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CPM hits back at Narendra Modi for his comments on Sabarimala issue, says PM speaking like RSS 'pracharak'
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CPM hits back at Narendra Modi for his comments on Sabarimala issue, says PM speaking like RSS 'pracharak'

On a visit to Kerala Tuesday, Modi tore into the CPM-led LDF government over the Sabarimala temple issue, saying this will go down as "one of the most shameful behaviour" by any party and government in the country.

Sabarimala standoff: Devotees protest after two women attempt to enter Lord Ayyappa temple
India

Sabarimala standoff: Devotees protest after two women attempt to enter Lord Ayyappa temple

The Sabarimala shrine has emerged as a burning issue the Supreme Court ruled in September, 2018 that women of menstruating age could enter.

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'
India

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.

First women to enter Sabarimala, Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga, unable to return home because of Kerala hartal, says family
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First women to enter Sabarimala, Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga, unable to return home because of Kerala hartal, says family

Both Bindu and Kanakadurga, who left the Sabarimala shrine immediately after the darshan are unable to return home due to the state-wide protests.

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

50 lakh-plus women participate in 620-km Vanitha Mathil in Kerala; 3 cops injured after BJP-RSS workers try to break women's wall
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50 lakh-plus women participate in 620-km Vanitha Mathil in Kerala; 3 cops injured after BJP-RSS workers try to break women's wall

The shoulder-to-shoulder Vanitha Mathil (Women's Wall) was organised in part by Kerala's Left Democratic Front (LDF). Health minister KK Shylaja led the chain at Kasargod, and CPM leader Brinda Karat was the last person at the end of the chain in Thiruvananthapuram.

'Purification' ritual at Sabarimala after 2 women in their 40s enter hill shrine sparks debate; protests erupt in Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
India

'Purification' ritual at Sabarimala after 2 women in their 40s enter hill shrine sparks debate; protests erupt in Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram

Massive protests were reported in Kochi and Thiruvanathapuram in Kerala after reports claimed two women under the age of 50 have entered Sabarimala late on Tuesday night. Sabarimala was shut till 11.30 am on Wednesday after chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan confirmed that two women entered Sabarimala.

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.

Sabarimala standoff: Kerala Police, group of women devotees face ire of protesters at Pamba; forced to return to Nilakkal
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Sabarimala standoff: Kerala Police, group of women devotees face ire of protesters at Pamba; forced to return to Nilakkal

The Sabarimala foothills witnessed protests amid heavy police presence as hundreds of devotees blocked paths and chased away a group of 11 women of menstruating age being escorted to the hill shrine by the Kerala Police.

Sabarimala protests: 11 women who reached Pamba in bid to enter temple moved to Nilakkal; 30 more women headed to base camp
India

Sabarimala protests: 11 women who reached Pamba in bid to enter temple moved to Nilakkal; 30 more women headed to base camp

Protests have erupted yet again in Kerala's Sabarimala district as a group of 11 women devotees reached the Pamba base camp on Sunday morning in a bid to enter the Lord Ayyappa temple.

Scientist Nambi Narayanan on his work at ISRO, the 'spy' case and the battle to clear his name
India

Scientist Nambi Narayanan on his work at ISRO, the 'spy' case and the battle to clear his name

Nambi Narayanan, who is best known for fathering the liquid propulsion technology for ISRO, speaks about the espionage case that changed his life, and why he advocates for the sale of technology to other countries

Kerala High Court rejects Malayalam actor Dileep's plea seeking CBI investigation in assault case
Entertainment

Kerala High Court rejects Malayalam actor Dileep's plea seeking CBI investigation in assault case

Dileep's plea seeking CBI enquiry in the Malayalam actress assault case was dismissed by Kerala High Court judge Justice Sunil Thomas.

Kerala Police allows four transgender persons to go on Sabarimala pilgrimage; permission was denied earlier
India

Kerala Police allows four transgender persons to go on Sabarimala pilgrimage; permission was denied earlier

The entry to Sabarimala temple was approved after the transgenders approached DGP, a member of the Kerala High Court-appointed supervisory panel, and Inspector General of Police, a day after being disallowed to proceed.

Supreme Court adjourns actor Dileep's plea in assault case adjourned to 11 Jan; Kerala govt opposes appeal by 'main conspirator'
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Supreme Court adjourns actor Dileep's plea in assault case adjourned to 11 Jan; Kerala govt opposes appeal by 'main conspirator'

The Supreme Court hearing for Malayalam actor Dileep's plea in the case of abduction and attack on an actress in 2017, seeking access to a memory card that contains the images of the alleged assault has been deferred till 11 January.

Sabarimala: Kerala minister rakes controversy, says 'hardworking donkeys' at temple have more grace than shrine tantri
India

Sabarimala: Kerala minister rakes controversy, says 'hardworking donkeys' at temple have more grace than shrine tantri

Sudhakaran, known for his sharp tongue, made the observation at an inaugural speech at a cultural event in Alappuzha. The Minister has been cut up with the Sabarimala tantri family ever since they threatened to close down the temple in case a woman in the age group of 10 to 50 arrives to pray at the shrine in line with a Supreme Court verdict.

Sabarimala row: Kerala Police awards cash prizes to women cops who arrested Hindu Aikya Vedi state chief KP Sasikala
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Sabarimala row: Kerala Police awards cash prizes to women cops who arrested Hindu Aikya Vedi state chief KP Sasikala

The Kerala Police Department has given cash prizes to women police officials who arrested Hindu Aikya Vedi (HAV) state unit president KP Sasikala at Marakkoottam on 16 November.

Kerala Police arrests three Lord Ayyappa devotees for stopping women from entering Sabarimala shrine
India

Kerala Police arrests three Lord Ayyappa devotees for stopping women from entering Sabarimala shrine

Sabarimala protesters on Saturday stopped two women from Andhra Pradesh from advancing towards the Lord Ayyappa temple as they were from the hitherto banned age group, prompting Kerala Police to arrest three men.

BJP to shift Sabarimala protests to Thiruvananthapuram Monday, will launch indefinite hunger strike before Secretariat
India

BJP to shift Sabarimala protests to Thiruvananthapuram Monday, will launch indefinite hunger strike before Secretariat

The announcement comes two days after the Kerala High Court ordered that no protests or demonstrations should be held at Sabarimala, holding that it was not a place for such activities.

Rehana Fathima, who attempted to trek Sabarimala, arrested for hurting religious sentiments on Facebook
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Rehana Fathima, who attempted to trek Sabarimala, arrested for hurting religious sentiments on Facebook

Kerala Police arrested activist Rehana Fathima after charging the activist of hurting religious sentiments via her Facebook post. Rehana is one of the women who tried to enter Sabarimala temple, which has been in the middle of a controversy since the Supreme Court's verdict where the top court allowed women of all ages access to the temple.