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Kerala one of the largest state located in the southern party of India the state has 600km shoreline of Arabian Sea better known for its palm beaches, tea plantation and tourism. The citizen are known as karelian, Malayalam is the local language of the Kerala.

The state is further divided into fourteen districts all surrounded with the high hilly areas, valleys and deep cut slopes the coastal belt of the state is almost flat along with the cultivation of tea, paddy fields and coconut trees are grown in large amount.

Kerala also has the largest film industry which is recognized as Mollywood or Malayalam film industry. India’s first 3d movie was also created in the Malayalam film industry. Onam is a big festival celebrated in the state and it is celebrated as the national festival.

Fresh clashes in deadly India- Kerala temple dispute

Clashes erupted between Hindu hardliners and police in the southern state of Kerala for a second day Thursday, after two women defied traditionalists to enter one of India's holiest temples. Violence across Kerala on Wednesday left one person dead and 15 injured after news spread that the two women, escorted by police and dressed in black, had sneaked into the Sabarimala temple and prayed before dawn. This was the first time that women of menstruating age -- deemed as those aged between 10 and 50 -- had set foot in the…

Two women defy centuries-old ban by entering Indian temple

KOCHI/NEW DELHI: Two women defied a centuries-old ban on entering a Hindu temple in Kerala in the early hours of Wednesday, the state’s chief minister said, raising fears of a backlash from conservative Hindu groups. The women, reported by ANI to be in their 40s, entered the premises of the Sabarimala hill temple, defying local tradition that bars women of menstruating age - between the ages of 10 and 50. #WATCH Two women devotees Bindu and Kanakdurga entered & offered prayers at Kerala's #SabarimalaTemple at…

Pope relieves accused Indian bishop of duty: church officials

NEW DELHI: Pope Francis has relieved from duty an Indian bishop accused by a nun of raping her, local church officials said Thursday, in a high-profile abuse case that sparked protests by clergy angry at police inaction. Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has rejected the accusations, had written to the pope requesting he be temporarily relieved of his duties while an investigation was underway. "Having considered all circumstances the Holy Father has accepted the request of Bishop Mulakkal," the Catholic Bishops Conference…

Bishop accused of raping Kerala nun steps aside as arrest calls grow

KOCHI, India: An Indian Catholic bishop accused of raping a nun has written to the Vatican asking to step down as protests grow in Kerala for him to be arrested. “Bishop Franco Mulakkal wrote a letter to Holy Father Pope Francis expressing his desire to step aside temporarily and requested to be relieved from the administration of the Diocese,” the Diocese of Jalandhar, which he heads, said in a release issued over the weekend. Kerala police have called Mulakkal for a new round of questioning on Wednesday. The bishop…

‘Snake alert’ issued in India’s flood-hit Kerala

NEW DELHI: Hospitals are readying anti-venom and flood victims returning home in the Indian state of Kerala have been told to stay alert as receding waters leave behind a glut of snakes. Local media reports warned that snakes may be "hiding in cupboards" or under carpets, among clothes or inside washing machines in homes previously submerged by floods that have devastated parts of the southern state. "Snakes are spotted at many flood-hit homes and alerts have been issued to exercise caution when returning home," Kerala…

PM Imran offers India humanitarian assistance for flood-stricken Kerala state

ISLAMABAD: Expressing grief over the loss of lives in floods in the Indian state of Kerala, Prime Minister Imran Khan has offered the neighbouring country to provide humanitarian assistance. "On behalf of the people of Pakistan, we extend our prayers and best wishes to those who have been devastated by the floods in Kerala, India," he said in a tweet message. He offered to provide any humanitarian assistance that may be needed. The devastating floods in Kerala have left over 400 dead in a fortnight and displaced one…

Flood-stricken Kerala angry after India rejects UAE $100m offer

NEW DELHI: Leaders of flood-stricken Kerala state angrily hit out at India's national government Thursday for rejecting a $100 million aid offer from the United Arab Emirates as more people entered relief camps to escape the devastation. More than 1.3 million people have now packed into temporary camps even though the floods, which have left at least 420 dead and missing, are fast receding. The New Delhi government infuriated the Kerala administration by rejecting the cash offer from the wealthy Gulf state. Kerala's…