Shaju Philip

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Kerala rape case: Nuns who demanded bishop’s arrest asked to comply with transfer order

The protest by nuns had paved the way for a major movement, Save Our Sisters, which was called off only after the arrest of Mulakkal and his removal as bishop of Jalandhar. Reacting to the letter, Sister Anupama said they would not move out of the mission house in Kottayam.

Tapping Potential: On a high

A taluka in God’s Own Country has saved its traditional mild alcoholic brew from near extinction.

PM Modi hits out at Opposition parties for ‘vote bank politics’, ‘not respecting culture’

PM Modi also linked his fight against corruption with “allegations” and “conspiracies” against him by vested interests who, he said, had been looting the country without being brought to justice.

Attacked by mother-in-law while entering house, says woman who visited Sabarimala

After visiting Sabarimala temple on January 2, Kanakadurga (42) and A Bindu (40) had been living under police protection in an undisclosed location.

Kerala: I&B staffer becomes first woman to reach Agasthyakoodam peak

The Kerala High Court recently lifted a restriction on women undertaking the annual trek. Sanal said the Agasthyakoodam trek is far tougher than other treks and only physically fit women should participate in it.

Kerala: I&B staffer becomes 1st woman to attempt 22-km trek to Agasthyakoodam summit

The court decision to let women scale the Agasthyakoodam peak has met resistance from members of the Kani tribe, who live on the foothills and believe the mountain range is the abode of their deity —Agasthya Muni

Maldivian national in ISRO spy case demands compensation from Kerala govt  

Hassan Thursday addressed the media in Kozhikode, where she came to attend a function, saying she would move court seeking a directive to the state government to give her compensation.

Kerala: Syro-Malabar Church to set up grievance redressal cells

The decision was taken at the Synod of the church, currently underway in Kochi and attended by 55 bishops. This is the first time that the church is adopting a policy for the safety of nuns and laity at church-run institutions.

Entered Sabarimala temple without police escort or facing protests, says Dalit woman

Manju, who had made two aborted attempts to visit the temple since the court’s order, stated that she had “darshan” on Tuesday morning after climbing the 18 sacred steps.

Sabarimala row: Vijayan hits back at BJP, asks rank and file to end violence

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan hit back on Sunday, saying that the BJP national leadership should ask its rank and file to end violence if that party has an iota of allegiance to the Constitution and commitment to the people.

After Sabarimala: Kerala women set to conquer male-only Agasthyakoodam peak

The judgment came on a petition in High Court by two women’s organizations: the Malappuram-based Women Integration and Growth through Sports, and the Kozhikode-based Anweshi.

Take 5: ‘If one’s father is a toddy tapper, doesn’t mean one must be too’

Faces on the fringes of news: Vijayan belongs to the ‘thiyya’ community, traditionally engaged in toddy-tapping. His father was a toddy-tapper too

In Kerala village, a mason’s helper by day moonlights as translator

Last year, Shafi translated Perumal Murugan's Ardhanaari to Malayalam, which was brought out by Chintha Publications. He is now engaged in translating M V Venkitram's Kathukal.

Day after women enter Sabarimala: Protests, violence continue; 745 held

The clashes led Kerala Governor P Sathasivam to ask the state government for a report on the law and order situation.

Inside Sabarimala: Kanakadurga and Bindu, since Supreme Court lifted age restriction

On Wednesday the two women did not face any opposition from devotees inside the shrine, although their move later triggered protests and calls for a hartal.

Carol team attacked: Fearing another attack by DYFI men, 25 Dalits take shelter at church

A group of men belonging to DYFI, allegedly in an inebriated state, had attacked the carol team on December 23, and molested women in the carol team, according to the victims.

BJP worker dies as violence spreads in Kerala after women enter Sabarimala

The victim, Chandran Unnithan, was participating in a march organised by the Sangh Parivar-backed Sabarimala Action Council, which alleged that CPI(M) workers attacked the protest rally, leaving Unnithan seriously injured.

Sabarimala row: Lakhs set to take part in Kerala govt’s women’s wall today

The participating women are to take a pledge to protect renaissance values, but its content has no reference to Sabarimala.

Kerala: 11 Sabarimala-bound women forced to return amid protest

The 11-member group reached Pamba early morning via road from Chennai, braving protests and threats from devotees and organisations opposed to the recent Supreme Court verdict allowing entry to women of all ages at the temple.

Not a single paisa to be used for women’s wall: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

The CM’s statement comes a day after the LDF government had submitted an affidavit in the High Court, stating that the women’s wall is just like any other programme being conducted under the patronage or funding of the government.