Kerala’s first transgender journalist ties the knot on Republic Day

On a day when India celebrated its 71st Republic Day, a transwoman in Kerala's Ernakulam district took wedding vows with her beau on Sunday ...

620 km human chain formed in Kerala demanding withdrawal of CAA

Thiruvananthapuram: The ruling CPI(M) led Lef...

Kerala Governor welcomes Congress plan to move resolution against him

Thiruvananthapuram:: The cracks between the non-BJP parties in Kerala and Governor Arif Mohammed Khan widened on Saturday as the Congress said it plans to move a resolution against him in the state assembly over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Khan, however, welcomed the plan and sought to clarify he was functioning as per the Constitution.

Bishop Franco Mulakkal files discharge plea in nun rape case

Kottayam: Bishop Franco Mulakkal, f...

No religious education in schools without govt approval: Kerala HC

Kochi: In a significant verdict, the Kerala High Court on Friday (January 25) directed the state government to issue an order directing all recognised private schools in the state to desist from imparting religious instruction or religious study without the permission of the government.

Kerala books Shobha Karandlaje for tweeting wrong pic, promoting enmity

Malappuram/Bengaluru: The Kerala police on Friday (January 24) registered a case against Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shobha Karandlaje on charges of promoting enmity between different groups. The action comes a day after Karandlaje made an allegation that Hindus of a panchayat in Malappuram district, Kerala, were denied water as they supported the Citiz...

Tearful adieu to five Kerala tourists who died in Nepal resort

Thiruvananthapuram: Amid heart-rending scenes, the mortal remains of five tourists from Kerala, who died following possible asphyxiation in their room at a mountainous resort in Nepal, were laid to rest in the compound of their house on Friday (January 24). While bodies of Praveen Nair and his wife Saranya were cremated, their three children —Sree Bhadra (9), Aarch...

Bodies of five of 8 tourists who died in Nepal reach Kerala

The mortal remains of five of the eight tourists from Kerala who died of possible asphyxiation in their room at a mountainous resort in Nepal were flown late on Thursday (January 23)night.

Kerala nurse in Saudi first Indian to be infected with coronavirus

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The nurse from Kottayam, who works at Saudi's Al Hayat hospital, had contracted the virus while treating a Filipino patient who had tested positive for the virus. Soon, all the nurses who came in contact with her were isolated from the rest and put under observation. The nurses alleged they were quarantined with any tests.


LS Speaker writes to EU, calls their anti-CAA resolutions inappropriate

New Delhi: It is inappropriate for one legislature to pass judgement on another, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said in a letter to European Parliament President David Maria Sassoli on Monday, ahead of the legislature’s debate on the resolutions moved by its lawmakers against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Govt prepares for possible evacuation of Indians from Wuhan

New Delhi: With the situation worsening in novel coronavirus-hit China, the central government is planning to evacuate Indians from the affected regions, including Wuhan in the Hubei province. An aircraft is also being kept on stand-by for the evacuation and officials say this will become possible only after Chinese authorities approve it.

ED arrests DHFL promoter Kapil Wadhawan in money laundering case 

Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate on Monday arrested the chairman and managing director of Dewan Housing Finance Ltd, Kapil Wadhawan, in connection with its money laundering probe against dead gangster Iqbal Mirchi and others.

Jagan’s AP council dissolution move more of a political point-making

Hyderabad: A roadblock for some and a rehabilitation centre for others, the Legislative Council has been an instrument of political abuse in the combined Andhra Pradesh for years.

Govt’s sweetener for Air India sale needs a reality check

Unable to find buyers when the government was willing to sell only 76% stake, it is now willing to sell the entire 100% stake hoping that it will find a suitor but that may still not be possible as the latest announcement comes with some stiff conditions.




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Gun used to kill TN police officer recovered from drain

Kochi: A gun allegedly used to kill a Tamil Nadu police officer early this month was recovered from a drainage near the KSRTC bus stand here by the Q branch team probing the case, police said here on Thursday (January 23). The gun, reportedly made in Italy, was recovered in the presence of the arrested suspects — Abdul Shameem and Taufeeq — while they ...

Death of Kerala tourists in Nepal leaves a pall of gloom back home

Tragedy struck a group of Keralites touring Nepal when eight of them, including four children, died due to a suspected gas leak from a heater in their room at a mountainous resort. The victims were identified as Praveen Krishnan Nair, Saranya Sasi, Sreebhadra Praveen, Aarcha Praveen, Abhinav Saranya Nair, Ranjith Kumar Adatholath Punathil, Indu ...

Kerala government not to cooperate with procedures for NPR updation

Thiruvananthapuram: The Left government in Kerala on Monday decided to inform the Centre that it would not cooperate with any official procedures regarding the updation of the National Population Register (NPR).

