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Thursday, Jan 23, 2020
Ramesh Babu

Ramesh Babu


Ramesh Babu is HT’s bureau chief in Kerala, with about three decades of experience in journalism.

articles by Ramesh Babu (1349 results)
Nov 16, 2019 13:52
Police personnel sought proof of age as some elderly women began the trek amid a heavy rush of devotees in the base camp of Pambha, which is 5km away from the temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. read more
Nov 16, 2019 08:13
The seven-judge bench will re-examine the Sabarimala issue as well as that related to the entry of women in mosques, the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) among Dawoodi Bohras and the denial of access to fire temples for Parsi women, who marry... read more
Nov 16, 2019 00:15
State temple affairs minister Kadakampally Surendran said the government will not give protection to women activists and they should get a court order if they still wanted to visit the shrine. read more
Nov 15, 2019 12:08
Activist and Bhoomata Brigade leader Trupti Desai has announced her plan to visit the Sabarimala temple on the first day of the three-month pilgrimage season beginning on Saturday. read more
Nov 15, 2019 01:27
On September 28, 2018, the Supreme Court opened the Sabarimala temple’s doors to women of all ages and overturned a decades-old ban, in a move that sparked protests by traditionalists who say women of menstruating age cannot enter the temple because... read more
Nov 14, 2019 19:30
Most residents of Pathanamthitta district where the famous temple is located share the traders’ anxiety that peace will be shattered if women enter Sabarimala again. read more
Nov 14, 2019 03:13
Traditionalists maintain that women of childbearing age should not be allowed inside Kerala’s Sabarimala temple because the presiding deity, Lord Ayyappan, is celibate. read more
Nov 13, 2019 13:50
On September 38, 2018, the Supreme Court lifted the ban on entry of women at the temple and held that the practice illegal and unconstitutional. read more
Nov 13, 2019 11:58
A five-judge bench of the court, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, had in Feburary this reserved its verdict on pleas challenging its ruling on Sabarimala. read more
Nov 12, 2019 18:08
Kerala had witnessed large-scale violence and five shutdowns last year when the CPI(M)-led state government tried to implement the verdict. At least 50,000 protestors were booked which also affected footfall and revenue of the temple frequented by 20... read more
Nov 11, 2019 18:12
Once grand and sprawling, the house itself lies dilapidated today, with a rusted lock holding the front doors shut, kitchen utensils strewn across the verandah, cobwebs hanging from the pillars, and tall shrubs obscuring the courtyard. read more
Nov 07, 2019 19:00
Soon after the birth of the children, the father renamed the house, “Pancha Ratnam” (five jewels). The children were stars in many ways. But it was never easy. Their father struggled to get them similar dress, bag, umbrella and the like. read more
Nov 04, 2019 19:21
Under fire from the opposition Congress and constituents of his Left Front government, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan defended the police action but conceded that the government will examine the issue of charging the two men under the UAPA. read more
Oct 30, 2019 18:07
An RTI query filed by a software engineer from Kochi has revealed that Kerala Power Minister and senior CPI-M leader M M Mani’s official car had tyre changes 34 times in 30 months. read more
Oct 27, 2019 20:00
A local court in Palakkad on Saturday acquitted the four accused in the case citing that prosecution was not able to prove the involvement of the accused in the case. read more