Kerala

HC ban defied? ‘Chooral muriyal’ ritual with young boys performed at Kerala temple

The ‘Chooral muriyal’ involves ‘adopting’ poor boys and then symbolically offering them to god.

Kerala puts a smile on the faces of the elderly with free tooth replacement surgeries

The ‘Mandahasam’ programme was started to eliminate nutritional deficiency seen in the elderly who can’t chew their food.

Kerala’s all-women collective Kudambashree is now selling its goods online

The website has signed an MoU with the Postal Department to ensure the delivery of the goods bought online.

20 years a slave: Tribal woman forced into bonded labour rescued from Kodagu

33-year-old Shylaja* was not given even minimum wages and was not allowed any freedom.

SC posts Hadiya hearing to March 8 as dad’s lawyer introduces ‘vulnerability’ argument

The SC observed that vulnerability is subjective and wondered if the court can intervene and annul a marriage in such a case.

Vizhinjam project: Kerala HC issues notice to Gautam Adani over plea for CBI probe

The petition has been filed by MK Salim of Kollam, who has also sought a court-monitored probe.

'Fight is finished': 'S Durga' filmmaker relieved as CBFC clears film without any cuts

The eight member Revising Committee cleared the film after the team complied with their requirements.

This Kerala panchayat won’t give marriage certificate unless you have a green wedding

In Kolayadu grama panchayat, in Kannur district, you will not get a marriage certificate if the wedding uses plastic items.

Man jumps into lion’s enclosure at Kerala zoo, gets rescued in the nick of time

Murugan, who was on all fours and crawling fast inside the enclosure, was stopped by security officials, who pulled him out of harm’s way quickly.

Kerala High Court stops temple from conducting controversial ritual ‘Chooral Muriyal’

Chooral Muriyal is a ritual where a thin golden twine is inserted through a boy’s skin near the waist, just beneath the surface level, and is then tied to his neck.