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Kannur (Kerala), April 26 : Kerala Director General of Police (Prisons) R. Sreelekha on Thursday said she will initiate a probe into media reports on the availability of liquor inside the Kannur Central Jail.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 : Strict action will be taken against police officers resorting to third degree methods, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday, adding the police should have a human face.
Kannur (Kerala), April 24 : A woman was arrested here on Tuesday night after she confessed of killing her parents and her nine-year-old daughter by poisoning them in a gap of four months this year, police said.
Thiruvananthapurma, April 24 : The Congress on Tuesday slammed Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for his "curt and outrageous" remarks on P. Mohana Das, the acting chairperson of the Kerala Human Rights Commission.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 : Tech major Infosys has donated Rs 2.50 crore to the Neurosurgery Department of the state-run Medical College hospital, here.
Kochi (Kerala) , Apr 23 : The Excise Department here on Sunday seized 20 kg of cannabis worth Rs 6 lakh and arrested two persons from Tamil Nadu in connection with the case.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 : The family of a Latvian female tourist whose body was found near Kovalam in Kerala on Monday demanded a fair probe into her death which they claimed was not a suicide.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 : A race is on within the Congress in Kerala on who will be nominated for a Rajya Sabha seat the party hopes to win in June.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 : Many in Kerala look down upon blue-collar jobs even though thousands of Keralites do such jobs abroad and elsewhere in India. To get rid of this perception is the primary objective of state-owned Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), said a top official.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 : The Kerala Police said on Sunday night that a preliminary inquiry into the death of Latvian woman tourist -- whose decomposed body was found near Kovalam on Saturday -- does not suggest any foul play.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 22 : The sister of a missing Latvian tourist, whose body was found near Kovalam, said on Sunday that they would meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday to seek a proper probe into the incident.
Alappuzha (Kerala) , Apr 22 : The Alappuzha fast-track court on Saturday awarded a death sentence to the former local secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), R. Byju, for the murder of Congress ward president K.S. Divakaran in 2009.
Aluva (Kerala), April 21 : A senior Kerala Police official - Ernakulam's Superintendent of Police, Rural, A.V.George was on Saturday was transferred in wake of the ongoing Crime Branch probe into a custodial death in the district.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 : Ths sister and friend of a Latvian woman, Liga Skromane, who went missing in March, on Saturday identified a decomposed body recovered from near Kovalam to be of the victim, Kerala Police saidd.
Aluva (Kerala) April 20 : A Kerala Police sub inspector, alleged to have used force which led to the death of a youth in police custody, was arrested here on Friday, said a top police officer.
Palakkad (Kerala) , Apr 20 : A group of unidentified men pelted stones at artist Durga Malathi's house in Kerala's Palakkad district last night for her painting against Kathua rape case.
New Delhi, April 20 : She was a rage as Lola Kutty, and is now active as a stand-up comedian and theatre artiste. Anuradha Menon, whose brand of humour is more about poking jokes at her own personal life, says in present times, it is very easy to offend people as many just look for ways to attack the other.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 : M.S. Ravi, the Chief Editor of 'Kerala Kaumudi', one of the oldest newspapers in Kerala, died on Friday, family sources said.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerela) Apr 19: A 33-year-old man left his job and travelled over 6,000 km on foot, from Srinagar to Trivandrum, to spread awareness about the importance of blood donation.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) April 19 : Over 900 people have been detained in Kerala in connection with the April 16 strike, said police on Wednesday.
Aluva (Kerala), April 19 : The three Kerala policemen arrested for the alleged custodial death of a youth have claimed that they were targeted and made scapegoats in the case.
Aluva (Kerala), April 18 : Three Kerala policemen were arrested here on Wednesday for "wrongly" taking into custody a youth who died in a hospital three days later.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi has summoned former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala to Delhi. They will meet on Thursday to help Gandhi pick a new state unit chief.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 : Having won the first round in the battle for supremacy in the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is unlikely let slip his advantage as he takes on party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury at the 22nd party Congress, which began in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Mangaluru, April 17 : Veteran journalist T.V.R. Shenoy passed away at a private hospital here on Tuesday night, family sources said. He was 77.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 : Ahead of the CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front government completing two years in office, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has decided to prepare a progress card on the performance of his ministers, said informed sources.
New Delhi, April 17 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday condoled the death of four members of an Indian family in the US who were reported missing earlier this month.
Alappuzha (Kerala) April 17 : The last key accused in the murder of a former radio jockey was arrested here on Tuesday, police said.
Washington, April 17 : The bodies of all four members of an Indian family, which perished when their sport utility vehicle plunged into a river in California earlier this month, have been found, the authorities said.
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 16 : A shutdown called by a section of social media users against the rape and murder of a girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua hit normal life in several parts of the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 : The Roots Norka, a Kerala government agency that handles the affairs pertaining to the state's diaspora, was on Monday approved by the UAE Embassy here to attest police clearance certificates of those wishing to go to the Emirates, an official said.
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 16 : A shutdown called by a section of social media users against the rape and murder of a girl in Jammu and Kashmir derailed normal life in parts of Kerala. Police took several protesters into custody.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 : Hindus across Kerala celebrated Vishu or the traditional new year on Sunday and prayed for good luck and fortune for the coming year.
New Delhi , Apr. 14 : After Centre filed a review petition against Supreme Court's ruling on SC/ST Protection Act, Kerala government, too, urged the top court on Saturday to reconsider its March 20 ruling, which allegedly diluted the said Act.
New Delhi, Apr 14 : After the country's top court issued a verdict on the SC/ST Protection act, the Kerala government on Saturday filed a review petition in Supreme Court to highlight the issue of rising insecurity among the SC/ST population who are on the receiving end of serious crimes being committed.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 : The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) on Saturday sought an explanation from senior party leader K.V. Thomas after news reports spoke of him praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration. Thomas said he was misquoted.
