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Kerala govt to bring ordinance to withdraw controversial amendment to police act, say sources
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Kerala govt to bring ordinance to withdraw controversial amendment to police act, say sources

The Left government on Monday had decided to put the amendment on hold, after political outcry across the country, saying further action would be taken after detailed discussion at the Assembly

Under fire, Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala govt puts on hold controversial amendment to Police Act
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Under fire, Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala govt puts on hold controversial amendment to Police Act

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that a detailed discussion will be held in the Assembly on the matter

LDF stages 'people's protests' across Kerala, accuses Centre of blocking development projects via probe agencies
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LDF stages 'people's protests' across Kerala, accuses Centre of blocking development projects via probe agencies

The "Janakeeya Koottayma" (people's gathering) was held from 5 pm to 6 pm at 25,000 centres and the Front claimed that around 25 lakh people participated

NIA questions Kerala minister KT Jaleel in gold smuggling case; Congress, BJP demand CM Pinarayi's resignation
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NIA questions Kerala minister KT Jaleel in gold smuggling case; Congress, BJP demand CM Pinarayi's resignation

Responding to the Opposition, Kerala law minister AK Balan said Jaleel had not been arraigned as an accused, and that NIA's interrogation was to "seek information" as per protocol

Fire breaks out at Kerala Secretariat, Opposition terms it 'conspiracy to destroy evidence' in gold smuggling case
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Fire breaks out at Kerala Secretariat, Opposition terms it 'conspiracy to destroy evidence' in gold smuggling case

Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala demanded a "comprehensive" probe into the cause of the fire, while Kerala BJP president K Surendran said it was a way to "sabotage" proof

Kerala Assembly to convene for one day on 24 Aug; no confidence motion against Vijayan govt, Finance Bill on agenda
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Kerala Assembly to convene for one day on 24 Aug; no confidence motion against Vijayan govt, Finance Bill on agenda

Speaker P Sreeramakrishan said that the Assembly will also hold the bypoll to the Rajya Sabha seat which fell vacant after the death of MP Veerendra Kumar in May this year

CPM, Congress protest hefty fines under amended Motor Vehicles Act in Kerala, say they will increase burden on common people
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CPM, Congress protest hefty fines under amended Motor Vehicles Act in Kerala, say they will increase burden on common people

The ruling CPM and opposition Congress on Sunday came out against the hefty fines imposed for violations under the amended act.

Kerala High Court dismisses single bench order for CBI probe into killing of Youth Congress worker in Kannur district
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Kerala High Court dismisses single bench order for CBI probe into killing of Youth Congress worker in Kannur district

The Kerala High Court on Friday set aside a single bench order for a CBI probe into the killing of a Youth Congress worker in Kannur district.

Kerala custodial death row: Crime Branch arrests two police officials after autopsy report of Idukki financier confirms torture
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Kerala custodial death row: Crime Branch arrests two police officials after autopsy report of Idukki financier confirms torture

Four Kerala police personnel — including the sub-inspector, assistant sub-inspector and two drivers of Nedumkandam Police Station – were suspended and eight others transferred in connection with the incident.

Lok Sabha Election Campaign LIVE Updates: Pakistan couldn't divide India in 70 years, Modi-Shah did it in 5 years, says Arvind Kejriwal
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Lok Sabha Election Campaign LIVE Updates: Pakistan couldn't divide India in 70 years, Modi-Shah did it in 5 years, says Arvind Kejriwal

Election Campaign 2019 LIVE Updates: Narendra Modi criticises former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, "After Independence, the Indian struggle for development should have continued. The former finance minister said during a budget speech in 2014 that India should be proud that it stood at 11th position as World's largest economy."

Devaswom Board says no pressure from Kerala govt to change Sabarimala stand, move to end discrimination based on 'biological attributes'
India

Devaswom Board says no pressure from Kerala govt to change Sabarimala stand, move to end discrimination based on 'biological attributes'

The Travancore Devaswom Board on Wednesday said its decision in the Supreme Court to back women's entry into the Ayyappa shrine at Sabariamala was not due to any pressure following the CPM-led LDF government's stand on the issue.

Narendra Modi in Kerala sets Sabarimala agenda for LS polls: BJP senses huge potential to make inroads into minority vote bank
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Narendra Modi in Kerala sets Sabarimala agenda for LS polls: BJP senses huge potential to make inroads into minority vote bank

BJP workers in Kerala sought to use the Sabarimala protests to trigger a Hindu consolidation that they failed to achieve through the hardline Hindutva politics.

Kerala govt 'duty-bound' to implement Supreme Court's verdict on Sabarimala, says Governor P Sathasivam
India

Kerala govt 'duty-bound' to implement Supreme Court's verdict on Sabarimala, says Governor P Sathasivam

In his customary policy address marking the beginning of the 14th session of the Kerala Assembly in Thiruvananthapuram, he said the state government had stood for gender equality, social justice and the dignity of toiling masses.

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.

Sabarimala row: 11 women reach Pamba base camp; devotees protest, block movement 5 km from shrine
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Sabarimala row: 11 women reach Pamba base camp; devotees protest, block movement 5 km from shrine

Clad in the customary black dress, the women, led by the outfit's coordinator Selvi, asked for police protection to offer prayers at Sabarimala. As the news spread, a large number of devotees thronged Pamba, about five kilometres away from Sannidhanam.

Sabarimala: At least 30 women from rights group to attempt visit to shrine on Sunday; govt guarantees security
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Sabarimala: At least 30 women from rights group to attempt visit to shrine on Sunday; govt guarantees security

Around 30 to 40 women from a Chennai-based rights group are expected to reach Sabarimala on Sunday, in another attempt to enter the iconic Kerala shrine.

Cash-strapped Kerala has to pay Rs 290 crore to Centre for rescue efforts during August floods, says Pinarayi Vijayan
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Cash-strapped Kerala has to pay Rs 290 crore to Centre for rescue efforts during August floods, says Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala, which suffered a loss of Rs 31,000 crore during the floods in August, on Thursday wanted the Centre to expedite the promised assistance to enable it to rebuild the state.

Sabarimala: Kerala HC demands end to protests; allows differently-abled people to rest in temple complex
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Sabarimala: Kerala HC demands end to protests; allows differently-abled people to rest in temple complex

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday ruled that there should be no more protests at the Sabarimala temple during the ongoing pilgrimage season.

96-year-old woman scores highest marks in state literacy examination in Kerala, receives certificate from Pinarayi Vijayan
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96-year-old woman scores highest marks in state literacy examination in Kerala, receives certificate from Pinarayi Vijayan

Proving that age was no barrier for learning, a 96-year-old woman has secured high marks in a literacy examination held in Kerala.