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Madrasa row: Was abused by ustad, says Kerala filmmaker Ali Akbar
Mon, Nov 30, 2015

After Muslim woman journalist V P Rajeena disclosed about how ustads used to abuse girls and boys in her madrasa days, the social media has witnessed debate on madrasa life.

Spread the gospel, says Kerala chief secy Jiji Thomson in church
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Later, Jiji Thomson said his speech was misunderstood by some. "I was not advocating for proselytization," he said

Gender equality against Islam, says Kerala Sunni leader
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Addressing a Sunni students’ camp in Kozhikode, the orthodox Sunni leader said gender equality is impractical.

The big fat Kerala wedding: 30,000 guests, 8-acre venue
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

The huge, air-conditioned venue was set up across 40,000 square feet, and modelled after the royal palaces in Rajasthan. Cyril’s team worked for 75 days to give the ground the feel of a palace.

Woman journalist targeted for FB post on abuse in madrasas
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

Rajeena had given an account of her madrasa life from nearly two decades ago and described how young students were sexually exploited by ustads.

Boards to fix hotel food prices in Kerala
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

When the bill is enacted into a law, the state would have hotel food price regulatory boards at all districts, which would be headed by a district judge or a law officer of similar rank.

Secret SIMI meeting: NIA court finds five guilty, acquits 11 others
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

The case had 18 persons in the list of the accused. Seventeenth accused Rasheed Maulavi, 38, was not charge sheeted. Instead he had tendered pardon.

Jammu chopper crash: Pilot was among first women pilots in IAF
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Vijayan’s father, who died two years ago, had been a foreman in Indian Navy in Mumbai. Her elder sister Sunitha joined the Army as a captain.

Kerala: Natesan begins state-wide ‘equality for Hindu’ tour, to announce new party
Tue, Nov 24, 2015

RSS state general secretary Gopalankutty Master said RSS welcomed the samathwa munnetta yatra as it was highlighting the demand for a broad Hindu alliance.

Kerala govt puts curbs on staff’s creative works, then does a rethink
Tue, Nov 24, 2015

The restriction, it said, would cover research and literary works of government staff. It also prevented employees from taking part in TV talk shows without prior permission from the authorities concerned.

Setback for Chandy govt: New fire service chief won’t issue NOCs to non-complying high rises
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

Last month, the government had removed senior IPS officer Jacob Thomas as the Commandant of the Fire Force under duress from builders.

People, party will decide if I should contest again, says 92-year-old VS Achuthanandan
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

Last week, CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechuri had reportedly stated that there was no age limit for contesting an election in the party.

BJP’s first civic body chief in Kerala and her 15-yr journey
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

She had a choice of parties in 2000, when Puthoor division of Palakkad municipality became reserved for women.

Oommen Chandy has no right to attend Nitish swearing-in: Achuthanandan
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Achuthanandan said the poll outcome in Bihar was a historic victory of democratic secular forces above fascism.

Kiss of love organisers held- Probe into Facebook page exposed online sex racket: Police
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

The Crime branch of the Kerala police, which was probing the Facebook page, has arrested six people, including the administrator of the page.

‘Kiss of Love’ couple held for allegedly running sex racket in Kerala
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

The cyber cell busted the racket with the support of the authorities on Facebook and other social media sites, Police said.

Rape survivor from Bangladesh to return, leaves behind poems
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

Last week, a trial court completed her examination, paving way for her return to Bangladesh.

Kerala Education Minister against girls, boys sitting together in college
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

At Farook College, nine students including girls were asked to quit class after they were found sitting on the same bench.

BJP ready for alliance with Kerala Congress (M)
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

BJP state president told media in Kozhikode that although Mani is corrupt, the BJP doesn't consider Kerala Congress (M) as party that should be kept away.

Kerala civic polls: How a company won a panchayat
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

A garment firm’s social responsibility wing has scored a first by winning a majority in Kerala’s Kizhakkambalam village panchayat.

Row after article in RSS journal calls Kerala a ‘godless country’
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

Sangh Parivar raising threat to humanity, secularism, says CPM.

Simply put: How the bar bribery scandal impacts Kerala politics
Thu, Nov 12, 2015

The Indian Express recounts the year-old controversy that has now forced Finance Minister K M Mani to resign. But the government seems safe, for now.

Bar bribery case: K M Mani resigns as Finance Minister of Kerala
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

Pressure mounted on Mani to step down after Kerala High Court upheld the vigilance court's order to conduct further probe into bar bribery scandal, in which the finance minister is involved.

In spiraling crisis over KM Mani, Kerala Congress MLA PC George to resign
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

PC George told media in Kottayam that he would submit the resignation to the Assembly Speaker on Thursday

Bar bribery case: Kerala High Court backs probe, pressure on Mani to quit
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

As the bar bribery scandal has been identified as one of the reasons for the debacle of Congress in the civic polls, Congress leaders have been vocal about Mani's resignation.

23 Indian fishermen, detained at Diego Garcia, released
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

The mail said the fishermen have been released on November 7 from their exclusive economic zone.

Setback for KM Mani as Kerala HC upholds decision on further probe in bar bribery case
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

With the high court refusing to stay the vigilance court’ order, the demand for K M Mani’s ouster would gain momentum within the ruling front.

After poll debacle, Kerala High Court verdict on bar scandal crucial for Congress-led UDF
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

The Kerala government had last week appealed the high court to quash the vigilance court order for further probe into the bar bribery case against Finance Minister K Mani.

Bihar polls impact on Kerala: Fresh from civic poll boost, BJP hopes time will erase effect of defeat
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

BJP now expects that electoral issues would be different at the time of assembly polls.

Left knocks Congress out in Kerala civic polls, BJP marches in
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

BJP has improved its seats in village, block and district panchayats, and municipalities and corporations. From three village panchayats in Kasaragode district in 2010, the BJP has emerged winner in 13 village panchayats across Kerala.

Kerala: LDF win brings V S Achuthanandan to centrestage again
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

The mantle for leading the campaign in the civic polls fell on the 92-year-old leader V S Achuthanandan at a time when the party had sidelined him since the state conference earlier this year.

Kerala local body polls: Parties floated by fringe Muslim outfits gain seats
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), of Popular Front of India, bagged 51 seats in various local bodies.

Kerala local body polls — Among winners: corporates, rebels
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

The garment manufacturing unit floated the organisation twenty20 in 2013 mainly to take on the Congress-ruled panchayat which tried to thwart the developmental activities of the private firm, which has its units in the panchayat.

The outward journey
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

4.42 million people migrate out of Bihar every year, according to a 2009-10 report by the Indian Institute of Public Administration

‘I can’t go back until I’ve made money’ 
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

What he has been thinking about a lot these days, he admits, is the election back home in Bihar.

Kerala civic polls: UDF suffers setback, BJP makes inroads
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

The LDF got a windfall in village grama panchayats by winning 550 local bodies out of 941. In the block panchayats also, the LDF surged ahead in 90 out of 152.