Shaju Philip


Love triangle born in Kerala ends in murder in Australia
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

10 months after husband died, police conclude wife poisoned him with cyanide, arrest her along with friend; all three from Kollam with jobs in Melbourne

RSS turning temples into arms stores, shakhas: Kerala Minister
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

The BJP rubbished the allegations and slammed the LDF government’s “anti-Hindu” stance.

Kerala bar bribery: Court orders further probe against KM Mani
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

CPM veteran V S Achuthanandan also demanded a comprehensive probe into the alleged attempt to “sabotage” the case during the previous Congress-led UDF rule.

The Show Cannot Go On
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Reeling under a financial crisis and the deserting of its students, India’s only circus academy in Thalassery, Kerala, has shut down.

Despite objections, Kerala firm on culling violent dogs
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

The stray dog menace came into the spotlight after a woman was mauled to death by a pack of dogs at Pullivilla near Thiruvananthapuram last week.

Kerala: Two RSS men assaulted
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Police said the attack seemed to be a sequel to tension prevailing in the area since the processions on Wednesday.

SBI shunts out SBT official for ‘opposing merger procedure’
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

SBT was virtually bulldozed into the merger plan without following the due process, claimed an official.

CPM in Kerala counters BJP’s Janmashtami procession with its own event
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

With tension prevailing between workers and activists of the two parties in many parts of the district, police in Kannur assigned separate routes for CPM and BJP processions.

Jobless Indians in Jeddah: Four return home, say many stuck
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Many workers’s residency permit (Ikama) has also expired.

Terror suspect detained for Ernakulam heist
Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Posing as Vigilance officials, the gang allegedly stole 60 sovereigns of gold and Rs 50,000 in cash from the businessman’s house in Perumbavoor on Friday.

Kerala: Madrasa teacher, 2 sons held for abusing children
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

The arrests followed an alert to the police from authorities at a regular school, where the children studied during the day time.

Kerala Congress unit needs generation shift: A K Antony
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Speaking at the inauguration of the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavan Sangamam in Kochi, Antony said the Congress has lost its mass base in Kerala due to infighting.

Kerala: 65-year-old mauled by stray dogs
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

The victim, Shiluvamma, was mauled by about 50 stray dogs when she went to the Chembakaraman Thura seashore in the evening, police said.

Soon, order liquor online in Kerala to avoid queues
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Liquor outlets in Kerala are known for long queues. At many places, buyers queue up even before the outlets open for the day.

Kerala minister seeks liquor policy reversal
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Moitheen said the existing liquor policy, introduced by the previous UDF government in 2014, was a severe setback to the tourism industry.

Kerala: Bishop, three priests held for hiding info on woman’s death
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Bishop Acquinas and the priests — Kulantha Raj, Madalai Muthu and Lawrance Melcure — were held under IPC Sections 201 (destroying evidence or giving false information) and 202 (intentionally omitting information).

Kerala: CPM under fire after Muslim League man is killed
Sun, Aug 14, 2016

Aslam was among 17 IUML workers who were acquitted by a trial court two months ago in the murder case of CPM worker Shibin Bhaskaran.

Markandey Katju says Keralites are ‘real Indians’; CM Pinarayi Vijayan says thanks
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

Thanking Katju for his “kind words”, Vijayan attributed the present-day Kerala to the struggles of the Communists.

Kerala IPS officer in trouble over birthday sweets, probe ordered
Fri, Aug 12, 2016

Thachankary said he distributed sweets in offices to share his happiness with his colleagues.

Kerala ATM fraud: Romanian national held, hunt on to nab 3 others
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

The arrested person was identified as Gabriel Marian (27), who was seen in the video footage recovered from the ATM kiosk at Vellayambalam area of the city.

Kerala nun wants to quit order, seeks compensation
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

The nun said that as a teacher for the last 14 years, her entire salary has gone into the convent’s account.

Arrested at Delhi airport: No IS plans, wanted to lead ‘true Islamic life’, woman tells police
Tue, Aug 09, 2016

Three months ago, Rashid married Yasmeen, reportedly with the consent of his first wife Ayisha, a new convert.”

KM Mani quits UDF, Congress loses Kerala ally of 30 years
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

Differences between Mani’s party, which was the UDF’s mainstay in several constituencies in central Kerala, and the Congress had come to the fore after the assembly elections.

Ego clashes and streetfighting: The lawyers-media standoff in Kerala
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

The Kerala HC has asked for a judicial probe, and the government has ordered that a committee headed by the Advocate General, and comprising representatives from both sides, be set up to investigate the matter.

Kerala ex-minister booked for ‘hate speech’ on Muslim call to prayer
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

Pillai, a prominent leader of the Nair Service Society and a former state minister, had last week allegedly described the call to prayer via loudspeakers as “barking of dog five times a day”.

Indians stranded in Saudi Arabia: MEA denies Kerala minister diplomatic passport
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

Jaleel said that on Thursday night, he got an official communication from the External Affairs Ministry, denying him the diplomatic passport.

Dubai Emirates flight crash: ‘We ran, saw the aircraft erupt in flames’
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Dubai Emirates flight crash: The passengers and crew included 226 Indians.

Mother from Bihar held on way to Kabul to join Kerala youth: Police
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

On Monday, Yasmeen was produced in a court in Kasaragod and charged under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and remanded in judicial custody.

Medical college appointments: Court asks for report on Oommen Chandy
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

Acting upon a complaint, the court asked the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau to submit the quick verification report by September 19.

Nair Service Society: ‘Hate speech’ sparks controversy in Kerala
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

The purported audio clip of the speech, apparently made at a local NSS meeting at Kollam’s Pathanapuram Saturday, came out on Monday.

Stopped from entering court, manhandled: Kerala journalists
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

In Delhi, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said his government viewed the situation very seriously and police should not have prevented journalists from entering the court.

Zakir Naik associate Arshi Qureshi facilitated 700 conversions, according to police
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

The brother of a missing convert, Ebin Jacob, had complained that he was taken to Islamic Research Foundation in Mumbai where Qureshi forced him to convert to Islam.

Many from Kerala in ‘terror net’ new Muslim converts
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Tadiyantavide Nazir, who is now serving life term after being convicted in the terror recruitment case.

Kerala writer assaulted, accused of insulting God
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Based on Jimshar’s complaint the police have registered a case of assault against a man named Jaffar and three unidentified people.

We are okay in Islamic State: Kerala youths contact family
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Ashfaque, a native of Padanna in the district, sent a voice message to his family via the Telegram messenger.

Get ready to hit back at rivals: Kerala CPM leader
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Balakrishnan said this in a speech at public meeting in Payyanur in Kannur district, which was rocked by two political murders in a span of three hours earlier this month.