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Purification rites: Sabarimala tantri gets more time to give explanation

Purification rites: Sabarimala tantri gets more time to give explanation

TDB president, A Padmakumar said the time for giving explanation was extended based on the request of Kandararu Rajeevaru, the 'tantri' (head priest).

Jan 21, 2019, 14:21 PM IST
BJP admits its protest over Sabarimala issue was 'not entirely successful'

BJP admits its protest over Sabarimala issue was 'not entirely successful'

BJP is at the forefront of the nearly two-month-long agitation against the Kerala government's decision to implement the SC order allowing entry of women of all age groups inside Sabarimala Temple.

Jan 20, 2019, 07:50 AM IST
We are not safe: Kerala nuns write letter to CM Pinarayi Vijayan, plead for help

We are not safe: Kerala nuns write letter to CM Pinarayi Vijayan, plead for help

The four Kerala nuns have written a letter to CM Vijayan against their transfer orders. 

Jan 19, 2019, 19:58 PM IST
2 women attempt to trek to Sabarimala temple, return back to base after police warning

2 women attempt to trek to Sabarimala temple, return back to base after police warning

The development comes a day after the Kerala government told the SC that 51 women of menstrual age have entered Sabarimala temple since September 2018.

Jan 19, 2019, 11:22 AM IST
51 women between 10-50 years have entered Sabarimala after SC ruling, says Kerala govt

51 women between 10-50 years have entered Sabarimala after SC ruling, says Kerala govt

Traditionally, girls and women in the menstruating age group of 10-50 years were barred from offering prayers at the shrine.

Jan 18, 2019, 14:26 PM IST
SC directs Kerala govt to provide security to women who entered Sabarimala temple

SC directs Kerala govt to provide security to women who entered Sabarimala temple

The women – Kanaka Durga and Bindu Ammini – had sought round-the-clock police protection, citing threats they received after entering the temple.

Jan 18, 2019, 12:54 PM IST
SC to hear pleas of two women, who entered Sabarimala Temple, seeking police protection

SC to hear pleas of two women, who entered Sabarimala Temple, seeking police protection

Supreme Court on Friday will hear the joint pleas of Kanaka Durga and Bindu Ammini, who had entered the Sabarimala Temple on January 2, seeking round the clock police protection.

Jan 17, 2019, 13:22 PM IST
Nuns who protested against bishop transferred; won't go, they say

Nuns who protested against bishop transferred; won't go, they say

Mulakkal was arrested on September 21 last year on charges of raping a nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016.

Jan 17, 2019, 00:28 AM IST
Four Kerala nuns who protested against rape-accused bishop asked to join other convents

Four Kerala nuns who protested against rape-accused bishop asked to join other convents

Their congregation --Missionaries of Jesus under Jalandhar diocese of the Roman Catholic Church-- has directed the nuns to join the convents they were assigned previously as per the transfer orders

Jan 16, 2019, 18:36 PM IST
Congress' candidate list for Kerala Lok Sabha polls to be finalised by February 20

Congress' candidate list for Kerala Lok Sabha polls to be finalised by February 20

Kerala has 20 Lok Sabha seats. In 2014 polls, the Congress-led UDF won 12 with the CPI-M led Left Front winning 8 and the BJP managing to get only one seat.  

Jan 16, 2019, 15:38 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi visits Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala, offers prayers

PM Narendra Modi visits Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala, offers prayers

Centuries-old Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is known as one of the 108 'divyadesams' of Lord Vishnu.

Jan 15, 2019, 22:22 PM IST
Kerala government's handling of Sabarimala issue 'most shameful': PM Narendra Modi

Kerala government's handling of Sabarimala issue 'most shameful': PM Narendra Modi

PM Modi also hit out at Congress party and asked it to clear its stand on the Sabarimala issue. 

Jan 15, 2019, 19:20 PM IST
No hidden agenda: Kerala govt tells HC on row over pilgrimage of two women in Sabarimala temple

No hidden agenda: Kerala govt tells HC on row over pilgrimage of two women in Sabarimala temple

The government said the state and its instrumentalities including police had only an "open agenda" in the matter of pilgrimage of two women devotees to Sabarimala on January 2

Jan 15, 2019, 18:11 PM IST
Woman who entered Sabarimala allegedly attacked by mother-in-law after returning home

Woman who entered Sabarimala allegedly attacked by mother-in-law after returning home

After the two women successfully entered the shrine, they had been hiding from protestors.

Jan 15, 2019, 14:06 PM IST
Defence Ministry spokesperson Dhanya Sanal becomes 1st woman to trek to Kerala's Agasthyarkoodam peak amid protests

Defence Ministry spokesperson Dhanya Sanal becomes 1st woman to trek to Kerala's Agasthyarkoodam peak amid protests

Agastyarkoodam, located in the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, opened for the annual trekking for the first time after the Kerala High Court lifted the gender-based restrictions.

Jan 15, 2019, 09:25 AM IST
Kerala: Nun gets notice for leading life against religious principles

Kerala: Nun gets notice for leading life against religious principles

In its notice, Franciscan Clarist Congregation accused Sister Lucy Kalapura of leading a life which was against the 'principles of religious life''.

Jan 09, 2019, 13:13 PM IST
Kerala nun gets notice for leading life against religious principles

Kerala nun gets notice for leading life against religious principles

The nun has been asked to offer an explanation to Superior General sister Ann Joseph at Generalate of the Congregation at 11 AM Wednesday.

Jan 09, 2019, 13:08 PM IST
Life disrupted in Kerala, Karnataka; No untoward incidents reported

Life disrupted in Kerala, Karnataka; No untoward incidents reported

Life was disrupted in Kerala Tuesday during the 48-hour general strike called by trade unions and in Karnataka, the protest evoked mixed response while by and large it was business as usual in the

Jan 08, 2019, 23:25 PM IST
Sabarimala meant for devotees, says Kerala HC

Sabarimala meant for devotees, says Kerala HC

Kerala had witnessed massive protests last week after the two women in their 40s entered the temple.

Jan 08, 2019, 20:35 PM IST
Sabarimala row: BJP, RSS trying to destroy law and order in Kerala, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Sabarimala row: BJP, RSS trying to destroy law and order in Kerala, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala has been marred with violence since the afternoon of January 2 after two women of menstruating age managed to enter Sabarimala temple.

Jan 07, 2019, 21:19 PM IST