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On Day 765: Thousands stand up to support a man’s sit-in for justice in Kerala
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

On March 21, 2014, Sreejeev, 27, died at a Thiruvananthapuram hospital, allegedly due to police torture.

Pinarayi Vijayan opens Loka Kerala Sabha: ‘Would mark diversity of democracy’
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

“The Loka Kerala Sabha would mark the diversity of democracy. It has been envisaged as a body that can contribute to the comprehensive development of Kerala. It should reflect the ideas and aspirations of expatriates from Kerala,” said Pinarayi Vijayan.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan gets disaster fund for chopper bill, sparks row
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

The request for payment was placed before the Revenue Department, which handles disaster management, by the police department.

Vigilance probes Kerala minister K K Shailaja
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

BJP state general secretary K Surendran alleged that the minister had forged documents to show that her husband K Bhaskaran is a dependent of the minister.

Congress MLA’s jibe against Communist icon kicks up row
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

VT Balram said AK Gopalan may be an icon for many people and that everyone has high regards for his public life and parliamentary politics

After Constitution, Army, RSS keeps Indians safe: Former Supreme Court judge
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Retired Supreme Court judge K T Thomas said he feels the Sangh imparts discipline to its volunteers for “protection of the country”.

Kerala: Advocate seeks probe against cardinal over church land deal
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

IGP (Kochi) P Vijayan said, “I have received a petition against the cardinal. It was forwarded to Kochi city police commissioner for further action.”

Cyclone Ockhi: Night when helicopter braved dark, choppy sea to save lives
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

On its first sortie on December 1 from Thiruvananthapuram, it rescued four fishermen from a capsized boat.

After Shashi Tharoor nudge, students suspended for hug to take exams
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

The Mar Thoma Church Educational Society, which runs the school, expressed its willingness to take back both students on its rolls following the intervention of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

Engineering student held for killing mother over ‘affair’
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

According to police, Akshay Ashok (22) murdered his mother Deepa (50) on the suspicion that she was in an extra-marital relationship.

Two CPM workers attacked in Kerala
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

The attack came hours after the Kannur district administration convened a peace meeting of CPM and BJP leaders.

AIIMS nurse dies after delaying her cancer treatment to give birth to her eighth child
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Sapna Tracy (43), who delivered her eighth child in December 2015, died Monday in Thrissur after delaying cancer treatment

Tamil Nadu, Kerala brace for a dark Xmas
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

330 still missing after Ockhi; little hope in Thiruvananthapuram, Kanyakumari for fishermen’s return

Kerala: Senior IPS officer suspended after criticising Ockhi rescue efforts
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

“Nobody knows how many fishermen died in the Ochki tragedy. Had the missing persons been the children of the rich, what would have been the nature of the government reaction? Why do those who cannot look after the concerns of the people continue in power?’’ Thomas said

Kim Jong-un photos in CPM posters in Kerala
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

CPM’s Idukki district secretary K K Jayachandran said, “Some local leaders wanted to project Kim as they felt he is the only communist leader who challenges the US. However, the party does not attest that stand."

Kerala: Suspended four months for hug, Class XII student stands up to fight
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

After Kerala High Court setback, Class XII boy says will move division bench; girl says depressed, humiliated by school authorities.

Solar scam: Kerala High Court bars publication of Saritha Nair letter for two months
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

The court was acting on a petition by former CM Oommen Chandy, who sought a stay on further proceedings initiated by the state government based on the judicial commission report.

Kerala High Court upholds suspension of Class XII boy, girl for hugging in public
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

According to the school management, the boy hugged the girl in front of other students during an arts festival held in the school on August 21 this year —- the boy said it was a congratulatory hug after her impressive singing at the festival. Both apologised to the vice-principal for this public display of affection.

Two weeks after cyclone Ockhi, hope and wait for families of missing fishermen
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Cyclone Ockhi: In village after village, women sit with folded hands and tears in front of photographs of their missing loved ones. Or keep an eye on TV screens.

