Shaju Philip

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Inquiry against doctor who said infant’s recovery was due to Mariam Thresia

The ethics committee of the IMA is probing the claims of Dr V K Sreenivasan, a senior paediatrician at the Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur.

Three held for Kerala RSS man’s murder also killed BJP man in 1995: Cops

On Tuesday, the police arrested two more men who were associated with the same outfit, identified as Usman, 54, and Yousafli, 52, from Malappuram and Thrissur districts, respectively.

Vatican rejects Kerala nun’s appeal against dismissal

The Vatican has rejected Kalapura’s appeal against the dismissal order served by her congregation — Kochi-based Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC).

Maradu apartment demolition: Builder, two ex-officials held over CRZ violation

Legal action against the builders was part of the action plan submitted by the state government before the Supreme Court last month.

Kerala RSS man’s killing: 25 years after murder, ‘real’ accused nabbed

In the last quarter of a century, it had been a tale of miscarriage of justice, as the police chargesheeted nine CPM workers and a trial court convicted four of them for life term.

Explained: Kerala Catholic nun Mariam Thresia is a Saint. What does that mean, and what does sainthood take

Mariam Thresia was born in the Chiramel Mankidiyan family in Puthenchira village of Thrissur district in 1876. She began a life of prayer at an early age, and longed for a life of seclusion.

Fact Check: How is killer cyanide in Kerala monitored?

Kerala is among the country’s biggest consumers of gold jewellery. How is cyanide stocked in the state, and how is its distribution regulated?

Back as MD of small PSU, suspended IPS officer Jacob Thomas takes dig at Kerala’s CPM govt

Thomas was apparently referring to the murder of rebel CPI(M) leader T P Chandrasekharan, hacked to death allegedly by a gang backed by the party, inflicting 51 wounds on him.

Kerala ‘serial killings’: Demands raised to probe three more deaths

Last week, police arrested Jolly Joseph (47), who hails from Koodathai village, on charges of killing her husband, parents-in-law and three other members of the Ponnamattom family over 14 years since 2002.

Kerala, Delhi police spin net for gangster facing 70 cases

A gangster suspected to be involved in around 70 criminal cases, including murder, extortion and dacoity, Satyaprakash was arrested last week from Shahdara by the Kerala Police, who had the assistance of Delhi Police.

Kerala: Second husband of ‘serial killer’ questioned, politicians under scanner

Kozhikode Rural SP K G Simon said that Shaju Zacharias, a high school teacher, was also questioned last week along with Jolly. “However, there was no evidence to connect him with the murders.

Jovial, friendly, pious: Shocked Kerala town recalls its ‘serial killer’

On Saturday police arrested the Jolly Joseph on the charge of murdering her first husband, his parents, and three other members of his extended family here, over a period of 14 years, with cyanide in their food.

Using cyanide, Kerala woman murdered six members of family over 14 years, say police

The woman, Jolly Joseph, who belongs to Koodathai village in Kozhikode district of North Kerala, has confessed to all six murders, Kozhikode Rural superintendent of police K G Simon told reporters.

Maradu flats demolition: How officials looked the other way

Trouble arises when it is realised that then Maradu panchayat secretary, M Asharaf, issued the permits without CRZ clearance from the Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority (KCZMA), as was required.

‘Considering Kerala’s peculiar situation… CRZ norms a big challenge here’

"As per the coastal zone management plan approved earlier this year, these buildings are in compliance with CRZ norms now. Hence, I would say the issue of violations today is only a technical matter," said K Padmakumar.

Kerala police probe 6 deaths in same family over 14 years

According to the police, Ponnamattam Annamma (57), a retired school teacher, first died in Kodenchery in 2002 under mysterious circumstances. She collapsed soon after taking food.

Maradu flats demolition: Their dream homes left behind, residents look for new address

The residents of the four complexes, which are facing demolition following a Supreme Court ultimatum, have resigned themselves to the fact that they have to leave the homes in which they invested their hard-earned money.

Why Wayanad is protesting permanent closure of highway through Bandipur Tiger Reserve

Protests in Wayanad after the Supreme Court asked the Centre for alternatives that would enable permanent closure of the Kerala-Karnataka highway that cuts through a tiger reserve. A look at both sides of the debate.

Maradu flats face demolition: Panchayat flip-flops major cause of crisis

In 2005-06, Maradu panchayat issued building permits without taking KCZMA’s consent.

Kerala govt hits jackpot in lottery craze, revenue from ticket sale up

Revenue from lottery in 2018-19 financial year was Rs 9,276 crore, up from Rs 8,977 crore the fiscal before. Last fiscal, the profit was Rs 1,673 crore, says data from lottery directorate.