Shankar Raj is a senior journalist with more than 30 years experience, mostly with The Indian Express and The New Indian Express. He was the Editor for Karnataka and Kerala editions of The New Indian Express, and former Managing Editor of the Nyusu Digital Media P Ltd. Bengaluru.
Having burnt its fingers last year, the CPM led Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala has indicated that it will not side with any woman trying to go the shrine during the current pilgrim season starting November 16.
Cracks appeared in the BJP in Karnataka as 16 of the disqualified MLAs joined the saffron brigade. Surprisingly, Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwathnarayan stayed away from the grand function put up to induct the legislators into the party.