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We are okay in Islamic State: Kerala youths contact family
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Ashfaque, a native of Padanna in the district, sent a voice message to his family via the Telegram messenger.

Get ready to hit back at rivals: Kerala CPM leader
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Balakrishnan said this in a speech at public meeting in Payyanur in Kannur district, which was rocked by two political murders in a span of three hours earlier this month.

Vigilance: Ex-minister Babu committed irregularities in issuing liquor licences
Sat, Jul 23, 2016

The bureau Friday submitted its quick verification report before the Vigilance court in Muvattupuzha, seeking a detailed investigation into the matter.

Lawyers clash with journalists for second day on Kerala HC premises
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The pleader, Danesh Mathew, was arrested on charges of molesting a woman on July 14, and was granted bail later.

Top lawyer turns down post of Kerala CM’s legal adviser
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

The opposition had pointed out that the senior lawyer cannot appear for cases which went against the state’s interest.

SDPI trains people to kill, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

SDPI general secretary P Abdul Hameed said Vijayan’s remarks would be apt for his own party, CPM, and that the recent political murders in Kannur bear witness to this.

Kerala CM Pinarayi in spot over counsel’s court appearances
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Barely two months into office, the CPM-led government in Kerala has come under the shadow of controversies, which raises questions about its professed policy of transparency. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s legal advisor M K Damodaran, who enjoys the status of a principal government secretary, is in the eye of a storm over appearing for lottery […]

Kollam temple fire probe still on, no official or politician in dock
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Giving bail to 31 accused, the High Court pulled up state government

Back from Juba, many hope to return if situation improves
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

At New Delhi’s Palam Technical Airbase, Sumit, an employee of Chinese MNC Huawei, was simply “thankful” that he was brought home.

#SankatMochan: First flight carrying 156 Indians from South Sudan returns
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Gen V K Singh told the media that as many as 550 Indians are in South Sudan. Of them, 156 were flown back to India in the first flight.

Gulf links giving Kerala Muslims an Arab identity
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Business with names in Arabic, vehicles with destination boards in the language, North Kerala now comes with a stronger dose of West Asia

Two murders in two hours: More blood shed in Left-BJP rivalry in north Kerala
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

The response— typical of the endless cycle of violence in Kannur involving those linked to the BJP and CPI(M) — had been swift.

CPIM, BJP workers hacked to death in revenge killing in Kerala’s Kannur
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Post Assembly elections, there had been stray incidents of political murders in various parts of Kerala

21 missing in Kerala in a month: CM Pinarayi Vijayan in Assembly
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

The missing people include four women and three children. They left home citing different reasons, the Chief Minister said.

How Kerala’s missing young men turned hardliners
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

The common thread: most were followers of ultra-conservative Salafi movement.

Kerala: Sons used to visit Zakir Naik, says father of missing men
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Meanwhile, the stepmother of the brothers who went missing from Palakkad said that it was the younger brother, Beston, who first converted to Islam last year and became Yahiya.

Five of 15 Muslims missing from Kerala had converted to Islam just a year ago
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

Meanwhile, intelligence sources said one of those missing was in Afghanistan, while another was hiding in India.

CPI(M) veteran VS Achuthanandan makes film debut — as himself
Sun, Jul 10, 2016

CPI(M) veteran V S Achuthanandan, who has been the central character in many a political drama in his party, Saturday made his debut as a film actor. Achuthanandan, who turns 93 in October, acted in a scene alongside a group of college students for a movie titled Campus Diary. But the veteran didn’t need any […]

Kerala: At least 5 women in 15 missing from Middle East, feared to be with IS
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

On Friday, P Karunakaran, MP from Kasaragod, where 11 of those missing hail from, met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan seeking a probe. The other four missing are from Palakkad district.

Kochi Metro to offer jobs to transgenders
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Jobs to be given in housekeeping, customer care and crowd management sections.

VS Achuthanandan speaks out against new Kerala govt
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

On Monday, the Supreme Court dismissed Achuthanandan’s plea seeking a CBI probe against Indian Union Muslim League leader P K Kunhalikutty in the sensational ice-cream parlour case.

Kerala govt set to amend law to give Achutanandan Cabinet-rank post
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

This is an effort to bypass the dual office of profit technicality for the nonagenarian, who is at present an MLA from Malampuzha constituency.

Kerala: Collector says sorry to Kozhikode MP for FB post
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Prasanth kicked up a storm by posting the map of Kunnamkulam town in his Facebook response.

Kerala Congress leaders conspired to discredit K M Mani: ally to Sonia
Sun, Jul 03, 2016

Mani, who was forced to quit as finance minister in the wake of the charges, recently alleged that there was a “conspiracy” against him.

‘Kerala facing scarcity of funds to finance plan, capital expenses’
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

The white paper said for a state that holds a negative cash balance, it is impossible to take on liabilities of worth over Rs 10,000 crore.

Kerala moral policing: Man beaten to death, no arrests yet
Wed, Jun 29, 2016

According to the police, Nazeer was found in the house of a 32-year-old woman, whose husband is employed in West Asia. The woman’s brothers-in-law were allegedly among the assailants.

UDF ally slams Chandy, Chennithala for attending bar baron’s function
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Ramesh had raised the bar bribery scandal that had haunted the previous UDF government for two years.

Vadra, Swamy trade fire over ‘waiter’ remark
Sun, Jun 26, 2016

Swamy’s remark was seen as a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is on a visit to China.

Governor hints at change in Kerala liquor policy
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Addressing the first session of the 14th legislative assembly, Governor P Sathasivam, outlining the government’s agenda, said that restrictions on liquor consumption have not yielded the desired positive impact.

Anju Bobby steps down as Kerala sports council president
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

"Very happy she resigned," says newly appointed Sports Minister E P Jayarajan.

Kerala: Dalit family fights a long, lonely battle with CPM in its stronghold
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Before arrest of daughters for alleged attack on party office in Kuttimakool, family was repeatedly targeted since father quit CPM to join Congress.

Anju Bobby George quits as Kerala sports council chief
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Very happy she resigned, never tried to oust her: Minister

Kerala: Dalit student in hospital after being ‘ragged’, family files police complaint
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

In a statement given to police and her advocate, the girl said she underwent physical and mental torture by some seniors hailing from Kerala after she joined the institute in December.

International Yoga Day: Kerala minister asks why begin with Sanskrit prayer
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

The organisers tried to convince her that the prayer was part of the yoga protocol given ahead of the function.

Protests after CBFC blocks Malayalam film Kathakali on grounds of nudity
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Malayalam film industry is caught in a fight with the regional office of CBFC over denial of certificate for the film Kathakali, alleging nudity.

Kerala govt under fire after Dalit woman held for questioning CPM leaders’ ‘caste jibes’ tries to end life
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Police filed a case against them based on a CPM complaint alleging that the sisters had attacked a party worker at the office and also damaged furniture.