Mumbai, April 14 : Malavika Mohanan, who will be making her film debut with Majid Majidi's maiden India-set project "Beyond The Clouds", says she pushed her boundaries to stay true to the Iranian filmmaker's vision.
Kochi, April 14 : Kerala Police on Saturday said they have registered a case against a person for offensive social media posts against the eight-year-old Kathua rape and murder victim.
Alappuzha (Kerala) , Apr 13 : Gopinath Pillai, who was one of the petitioners in 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter case, died in a car accident in Cherthala area of Kerala's Alappuzha district.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 : The Malayalam film industry on Friday walked away with a bag full of awards at the 65th National Film Awards in categories like best director, supporting actor, cinematography, socially relevant film, screenplay and a special mention.
Alappuzha (Kerala) April 13 : A petitioner in the June 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake shootout case was killed in a road accident here on Friday. Kerala Police have started a probe.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 : Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence on the rape and murder of a minor in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.
New Delhi, April 13 : "Nona", a Malyalam play set against the backdrop of today's social stratification and pseudo-nationalism, has been nominated for six awards at the 13th edition of Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META). Its director Jino Joseph, himself nominated in four categories, says that pseudo nationalism and fascism are prominent issues in contemporary India and underlined that his production calls for the concept of a global citizen.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Apr. 13 (NewsVoir): Believers Eastern Church announced the launch of a state-wide rehabilitation program for the victims of Cyclone Ockhi.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 : With Kerala being the only CPI-M- ruled state in the country, senior state level leaders from there are most likely to be elevated to the Central Committee or even to the Politburo of the party during the five-day Congress to held in Hyderabad starting April 18.
Kochi, April 11 : Powerful SNDP Yogam supremo Vellapally Natesan on Wednesday suffered a major setback when the Kerala High Court dismissed his plea seeking quashing of an FIR registered against him over alleged fraud and financial misappropriation in a microfinance scheme.
Kannur (Kerala), April 11 : The CPI-M on Wednesday sought out to reach out to a section of its party members in Kannur who were booted out after protesting for changing the alignment of a national highway by-pass passing through the district, saying they were free to return.
Kochi, April 11 : In a setback for the Kerala government, the High Court on Wednesday cancelled an order that had enabled it take over 38,000 acres of land belonging to a plantation major in the state.
Ernakulam (Kerala) , Apr 10 : After an accused arrested in an alleged suicide case in Kerala's Varapuzha passed away in a hospital on Monday, his family alleged that he was tortured in police custody.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 : The daylong meeting of ministers from Kerala, Karanataka and Andhra Pradesh besides Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy on Tuesday decided to prepare a joint memorandum to be submitted to the President and others for reframing of the 15th Finance Commission's terms of reference.
Dubai, April 10 : An Indian nurse has committed suicide by jumping off a hospital's rooftop in Al Ain city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the media reported.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday demanded the reframing of the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission which, he said, was necessary to save the federal structure of the Indian Union.
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Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 : The prime accused in the murder of a former radio jockey was arrested on Tuesday at the Trivandrum International Airport here, police said
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) , Apr. 9 : Amid the ongoing furore over the alleged dilution of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Dalit organisations here staged a protest on Monday morning.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 : Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac has persuaded other southern states to join hands against the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission (FC) that are seen as hampering the prospects of states that have kept a check on population growth.
Paravur (Kerala), April 9 : A Hindu temple where fireworks killed 114 people two years ago is unlikely to see another fireworks display again.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 : Normal life across Kerala was paralysed on Monday following a shutdown in the state called by 30 Dalit organisations to protest against the dilution of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 : Prostitution in Kerala has turned hi-tech with business transactions being carried out via smartphones and apps, according to a new study
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 : Kerala Governor P.Sathasivam on Saturday returned a bill seeking to regularise the admission procedures of 180 third year MBBS students at two self-financing medical colleges in the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 : Kerala startup Genrobotics will unveil five more 'Bandicoot' robots for cleaning sewer holes, including for pilot projects in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Abu Dhabi, April 7 : A Dubai-based Indian driver has hit a jackpot by winning 12 million dirhams in a raffle in Abu Dhabi.
Kochi, April 6 : A high-level expert panel, which met here on Friday, has identified 10 India marine products -- including fish, crabs, shrimps and lobsters -- for securing eco-labelling certification of London's Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an official said.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 : Global IT networking major Cisco, in partnership with the NASSCOM Foundation, is setting up an incubator for start-ups to nurture and develop ideas in the Internet of Things (IoT) domain at the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) here, it was announced on Friday.
Malappuram (Kerala), April 6 : Protesters on Friday clashed with police here over land acquisition for a national highway development project, leaving several women and children injured.
Kochi, April 5 : The Cochin Port Trust (CPT) has made a turnaround on the financial front, first time in the past one decade, by making a net surplus of about Rs 4 crore during fiscal 2017-18, it said on Thursday.
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 : The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered cancellation of admissions of 180 third-year MBBS students in Kerala, leaving both the ruling and opposition political leadership red faced as the Assembly had unanimously passed a bill a day earlier to regularise the admissions.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 : The setting up of the Kerala Bank by merging 14 district cooperative banks with the Kerala State Cooperative Bank (KSCB) is all set to become a reality, a minister said here on Thursday.
Kochi, April 5 : Malayalam film star Ajith, known for portraying negative roles, died on Thursday at a private hospital here, family sources said.
Kochi, April 4 : Popular Malayalam actor Jayasuriyas encroachment into a lake near his house was demolished by the Cochin Corporation on Wednesday.

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