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Sworn-in 2 years after nod from collegium, Kerala High Court judge says wait ‘painful’
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

Justice P V Kunhikrishnan tried to drive home the point that the political leanings of a person should not be a factor preventing his elevation as a judge.

Funds for anti-Maoist ops used to procure vehicles for VIP security: CAG report in Kerala House
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

The CAG also took serious note of firearms and live cartridges missing from the department and bid to cover up such incidents.

In Kerala, regular surveys hit a wall amid CAA-NRC suspicion: officials
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

In some cases, field investigators have been manhandled or threatened by people who have decided against allowing any survey or census to be conducted in their areas against the backdrop of CAA, the officials said.

RSS veteran, orator, author P Parameswaran dies at 93
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

Parameswaran, who played a pivotal role in popularising the Bhagavad Gita in Kerala, had taken to RSS ideology during his college days. He became a pracharak in the early 50s at the behest of then sarsanghchalak M S Golwalkar.

The Flu: How Kerala, China are tackling coronavirus
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

With India reporting three positive cases of the novel coronavirus, all in Kerala, The Sunday Express on how the state is leaning back on its Nipah experience to tackle the latest outbreak. Over 4,000 km away, in China’s Hubei and nearby provinces, life in lockdown is a series of do’s and don’ts.

15 students stranded in China reach Kochi
Sun, Feb 09, 2020

Ernakulam District Collector A Suhas said the decision to send the students home was taken as they did not show any symptoms. However, they would be under observation at home for the next 28 days.

Kerala Budget presented with painting of Gandhi’s final moments
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

The painting, Death of Gandhi, was by artist and illustrator Tom Vattakuzhy, which he posted on his Facebook page last year. It went viral on January 30 after Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi and several others shared the painting on social media.

Kerala Budget: No new mega programmes for state; commitment to old projects, welfare schemes dominant theme
Sat, Feb 08, 2020

The Budget, presented by Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac, on Friday has banked on the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB), the agency for sourcing funds outside state revenue, to complete infrastructure projects mainly in road, irrigation, health and education sectors.

UAPA case against CPI(M) cadres: Pinarayi writes to Shah to hand over case to state
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Vijayan told the Assembly that there was no justification for the NIA to take over the case, which he said had been investigated effectively by the police.

Coronavirus: Two Kerala students from Wuhan under home quarantine go to Saudi Arabia
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

While they did not have any symptoms of the infection, they had been quarantined. They left the country two days ago.

Coronavirus: Third case in five days, Kerala declares state calamity, Centre forms GoM
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

State Health Department officials said the third patient, a 22-year-old man, took the same route to return home — via Kunming in China, Kolkata and Kochi — as the first two patients who were also students in Wuhan.

Kerala falls back on Nipah formula: Tracing coronavirus patient’s contacts
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

Coronavirus in Kerala: On Friday, while no fresh positive case was reported, the number of those under observation rose to 1,471 — 1,421 are under home quarantine. The number of those isolated in hospitals rose from 15 to 50.

First positive corona case is Wuhan medical student from Kerala
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Kerala Health Minister K K Shylaja said they were awaiting the result of one more test, gene sequencing, only after which it could be conclusively stated that she was affected with the virus.

Godse and Modi believe in same ideology: Rahul Gandhi
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Rahul Gandhi said “they believed in the same ideology. There is no difference, except Modi has no guts to say that he believes in Godse.”

Governor reads para on Kerala objection to CAA, adds he disagrees
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Before reading out the paragraph, Khan aired his reservation. “I have my reservation. I am going to read it. The chief minister himself had said in his letter this is the view of the government. I disagree, but to honour his wish I am going to read this para,’’ he said.

Leading stir, CPM gains support of Kerala Muslims
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

The growing acceptance of CPI(M) in the Muslim community in the emerging political scenario seems to have left many Congress leaders jittery.

With 621-km human chain, Kerala pledges to protect Constitution
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

For the first time, several mosques joined the Republic Day celebrations by hoisting the tricolour and reading out the Preamble of the Constitution following a direction by the Kerala State Wakf Board to observe Republic Day.

Catholic churches to read out Preamble after Sunday Mass
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

In a letter to all the parish priests under his diocese, Paul Antony Mullassery, the Bishop of Kollam in Kerala, has asked all the parishes as well as Catholic organisations to read the Preamble and take a pledge to protect the Constitution on Sunday, Republic Day.

Private schools should desist from religious education: Kerala High Court
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Upholding the closure of a school in the state capital which admitted only Muslim students, the bench of Justice A Muhamed Mustaque observed that the school imparted religious instruction exclusively following Islamic religion and that cannot be permitted.

Coronavirus scare after Indian nurse in Saudi put on watch
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

The nurse, who hails from Ettumanoor in Kerala’s Kottayam district, is believed to have got the virus from a Philippines national who was under treatment in Al-Hayat Hospital where she worked in southwestern Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait.

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