Kerala News

Suhaib Pottanikkal, 17 others in contact with Indian Mujahideen: Ahmedabad Police
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) May 24 : Following the arrest of Suhaib Pottanikkal, an accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case, Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP) Crime Branch in Ahmedabad, K.J Bhatt, on Wednesday said all of the 18 absconding accused were in contact with the Indian Mujahideen (IM) and spreading its network. Read Full Story

Ahmedabad serial blasts accused nabbed from Kerala
Trivandrum (Kerala) , May 24 : Suhaib Pottanikkal, accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case was arrested by the Crime Branch from Kerala on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Kerala: Congress goes on strike after fisherman killed by stray dogs
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , May 22 : The state Congress on Monday observed a strike in Trivandrum's Pulluvila, where a 50-year-old fisherman was killed by a pack of stray dogs. Read Full Story

Kerala stray dog menace: 50-year-old fisherman mauled to death
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , May 22 : In yet another incident of fatal stray dog attack in Kerala, a 50-year-old fisherman was succumbed to his injuries after being mauled by a pack of stray dogs in Trivandrum's Pulluvila. Read Full Story

Woman castrates 'rapist': Victim should have approached police, says Tharoor
New Delhi , May 21 : After a 23-year-old law student in Kerala chopped off the genitals of a godman who had allegedly been molesting her for the last six years, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said that she should have approached the police instead of taking the law into her own hands. Read Full Story

BJP urges strict action against castrated rapist in Kerala
Mumbai/ Kolkata (Maharashtra/ West Bengal), May 21 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded strict action against the accused rapist, who got his genitals chopped off by a woman in Pettah, Kerala. Read Full Story

Kerala Govt. should pardon student who castrated rapist: Congress
Trivandrum (Kerala), May 21 : The Congress today welcomed the brave act of pure self defence where a woman cut off a man's genitals after he allegedly tried to rape her, and demanded that the government pardon her. Read Full Story

Kerala: Naval cadet's suicide note alleges harassment by seniors
Kannur (Kerala) , May 20 : Two days after the death of Gudeppa Sooraj, a 26-year-old cadet from the Indian Naval Academy (INA) in Kannur district of Kerala, the police on Saturday recovered a suicide note alleging harassment by two senior cadets. Read Full Story

Alarming rise in dengue cases in Trivandrum
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , May 20 : The president of Indian Medical Association Thiruvananthapuram dristrict, Dr. John Paniker on Saturday said the increase in Aedes Mosquito is the reason for the rise in dengue cases in the city. Read Full Story

Kerala CM lauds woman's 'courageous step' of castrating rapist
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , May 20 : Applauding the woman's step of chopping off man's genitals for allegedly trying to rape her, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said it is a courageous step. Read Full Story

Kerala: Woman cuts off man's genitals for trying to rape her
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , May 20 : In a brave act of pure self defence, a woman cut off a man's genitals after he allegedly tried to rape her at Pettah. Read Full Story

Southern Naval orders inquiry in Cadet Gudeppa Sooraj's death
Ezhimala (Kerala) , May 18 : The Southern Naval Command has ordered an inquiry into the death of Cadet Gudeppa Sooraj, who was found in an unconscious and unresponsive state on the floor of Academic wing of the Academy by a duty sailor instructor earlier on Wednesday. Read Full Story

CBI to probe Kalabhavan Mani's death
Thrissur (Kerala) , May 18 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday decided to investigate the death of actor Kalabhavan Mani, following the order given by Kerala High Court. Read Full Story

Demonetisation deaths: Kerala govt announces ex-gratia for victims' families
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), May 18 : The Kerala government has decided to give Rs two lakh each to the families of four persons, who died because of exhaustion from standing in extremely long queues at the ATMs and banks to exchange the demonetised notes. Read Full Story

