Kerala church leaders say furore over job notification for Scheduled Caste converts unwarranted as Centre, other states also have such quota
Church leaders and activists are at a loss to understand the reason for the furore, since reservation in government services is available to Christians converted from Scheduled Castes (SCCC) not only in Kerala but also at the Centre
Kerala's LDF clinches rare win in Pala bypoll; Congress, BJP vote share decreases, but experts warn against drawing conclusions
Despite a fall in BJP vote share in the Pala bypoll, which was won by NCP and LDF candidate Mani C Kappen, political analysts are not ready to dismiss the saffron party as a force in the state
Kerala nun rape: Activists term dismissal of Sister Lucy desperate attempt to save Franco Mulakkal, say it is meant as warning to witnesses
Kerala nun rape case: Reformists in the Syro-Malabar Church see the dismissal of Sister Lucy Kalappura from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) as part of a desperate attempt to save Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of repeatedly raping a nun between 2014 and 2016
AP Abdullakutty to join BJP: Saffron party seeks to draw Kerala's Muslims close, but experts doubt his clout within community
AP Abdullakutty was admitted into the Congress fold in 2009 after the CPM expelled him for praising the Gujarat Model of development under then chief minister Narendra Modi
Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son Binoy booked on charges of rape: Being groomed as Vijayan's successor, case personally damaging for CPM Kerala chief
The sexual harassment case registered by the Maharashtra police against the son of Kerala state secretary of the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has put the party that came to power in Kerala with a promise to protect women in a tight spot at a time when it is trying hard to recover from the humiliating defeat it suffered in the recent Lok Sabha elections.
Kerala govt directs Lalithakala Akademi to review award for cartoon on rape-accused bishop; move may be aimed at placating Church
The Kerala government directed the state-run Lalithakala Academy to review its decision to select a cartoon depicting rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal as a rooster.
Nipah Virus: Kerala's ad-hoc health workers who risked life to save patients, on hunger strike since 13 days for regularisation of jobs
The 47 temporary workers were recruited by the health department after the regular staff at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital refused to handle the Nipah patients
Nipah in Kerala: State govt launches search for source of virus; identification may be difficult compared to last year
The Nipah virus was found to have spread last year from a 26-year-old youth who contracted it after consuming a fruit bitten by a fruit bat carrying the virus.
Kerala gears up to contain Nipah; 50 who came in contact with youth under observation; no need to panic, says health minister
The Kerala state health department has summoned resources after a 23-year-old youth admitted in a private hospital in Ernakulam with severe fever showed signs of Nipah virus in his samples tested at the National Institute of Virology at Alappuzha; confirmation is awaited from institute's Pune office
V Muraleedharan's appointment in Narendra Modi govt indicates BJP's grit to consolidate Hindu votes in Kerala after LS poll drubbing
The elevation of V Muraleedharan as a minister in the Narendra Modi government at the Centre shows that Bharatiya Janata Party's failure to win a seat in the Lok Sabha election has not deterred the party leadership from pursuing its mission to 'conquer' the southern state of Kerala.
LDF's debacle in Kerala Lok Sabha polls: NDA's entry as third front has changed electoral landscape in state
Vijayan’s calculation was based on the past trend showing the benefit of BJP gain to the Left Democratic Front (LDF) led by his party.
Poor Kerala Lok Sabha election results cost CPM 'national party' status, put Left's future in jeopardy
The CPM and BJP had laughed off exit poll predictions that the Congress and its allies in Kerala may bag between 13 and 15 seats, but the actual results have stunned them
Kerala exit poll projections: Sabarimala did little to consolidate Hindu votes for BJP, say analysts
Analysts say BJP hasn't got any benefit in Kerala from the Sabarimala row, including in Pathanamthitta — the hotspot of Sabarimala protests — where exit polls predict a sizeable gap between BJP candidate K Surendran and Congress candidate Anto Antony
BJP's use of Sri Lanka suicide blasts to send out anti-terror message, win over Kerala's Christian voters has few takers
After using the Sabarimala temple issue for a Hindu consolidation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to have grabbed the topic of Sri Lankan suicide bomb attacks in churches and hotels on Easter Sunday to make inroads into the Christian community in the southern state of Kerala
CPM-backed Kerala Police Association under scanner as scam of distribution of postal ballots to cops emerges
Much before the Lok Sabha election, the Opposition parties in Kerala had expressed fear of widespread attempt by LDF to rig the election.
Kozhikode-based Muslim Education Society bans hijab, says it will empower women: Religious groups, students outrage
Kozhikode-based MES, with its 100-odd educational institutes and a student strength of about a lakh, issued a circular banning hijab and instructing the heads to not allow students with any dress covering their face from the next academic year. The move has got traditionalists in the community up in arms.
Sri Lanka blasts: NIA arrest of Kerala youth 'inspired' by NTJ chief raises no eyebrows as terrorist recruiters find fertile ground
National Investigation Agency (NIA) raids at the homes of three people in Kerala following a Sri Lankan government statement that the mastermind behind the Easter blasts had links to south India have not raised any eyebrows in the state.
Complaints galore against bogus voting at Kerala's Kannur, Kasaragod seats; Congress and BJP blame CPM, Left party says 'done no wrong'
The BJP and Congress had expressed fears about bogus voting in Kerala's Kannur district before the election orchestrated by the CPM.
Lok Sabha election 2019: High poll turnout has traditionally aided Congress-led UDF in Kerala; trends may change with BJP in fray
Higher turnout in the Lok Sabha election in Kerala has always benefitted the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF). Whether this phenomenon will be repeated this year, especially after Kerala recorded its third highest polling percentage of 77.68 percent, is a topic of hot debate in the political circles in the state post-election.
Kerala records over 70% voter turnout: Sabarimala, Rahul's candidacy key factors behind high polling percentage in several constituencies
Congress leaders claim that the current election will be a repeat of 1977. The initial polling trends in the Tuesday's election indicated that the turnout would come close to the previous best. By 7 pm, the voter turnout was 70.21 percent.