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Kerala’s growing climate change crisis gets left behind in election, poll rhetoric
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Kerala’s growing climate change crisis gets left behind in election, poll rhetoric

Citizen initiatives stand in sharp contrast to the collective indifference of the political class to climate events in Kerala.

‘Miss my children’: Kanaka Durga, woman who entered Sabarimala, says she is not afraid of fighting for just cause
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‘Miss my children’: Kanaka Durga, woman who entered Sabarimala, says she is not afraid of fighting for just cause

Kanaka Durga, who faced severe backlash from the society and her own family after becoming one of the first women to enter Sabarimala, shares her travails with Firstpost in this exclusive interview.

Sabarimala case: Centre says SC ‘custodian of fundamental rights’, can constitute larger bench to settle question of gender discrimination at religious places
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Sabarimala case: Centre says SC ‘custodian of fundamental rights’, can constitute larger bench to settle question of gender discrimination at religious places

Sabarimala case: A nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court began deliberations on the legal issue of whether the top court can refer questions of law to a larger bench while exercising its review jurisdiction

The murder of a black magician
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The murder of a black magician

The killing exposes a deep vein of blind faith and violence that runs through India’s most forward-looking state, which prides itself in its high-90s literacy rate and gender ratio

Sabarimala: Two women forced to turn back feel ‘cheated’ as Kerala Police fails to provide security from protesters
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Sabarimala: Two women forced to turn back feel ‘cheated’ as Kerala Police fails to provide security from protesters

Two women of menstruating age, who attempted to trek the hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa early on Saturday, were forced to turn back once again after the police informed them that it would be difficult to provide security as there was a possibility of protests from devotees.

Sabarimala protests: UK govt advises tourists in India  to ‘monitor media reports, remain vigilant’ as unrest continues
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Sabarimala protests: UK govt advises tourists in India to ‘monitor media reports, remain vigilant’ as unrest continues

Sabarimala protests: The UK government has updated its travel advisory to India, warning British citizens to remain vigilant and avoid large public gatherings, following violent protests in Kerala over the issue of women entering the Ayyappa temple in 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: BJP calls prohibitory orders at temple ‘undeclared emergency', seeks Kerala Governor’s intervention
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Sabarimala: BJP calls prohibitory orders at temple ‘undeclared emergency', seeks Kerala Governor’s intervention

A central BJP delegation on Sunday met Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and sought his urgent intervention at Sabarimala, saying that the present situation there was akin to an 'undeclared emergency' imposed by the state government.

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.

Sabarimala row: BJP, UDF MLAs protest inside Kerala Assembly, demand withdrawal of restrictions imposed at temple complex
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Sabarimala row: BJP, UDF MLAs protest inside Kerala Assembly, demand withdrawal of restrictions imposed at temple complex

Sabarimala row: Several Opposition members protested in the well of the Kerala Assembly on Wednesday against the prohibitory orders imposed at the temple complex

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.

Sabarimala controversy: Pinarayi Vijayan responds to Amit Shah's Gulag comment; claims BJP, RSS using pilgrims as 'scapegoats'
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Sabarimala controversy: Pinarayi Vijayan responds to Amit Shah's Gulag comment; claims BJP, RSS using pilgrims as 'scapegoats'

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan lashed out at the BJP and right-wing outfits, accusing them of exploiting the Sabarimala issue for their "political gains" and trying to 'capture' and take control of the hill-top shrine.

Sabarimala row: Kerala BJP youth wing to hold statewide agitation against detention of 30 protesters today
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Sabarimala row: Kerala BJP youth wing to hold statewide agitation against detention of 30 protesters today

To further intensify their stir against "police high-handedness" at Sabarimala, a daylong state-wide agitation will be held on Monday by Yuvamorcha, the youth wing of the BJP.

Sabarimala Temple row: Kerala HC rejects anticipatory bail for activist Rehana Fathima, who tried to enter shrine in October
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Sabarimala Temple row: Kerala HC rejects anticipatory bail for activist Rehana Fathima, who tried to enter shrine in October

The Kerala High Court on Friday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Rehana Fathima, an activist who tried to enter Sabarimala Temple when the shrine opened in October. The high court instructed the Kerala police to go ahead with necessary action against Rahana.

Kerala Police arrests main accused in assault of 52-year-old woman pilgrim at Sabarimala temple
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Kerala Police arrests main accused in assault of 52-year-old woman pilgrim at Sabarimala temple

Hundreds of frenzied devotees had tried to attack and prevent the 52-year old woman, from offering prayers at the Sabarimala temple.

Sabarimala re-opens latest updates: Kerala HC directs govt to allow all devotees and media inside temple, says 'don't interfere'
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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: Activist Rehana Fathima transferred by BSNL after protests over her failed attempt to enter Ayyappa temple
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Sabarimala row: Activist Rehana Fathima transferred by BSNL after protests over her failed attempt to enter Ayyappa temple

Activist Rehana Fathima, a BSNL employee who had made an attempt to enter the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala, has been transferred to the Palarivattom telephone exchange in the city where public contact is not required.

Sabarimala row: Two women forced to return due to tense protests after reaching within metres of temple's sanctum sanctorum
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Sabarimala row: Two women forced to return due to tense protests after reaching within metres of temple's sanctum sanctorum

Ending hours-long drama and tense moments at Sabarimala, two women reached the hilltop on Friday but had to return before reaching the sanctum sanctorum following massive protests by Lord Ayyappa devotees.