Kerala

Sabarimala witnesses an increase in pilgrim flow

Sabarimala witnesses an increase in pilgrim flow

50,000 devotees visit on Monday Sabarimala has started witnessing a gradual increase in the pilgrim inflow. Though it could not be treated as a heavy rush when compared to the previous seasons, 50,000 pilgrims visited the temple by 7 p.m. on Monday. The police have taken elaborate security measures at …

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Kerala Water Resources Minister resigns

Kerala Water Resources Minister resigns

Kerala Water Resources Minister Mathew. T. Thomas has resigned from the Left Democratic Front (LDF) cabinet. He called on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at his official residence at the Cliff House here on Monday and handed in his resignation letter at around 8.30 a.m. His wife, Achamma Alex, accompanied him in …

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Kerala floods: Recovery painfully slow for Alappuzha

Kerala floods: Recovery painfully slow for Alappuzha

Tourism has lost steam with a dip in footfall When it started raining on July 15, Sasiamma, 61, noticed nothing unusual. On the evening of July 17, she was sitting on the verandah of her newly constructed house at Kuttamangalam in Kuttanad, watching rising water levels in the outer bund …

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Kerala floods: Govt aid trapped in red tape

Kerala floods: Govt aid trapped in red tape

Kannappankundu, a small village in Puthuppadi grama panchayat in Kozhikode district was the worst-hit in the landslips and floods that ravaged the district in August. The village was evacuated following the third landslip on August 15. Now, 100 days later, the 13 families whose houses were completely destroyed and who …

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Corporation board acceptsresignation of Jaleel’s kin

Corporation board acceptsresignation of Jaleel’s kin

Letter sent to govt for final decision The board of directors of the Kerala State Minorities Development Finance Corporation (KSMDFC) has accepted the resignation of K.T. Adeeb, a relative of Minister for Minority Welfare K.T. Jaleel. from the post of general manager. Sources said the resignation letter had been sent …

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Aryama Sundaram to appear for TDB in SC

Aryama Sundaram to appear for TDB in SC

Court to be informed of protests at Sabarimala Senior lawyer C. Aryama Sundaram will represent the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) in the Supreme Court when the review petitions on the verdict granting unrestricted entry for women to the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple comes up for hearing on November 13. The decision …

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Divisive forces have no place in history: CM

Divisive forces have no place in history: CM

82nd anniversary fete of Temple Entry Proclamation begins Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that divisive forces that hinder social progress will have no place in the annals of history. Likening the controversy over the entry of young women to Sabarimala to the historic Temple Entry Proclamation of 1936, Mr. …

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Sabarimala agitation unjustifiable, says HC

Sabarimala agitation unjustifiable, says HC

Dismisses bail plea of lawyer accused of violence The High Court on Thursday turned down the bail plea of High Court lawyer Govindh Madhusoodhanan who was arrested in connection with the incidents at Nilackal against the entry of women to Sabarimala. The bail petition was dismissed by Justice Sunil Thomas …

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Moothedath HSS team lifts title

Kannur round of The Hindu Academic Pentathlon The team from Moothedath Higher Secondary School, Taliparamba, won the first prize at the Kannur edition of The Media Academic Pentathlon held here on Thursday. The 10-member team emerged winners by scoring 85 points at the event organised by The Hindu Future India Club in …

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