside by Supreme Court

In a relief to cricketer Sreesanth, the Supreme Court has set aside the lifetime ban imposed on him by the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), for his alleged involvement in match-fixing during the Indian Premier League in 2013. This comes after the Supreme Court, on March 1, reserved its order on a [...]

Temple controversy sparks quiet revolution by women for religious equality in India – Waging Nonviolence

Embed from Getty Images On Wednesday, India’s Supreme Court heard as many as 65 review petitions seeking to reimpose a ban on the entry of women in an ancient Hindu temple. The court has decided it needs more time to make a judgement on the matter. Only four months ago, the same court allowed women [...]

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