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Kerala MLA tells people to give him books instead of flowers, donates them to schools

CPM MLA VK Prasanth is being praised on social media after asking people in his constituency to give books - instead of flowers - when they meet him.

In 5 months, 40,000 Kerala farmers seek loan waiver

In Idukki and Wayanad districts, where the situation is more severe, the loans availed up to August 31, 2018, are being considered by the commission for debt relief and in other districts it is March 31, 2014.

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Kerala: Event put off in view of Hindu marriage, village to mark Milad-un-Nabi today

The Jama Masjid at Edivetti village, under Changaroth panchayat of Kozhikode, sits right across the house of Indira Nambiar, whose daughter Prathyusha, a post-graduate student, got married last Sunday.

Sabarimala temple opens HIGHLIGHTS: Women should uphold tradition of Sabarimala shrine, says Tamil Nadu BJP leader

The police sent back at least 10 women from Pamba. The women, who are aged between 10 to 50, had come from Andhra Pradesh to offer prayers at the temple. Last year, the government had said it would implement the top court's order, which allowed women to enter the shrine.

Living gene bank: Tribal farmer grows, preserves 52 native rice varieties

“Gene banks are fine, but the only way to really preserve native varieties is to grow them,” says Raman, who is from the Kurichiya tribal community that mainly inhabits Wayanad and Kannur districts of northern Kerala.

Kerala's largest wetland ecosystem undergoing rapid ecological decay, notes study

Though the Vembanad backwaters has been under glaring spotlight over the last few years for its deteriorating ecological balance, the new findings are alarming and call for speedy government action.

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Entry of women into Sabarimala, mosques and FGM — SC to consider 'common policy' for religious places

The Supreme Court said the restriction of women in religious places was not restricted to Sabarimala and was prevalent in other religions as well.

Conservation agriculture: A living gene bank

Meet this tribal farmer who grows and preserves 52 native rice varieties

Sabarimala review petition: Challenge to order that opened temple to all women

Basis of the ban: The petitioners have argued that the court erroneously concluded that the ban is based on the age of women; in fact,it is based on the celibate nature of Ayyappa, which is distinct to Sabarimala.

Explained: How Kerala wants to give high-speed internet to everyone

A state that ranks high on various social development parameters, Kerala was the first in India to announce right to access the Internet as a basic human right.

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Happy Onam 2019: Malayalis celebrate the harvest festival across India

From a nine-course feast called Onasadya to festivities called Onakalikal, Onam is the most important annual festival for Malayalis.

Karkidaka Vavubali today: A ritual to pay homage to departed souls

Karkidaka Vavubali falls on July 31 this year. Rituals are performed and offerings are made to appease the departed soul.

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Colours of rain: Southwest monsoon arrives in Kerala

The news will augur well for the country as large parts have been witnessing agriculture distress and water levels in reservoirs in west and south India have dipped to low levels in the past few months.

Kerala SSLC Results 2019: Websites, app to get results

Kerala SSLC results 2019: The results will be available at the websites from 2 pm. The students can check the results through the websites kerala.gov.in, keralaresults.nic.in, results.itschool.gov.in, cdit.org, prd.kerala.gov.in, results.nic.in and educationkerala.gov.in.

Sketch book 2: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on campaign mode, as seen by E P Unny

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Ahead of voting on April 23, 2019, E P Unny travels through Kerala and documents its politics through sketches.

Lakhs of women take part in Attukal Pongala festival

Lakhs of women took part in the historic Attukal Pongala festival in Kerala Wednesday. The women prepare an offering of 'Pongala' in makeshift brick stoves which will be offered to Attukal Devi

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Mercury dips in Kerala; Munnar covered with frost

Munnar hill station in Kerala was covered in a blanket of frost.

'Breathtaking': Neelakurinji blooms first time in 12 years

After a gap of around 12 years, the Western Ghats are resplendent, clad in a purplish-blue carpet. The neelakurinji bloomed in the Anamalai hills near Munnar, a phenomenon that occurs once in 12 years.

Kerala battles worst flood in 100 years, massive rescue operations underway

A truck carries people past a flooded road in Thrissur, Kerala on August 18, 2018.Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed hundreds, officials said.

Kerala floods: IMD issues red alert, Kochi airport shut till Saturday

The death toll in Kerala has climbed to 67 as the state is reeling under one of the worst floods in history. For the first time in history, the state has opened 35 of its 39 dams.

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17 Year Old's Viral Video Throws Light On Beach Sand Mining in Southern Kerala

An important anti-mining campaign by a bunch of villagers in Alappad, Kerala was brought to public spotlight through the video of a 17 year old class 12 student.

First woman climbs Kerala peak that women were banned from

Dhanya Sanal became the first woman to climb the Agasthyakoodam peak in Kerala on Tuesday after the High Court recently lifted a restriction on women undertaking the annual trek.

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Elephant calf rescued from well

An elephant calf which accidentally fell in a well was rescued by locals and forest officials in Kerala's Ernakulam district.

Vanitha Mathil bring together Kerala women

Vanitha Mathil bring together Kerala women

Kannur International Airport Set to Take Flight

Kannur International Airport (KIAL), the fourth in Kerala, will be dedicated to the nation on December 9. The airport will offer better access to travellers from north Kerala and parts of Karnataka like Coorg.

Women know where to go and how to behave, Uma Bharti on Sabarimala

On the Sabarimala verdict, union minister Uma Bharti said the court cannot be blamed for its intervention. This comes just days after BJP President Amit Shah said that meddling with the affairs of the temple was a conspiracy by Communists in Kerala.

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Sabarimala gates opened for women but protesters deny them entry

The gates of the Sabarimala temple were opened to women of all ages on Wednesday, but protesters blocked the devotees from entering the shrine and warned them of consequences.

What Indu Malhotra, the only judge who disagreed on the Sabarimala verdict, said

Justice Indu Malhotra said that it is not for courts to determine which religious practices are to be struck down.

Kerala received a lot more rain than its dams could handle: News in Numbers

Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.

How much damage Kerala suffered: News in Numbers

With some time passing, an assessment of the loss in Kerala can be made. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

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