Jisha rape and murder case: Convict Ameerul Islam gets death sentence by Kerala court
Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Islam, 23, has been found guilty under sections 376 (rape), 302 (murder), 449 (wrongful confinement) and 376A (causing death or resulting in persistent vegetative state of victim).

Why a gas pipeline is triggering anger in Kerala
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

The project, which should have been commissioned in 2013, now has a revised deadline of February 2019.

Kerala flash mob: Hijab-clad students trolled, women panel asks cops to act
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

A radio jockey in Doha, R J Sooraj, who appreciated the women’s courage, lashed out at the trolling against them. In the video uploaded on Facebook, Sooraj asked why were those who speak about the freedom of Hadiya not respecting the freedom of these girls.

Cyclone Ockhi: Three weeks for Christmas, black flags cast shadow over Kerala coastal villages
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

About 92 fishermen from these villages are still missing six days after Cyclone Ockhi hit the sea off Kerala.

Five fishermen who survived Cyclone Ockhi: ‘Clinging to boat, we prayed’
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

From Wednesday night to Saturday evening, the five subsisted on rainwater. The GPS and wireless devices on the boat stopped working and the food they got from Thengapattanam in Kanyakumari district was washed away.

Cyclone Ockhi: Toll climbs to 25, 96 missing; CM Pinarayi Vijayan not allowed to meet fishermen’s kin
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

The Kerala government on Sunday said 96 fishermen were missing, four days after the state’s coast felt the first impact of Cyclone Ockhi. The death toll is now 25.

Cyclone Ockhi: In this Kerala village, they say, never seen sea this angry
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

The death toll from the cyclone has gone up to seven in Kerala, with five bodies being fished out from the sea on Saturday. At least 47 fishermen, who were rescued, have been admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram medical college.

Cyclone Ockhi: Over 200 fishermen rescued till now, high waves to lash Kerala coast today
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

Cyclone Ockhi: IMD director general K J Ramesh told The Indian Express, “The worst impact of the cyclone is likely to be over by tomorrow evening.”

Cyclone Ockhi: Most missing fishermen spotted, some unwilling to leave vessels, fishing net mid-sea
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

Cyclone Ockhi: Kerala CM Vijayan said rescue operations are going on at full swing, despite inclement weather conditions. "We don’t have the exact number of fishermen missing in the sea. Since last night, 43 fishermen had been either rescued or returned safely to various destinations in Southern Kerala."

Kerala conversion case: Will continue fight to get her back as Akhila, not Hadiya, says father
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

Ashokan said, “She is my only daughter, I will fight to the end. I can’t accept that my daughter has gone with a terrorist.’’

Kerala conversion case: Will move Supreme Court to restrict Shefin meeting Hadiya, says father
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Jahan had petitioned the Supreme Court challenging a Kerala High Court order that had nullified his marriage to Hadiya.

Crisis in JD(U) Kerala unit as Sharad loyalist Veerendra Kumar decides to quit Rajya Sabha
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Veerendra Kumar announced his resignation from Parliament on Wednesday. There are reports doing the rounds that the faction led by Veerendra Kumar could merge with the Janata Dal (Secular) and join the CPM-led LDF in Kerala

CBFC sees red over S Durga, IFFI floors it; Kerala fest may also miss film
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

The CBFC’s decision puts in jeopardy S Durga’s screening at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IIFK), scheduled to be held from December 8-15 in Thiruvananthapuram.

Pinarayi Vijayan recommends action against officer for writing book while in service
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Jacob Thomas became the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau director in 2016 soon after the CPM-led LDF government assumed office.

I have won battle to get back wife, says Shefin Jahan; College says Hadiya is welcome
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Hadiya's husband said he wanted to meet his wife at the earliest. He said he saw her in the court room on Monday after several months, but “I could not even smile at her as the courtroom was crowded”.

Kerala: CPM MLA ‘insults’ deputy collector, apologises
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

The incident took place during a protest Saturday, a day after two people were killed in an accident at a granite quarry.

Panchayat orders razing of ‘encroaching’ parts of Rajya Sabha MP’s Kerala resort
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Calling the notice an effort to “intimidate” him, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said, “This is not the first time I am a target of political violence or political lies and attacks."