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Academics to get sabbatical leave to begin startups in Kerala
Academics to get sabbatical leave to begin startups in Kerala

According to the proposal, teachers can start their own startups, form their groups or join as founders/co-founders along with students.

Kerala’s iconic Marxist V S Achuthanandan turns 94
Kerala’s iconic Marxist V S Achuthanandan turns 94

Velikkakath Sankaran Achuthanandan, popularly known as VS, was born on October 20, 1923 in a working class family in Punnapra in Alappuzha district.

Kerala to have own antibiotic policy, says state Health Minister K K Shailaja
Kerala to have own antibiotic policy, says state Health Minister K K Shailaja

Shailaja said, “The policy will (also) cover agriculture and animal husbandry departments. Antibiotics used in dairy and poultry sectors are causing serious public health hazards.

Nearly half of Vengara’s voters have cast their ballot till 1 pm
Nearly half of Vengara’s voters have cast their ballot till 1 pm

The election was necessitated after sitting MLA PK Kunhalikutty of the IUML vacated the seat to contest for Lok Sabha from Malappuram.

Kerala High Court grants bail to actor Dileep in abduction and assault case; relief after 86 days
Kerala High Court grants bail to actor Dileep in abduction and assault case; relief after 86 days

Dileep has been accused of hatching a plot to abduct and assault the actress in a moving car through ‘prime accused’ Pulsar Suni and his associates.

BJP chief Amit Shah in Kerala: Padayatras to public rally — here’s his schedule for the day
BJP chief Amit Shah in Kerala: Padayatras to public rally — here’s his schedule for the day

BJP chief Amit Shah’s Kerala visit begins today. From padayatras to public rallies here is his day one full schedule.

Kerala lawyer under suspicion in real estate dealer’s murder
Kerala lawyer under suspicion in real estate dealer’s murder

Police on Monday arrested Johny, along with two of his accomplices, taking the total arrests to seven. The police said the arrested men had claimed that they abducted Rajeev at the behest of advocate Udayabhanu.

Wear a sari to understand women’s plight: Gowri Amma to CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Wear a sari to understand women’s plight: Gowri Amma to CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Veteran Kerala Communist leader K R Gowri Amma had a word of advice for the Pinarayi Vijayan-led state government on women safety. The 98-year-old leader suggested the chief minister that if he wanted to understand the plight of women, he should “wear a sari and walk around”.

Suicide bid: Four Kerala journalists booked
Suicide bid: Four Kerala journalists booked

Police were considering slapping relevant sections of the SC/ST Atrocities Prevention Act against the four as the woman belongs to the Dalit community.

Kerala woman bites off tongue of man who tried to kiss, molest her

The police nabbed the youth by focusing on the hospitals where he was likely to seek medical aid. Soon they got to know that a person with a severed tongue had sought treatment at a hospital in nearby Ernakulam.

Museum dedicated to former President A P J Abdul Kalam to be inaugurated in Kerala
Museum dedicated to former President A P J Abdul Kalam to be inaugurated in Kerala

The museum will house personal memorabilia of the late President, a large number of very rare photographs and miniature models of rockets, satellites, and his famous quotes aimed at inspiring the youth.

Kerala IAS officer who led eviction drive shifted
Kerala IAS officer who led eviction drive shifted

Now posted as director of Employment Department, Venkitaraman had faced the wrath of political parties, particularly the CPI(M), in recent months after he resumed action against encroachment of government land in Munnar and surrounding areas.

Kerala govt to ensure speedy appointment of SC/ST candidates in state-run institutions
Kerala govt to ensure speedy appointment of SC/ST candidates in state-run institutions

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in a Facebook post, said the CPI(M)-led LDF government’s aim is to create an environment for the growth and social progress of SC/ST.

BJP woos ex-DGP Senkumar
BJP woos ex-DGP Senkumar

Senkumar, who retired on June 30, had a strained relation with the CPM-led government. A day after the present government came into office in May last year, he was shunted out.

Kerala: Three-, four-star bar hotels open again
Kerala: Three-, four-star bar hotels open again

Excise department sources said 250-odd hotels in Kerala are in the three- and four-star categories but only less than 100 meet the requirement under the Supreme Court directive.