Kerala NEET shocker: NHRC issues notice to CBSE chairman
New Delhi , May 17 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday pulled up the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in connection with the alleged harassment of students during the National Eligibility/Entrance Test on May 7 in Kannur, Kerala. Read Full Story

Left trying to curb BJP support in Kerala: Amit Shah
Kochi (Kerala), May 16 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Tuesday strongly criticised the Kerala Government over the rampant political killings in the state especially those of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers. Read Full Story

Menace of 'WannaCry Ransomware' hits Bengal, Kerala
West Midnapur (West Bengal) , May 15 : With the world taken by storm by a malicious software that has locked people out of their computers, 'WannaCry' is without doubt the biggest ransomware attack the world has ever seen and is also being reported in some parts of India. Read Full Story

CPI (M) uses murder to destroy political opponents: RSS
New Delhi , May 13 : The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh condemned the murder of an RSS worker in Kannur, Kerala on Saturday and the murder politics of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Read Full Story

BJP unit in Kerala condemns hacking of its worker
Trivandrum (Kerala) , May 13 : BJP MLA O. Rajagopal condemned the recent hacking of a young BJP worker in kannur. Read Full Story

BJP accuses Kerala Govt. of unleashing violence
Trivandrum (Kerala) , May 13 : Condemning the rising political killings in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State President, K. Rajasekharan accused the Pinarayi Vijayan-led state government of unleashing violence in the state to silence the opposition. Read Full Story

Kerala Tourism receives HolidayIQ Better Holiday Award for "India's favourite Waterfront Destination"
New Delhi , May 12 : Kerala Tourism was voted as 'India's favourite Waterfront Destination' for Alleppey by the HolidayIQ Better Holiday Awards. Read Full Story

Kerala: RSS worker hacked to death in Kannur
Kannur (Kerala) , May 12 : A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker was hacked to death on Friday near Payyannur in Kerala's Kannur. Read Full Story

Kerala: Imprisonment until death for serial rapist pastor
Thrissur (Kerala) , May 12 : A pastor in the Salvation Army church was sentenced to life imprisonment until death by the Thrissur special court on Friday for raping multiple times a 13-year old girl since 2014. Read Full Story

CBSE issues clarification on Kannur incident
Kannur (Kerala) , May 9 : The Central Board of Secondary Education on Tuesday issued a clarification on the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test conducted on 7th May in Kannur. Read Full Story

I have nothing to hide: Tharoor on Sunanda Pushkar murder
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , May 9 : Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday targeted media for its reportage in the murder of his wife Sunanda Pushkar case and asserted that he had nothing to hide in the matter. Read Full Story

Kerala NEET shocker: Four teachers suspended for asking students to remove undergarments
Kannur , May 9 : The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has suspended four teachers for violating rights as female candidates appearing for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test center in north Kerala's Kannur district were asked to strip off innerwear to abide by the dress code. Read Full Story

Politicos demand investigation into Kerala NEET exam incident
Trivandrum (Kerala)/New Delhi , May 9 : The authorities allegedly forcing a girl to remove the button of her jeans and another to remove her bra in a bid to 'stop cheating and irregularities' in one of the centres where the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) exam was conducted in Kerala has invited the ire of many politicians across the country. Read Full Story

Senkumar's reinstatement: SC to continue hearing today
New Delhi (India), May 9 : The Supreme Court will today continue the hearing on the case in connection with the reinstatement of former Kerala Director General of Police (DGP) T.P. Senkumar. Read Full Story

Father of NEET candidate says girls were subjected to torture
Kannur (Kerala) , May 8 : The father of a girl who was forced to change her jeans due to the bizarre norms at an exam centre for the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) said that the girls were subjected to torture with the norms. Read Full Story

Kerala Govt. issues order to reinstate Senkumar as DGP
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , May 6 : The Kerala Government on Saturday issued an order to reinstate T. P. Senkumar as the Director General of Police (DGP). Read Full Story

