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Kannur: Ground truths from India’s first ‘zero-landless’ district
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

No money, no power, no water, resettled tribals live in threat of wild animals.

Deliberate attempts made by BJP, CPI(M) to spread violence: Home Minister
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

In Thrissur, BJP worker Abhilash was hacked to death allegedly by CPI (M) men. Two CPI (M) activist were taken into custody in connection with the murder.

Tears and a plaintive cry, ‘My father will die’
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

The Indian Express tries to track down those who are suspected to have left for the Islamic State.

Kerala: Man who ‘killed’ dogs using cyanide held
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Panchayat Development Committee chairman Jagesh Babu said animal lovers failed to understand the threat posed by stray dogs.

A wait at airport for two days, vigils next to phone
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

The Indian Express reporters visited the homes and families of the 17 in an effort to piece together what drove them to join the world’s most savage regime.

Blockbuster blamed for wild Onam revelry
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

DGP T P Senkumar said the tragic incident was an outcome of the influence of movies like Premam, which glorified use of drugs and liquor.

Death in Kerala’s mammoth love story, 50-year-old mourns alone
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

The state’s most famous and tallest captive tusker, that has been involved in at least five deaths so far, is in mourning.

Kerala Bar bribery case- Enough evidence to chargesheet Mani: Probe report
Tue, Aug 18, 2015

The VACB had initiated the probe after registering a case on the allegation that Mani had taken a bribe of Rs 1 crore from bar owners.

Kerala: Bar closure triggers spike in drug abuse
Mon, Aug 17, 2015

Figures from police and excise department confirmed that cases pertaining to Abkari Act and Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act are going up.

As police probe conspiracy against Kerala temple tusker, mahout kills self
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

Police said blades were recovered from food provided to the tusker by Shibu on August 7. He alerted temple authorities, who informed police.

Modi govt bogged down by bureaucracy, politics: US think tank
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

The report lays out how a government that came in on a plank of change and reform has been bogged down by bureaucracy and politics.

Drug abuse cases on the rise in Kerala after new liquor policy
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

Kerala Excise Minister K Babu on Friday said the state is confronting a major challenge as liquor-addicts are exploring new ways to set off the reduced availability of liquor.

‘Swami’ arrested for ‘abusing’ girl in Guruvayur
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Police said they suspect more women were abused by the self-styled swami and that his arrest would prompt more complaints against him.

Organ Donation: Kochi roads cleared to make way for heart to reach Chennai
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

The donor H Pranav, 19, a native of Kayamkulam in Alappuzha, was admitted to the Kochi hospital on Monday night after he met with an accident.

NCC cadet dies of bullet injury at Kerala training camp
Wed, Aug 12, 2015

The victim, Danush, has sustained bullet injury on his chest. The police said around 300 cadets were participating in the camp.

No new panchayats in Kerala, rules High Court
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

The move of the government to erect new local bodies, both village panchayats and municipalities, was seen as an attempt to wrest power in the new local bodies and municipalities.

Gouriamma’s JSS now decides against merger with CPM
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

The Janathipathya Samrakshana Samithi on Sunday decided to go back on its earlier decision to merge with CPI(M) due to dispute over the properties the party had built up since its formation in 1994.

Kerala: Gang war between two rival factions in Congress claims life, one arrested
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

A C Haneefa, 40, a local Congress leader at Chavakkad in Thrissur, was hacked to death on Friday night.

A mother goes door to door for kerosene, then sets herself ablaze
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

Denied bail and in judicial custody, son Anandan held for Maoist links, came to see mother’s body.

Kerala Congress MP’s driver arrested on voyeurism charge
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

Noushad worked as a driver for Congress MP MI Shanavas

Interstate Coordination Council to be set up to meet ecological challenges
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

A conference of forest ministers of southern states held here on Thursday decided to set up a `Southern Forest Ministers’ Interstate Coordination Council to improve concerted efforts for ensuring ecological, socio-economic and livelihood security of the region.

Kerala press owner refuses to print student magazine featuring PM Modi in ‘top 10 criminals’ list
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

Owner of Ebenezer Printers James P F said he noticed the image insulting the Prime Minister only after starting the printing of the magazine.

Beef trader associations in Kerala to shut stalls in protest
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

The association is slated to meet its counterparts in Tamil Nadu on August 7 to chalk out the future course of action.

Kerala youth who worked with daily now with IS: Intelligence agencies
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

Sources said they didn’t want to reveal his name to protect the identity of his family, who had tried to dissuade him from joining IS.

Kerala govt seeks report of IPS officer’s photo-op
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

In her official uniform, Joseph had asked Congress MLA Hibi Eden to take a few pictures of her with the film actor.

Woman sets herself ablaze in Kerala
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

Police said Chellamma, a mentally deranged woman, used to spend the nights sleeping on the veranda of shops.

Sometimes, judges go beyond the lakshman rekha, says Justice Kurian Joseph
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

On July 28, Justice Joseph had passed a dissenting order after failing to agree with his fellow judge on a “common order” while hearing Memon’s plea seeking a stay on his execution.

In Kerala, man donates liver to friend he made on the bus
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

Making a friend on a bus turned out to be a life saver for Kerala’s Puthukkodathu Sreekumar. In November, Sreekumar — who had been diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease and was in desperate need of a donor — was travelling from Attappady to Mannarkkad when he met 32-year-old K S Ajeesh on the bus. […]

Kalam death: Kerala Chief Secy says Sunday will be working day, govt rejects proposal
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

Jiji Thomson had tweeted and put up the facebook post on Wednesday morning. A few hours later, he put up a fresh status saying "please wait for an updated decision on my earlier tweet."

This Kerala eatery kept a special plate for Abdul Kalam
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

From 1975 to 1982, while he was at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Kalam dropped in at Nair’s hotel for breakfast and dinner.

Abdul Kalam was a visionary scientist, firm believer in God: Former ISRO scientist
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam who passed away on Monday was a staunch believer in God, according to former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan.

Abdul Kalam led a reclusive life in Thiruvananthapuram: Tenant
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

With a single cot, a table and a chair, the small room was meant only for single accommodation.

Kerala govt urges Centre to enable state to pay tributes to APJ Abdul Kalam
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Oommen Chandy wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi that Kalam’s body should be placed in Thiruvananthapuram before being taken to his native place Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu for final rites.

Meet Parameshwaran, the man who served breakfast and supper to APJ Abdul Kalam for seven years
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Nair had served simple breakfast and supper for Kalam for seven years from 1975 before the VSSC scientist moved to DRDO in 1982.

Journey started with cattle shed, some cycling help from a colleague
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Kalam had converted a cattle shed at this coast into a laboratory to work on sounding rockets.

Three Censor Board employees arrested in ‘Premam’ piracy case
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Earlier, the anti piracy cell of the state police had found that the pirated copy of the movie uploaded on the internet had carried the water mark censor copy.