Kerala hartal HIGHLIGHTS: Following the announcement of the hartal, all examinations in the state from Class 1 to 10 were deferred to December 21 and examinations conducted by Kerala University and Kerala Technological University were also postponed.
At a function held at the Parade Ground in Fort Kochi, Pinarayi Vijayan underlined the importance of art in life and the role that the Biennale plays in making Kochi a melting pot of different shades of artistic talent.
Firos Assan's masterpiece, richly applauded by airport officials and the public, is a 66-metre long, 2.5 ft high canvas, stretching along the beam of the airport's departure terminal, that captures Kannur's history.
From December 1, people in urban areas of Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram will find a hard time ordering food on the internet with the Kerala Hotel and Restaurants Association (KHRA) deciding to cross swords with food delivery apps.
In Kerala, dominated by the see-saw politics between the CPM-led LDF and the Congress-led UDF over decades, the inroads that the BJP has been slowly but silently making has caused a deep churn among both coalitions.
The dharna comes on a day Pillai's party blocked main arterial roads and national highways across the state in protest against the arrest of general secretary K Surendran from Nilakkal, the base camp of the temple.
In the aftermath of the terrible Kerala floods in mid-August, when indianexpress.com visited the premises of Geeyem Agro Mills in Koovappady near Perumbavoor, a disturbing stench of rotting rice pervaded the air.
On November 16 evening, the Sabarimala shrine will open for the two-month pilgrimage season. Despite the SC ruling, no woman between the menstruating age of 10-50 have been able to ascend the hill and offer prayers at the shrine.