Sabarimala stir leaves BJP, UDF in a dilemma

The Sabarimala agitation has seemingly left the United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a dilemma over taking forward the protests to a logical conclusion. With the Assembly session set to conclude on Thursday and the government refusing to relent on their demand to lift the ban orders in Sabarimala, the [...]

King Lear via Kerala

Watch a Kathakali performance that adapts and retells a Shakespearean tragedy It was four decades ago that the French dancer and choreographer Annette Leday began to learn Kathakali. The classical dance form that is distinguished by elaborate costumes, make-up and facemasks, drew Leday to Kerala. For her, Kathakali combined both her interests — dance and [...]

Prohibitory orders in Sabarimala can’t be withdrawn: Kerala govt

The LDF government in Kerala Thursday made it clear that the prohibitory orders imposed at the Sabarimala temple cannot be withdrawn now, even as the ‘Satyagraha’ by three opposition UDF MLAs at the state Assembly against the curbs, entered its fourth day. The lawmakers–V S Sivakumar (Congress), Parakkal Abdullah (Indian Union Muslim League) and N [...]

Deer hunt: Forest dept. indicts 3 cops

The Forest Department has indicted three police officers for the wanton killing of a sambhar deer in Ponmudi in August. It has also named two of their associates as accused in the sensational wildlife crime that has thrown light on how a set of law enforcers often misused their uniform and a police vehicle to [...]

Kerala: Veterinary doctor caught while taking bribe

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Sabrimala Row: BJP & Yuva Morcha protest in front of Kerala Secretrait

10 DECEMBER 2018 | ENGLISH | POLITICS | GENERAL AUDIENCE Since Sabarimala temple has opened again, protesters which are mainly from BJP, Yuva Morcha, head priest and devotees have gathered in large numbers to disallow women from entering the temple, despite the Supreme Court lifting restrictions on women between the age of 10 and 50 [...]

As government begs for rebuilding Kerala, revenue arrears touch Rs 12,590 crore

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala government has been knocking on doors to rebuild the flood-hit state for a while as it desperately requires a whopping Rs 31,000 crore for reconstruction activities. But going through the statistics of the arrears of revenue that the state has to collect, one would be surprised to know that the arrears of revenue [...]

Tiger scare triggers panic in Kerala’s Kozhikode, locals continue to stay indoors fearing attack

Kozhikode: Inhabitants of areas near the Peruvannamuzhi dam in Kerala’s Kozhikode district have locked themselves in their houses after reports of a tiger being spotted int the area emerged earlier this week. Locals told media personnel that pet dogs have been going missing in the area for the past three weeks now. News of a [...]

Activist moves HC for bail

The Kerala High Court on Monday sought the response of the State government on a bail petition moved by activist Rehana Fathima in a case charging her with hurting religious sentiments through her Facebook posts. According to her petition, the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Pathanamthitta had earlier dismissed her bail petition. The allegation was that [...]

Cannot Direct School To Allow Muslim Girls To Wear Headscarf & Full Sleeved Shirt With Uniform: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court last week refused to interfere with a school’s refusal to allow two Muslim girls to wear a headscarf and a full-sleeved shirt to school, opining that “individual interest must yield to the larger interest”. Justice A Muhamed Mustaque asserted, “I am of the considered view that the petitioners cannot seek imposition of their [...]

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