Kerala CM clears file to reinstate T. P. Senkumar
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , May 5 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday cleared the file to reinstate T. P. Senkumar as state Director General of Police (DGP). Read Full Story

Kerala Law Minister says govt. will work according to SC's spirit
New Delhi , May 5 : Kerala Law Minister A. K. Balan on Friday said the government will work according to the Supreme Court's spirit in connection with the contempt notice to state Chief Secretary for not reinstating T.P. Senkumar as state Director General of Police (DGP). Read Full Story

Kerala: Thrissur Pooram celebrations begin in all its glory
Thrissur (Kerala) May 5 : Kerala began the celebrations of one of its most prominent festivals, Thrissur Pooram. Read Full Story

SC issues notice to Kerala Govt. over not reinstating ex-DGP Senkumar
New Delhi , May 5 : The Supreme Court on Friday issued contempt notice to Kerala's Chief Secretary for not reinstating T.P. Senkumar as state Director General of Police (DGP). Read Full Story

Kerala Govt. files petition against reinstatement of ex-DGP Senkumar
New Delhi , May 3 : The Kerala government on Wednesday filed a modification petition before the Supreme Court seeking clarification on its order to reinstate T.P. Senkumar as the state police chief. Read Full Story

Kerala: One-day sports meet held for transgender athletes
Thiruvnanthapuram (Kerala),, Apr 29,: In a bid to promote equality for the transgender community in the state, a one-day athletic meet was organized by the state government in Kerala on Friday. Read Full Story

Kerala organises first ever transgender athletic meet
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Apr 28 : Kerala on Friday organised the country's first transgender one-day athletic meet here in which 132 participants from 12 districts participated. Read Full Story

Soumya murder case: SC dismisses Kerala Govt.'s curative petition
New Delhi , April 28 : A six-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India J. S. Khehar on Friday dismissed the curative petition filed by the Government of Kerala in the Soumya rape and murder case. Read Full Story

Kerala CM vehicle not to have red beacon
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Apr 26 : The Kerala cabinet on Wednesday decided to remove the red beacon from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's vehicle and other government owned vehicles too. Read Full Story

Kerala: NGT registers suo motu case over land encroachment
Idukki (Kerala) Apr 26 : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday registered a suo motu case over massive land encroachment in Kerala's Munnar Hills. Read Full Story

Honey trap case: Conditional bail granted to Mangalam CEO
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Apr 25 : The Kerala High Court on Tuesday granted conditional bail to Mangalam channel CEO Ajith Kumar and reporter R. Jayachandran in connection with a honey trap case. Read Full Story

Amid oppn protest, Kerala Minister Mani says 'didn't insult women'
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) Apr 25 : After being cornered by a united Opposition in the Kerala Assembly over his alleged anti-women remarks, Electricity Minister M.M. Mani on Tuesday cried foul and said that he didn't insult women. Read Full Story

Kerala: This incredible radio project aims to ensure safety of fishermen
London [U.K.], Apr. 25 : It is a well known fact that fishermen live an extremely dangerous life and that risking themselves on a daily basis is routine for them, which is why a collaborative project that grew out of a competition at the University of Sussex, has created a special initiative in order to safeguard the lives of these fishermen. Read Full Story

Will legally comply with SC's order on Kerala DGP: Vijayan
Kannur (Kerala) , April 24 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said the government would comply with the Supreme Court's decision which ordered the reinstatement of former Director General of Police (DGP) T.P. Senkumar who was transferred "arbitrarily". Read Full Story

SC reinstates Kerala DGP T.P. Senkumar
New Delhi , Apr 24 : The Supreme Court on Monday directed the reinstatement of former Director General of Police (DGP) T.P. Senkumar after noting he was removed from the post arbitrarily. Read Full Story

BJP raps Power Minister, backs 'courageous' Devikulam Sub-Collector
Kochi (Kerala) , Apr 23 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday took on Kerala Power Minister M.M. Mani for his derogatory remark directed at Devikulam Sub-Collector Sriram Venkitaraman and said that the people are behind the 'courageous' officer, who has been heading the anti-encroachment drive in Idukki district. Read Full Story

