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Kerala Tourism’s tweet on a beef delicacy on Makar Sankranti sparks row; govt says its aim was not to hurt anyone's religious beliefs
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Kerala Tourism’s tweet on a beef delicacy on Makar Sankranti sparks row; govt says its aim was not to hurt anyone's religious beliefs

After a storm erupted over a 'beef fry' tweet by Kerala Tourism on Makarasankranti day, the CPI(M)-led LDF government on Friday clarified its aim was not to hurt anyone's religious beliefs

Sabarimala row: Supreme Court directs devotees’ association’s lawyer to file written submission for rehearing case
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Sabarimala row: Supreme Court directs devotees’ association’s lawyer to file written submission for rehearing case

Supreme Court asked Mathew Nedumpara to file written submissions, adding that if required the court could grant him an oral hearing in the Sabarimala case

Only two women of menstural age entered Sabarimala temple since 28 Sep SC verdict, Kerala minister tells Assembly
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Only two women of menstural age entered Sabarimala temple since 28 Sep SC verdict, Kerala minister tells Assembly

The Kerala government said only two women of menstrual age had visited the Sabarimala temple after a Supreme Court judgement removed the bar on their entry

Sabarimala row: Protests erupt across Kerala as two women under 50 enter Lord Ayyappa's shrine, create history
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Sabarimala row: Protests erupt across Kerala as two women under 50 enter Lord Ayyappa's shrine, create history

Bindu Ammini (42) and Kankadurga (44) have thus become the first women to offer prayers at the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala since the Supreme Court lifted the ban on menstruating women from entering the temple

Sabarimala row: Women activists make failed bid to enter shrine; Kerala govt, court-appointed panel pass buck
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Sabarimala row: Women activists make failed bid to enter shrine; Kerala govt, court-appointed panel pass buck

A human wall erected by devotees and right-wing Hindu activists at Sabarimala has once again foiled the government’s effort to facilitate the entry of women in the temple.

Sabarimala row: Travancore Devaswom Board moves Supreme Court seeking more time to implement verdict
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Sabarimala row: Travancore Devaswom Board moves Supreme Court seeking more time to implement verdict

The Board, which manages the hill shrine, has cited lack of basic amenities among other things as the reason for seeking more time from the top court. The announcement on the TDB's move came amid mounting tension against the backdrop of the stand-off over entry of women in the 10-50 age group, traditionally barred at the shrine dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, a celibate.

Sabarimala protests: 18 Nov clashes at shrine were planned by Kerala BJP, reveals circular; Pinarayi govt was clueless about plan
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Sabarimala protests: 18 Nov clashes at shrine were planned by Kerala BJP, reveals circular; Pinarayi govt was clueless about plan

A "secret" circular issued by BJP in Kerala revealed that the protests on Sunday (18 November), which led to the arrest of 72 people at Sabarimala, were part of carefully planned operation by the saffron party to execute its political agenda in the state.

Sabarimala row: Devotee organisations say Kerala Police's new security measures may only compound chaos
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Sabarimala row: Devotee organisations say Kerala Police's new security measures may only compound chaos

The virtual queue system, which is similar to the digital system introduced by police since 2012, has not been effective in crowd management at Sabarimala.

Sabarimala row: BJP gears up for showdown with Kerala government as Lord Ayyappa temple set to reopen briefly
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Sabarimala row: BJP gears up for showdown with Kerala government as Lord Ayyappa temple set to reopen briefly

The Sabarimala Action Committee, a group of various Hindu outfits spearheading the agitation, claimed hundreds of women have come forward to defend their faith and customs and will do so on 5 November.

Sabarimala row: Jolt to Kerala CM as Devaswom ministers of five southern states abstain from meet seeking cooperation
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Sabarimala row: Jolt to Kerala CM as Devaswom ministers of five southern states abstain from meet seeking cooperation

According to the official schedule, the meeting was supposed to be inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.,

Sabarimala temple row: Rehana Fathima's attempt to enter Ayyappa abode earns her wrath of Hindus, Muslims alike
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Sabarimala temple row: Rehana Fathima's attempt to enter Ayyappa abode earns her wrath of Hindus, Muslims alike

While Rehana Fathima’s adventurism has been seized upon by the extreme right as another example of how Muslims are attacking Hindu traditions, it appears to be far from the truth.

Sabarimala temple row: Kerala Police gets flak for attempting to take two non-devotee women to shrine
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Sabarimala temple row: Kerala Police gets flak for attempting to take two non-devotee women to shrine

BJP general secretary K Surendran alleged that the police was trying to implement the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) agenda to make Sabarimala a war zone.

CPM-backed group to observe Ramayana month in Kerala: Party inching closer to Hindus to resist RSS' outreach
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CPM-backed group to observe Ramayana month in Kerala: Party inching closer to Hindus to resist RSS' outreach

The CPM started involving itself in religious affairs after the party adopted a rectification document in 2009, allowing people having religious faith, to join the party

IMA president says there is no threat to Kerala from Nipah virus as 300 doctors arrive in state
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IMA president says there is no threat to Kerala from Nipah virus as 300 doctors arrive in state

Indian Medical Association (IMA) president Ravi Wankadekar on Saturday said Kerala need not worry about the Nipah virus as the state is absolutely safe from it now.

Kuthiyottam row: Young boys endure days of suffering, brave piercings with metal hooks in Kerala temple ritual
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Kuthiyottam row: Young boys endure days of suffering, brave piercings with metal hooks in Kerala temple ritual

About a thousand boys between the ages of five and twelve suffer physical and mental abuse as part of a ritual called Kuthiyottam.

Kerala govt cancels new year celebrations in the wake of Cyclone Ockhi, ministers to pay tribute to victims
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Kerala govt cancels new year celebrations in the wake of Cyclone Ockhi, ministers to pay tribute to victims

The CPM led LDF government in Kerala has decided to do away with new year celebrations tomorrow in view of the Ockhi cyclone tragedy in which more more than 70 people lost their lives

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan faces protests from fishermen after Cyclone Ockhi claimed 19 lives
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Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan faces protests from fishermen after Cyclone Ockhi claimed 19 lives

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday faced a protest from a group of fishermen when he visited nearby Vizhinjam to express solidarity with the community affected by Cyclone Ockhi

Kerala government believes appointment of non-Brahmins and Dalits as temple priests is a 'silent revolution'
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Kerala government believes appointment of non-Brahmins and Dalits as temple priests is a 'silent revolution'

"A new history has been scripted by ensuring reservation as enshrined in the Constitution with the appointment of Dalits as priests," said Kadakampally Surendran.

In communist Kerala, minister's visit to Thrissur temple sparks off debate on religion
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In communist Kerala, minister's visit to Thrissur temple sparks off debate on religion

Kerala minister Kadakampally Surendran’s action of offering prayers at a temple in Thrissur kicked off a debate within the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the state on the issue of faith.

Kerala govt to unveil new 'green' tourism policy for plastic-free, hygienic destinations
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Kerala govt to unveil new 'green' tourism policy for plastic-free, hygienic destinations

The Kerala government will soon unveil its new tourism policy with special focus on a 'green carpet' initiative, aimed at transforming holiday destinations into clean and hygienic surroundings with a local partnership.