K Surendran takes over as Kerala BJP chief; 50-yr-old firebrand says state party has strength to make 'political leap'
K Surendran, who arrived in the state capital in the morning, was given a rousing welcome by the party workers, before being taken to the headquarters in a road show.
Sabarimala protests: Kerala BJP worker arrested for attacking woman devotee in November 2018, granted bail
VV Rajesh, a functionary of BJP's Kerala unit, was arrested and later granted bail for allegedly assaulting a woman devotee at the Sabarimala temple last year.
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.
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 row: Kerala government gives SC a list of 51 women who entered shrine since ban was lifted
The Kerala government submitted a list to the Supreme Court containing the names of as many as 51 women between the ages of 10 and 50 who have allegedly entered the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala since the Supreme Court verdict lifted the ban on the entry of women of menstruating age into the shrine.
Kanakadurga, one of two women who entered Sabarimala, attacked by mother-in-law; 39-year-old admitted in Kerala hospital with head injury
Kanakadurga, along with Bindu Ammini, had entered the Sabarimala temple in Kerala on 2 January after a landmark verdict by the Supreme Court made it possible for women between 10 and 50 years to enter the shrine.
After the Supreme Court verdict, Rahul had said that all women should be allowed to enter the Sabarimala temple, noting that his view on the issue was different from that of his party's Kerala unit.
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'
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.
Parliament updates: Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill; both Houses adjourned for the day
Parliament LATEST updates: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day after passing the Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018, moved by Minister of State for Law PP Choudhury. The Lower House passed the amendments after MPs from other parties made their statements, amid sloganeering by others over various issues. Furthermore, a report says the government is open to the idea of extending the Winter Session of Parliament, scheduled to end on Tuesday, by two days to pass amendments. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned withing seconds of reconvening at 2.20 pm.
Sabarimala protests: Congress says Centre adding 'fuel to the fire' instead of finding peaceful solution
In the wake of violence in Kerala over the entry of women in the reproductive age group into the Sabarimala shrine, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the BJP government should bring a law that marries the rights of women of Kerala to the long-held traditions of society there.
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.
'My contribution to gender justice,' says woman who entered Sabarimala; Centre seeks report from Kerala govt on violence
Violence broke out in Kerala after two women, identified as Bindu Ammini and Kanaka Durga, were declared the first women to have offered prayers at Sabarimala.
Sabarimala row: Over 3,200 arrested since 3 Jan hartal in Kerala; violence rocks Kannur; houses, shops of BJP-RSS, CPM leaders attacked
As police in Kerala struggled to control the situation amid protests over the Sabarimala controversy, Pinarayi Vijayan lashed out at the RSS.
Meenakshi Lekhi says women taken to Sabarimala temple like 'transgenders,' accuses Pinarayi Vijayan of making site a 'clash zone'
Meenakshi Lekhi said on Friday that women were taken to the Sabarimala temple "like transgenders" at night, and said that if they had been devotee women, they should have come during the day.
Kerala Hartal over Sabarimala costs cancer patient her life as she dies waiting for help; 100 KSRTC buses burnt, 20 CPM offices vandalised
Soon after the shutdown began over the women's entry into the Sabarimala temple, hordes of right-wing activists burned tyres and granite blocks on the streets of Kerala, bringing vehicular traffic to a halt at several places.
Kerala hartal: 46-yr-old Lankan woman reaches Sabarimala but not allowed entry despite claiming she 'isn't menstruating'
A 46-year-old Sri Lankan woman, who had reportedly offered prayers at the Sabarimala temple on Thursday, claimed on Friday that she had climbed the holy steps, but was not allowed to go any further.
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.
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Sabarimala protests: Hartal and violence in various parts of Kerala; BJP worker dies after being stabbed in Thrissur
Kerala witnessed widespread stone pelting, blocking of vehicles and incidents of violence and vandalism on Thursday as the Hindu outfits called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the state against the entry of two women of menstruating age into the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala.