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Kerala activist's anticipatory bail plea rejected in semi-nude video case

07 Aug 2020

Kerala activist's anticipatory bail plea rejected in semi-nude video case

Asserting that she was spreading obscenity, the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an anticipatory bail plea of Kerala-based activist Rehana Fathima, in connection to a video which showed minor children painting on her semi-nude body.

Kerala: Massive landslide kills five, at least 80 feared trapped

07 Aug 2020

Kerala: Massive landslide kills five, at least 80 feared trapped

Nearly 80 tea estate workers are feared to be trapped after a massive landslide was triggered by heavy torrential rains in Kerala on Friday. Five people have reportedly died.

Coronavirus: Kerala in shutdown mode, health-emergency declared in four districts

11 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Kerala in shutdown mode, health-emergency declared in four districts

With 14 people testing positive for coronavirus in Kerala, the state government has declared a health emergency in four districts and imposed several restrictions.

Discrimination against women: SC will complete hearings in 10 days

28 Jan 2020

Discrimination against women: SC will complete hearings in 10 days

A nine-judge constitutional bench, that was formed to hear pleas on religious discrimination faced by women, will not hear the matter for more than ten days, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde announced on Tuesday.

No, liberals aren't tolerant. They prefer ideological supremacy over democracy

15 Jan 2020

No, liberals aren't tolerant. They prefer ideological supremacy over democracy

The world is going through a tectonic shift. The Left has been defeated across most democratic platforms, but they control academia, campuses, media houses; influence the millennials and enjoy disproportionate power.

Sabarimala review: SC grants parties three-weeks' time to file suggestions

13 Jan 2020

Sabarimala review: SC grants parties three-weeks' time to file suggestions

On Monday, a nine-judge constitutional bench of the Supreme Court began hearing pleas relating to discrimination that women face in places of worship like Sabarimala, mosques, and Parsi temples.

Anti-CAA stir: 'Vandals' get seven days for responding to notices

02 Jan 2020

Anti-CAA stir: 'Vandals' get seven days for responding to notices

Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government has gone where no other state went before — it is making rioters pay for damaging public property.

#ThatWas2019: Here's a review of 2019's landmark Supreme Court judgments

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: Here's a review of 2019's landmark Supreme Court judgments

2019 has been quite the year: Narendra Modi returned to power, Jammu and Kashmir had its special status stripped, and the students of Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia triggered a nationwide movement like the Opposition never could.

Woman who prayed at Sabarimala attacked with pepper spray

26 Nov 2019

Woman who prayed at Sabarimala attacked with pepper spray

Bindu Ammini, who was one of two women to offer prayers at Sabarimala temple in January, was attacked by a Hindu Helpline activist outside the Kochi Police Commissioner's office on Tuesday.

Kerala Police stops 12-year-old girl from entering Sabarimala Temple

19 Nov 2019

Kerala Police stops 12-year-old girl from entering Sabarimala Temple

On the fourth day of the two-month-long Mandala-Makaravilakku Sabarimala pilgrimage season, a 12-year-old girl was stopped from entering the shrine of Lord Ayyappa.

Amid row over women's entry, Sabarimala opens for pilgrimage season

16 Nov 2019

Amid row over women's entry, Sabarimala opens for pilgrimage season

The gates of the Sabarimala shrine in Kerala opened on Saturday for the two-month-long Mandala-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season.

SC will pronounce verdict on Sabarimala, Rafale review pleas tomorrow

13 Nov 2019

SC will pronounce verdict on Sabarimala, Rafale review pleas tomorrow

In his last working days as the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi is hoping to end long-drawn and important legal battles.

#SabarimalaEffect: Muslim couple moves SC seeking women's entry into mosques

15 Apr 2019

#SabarimalaEffect: Muslim couple moves SC seeking women's entry into mosques

Seeking the Supreme Court's directive to allow women to enter mosques and offer prayers, a Muslim couple has moved the top court. The case has been listed for hearing on Tuesday.

Woman who entered Sabarimala returns home; her family moves out

06 Feb 2019

Woman who entered Sabarimala returns home; her family moves out

Two weeks after she was allegedly assaulted by her mother-in-law for entering the Sabarimala temple, Kanaka Durga returned to her home in Angadipuram on Tuesday following a court order in her favor.

