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In 2017, the Union home ministry had barred three NGOs associated with the church from accepting funds but the latest raids show fund flow continued from foreign countries in other names. (Videograb)

I-T raids at Kerala church, foreign funding rules violation suspected

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvanathapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 12:10 PM IST
The Believers’ Church runs a medical college and many other educational institutions in Kerala and other states. It also owns Cheruvally estate in Pathanamthitta district which has been identified as the location for the proposed Sabarimala airport.
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The Lord Ayyappa Temple in Kerala’s Sabarimala is seen in this file photo. The temple trust has said it will allow pilgrims to offer prayers from Saturday, the first day of Malayalam month of Thulam, till October 21.(PTI Photo)
The Lord Ayyappa Temple in Kerala’s Sabarimala is seen in this file photo. The temple trust has said it will allow pilgrims to offer prayers from Saturday, the first day of Malayalam month of Thulam, till October 21.(PTI Photo)

Kerala’s Sabarimala temple reopens: Covid-19 negative proof, online booking must for entry

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 11:48 AM IST
The Sabarimala temple, one of the richest in the country, was closed for devotees on March 18, days before the first national lockdown was enforced.
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Police said they received more than 100 complaints and their numbers will grow substantially as most of the investors are NRIs. (Videograb)
Police said they received more than 100 complaints and their numbers will grow substantially as most of the investors are NRIs. (Videograb)

Kerala finance firm goes bust, 2 directors detained while fleeing country

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 05:14 PM IST
Based on preliminary investigation findings, Pathanamthitta police superintendent KG Simon said that proprietors might have swindled around Rs 2,000 crore.
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Locals believe the priest was upset after a minor fire broke out on the premises of the church when some repair work was going on.(File photo)
Locals believe the priest was upset after a minor fire broke out on the premises of the church when some repair work was going on.(File photo)

Parish priest found dead inside a well in Kerala

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 02:23 PM IST
Last month, a 20-year-old nun was also found dead inside a well located near her convent.
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The TDB runs Sabarimala (in Pathanamthitta district) and thousand-odd other temples in south and central Kerala. The tantri is usually considered as the final word on all ritualistic matters.
The TDB runs Sabarimala (in Pathanamthitta district) and thousand-odd other temples in south and central Kerala. The tantri is usually considered as the final word on all ritualistic matters.

Sabarimala priest for postponing temple opening, cites rising Covid-19 cases

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 07:05 PM IST
The tantri said he has sent a letter to the TDB commissioner and spoke to TDB chairman N Vasu regarding the opening of the hill shrine.
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Police personnel mark a locality of Kaloor-Kathrikadavu as a Covid-19 hotspot, in Kochi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Police personnel mark a locality of Kaloor-Kathrikadavu as a Covid-19 hotspot, in Kochi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

After 45 days in hospital and 19 tests, Kerala woman finally free of Covid-19

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 01:58 PM IST
She was admitted to the hospital on March 10 after she came in contact with family members who returned from Italy and later turned to be super spreaders infecting eight others.
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A total of 1,29,751 people are under observation in the state including 1,29,021 in their homes and 730 in different hospitals.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A total of 1,29,751 people are under observation in the state including 1,29,021 in their homes and 730 in different hospitals.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Few new Covid-19 cases and more recoveries in Kerala, experts see light at the end of the tunnel

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 09:01 PM IST
Among the seven fresh cases, two are Nizamuddin-returned Tablighi Jamaat members, both from Malappuram. 17 of the 212 Jamaat members found to have attended the Delhi event have tested positive.
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Covid-19: Pathanamthitta Collector P B Nooh (white shirt) carrying rice and essentials to an isolated family due to the lockdown.(HT Photo/ Special arrangement)
Covid-19: Pathanamthitta Collector P B Nooh (white shirt) carrying rice and essentials to an isolated family due to the lockdown.(HT Photo/ Special arrangement)

Coronavirus in Kerala: How a young IAS officer helped Pathanamthitta fight Covid-19

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Kerala
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2020 07:43 PM IST
PB Nooh, who serves as the district collector of Pathanamthitta, raised an alarm with the state government after thousands of devotees congregated at Sabarimala to attend the monthly prayers that began March 13.
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Ration shopkeepers distribute free rice to people at a government ration shop during the Covid-19 lockdown, in Kochi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Ration shopkeepers distribute free rice to people at a government ration shop during the Covid-19 lockdown, in Kochi on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

