A Muslim police officer in Kerala today moved the state high court demanding permission to grow his beard in keeping with his religion. Admitting the petition, the court today issued a notice to the state government and the state police chief in the matter.
Kadakampally Surendran, the Devasom Board Minister in Kerala's CPM-led government who is also in-charge of temples in the state, has made a scathing criticism against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the BJP's ideological mentor.
In Kerala a group of women have started a Facebook campaign two days ago called #ReadyToWait to say that they back the ban on women of reproductive age from the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple, one of the most revered sites of worship among Hindus.
Railway resumed train services in Ernakulam and Thrissur route today, a day after rail traffic on the route was affected due to derailment of Mangaluru-bound express train near Karukutty, about 45 km from Kochi.
Kerala Chief Minister and CPI(M) leader Pinarayi Vijayan's Facebook post on the nationwide strike called by Central trade unions on September 2 has courted controversy with the BJP coming out against it.
Three persons, including two children, were injured when stray dogs bit them at a village in the district in the latest in a number of such incidents witnessed in the state in the recent days, police said on Saturday.
The Kerala government today virtually brushed aside union minister Maneka Gandhi's opposition to its proposal to cull violent dogs, saying it will go ahead with its resolve to check dangerous canines even as three more children were injured by stray dogs.
Kerala will be declared as open defecation-free state on its formation day on November 1 with the CPIM-led LDF government planning to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend a function in Thiruvananthapuram.
Kerala government's move to cull violent street dogs has drawn flak from animal rights groups with People For Animals saying it would take legal recourse if government takes steps to kill stray canines in violation of Supreme Court order.