Sabarimala hearing: SC reserves verdict; temple board supports women's entry

06 Feb 2019

Sabarimala hearing: SC reserves verdict; temple board supports women's entry

The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, began hearing a clutch of petitions seeking a review of its September 28 verdict that allowed the entry of women of menstrual age to the Sabarimala temple.

Malayalam actor Kollam Thulasi surrenders for making anti-women provocative remark

05 Feb 2019

Malayalam actor Kollam Thulasi surrenders for making anti-women provocative remark

Malayalam Actor Kollam Thulasi, who courted controversy over his anti-women provocative remark during the Sabarimala protest, surrendered before police today in Chavara, Kollam district.

Supreme Court to hear Sabarimala review petitions from February 6

31 Jan 2019

Supreme Court to hear Sabarimala review petitions from February 6

On Thursday, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear the review petitions against its earlier verdict pertaining to women's entry to the Sabarimala temple on February 6.

Kanakadurga, woman who entered #SabarimalaTemple, disowned, thrown out by family

22 Jan 2019

Kanakadurga, woman who entered #SabarimalaTemple, disowned, thrown out by family

Kanakadurga, one of the first two women of menstrual age to enter Kerala's Sabarimala Ayyappa temple, was sent to a government-run shelter home after she was disowned and thrown out by her family.

Give 24x7 security to women who entered Sabarimala, orders SC

18 Jan 2019

Give 24x7 security to women who entered Sabarimala, orders SC

On Friday, the Supreme Court directed the Kerala government to give adequate security to Bindu and Kanaka Durga, the two women who entered Sabarimala temple on January 2.

Woman who entered Sabarimala disowned, attacked by family; hospitalized

15 Jan 2019

Woman who entered Sabarimala disowned, attacked by family; hospitalized

Kanaka Durga, one of the two women who scripted history by becoming the first women of menstrual age to enter the Sabarimala temple in centuries, has been hospitalized after she was allegedly attacked by her mother-in-law.

Sabarimala: After dyeing hair grey, 36-year-old enters shrine, offers prayers

10 Jan 2019

Sabarimala: After dyeing hair grey, 36-year-old enters shrine, offers prayers

A 36-year-old woman has claimed she entered the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala and offered prayers to Lord Ayyappa.

#Sabarimala: Bombs hurled at houses of Left leaders in Kerala

05 Jan 2019

#Sabarimala: Bombs hurled at houses of Left leaders in Kerala

Violence erupted over the Sabarimala issue across Kerala yesterday night with bombs hurled at the house of Thalassery MLA and CPI(M) leader A N Shamseer among other places.

'Not afraid of BJP': Woman-journo assaulted during #SanghParivar #SabarimalaWomenEntry protest

04 Jan 2019

'Not afraid of BJP': Woman-journo assaulted during #SanghParivar #SabarimalaWomenEntry protest

A woman journalist in Thiruvananthapuram was allegedly attacked while covering a Sangh Parivar protest organized after two women, below 50, entered the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple on Wednesday.

#SabarimalaTemple: Statewide bandh called after two-women enter holy shrine

03 Jan 2019

#SabarimalaTemple: Statewide bandh called after two-women enter holy shrine

The Sabarimala Karma Samiti (SKS) which is an umbrella organization of various Hindu outfits has called for a statewide bandh in Kerala after two women, in their 40s, entered the hilltop shrine of Lord Ayyappa in the early hours of Wednesday.

#SabarimalaRow: Temple reopened after purification; BJP calls for hartal

02 Jan 2019

#SabarimalaRow: Temple reopened after purification; BJP calls for hartal

After a shutdown that lasted a bit over an hour, the Sabarimala temple has been reopened for devotees to visit.

#Sabarimala: Women form human-chain in Mumbai to support 'Women's Wall'

02 Jan 2019

#Sabarimala: Women form human-chain in Mumbai to support 'Women's Wall'

Over 1,000 women formed a human chain in Mumbai to express solidarity with the 'Women's Wall' formed in Kerala as part of an initiative to uphold gender equality amid the row over the entry of females of certain ages in the Sabarimala temple.

#TripleTalaqBill: Owaisi slams Modi government for 'shielding' MJ Akbar

27 Dec 2018

#TripleTalaqBill: Owaisi slams Modi government for 'shielding' MJ Akbar

Rejecting the Triple Talaq Bill moved by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi lambasted the Narendra Modi government and said the Centre was attacking religious minorities.

