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Loom at home: A stitch in time to save Kerala’s handloom sector
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

In September 2017, at the insistence of a local panchayat member, Sheena applied to train as a weaver under the government’s ‘A Loom at Home’ scheme, which aims to revive the handloom industry, besides encouraging women to be self-reliant.

16-year-old impresses Rahul Gandhi with translation
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

Before he began his speech, he asked for a volunteer to translate it into Malayalam. Safa Odala, 16, then stepped in and promptly fulfilled the task without stumbling.

For Kerala expat in Gulf, 31-year nightmare ends with a dream
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Last Friday, Sundaresan, now 55, managed to reach Kerala, the first time since he had left home, and found himself in a “new world”.

Explained: Kerala’s Islamic State connection
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Security agencies estimate that some 100-120 individuals from Kerala either joined, or tried to join, ISIS. Some of them moved to Syria or Afghanistan from the Middle East, where they were employed; others migrated from Kerala.

Kerala child council to care for 4 of 6 kids of destitute woman
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

Only 7.5 per cent of the state’s population is under the poverty line as compared to the all-India average of 21.92 per cent, according to RBI report of 2013.

Kerala duo found dead in Bengaluru: Were not opposed to affair, say techies’ families
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

Abhijith Mohan, 25, and Sreelakshmi, 21, employed with TCS as financial analysts in Bengaluru, were reported missing after they left office on October 11 evening.

‘Ban’ outdated: Actors’ association backs artiste
Sat, Nov 30, 2019

Banning him from the industry, the association had said that producers were abandoning two film projects due to non-cooperation of Nigam — son of late actor and mimicry artiste Kalabhavan Abi.

IS terror attack case: Prime accused gets 14-year jail term
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

The court had Monday convicted six people, including prime accused Manseed Mehmood alias Omar Al Hindi, a native of Kannur who was the leader of the Omar Al Hindi module of the IS.

Kerala cops deny protection to six women to visit Sabarimala; activist attacked
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

The incident took place outside Kochi police commissionerate, where Bindu and the others had gone seeking police protection for their planned visit to the hill shrine.

NIA court finds six guilty in 2016 IS terror plot case
Tue, Nov 26, 2019

The quantum of punishment will be declared on Wednesday. The accused were arrested in connection with a 2016 Islamic State (IS) terror plot case.

Kerala: 10-year-old bitten by snake in classroom, dies
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

At the cement-floored classroom where the girl was bitten, students had been leaving their footwear outside. According to a member of the PTA, the building had not been repaired for the last four years.

Muslim outfits nurturing Maoists, finds BJP’s support: CPM leader
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Agreeing with Mohanan’s remarks, BJP’s former state unit president Kummanam Rajasekharan on Tuesday said, “We support the concern raised by him (Mohanan). The BJP has on several occasions raised the issue that Maoists and Muslim fundamentalists are working in tandem in Kerala."

Sabarimala pilgrimage: 12-yr-old stopped; Kerala govt to not move SC for clarity on order
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

The family reportedly did not raise any objection when they were convinced about the situation.

In 5 months, 40,000 Kerala farmers seek loan waiver
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

In Idukki and Wayanad districts, where the situation is more severe, the loans availed up to August 31, 2018, are being considered by the commission for debt relief and in other districts it is March 31, 2014.

Kerala: Event put off in view of Hindu marriage, village to mark Milad-un-Nabi today
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

The Jama Masjid at Edivetti village, under Changaroth panchayat of Kozhikode, sits right across the house of Indira Nambiar, whose daughter Prathyusha, a post-graduate student, got married last Sunday.

Kerala schools ring the bell to remind students to drink water
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

Physical Education teacher and former national-level handball player Jenil John said they came up with the idea of “water bell” to ensure that children drink an adequate quantity of water.

As Sabarimala temple opens, Kerala police stop 10 women
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

While scores of young women, including activists, attempted to visit the temple last year, only two are known to have officially entered the shrine with police protection.

Kerala govt’s flip-flop on Sabarimala: Won’t take young women to shrine
Sat, Nov 16, 2019

The latest stand is in stark contrast to the CPM-led government’s position last year when the Supreme Court had lifted the traditional bar on women of menstruating age from entering the temple.

Kerala HC directs that ED be impleaded in case involving IUML leader
Sat, Nov 16, 2019

Kunju is already under the scanner of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) in a corruption case related to the construction of a flyover in Kochi, which has become unfit for traffic within three years of its opening in 2016.

In Kerala, Left govt waits for Supreme Court verdict details on Sabarimala
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

The government will examine the consequences of the verdict and seek legal opinion before deciding the next course of action, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.

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