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Kerala Catholic priest gets double life term under POCSO for raping minor girl
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

The convicted Fr Edwin Figarez, 41, belongs to Kottappauram Catholic diocese. Besides undergoing jail term, he has to pay a fine of Rs 2.15 lakh. The double jail term would run concurrently.

Demonetisation: Tourist town Kanyakumari runs out of fizz
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Traders, hoteliers and other stakeholders in the tourism industry and local fishermen are warming up to the idea of a cashless economy.

Kerala: Woman who filed rape case accused of torture by her kids
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Thrissur police have registered a case against the victim and her husband on the basis of the complaint. The children are now looked after by their grandparents.

After Rs 59 crore wire transfer, Kerala exporter booked for ‘cheating’
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

George had reportedly told the bank that the amount was credited to his account for the export of sunflower oil, and that the deposit would be withdrawn in instalments depending upon the exports.

Kerala: Several Congress leaders skip ex-minister Adoor Prakash son’s wedding
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

The venue, spread across eight acres, resembled Mysore Palace while the wedding mandap was modelled on the Akshardham Temple.

After historic SC anthem win, Kerala siblings went to school for a day
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

The three were students of NSS High School at Kidangoor in Kottayam district, 4 km from their village Kadaplamattom near Pala, when the controversy broke in 1985.

Big Fat Kerala Wedding: All eyes on wedding of Cong leader’s son with liquor baron’s daughter
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

The wedding mandap is modelled after Akshardham Temple, and the venue and entrance resemble the Mysore Palace.

Demonetisation: No cash for third day, two Kerala banks forced to down shutters
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

The Syndicate Bank’s Perambra branch had suspended disbursal on Friday morning since it had run out of cash.

Two Maoists killed in Kerala encounter
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Range IG M R Ajith Kumar said the search for other members of the group is still on.

Kerala cooperative banks under I-T watch for deposits in old notes
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Sources in the income tax department said several cooperative banks have taken in huge deposits in scrapped notes.

Kerala actor Mohanlal under fire for equating bank and liquor queues
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Mohanlal, who is shooting in Rajasthan, said demonetisation has hit the film project too.

Kerala: Cooperative banks can give details on deposits
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told journalists after an all-party discussion on the crisis facing the cooperative banks post-demonetisation.

Malappuram murder: A month ago, Kerala convert had said, ‘If they want to kill me, let them’
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Although police have not arrested anyone, sources said Faisal appeared to have been targeted not only for embracing Islam but for encouraging others to do so.

Demonetisation: Kerala estate workers go without pay, owners warn of food crisis
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Workers in these sectors are paid their wages in cash, either weekly or monthly, but the abrupt ceiling on withdrawal of money has virtually tied the hands of employers.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, ministers to protest outside RBI office
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

He said the state would resist any attempt to destabilise the sector, which he called the backbone of Kerala’s economy.

In Kerala, cooperative banks shut down
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

The multi-level cooperative banking network which is facing a crisis after the RBI banned district cooperative banks from exchanging scrapped notes.

Demonetisation: ‘With this ceiling, I cannot build my house’
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Most of those who turned up to exchange notes are farmers and daily wagers. Although many in the village got notes of Rs 2,000, they felt it wasn’t enough and difficult to spend.

The curious case of Vigilance vs top officers in Kerala
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

In September, the Port Department endorsed the financial inspection wing’s findings, and recommended action against Thomas.

Kerala: One held under UAPA for putting up poll boycott posters
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Shanto Lal was picked up from Kozhikode press club, minutes before he was to address the media on the misuse of UAPA.

Facing cases for killing stray dogs, social activist Jose Maveli remains in demand in Kerala
Fri, Nov 11, 2016

He claims he already faces eight criminal cases pertaining to killing of street dogs. Not that these deter him from hunting down and killing more dogs.

Booked for assaulting cops, Kasaragod magistrate found dead
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

The Kerala High Court Tuesday placed Unnikrishnan under suspension after Sullia police in Karnataka registered two cases against him. Unnikrishnan and few others had gone to Sullia last Sunday.

Twelve year old booked for rape in Kochi
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

According to police, the girl, who complained of stomach ache, was admitted to Kochi’s Sunrise Hospital on November 1. On the night of the admission, she gave birth to a child.

Kerala: CPM initiates action against 2 leaders
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

The CPM also decided to sack municipal councillor P N Jayanthan, who has been accused by a woman of raping her two years ago.

Kerala: Man stops wife from feeding baby
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

Abubacker has reportedly said that the newborn must be breastfed only after five prayer calls from the mosque — a span of 24 hours.

CPM leader, others raped me: Kerala woman
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

Thrissur Police Commissioner J Himendranath said they had registered a rape case.

Kerala blast: ‘Pen drive reveals more strike plan, photos of PM, other politicians’
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

Three cars were damaged in Tuesday’s blast; no one was injured. A box referring to ‘Base Movement’ was recovered from the site.

Kerala blast: Pen drive reveals more strike plans, photos of PM, other politicians, say Cops
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

A pen drive recovered from the blast site also contains images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other politicians, which, police sources said, could be an indication that they could be targeted.

Blast at Kerala court, hunt on for ‘Base Movement’
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

Outfit linked to similar blasts at 4 court complexes in Andhra, Karnataka, Kerala

Now in favour, now out, Kerala cop Jacob Thomas who often takes on high-ups
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

Over the years, the DGP-ranked, 1985-batch Kerala cadre officer has acquired an image of being a campaigner against corruption as well as a rebel cop.

BJP leader slams Muslim minister’s visit to Sabarimala
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

Jaleel, who is also the state Minorities Welfare and Wakf and Haj Pilgrimage minister, visited the shrine along with Temple Affairs Minister Kadakampally Surendran

‘Nexus’ of officials, complainants, claims Kerala vigilance ex-chief
Sun, Oct 30, 2016

N Sanker Reddy has alleged that there is an unholy nexus between the senior officials of the vigilance bureau and the complainants.

Kerala Vigilance files DA case against addl chief secretary Tom Jose
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

Pinarayi Vijayan Friday extended support to Thomas. Vijayan told the Assembly that there were forces that did not want to see Thomas as VACB director.

Stray dog menace: Kerala BJP slams Union Minister Maneka Gandhi’s call for action against dog killers
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Maneka had urged the Kerala government to invoke the stringent anti-goons Act against those killing stray dogs.

Plea against kerala vigilance chief: State govt slams CBI for ‘unusual interest’ in case
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Earlier, the state vigilance had probed the issue. Subsequently, Thomas had paid back the salary he had drawn for three months to the management institute .

Kerala: 90-yr-old man dies after dogs attack him
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

The elderly man sustained deep wounds on his face and the dogs almost tore his nose apart.

Catholic priest held for sexually assaulting student in Kerala
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

The police said Fr. James Thekkemuryil was booked under IPC Sections 377, 342, 506 (II) r/w 34 of IPC. He was arrested and sent to judicial custody on Tuesday.