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Kerala: Kannur bandh after BJP leader is hacked to death
Kannur, Jan 19: The Bharatiya Janata Party has called for a strike at Kannur in Kerala after one of its workers was hacked to death. The BJP alleges that the CPM was behind the murder. On Wednesday, MC Santhosh was hacked to death at 11pm at Dharmadom.
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:09:00 GMT

Kerala CM Pinarayi\'s simplicity stumps Actor Suriya
ETHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has a new admirer in Tamil cine star Suriya, who, it seems, has been awestruck by the Kerala CM?s ?simple and unassuming demeanour.? The Singam actor revealed this while interacting with the media ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:22:00 GMT

\'GST will benefit Kerala with at least 20% tax revenue increase\'
"GST, which is a destination based tax, will increase the tax revenue of a consumer state like Kerala and also will make business more transparent. The new tax system would also end corruption to a great extent," he told reporters here.
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:02:00 GMT

Kerala BJP man hacked to death in Kannur, party calls for dawn-to-dusk hartal
In the latest in the series of unending political violence that has claimed many lives in Kerala, a BJP worker from Kannur was hacked to death late on Wednesday night. 52-year-old Santhosh, an active member of the BJP, was hacked to death by unidentified ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:18:00 GMT

Alcohol consumption not a fundamental right: Kerala HC
Upholding the liquor policy adopted by the previous government, the Kerala high court has ruled that consumption of alcohol is not a fundamental right. A division bench had recently delivered the verdict on a writ petition filed by one Anoop MS ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:54:00 GMT

17 Best Things to Do in Kerala, India
At the southern tip of India, the State of Kerala is generally not on the top of the list for first-timers to this vast country, but it is growing in popularity for good reason. Palm trees, tea plantations, backwater excursions, mountain hikes - this ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:53:00 GMT

BJP worker hacked to death in Kerala?s Kannur, party blames CMP for attack
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was hacked to death in Kannur district of Kerala on Wednesday night. BJP has alleged that CPM is behind the murder and called for a protest in Kannur. 52-year-old Mullapram Ezhuthan Santhosh was murdered when he was ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:58:00 GMT

Kerala to witness worst drought in 100 years: CM Pinarayi Vijayan
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that Kerala is on the verge of the worst drought in the past 100 years. "As per the reports from various departments, the state is about to witness a severe drought, which will affect all sectors.
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:42:00 GMT

Kerala: BJP worker hacked to death in Kannur, party alleges CPM role
52-year old Mullapram Ezhuthan Santhosh was murdered when he was alone in his house. Thiruvananthapuram: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was hacked to death in Kannur district of Kerala on Wednesday night. 52-year old Mullapram Ezhuthan Santhosh was ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:35:00 GMT

Kerala High Court shoots down plea for ?right to drink?
The second round of legal battle by a person from Perumbavoor against the government liquor policy has come unstuck with a Division Bench of the Kerala High Court reiterating the Supreme Court observations that consumption of liquor cannot be treated as a ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:13:00 GMT

Kerala: BJP worker hacked to death in Kannur
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Jan. 19 : A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was hacked to death in Kannur district of Kerala last night. Read Full Story

UDF to hold march against govt.'s policy on cooperative sector
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Jan. 18 : The United Democratic Front (UDF) will hold a march to the Raj Bhavan today to protest against the state government's policy on cooperative sector. Read Full Story

Solar scam: Oommen Chandy appears before Bengaluru court
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Jan. 9 : Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy on Monday appeared in a city civil court in connection with a solar project cheating case. Read Full Story

Kerala IAS officers call off mass leave protest
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Jan. 9 : The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers of Kerala on Monday called off the mass leave protest. Read Full Story

Malayalam Movie 'God Say' released
Kochi, Jan 7: Malayalam Movie 'God Say' released on theatres today. Vinay Forrt appears in the lead role of a radio artist of 1990s. Read Full Story

Kerala: Shashi Tharoor hits out at RBI after being held for protesting against demonetization
Trivandrum (Kerala) , Jan. 6 : The Kerala Police on Friday detained Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and other party leaders for protesting against demonetisation outside the RBI office here. Read Full Story

Husband, daughter locks woman at home for three days in Kerala
Idukki (Kerala) , Jan. 4 : The Marayoor Police has registered a case against a daughter and husband of an old woman, who was left at home for three days without food and water in Idukki district of Kerala. Read Full Story

Kerala: Two arrested for raping, murdering woman
Idukki (Kerala) , Jan. 4 : The police on Wednesday arrested two labourers in Kerala's Idukki District on charges of raping and killing a 30-year-old woman. Read Full Story

Kerala priest sent to 14-day police custody for unnatural sex with kid
Kochi (Kerala) , Jan. 2 : A Kerala priest who was yesterday arrested for indulging in unnatural sex with a 10-year-old boy was on Monday sent to 14-day police custody. Read Full Story

Kerala: Four killed after bus rams into car, bike
Kochi (Kerala) , Jan. 2 : At least four people were killed after a bus rammed into a car and bike in Kerala's Kochi in wee hours today. Read Full Story

Solar scam: Bengaluru Court adjourns matter to Jan. 9
New Delhi , Jan. 2 : A Bengaluru Court on Monday adjourned the solar scam matter to January 9 as the complainant's lawyer was not prepared to cross examine former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy. Read Full Story

Kerala priest arrested for sexually abusing boy
Kochi, Jan 2 : A Christian priest has been arrested by law enforcers for allegedly molesting a 11-year-old boy, reports said. Read Full Story

Kerala priest sent to 14-day police custody for unnatural sex with kid
Kochi (Kerala) , Jan. 2 : A Kerala priest who was yesterday arrested for indulging in unnatural sex with a 10-year-old boy was on Monday sent to 14-day police custody. Read Full Story

Kerala: Four killed after bus rams into car, bike
Kochi (Kerala) , Jan. 2 : At least four people were killed after a bus rammed into a car and bike in Kerala's Kochi in wee hours today. Read Full Story

Solar scam: Bengaluru Court adjourns matter to Jan. 9
New Delhi , Jan. 2 : A Bengaluru Court on Monday adjourned the solar scam matter to January 9 as the complainant's lawyer was not prepared to cross examine former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy. Read Full Story

Kerala priest arrested for sexually abusing boy
Kochi, Jan 2 : A Christian priest has been arrested by law enforcers for allegedly molesting a 11-year-old boy, reports said. Read Full Story

Kerala priest arrested for unnatural sex with 10-year old boy
Kochi (Kerala) , Jan.01 : The Kerala Police on Sunday arrested a priest for indulging in unnatural sexual intercourse with a 10-year old boy in Kochi's Kunnathunad area. Read Full Story

President Mukherjee to inaugurate Indian History Congress in Kerala
New Delhi , Dec. 29 : President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the 77th Indian History Congress at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala this afternoon. Read Full Story

All possible steps to be taken to strengthen integrity, safety of India: Rajnath Singh
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Dec. 28 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday chaired the 27th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council at Thiruvananthapuram. Read Full Story

Father Tom's abduction is a failure of Indian diplomacy: Congress
New Delhi , Dec. 28 : Dubbing catholic priest Father Tom's abduction by the Islamic State as a 'tragic situation', the Congress Party on Wednesday hit out at the government stating that it is the failure of the Indian diplomacy. Read Full Story

Kerala: 38 students injured after bus overturns in Kozhikode
Kozhikode [Kerala], Dec. 27 : At least 38 people were injured after a private bus of Attingal Government College turned turtle in Kerala's Kozhikode on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Govt. won't spare any effort to secure Father Tom's release: Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi [India], Dec. 27 : Responding to a plea by Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, a Catholic priest under Islamic State's captivity in Yemen, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday asserted that the government won't spare any effort to secure the former's release. Read Full Story

Kerala: 25 injured, two critical in Sabarimala temple stampede
Sabarimala (Kerala) [India], Dec. 26 (ANI): As many as 25 persons were injured and two among them are critical in Sabarimala temple stampede that took place last night in Kerala. Read Full Story

Kerala: Stampede at Sabarimala temple injures 17 pilgrims, one critical
Sabarimala (Kerala) [India], Dec. 25 : At least 17 pilgrims were injured, one of them critically, following a stampede at the Sabarimala temple in Kerala on Sunday. Read Full Story

Kerala Police seizes Rs. 37 lakh in new currency notes from businessman's house
Malappuram (Kerala) [India], Dec. 24: In continued post-demonetisation crackdown on black money, Rs. 37 lakh in new currency notes have been seized by police from a businessman's house on Saturday in the Malappuram area of Kerala. Read Full Story

Kerala vigilance court orders enquiry against Chandy
Trivandrum (Kerala) [India], Dec. 23 : A Trivandrum vigilance court on Friday ordered a preliminary enquiry against former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy and nine other United Democratic Front (UDF) leaders on charges of appointing close relatives to key posts during their respective tenures. Read Full Story

Let Centre complete Agusta probe, nail culprits under law: AK Antony
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Dec. 23: Former defence minister A.K. Antony on Thursday said let the Centre complete the investigation into the Agustawestland Scam and bring the guilty to book. Read Full Story

Kerala: ED conducts inspection in state cooperative banks
Kannur (Kerala),[India] Dec. 22: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday conducted inspections in the state cooperative banks of Kannur, Kozhikode and Thrissur. Read Full Story

Kerala: 21 medical college students suspended over ragging
Malappuram, Dec. 21 : At least 21 students of a government medical college in Manjeri of Kerala's Malappuram district have been suspended following allegations of ragging. Read Full Story

We are feeling as if we are in heaven, say Karun Nair's parents
Chennai, Dec. 19 : Karun Nair's parents are ecstatic with their son's historic performance after he became the second Indian batsman to score a triple hundred in Test cricket. Read Full Story

DYFI activist murder: Double life imprisonment for 11 RSS activists
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec. 19 : The Additional Sessions Court in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday announced double life sentence for 11 Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activists in Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) activist Vishnu's murder case. Read Full Story

Kerala: Six surrender after severely ragging juniors in Kottayam Govt. College
Kerala, Dec. 19 : Six college students accused of severely ragging first-year students of a Government Polytechnic College in Kottayam, have surrendered before the police. Read Full Story

St. Stephen College faculty helping families of drowned students: Principal
New Delhi, Dec. 17 : Expressing deep sorrow over the death of three students on their trip to Kerala, St. Stephen College Principal, Professor John Varghese on Saturday said that the College faculty is helping the families of the students in every possible way. Read Full Story

Skilled tappers to help increase NR Productivity in Kerala
New Delhi [India], Dec 9 : In a major fillip to skillful tapping of rubber plantations, Rubber Board and Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) have joined hands to impart training and certify the skilled workers. The training is being currently provided under PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kausal Vikas Yojana) of the Government of India. Read Full Story

Centre must change stance for GST passage, says Kerala minister
New Delhi [India], Dec. 3(ANI): Kerala's Finance Minister Thomas Isaac has asked the Centre to change if it wants to get the Goods and Service Tax Bill passed and approved by state governments. Read Full Story

Pay-day: Govt. employees, pensioners can withdraw Rs. 24,000, says Kerala Fin Min
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Dec. 1 (ANI): With the state government feeling the burnt of demonetisation, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Thursday said the government employees and pensioners will be able to withdraw only Rs 24,000 cash a week. Read Full Story

25-year-old arrested for raping a Japanese tourist in Kerala
Kovalam (Kerala) [India], Nov.27 : A 25-year-old Karnataka native was arrested for allegedly raping a 35-year-old Japanese woman in Kerala's Kovalam district. Read Full Story

NIT-Calicut restricts girls from roaming around with boys
Kozhikode (Kerala) [India], Nov. 24: Girls at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) here are being instructed not to roam around with boys inside the residential campus. Read Full Story

Demonetisation: Oppn not to hold talks with govt. till Nov. 28
New Delhi [India], Nov. 24 : The opposition parties on Thursday decided not to hold talks with the government over the demonetisation move till November 28 when they will mark the 'Aakrosh Diwas'. Read Full Story

Now experience Kerala through virtual reality at Delhi airport
New Delhi [Kerala], Nov.24 : Now, travellers waiting for flights at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) can experience an exhilarating backwater houseboat cruise in scenic palm-fringed Kerala through a 3D virtual reality device. Read Full Story

Kerala gets its first integrated centre for burn-care
New Delhi [India], Nov. 23 : British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai, Bharat Joshi, on Wednesday inaugurated Baby Memorial Hospital's (BMH) new integrated burn-care centre, the first of its kind in Kerala for comprehensive management of major burn injuries. Read Full Story

MM Mani takes oath as Kerala minister
New Delhi [India], Nov. 22 : Senior CPM leader M.M. Mani (70) on Tuesday sworn in as a cabinet minister at Kerala Raj Bhavan. Read Full Story

Demonetisation: Kerala all-party delegation to meet PM Modi on Nov. 24
Thiruvananthapuram [India], Nov. 22 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said that an all-party delegation from the state will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on November 24th in Delhi, over the prevailing corporate bank crisis. Read Full Story

Demonetisation woes: Kerala Assembly holds special session
Thiruvananthapuram [India], Nov. 22 (ANI): The Kerala Assembly on Tuesday witnessed a special session to discuss the turbulent situation in the state's co-operative sector in the wake of Centre's demonetisation scheme. Read Full Story

Malayalam film named after Hrithik Roshan!
New Delhi [India], Nov. 21 (ANI): In a first of its kind gesture, a big regional film has been named after a Bollywood star and he is none other than Hrithik Roshan. Read Full Story

No custom, tradition should stop a citizen from praying: Activist Brinda Adige
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Nov. 8 : Social activist Brinda Adige has welcomed the Kerala government's decision to allow women inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Sabarimala Temple, saying that no custom or tradition should deny the constitutional right of every Indian citizen to pray. Read Full Story

Kerala government allows entry of women inside Sabarimala Temple
Trivandrum (Kerala) [India], Nov. 7 : Kerala Government on Monday told the Supreme Court that it is ready to allow women inside the sanctum sanctorum of Sabarimala Temple. Read Full Story

Father, priest arrested for stopping denying breast feed of newborn
Calicut (Kerala) [India], Nov. 5 : In a shocking incident, police on Saturday arrested the father of a new born and a priest for stopping his wife from breast feeding it until the five calls for prayer were heard from a nearby mosque. Read Full Story

Kerala police chief orders probe into gangrape
Kerala [India], Nov. 4 : Kerala Director General of Police Loknath Behera on Friday confirmed that a high-level investigating team has been set up to probe the gang-rape of a 32-year-old woman. Read Full Story

School teacher arrested for raping a deaf and mute girl
Kozhikode (Kerala) [India], Nov. 4 : The Kerala Police on Friday arrested a 42-year-old private school teacher for allegedly raping a 19-year-old deaf and mute girl in Kozhikode district. Read Full Story

Social activist demands immediate stringent action in Kerala rape case
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Nov. 4 : Strongly condemning the behaviour of Kerala policemen with regard to a rape victim survivor, social activist Brinda Adige on Friday demanded immediate and stringent action against those involved in the 'shameful' act. Read Full Story

Pen drive recovered from Malappuram court blast site contains pictures of PM Modi
Malappuram (Kerala) [India], Nov. 3 (ANI): As the probe into the low-intensity IED blast on the premises of the judicial magistrate's court in Malappuram began, the pen drive recovered from the blast site contained images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other politicians. Read Full Story

Centre stalls construction of Siruvani dam in Kerala
New Delhi [India], Nov 2 (ANI): The Central government has stopped the Kerala government from going ahead with the construction of the proposed dam across Siruvani river for the Attappady Valley Irrigation Project until it gets a consent from the Tamil Nadu government. Read Full Story

Kerala becomes third open defecation free state
New Delhi [India], Nov. 1 : Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday declared Kerala as an open defection free state. Read Full Story

Kerala shocker: Sunday school teacher arrested for molesting teen boy
Ernakulam [India], Oct. 29 : The Kothamangalam Police in Ernakulam district, Kerala has arrested a 36-year-old Sunday school teacher for allegedly molesting a 16-year-old boy. Read Full Story

Raids deliberate attempt to insult me: Kerala IAS officer
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala),[India] Oct. 28 : After the vigilance and anti-corruption bureau raided flats of president of Kerala IAS Officers Association Tom Jose, the senior IAS officer on Friday alleged that all the documents and information with regard to his properties had already been produced, and the "raids were being conducted deliberately to insult him". Read Full Story

Dress code row: Now "no jeans, noisy ornaments" for girls at Kerala Medical College
Trivandrum , Oct. 21 : The Government Medical College here has come under flak for issuing a dress code for girls prohibiting them from wearing jeans, leggings or 'noisy ornaments'. Read Full Story

Polling begins in 14 wards of local bodies in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Oct.21 : Polling to elect candidates in 14 wards of local bodies where by-election was ordered began on Friday morning. Read Full Story

Oppn moves adjournment motion, accused RSS-CPI(M) of turning Kerala into 'murder centre'
Trivandrum (Kerala) , Oct. 19 : The Congress on Wednesday moved an adjournment motion in the Kerala Assembly to discuss the rising political violence in Kannur. Read Full Story

Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi joins BJP
New Delhi , Oct. 19 : Popular Malayalam actor Suresh Gopinathan, commonly known as Suresh Gopi, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday. Read Full Story

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