Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Shaju Philip

Special Correspondent

From MLA hostel in Kerala, a tale of sex, blackmail
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

A friend of the complainant who was also blackmailed committed suicide allegedly under pressure.

Tension in Kerala village as school serves pork
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

The pork curry was prepared for a party held in the school for about 60 staffers, most of whom are Catholic.

After Iraq, concern over Kerala nurses in Libya
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Roughly 600 nurses from Kerala are employed in Libya.

Kerala ‘sex blackmail scandal’ accused arrested near legislators’ hostel
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Kochi police said they had recovered CDs containing video footage used for blackmailing the high profile victims.

Sex scandal accused seeks harbour in legislators hostel
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Kochi police said they had recovered CDs containing video footage used for blackmailing the high profile victims.

Kerala youth released from Abu Dhabi jail
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Thomas called the family Thursday to inform about his release. “He was handed over to the company where he worked earlier.

Kerala Catholic priest says family put him in mental hospital for falling in love
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Varghese was suspended from the religious order on June 10.

Slain Indians were recruited for Gulf but shifted to Kabul
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Families of the both victims said they are yet to be contacted by the agencies which had recruited the two men.

A mother’s wait ends, with news of the death of her Maoist son
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

PLGA ‘political head’ went missing three years ago, cadres tell mother he died handling explosives.

Kerala Congress (Mani) wants its leader to be CM amid reports of cabinet rejig
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Raju's views were echoed by another Kerala Congress heavyweight and government chief whip P C George.

‘Exorcist’ held for torturing Kerala woman to death
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Her post-mortem report said she died of a fracture on her vertebral column and heavy internal bleeding.

Kerala Speaker seeks Cong nod to resign
Sat, Jul 19, 2014

His move has triggered speculation of a reshuffle of Congress nominees in the UDF ministry.

Kerala Speaker G Karthikeyan wants to quit post, join active politics
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Karthikeyan said he had sought the permission of the party leadership for a go-ahead on his decision.

The weight watch
Sun, Jul 13, 2014

Why Asharaf has been offloading trucks for 40 years, nooku kooli or not.

Wife of Kerala chief secretary faces vigilance probe
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

The complaint stemmed from the sale of 40 cents of land owned by Ranjana in Thrissur municipal corporation limits.

Kerala offers ayurvedic help to injured Neymar
Tue, Jul 08, 2014

Kerala CM said the health department has downloaded the details regarding the nature of the injury Neymar.

SFI in Kerala rethinks on striking classes as method of agitation
Tue, Jul 08, 2014

CPI (M) in Kerala has also been retreating from massive agitations in the recent past.

Back from Iraq, a nurse despairs: ailing parents and financial crunch
Tue, Jul 08, 2014

When the Iraqi government promised her a salary of Rs 40,000 per month, she didn’t hesitate to take up the offer.

Kerala CITU leader held for threatening woman IAS officer
Tue, Jul 08, 2014

The Trade union leader wanted the officer to shell out illegal nooku kooli to head load workers.

CITU leader arrested for threatening Kerala IAS officer
Mon, Jul 07, 2014

The arrested 28-year-old CITU leader, B Murali, was remanded in judicial custody on Sunday.

Kerala govt to call meet over rehabilitation of nurses who returned from Iraq
Mon, Jul 07, 2014

Chandy said the meeting would look into weaving the educational loans availed by the nurses.

‘ISIS men asked us to stay back, said don’t worry’
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

Santy John, one of the 46 nurses who reached India, said the armed men with covered faces always told them "not to worry".

Joy, relief as nurses return home
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

Indian officials were sent to Erbil beforehand to receive the nurses at a border checkpost on Friday.

Nurses rescued from Iraq to reach Kochi by noon
Sat, Jul 05, 2014

The nurses, who return after weeks of ordeal at Tikrit Teaching Hospital, would be received by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

Tikrit to Erbil to Kochi: Nurses safe, on their way home from Iraq today
Sat, Jul 05, 2014

The nurses were safe and unharmed, although they had gone through a traumatic experience, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said.

Sushma dials Gulf Ministers as ISIS moves nurses to Mosul
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

They have all been extremely positive and have assured assistance in the current situation, said sources.

ISIS wanted to take us to Mosul, we refused, say stranded nurses in Tikrit
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

The nurses said it was not safe to move along with the ISIS men to Mosul as there was the risk of attacks by the Iraqi military in transit.

Tricked into carrying LSD ‘book parcel’, he lands in Abu Dhabi jail
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Police have arrested three persons after his family filed a complaint.

CPM slams use of green boards in Kerala schools
Mon, Jun 30, 2014

CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said the move was ludicrous and the government should improve the infrastructure facilities at schools.

After ‘secular’ lesson, Congress to debate A K Antony’s view internally
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Veteran leader had cautioned party against bending too much towards minorities.

Money unwise
Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Moneylending has, for long, been a lucrative business in Kerala. Now, a string of suicides has led the police to crack down on the ‘blade mafia’

Antony touches raw ‘secular’ nerve, says Cong’s ‘proximity to minority communities’ leads to ‘doubt’
Sat, Jun 28, 2014

Antony said that his party’s apparent proximity to minority communities had led people to doubt its secularism.

Dalit principal meets Chandy, wants transfer order revoked
Sat, Jun 28, 2014

Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan said the government should have heard the Dalit principal, before shunting her out and said she was denied natural justice.

Five H1N1 deaths in Kerala, surge in Gujarat and Rajasthan push fatality rate to over 20%
Fri, Jun 27, 2014

Officials in the Health Ministry fear this may be a year in the H1N1 cycle of greater fatalities.

For standing up to Education Minister, Kerala Dalit principal is shunted out
Fri, Jun 27, 2014

The transfer has triggered anger across the state and put the government on the defensive.

Kerala: Protest over transfer of teacher for delay in opening of gate for minister
Thu, Jun 26, 2014

Opposition protest against the transfer of headmistress who closed the gates of a school after waiting for minister Raab.