Kerala

Churches decry NCW stance on confession

Churches decry NCW stance on confession

Plea to ban sacrament termed violation of freedom of religion guaranteed by Constitution The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church has condemned the recommendation of the National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson to stop the sacrament of confession. In a statement here on Friday, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan Baselius …

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One held for injuring elephant

One held for injuring elephant

Forest dept action follows complaint filed by Heritage Animal Task Force Officials of the Forest Department on Tuesday took into custody the manager of Paliakkara Toll Plaza, Shayam Nair, on charges of torture of an elephant. It was on the basis of a complaint filed by the Heritage Animal Task …

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‘Sabarimala ban not based on misogyny’

Restriction is due to the celibate nature of deity’ The prohibition on the entry of women of a certain age into the Sabarimala temple is not based on misogyny, but the celibate nature of the deity, senior advocate K. Parasaran, appearing for the Nair Service Society, told the Supreme Court …

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YC activists injured as protest turns violent

YC activists injured as protest turns violent

Stir organised as part of Bharat Bachao Jana Andolan Over 10 activists of the Youth Congress (YC) were injured when a demonstration that was taken out to Raj Bhavan turned violent on Tuesday. The agitation was organised in connection with the nationwide Bharat Bachao Jana Andolan campaign of the Youth …

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Sabarimala entry ban on women mired in patriarchy: SC

Sabarimala entry ban on women mired in patriarchy: SC

Then every religion is based on male chauvinism, responds Travancore Devaswom Board. Ban on entry for women of a certain age at Sabarimala temple is based on the “patriarchal” belief that the dominant status of a man in society makes him capable of performing austerity while a woman, who is …

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Media organisations should stand by writers, says Satchidanandan

Media organisations should stand by writers, says Satchidanandan

It is unfair to target family members of novelist Hareesh, he asserts A media organisation and its editor should stand by writers facing threats from fundamentalist forces, poet Satchidanandan has said. He was responding to questions on the withdrawal of Meesha (moustache), a novel by award-winning author S. Hareesh, from the Mathrubhumi weekly following …

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Govt supports actor’s plea for special court

Govt supports actor’s plea for special court

Plea seeks court headed by woman The State government on Monday supported the plea of the survivor in the sexual assault case in which actor Dileep is one of the accused for constituting a special court headed by a woman judge for conducting the trial in the case. When the …

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Big Breaking News. अपहरण, का बड़ा खुलासा ।

                                       Breaking News. बिहार , पुर्णिया की नाबालिक लड़की रायगंज से अपहरण, का बड़ा खुलासा । कल सिर्फ व सिर्फ वर्ल्ड टीवी न्यूज पर ।

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Kerala’s waste-to-energy project in trouble

Kerala's waste-to-energy project in trouble

Local residents in protest mode after the govt identifies a 15-acre plot at Peringamala The State government’s move to establish a waste-to-energy plant in biodiversity-rich Peringamala has run into rough weather with a stiff opposition mounting against the proposed project. Local residents and environmental activists have been in protest mode …

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Is quarrying near ESZ aggravating conflict around Bandipur?

Idukki reservoir turning into waste dump

Pushed in through Periyar, tributaries Last week’s monsoon rains have not only caused displacement and heavy damage to property in different parts of the district, but also pushed tonnes of plastic waste into the Idukki hydel reservoir. The rising waters have pushed the plastic waste into the crevices of the …

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