At 93, Kerala man beats Covid-19; family shares secret behind his recovery

By Agencies | Hindustan Times, Pathanamthitta
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 02:10 PM IST
The secret behind his recovery from Covid-19 seems to be the healthy lifestyle the man has been leading, said Thomas Abraham’ grandson.
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Medical officers wearing protective gear outside the Special Isolation Ward for coronavirus patients at a government general hospital in Kochi.(ANI PHOTO.)
Medical officers wearing protective gear outside the Special Isolation Ward for coronavirus patients at a government general hospital in Kochi.(ANI PHOTO.)

3 fresh cases test positive for coronavirus in Kerala, confusion over Kottayam man’s death

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 09:06 PM IST
A man admitted to an isolation ward in Kottayam died on Friday but state health authorities said he had not tested positive and the exact cause of death will be known only after the final report from the National Institute of Virology in Pune.
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Women devotees wearing masks head to their homes after making offerings during the annual Pongala festival at the Attukal temple in Thiruvananthapuram, on March 9.(AP Photo)
Women devotees wearing masks head to their homes after making offerings during the annual Pongala festival at the Attukal temple in Thiruvananthapuram, on March 9.(AP Photo)

Kerala in shutdown mode as more coronavirus cases emerge

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 11:00 AM IST
Two years back, Kerala had successfully contained the nipah virus. The state’s health minister is confident that authorities will overcome coronavirus challenge too.
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Medical staff, wearing protective suits, dispose of medical waste as they exit the Special Isolation Ward set up to provide treatment to Covid-19 patients at Kochi Medical college in Kerala on February 8.(PTI photo)
Medical staff, wearing protective suits, dispose of medical waste as they exit the Special Isolation Ward set up to provide treatment to Covid-19 patients at Kochi Medical college in Kerala on February 8.(PTI photo)

Kerala on high alert after 5 fresh coronavirus cases

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 02:41 AM IST
Three of the five people in Pathanamthitta district had returned from Italy last month and two other relatives were infected after they came into contact with them.
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Five people from a family, including three who recently came back from Italy, tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala on Sunday.(Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Five people from a family, including three who recently came back from Italy, tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala on Sunday.(Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Amid new coronavirus cases, schools shut in Kerala district for 3 days

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 11:06 PM IST
Ten more samples have been sent for testing and 24x7 call centers opened in all districts. These measures were taken after a high-level meeting chaired by state Health Minister K K Shailaja.
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The important verdict came in the wake of some private schools in Pathanamthitta moving the court with a plea to restrain student politics.
The important verdict came in the wake of some private schools in Pathanamthitta moving the court with a plea to restrain student politics.

Kerala High Court bans all forms of agitations in schools, colleges

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 08:07 AM IST
The HC verdict has evoked sharp reactions from many student outfits and political parties which they said would affect students’ rights and their plan to carry out peaceful protests.
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A police personnel checks the age proof of women devotees to weed out women in the 10-50 age group at the Pamba base camp of Sabarimala Temple.(HT Photo)
A police personnel checks the age proof of women devotees to weed out women in the 10-50 age group at the Pamba base camp of Sabarimala Temple.(HT Photo)

With record earnings, it’s business as usual at Sabarimala hill shrine

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 07:02 PM IST
A loss of Rs 100 crore was recorded in the last pilgrimage season as thousands of devotees couldn’t trek to the temple as its path turned into a battleground for protestors, both supporting and opposing the Supreme Court’s decision to allow young women pilgrims into the shrine against its age-old tradition.
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A police officer checking documents of women devotees to verify their age. Woman seen in yellow sari was later forced to retreat as she is 42, the barred age group.(Photo: Vivek R Nair/ Hindustan Times)
A police officer checking documents of women devotees to verify their age. Woman seen in yellow sari was later forced to retreat as she is 42, the barred age group.(Photo: Vivek R Nair/ Hindustan Times)

Women turned back after Sabarimala shrine opens

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Pambha (Sabarimala base camp)
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 04:47 AM IST
The five women, part of a group of 18 travellers from Andhra Pradesh, were asked to go back from the base camp of Pambha in south Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district.
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A view of pilgrims at the Sabarimala Sannidhanam or the main temple complex in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala.(HT PHOTO.)
A view of pilgrims at the Sabarimala Sannidhanam or the main temple complex in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala.(HT PHOTO.)

