The convicted Fr Edwin Figarez, 41, belongs to Kottappauram Catholic diocese. Besides undergoing jail term, he has to pay a fine of Rs 2.15 lakh. The double jail term would run concurrently.
Traders, hoteliers and other stakeholders in the tourism industry and local fishermen are warming up to the idea of a cashless economy.
Thrissur police have registered a case against the victim and her husband on the basis of the complaint. The children are now looked after by their grandparents.
George had reportedly told the bank that the amount was credited to his account for the export of sunflower oil, and that the deposit would be withdrawn in instalments depending upon the exports.
The venue, spread across eight acres, resembled Mysore Palace while the wedding mandap was modelled on the Akshardham Temple.
The three were students of NSS High School at Kidangoor in Kottayam district, 4 km from their village Kadaplamattom near Pala, when the controversy broke in 1985.
The wedding mandap is modelled after Akshardham Temple, and the venue and entrance resemble the Mysore Palace.
The Syndicate Bank’s Perambra branch had suspended disbursal on Friday morning since it had run out of cash.
Range IG M R Ajith Kumar said the search for other members of the group is still on.
Sources in the income tax department said several cooperative banks have taken in huge deposits in scrapped notes.
Mohanlal, who is shooting in Rajasthan, said demonetisation has hit the film project too.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told journalists after an all-party discussion on the crisis facing the cooperative banks post-demonetisation.
Although police have not arrested anyone, sources said Faisal appeared to have been targeted not only for embracing Islam but for encouraging others to do so.
Workers in these sectors are paid their wages in cash, either weekly or monthly, but the abrupt ceiling on withdrawal of money has virtually tied the hands of employers.
He said the state would resist any attempt to destabilise the sector, which he called the backbone of Kerala’s economy.
The multi-level cooperative banking network which is facing a crisis after the RBI banned district cooperative banks from exchanging scrapped notes.
Most of those who turned up to exchange notes are farmers and daily wagers. Although many in the village got notes of Rs 2,000, they felt it wasn’t enough and difficult to spend.
In September, the Port Department endorsed the financial inspection wing’s findings, and recommended action against Thomas.
Shanto Lal was picked up from Kozhikode press club, minutes before he was to address the media on the misuse of UAPA.
He claims he already faces eight criminal cases pertaining to killing of street dogs. Not that these deter him from hunting down and killing more dogs.
The Kerala High Court Tuesday placed Unnikrishnan under suspension after Sullia police in Karnataka registered two cases against him. Unnikrishnan and few others had gone to Sullia last Sunday.
According to police, the girl, who complained of stomach ache, was admitted to Kochi’s Sunrise Hospital on November 1. On the night of the admission, she gave birth to a child.
The CPM also decided to sack municipal councillor P N Jayanthan, who has been accused by a woman of raping her two years ago.
Abubacker has reportedly said that the newborn must be breastfed only after five prayer calls from the mosque — a span of 24 hours.
Thrissur Police Commissioner J Himendranath said they had registered a rape case.
Three cars were damaged in Tuesday’s blast; no one was injured. A box referring to ‘Base Movement’ was recovered from the site.
A pen drive recovered from the blast site also contains images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other politicians, which, police sources said, could be an indication that they could be targeted.
Outfit linked to similar blasts at 4 court complexes in Andhra, Karnataka, Kerala
Over the years, the DGP-ranked, 1985-batch Kerala cadre officer has acquired an image of being a campaigner against corruption as well as a rebel cop.
Jaleel, who is also the state Minorities Welfare and Wakf and Haj Pilgrimage minister, visited the shrine along with Temple Affairs Minister Kadakampally Surendran
N Sanker Reddy has alleged that there is an unholy nexus between the senior officials of the vigilance bureau and the complainants.
Pinarayi Vijayan Friday extended support to Thomas. Vijayan told the Assembly that there were forces that did not want to see Thomas as VACB director.
Maneka had urged the Kerala government to invoke the stringent anti-goons Act against those killing stray dogs.
Earlier, the state vigilance had probed the issue. Subsequently, Thomas had paid back the salary he had drawn for three months to the management institute .
The elderly man sustained deep wounds on his face and the dogs almost tore his nose apart.
The police said Fr. James Thekkemuryil was booked under IPC Sections 377, 342, 506 (II) r/w 34 of IPC. He was arrested and sent to judicial custody on Tuesday.