Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah says BJP yet to reach its peak, eyes power in Kerala, Bengal

New Delhi: The BJP may have notched up its best ever tally in the recent Lok Sabha polls but it is yet to reach its peak, its president Amit Shah asserted on Thursday, asking key party leaders to expand the organisation in new regions and bring more people into its fold. Chairing a meeting of […]

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Former Kerala Finance Minister Passes Away

New Delhi : Former Kerala finance minister V Viswanatha Menon passed away at a private hospital here Friday, his family said. He was 92. He is survived by his wife and two sons. He had been undergoing treatment at the hospital here for age-related ailments. Menon, a former Communist leader, served as the Finance Minister […]

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Ailing lioness dies at Kerala Safari Park in Neyyar Dam

New Delhi :A 19-year-old captive lioness, one among the two surviving at the famed Safari Park in Neyyar Dam near here, died following age-related ailments. Named as ‘Sindhu’, the lioness died Friday evening, zoo authorities here said. It had been suffering from health issues for some time, they said adding the health condition of the […]

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Priest who spoke against Jalandhar Bishop Mulakkal in nun rape case found dead

Senior priest Father Kuriakose Kattuthara who had testified against former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal accused of raping a nun, was found dead Monday morning. Kattuthara was found dead in a room at the St. Mary’s Church complex in Dasuya town in Hoshiarpur, around 180 km from state capital Chandigarh. He was under the Jalandhar diocese […]

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Ayyappa Devotees Block Roads in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram/Pandalam: Hundreds of Ayyappa devotees, including women, blocked state and national highways in various parts of Kerala on Tuesday, protesting against the recent Supreme Court verdict, permitting women of all ages to worship at the hill shrine at Sabarimala. The ‘Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad’ (International Hindu organisation), an outfit launched by Praveen Togadia after being sidelined from […]

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Supreme Court: If a man can enter Sabarimala Temple, then so can a woman

New Delhi: Questioning age restrictions on the entry of women at the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala, the Supreme Court observed that “what applies to a man applies to a woman” as well and said that a “woman’s right to pray was not dependent on any law but it is a Constitutional right”. The observations were […]

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Nun alleges Kerala bishop sexually abused her 13 times

New Delhi: The Kerala police on Friday registered a case against a bishop of the Syro-Malabar church following a complaint by a nun that she was sexually assaulted by him. Kottayam superintendent of police Hari Shankar said a case was registered against the Bishop of Jalandhar, Frank Mullakkal, at Kuravilangad police station. The bishop has […]

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Kids wearing sacred threads, kumkum to be expelled says Principal

Thiruvananthapuram: In a bizarre diktat issued by a government school Principal in Palakkad district of Kerala, students were threatened with expulsion if they came to school with kumkum on their foreheads or sacred threads on their wrists. The principal further told the parents of students that any religious symbols would not be tolerated in the school. […]

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Landslide in Kozhikode: 3 Dead, 8 Feared Trapped

Thiruvananthapuram: In a landslide due to heavy rainfall, in Kozhikode’s Kattipara in Kerala, atleast three people died and eight people were feared trapped. The city also saw massive flooding following incessant rain. Heavy rain and landslides have almost fully consumed the Kozhikode district with extensive damage to lives and properties. Four houses got washed away in the landslides. […]

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