Culture South India Women

Sabarimala agitation part of party’s agenda: Kerala BJP chief’s open admission

In a shocking revelation, Kerala’s BJP President PS Sreedharan Pillai has revealed that the Sabarimala agitation ‘was part of BJP’s agenda’ and that ‘it was a golden opportunity for them in the state’. Pillai courted a controversy Monday as TV channels aired a video clip in which he purportedly said that Sabarimala temple chief priest Read More…

Indian Subcontinent South India Votes & Polls

BJP bastion Bellary knocked out , JDS-Congress in celebration spree

A massive setback  for BJP as JD(S)-Congress wrests Bellary with a resounding margin. Of the three Lok Sabha seats that went to the by-polls, BJP had held Shivamogga and Ballari and JD(S) Mandya. In total, BJP has lost 2 out of 3 Lok Sabha bypolls and both the assembly bypolls in Karnataka. Ramanagara assembly seat Read More…

South India Votes & Polls

Karnataka by-polls 2018: Voting for 2 MLA , 3 MP seats concludes peacefully

The Bellary parliamentary constituency of Karnataka witnessed a voter turnout of 63.85% , while Shimoga and Mandya constituencies recorded a turnout of 61.05 % and 53.94% respectively. Legislative assembly constituencies Jamakhandi and Ramanagara witnessed a voter turnout of 81.58% and 73.71% respectively till 6 pm. The voting in the five constituencies of Karnataka has been concluded Read More…

Indian Subcontinent South India Votes & Polls

Cake walk for Anitha kumaraswamy as BJP candidate withdraws from race

With Chandrashekar’s departure from the contest, Anitha, wife of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, is facing the elections alongside five other independent candidates. (DH File Photo) In a major setback for BJP and embarrassment to its karnataka state  leaders ., ahead of the bypolls, it’s Ramanagara candidate, L Chandrashekar has withdrawn from the race declaring Read More…

Indian Subcontinent South India

CPI ( M) allege BJP President blatantly ridicules Supreme Court

The CPI(M) on Sunday strongly condemned BJP chief Amit Shah’s threat to dismiss Kerala government and remarks about Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala, saying it exposed who was really behind the violent protests against women’s entry in the temple. In a statement, the party Polit Bureau said Shah has “blatantly” ridicules the Supreme Court  judgement Read More…

High Court Indian Subcontinent South India

Madras High Court’s verdict is boon or bane for EPS-OPS camp

Edappadi K Palaniswami government in Tamil Nadu has got a temporary relief  of sorts with Justice M Sathyanarayanan, the third judge of Madras High Court upholding validity of Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal’s September 18, 2017 order disqualifying 18 AIADMK MLAs, owing allegiance to TTV Dhinakaran, for submitting a memorandum seeking change of chief Read More…

Opinion South India Women

Sabarimala violence RSS-BJP behind attack confirms Kerala minister

Kerala Minister EP Jayarajan on Wednesday blamed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) for violence that broke out during the protest as women attempted to trek to the Sabarimala from the base camp. Addressing media, Jayarajan said, “RSS criminals hid in forests and attacked the Ayappa devotees. 10 media personnel, 5 devotees Read More…

South India Voice Women

Women devotees denied entry , women scribes threatened , Sec 144 imposed in Sabarimala

Tension was palpable in the southern state since Tuesday, when crucial talks held in the capital Thiruvananthapuram among the tantri (supreme priest of Sabarimala), the erstwhile royal family of Pandalam (considered the custodians of the temple) and Travancore Devaswom Board, or TDB ,(responsible for the administration of the temple), could not reach a solution. On Read More…

Environment South India Voice

Cyclone Titli cost 27 lives in Odissa made Patnaik cancel birthday celebration

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has cancelled birthday celebrations on Tuesday as a mark of expressing solidarity to the people affected by Cyclone Titli and subsequent floods in some parts of the state. The death toll in cyclone Titli, which made a landfall on October 11, and the subsequent flood in Odisha has risen to Read More…