The women's wall is an idea that took shape in the backdrop of the row around women's entry at the Sabarimala shrine in central Kerala. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran and Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac will take part in the event.
For the trial run, the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has priced its tickets similar to what is being charged in its air-conditioned Volvo buses. The money collected through tickets will go into its coffers.
"Not expecting a constructive approach from the BJP, which has tried to project the allocation and share of central funds to the state as a 'concession' of the Centre," CM Pinarayi Vijayan said in a Facebook post.
"The main target is to fund two highways--the 1,267 km-long Hill Highway and the 630-km-long Coastal Highway. We are planning to raise Rs 10,000 crore through the NRK chits," said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
"Love jihad is a dangerous trend. The Kerala government has not taken effective steps to check it. The Supreme Court has already passed an order on it and the NIA is investigating it," said CM Yogi Adityanath.
One of the worst affected areas in Kerala is the district of Idukki. The Indian Express's Arun Janardhanan reported on how the floods damaged his hometown and aerial footage reveals the extent of damage. The death toll in the state is now above 300.
As the rain fury continues in Kerala, the state government has issued a red alert notice in all the 14 districts. The death toll has climbed to 67 while over one lakh people are put in relief camps. Transport connectivity has taken a major hit with trains are either getting cancelled or delayed. The Kochi […]
Residents of Kozhithuruth, an island in Kerala, are worried after their homes were flooded due to heavy rains this year. Their bigger worry is that the floods may destroy their only link to the mainland, a 30-year-old stone bridge over a stream.