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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.

Unvaccinated 15-year-old dies of diphtheria in Kerala
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Medical officer Dr Ummer Farook said the district has recorded two clinically-confirmed diphtheria cases this year.

Main suspect in rape, murder of Kerala Dalit woman arrested by police
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

The rape and murder of the Dalit law student had sent shock waves across Kerala

INS condemns attack on Kerala newspaper Mathrubhumi office
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) has strongly condemned the attack on the Mathrubhumi office in Malappuram two weeks ago. The executive committee of the INS, which met in Delhi on Wednesday, said the attack was against freedom of speech and expression guaranteed by the Constitution, as well as on people’s right to information. The attack […]

No decision on post, VS Achuthanandan moves to MLA hostel
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

The 92-year-old said that he would be present at his office in mornings and evenings to hear the public.

Murmurs of a generational shift in Congress’ Kerala unit
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

FOLLOWING LAST weekend’s debate on the poll debacle within the Kerala unit of the Congress, the demand is growing for a generation shift in the party leadership even as senior leaders such as Oommen Chandy and Ramesh Chennithala try to cling on to their position at the top. Chandy, the former chief minister, his rival […]

Church head nullifies move to remove Kottayam bishop
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Holding that denial of a funeral is against Christianity, Bishop Thimothios had facilitated the burial at church cemetery at Ponkunnam, in Kottayam, last Sunday.

Anju Bobby George says minister insulted her with graft charges
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

The alleged incident took place on June 7 when George, president of the Kerala Sports Council, met Jayarajan, who is a CPM central committee member.

Lack of enough children turns nearly half of Kerala’s schools uneconomic
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

Of the 12,615 schools in Kerala, which comprise government, private and government-aided private ones, as many as 5,573 — 44 per cent — are uneconomic as per the state Economic Review 2015.

‘Offered bribe’, Kerala HC judges recuse from case
Tue, Jun 07, 2016

Senior judge K T Sankaran said relatives of the accused made the bribe offer over the phone.

Pinarayi warns against ‘green fundamentalism’, CPI says not acceptable
Mon, Jun 06, 2016

The statement sparked a row in the ruling LDF, with the CPI, the second largest partner in the front, saying that the “right-wing development agenda” was not acceptable to those who believed in Marxist ideology.

Minister calls Muhammad Ali a ‘Kerala sportsman’
Sun, Jun 05, 2016

The CPM Central Committee member’s homage to the greatest boxer of all time has gone viral on social media.

Kerala Congress top brass under fire at meeting over Assembly polls
Sun, Jun 05, 2016

Sources said several leaders demanded an overhaul of the leadership in Kerala to “resuscitate” the party.

Kerala Speaker election: BJP lone vote goes to CPM
Sat, Jun 04, 2016

CPI (M) nominee P Sreeramakrishnan, who was elected as the Speaker, got 92 votes against the 46 that were cast in favour of Congress candidate V P Sajeendran

Kerala techie kills father, chops body into six pieces
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

Property dispute may be motive behind the murder, say police.

Simply put: The choppy ride of the Athirapally power project
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

A planned dam on one of Kerala’s most beautiful rivers has made multiple trips to the court and MoEF over the last 25 years. Now, days into the new LDF govt, it has divided communist partners CPM and CPI.

In Kerala, top cops transferred
Tue, May 31, 2016

The seniormost IPS officer in the rank of DGP, Senkumar’s term was ending in June 2017.

Kerala bishop to give his kidney to Hindu youth, says it’s a ‘simple sacrifice’
Sun, May 29, 2016

So far, 15 priests and six nuns have donated kidneys to non-related recipients through the organ donation network Kidney Federation of India.

In fleet of govt vehicles for Kerala ministers, no ‘car number 13’
Fri, May 27, 2016

Car number 13 had been missing from the allotment lists of previous Kerala governments, too.

Pinarayi Vijayan takes oath as Kerala Chief Minister
Thu, May 26, 2016

Hailing from a poor toddy tapper's family, Vijayan, a first time Chief Minister, took the oath in Malayalam.

Pinarayi takes oath today: LDF austerity drive – Ministers’ houses won’t be refurbished
Wed, May 25, 2016

CM-designate Pinarayi Vijayan, meanwhile, said that his government will act strongly against corruption in the state.

Kerala: NGT bans over 10-yr-old diesel vehicles in 6 cities
Tue, May 24, 2016

Upon expiry of 30 days from Monday if any vehicle is found to be violating this direction, it shall pay Rs 5000 as environmental compensation and this will be collected by traffic police or pollution control board.

Kerala: P Vijayan to be sworn-in as CM on May 25
Mon, May 23, 2016

The size of the Cabinet was decided on Sunday.

Sidelined, VS Achuthanandan vows to serve as ‘sentinel of people’
Sun, May 22, 2016

Achutanandan said it is the duty of the LDF government to expose the previous government’s scams and bring the culprits to book.

CPM’s Kerala balance: Pinarayi CM, VS is ‘Castro’
Sat, May 21, 2016

Achuthanandan did not speak to reporters and it remains to be seen whether he would remain content in the role of a “guide” or an “advisor”.

In Kerala, many in Congress blame leadership for debacle
Sat, May 21, 2016

Senior leader and former excise minister K Babu, who lost his fifth contest, said the controversy over his candidature created a negative impression.

Pinarayi Vijayan: Toddy tapper’s son who rose through the ranks
Sat, May 21, 2016

In a deliberate attempt at an image reconstruction, Vijayan, in recent months, has made efforts to get close to the party workers and endear himself to the people.