Cutting across religious lines Kerala mosque hosts Hindu wedding

Alappuzha: In a rare wedding ceremony held in a Mosque, a Hindu couple tied the nuptial knot andexchanged vows here on Sunday (January 20).

‘Sorry, meant no offense,’ says Kerala govt on ‘beef fry’ tweet row

After a storm erupted over a “beef fry” tweet by Kerala Tourism on Makara Sankranti day, the CPI(M)-led LDF government on Friday (January 17) clarified its aim was not to hurt anyone’s religious beliefs. Tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran criticised those who were trying to give a communal colour to the department’s tweet on the Kerala deli...

No NPR in state, Kerala govt tells collectors; warns action against delinquents

The Kerala government which has been opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAA) and National Population Registry (NPR), on Thursday (January 17) asked its district collectors not to carry out the process of NPR and warned of disciplinary action against officials who do not comply with the government order. Kerala's principal secretary KR Jyot...

Chew this: Kerala tourism posts picture of beef dish, Twitter aflutter

Kerala seems to care two hoots when it comes to the Centres policies, especially the Citizenship Amendment Act. After having passed a resolution in the Assembly against it and moving the Supreme Court by invoking Article 131, the state seems to have unintendedly taken the culinary route to protest. Kerala Tourism (the state's Tourism Department)...

Christian women lured into IS trap, alleges Catholic church in Kerala

Kochi: Kicking up a debate, an influential Catholic church in Kerala has said, "Love Jihad is a reality," and alleged that scores of women from the Christian community from Kerala were being lured into the trap of Islamic State and used in terror activities.

A day after demolition of flats, locals complain about dust

Kochi: A day after the demolition of four illegal waterfront apartment complexes was completed here, local residents on Monday staged protests at the municipality headquarters alleging that they could not go back to their houses as dust caused by the drive was causing health issues. Demanding frequent spraying of water in the area to control the dust, ...

Complied with SC order on Maradu flats demolition: Kerala govt informs court

New Delhi: The Kerala government on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it has complied with its order and demolished four apartment complexes in Kochi’s Maradu which were built in violation of coastal regulation zone norms. A bench of justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah directed the state government to file a report with regard to removal of debris, whic...

BJP Kerala unit secretary attacked inside mosque

Kattappana : BJP Kerala state secretary AK Nazir was allegedly attacked inside a mosque at Nedungandam in Idukki district on Sunday (January 12), shortly after he participated in a programme on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), police said. While the BJP alleged activists of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and the pro-CPI(M) Democratic Youth Feder...

All four illegal towers of Maradu apartments turn to dust

Golden Kayaloram, the last of the four illegal buildings of the Maradu flats at Kochi, was razed to the ground at 2pm on Sunday (January 12), hours after the demolition of Jains Coral Cove building. Golden Kayaloram was the smallest building of the apartment complex to be razed down, in deference to Supreme Court orders. The demolition drive ...

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan meets Aishe Ghosh in Delhi

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday met Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Aishe Ghosh and said the whole country was with them in their protest against the fee hike in the institution and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Kerala governor comes out against LDF govt’s anti-CAA advertisements

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has come out against the CPI(M)-led LDF government's anti-CAA advertisements in the front page of national dailies and said spending public money for political campaigning was "thoroughly undesirable." The state sponsored advertisement, published on Friday, claimed that "the state was leading the efforts to pro...

Maradu apartments in Kerala razed to the ground

Kochi: A high rise apartment complex was demolished through controlled implosion method as authorities began implementing a Supreme Court order to demolish four illegal water-front structures in Maradu municipality here on Saturday (January 11).

Stage set for demolition of Kerala’s Marudu flats using controlled implosion

Kochi: Evacuation of people residing around the two illegal apartment complexes here, was completed hours before the demolition of the structures were to begin. Traffic has been regulated through the roads around the structures.

Maradu flats demolition: Sec 144 to be in place in evacuation zone, says police

Kochi: Section 144 of CrPC will be imposed on the land, water and in the air in the evacuation zone of all the illegal waterfront apartment complexes to be demolished here on Saturday and Sunday, police said here on Friday.

Kerala CM wants ban on women doing night shifts in factories to end

Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday made a strong pitch for ending a legal ban which prevents women workers from doing night shifts in factories.

Strike will send wrong signal, says Nissan CIO

Thiruvananthapuram: Hours before the commencement of the nationwide strike called by various trade unions,  the chief information officer of automobile giant Nissan has come out against the stir, saying it would send a wrong signal to the investors. In a hard-hitting pun-laced Facebook post, Nissan CIO Tony Thomas wondered how the delegates would be able to reach K...

Muthoot finance company MD injured in attack in Kerala

Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram: The Managing Director of Muthoot Finance Company was injured after miscreants allegedly pelted his car with stones here on Tuesday morning following which one person was reportedly taken into custody. George Alexander Muthoot, who suffered head injury has been admitted to a private hospital, police said. A section of employees have been agita...