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Palakkad: BJP workers jump a boundary wall during clashes with police during a protest amid a dawn-to-dusk Kerala shutdown called to denounce the visit of two women to the Sabarimala temple, that saw major violence, in Kerala's Palakkad on Jan 3, 2019. (P

Post Sabarimala, leadership problem hobbles Kerala BJP

NEW DELHI: Now that Sabarimala is more or less peaceful and the Mandala puja period coming to an end this...

Protesters hold a portrait of Hindu deity ìAyappaî as they take part in a rally called by various Hindu organisations after two women entered the Sabarimala temple, in Kochi

Entry of two women to Sabarimala is no solution to the problem

The right of ordinary women to have a peaceful darshan of Lord Ayyappa remains elusive. There seems to be a...

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Sabarimala: Wall vs Jyothi fight is all about politics

The women’s wall will be totally a CPM show of strength in Kerala before the general elections. ‘Ayyappa Jyothi’ is...

Bengaluru: People participate in a protest against Supreme Court's decision allowing entry of women in the age group of 10 to 50 years into Kerala's Sabarimala temple; in Bengaluru on Oct 27, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

BJP’s Sabarimala agitation is fizzling out

The leadership is finding it hard to keep the issue alive in the wake of normalcy in and around Sabarimala....

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Left’s Wall of Women to counter Congress, BJP

TheLDF government has decided to bring one million women on to the streets of Kerala on 1 January, from Kasaragod...

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Woman member fails to get justice from CPM in Kerala

Suspension of Sasi for six months from party is being seen as face-saving measure.   The Kerala CPM’s suspension of...

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Entry of women no more the issue in Sabarimala

The state BJP now says that its agitation is not against entry of women, but against the communist government.  ...

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Sabarimala: TDB will move court on a non-existent time frame

Over 700 women are seeking permission to visit the temple.   A day before she landed at Kochi airport on...

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From deluge to Lord Ayyappa, LDF staves off Opposition

If the floods united the state to fight nature’s fury, the right of women’s entry into Sabarimala has divided the...

Kannur: BJP chief Amit Shah during a party programme in Kannur, Kerala on Oct 27, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Left, Right keep Sabarimala pot boiling for political gains

Amit Shah immediately after the first phase of the Sabarimala agitation, threatened to ‘pull down’ the LDF government in the...

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Disqualification upheld, Tamil politics back on centre-stage

The development paves the way for byelections and a new dawn in Tamil politics even as new players like Rajinikanth...

New Delhi: People stage a demonstration against Supreme Court's decision allowing entry of women in the age group of 10 to 50 years into Kerala's Sabarimala temple in New Delhi on Oct 14, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Ayyappa devotees, LDF government square off in Kerala

Amid the growing shadow of politics over the right of young women to enter the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala, as...

Women hold placards as they attend a protest march called by various Hindu organizations against the lifting of ban by Supreme Court that allowed entry of women of menstruating age to the Sabarimala temple, in Kochi

In the name of Ayyappa, devotees take to the streets in god’s own country

Devotees are holding protests in Kerala, even threatening to physically stop women who come to Sabarimala.   Kerala, which is...

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Allegations of nepotism, corruption add fizz to Kerala brewery scandal

Water resources in all the districts selected to set up the breweries are depleting fast. Where are they going to...

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After deluge, it is liquor time in Kerala politics

The Left Front in its 2016 election manifesto had promised to reopen all bars, but reduce availability of liquor in...

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Bishop behind bars, what next is the question

Agitating nuns had expressed their concerns regarding delay in bishop’s arrest.   Now that Kerala police have arrested Bishop Franco...

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CPM shields Kerala MLA, hinders arrest of Jalandhar Bishop

The Left government in Kerala is dragging its feet in the bishop case because it wants to keep its Christian...

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Party will probe sexual harassment complaint, not police: Kerala CPM

Brinda Karat, a known champion of women’s rights, did not take up the case since, it is being explained in...

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Too many hurdles on Kerala’s road to recovery

The Left Front government needs to answer some pertinent questions raised by the Opposition, especially regarding the management of dams...

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Post deluge, it is Kerala’s hour of need

On Saturday, Kerala observed Onam, perhaps the dampest and gloomiest ever in the history of the state. This year, instead...

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Onam turns into a nightmare in Kerala

202 people have died in the past ten days. Lakhs are still marooned and thousands unaccounted await rescue.   As...

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Stalin’s task cut out even as superstars turn politicians

Karunanidhi leaves behind a well-structured, organised, cadre-based party.   With the departure of Muthuvel Karunanidhi, it is now time for...

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CPM cries ‘federalism’ as Centre bypasses Kerala government to talk to Vayalkilis

What started off as a farmers’ struggle against forcible acquisition of their paddy fields to build a National Highway bypass...

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Death sentence a blow to Kerala police image

The police has been accused of human rights violations.   A CBI special court delivering capital punishment to two Kerala...