Sabarimala devotees fear pilgrimage to shrine will not be trouble-free

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 07:30 PM IST
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.
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In the Lok Sabha election earlier this year, the ruling CPI(M) had fielded six legislators and the Congress three. While the CPI(M)’s five leaders bit dust, all three Congress leaders won.(HT image)
In the Lok Sabha election earlier this year, the ruling CPI(M) had fielded six legislators and the Congress three. While the CPI(M)’s five leaders bit dust, all three Congress leaders won.(HT image)

5 Kerala assembly seats to go to by-polls on October 21

By HT Correspondent | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 04:55 PM IST
The by-polls to these five seats will give enough indications about the way the state will turn in the assembly elections in 2021, political observers said.
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The BJP is hoping to make inroads into Kerala by exploiting popular sentiment against the Supreme Court order allowing women of menstruating age into the Sabarimala shrine.(Reuters File Photo)
The BJP is hoping to make inroads into Kerala by exploiting popular sentiment against the Supreme Court order allowing women of menstruating age into the Sabarimala shrine.(Reuters File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Did Sabarimala issue affect voter behaviour in Kerala?

By Vineet Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 08:48 AM IST
A parliamentary constituency (PC) wise analysis of voter turnout figures shows that Pathanamthitta, the PC where the Sabarimala shrine is located, registered the highest growth in voter turnout.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is garlanded by BJP members during the Yuva Morcha meet, at Thekkinkad Maidanam, in Thrissur, Kerala, India, on Sunday, January 27, 2019.(Photo by Vivek R Nair / Hindustan Times)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is garlanded by BJP members during the Yuva Morcha meet, at Thekkinkad Maidanam, in Thrissur, Kerala, India, on Sunday, January 27, 2019.(Photo by Vivek R Nair / Hindustan Times)

Suspense in Kerala BJP continues over Pathanamthitta seat

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 11:19 PM IST
Desperate to open an account in Kerala there was a scramble in BJP for Pathanamthitta seat and the party leadership kept the suspense alive by not naming the candidate in the constituency where the hill temple Sabarimala is situated.
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District Election Officers conducting an awareness campaign ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.(Samir Jana / HT photo)
District Election Officers conducting an awareness campaign ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.(Samir Jana / HT photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress seeks hat-trick in Pathanamthitta, Kerala

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 06:00 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 constituency watch of Pathanamthitta, Kerala: Sitting Congress MP Anto Antony, who won the 2009 and 2014 elections, has been fielded again this time.
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Kanakadurga, a mother of two, had angered her family after they said she kept them in the dark about her plan to trek to the temple.(PTI/File Photo)
Kanakadurga, a mother of two, had angered her family after they said she kept them in the dark about her plan to trek to the temple.(PTI/File Photo)

‘Must atone for sins’: Family of woman who made it to Sabarimala throws her out

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 04:41 PM IST
One of the two women, who became the first in menstruating age to offer prayers in centuries at the Sabarimala temple in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district, was sent to a government-run home on Tuesday after her in-laws refused to let her enter their house.
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Protesters forced two women in their 30s to turn back halfway from the hilltop shrine of Sabarimala in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta on Wednesday. (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Protesters forced two women in their 30s to turn back halfway from the hilltop shrine of Sabarimala in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta on Wednesday. (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Sabarimala tense after 2 women, dressed as men, try to enter shrine

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2019 02:52 PM IST
Reshma and Sanila, residents of Kannur, covered almost half of the 5.5-kilometre trek to the hilltop shrine but were intercepted by angry devotees in the morning. They used the lean time in the early hours to dodge protesters and started trekking at 5 am.
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Thousands thronged the temple town of Pandalam in Pathanamthitta district Saturday to witness the ‘Thiruvabharanam’ (sacred jewellery) procession.(AFP)
Thousands thronged the temple town of Pandalam in Pathanamthitta district Saturday to witness the ‘Thiruvabharanam’ (sacred jewellery) procession.(AFP)

