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Kerala: Man ‘sexually assaults’ 90-year-old woman, arrested
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

The alleged incident took place on the night of September 13.

LDF govt plans housing project to eliminate homelessness in Kerala
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

According to official figures, the state has 4.7 lakh homeless families.

Three women make roaring entry into Kerala’s male-dominated Pulikali show
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

The participants, painted as tigers and hunters in yellow, red and black, danced to entertain a large crowd in Thrissur. Before this, Pulikali had always been a street performance staged exclusively by men.

Rape-murder of Kerala girl: Police file chargesheet
Sun, Sep 18, 2016

According to the chargesheet, an inebriated migrant worker Amirul stabbed the victim multiple times when she resisted his attempt to sexually assault her.

Kerala BJP calls reformer ‘Hindu sanyasi’, faces Oppn heat
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

“Kerala’s biggest contribution to the world is the great Hindu sanyasi Sree Narayana Guru. He, who had reformed Hindu dharma, was the greatest revolutionary as well,” the BJP’s Kerala unit said in a Facebook post.

CBFC wants films in digital format, Kerala filmmakers protest, cite cost
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

In fact, the Kerala Film Chamber challenged the directive in the Kerala High Court and obtained a stay on the order last month.

Soumya rape case: Kerala government to file review plea soon
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Eminent lawyers would argue the case to ensure justice for Soumya and her family, said Vijayan.

On Onam eve, Amit Shah’s Vaman Jayanti tweet kicks up a row
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Onam tweet: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan calls it humiliating, demands apology; BJP says Vaman Jayanti celebrated in TN, Andhra, Karnataka.

Preacher booked for ‘insulting’ woman who shook hands with Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

The woman, a law student, had filed a police complaint that the preacher, Naushad Ahsani, had insulted her for shaking hands with Finance Minister Thomas Isaac at a public event.

In coma for 9 yrs, Kerala ayurvedic doctor dies
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

The incident occurred nine months after Baiju got a government job. His wife Shiny, also an ayurveda practitioner, was Baiju’s classmate.

Onam should focus on Vishnu, not Mahabali: RSS magazine
Sat, Sep 10, 2016

An article in the latest edition of ‘Kesari’, the RSS’s Malayalam mouthpiece, contends that instead of Mahabali, the mythical Asura (or demon) king, Onam should welcome Vamana or Lord Vishnu.

Kerala govt says no shakhas at temples, RSS protests
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

The Devaswom Department (temple affairs body) has prepared a draft of the order, which would ban RSS training sessions in temple premises.

‘Bomb’ hurled at BJP office in Kerala, party blames CPM
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

There has been attacks on offices of both the BJP and CPM in Thiruvanathapuram in the last one week.

Kerala: Woman cremated at home as parish denies funeral
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

M P Leelamma (72) was cremated Sunday on the premises of her house in Uzhava in Alappuzha district.

Raid on ex-minister K Babu’s premises in Kerala
Sun, Sep 04, 2016

Babu, a close confidant of former chief minister Oommen Chandy, had quit as minister after a court ordered the registration of an FIR against him in the bar bribery scam.

Unleashed: India’s all bark, no bite dog population control programme may still hold answers
Sun, Sep 04, 2016

Kerala has reported a string of dog bite cases, setting off a debate on whether this calls for drastic measures such as culling.

Kerala: Actor Sreejith Ravi held for ‘misbehaving’ with girls
Sat, Sep 03, 2016

The actor, who is also a businessman, was arrested after a complaint from the school principal.

Four states, four governments, 100 days
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

How the beginning has been for govts in Assam, Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, which have either reached or are on the verge of reaching a landmark.

Kerala LDF’s first 100 days: Ads or decisions, it’s Pinarayi Vijayan govt
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

The comparisons became all the sharper Thursday when Vijayan addressed people on radio, similar to the Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat.

Love triangle born in Kerala ends in murder in Australia
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

10 months after husband died, police conclude wife poisoned him with cyanide, arrest her along with friend; all three from Kollam with jobs in Melbourne

RSS turning temples into arms stores, shakhas: Kerala Minister
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

The BJP rubbished the allegations and slammed the LDF government’s “anti-Hindu” stance.

Kerala bar bribery: Court orders further probe against KM Mani
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

CPM veteran V S Achuthanandan also demanded a comprehensive probe into the alleged attempt to “sabotage” the case during the previous Congress-led UDF rule.

The Show Cannot Go On
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Reeling under a financial crisis and the deserting of its students, India’s only circus academy in Thalassery, Kerala, has shut down.

Despite objections, Kerala firm on culling violent dogs
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

The stray dog menace came into the spotlight after a woman was mauled to death by a pack of dogs at Pullivilla near Thiruvananthapuram last week.

Kerala: Two RSS men assaulted
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Police said the attack seemed to be a sequel to tension prevailing in the area since the processions on Wednesday.

SBI shunts out SBT official for ‘opposing merger procedure’
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

SBT was virtually bulldozed into the merger plan without following the due process, claimed an official.

CPM in Kerala counters BJP’s Janmashtami procession with its own event
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

With tension prevailing between workers and activists of the two parties in many parts of the district, police in Kannur assigned separate routes for CPM and BJP processions.

Jobless Indians in Jeddah: Four return home, say many stuck
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Many workers’s residency permit (Ikama) has also expired.

Terror suspect detained for Ernakulam heist
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Posing as Vigilance officials, the gang allegedly stole 60 sovereigns of gold and Rs 50,000 in cash from the businessman’s house in Perumbavoor on Friday.

Kerala: Madrasa teacher, 2 sons held for abusing children
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

The arrests followed an alert to the police from authorities at a regular school, where the children studied during the day time.

Kerala Congress unit needs generation shift: A K Antony
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Speaking at the inauguration of the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavan Sangamam in Kochi, Antony said the Congress has lost its mass base in Kerala due to infighting.

Kerala: 65-year-old mauled by stray dogs
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

The victim, Shiluvamma, was mauled by about 50 stray dogs when she went to the Chembakaraman Thura seashore in the evening, police said.

Soon, order liquor online in Kerala to avoid queues
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Liquor outlets in Kerala are known for long queues. At many places, buyers queue up even before the outlets open for the day.

Kerala minister seeks liquor policy reversal
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Moitheen said the existing liquor policy, introduced by the previous UDF government in 2014, was a severe setback to the tourism industry.

Kerala: Bishop, three priests held for hiding info on woman’s death
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Bishop Acquinas and the priests — Kulantha Raj, Madalai Muthu and Lawrance Melcure — were held under IPC Sections 201 (destroying evidence or giving false information) and 202 (intentionally omitting information).

Kerala: CPM under fire after Muslim League man is killed
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Aslam was among 17 IUML workers who were acquitted by a trial court two months ago in the murder case of CPM worker Shibin Bhaskaran.