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#WomenInSabarimala: Board may seek more time from SC for order-implementation

With just one day left before the gates of Sabarimala Temple in Kerala would open for devotees, the board which manages the hill shrine may seek more time from the Supreme Court to implement the order that allowed women of all ages to enter the place of worship.

Sabarimala verdict: Woman booked for casteist slur on CM Vijayan

A case has been filed by the Arunamala police in Kerala against a woman for using a casteist slur against CM Pinarayi Vijayan during one of the protests against the implementation of the Supreme Court verdict allowing the entry of women of all ages to the Sabarimala temple.

Petition filed in Supreme Court against the Sabarimala verdict

On Monday, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court challenging its earlier order allowing the entry of women of all ages to the ancient Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

Sabarimala priests shun CM's offer to talk on SC order

Since Kerala implemented the Supreme Court's verdict allowing women of all ages entry to the Sabarimala temple, the government has had to face the wrath of devotees.

05 Oct 2018


Kannur International Airport to be inaugurated on December 9

Kannur International Airport, the second greenfield airport set up under the public-private partnership (PPP) model, near Mattannur in Kerala's Kannur district would be inaugurated on December 9.

02 Oct 2018


Violinist Balabhaskar dies a week after car accident killed daughter

Noted violinist Balabhaskar, who was critically injured in a car accident, died in Thiruvananthapuram today.

01 Sep 2018

KJ Alphons

Indians in China contributed Rs. 32.13L towards Kerala flood relief

Union Minister KJ Alphons said today that he has collected Rs. 32.13 lakh from the Indian diaspora in China towards the Kerala flood relief.

31 Aug 2018


Kerala: To understand victims' needs, Nita Ambani visits flood-hit areas

Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita M Ambani visited Pallipad village in Alappuzha district, one of the worst-affected areas in the floods that ravaged Kerala recently.

28 Aug 2018


Kerala floods: NASA's before-and-after images reveal scale of devastation

After releasing satellite measurements explaining the role of the Western Ghats in the Kerala floods, NASA has now released imagery that, in vivid detail, shows the devastation suffered by Kerala during the floods.

26 Aug 2018


Kerala floods: The man behind the UAE aid controversy

The past few days have seen considerable debate over the acceptance of a supposed Rs. 700cr aid package from UAE.

25 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

With Kerala's death toll rising, Modi hopes for Kerala's recovery

With the death toll in Kerala rising, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his hope that the annual Onam harvest festival will give Kerala's people the strength to cope with their adversities.

24 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

#KeralaFloods: Now, UAE says it never announced Rs. 700cr aid

Amid the political slugfest, between Left-governed Kerala and BJP in Centre, over accepting foreign aid, the UAE has said it hasn't announced the aid of Rs. 700 crore for rehabilitation of the rain-ravaged state.

Sudden water-release from Tamil Nadu caused floods, Kerala tells SC

On Thursday, Kerala blamed Tamil Nadu's failure to control the release of water from the Mullaperiyar dam for the floods, which devastated the state, killing hundreds and ruining property worth thousands of crores.

23 Aug 2018


#KeralaReliefFund: Adani Foundation commits to donate Rs. 50 crore

Adani Foundation, the CSR arm of Adani Group, has committed to giving Rs. 50cr for relief and rehabilitation of Kerala flood victims, the group said today.

23 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

As Centre refuses UAE-aid, Kerala leaders say they need help

The Rs. 700 crore aid offered to rain-ravaged Kerala by UAE took political undertones as the ministers of the southern state asked Narendra Modi-led Centre to accept the donation.

22 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

Kerala floods aftermath: Govt focuses on cleaning houses, public places

With operations to rescue stranded people from flood-affected areas nearing a close, the Kerala government today turned its attention to cleaning of houses and public places which were damaged in the unprecedented rains which ravaged the state.

21 Aug 2018


#Keralafloods: Let's talk about Kerala's unsung heroes, the fishermen

Yesterday Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan announced that 90% of rescue operations in the state has been completed, thanks to NGOs, government agencies like NDRF, the Indian Navy, et al, and of course individuals.

20 Aug 2018


Kerala floods: 90% of rescue operations completed

In what can be seen as a silver lining in an otherwise bleak situation, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan announced a while back that 90% of rescue operations in the state had been completed.

19 Aug 2018


#KeralaFloods: India Inc extends relief measures to victims through donations

With heavy rains continuing to wreak havoc in Kerala, India Inc has extended relief measures to the victims by offering donations.

18 Aug 2018


India's youngest billionaire slammed for Rs. 10,000 donation for flood-victims

With several avenues now open for providing financial help to flood victims in Kerala, several industrialists, politicians, celebrities, and the like, along with normal citizens, have started contributing.

