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76-year-old Sabarimala devotee from Mumbai dies of heart attack while returning from Lord Ayyappa temple
The deceased, MV Balan, from Chembur was being taken back from the Sabarimala shrine on a 'dolly' when he complained of chest pain
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
Sabarimala violence is second disaster in Kerala after floods, says state finance minister Thomas Isaac
Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac described the violence over entry into the Sabarimala Temple as the “second disaster” following the devastating floods
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: BJP workers clash with police as protests erupt across Kerala against two women's entry into Lord Ayyappa shrine
Clashes broke out betweenBJP Mahila Morcha workers and the police on Wednesday after they tried to enter the state secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram to protest against two women's entry into Sabarimala temple
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 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
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.
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.
Sabarimala row: Increasing attacks on women by right-wing lead activists to warn of 'unprecedented danger' facing State
Social activist Preetha GP believes civil society may be maintaining its distance as they consider it as a religious issue rather than one of gender discrimination.
Sabarimala row: Four women move Kerala HC seeking two days exclusively for women devotees at hill shrine
Seeking a solution for massive protests that have prevented women devotees from entering the Sabarimala shrine so far, four women have moved Kerala High Court petitioning that two days in the puja season should set aside for women devotees.
Sabarimala temple entry row: At all-party meet, Pinarayi Vijayan says SC order will be implemented, Opposition walks outs
The all-party meeting called by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday turned out to be a failed affair with the Opposition staging a walkout.
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 re-opens latest updates: Kerala HC directs govt to allow all devotees and media inside temple, says 'don't interfere'
Sabarimala re-opens LIVE updates: In Nilakkal, the situation is extremely calm and under police control. Private vehicles have been stopped and devotees are being sent in state transport buses to Pamba.
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.
BJP to step up Sabarimala protests, Pinarayi Vijayan warns of action against those trying to create 'communal divide' in police
Vijayan cautioned against alleged attempts to create "communal divide" in the state police, as BJP decided to intensify protests against the left government on the Sabarimala issue.
Sabarimala temple row: BJP begins dawn-to-dusk hunger strike in front of Kerala DGP's office over arrest of protesters
BJP cadres also took out marches to offices of the Superintendent of Police in all district headquarters to condemn the government for arresting the agitators. Addressing party workers in Thiruvananthapuram, BJP state president PS Sreedharan Pillai alleged the ruling CPM was on the road to "liquidation" and the party's graph was coming down.
Sabarimala temple entry row: Kerala HC refuses to grant police protection to 4 women who wanted to enter shrine
The Kerala High Court on Monday refused police protection to four women devotees who wanted to enter the Sabarimala temple.