Kerala News

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

Malappuram BJP candidate promises quality beef if elected
Ernakulam (Kerala) , Apr. 2 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader N. Sree Prakash, who is contesting the by-elections to Malappuram Lok Sabha seat, has said he will ensure that the slaughter houses in the district make available quality meat to all households and restaurants. Read Full Story

CRPF orders probe into mass food poisoning case in Kerala
New Delhi , Apr. 2 : Following the disturbing development of 400 jawans ending up in the hospital due to food poisoning in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has ordered a probe into the matter. Read Full Story

Kerala: Dodgy 'fish' meal lands 400 CRPF jawans in hospital
Thiruvananthapuram , Apr. 2 : In Kerala, at least 400 CRPF jawans posted at Pallipuram in Thiruvananthapuram fell ill due to suspected food poisoning yesterday evening. Read Full Story

Kerala: Four arrested for sexually assaulting minor
Ernakulum (Kerala) , Mar. 30 : In yet another shocking incident, a nine-year-old minor girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her close kin and locals. Read Full Story

Women activist demands counselling for Hassan
New Delhi , Mar 29 : Women activist Ranjana Kumari on Wednesday asserted that Congress leader M.M.Hassan should be sent for counselling under a medical practitioner who could enlighten the politician that there is nothing pure or impure in regard with menstruation. Read Full Story

M.M. Hassan should think before making such immature, regressive comments: BJP
Mumbai ,Mar 29 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday slammed Congress leader M.M. Hassan for his remarks against menstruating women and asked him to think before making such immature comments. Read Full Story

Congress steers clear of Hassan's 'menstruation' remark
New Delhi , Mar. 28 : The Congress on Tuesday termed party leader M.M. Hassan's remark on women as a personal view, making it clear that the party believes in equality. Read Full Story

M M Hassan's controversial remark suggests menstruation still taboo in India
By Onkareshwar Pandey, New Delhi , Mar.28 : Congress party leader M.M Hassan's shocking description of menstruation as being impure and women should not enter places of worship during that time, has once again brought the issue in public debate and that it is still considered taboo by a section of Indian society. Read Full Story

Women should not enter places of worship during menstruation: Congress leader
Trivandrum (Kerala) , Mar. 28 : In a shocking remark, Congress leader M.M Hassan has said menstruation is impure and women should not enter places of worship during that time. Read Full Story

Women should not enter places of worship during menstruation : Kerala Cong acting President
Thiruvanthapuram, Mar 28l : : Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee acting president M M Hassan has reportedly said that women should not enter any place of worship during menstruation, CNN-News 18 reported. Read Full Story

Kerala CM promises judicial inquiry against Saseendran
Trivandrum (Kerala) , Mar. 27 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said a judicial inquiry will be conducted on the allegations against former transport minister A.K. Saseendran. Read Full Story

Indian man assaulted by Australian teenagers in Hobart
Hobart [Australia], Mar. 27 : An Indian nursing student and a part-time taxi driver Li Max Joy was reportedly attacked by a group of teenagers in Hobart, Australia over the weekend. Read Full Story

Kerala Transport Minister resigns
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 26 : In a blow to the CPI(M) led Left Democratic Front (LDF) Government in Kerala, state Transport Minister A.K. Saseendran has resigned after his alleged sexually explicit telephonic conversation with a woman was exposed by a TV channel. Read Full Story

Kerala Minister resigned because he was guilty: BJP
New Delhi , March 27 : A day after Kerala Transport Minister A. K. Saseendran resigned from his post over obscene audio, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that the former resignation indicated that he was guilty. Read Full Story

Kerala Transport Minister resigns over sexual harassment charges
Trivandrum (Kerala) , Mar. 26 : Kerala Transport Minister A.K. Saseendran on Sunday resigned following charges of sexual harassment. Read Full Story

BJP pulls up Kerala Govt. over state-sponsored violence
New Delhi , Mar. 25 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday pulled up the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan-led CPI (M) Government over state-sponsored violence initiated to eradicate the political rivalry. Read Full Story

RSS pulls up Yechury, says Kerala is on 'path of saffronisation'
New Delhi , Mar. 24 : The Rashtriya Swayam Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday hit back at CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury over his assertion that the saffron brigade is desperately trying to expand its base in Kerala through violent means and said the Left would be marginalised as the state is on the path of saffronisation. Read Full Story

Kerala: 12-year-old boy becomes 'Youngest Father'
Kochi (Kerala) , Mar 24 : A shocking incident has come to light wherein it has been found that a 12-year-old boy has become the youngest father. Read Full Story

