Shaju Philip

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Kerala court finds 10 guilty in case of honour killing

Of the 14 people arraigned as accused, four were acquitted by the court. The other 10 have been charged under IPC Section 302 (murder) and Section 364A (kidnapping for ransom), among other charges.

Held in UAE in cheque bounce case, BDJS chief Thushar Vellapally out on bail

In the Lok Sabha polls, Thushar had unsuccessfully contested as the NDA candidate against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad.

Convent authorities locked me in, denied freedom to pray: ‘Sacked’ Kerala nun to police

Lucy Kalapura, a member of Franciscan Clarist Congregation, hit the headlines last year when she supported an agitation demanding the arrest of then Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was accused of rape by a nun.

Kerala floods: Year after deluge, many in Idukki village have left, some wait for aid

“Permits for new houses have been very rare after August 2018. With families migrating to safe valleys, population in the panchayat is also coming down,’’ said a panchayat official.

All in a day: Kerala CPM leader turns from ‘villain’ to flood hero

“I am happy that the government has realised my honesty. When I faced an allegation, my party initiated disciplinary action. Vested groups hurled charges against me only because I am a CPI(M) worker,” Omanakuttan said.

Kerala: Mosque opens doors for autopsy of landslide victims

As the bodies of 59 people, who were buried alive in the landslide, are being retrieved one after the other since last Friday, their post-mortem is being conducted in the building of a nearby mosque.

Kavalappara landslide: How a hill in Western Ghats buried part of a village in Kerala

Kavalappara landslide: Almost 60 people are feared dead, buried alive under layers of mud and rocks. It is the worst tragedy in Kerala’s devastating monsoon so far this year.

Biryani, clothes, henna on palms: Eid in Kerala flood relief camps

Several organisations, as well as individuals, stepped in to arrange for a sumptuous meal and new clothes for those living at relief camps in Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts — the worst-hit by the floods this year.

Kerala floods: Under a hill that flattened, they stepped out, their neighbourhood was gone

The rains appear to have eased but the official death toll from this month’s floods in Kerala, mainly in the northern districts of Malappuram and Wayanad, has risen to 72.

Two days after Kerala rain buried houses under hill, 46 missing

Malappuram District Superintendent of Police U V Abdul Kareem said as per reports, 19 houses with 46 people were buried under at Kavalappara. “Some sources said around 60 people are trapped. We are verifying that. So far, nine bodies have been retrieved.”

Heavy rain continues in Kerala, toll 28

The state disaster management authority confirmed 28 deaths till Friday evening. As many as 738 camps have been opened across Kerala, offering shelter for 64,013 people from 15,748 families.

Wayanad village devastated by landslide, at least eight killed

Almost 24 hours after what was one of the worst landslides to occur in Kerala in recent history, Puthumala village is deserted. Survivors have been shifted to relief camps at Meppadi town, 15 km away.

Kerala weather: Heavy rain leads to flooding; red alert in 4 districts

According to the state disaster management authority, nine people died in separate incidents of flooding and landslides on Thursday. Around 13,000 people have been shifted to relief camps.

Kerala nun who took on bishop sacked — for learning to drive

The decision to dismiss the 53-year-old was taken on May 11 by the FCC, which received approval from the powerful Congregation for the Oriental Churches on August 5 through the Vatican’s representative in Delhi. Kalapura was handed the order Wednesday.

Kerala: IAS officer Sriram Venkatiraman who ran journalist over sent to jail, then to hospital

Venkitaraman, presently the director of State Survey and Land Records Department, has been charged under the non-bailable Section 304 of IPC, pertaining to culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

‘Inebriated’ Kerala IAS officer knocks down, kills journalist; arrested after protests

The accident took place near Museum Police Station, in the heart of the city. Basheer died on the spot, the police said.

Kerala: A campus with a ‘torture room’

Established in 1866 by the erstwhile Travancore royal regime, University College is the alma mater of such illustrious names such as former president the late K R Narayanan, former Maharashtra governor P C Alexander, the first woman judge of the Supreme Court Fathima Beevi and scores of litterateurs, politicians and civil servants.

Kerala journalist killed after ‘drunk’ IAS officer Sriram Venkataraman’s car rams into bike

Initially, police did not subject IAS officer Sriram Venkataraman and his friend to medical examination. Instead, they arranged a taxi and sent the woman home.  

Kerala man’s family gets message: Killed fighting for Islamic State

Police officials identified the man as Muhammed Muhasin, a native of Edappal in Malappuram district. An engineering student, he has been missing since October 2017, the police said.

Tribunal orders reinstatement of suspended Kerala DGP

The seniormost IPS officer in Kerala was suspended in December 2017 after he criticised the government’s rescue efforts in the aftermath of Cyclone Okhi.