Kerala to have department for women and children
Kerala to have department for women and children

The Kerala Cabinet on Wednesday decided to form a separate department for the welfare of women and children. The department, which will be formed after bifurcating the social justice department, was one of the promises made by the government after it assumed office last year. A communication said the new department would deal with gender […]

Kerala Actor Molestation Case: Police probe conspiracy angle

Among seven accused, Sunil Kumar had worked as a driver for some in the Malayalam film industry.

Kerala diet can’t be decided in Delhi or Nagpur: CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala diet can’t be decided in Delhi or Nagpur: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

At an event in Alappuzha, Vijayan said the state would ensure facilities for people to eat the food of their choice.

Day after Kerala HC annuls marriage with Muslim convert, man vows to fight ‘injustice’
Day after Kerala HC annuls marriage with Muslim convert, man vows to fight ‘injustice’

Jahan said the court should tell him what crime his wife had committed. “She has taken a religion of her choice. She had handpicked a husband of her choice. Is it a crime?”

Kerala RSS worker’s murder: CPM slams BJP for ‘threatening’ Kerala Governor
Kerala RSS worker’s murder: CPM slams BJP for ‘threatening’ Kerala Governor

The BJP had flayed the Governor’s action of handing over the party’s petition to CM Pinarayi Vijayan.

Farming will end sex trafficking: Kerala minister
Farming will end sex trafficking: Kerala minister

“I am asking everyone to go for farming. In such a scenario, there won’t be time for sex trafficking.”

Kerala to develop 10 ecotourism circuits
Kerala to develop 10 ecotourism circuits

The ecotourism circuits were envisaged to promote tourism without harming environment and preserve local culture.

Kerala: Senior IPS officer T P Senkumar takes charge as state DGP    
Kerala: Senior IPS officer T P Senkumar takes charge as state DGP    

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had yesterday signed the order reinstating the senior IPS officer as Kerala DGP.

Kerala man killed relatives to avenge neglect, claims police
Kerala man killed relatives to avenge neglect, claims police

Police sources said Raja’s detailed questioning with help of a psychiatrist revealed the neglect story.

Killed parents, sister, relative in occult experiment, says Kerala man
Killed parents, sister, relative in occult experiment, says Kerala man

Cadell Jeanson Raja, 30, claimed that he was experimenting with astral projection, commonly known as out-of-body experience.

Malayalam made mandatory till Class X in Kerala
Malayalam made mandatory till Class X in Kerala

An ordinance promulgated states that Malayalam should be compulsorily taught in all schools irrespective of their management or stream of education.

Kerala: Four of family burnt and chopped in capital, son suspect
Kerala: Four of family burnt and chopped in capital, son suspect

The deceased have been identified as retired professor Raja Thankam, his wife Dr Jean Padma, their daughter Caroline and a relative Lathika

Kerala: 85-year-old mauled to death by stray dogs
Kerala: 85-year-old mauled to death by stray dogs

The elderly man’s face and right hand were found bitten off, police said adding the man seemed to have put up a fight against the animals.

Two minor Dalit sisters found dead in 2 months, cops file rape case

Both the incidents occurred when their parents, who work as farm hands, were away from home.

Kerala: Blanket ban on plastic bags in Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala: Blanket ban on plastic bags in Thiruvananthapuram

“Green protocol has also been made mandatory for the conduct of all festivals and celebrations here from now on,” Corporation sources said

Ruling CPI(M) to compile history of Left movement in Kerala
Ruling CPI(M) to compile history of Left movement in Kerala

A committee, with party veteran and former Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan as president and Kodiyeri Balakrishnan as convener, has been formed to execute the project.

Super speciality facilities in Medical colleges: Kerala CM  
Super speciality facilities in Medical colleges: Kerala CM  

Vijayan also distributed the financial assistance sponsored by College Alumni to the families of victims of Puttingal Firwork tragedy at the function.

Kerala DGP orders probe into moral policing in Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala DGP orders probe into moral policing in Thiruvananthapuram

With Kerala Police coming under several controversies surrounding cases of moral policing, the Facebook video uploaded has highlighted such incidents in the state.

CPI functionary suspended for casteist remarks
CPI functionary suspended for casteist remarks

Manoj is heard telling a woman why he does not want to go to Adoor in Pathanamthitta.

Row over DYFI leader’s matrimonial ad on Christian site
Row over DYFI leader’s matrimonial ad on Christian site

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.

Cabinet gives in-principle nod for Sabarimala airport
Cabinet gives in-principle nod for Sabarimala airport

Presently the only way to reach the Sabarimala shrine is by road.