Kerala

HAV president and right-wing leader was taken into preventive custody on Saturday after she defied police orders by refusing to leave Pamba without visiting the temple.

Protests kept on chanting even after being requested, forcing the police to take action and forcefully evict them.

Gaja is likely to move west-southwestwards and cross between Pamban and Cuddalore coasts.

Kerala: Security has been beefed up in Sabarimala temple to avoid any protest or clash between devotees and protestant groups. It is to be reopened for conducting “Sree Chitira Atta Thirunal” special puja in the memory of Travancore’s last king, Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma’s birth anniversary. The temple gates will be opened from 5pm till …

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, greeted five states namely, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala and Karnataka on their Founding Day. Wishing second largest state, Madhya Pradesh, PM Modi stated, “It has shown unparallel development in past 15 years.” The Prime Minister tweeted, “Madhya Pradesh is India’s heartland and it had always played …

Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court (Devasom Bench) on Monday ruled that the Sabarimala temple was not only for Hindus but it had a tradition of welcoming people from all faiths. The ruling, in response to a petition filed by Hindu activist and BJP fellow traveller T.G. Mohan Das, came as the Kerala government decided to step …

Thiruvananthapuram: The BJP will continue to stand by devotees opposed to the entry of all women to the Sabarimala temple, Kerala BJP President P.S. Sreedharan Pillai said on Sunday. Pillai also announced a series of protests to ensure that Sabarimala’s uniqueness — keeping away women in the age group of 10 to 50 — was kept …

Thiruvananthapuram: Over 3,345 protesters who prevented women from entering the Sabarimala temple, have been arrested since since October 26 while 517 cases have been registered at various police stations across Kerala, authorities said on Sunday. On Sunday morning, Sabarimala tantri family member and activist Rahul Easwar was arrested here taking the total number of arrests 3,346. …