18 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

Kerala floods: Modi announces Rs. 500cr relief, aerial survey underway

After failing to undertake a preliminary aerial survey to assess the situation in Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a high-level meeting, announced an interim relief of Rs. 500cr for the flood-hit state.

18 Aug 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal announces Rs. 10 crore relief for flood-hit Kerala

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced Rs. 10 crore relief for flood-ravaged Kerala, where 106 people died on a single day yesterday as the state plunged deeper into misery with hospitals facing the shortage of oxygen and fuel stations running dry.

18 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

#KeralaFloods: 324 dead, over 2L in camps, rescue operations on

In rain battered Kerala, life continues to be on standstill. On Friday, CM Pinaryi Vijayan said 324 people have lost their lives, over 2 lakh people are in about 1500+ relief camps, as the state witnessed its worst rainfall in 80 years.

17 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

PM to visit Kerala to take stock of flood situation

PM Narendra Modi will visit Kerala this evening to take stock of the flood situation there.

16 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

Kerala hit by worst-ever flood, death toll rises to 72

Kerala is witnessing its worst-ever flood- 72 people have lost their lives, operations have been suspended at Kochi Airport till August 18, and trains cancelled on the Thiruvananthapuram-Nagercoil route.

15 Aug 2018


Kerala Floods: State on red alert, Kochi Airport shut

Since August 8, Kerala's situation has been constantly deteriorating. On Independence Day, the state sounded the red alert for flooding in all 14 districts and shut down the Kochi Airport till Saturday.

15 Aug 2018


Kerala: Govt. cancels Onam celebrations owing to rains and floods

Ravaged by heavy rains and floods that have left at least 40 people dead, the Kerala government, on Tuesday, canceled this year's celebrations for Onam, Kerala's annual harvest festival.

13 Aug 2018

Sushma Swaraj

40 people dead in Kerala rains, but troubles to continue

Kerala has been ravaged by "the worst disaster in its history," leaving not just scores of people dead and thousands displaced, but tearing apart lives and wrecking infrastructure.

12 Aug 2018


Kerala: How a dog saved its human family from disaster

Rains and floods have ravaged Kerala, leaving at least 37 people dead and some 35,000 displaced.

10 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

Kerala: Death toll rises to 26, CM calls emergency meeting

As the death toll in Kerala rains increased to 26, CM Pinarayi Vijayan called an emergency meeting this morning to discuss the "very grim" situation.

06 Aug 2018


President Kovind voices concern over recurring political clashes in Kerala

Violence has no place in Constitution, President Ramnath Kovind said today, voicing concern over recurring political clashes in Kerala.

05 Aug 2018


Delhi: Mentally-unstable-man enters Kerala House with knife to meet Vijayan

A 46-year-old-man, Vimal Raj, from Kerala allegedly entered the Kerala House in New Delhi yesterday with a knife and a national flag when Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was inside the building, police said.

31 Jul 2018


Kerala issues alert after Idukki dam water level approaches limits

An Orange alert has been issued along the banks of the Periyar in Kerala as water level in the Idukki dam rose to 2395ft at night yesterday.

21 Jul 2018


Kerala: Center approves Rs. 80cr aid to deal with floods

"The Center has sanctioned Rs. 80 crore to Kerala as initial assistance to deal with "unprecedented rains and floods," Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said today.

25 Jun 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal inspires me, says anti-corruption "politiculturist" Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan, actor turned "politiculturist," was in Delhi last week to register his party, the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM).

23 Jun 2018


Kerala Sahitya Akademi awardee B Sujatha Devi dies at 72

Poetess and winner of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award, B Sujatha Devi, passed away at a private hospital in Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram today following a brief illness.

18 Jun 2018

Delhi High Court

AAP's Satyendar Jain, Manish Sisodia hospitalized on Day-6 of hunger-strike

Six days after launching an indefinite hunger strike, Delhi Minister Satyendar Jain was rushed to hospital yesterday after his health deteriorated.

17 Jun 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi: Metro stations closed, security upped ahead of AAP's march

Five stations of the Delhi Metro have been shut down for the day for AAP's planned protest march to PM Narendra Modi's residence.

17 Jun 2018


L-G representing Delhi at NITI-Aayog meeting? Kejriwal gets a fact-check

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to express his anger on reports that Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal was "replacing" him at an ongoing NITI Aayog meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

17 Jun 2018

West Bengal

CMs denied permission to meet Kejriwal; AAP leaders reacted angrily

The AAP leadership reacted angrily to the denial of permission to four Chief Ministers to meet their Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal at the Lieutenant-Governor's office last night, alleging Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hand in it.