BJP-SNDP Yogam alliance orchestrated by Chandy to ensure a consecutive 2nd term: CPI(M)
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

The CPI (M) polit buro member said Chandy has made SNDP Yogam and its general secretary Vellappally Natesan instrumental for his electoral gain.

CPI (M) to field two leaders in local polls allegedly accused in a murder case
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Karai Rajan and Karai Chandrasekharan would contest for Kannur district panchayat and Thalassery municipality respectively.

Kerala college beef fest: No action to be taken against teacher who supported suspended students
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Temple board said the probe has revealed that the faculty member has not taken side with either the SFI or the ABVP during the violence following the conduct of the fest.

BJP-SNDP bonhomie: VS, Sudheeran fielded to counter Natesan
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

On Wednesday, CPI (M) veteran and Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan fired another salvo against Natesan. He said Natesan had committed grave irregularities in microfinance scheme of SNDP.

Exploride aims to turn any car into a smart car with its transparent hands-free display
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Exploride is a transparent heads-up display that offers distraction free access to car dashboard and mobile notifications

Achuthanandan accuses SNDP leader Natesan of pocketing microfinance funds
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

The CPM leader said Natesan had used the microfinance fund for his personal interests after creating fake addresses.

Kerala: College teacher under fire for Facebook comments defending beef fest
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

Over her comments on Facebook justifying the beef festival conducted on the college campus, a college teacher has come under fire.

Ex-IRSO chief Nair to back Natesan’s Kerala yatra
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

If the disappointment of the Kerala electorate towards the Congress and CPM-led political fronts gets translated into votes, the third front would be a reality in Kerala, said Nair.

Kerala: Hindu Ezhava leader Natesan to form new party
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

In a note circulated among the participants of the meeting, SNDP Yogam alleged that Kerala was ruled by minority parties of Kerala Congress (M) and Indian Union Muslim League, which have dominance only in two districts each.

Kerala announces dates for civic polls
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

Elections will be held for the 941 village panchayats, 152 block panchayats, 14 district panchayats, six corporations and 86 municipalities.

Kerala: Hindu Nair outfit NSS backs off after Ezhava outfit joins hands with BJP
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

NSS general secretary G Sukumaran Nair said that his outfit has no political ambitions adding that the NSS has been standing for secularism and democracy since its inception.

Nadar outfit holds talks with BJP, says won’t support a ‘only Hindu coalition’
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

However, Nadar outfit chairman Vishnupuram Chandrasekharan said the VSDP would not be cooperative with the BJP or SNDP Yogam if they wanted only a Hindu coalition.

Vellappally Natesan’s journey: Bar owner to rising force of Kerala politics
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

It has always been an incongruity that Natesan, now 78, became the general secretary of an organisation envisaged to promote the teachings of social reformer Sree Narayana Guru.

Commodity Collapse: When rubber loses its bounce
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

Kerala rubber growers have suffered an annual income loss of over Rs 7,100 crore from crash in prices and lower production.

Kerala: Nateshan cozying up to BJP to shield his corrupt deals, says CPM
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

As backward Hindu Ezhava outfit Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam is getting closer to the BJP, CPI (M) has further stepped up its attack on Yogam general secretary Vellappally Nateshan.

Kerala’s plantation workers’ strike: Poor pay and strong union
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

Kerala’s plantation sector has come to a standstill following the agitation of three lakh estate workers demanding that the daily wage be increased from Rs 232 to Rs 500.

Kerala nun murder: Suspect had killed another nun this year, says police
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

Police sources said Babu had confessed that he went to the convent that night for burglary.

Kerala local body polls: Amit Shah discusses seat-sharing with Ezhava outfit
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

According to BJP sources, Shah has directed the state leaders to “Hinduise Kerala politics and politicise Kerala Hindus”.

Harshali Malhotra of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Parth Bhalerao of Killa: Meet Bollywood’s child stars
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

2015 has been a good year for children in both mainstream and regional films. Here’s a look at some of those who delivered sterling performances on screen.

Kerala: Following protests, Abdul Kalam’s book release abandoned in Thrissur
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

The publisher has informed the translator Sridevi S Kartha that she should not share the dais with Swami Brahmavihari Das during the function.

Kerala DGP directs police to take action against illegal culling of stray dogs
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

In its letter on September 23, AWBI had stated that killing of any animal, including stray dogs, was a crime and cognizable offence under sections 428 and 429 of IPC.

Human trafficking racket busted in Kerala
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Police sources said the arrested refugees, all men in the age group of 18 to 30, have been staying in various camps in Tamil Nadu.

Youth accused of Catholic nun’s murder nabbed from Uttarakhand
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Police sources in Kerala said the alleged accused Sathish Babu alias Sathish Nair, 38, was nabbed by Uttarakhand police from a guest house for pilgrims at Haridwar on Wednesday night.

Kerala man killed in Mecca stampede
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

The victim was identified as Abdurahman, 52, a native of Chelambra in Malappuram.

Kerala: Tamil Brahmins want Hardik Patel to join their fight for minority quota
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Kerala Brahmin Sabha (KBS) vice president K A Raman said preliminary discussions have been held with Hardik Patel in this regard.

Kerala: Congress issues guidelines for candidate selection local body
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Congress state president V M Sudheeran said the party accepted the recommendations of the panel, headed by vice-president V D Satheesan.

Kerala: Sans political support, students win agitation demanding teachers for their school
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Students of the government high school at Mamalakkandam in Ernakulam began the agitation as the government did not appoint any teacher for their high school.

Students go on hunger strike at Kerala school demanding teachers
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Kothamangalam legislator T U Kuruvila said after the students started hunger strike, he has apprised the government of the situation.

Diphtheria returns to Kerala, two die
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Health Minister V S Sivakumar said the tempo of vaccination had decreased in Malappuram and Kasargode districts due to the anti-immunisation stand of certain sections.

The risk of reason
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Rationalist groups in India fight not just superstitions, ‘godmen’, ‘ghosts’, ‘spirits’ or social injustice. As profiles of several across India show, threats are a constant presence.

‘For 5 months, my wife and I lived under police protection’
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Jabbar, a retired schoolteacher, says he became a rationalist in 1976 after reading the Quran, and has been the target of Muslim ire for raising questions about Islam.

Kerala: Top Congress leaders tussle over district panels
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

Sources said Sudheeran had removed a few leaders in the district committees who had been involved in criminal activities and intervened wherever committees were reconstituted by violating KPCC norms.

Kerala: Fire service chief Jacob Thomas, who took on builder lobby, removed
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

In June, Thomas was removed from Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau at a time when the probe against Finance Minister K M Mani in the bar bribery case.

Kerala: Catholic nun found dead inside convent in Kottayam
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

She has been suffering from fever for last few days. They found her lying in a pool of blood in her room. She had sustained a deep wound on her head.

In a first, Kerala books missing youth for links with IS in UAE
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Police registered the case against Riaz alias Riyad Rahman, a native of Kozhikode, under section 125 of IPC and sections 20 and 38 of UAPA Act.

Helmets made mandatory for pillion riders in Kerala
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Kerala transport Commissioner Tomin J Thachankery said the government would take necessary steps to implement the court directive.