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2-day Conference on Crowd Management concludes in Kerala
New Delhi, July 12: The two-day national conference on crowd management successfully concluded at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala today, setting the stage for adoption of best practices and use of technology to reduce risks at mass gathering events across the country. Read Full Story

Kannur: Nine CPI (M) workers injured in bomb attack
Kannur (Kerala) , July 12: At least nine CPI (M) workers were injured in a bomb attack in Kakkampara near Ramanthali in Kannur district on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Sushma raises concern over safety of abducted Indian priest with Yemen Minister
New Delhi , July 11 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of the safety and release of Indian priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped in April 2016 from Aden, during her talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Yemen Abdulmalik Abduljalil Al-Mekhlafi and reiterated the request for continued assistance from the Yemeni authorities in securing his safe and early release. Read Full Story

2-day Conference on Crowd Management begins in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 11: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) jointly with the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) is organising a two-day national-level conference on 'Crowd Management' at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, starting today. Read Full Story

Actor Dileep expelled from AMMA membership
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , July 11 : Actor Dileep has been expelled from the primary membership of Association of Malayalam Movie Artists after being arrested in the Malayalam actress abduction and molestation case. He has been sent to 14-day judicial custody, starting from Tuesday. Read Full Story

Highlight security lapses, conspiracies to end terror menace: Kerala CMO
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) July 11 : Condemning Monday night's terror attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Anantnag, the Kerala Chief Minister's Office (CMO) on Tuesday took to twitter and said all security lapses, intelligence failures and conspiracies need to be highlighted and brought forward to end the menace. Read Full Story

Malayalam actress assault case: Actor Dileep on 14-day judicial custody
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , July 11 : Malayalam actor Dileep, who was slapped with conspiracy charges owing to the abduction and assault of a popular South Indian actress earlier in February, has been sent to 14-day judicial custody, starting from Tuesday. Read Full Story

2-day National Conference on Crowd Management at Thiruvananthapuram
Kochi, July 11: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), jointly with the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA), is conducting a two-day national-level Conference on Crowd Management at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala beginning tomorrow. Read Full Story

Malayalam actress kidnap case: Actor Dileep arrested on conspiracy charges
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , July 10 : Popular Malayalam actor Dileep was arrested on Monday evening on conspiracy charges in connection with the Kerala actress kidnap case. Read Full Story

Kerala Women's Commission to probe MP Innocent's statement on actresses
Trivandrum (Kerala) , July 8 : The Kerala Women's Commission on Saturday said it would be conducting a probe into Member of Parliament and President of Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) Innocent Vareed Thekkethala's controversial statement on actresses. Read Full Story

BJP slams Kerala CM for 'anti-national sentiments'
New Delhi , July 7 : After Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Israel visit by calling it 'anti-terrorism ally with a terrorist state', the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday lashed out at the former stating that this remark shows he has anti-national sentiments and the left in known for it. Read Full Story

Kerala CM condemns PM Modi's visit to 'terrorist' state Israel
New Delhi , July 6 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Israel visit, saying that forming an 'anti-terrorism ally with a terrorist state' is not a fun thing to do. Read Full Story

Kerala MP says 'bad' actresses may share 'the bed' at will
Trivandrum (Kerala) , July 5 : Member of Parliament and President of Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) Innocent Vareed Thekkethala has stirred a controversy when he, commenting about casting couch in the Malayalam film industry, said that 'bad' actresses might share 'the bed' at will. Read Full Story

'No ids, no luggage': B'luru hotel justifies refusing room to interreligious couple
Bengaluru , July 5 : After a married couple was allegedly denied a room at a Bengaluru hotel, the hotel has now come up with a justification, claiming that religion had nothing to with denying of the room. Read Full Story

Kerala: Domestic help raped, impregnated by businessman
Trivandrum (Kerala) ,July 5 : A Kerala business man, Pillai, 53, was arrested for allegedly raping an Odisha lady, who was his domestic help. Read Full Story

Padmanabhaswamy Temple case: SC refuses to interfere with probe
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , July 04 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to interfere with the investigation being carried out in connection with the missing of eight diamonds from the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Read Full Story

SC to hear Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple theft case
New Delhi , Jul 4 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday will continue to hear arguments in the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple theft case. Read Full Story

Kerala: CPM worker attacked by masked assailants in Kannur
Kannur (Kerala) , July 3 : A Communist Party of India (Marxist) worker was attacked by nine unknown assailants on Monday. Read Full Story

Kerala students protest against fee hike; several injured during police baton charge
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , July 3 : Several activists were injured in a Kerala Police baton charge after the state's student union organised a protest against the fee hike in medical courses, here on Monday. Read Full Story

Kerala: Overjoyed locals throng bars after LDF's new policy re-opens 77 outlets
Thiruvanathapuram (Kerala) , July 2 : In a 'triumphant' day for the locals who relish the occasional peg or two, as many as 77 bars were reopened across the state after the liquor policy was renewed by the Government led by the Left Democratic Front (LDF). Read Full Story

Kochi: Captain, two crew members of Panama-registered merchant ship detained
Kochi (Kerala) , July 1 : The Kochi police on Friday took custody of two crew members and the Captain of Panama-registered merchant ship, which was ascertained to be the one that collided with a fishing boat a fortnight ago, killing three fishermen. Read Full Story

We are free not to join GST roll out program: Kerala FM
New Delhi , June 30 : Reiterating Communist Party of India's (CPI) stand of skipping the special the Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll out meeting, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Friday said that they are free to not join the event. Read Full Story

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

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