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Kerala HC orders CBI probe into IUML worker’s murder
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

The Kerala High Court on Monday ordered a CBI probe into the murder of a Muslim League leader in which CPI (M) leaders P Jayarajan and T V Rajesh have been accused.

Kerala temple stops pujas for two days to mourn Muslim beaten to death
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Following Shabeer’s death, the temple has also decided to abandon the “annadanam” and the traditional procession for the 10-day festival starting February 9.

With three months to Assembly polls, it’s yatra season in Kerala
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Each yatra starts at the northern village of Manjeshwar in Kasaragod, pass through the 140 seats and ends in Thiruvananthapuram with a mass meeting.

Bring in as many Hindu groups as possible: Amit Shah tells Kerala leaders
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Shah also addressed a meeting in Kottayam as part of state party president Kummanam Rajasekharan’s ongoing Kerala ‘liberation’ yatra.

Judiciary should be subjected to criticism: Congress daily Veekshanam
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

The daily said 'the principle that Caesar's wife should be above suspicion' must be made applicable to the judiciary also.

Kerala govt takes lottery route to fund women welfare plans
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to rename a weekly lottery scheme as Stree Sakthi (woman power) and to increase the ticket price from Rs 40 to Rs 50.

Kerala solar scam: Saritha targets CM Chandy again, to submit more proof on February 4
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

She also said that she would hand over pen drives and CDs containing evidence of the sexual abuse.

Kerala: Same day, same district, two brutal assaults in public leave two dead
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

The attacks took place Sunday; both victims died Monday.

Kottayam: For ‘discriminating’ against Dalit woman scholar, professor removed
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

The university also served a notice to Prof Nandakumar Kalarikkal to explain why severe action should not be taken against him.

Kerala Solar scam: Saritha gives ‘evidence’ to back claims, hands over CDs of ‘chats with Cong leaders’
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

The CDs, according to her, contain recorded conversation she had with Congress leaders Benny Behanan, Thampanoor Ravi and Salim Raj, a security guard of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

WATCH: Man beaten to death in broad daylight in Kerala
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

While one was cruelly beating him with the rod, another assailant caught on his leg to perfectly expose the victim to the attack.

Bar bribery case: Charges against two more Kerala ministers
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

Ramesh, working president of Kerala Bar Hotel Owners Association, told the media that he had paid Rs 2 crore to Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and Rs 25 lakh to Health Minister V S Sivakumar.

Kerala: Woman IPS officer says fellow ADGP harassing her for 29 years
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

She posted that she has “become ill” following this “mental harassment from Thachankery”.

Kerala bar bribery row: K M Mani says won’t meet Amit Shah
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Mani was purportedly annoyed over the Congress’s bid to protect Babu even after he put in his papers.

Kerala CM Oommen Chandy digs heels in, calls back ministers who quit
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

Babu had quit after Vigilance court in Thrissur ordered to register a case against him on the allegation that he had pocketed bribe from bar owners.

Senior journalist Gopakumar dies at 58
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

He won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award.

Kerala: SFI sacks leader who attacked ex-diplomat T P Sreenivasan
Sat, Jan 30, 2016

The sacked SFI leader is J S Sarath, the district vice president of the SFI, the student outfit of CPI (M).

Kerala: CPM student activists assault former diplomat T P Sreenivasan
Sat, Jan 30, 2016

Sreenivasan was manhandled at the venue of the global education summit.

Solar scam: Kerala HC grants Chandy some relief as Saritha Nair targets his son
Sat, Jan 30, 2016

Nair, an accused in the solar scam,had told the judicial commission that she had paid Chandy a bribe of Rs 1.90 crore and Muhammed Rs 40 lakh to win government subsidy and other benefits for her solar power venture.

Solar scam accused Saritha Nair raises fresh allegations against Oommen Chandy’s son
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Saritha Nair said there was a plan to float a firm engaged in renewable energy with junior Chandy as its director

Kerala CM Oommen Chandy to appeal order in solar scam, Congress jittery
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Antony, Wasnik meet Sonia as party braces for Kerala polls.

Bar bribery case: Kerala HC stays Vigilance court order against K Babu
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

The Vigilance court ordered a probe against Excise Minister K Babu following allegations that he had taken bribe from bar owners.

Solar scam: Kerala CM Oommen Chandy rejects calls for resignation
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

A vigilance court in Thrissur ordered the registration of an FIR against Oommen Chandy

Kerala solar scam: Audio has Congress leader ‘tutoring Saritha’ ahead of her deposition
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Both Nair, who deposed on Wednesday, and Ravi told TV channels that they had a phone conversation on Tuesday. Nair also said someone she knew may have recorded the conversation.

Solar scam: Paid Rs 1.90 crore bribe to Chandy, claims key accused
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Saritha Nair told the judicial commission that Oommen Chandy’s personal assistant Jikkumon Jacob had demanded Rs 7 crore for the chief minister.

Decoding Kerala solar scam: Here’s all you need to know about it
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

What’s tumbling out of the Kerala Cabinet — a con couple, salacious phone calls and a scam that’s got CM Chandy and many of his ministers in trouble.

‘Pineapple city’: Reaping bitter harvest as prices crash
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Production glut makes a once-profitable crop a losing proposition.

Solar scam: Kerala CM Oommen Chandy deposes before judicial commission, refuses to undergo lie-detector test
Wed, Jan 27, 2016

Official sources said Chandy’s refusal to undergo a lie-detector test was in response to a demand from the lawyer of prime accused Biju Radhakrishnan.

Bar bribery case: Kerala HC declines stay on order against former minister
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

The Vigilance court asked the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau to register a case against Kerala Excise Minister K Babu.

After gangrape, police order closure of Fort Kochi homestay
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

One of the minors arrested is the case is the son of a police constable from Fort Kochi

Malayalam actress Kalpana passes away in Hyderabad
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Kalpana Ranjani, famous Malayalam actress, died in Hyderabad on Monday (January 25) morning, according to information reaching here.

Close shave for Ronaldinho as traffic light falls in front of his car during Kerala visit
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

On Monday morning, Ronaldinho had a function in a government school in Kozhikode.

Six youths arrested for 2 ‘rapes’ at Fort Kochi
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

One accused allegedly recorded both assaults to blackmail victims

Bar bribery scam: Court orders case against him, Kerala minister quits
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

Babu, a Congress leader, is the second minister in Congress government to quit in the bar bribery scandal. Recently Finance Minister K Mani was forced to quit over bribery allegations.

Former Kerala Assembly Speaker A C Jose dies at 79
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

Jose, who is the chief editor and managing editor of Congress daily Veekshanam, had been elected to the Lok Sabha three times and to the state assembly twice.

Kerala RSS leader’s murder: Senior CPI (M) leader P Jayarajan made accused
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Jayarajan had moved an anticipatory bail plea, but the court rejected it after the CBI said that he was not made an accused in the case.