Kerala: Malappuram Lok Sabha bypoll counting underway
Malappuram (Kerala) , Apr. 17 : The counting of votes polled in the April 12 Malappuram Lok Sabha bypoll in Kerala is currently underway amid tight security. Read Full Story

ISIS youth from Kerala killed in U.S. MOAB bombing
New Delhi , Apr. 14 : One of the 21 missing Kerala youth, who was later found to have joined the ISIS, was killed in the mega airstrike conducted by the United States in the Achin district of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. Read Full Story

Kerala HC ordered CBI probe into Kalabhavan Mani death case
Kochi, (Kerala) , Apr. 12 : The Kerala high court on Wednesday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the death of actor Kalabhavan Mani. Read Full Story

Kerala: Malappuram by-poll begins, early voters throng booths
New Delhi , Apr. 12 : Over 13 lakh voters are expected to cast their vote in the by-poll to the Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala, for which the polling began on Wednesday morning. Read Full Story

Jishnu Pranoy death case: Kerala HC grants anticipatory bail to two accused
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Apr. 11 : The Kerala High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to two of the accused in the death case of engineering student Jishnu Pranoy. Read Full Story

Kerala: Schools refusing to teach Malayalam will face legal action
Thiruvananthapuram [Kerala], Apr.11 : Kerala Governor Palanisamy Sathasivam on Tuesday signed an ordinance that makes it mandatory in all schools across the state including CBSE, ICSE, self-financing, aided, un-aided and government schools to teach Malayalam. Read Full Story

Kerala: 75-year-old man mauled to death by stray dogs in Attingal
Trivandrum (Kerala) Apr. 8 : A 75-year-old man was found dead after being allegedly attacked by a pack of stray dogs in Kerala's Attingal. Read Full Story

Kerala: BMS activist dies in police custody, BJP calls for strike
Kasargod (Kerala) , Apr.8 : A Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) activist Sandeep died in police custody after he was taken by the police for drinking liquor in a public place on Friday. Read Full Story

Saseendran sting: Mangalam TV CEO sent to police custody
Trivandrum (Kerala) , Apr. 07 : A court in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday remanded Mangalam TV CEO Ajith Kumar and chief reporter Jayachandran to three-day police custody on charges of airing a purported audio tape of alleged sexual harassment, which led to the resignation of Kerala Transport Minister A. K. Saseendran. Read Full Story

Kerala: UDF, BJP call for 'bandh' for manhandling Jishnu Pranoy's mother
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Apr. 6 : The Congress led-United Democratic Front (UDF) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have called for a 'Bandh' on Thursday to protest against the manhandling and arrest of Jishnu Pranoy's mother. Read Full Story

Bengaluru court agrees to hear Oomen Chandy on solar scam
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Apr. 5 : Former Kerala chief minister Oomen Chandy has been given permission by a civil court in Bengaluru to present his views with regard to the solar scam case on June 1. Read Full Story

Mangalam T.V. journalists surrender over sex track with former Kerala minister
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Apr. 4 : Eight journalists of Kerala's Mangalam channel on Tuesday surrendered over the issue of sex track with former Kerala transport minister A.K. Saseendran in front of the investigation team. Read Full Story

Kerala: CBI arrests IT Inspector for accepting Rs. five lakh bribe
Ernakulam (Kerala) , April 3 : The anti-corruption wing of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday arrested an inspector of the Income Tax Department while accepting a bribe of Rs. five lakh. Read Full Story

Kerala: 21-year-old girl arrested for sexually assaulting minor
Kottayam (Kerala) , Apr. 3 : A 21 year old girl was arrested under the Prevention of Children against Sexual Offence act (POCSO) for staying with her minor lover at his house in Kottayam district of Kerala. Read Full Story

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