Kerala News

Miscreants destroy Sabarimala Ayyappa temple mast
Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram) June 25 : The base (panchavargathara) of the new golden temple mast installed at Sabarimala Ayyappa temple on Sunday was found destroyed using mercury. The ceremonial installation of the new temple mast was to be held today. Read Full Story

Kerala in grip of 'fever deaths' including Dengue
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), June 20 : It's just been few days that monsoon has finally struck Kerala, but it has brought along with it a host of diseases that have begun to claim lives in the state. Read Full Story

Kerala godman bobbitisation case: No bail for Swami, victim to undergo polygraph test
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , June 20 : The Trivandrum Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO) court on Tuesday dismissed the bail application of godman Ganeshananda. Read Full Story

Kochi girl attacked with blade for refusing marriage proposal
Kochi (Kerala) June 19 : Chithira, a worker at the District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC) Laboratory in Kochi, was reportedly attacked by a youth on the city's main road for refusing to marry him. Read Full Story

Jet Airways flight diverted to Mumbai after baby born mid-air
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , June 18 : A Jet Airways flight from Saudi Arabia's Dammam to Kochi was on Sunday diverted to Mumbai after a woman gave birth to a baby boy onboard. Read Full Story

PM Modi flags off Kochi Metro, says coaches reflect 'Make in India' vision
Kochi (Kerala) , June 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the first phase of the Kochi Metro project. The first phase of the project is 13.2 kilometers in length. The total stretch is 25 kilometers. Read Full Story

Kochi: PM Modi inaugurates, rides multi-model Kochi Metro rail
Kochi (Kerala) , June 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the multi-model Kochi metro here. Read Full Story

Kerala: PM Modi to inaugurate multi-model Kochi Metro rail today
Kochi (Kerala) , June 17 : The stage is now set for the official launch of the Kochi metro, which will be facilitated in the august presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 11 a.m. here today. Read Full Story

Go 'Back to Roots' for a rejuvenated you!
New Delhi , June 16 : To make people realise how food can be our biggest investment for happiness and wellness, a group of Indian chefs will come together at a three-day event next month. Read Full Story

Presidential poll: Sreedharan says him being possible NDA candidate is speculation
Kochi (Kerala) , June 16 : Former Delhi Metro chief E. Sreedharan on Friday rejected speculations of him being a possible NDA candidate for next month's presidential poll. Read Full Story

PM Modi hails PT Usha, calls her 'shining line of Indian sports'
Kozikode (Kerala) , June 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday heaped praise on former sprint queen P.T. Usha, saying she has been a shining line of sports in India. Read Full Story

Kerala to host its first beauty contest for transgenders
Kochi (Kerala) , June 13 : Dhwayah, Transgender arts and charitable society, is organising its first venture 'Queen of Dhwaya 2017', a beauty contest in Kerala's Kochi on June 15. Read Full Story

Differently abled children can be best ambassadors for 'Anuyatra': Vice President
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , June 12 : Vice President M. Hamid Ansari has said that the differently abled children can be the best ambassadors for this innovative and ambitious campaign 'Anuyatra' or walking together campaign - for the persons with special needs. Read Full Story

FIR registered after three killed in Panama ship-fishing boat collision in Kochi
Kochi (Kerala) , June 12 : An FIR has been registered under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in connection with the killing of three fishermen due to a collision between a Panama-based ship and a fishing boat. Read Full Story

WB, Kerala hail GST amendments
New Delhi June 11 : West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Sunday termed the latest revision of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as the big win for the small and medium scale enterprises of the nation. Read Full Story

Three fishermen killed after ship from Panama hits boat off Kochi coast
Kochi (Kerala), June 11 : At least three fishermen were killed after their boat got hit by a ship from Panama off the Kochi coast on Sunday. Read Full Story

Steel bombs hurled at CPI(M) committee office in Kozhikode
Kozhikode (Kerala), June 9 : Unidentified persons hurled steel bombs at the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M) ) committee office in Kozhikode, Kerala, late last night. Read Full Story

Kerala Assembly passes resolution against Centre's slaughter ban notification
New Delhi , June 8 : Terming the Centre's notification banning sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter as 'unconstitutional', the special session of the Kerala Legislative Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution against the same. Read Full Story

Two minor girls found dead at Kerala Govt. rehabilitation centre
Kollam (Kerala) , June 8 : The bodies of two minor girls were found hanging at a government rehabilitation centre in Kerala's Kollam district on Thursday. Read Full Story

BJP pressing on cattle trade norm to impose RSS' political agenda: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , June 8 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seeking to introduce a new rule to impose the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) political agenda. Read Full Story

Cattle slaughter notification: Kerala Govt. to hold special assembly session
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , June 8 : The Kerala Assembly will on Thursday hold a special session to discuss the Central Government's notification on sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter. Read Full Story

Trivandrum: Petrol bomb hurled at BJP office
Trivandrum (Kerala), June 7 : Unidentified assailants hurled petrol bomb at the Trivandrum district committee office of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Kerala HC rejects stay on Centre's cattle ban
Kochi (Kerala) , June 7 : The Kerala High Court on Wednesday declined to put a stay on the ban imposed by the Centre on the sale of cattle for slaughter. Read Full Story

Kerala: Heavily bejeweled daughter of CPI leader at wedding raises eyebrows
Trivandrum (Kerala), June 6 : The wedding ceremony of Kerala CPI legislator Geetha Gopi's daughter on Tuesday attracted attention for all wrong reasons. Read Full Story

Kerala CM writes to PM Modi over 'geo-political situation' in Gulf
New Delhi , June. 5 : In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj over the current 'geo-political situation' brewing in the Middle East, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has stated that he extends his full support to the Centre on the steps they take in the matter. Read Full Story

World Environment Day: Harsh Vardhan urges to protect nature
New Delhi June 5 : On the occasion of 'World Environment Day', Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Monday said that the people across the country should pledge to protect and respect nature, adding small amends in daily life would lead to a better environment. Read Full Story

More Leftist violence, more the Lotus will bloom in Kerala: Amit Shah
Trivandrum (Kerala) , June 4 : Launching a scathing attack on the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led state government for the alleged attacks on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Kerala, party president Amit Shah on Sunday said the more leftist violence is unleashed upon the saffron party workers in the state, the more the Lotus will blossom here. Read Full Story

Amid cattle trade norm row, Amit Shah meets Bishops in Kerala
Kochi (Kerala) June 2 : At a time when relations are going rough between the state and the Centre over ban on cattle slaughter for sale, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday met the leaders of Christian dioceses including Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar and Latin Catholic churches. Read Full Story

Kerala House Resident Commissioner files complaint after beef fest protest
New Delhi , June 2 : Kerala House Resident Commissioner Vishwas Mehta on Friday filed a complaint with the Delhi Police and also called for additional protection after some members of alleged cow vigilante group barged into the Kerala House protesting against the beef festivals being organised in the south Indian state. Read Full Story

Tribute paid to Sukhoi-30 IAF pilot
Trivandrum (Kerala) , June 2 : Floral tributes were paid to Flight Lieutenant Achu Dev, a pilot of the recently crashed Sukhoi-30 IAF aircraft. Read Full Story

Amit Shah visiting Kerala to polarize votes for 2019 elections: Congress
New Delhi , June 2 : As Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah landed in Kerala for a three-day tour to prepare for upcoming 2019 polls, the Congress party asserted that Shah's intentions are only to disturb the existing government and to polarize the votes. Read Full Story

Palm chopping case: NIA files third supplementary chargesheet
New Delhi , June 2 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a third supplementary chargesheet against six accused, in the shocking case of a professor's palm being chopped off. Read Full Story

Kerala Police arrest eight Youth Congress workers for killing ox
Kannur (Kerala) , June 1 : The Kerala Police on Thursday arrested eight Youth Congress workers including former Indian Youth Congress (IYC) Kannur Parliament constituency committee Rijil Makutty for killing an ox. Read Full Story

Kerala HC backs Centre's order on sale of cattle
Kochi (Kerala) , May 31 : Hours after the Kerala Government opposed the order notice issued by the Central Environment Ministry in controlling the sale of cattle, the state High Court on Wednesday backed the Centre's decision. Read Full Story

Cattle ban: Kerala CM to challenge Centre, calls for all CM meeting
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , May 31 : Announcing his decision to challenge the Centre over its cattle ban, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that he will call for a meeting of all the Chief Ministers, asserting that the Union Government does not have the right to issue such an order. Read Full Story

