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Kerala govt to ban single-use plastic from 1 January; decision comes after considering environmental, health issues related to mounting waste
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Kerala govt to ban single-use plastic from 1 January; decision comes after considering environmental, health issues related to mounting waste

After considering environmental and health issues related to mounting plastic waste, the government decided to ban single-use-plastic products

Sabarimala temple row highlights need for women’s movement to introspect and course-correct on other, larger issues
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Sabarimala temple row highlights need for women’s movement to introspect and course-correct on other, larger issues

The diversity argument makes huge sense for Sabarimala. Legends and history overlap with heritage because they show the journey of a nation, of a community, and its social trajectory. Aryan supremacist or not, they should be remembered and learnt from, if only not to be repeated; not overwritten.

Kerala govt wants Centre to amend NDPS Act, ensure stringent punishment for those involved in drug cases
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Kerala govt wants Centre to amend NDPS Act, ensure stringent punishment for those involved in drug cases

'We want those who possess the contraband substance to get maximum punishment', said excise minister TP Ramakrishnan

Maradu flats row: SC tells Kerala govt to pay interim compensation worth Rs 25 lakh to all owners, asks builders to deposit Rs 20 cr in a month
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Maradu flats row: SC tells Kerala govt to pay interim compensation worth Rs 25 lakh to all owners, asks builders to deposit Rs 20 cr in a month

The SC asked the Kerala government to give Rs 25 lakh interim compensation to Maradu flat owners after it was brought to its notice that some of the flat owners were given a lesser amount.

Maradu flats row: Kerala govt begins evicting residents after SC orders demolition of illegal apartment complexes in Kochi
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Maradu flats row: Kerala govt begins evicting residents after SC orders demolition of illegal apartment complexes in Kochi

Kerala government on Sunday began the process for evicting residents of four illegal apartment complexes in Kochi, ordered to be demolished by the Supreme Court.

Maradu flats: SC says demolition must be completed in 138 days, directs Rs 25 lakh as interim compensation for owners
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Maradu flats: SC says demolition must be completed in 138 days, directs Rs 25 lakh as interim compensation for owners

The Supreme Court on Friday directed that demolition of flats built on the coastal zone of Kochi's Maradu be completed in 138 days, in accordance with the time schedule provided by the Kerala government

Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to address UNGA session today; Sharad Pawar to appear before ED; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Narendra Modi to address UNGA session today; Sharad Pawar to appear before ED; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Narendra Modi to address high-level UNGA today; Imran Khan also included in list of speakers; Babri Masjid demolition case: BJP leader Kalyan Singh appear before special CBI court today; and more

Maradu flats demotion: SC pulls up Kerala govt for not complying with orders to demolish 4 apartments in violation of Kochi's CRZ notification
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Maradu flats demotion: SC pulls up Kerala govt for not complying with orders to demolish 4 apartments in violation of Kochi's CRZ notification

The Supreme Court pulled up the Kerala government for not complying with its orders to demolish four apartment complexes constructed at Kochi's Maradu in violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notifications

TPDK to stage protests in Coimbatore on Tuesday against Kerala government's decision to keep Siruvani Reservoir from filling to capacity
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TPDK to stage protests in Coimbatore on Tuesday against Kerala government's decision to keep Siruvani Reservoir from filling to capacity

Various political parties and organisations in Coimbatore on Tuesday will stage protest against Kerala government's decision to not let the water level touch the full reservoir level in the Siruvani Reservoir

Kerala honours 21 school dropout transgenders for passing class 10, 12 exams
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Kerala honours 21 school dropout transgenders for passing class 10, 12 exams

As many as 21 school dropouts transgenders were honoured by the Kerala government for passing examinations equivalent to class 10 and 12, in Kerala, and they were facilitated by the education minister Prof C Ravindranath at an event organised by Kerala Saksharath mission.

Sabarimala: Supreme Court to begin hearing review petitions starting today; 4 women seek to become party to case
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Sabarimala: Supreme Court to begin hearing review petitions starting today; 4 women seek to become party to case

Four women have moved the Supreme Court seeking to intervene as parties in support of its last September's historic judgment which allowed women of all age groups into Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

Centre charges Kerala Rs 102 crore for using IAF aircraft, choppers during 2018 flood rescue and relief operations
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Centre charges Kerala Rs 102 crore for using IAF aircraft, choppers during 2018 flood rescue and relief operations

The Centre has forwarded a bill of Rs 102 crore to the Kerala government for the use of Indian Air Force aircraft and helicopters for flood relief operations in the state, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.

Sabarimala violence: 9,489 of 10,561 accused of inciting violence are from Sangh Parivar, Pinarayi Vijayan tells Kerala Governor in report
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Sabarimala violence: 9,489 of 10,561 accused of inciting violence are from Sangh Parivar, Pinarayi Vijayan tells Kerala Governor in report

The report detailed the instances of violence that have erupted across Kerala over the Sabarimala row, and said that the state suffered a loss of Rs 2.3 crore during the 3 January hartal alone because of Sangh groups' actions.

Sabarimala: Two women who entered temple unable to return home amid threats from extremists; say they ‘trusted authorities'
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Sabarimala: Two women who entered temple unable to return home amid threats from extremists; say they ‘trusted authorities'

Two women who made history by becoming the first in centuries to enter the Sabarimala hill temple in Kerala are in hiding after threats by hard-line Hindu groups. The temple has been the site of tension since the Supreme Court ruled in late September to end a ban on women of menstruating age entering it.

Daily Bulletin: Tension over Sabarimala, Rafale likely to continue in Parliament; two miners die in second Meghalaya mine collapse; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Tension over Sabarimala, Rafale likely to continue in Parliament; two miners die in second Meghalaya mine collapse; day's top stories

Daily bulletin: Tension over Sabarimala violence likely to continue in Parliament between BJP and CPM; Rafale issue to be brought up as Congress and BJP face-off over facts; day's top stories

Sabarimala standoff: Two women brought back to Pampa camp amid protests; duo was within a kilometre of Sannidhanam
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Sabarimala standoff: Two women brought back to Pampa camp amid protests; duo was within a kilometre of Sannidhanam

Two women in their mid-forties started trekking to Sabarimala early on Monday morning despite strong protest from devotees.

Man burns to death in Sabarimala: As protests over SC verdict lose steam, Kerala BJP uses issue to attack Vijayan govt
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Man burns to death in Sabarimala: As protests over SC verdict lose steam, Kerala BJP uses issue to attack Vijayan govt

BJP alleged that the 49-year-old killed himself disheartened with the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government's handling of the Sabarimala issue. Police, however, said that was not the reason.

Hartal in Kerala today: Police says man did not commit suicide because of Sabarimala issue, but due to depression
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Hartal in Kerala today: Police says man did not commit suicide because of Sabarimala issue, but due to depression

Calling a statewide strike on Friday over the death, the Bharatiya Janata Party claimed that the man immolated himself protesting the "adamant" stand of the state government, led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, over the issue of continuing prohibitory orders and restrictions at the Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala.

Daily bulletin: Modi to meet Trump, Abe at G20 Summit, Centre sends bill of Rs 290 cr to Kerala for flood rescue ops; day's top stories
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Daily bulletin: Modi to meet Trump, Abe at G20 Summit, Centre sends bill of Rs 290 cr to Kerala for flood rescue ops; day's top stories

Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, Day 2 of the Kisan Mukti March; here are the day's top stories.