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Kerala CM Pinarayi orders probe into charges that Hummer convict used phone in jail
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

The DIG said that like other inmates, Nisham is entitled to the coin box call facility at the jail in the presence of a prison staff.

In Kannur’s old political violence, loot and destruction are new trend
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

On Wednesday last week, Shaji’s house was ransacked twice, allegedly by CPM men.

Islamic preacher in Kerala tells Muslims not to send kids to school
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Kozhikode-based preacher, Abdul Muhsin Ayadid, has posted a lengthy speech on “ ”, a portal for learning Islam.

Story of a family whose lives were thrown out of gear for having tested HIV positive
Sun, Oct 16, 2016

The Sunday Express goes back to the family of Akshara and Ananthu, who were thrown out of school in 2003 after they tested positive.

Senior Kerala minister made to resign for posting his relatives in PSUs
Sat, Oct 15, 2016

On Thursday, Kerala’s Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau had ordered a pilot probe against Jayarajan following allegations that he had appointed two close relatives to key posts in PSUs, flouting norms.

‘Adventurer’ to journalist, CPM family in Kerala PSUs
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Jayarajan has come under fire for appointments not only in the PSUs but also in key posts in Kerala High Court.

Kerala: CPM worker killed, party blames RSS
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

The police identified the victim as Kuzhichalil Mohanan, 50, a member of the CPM’s local committee in Vengad panchayat, in Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s Assembly segment Dharmadam.

Row over appointments: Party will discuss issue, says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Mon, Oct 10, 2016

The opposition has been gunning for Industries Minister E P Jayarajan over the appointments.

Kochi school charged with promoting communal enmity
Sun, Oct 09, 2016

Sources said the Education Department has found that the teaching staff in certain classes have been promoting communal enmity.

Row over appointment of PSU heads in Kerala
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

As the issue snowballed into a controversy, CM Pinarayi Vijayan said he would examine the appointments. “Normally, eligible persons are appointed to head PSUs,” he said.

Tamil Nadu man who ‘fought for IS in Iraq’ held
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Arrested on basis of information provided by Kerala terror module which was busted, says NIA

Opposition battles Kerala govt over fees in private medical colleges
Thu, Oct 06, 2016

After a Youth Congress agitation led to severe police action, the Opposition took the battle to the Assembly, where it stalled proceedings for seven consecutive days until Tuesday, with two of its legislators went on hunger-strike.

‘Islamic State module’ in Kerala: Engineering dropout, graphic artist among 6
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

The six were produced before a special court in Kochi on Monday and sent to the NIA’s custody until October 12.

Kerala: VS Achuthanandan slams own govt over college fee hike
Mon, Oct 03, 2016

His reaction has embarrassed the government which has categorically denied the demand for rollback.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan says hired men staged black flag protest
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said Vijayan had lowered the dignity of the House by making comments that were unbecoming of his position.

Kerala: Maoists enter tribal colony, exchange fire with police
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Kerala: Police recovered notices from the colony premises, which urged the people to join the warpath to strengthen the communist movement.

Eye on Kerala Christians, NDA elevates P C Thomas
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Rajasekharan, state BJP chief, is chairman of the reconstituted NDA state committee.

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.