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Threatened by Hindutva groups, Kerala writer S Hareesh withdraws novel
Sun, Jul 22, 2018

Members of Hindutva outfits and fringe elements have been protesting against Hareesh, as well as the publishers, alleging that the novel insults temple-going Hindu women and traditions.

Sex scandals, land scam and suppressing cases against priests: A look into what forced Kerala Church to the edge
Sun, Jul 22, 2018

Sex scandals, land scam, and charges of suppressing cases against priests. As Kerala Church, across denominations, fights the accusations, The Indian Express reports on what has brought it here and the debate within.

The whole nine yards: How Kerala’s saleswomen won protracted battle for their right to sit
Sun, Jul 15, 2018

When the Kerala Cabinet cleared a key amendment to the shops Act, women standing behind sales counters in the state’s showrooms cheered. They had won a hard-fought battle for their right to sit.

Hindu Pakistan remark: Kerala Congress backs Tharoor
Sat, Jul 14, 2018

Tharoor remarked on Wednesday that India will become a “Hindu Pakistan” if the saffron party wins elections in 2019.

Kerala pro-Left outfit to hold Ramayan events, CPM-Sangh in epic tug-of-war
Thu, Jul 12, 2018

The development comes three years after the CPI(M) began observing Sri Krishna Jayanti under the banner of its children’s outfit, Balasangam.

Rape case against another Malankara church priest
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Police in Alappuzha said Fr Binu George, 44, allegedly raped a married woman in 2014 when he was her parish priest under Mavalikkara diocese of the Church.

ISRO spy case: How a scientist cleared his name and continues to fight
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Narayanan describes what he went through in his autobiography, Orbit of Memories. He suggests a motive for why he was framed, writing that he suspects the CIA was behind the false case.

Nun’s kin say she informed Delhi Archbishop of abuse by Bishop
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

CBCI vice-president Bishop Joshua Mar Ignathios said the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India is probing the incident.

Rajnath Singh: India focusing more on e-visa scheme
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

The Home Ministry has decided to enhance the e-visa scheme by including e-conference and e-medical attendant visa as well, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.

Remark against Modi: BJP leader lodges complaint against Kerala writer, threatens assault
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

A BJP leader in Kerala has lodged a police complaint against Malayalam novelist Paul Zacharia for referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the “murderer in Gujarat’’. BJP state secretary B Gopalakrishnan has also said Zacharia would be “manhandled’’ if he continued to use abusive words against the Prime Minister. Palakkad police said they have received […]

Kerala news anchor booked for promoting communal enmity
Fri, Jul 06, 2018

Kollam city police commissioner Arul B Krishna said police have registered the case after obtaining legal opinion from the Director-General of Prosecutions.

SFI activist Abhimanyu’s killing: Police consider invoking UAPA
Fri, Jul 06, 2018

Maharaja’s College student and SFI’s Idukki district joint secretary Abhimanyu, 19, was stabbed to death Monday following an altercation over putting up graffiti on walls.

Kerala police to quiz Jalandhar Bishop after nun’s statement
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

The nun had told police that the Bishop had raped her and also subjected her to unnatural sex at the congregation’s convent-cum-mission house at Kuravilangad in Kottayam district for 13 times since April, 2014.

Kerala to amend shops Act to allow women to sit during work
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

In an official communication, the government said the amended Act would also include a clause to ensure the right of women to sit down during work, a long standing demand of women workers.

Kerala: Four priests booked for sexual abuse
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

The issue has rocked the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, a prominent non-Catholic Church in Kerala, after the victim’s husband wrote to the Church, alleging that the priests had blackmailed and abused his wife, a school teacher.

Kerala: SFI leader stabbed to death top Kochi college
Tue, Jul 03, 2018

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the incident was pre-planned, and that some persons with extremist nature from outside the campus were behind the murder.

Sexual assault: Kottayam nun had complained to superiors in Church, no action was taken, says police
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

On Friday, Kuravilangad police in Kottayam district registered a case of rape and unnatural sex against the bishop, based on a complaint by the nun. The bishop has in turn lodged a complaint that he is being threatened by the nun and her relatives.

Mood at AMMA meet made us recall Dileep, ready to review: Mohanlal
Sun, Jul 01, 2018

Mohanlal’s reaction came hours after 100-odd professionals associated with the film industry issued a statement pledging support for the four women actors who resigned as AMMA members this week to protest against the decision to reinduct Dileep.

Nissan, Kerala govt ink pact to set up global centre of digital ops
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

The first phase of the digital hub, set to come up in Technocity, will give a major fillip to Kerala government’s endeavour to achieve the twin targets of job generation and exploitation of its digital talent pool.

Dileep controversy: Kerala CPM flays AMMA for reinstating rape bid accused
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

Amma row: The CPM, however, took exception to the move to single out actors and party-backed MLAs K B Ganesh Kumar and Mukesh, and Innocent, a party-backed MP.

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