Talks on sand mining in Alappad fails

The talks between government and representatives of action committee of Alappad agitation failed on Thursday with the latter sticking to its demand for complete ban on mineral sand mining in the area.

Renowned director Lenin Rajendran dies at 67

Eminent Malayalam filmmaker and chairman of the Kerala Film Development Corporation, Lenin Rajendran, died at a private hospital in Chennai on Monday, following liver related ailments, hospital sources said. Rajendran, 67, recently underwent liver transplantation surgery.

Petition against Kerala people’s land forcibly acquired using “draconian, anti-people” National Highway Act, 1956

In a letter to Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan, senior activists and politicians have insisted that the Kerala government should not agree to “inhuman displacement and build-operate-transfer (BOT) Toll system”, imposed by the Government of India and the National Highway Authority of India, for widening the current National Highway (NH) 66.

Contempt petition filed at Supreme Court against BJP leaders on Sabarimala row

Minister of State (MoS) for Tourism KJ Alphons on Monday said that the situation at the hill-top shrine of Lord Ayyappa is worse than an emergency situation. A string of protests was witnessed in Kerala in October when the temple opened for the first time after the Supreme Court passed the order, allowing women of all age group to enter into the shrine. Earlier, the entry of women aged between 10 and 50 years was prohibited into the shrine.