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Protest continue against Kerala’s fifth airport project


December 13th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Aranmula (Kerala), Dec 13 (IANS) As protests against the setting up of a private airport at Aranmula in Kerala's Pathanamthitta district go on, promoters of the greenfield project have dismissed ... Read more...

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Kerala presses for new dam with demonstrations, shutdown


November 29th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 29 (IANS) Demonstrations for demanding a nod from Tamil Nadu for a brand new dam to replace the leaking Mullaperiyar dam continued in Kerala as well ... Read more...

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Sabarimala ‘celestial light’ man-made, admit authorities


April 25th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 25 (IANS) The 'celestial light' at the Sabarimala temple on Makara Sankranthi day is actually man-made, the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) told the Kerala High Court Monday, three ... Read more...

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Devotees practice body piercing during Kerala festival


March 12th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Mar. Devotees in Kerala's Pathanamthitta District offered prayers on Saturday by piercing their bodies with sharp hooks. They also rolled over bamboo thorns as part of tradition.At the Ezhamkulam Temple, ... Read more...

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Bodies of 11 Ayyappa pilgrims reach Hyderabad


January 16th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) The bodies of 11 out of 22 Ayyappa devotees from Andhra Pradesh killed in the stampede near Kerala's Sabarimala shrine were brought here Sunday and sent to their ... Read more...

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Kerala in mourning as Sabarimala toll mounts to 104 (Second Lead)


January 15th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Vandiperiyar/Kumily (Kerala) Jan 15 (IANS) As grieving relatives thronged hospitals to identify their kin among the dead in Kerala's Sabarimala tragedy, which has claimed 104 lives so far, a government report ... Read more...

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President, PM condole Sabarimala stampede deaths


January 15th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday condoled the deaths of over 100 people in a stampede near Kerala's Sabarimala temple. The prime minister ... Read more...

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Sabarimala stampede toll 104, Kerala in mourning (Lead)


January 15th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Vandiperiyar/Kumily (Kerala), Jan 15 (IANS) Kerala declared three days of mourning as the toll in the stampede near Kerala's famed Sabarimala temple climbed to 104 Saturday with more bodies being brought to ... Read more...

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Lakhs witness celestial flame at Sabarimala


January 14th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sabarimala (Kerala), Jan 14 (IANS) It was worth the wait for lakhs of devotees who anxiously waited for hours at the famed Sabarimala temple and its nearby places Friday evening to witness ... Read more...

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In Sabarimala, donkey can hope for better times


November 5th, 2010 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 5 (IANS) Thanks to the judiciary, donkeys which ferry tonnes of foodstuff to the hill shrine at Sabarimala in Kerala, often falling ill and becoming prey to wild ... Read more...

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Kerala to get fifth airport


September 2nd, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 2 (IANS) The Kerala government Thursday gave the nod to a proposed airport to be built at Aranmula in the state's Pathanamthitta district in which the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani ... Read more...

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Anil Ambani, Kokilaben on Sabarimala pilgrimage


February 13th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Feb 13 (IANS) Industrialist Anil Ambani and his mother Kokilaben arrived here Saturday evening on a one-day pilgrimage to the Sabarimala temple, police said. Ambani's party also includes two relatives and ... Read more...

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Sabarimala coffers register record collection


January 16th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sabarimala (Kerala) Jan 16 (IANS) The famed Hindu temple of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta district saw a record collection this season, crossing Rs.120 crore. "This time in terms of collection and ... Read more...

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Kerala tribals end 26-month-old stir


October 5th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 5 (IANS) Nearly 5,000 tribals on a protest for over two years at a rubber estate in Kerala's Pathanamthitta district demanding land, Monday called off their stir following assurance from ... Read more...

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Kerala police questioning suspects in Muthoot scion’s murder


August 23rd, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 23 (IANS) Kerala police Sunday said that several people were being questioned in connection with the murder of 32-year-old Paul M. George, the son of M.G. George Muthoot, a ... Read more...

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Apex court transfers Sabarimala issue to larger bench


March 7th, 2008 - 9:37 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday transferred to a larger bench a petition challenging the age-old tradition practiced by Kerala's Sabarimala Temple where women aged between 10 and 50 ... Read more...

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