Entry into the Sabarimala temple complex on Thursday (January 14) was restricted to 5000 pilgrims in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials of the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), the administers of the shrine, said
The political heat that was generated by the gold smuggling case in Kerala seems to have died down after the local body elections. But what is more intriguing is that the investigations by central agencies – the Customs Department, the Enforcement Directorate and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) looking into various aspects of the case — seem to be headed nowhere.
Kochi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday (January 5) filed a chargesheet against 20 people before a special court in Kochi for their alleged involvement in smuggling 30 kg of gold worth ₹14.82 crore in diplomatic baggage into Kerala, an official said. All the accused, including Sarith P S and main accused Swapna Prabha Suresh, both residents of Thiruvananthapuram, have been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), an NIA spokesperson said.
Thiruvananthapuram: Well-known Malayalam poet and lyricist Anil Panachooran passed away at a private hospital here on Sunday (January 3) night after suffering a heart attack, hospital sources said.
Panachooran (55), who tested positive for COVID-19, was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kollam district and was brought to another facility here at around 7.20 pm,...
Thiruva: Eminent Malayalam poet, conservationist and women's activist, Sugathakumari, who had tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment, died at the government medical college hospital here on Wednesday (December 23).
She was 86 and leaves behind daughter Lakshmi Devi, family sources here said.
The octogenarian poet rarely made any pub...
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi Palanisamy is likely to discuss electoral alliance between the AIADMK and BJP for the forthcoming assembly elections when he calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 19 (Tuesday). Though the two parties have discussed an alliance earlier, this is likely to be the most definitive meeting in which the two leaders are likely to seal one in principle.
The day 1 of India’s vaccination drive against COVID-19 – arguably the largest in the world – went as smoothly as it could with as many as 1.65 lakh getting the shot on Saturday (January 16) in over 3,000 dedicated centres.
Partho Dasgupta, the ex-CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), and an accused in the Television Ratings Point (TRP) scam, had to be admitted to JJ hospital in Mumbai on Friday night (January 15).
“Finally my child got justice. I have two daughters. My neighbours have daughters. All girls should get justice. I am happy now. I am going to have booze today”.
This is how Raju, a crucial witness in the murder case of Sister Abhaya, reacted the day a special CBI court in Thiruvananthapuram found Father Thomas Kottoor and Sister Sephy guilty in...
The three controversial farm laws may not have a direct impact on the agrarian community in Kerala, but Karshaka Samgham, the peasant wing of CPI M, has still joined the Delhi protests fearing long-term impact.
The Kerala police filed a case against "identifiable people", on Thursday (December 17), after the Palakkad Municipal Secretary filed a complaint against BJP party workers for unfurling posters with religious slogans on the municipality building
The massive victory of the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the Kerala local body elections once again set the seal on the unbeaten leadership of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
The CPI(M)-led LDF has a clear dominance across all tyres of the local self-government. LDF has won 514 of the 940 gram panchayats, 110 of the 152 block panchayats...
The BJP which has launched aggressive campaigns in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu ahead of the 2021 Assembly polls, has found a viable voter base in the Christian community in Kerala.
As the Hindu votes in Kerala are divided between the ruling LDF, Congress-led UDF and the BJP, looking at wooing the minorities – who form 40 per cent of the state’s p...
As Kerala goes to the polling booth today (December 8) for electing local body members, the BJP in the state is eyeing to capture two corporations and a few municipalities in addition to strengthening the vote base in rural pockets where the party had shown a significant presence.
The fishermen at Thiruvananthapuram’s Shanghumugham Beach were up for a surprise with what looked like an enormously big fish tangled in their nets on Friday morning. But they were sure the fish had to return to the waters.
Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday declared that the second campus of Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, which will come up at Thiruvananthapuram, will be named after Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar. The decision has sparked debate in Kerala with Congress and CPI (M) seeing it as BJP’s attempt to create communal divide ahead of the assembly polls next year.
Eleven-year-old Sirajunnisa was playing in the courtyard of her house at Puthuppalli in Palakkad. Communal tension was mounting in the region with the start of ‘Ekta Yatra’, lead by BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi. The clashes between polarized groups culminated in police firing and one of the bullets hit Sirajunnisa, piercing through the back of her head and killing her on the spot. Surprisingly, the FIR recorded that Sirajunnisa was leading a violent mob of 300 people towards a nearby village. It took a relentless fight from various human rights groups to remove Sirajunnisa’s name from the FIR. The man who ordered the firing was the then Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Raman Srivastava -- the left hand man of then Chief Minister late Congress leader K Karunakaran.
Thiruvana: Kerala is in for a spell of heavy rains next week following the formation of a low pressure area over South Andaman Sea and adjoining areas off Southeast Bay of Bengal.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued Orange alert for Pathanamthitta and Idukki districts onDecember1 and for Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts onDecember2....
When Kerala goes on election fervour, the people of Pettimudi in Munnar are uncertain about casting their votes in the upcoming local body polls. After the massive landslide in August that claimed 66 lives and four bodies weren’t recovered, life has not been back to normal in this hilly village in the Western Ghats.
"We will not take it, because Gods cannot die." The Malayali social media has been flooded with such posts since 10 pm on Wednesday (November 25). For the people of Kerala united by football, Maradona was nothing less. He is remembered even by those who do not watch football as if he were a Malayali.
Che, Fidel, Marquez and Maradona -- for the p...
The Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) has been in the news as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has started an investigation into its masala bonds issued to raise funds. The ED has sought details from the RBI about the fund-raising on the basis of a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India
The skirmish between the Kerala government and the Enforcement Directorate is now out in the open with Finance Minister Dr Thomas Isaac lashing out at the central agency, asking it to "keep their radar with themselves."
New Delhi: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said the Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance will be "reconsidered".
His statement comes after a political storm broke out on Sunday over the controversial amendment to the Police Act.
The Kerala Cabinet, last month, had decided to give more teeth to the Police Act by recommending addition ...
Thiruvananthapuram: Amending the Kerala Police Act, 2011, the government has inserted a new section, 118(A), which provides for penal action, including jail term and fine, for any internet post that deem offensive to the government.
The Kerala police have got more teeth to prosecute people who exploit social media to target women and children. Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has signed an ordinance, which seeks to amend the Kerala Police Act to this effect.