RSS criticises Kerala and West Bengal governments at party's annual meet
Coimbatore, Mar 21 : Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) lashed out at the ruling CPI-M led government in Kerala and the TMC in West Bengal during the party's annual general body meeting in Coimbatore, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Indian-origin priest attacked in Australia, Sushma raises concern
New Delhi, Mar 20 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday raised her voice against the attempt on the life of a church priest of Indian origin Father Tomy Mathew in Australia by a citizen of Italian origin. Read Full Story

Make sure sewer water does not enter temple: SC asks Kerala water authority
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Mar. 20 : The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Kerala water authority to ensure that the sewer water does not enter Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Read Full Story

Indian Catholic priest stabbed in Melbourne church in apparent hate crime
Melbourne [Australia], Mar. 20 : In an apparent hate crime, an Indian Catholic priest was attacked by a 72-year-old man while leading the Sunday mass in a Melbourne church, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Kerala: Grandfather arrested for raping minor
Kollam (Kerala) , Mar. 20 : The Kerala Police has arrested a grandfather for raping his minor granddaughter and abetting her to commit suicide in Kerala's Kollam. Read Full Story

Kerala catholic priest and two nuns arrested for protecting rape accused fellow priest
Kannaur, Kerala, Mar 17 : : A catholic priest and two nuns accused of shielding a fellow priest accused of raping a minor girl surrendered to the police in Kerala's Kottiyoor on Friday, NDTV reported. Read Full Story

Priest, nuns accused of covering up Kannur rape case surrender
Kannur (Kerala) , Mar. 17 : Days after the arrest of Father Robin Vadakkumcherry in connection with the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl, the priest and nuns accused of covering up the matter surrendered before the police on Friday. Read Full Story

Kerala: Court holds UP native guilty of Parampuzha triple murder case
Kottayam (Kerala) , Mar. 14 : A court in Kerala's Kottayam district on Tuesday found Narendra Kumar, a native of Uttar Pradesh, guilty of murdering three family members in Parampuzha in 2015. Read Full Story

KPCC president VM Sudheeran resigns on health grounds
New Delhi , Mar.10 : V.M. Sudheeran resigned as Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president on health grounds on Friday. Read Full Story

Government should stop 'goondaism', take strict action: Congress
Trivandrum (Kerala) , Mar. 9 : Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Thursday criticized the Shiv Sena and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for not taking strict action against those involved in moral policing in Kochi this week. Read Full Story

Won't allow 'goondaism' in Kerala: Vijayan on Kochi incident
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) Mar. 9 : Condemning the attack on couples in Kochi on Wednesday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said that he would not allow "goondaism" in his state, adding police sticks should be used against such people. Read Full Story

Kochi park assault: Kerala CM pulls up Oppn
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Mar. 9 : The unruly incident in Kochi involving the Shiv Sena activists took the Kerala Assembly by storm on Thursday with the MLAs of the ruling LDF and the Opposition UDF slamming each other over the issue. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena activists threaten couples at Kochi's Marine Drive
Kochi (Kerala) , Mar. 9 : In an alleged incident of moral policing, the Shiv Sena activists threatened couples sitting at Kochi's Marine Drive last evening. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena activists threaten couples at Kochi's Marine Drive
Kochi (Kerala) , Mar. 9 : In an alleged incident of moral policing, the Shiv Sena activists threatened couples sitting at Kochi's Marine Drive last evening. Read Full Story

Kerala: BJP's Kannur Mandal vice-president attacked by bike-borne assailants
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Mar. 9 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kannur Mandal vice-president Sushil was attacked by bike-borne assailants last night. Read Full Story

Mindset of people needs change: KCW chairperson
New Delhi , Mar.7 : Kerala Women's Commission chairperson K Rosakutty has condemned the appalling case of minor girls of an orphanage being raped in Kerala. Read Full Story

Kerala's nursing college students protest alleging mistreatment
Kollam (Kerala) , Mar. 7 : The students of Upasana College of Nursing on Tuesday staged a protest in Kerala's Kollam district against college authorities, alleging mistreatment. Read Full Story

Kerala: Five detained for molesting minor girls
Wayanad (Kerala) , Mar. 7 : The Kerala Police have detained as many as five people and registered a case against them for allegedly molesting six minor girls from an orphanage in Wayanad. Read Full Story

Kerala: Lurking Threat
On January 15, 2017, Security Forces (SFs) in Kerala warned that the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) was planning a coordinated movement of its urban and rural forces to strengthen its activities in India's southern States, mainly in Kerala. Read Full Story

BJP hints at mass movement, says CPI (M) in Kerala has become 'intolerant'
Thiruvananthapuram/ New Delhi , Mar. 5 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday alleged that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Kerala has become intolerant and announced to organise a mass movement against the recent violence in the state. Read Full Story

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