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Kerala family gets word: One from group of 25 that answered IS call killed in Afghanistan
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

“There’s simply no way of verifying the identities of individual dead.”

Kerala jihadist believed to have been killed in drone strike in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar district
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Family members learned of the death through a Telegram instant message sent to them by another Kerala jihadist living in Nangarhar on Sunday morning.

Shopian ambush: M J Sreejith’s family was planning housewarming
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Sreejith, 27, had been brought up by his mother as his father was separated from the family.

Kerala moral policing: Attacker booked for abetting victim’s suicide
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

The police have recovered a suicide note in which Aneesh has blamed Dhaneesh Ramesh, 30, for his death.

Kerala actress assault: Prime suspect, co-accused nabbed from Kochi court
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

The Kochi courtroom witnessed dramatic scenes when the two entered with their lawyer to surrender. Soon after they entered, police nabbed them.

Kerala actress molestation: Actor says no link with case, parties trade charges
Thu, Feb 23, 2017

The BJP and CPI(M) blamed each other over links of V P Vijeesh, one of the two suspects absconding.

Kerala actress molestation case: As cops hunt for key accused, his lawyer moves HC for bail
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Police sources said the actress had told them that she had identified Sunil after he forced his way into her car.

Kerala actress’s molestation: Rivalry angle seen, police probe role of people from film industry
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Driver Martin Antony told police that they planned to collect Rs 30 lakh from the actress after blackmailing her with visuals of the attack.

Kerala horror: Top actress abducted, molested, photographed in moving car
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Men in van ram her car, force way in; her driver arrested for tailing car in van

Kerala CM tells DGP to take strict action on moral policing incidents
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

The incident was reported in Ochira police station area of Kollam district when the victims had gone to the Azheekal beach for an outing on Valentine’s Day.

Row over DYFI leader’s matrimonial ad on Christian site
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

The advertisement has described the 28-year-old Leftist youth leader’s Christian denomination as Latin Catholic and sought a groom from only Catholic denominations.

Kerala: Plans to move highway liquor outlets face protests
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

According to the Supreme Court verdict, delivered on December 15 last year, all liquor outlets along highways have to shut down by March 31.

In Afghanistan, families from Kerala try to build Islamic State
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

The members of the group have set up stores, teach religion, have married, and had children. None appears to be engaged in military activity.

Maid hacked to death in Kerala crèche
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

The crèche is run by Kannan Deval Hills Plantations Limited for its staff. Rajaguru was the lone worker at the crèche.

Retired soldier on pedal mission to pay tribute to fallen fellows
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

Somnath Jha, a third-generation Army officer from his family in West Bengal, had joined the force as a second lieutenant in 1979.

Kerala Law Academy protest ends after principal is removed
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Students belonging to various outfits had been protesting at the academy demanding the exit of Lakshmi, a celebrity chef and anchor of a cookery show on CPM-backed Kairali TV.

Had no intention to insult Nataraja Pillai: CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

CM Vijayan had referred to Pillai as “some Pillai”, while explaining the government’s stand on the raging Kerala Law Academy (KLA) controversy.

Kerala Law Academy row: A star chef in a soup
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

Over the past 26 days, students at the Kerala Law Academy have been demanding the ouster of Principal Lakshmi Nair, also a celebrity chef, accusing her of discrimination.

Probe recommended against Kerala Vigilance chief Jacob Thomas
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Thomas is accused of financial irregularities worth Rs 15 crore mainly with regard to purchase of a dredger.

Former RSS worker alleges torture by Sangh men
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

Vishnu has said in his complaint that RSS leaders in Thiruvananthapuram kept him in confinement from December 16 to January 22, when he managed to escape.

Probe casteism charges against celebrity chef: rights body to police
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

Students of the private institution have alleged that Nair forced Dalit students to work at her hotel and scolded upper-caste Hindu students for mingling with students from backward communities.

UK woman traces husband to Kerala, divorces him after long legal battle
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Khaliq alleged that Hussain’s family threatened her and used abusive language. They were unwilling to accept her as their daughter-in-law.

Dalit students harassed: Rights panel seeks reply from Kerala principal
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Police said they have received three complaints from students and are probing the matter.

Kerala youth fest: Vigilance books Kuchipudi judges, teacher
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Athira alleged that the dance teacher worked as a middleman between the contestants and the judges.

The race for ‘A’: Capturing tears, meltdowns, and weight of expectations in Kerala’s annual School Youth Festival
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

12,000 children, 300 events, 30 marks to the winner, and hearts broken over each contested point. Photographs: T Mohandas

BJP man killed in Kerala amid clashes with CPM
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

State BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan alleged that the CPM was behind the murder.

Tape suggests ‘sting’ targeted Kerala Chief Secretary
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

When contacted by The Indian Express, Samuel said that the tape contained the recording of a conversation that took place one-and-a-half years ago between him and a woman he identified as Angel Abraham.

Kerala film industry stalemate over
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

On Friday, CM Pinarayi Vijayan had warned exhibitors’ federation to end the agitation if they wanted to hold a discussion with the government on issues in the industry.

Week since Jishnu suicide: More Kerala colleges face allegations of ‘harassment’
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

A few students had complained to Kerala Education Minister C Raveendranath that Joseph would often allegedly go to the girls’ hostel and shout abuses at the inmates.

Booked for sedition, Malayalam writer to burn his book in protest
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Police sources said the sedition case against Prana is still under investigation and has been sent for legal opinion for further action.

Rubber growers see fortunes rising despite demonetisation
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The above increase — linked mainly to rising global crude oil prices, which have also made synthetic substitutes such as styrene butadiene rubber more expensive — has cheered growers here.

Kerala: Students’ protest over campus suicide turns violent
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Students allege that college PRO, Sajith Vishwanathan, son of Congress leader K P Vishwanathan, tortured Pranoy in his chamber

Congress, CPM slam Kerala BJP leader for remarks against filmmaker
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

During a film festival in Kerala last month, Kamal, who had been festival director, had flayed the police action against delegates who did not stand up while the national anthem was being played.

Why there has been no new Malayalam film release in Kerala for 3 weeks
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

The Indian Express explains the tussle between producers and theatre owners that has kept even the likes of superstar Mohanlal waiting outside cinemas.

CPM warns VS Achuthanandan against violating party discipline
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Achuthanandan wanted that he be included in the party state secretariat, a demand rejected by the central committee citing his age and party regulations

Cases against bureaucrats: Kerala IAS officers to go on one-day mass leave
Sun, Jan 08, 2017

The association criticised action against Antony for appointment of minister E P Jayarajan’s relative in a public sector undertaking.