Congress condemns Kerala incident, says BJP playing politics of polarisation

New Delhi , May 29

Condemning the act of its four youth wing members in publicly killing an ox in Kerala as part of protest against new cattle slaughter rules, the Congress on Monday slammed the BJP for trying to "regressively play politics of polarisation" and indulging in "doublespeak and deception".

Row over new cattle slaughter rules, government indicates rethink

New Delhi , May 29

A countrywide row over the new rules restricting the sale of cattle with Youth Congress activists in Kerala publicly killing an ox and the state's ruling Left Front holding over 300 "beef festivals" while West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee threatened legal measures against the "unconstitutional" provision seemed to force the government to rethink.

Slaughtering of calf in public shameful, provocative: Prasad

New Delhi , May 29

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday slammed the Congress after its youth wing leaders in Kerala publicly slaughtered an ox - as part of protests against new cattle slaughter rules - terming the incident "shameful" and "provocative".

Oommen Chandy welcomes probe into Vizhinjam port project

Thiruvananthapuram , May 29

Former chief minister and congress leader Oommen Chandy has welcomed a probe into the agreement the previous UDF government struck with the Gujarat-based Adani group for the construction of the Vizhinjam multipurpose deepwater seaport.

Bobbitised godman never harassed daughter: Victim's mother

Thiruvananthapuram , May 29

Ten days after a 54-year-old godman was bobbitised by a young woman, her mother in a letter to Kerala Police on Monday said the victim was not keeping in the best of mental health and the Swami had never harassed her as claimed by her daughter.