Thousands throng temple town of Pandalam to witness ‘Thiruvabharanam’ procession

By Press Trust of India | Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2019 06:39 PM IST
The Thiruvabharanam was shifted from the strong room of Srambickal Palace in Pandalam to the adjoining Valiyakoickal temple, early in the morning for the devotees to have darshan.
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Lord Ayyappa devotees protesting against the entry of two women inside Sabarimala temple in New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Lord Ayyappa devotees protesting against the entry of two women inside Sabarimala temple in New Delhi(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Sabarimala row spills to Kerala streets, cops respond with Op Broken Window

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 10:45 PM IST
At least 250 people, including 38 policemen, were injured in violence, the authorities said, during the strike organised by the Sabarimala Karma Samiti, an umbrella group of Hindu groups, which was supported by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) observed a “black day.”
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Policemen chase away a protester during a protest against the entry of two women to the Sabarimala temple, in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.(PTI)
Policemen chase away a protester during a protest against the entry of two women to the Sabarimala temple, in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.(PTI)

Sabarimala temple row updates: Women should enter shrine openly, not secretly, says CPI leader

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2019 08:33 PM IST

Two women below the age of 50 have said they offered prayers at the Sabarimala temple in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district early on Wednesday, a claim denied by police.A high alert has been sounded throught the state, and the police have also tightened security. The women are the first to enter the Sabarimala temple after the Supreme Court in September last year allowed women of all ages to pray there breaking the centuries-old ban against those menstruating. Before them, no women between the age of 10 and 50 could enter the temple amid protests by devotees.  The women’s move prompted the temple officials to close its doors to ‘purify’ it. The temple reopened after an hour. :

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Sabarimala standoff Highlights: ‘Deliberate attempt of CM to destroy temple’, says BJP leader

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 09:35 PM IST

Tension prevailed at Pamba, the foothills of the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Kerala, on Sunday morning as a group of 11 women, below the age of 50 years, tried to trek the hilltop shrine, even as devotees protested against the move.Though they attempted to trek through the traditional forest path, about five kilometres from the temple complex, they could not go forward as devotees started ‘namajapa’ (chanting of hymns of the lord) protest against them.Women, in the age group of 10-50 years, are traditionally barred from entering the Sabarimala temple. But the Supreme Court, through its September 28 landmark verdict, lifted the curb and permitted women of all age groups to offer prayers at the temple.The women belong to the the Chennai-based Manithi outfit.Also Read: Sabarimala tense again as devotees block women’s group from reaching templeHere are the highlights:

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Though the women, part of an outfit called Maniti, arrived at Sabarimala with heavy police protection, the devotees converged in no time, blocking them at Pambha base camp.(PTI File Photo)
Though the women, part of an outfit called Maniti, arrived at Sabarimala with heavy police protection, the devotees converged in no time, blocking them at Pambha base camp.(PTI File Photo)

Sabarimala tense again as devotees prevent 11 women from reaching temple

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 09:12 AM IST
Sabarimala was on the boil again since early morning today as a group of women from Tamil Nadu attempted to reach the hill shrine. Angry protestors blocked the women, all reportedly below 50 years of age, leading to a tense stand-off.
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The Sabarimala issue sparked widespread protests across Kerala and the state witnessed three shutdowns in two months.(Reuters/File Photo)
The Sabarimala issue sparked widespread protests across Kerala and the state witnessed three shutdowns in two months.(Reuters/File Photo)

Narendra Modi, Amit Shah to boost BJP’s campaign in Kerala in backdrop of Sabarimala agitation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 12:41 AM IST
PM Modi will address his first rally in Kerala in Pathanamthitta, the district where Sabarimala is situated, on January 6, and another in Thrissur on January 27. Amit Shah will address a meeting in Palakkad on December 31 and another in either Kannur or Kozhokkode in January-end.
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The selection of Pathanamthitta as the venue for PM Modi’s public meeting assumes significance in the wake of the boiling Sabarimala women’s entry issue and the continuing protest of the BJP over it.(Reuters/File Photo)
The selection of Pathanamthitta as the venue for PM Modi’s public meeting assumes significance in the wake of the boiling Sabarimala women’s entry issue and the continuing protest of the BJP over it.(Reuters/File Photo)

PM Narendra Modi to address two public meetings in Kerala

By Press Trust of India | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 05:35 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi will address BJP workers at a public meeting in Pathanamthitta, the central Kerala district where the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple is located, on January 6. He will again visit the state on January 27 to inaugurate a conference of the BJYM in Thrissur.
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