After Kerala, Karnataka, now Tripura Govt. opposes cattle ban
Agartala (Tripura) , May 31 : Following the footsteps of the Karnataka and Kerala Government, the Manik Sarkar-led Tripura Government on Wednesday said it will not implement the Centre's order on ban on sale of cattle for slaughter. Read Full Story

Kerala CM condemns attack on IIT-M scholar, requests Palaniswami to take actions
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , May 31 : Condemning the attack on an IIT-Madras PhD scholar by some students protesting against a eef fest held on the campus, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan requested his Tamil Nadu counterpart Edappadi K. Palaniswami to take necessary action. Read Full Story

TN: IIT-M scholar beaten up for participating in 'beef fest'
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) May 30: A Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Madras PhD scholar was allegedly beaten up on Tuesday by right-wing students for organising 'Beef Fest' in the campus. Read Full Story

South-west monsoon to drench Kerala today
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , May 30 : The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has asserted that South-West monsoon is set to hit Kerala by today. Read Full Story

Congress condemning Kerala's incident a mere crocodile tears: BJP
New Delhi , May 30 : A day after the Congress Party condemned the Kerala incident, where the youth Congress workers butchered a calf in public, the grand old party drew flak from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who called it a mere crocodile tears to hide their real motive and intentions. Read Full Story

Kerala CM urges counterparts to oppose Centre's cattle rule
New Delhi , May 29, : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday urged the Chief Ministers of other states to raise their voices against restrictions imposed on cattle trade, while saying that the Centre's 'anti-democratic' notification is an attempt to usurp the state governments' powers in the guise of rules under a Central Act. Read Full Story

Congress condemns Kerala's 'horrific' incident of calf slaughtering
New Delhi , May 29, : Condemning the Kerala incident where the youth Congress workers butchered a calf publically, the Congress Party on Monday dubbed the misconduct as 'reprehensible', while stating that the party does not support any kind of violence and barbarism. Read Full Story

Centre dubs Kannur incident as 'politically motivated'
New Delhi , May 29 : Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday blatantly castigated the Congress Party in wake of one of its youth wing leader slaughtering a calf in public view and dubbed the incident as politically motivated and provocative. Read Full Story

BJP dubs public cattle slaughter in Kerala as smack on communal mindset
New Delhi/ Mumbai , May 29 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday sought clarification from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Vice-president Rahul Gandhi, after their party's youth activists butchered a calf, in public, in Kerala's Kannur to protest against Centre's ban on cattle slaughter. Read Full Story

Yogi questions 'secular' Congress' silence over Kannur incident
New Delhi , May 28 : In a veiled attack on the Congress party, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday questioned the silence of the grand old party over the Kannur incident where a Youth Congress worker slaughtered a cattle in public. Read Full Story

Rahul Gandhi condemns Kerala's calf slaughtering as thoughtless and unacceptable
New Delhi, May 28 : A day after Youth Congress activists publically butchered a calf in Kerala's Kannur to protest against the Centre's ban on sale of cattle for slaughtering, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi condemned the 'barbaric' incident while dubbing it as 'thoughtless and unacceptable.' Read Full Story

Kerala: Case filed against Congress workers for slaughtering calf
Kannur (Kerala), May 28 : Kannur police has registered case against district president of Youth Congress and other Congress workers for slaughtering a calf in public view. Read Full Story

Kerala: SFI protests against cattle slaughter ban by eating beef
Kerala , May 27, : Students' Federation of India (SFI) on Saturday staged a protest in Kerala against ban on the sales of cattle for slaughter by eating beef outside University College, Trivandrum. Read Full Story

Centre's cattle ban is 'illogical', mulling legal options: Kerala Govt.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) May 27 : With the Centre banning the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter from animal markets through an environment ministry notification, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Saturday said that the decision was 'illogical' and the state would introspect what it could do legally. Read Full Story

Indian Army can rape, abduct women: CPM leader Balakrishnan
Kannur (Kerala) , May 26 : Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has courted a controversy saying that the Indian Army could rape and abduct women if given additional powers. Read Full Story

Kochi: Refused playing mobile games, teen commits suicide
Kochi (Kerala) , May 25 : In a tragic incident, a 16-year-old girl committed suicide after she was allegedly stopped from playing mobile games for too long. Read Full Story

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

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