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On first day in Kerala, migrant worker is tied up and left in the sun, dies
Thu, May 05, 2016

Police said they have identified the accused. An autopsy is set to be conducted on Thursday to ascertain the cause of death.

Kerala Dalit woman rape: ‘She wanted to become a lawyer and fight discrimination’
Thu, May 05, 2016

The medical college submitted the post-mortem report on Wednesday, six days after the murder. According to the report, the victim sustained 38 injuries, apart from being smothered and strangulated. A sharp object was used to attack her genitals.

Protests rock Kerala after rape, murder of law student
Wed, May 04, 2016

Victim had 13 injuries from sharp object, her intestine had come out, said Police

Don’t need communal votes, says IUML candidate in Azhikode, Kerala
Tue, May 03, 2016

Shaji, who is seeking election for a second term from Azhikode, has been making this clear in all his poll meetings.

Interview-Ramesh Chennithala: ‘We will ban liquor in 10 yrs. Women favour our policy’
Mon, May 02, 2016

Part of the anti-Oommen Chandy group in the party, Chennithala is considered to be a front-runner for the post of CM if the UDF manages to secure a majority in the May 16 election.

Tamil Nadu, Kerala: What makes oldest candidates in fray most sought-after by their parties?
Sun, May 01, 2016

If V S Achuthanandan is spearheading the CPM comeback campaign in Kerala, M Karunanidhi is doing the same for the DMK in neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

In Left citadel of Kannur, BJP’s prayers rest on temples RSS renovated
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

“The victory has helped the BJP work with more freedom for the assembly elections, which it was earlier denied,” said local BJP worker K K Rameshan at Muzhakkunnu.

This victim of ‘CPM violence’ is now BJP’s mascot in Kerala’s Koothuparambu
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Sadanandan was brutally attacked in 1994, campaigns on artificial legs as BJP candidate in Koothuparamba, Kannur

‘Starvation death’ that led to outrage was suicide, says Kerala govt
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

After the news was published in CPM mouthpiece Deshabhimani Friday, the issue sparked a debate on social media, with many questioning the state government’s model of inclusive growth.

CPM leader VS Achuthanandan says list of CPM candidates not perfect, there are differences
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

Achuthanandan predicts 100 seats for the LDF and says ‘people want me to be CM but everything has to be decided by the party leadership’

Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi nominated to Rajya Sabha
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Gopi has been BJP’s star campaigner ever since he turned down a candidature for the state Assembly elections.

UDF promises to make Kerala liquor-free
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

The mainfesto promises time-bound completion of mega projects taken up during the current UDF regime

LDF pledges 25 lakh jobs in 5 years
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

The manifesto, unveiled by LDF convener Vaikkom Vishwan Tuesday, is silent on opening liquor bars in Kerala.

Double murder: Techie gets death, double life term for woman staffer
Tue, Apr 19, 2016

Judge V Shersy also called the brutal crime “rarest of the rare” and said that woman’s conduct was an insult to motherhood.

Week after Kollam tragedy, thousands turn up to watch Thrissur spectacle
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

There were apprehensions as to whether the festival could be held in its traditional form but the High Court and state government allowed it albeit with a lot of security conditions

This poll result will change political equations in state: Kerala BJP chief Kummanam Rajasekharan
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

'People are looking for good riddance from CPM violence and Congress corruption.'

A week after Kollam tragedy, stage set for more fireworks
Sun, Apr 17, 2016

While the High Court had, in the aftermath of the Kollam accident, banned use of noisy crackers at night, on Thursday the court gave conditional permissions to the organisers — Thiruvambady and Paramekkavu temples.

Kollam temple fire: One more victim dies, death toll rises to 114
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

The government would hold an all-party meeting on Thursday afternoon to discuss about bringing in restrictions for fireworks display in places of worship.

Kerala: On retirement day, ‘grave’ greets college principal
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Sarasu, who served at the college for a year, had recently locked horns with CPM student wing SFI and CPM-affiliated Association of Kerala Govt College Teachers (AKGCT) over academic matters.

BJP seeks to make political issue out of demonstration against Dalit prof
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Dr T N Sarasu, who retired on March 31 after 27 years of service, was greeted with a “symbolic burial” on her last day.

Kerala fire tragedy: Seven temple officials surrender, Police grill them   
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

The fire incident took place at the 500-year-old Devi Temple at Puttingal of Paravur municipality in Kollam, where a fireworks show is part of the annual festival

Kerala temple fire: Selling tea to send children to school, couple die in front of them
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

The sister-brother duo saw their parents bleed, battle for life and finally die in front of them in the wee hours of Sunday.

Ban fireworks at religious festivals, says Kerala HC judge
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

The 'Devaswom Bench' comprising Justices Thottathil B Radhakrishnan and Anu Sivaraman will consider the petition Tuesday afternoon.

Kerala fire tragedy: Temple counted on election politics for OK, Kollam officials bullied with communal slur
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Officials at every level recommended denial of permission to the Puttingal temple for the fireworks show. The powerful temple administration simply ignored the order, helped along by local politicians with an eye on elections.

Kerala fire tragedy: Temple ignores ban, fireworks show leaves over 100 dead, 400 injured
Tue, Apr 12, 2016

The incident took place at the 500-year-old Devi Temple at Puttingal of Paravur municipality in Kollam, located around 70 km from the state capital, where a fireworks show is part of the annual festival. The toll is likely to go up as at least two dozen victims are critically injured.

Kerala temple fire: After tragedy, anxious search for loved ones
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

According to latest figures, 21 bodies are yet to be identified. For bodies charred beyond recognition, the government will conduct DNA tests to ascertain their identities.

Kerala temple fire: ‘Getting threats’ says woman who complained against temple fireworks
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

Pankajakshi said that on Saturday, her son-in-law, Prakash, was asked to recall the petition to the district collector as that complaint had led to the ban of the fireworks show.

Raped for 2 months, Kerala girl went to school, took board exams
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

Officials say the girl continued to attend classes through the two months that she was reportedly blackmailed and raped, and even took her Class X examinations. She has said she hopes to continue her studies, according to counsellors at the rescue home.

Man kills wife, son over use of air conditioner
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

According to police, Paul had warned his wife and son against excessive use of air conditioner in view of escalating electricity bill

Fed up with huge power bills, Kerala man kills wife and son over using AC at home
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

Police said Paul used to have a brawl with his wife and son over spiraling electricity bill.

Kerala Solar scam: CM Chandy files defamation case against Saritha over sex slur
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

On last Sunday, the two channels had telecast a letter purportedly written by Nair saying that Chandy was among the politicians who had sexually abused her.

Popular tribal leader C K Janu warms up to BJP in Kerala
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

Janu belongs to Adiya community, an extremely backward tribal group that had once been engaged in bonded labour.

Kerala government will not return 750 acres to Idukki firm
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

Incidentally, the decision to withdraw the allotment of surplus land came at a time when Chief Minister Oommen Chandy tried to defend the move in an article released to the media on Monday.

Kerala’s Congress nominees up against rebels in many seats
Thu, Apr 07, 2016

KPCC executive committee member Chithara Madhu has announced he will contest against party vice-president M M Hassan in Chadayamangalam.

‘Tainted’ Congress ministers: How they plan to get re-elected in Kerala
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

Excise Minister K Babu had landed the government in bar bribery scandal.

Congress faces rebel menace in several constituencies in Kerala
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

Three-time MLA Shobhana George quit the Congress to contest as an independent