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

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.
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.)
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent

Ahead of Sabarimala Temple’s opening, security arrangements tightened in Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta District Collector PB Nooh said that all basic necessities such as toilets, water kiosks and medical emergency centres are in place.
**BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE** Sabarimala: Lord Ayyappa Temple, in Sabarimala, Kerala, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The Supreme Court today said restrictions on women in religious places was not limited to Sabarimala alone and was prevalent in other religions as well as it referred all review pleas to a larger seven-judge bench. (PTI Photo)(PTI11_14_2019_000091B)(PTI)
**BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE** Sabarimala: Lord Ayyappa Temple, in Sabarimala, Kerala, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The Supreme Court today said restrictions on women in religious places was not limited to Sabarimala alone and was prevalent in other religions as well as it referred all review pleas to a larger seven-judge bench. (PTI Photo)(PTI11_14_2019_000091B)(PTI)
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 10:41 PM IST
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Sabarimala devotees fear pilgrimage to shrine will not be trouble-free

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.
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.)
Updated on Nov 14, 2019 07:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 02:52 PM IST
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Sabarimala standoff Highlights: ‘Deliberate attempt of CM to destroy temple’, says BJP leader

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:

Updated on Dec 23, 2018 09:35 PM IST
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‘Why 15,000 cops?’ HC raps Kerala government on ‘high-handedness’ at Sabarimala

Kerala high court on Monday questioned the state government’s action against devotees at the Sabarimala temple in the state’s Pathanamthitta district, asking its top law officer to appear before it.
Police personnel detain the devotees who were staging 'Namajapa' protest against the police restrictions at Sannidhanam, in Sabarimala.(PTI Photo)
Police personnel detain the devotees who were staging 'Namajapa' protest against the police restrictions at Sannidhanam, in Sabarimala.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 02:25 PM IST
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Sabarimala | By Ramesh Babu

Kerala slowly picks up pieces after devastating floods

One way to understand the scale of devastation that Kerala has faced is to look at the numbers.
Pathanamthitta, India – September 05, 2018: Thankamma, a 68-year-old cancer patient at Attathodu village in Ranni Block of Pathanamthitta District of Kerala, India on Wednesday, September 05, 2018.(HT Photo)
Pathanamthitta, India – September 05, 2018: Thankamma, a 68-year-old cancer patient at Attathodu village in Ranni Block of Pathanamthitta District of Kerala, India on Wednesday, September 05, 2018.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2018 07:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pathanamthitta | By Dhamini Ratnam
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