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Interview with Joseph Powathil: ‘BJP has different faces; under Vajpayee it was different’

Joseph Powathil, Archbishop Emeritus of Changanacherry archdiocese had been the voice of Kerala’s Catholic church for long. Powathil, 85, talks to LIZ MATHEW on why BJP is unlikely to get traction in the state.

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‘Starvation death’ that led to outrage was suicide, says Kerala govt

After the news was published in CPM mouthpiece Deshabhimani Friday, the issue sparked a debate on social media, with many questioning the state government’s model of inclusive growth.

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My words distorted by media, says Achuthanandan on Kerala CM issue

“What I had said was the future chief minister will be decided by the party leadership. My words have been twisted,” said VS Achutanandan.

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Double murder: Techie gets death, double life term for woman staffer

Judge V Shersy also called the brutal crime “rarest of the rare” and said that woman’s conduct was an insult to motherhood.

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The Haze Of Smoke

After the Kollam tragedy, reasoned debate has been given a go by

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Doesn’t matter if you are 93. No better time than to be social and rally the proletariat

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Kerala: Bar licence to five-star category hotels triggers row

“Kerala’s liquor policy stated that bar hotels would not be allowed in hotels below five-star status,” he said at a meet-the-press programme in Kannur.

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Week after Kollam tragedy, thousands turn up to watch Thrissur spectacle

There were apprehensions as to whether the festival could be held in its traditional form but the High Court and state government allowed it albeit with a lot of security conditions

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This poll result will change political equations in state: Kerala BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan

‘People are looking for good riddance from CPM violence and Congress corruption.’

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On fireworks, detailed rules on paper, several court orders

The temple fireworks display in Kerala that killed over 100 went ahead without permission, and with the blessings of politicians.

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Thrissur: 'Thechikottukavu Ramachandran' to open the door of the southern gopuram of the Vadakkumnathan temple to formally announce the beginning of the Thrissur Pooram on Saturday.   PTI Photo (PTI4_16_2016_000215B)

Kerala: Animal rights campaigners allege elephant torture at Thrissur Pooram festival

As many as 79 elephants are being tortured by making the pachyderms stand in direct sunlight as part of the 36-hour-long festival, they said.

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Kollam fire: Puttingal Devi temple sticks to tradition, re-opens on 7th day

The Tantri (Chief priest) Unnikrishnan Namboothiri opened the sanctum sanctorum at 4.00 AM.

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Kollam temple fire: After DGP, health chief says PM Modi, Rahul visits to burns ICU were ‘unwarranted’

Modi and Congress leader Gandhi visited the patients separately on Sunday at a time when seven of eight patients admitted in the ICU were in “the most critical condition”.

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Kerala DGP says he had objected to visits of PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi during rescue-relief work in Kollam

The entire police department was busy in rescue and relief work and the visits by Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi meant that they had to ensure their “safety and security” as well.

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Kerala High Court allows fireworks for Thrissur Pooram festival with conditions

The High Court made the ruling while observing that the Pooram celebrations were a part of the social and cultural ethos of Thrissur