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Vivegam new poster: Celebrities have been sharing their birthday wishes to Ajith on social media.

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Baahubali 2 has earned $10 million in the US and has emerged as third biggest hit of the week. It also beat an Emma Watson, Tom Hanks film to reach the spot.

Romil and Jugal takes William Shakespeare’s immortal love story of Romeo and Juliet, and delivers it with a desi, gay twist

Technology

GSAT-9, popularly known as the South Asian satellite, can be used by India’s neighbours for communication purposes

In the largest data set yet on DNA of dogs, clues about how various modern breeds came about, when and where human beings crossed different breeds, and why

When two political objectives are in conflict, it makes sense for the ruling party to announce the more popular one during the second half of its tenure, a statistical analysis finds

Thiruvananthapuram News

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
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.

Kerala college chairman, four others accused in student suicide case
Kerala college chairman, four others accused in student suicide case

Pranoy (17), a first year engineering student, had hanged himself inside his hostel room on January 6

Kerala: SFI men accused of moral policing
Kerala: SFI men accused of moral policing

Left fellow traveler and film director Aashiq Abu on Saturday said that those involved in the attack should not be allowed to hold SFI flag.

Kochi: Organs of brain dead woman donated
Kochi: Organs of brain dead woman donated

The 55-year-old, a resident of Behala in Kolkata, would probably be Kerala’s first organ donor from outside the state, doctors said.

Kerala’s Pinarayi Vijayan backs Vigilance Director
Kerala’s Pinarayi Vijayan backs Vigilance Director

“That is why he is continuing in that post. Legal advice was sought for getting clarification on certain matters’, Vijayan told reporters

Government will not protect corrupt officials, have to face action: Pinarayi Vijayan
Government will not protect corrupt officials, have to face action: Pinarayi Vijayan

“No officials in whom government has no confidence will not continue in their position”, Kerala Chief Minister

UK woman traces husband to Kerala, divorces him after long legal battle
UK woman traces husband to Kerala, divorces him after long legal battle

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

Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan says all cabinet decision won’t fall under RTI   
Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan says all cabinet decision won’t fall under RTI   

“There is no need to deny any information when it is sought under the RTI. It is not needed to keep information and documents under an iron curtain,” Vijayan said.

CPI-M to take up BJP’s challenge on Che Guevara posters
CPI-M to take up BJP’s challenge on Che Guevara posters

“We are not going to act in accordance with the dictate of RSS-BJP,” CPI-M State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told reporters.

Kerala child rights panel directs cop to pay Rs 10K for beating minor boy
Kerala child rights panel directs cop to pay Rs 10K for beating minor boy

The amount should be deducted from the Sub-Inspector’s salary, the Child Rights commission said in an order to the state DGP and Ernakulam rural SP.

Sitaram Yechury rejects plea seeking action against Kerala Power Minister
Sitaram Yechury rejects plea seeking action against Kerala Power Minister

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday denied having received any letter from party veteran V S Achuthanandan, seeking action against Power minister M M Mani, following a local court rejecting his plea for discharge in a murder case.

No DJ parties at Kochi hotels on New year’s eve
No DJ parties at Kochi hotels on New year’s eve

According to a tough compliance list for party hosts, there will be police presence at the parties and events will be monitored through CCTV cameras.

Kerala: Woman falls from 14th floor trying to rescue infant son, dies
Kerala: Woman falls from 14th floor trying to rescue infant son, dies

The incident occurred Monday afternoon at a flat situated on VSNL road in Kakkanad near Kochi.

Bike ambulances launched in Kerala   
Bike ambulances launched in Kerala   

To begin with, there would be 50 motorcycles operating near highways in the state.

Malayalam writer Kamal C Chavara taken into custody for ‘insulting’ national anthem
Malayalam writer Kamal C Chavara taken into custody for ‘insulting’ national anthem

The case was lodged against him following a complaint by the Yuva Morcha stating that one of Kamal’s recent Facebook post was in the tone of insulting the national anthem.

CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s immediate intervention sought in expatriates’ issues 
CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s immediate intervention sought in expatriates’ issues 

In a letter to Chief Minister, Chennithala alleged that various welfare programmes taken up by the state government for NRKs had come to a halt in the last six months.

Congress, CPI attack BJP for hike in fuel prices    
Congress, CPI attack BJP for hike in fuel prices    

The Petrol prices had been raised by Rs 2.21 per litre, the Diesel prices by Rs 1.79 per litre,

Kerala: Opposition demands high level probe into custodial death  
Kerala: Opposition demands high level probe into custodial death  

UDF leader Ramesh Chennithala, while seeking a high level probe into the death, said action should be taken against police personnel responsible for the incident

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan slams Madhya Pradesh govt for ‘bitter experience’
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan slams Madhya Pradesh govt for ‘bitter experience’

Slamming the BJP-led government and RSS, Vijayan, who is a senior member of the CPI(M) politburo, said what happened in Bhopal was ‘unjustifiable’.

Kerala: CPI leader pays tribute to dead Maoist
Kerala: CPI leader pays tribute to dead Maoist

He paid floral tributes to Devraj as his body was taken out of the morgue at Kozhikode medical college hospital for cremation in the evening.