#SabarimalaStandoff: Two women of menstrual age stopped 1km from shrine

24 Dec 2018

#SabarimalaStandoff: Two women of menstrual age stopped 1km from shrine

A day after 11 women of menstrual age from a women's rights group were barred from making the climb to the Sabarimala temple, two more women had to turn back after violent protests from Ayyappa devotees.

#SabarimalaStandoff: Despite police deployment, women couldn't enter Ayyappa shrine

23 Dec 2018

#SabarimalaStandoff: Despite police deployment, women couldn't enter Ayyappa shrine

In yet another failed attempt, 11 women who were on their way to Sabarimala Temple in Kerala returned without paying respects to Lord Ayyappa.

Tension prevails in Pamba as 11 women attempt to trek

23 Dec 2018

Tension prevails in Pamba as 11 women attempt to trek

Tension prevailed at Pamba, the foothills of the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Kerala, this morning as a group of 11 women, below the age of 50 years, tried to trek the hilltop shrine, even as devotees protested against the move.

12 women headed to Sabarimala: Will they make history?

22 Dec 2018

12 women headed to Sabarimala: Will they make history?

Since the Supreme Court, on September 28, struck down the ban on the entry of women aged 10-50 years to the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, not a single woman of the age group has been able to enter the temple.

Kerala: Hadiya's father joins BJP, says CPI(M) playing dirty politics

18 Dec 2018

Kerala: Hadiya's father joins BJP, says CPI(M) playing dirty politics

The father of Hadiya, a woman who had grabbed national headlines over allegations of 'love jihad', has joined the BJP.

Sabarimala: Four transgender persons denied entry, allegedly abused by cops

16 Dec 2018

Sabarimala: Four transgender persons denied entry, allegedly abused by cops

In the wee hours of Sunday, four transgender persons trying to gain entry to the Sabarimala temple were blocked by the Kerala police.

#SabarimalaRow: Many detained by police, BJP, RSS protest outside CM-house

19 Nov 2018

#SabarimalaRow: Many detained by police, BJP, RSS protest outside CM-house

Late on Sunday night, nearly 70 people were detained from the Sabarimala temple in Kerala triggering protests all over the state including the house of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

#SabarimalaRow: Opposition walks out of all-party meet over Kerala-govt's stance

15 Nov 2018

#SabarimalaRow: Opposition walks out of all-party meet over Kerala-govt's stance

Ahead of the Sabarimala temple's opening on Friday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan called an all-party meeting on Thursday, but that did not go well.

#SabarimalaRow: SC admits review petitions, hearing on Jan 22

13 Nov 2018

#SabarimalaRow: SC admits review petitions, hearing on Jan 22

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court began hearing a batch of petitions challenging its September 28 verdict that quashed a ban on the entry of women aged 10-50 years to the 800-year-old Sabarimala temple.

550 women have registered for Sabarimala darshan ahead of reopening

10 Nov 2018

550 women have registered for Sabarimala darshan ahead of reopening

The Sabarimala temple is slated to open its doors to devotees next week for the two-month-long 'mandalam-makaravilakku' pilgrimage season.

#SabarimalaTemple: Malayalam TV cameraman attacked by angry devotees

06 Nov 2018

#SabarimalaTemple: Malayalam TV cameraman attacked by angry devotees

A cameraman of a Malayalam television news channel was attacked, allegedly by angry devotees at Sabarimala's Lord Ayyappa temple complex today, when he was filming a protest organized to prevent the entry of a woman, whom devotees suspected to be of menstrual age.

#SabarimalaRow: Situation tense on second day of opening, one injured

06 Nov 2018

#SabarimalaRow: Situation tense on second day of opening, one injured

Following violent protests in October, the Sabarimala temple, on Monday, opened its gates to devotees for the second time since the Supreme Court lifted age restrictions on women's entry to the hill shrine.

#SabarimalaRow: Section 144 imposed ahead of temple's opening

03 Nov 2018

#SabarimalaRow: Section 144 imposed ahead of temple's opening

In a bid to prevent the unrest which unfolded when the Sabarimala temple was opened to devotees in October, the Pathanamthitta district administration, on Friday, imposed Section 144 in four areas ahead of the temple's opening.