Sabarimala: BJP, Congress launch marches through Kerala against SC verdict

Days before the Supreme Court takes up review petitions against its Sabarimala judgment allowing entry of women of all ages, the BJP and Congress on Thursday launched protest marches through the state in support of traditions of the hilltop temple. With the annual pilgrimage season to the temple in Pathanamthitta starting November 16, the apex [...]

Strike in Sabarimala is not justifiable: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court on Thursday observed that the protest in Sabarimala Temple is against the Supreme Court verdict. “Protest in Sabarimala Temple is against the Supreme Court’s verdict. The strike there is not justifiable,” the Kerala High Court said while rejecting bail plea of a native of Thrippunithura, who was one of the protesters [...]

Court: Kerala Government To Stay Away From Daily Affairs At …

Kochi:  Coming down heavily on the state government, the Kerala High Court on Monday made it clear that it had no right to interfere in the day-to-day affairs of the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala and its role was confined to maintaining law and order in the area. The court also flayed the government and the [...]

Kerala High Court questions ban on media

KOCHI: Coming down heavily on the state government for preventing journalists from entering Nilakkal, Pampa and Sannidhanam, the Kerala High Court on Monday maintained that there should not be any police excess under the guise of maintaining law and order. The court cautioned the state government that such restrictions don’t cause any hardship to the [...]

Allowing medical admissions on conditional basis will ruin career of students: SC

Courts should not play a role in the making of “half-baked doctors” by allowing unequipped medical colleges to carry out admissions, the Supreme Court has cautioned the judiciary in a recent verdict. The judgment by a Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran dealt with the admission of over 500 students in four private [...]

Sabarimala Devotees, Media Should Not be Stopped, Says Kerala High Court as Shrine Reopens Today

The Kerala High Court on Monday said devotees and media personnel should not be blocked from visiting the Sabarimala temple and the government should not interfere in the day-to-day activities of the shrine. The court’s remarks come on a day when the Lord Ayyappa shrine is scheduled to re-open at 5pm for a special ‘puja’. [...]

Four New Judges Take Office In Kerala High Court.

The High Court of Kerala has got four new judges with Justices V G Arun, N.Nagaresh, T V Anilkumar and N Anilkumar swearing in today as Additional Judges. It was on November 1 that the President notified the appointment of four judges, pursuant to the recommendation made by Supreme Court on October 11. Justices V [...]

HC raps Kerala govt, says it has no right to interfere in day-to-day affairs of shrine

Coming down heavily on the state government, the Kerala High Court Monday made it clear that it had no right to interfere in the day-to-day affairs of the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala and its role was confined to maintaining law and order in the area. The court also flayed the government and the police over [...]

Kerala high court: Unauthorized flex boards reappear at many …

KOCHI: Though Kochi corporation had removed most of the illegal hoardings from public places in the city in the wake of the recent high court (HC) order, unauthorized flags and flex boards have started reappearing at places from where they were removed. The HC order had directed district officials to remove unauthorized flex boards, billboards, [...]

Kerala High Court upholds ticket fare fixed by KSRTC- The New …

KOCHI: The High Court on Thursday upheld the decision of the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) to charge passengers Rs 40 for non-AC buses and Rs 75 for AC buses plying from Nilakkal to Pampa during the Mandala-Makaravilakku festival season. The court also expressed hope the KSRTC would operate the service without fault and [...]

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