World Bank clears ₹1700 crore to rebuilding Kerala

Chennai: As a part of an initiative to rebuild Kerala, which suffered massive losses after the floods that hit the state in 2018, the World Bank has ...

Thiruvananthapuram University stabbing: Two more students held

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13 from Navy, 3 from Coast Guard graduate as Observers

Kochi, Kerala: A batch of 13 officers from the Indian Navy and three from the Indian Coast Guard graduated as Observers at a passing out parade at the naval air station INS Garuda in Kochi on Wednesday (July 10). Rear Admiral Puneet Kumar Bahl, Chief Staff Officer (training) of Southern Naval Command, reviewed the parade and awarded the golden wings to the pas...

Darkness followed by power tariff hikes in Kerala

Chennai: Chennai: Kerala Electricity Minister MM Mani on Tuesday (July 9) said that the state will have to impose power cuts within 10 days, as the monsoons are failing in the state. The announcement came a day after the state hiked the electricity tariff. The water level in the hydro Electric projects have also been decreased. “The crisis can be solved by...

Power tariff hiked in Kerala, rates for domestic purposes up by 11.4%

Chennai: In bad news for Kerala residents, electricity rates in the state have been raised by 11.4% for households, which means that users will have to pay 20-40 paise more per unit. The hike, fixed by the Electricity Regulatory Commission, came into effect yesterday (July 8). For up to 50 units a month, the rate has been increased from ₹2.90 to ₹3.15. F...

Binoy Kodiyeri agrees to paternity test in rape case

Mumbai: Kerala CPI(M) secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son Binoy Kodiyeri, who is accused in a rape case in Mumbai, has agreed to undergo a paternity test. The 33-year-old woman, a former bar dancer, had accused Binoy of sexually abusing her on the pretext of marriage. She had also told the court that she had an eight-year-old son from Binoy. Binoy,...

Kerala: Christian priest held for sexually assaulting children

Kochi: A 40-year-old Christian priest was arrested on Sunday (July 7) for allegedly sexually assaulting inmates of a boys home here, police said. George alias Jerry was arrested on a complaint lodged by the parents of the children who ran away from the home in Perumbadom near here on Saturday (July 6) night when he allegedly attempted to sexually assau...

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Mumbai: A sessions court here granted anticipatory bail on Wednesday (July 3) to Binoy Kodiyeri, son of a senior Kerala CPI(M) leader, in connection with a rape case. The anticipatory bail application filed by Binoy (37), son of Kerala state secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) K Balakrishnan, was allowed by Additional Sessions Judge M H ...

Pope to declare Kerala nun Mariam Thresia as saint on October 13

Kochi: Pope Francis will declare Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan, an Indian nun, a saint on October 13, her congregation said here on Tuesday (July 2). The Pope has formally approved the canonization of Mariam Thresia, foundress of the 'Sisters of the Holy Family', at an ordinary public consistory of cardinals on causes of canonization at the Vatica...

Implement church order or face jail, SC tells Kerala chief secretary

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has warned the Kerala government that it would put the chief secretary behind bars for failing to implement its 2017 order on a case relating to a feud between Orthodox and Jacobite factions of the church in Kerala, according to reports. Justice Arun Mishra rapped the Kerala government, saying it was trying to delay implentatio...

Attempts to derail probe into custodial death of Kerala man, alleges Congress

Kerala Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala on Saturday said there were attempts to derail the investigation into the custodial death of a man charged with financial fraud in Idukki district's Nedumkandam. Chennithala alleged that higher officials, including the Superintendent of Police, was behind this and sought a judicial probe into the case....

LDF govt will not change its stand on Sabarimala: Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: Despite the perception Sabarimala issue was the reason for the LDF's drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls in Kerala, Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan Wednesday said his government does not intend to change its stand and wound continue to protect women's rights. As the opposition Congress-led UDF, which won 19 of the 20 Lok Sabha seats, sought to taun...

With Congress’s Abdullakutty, BJP strengthens base in Kerala

Former Congress MLA from Kerala, A P Abdullakutty joined the BJP in the presence of its working president JP Nadda on Wednesday (June 26). The induction happened in the presence of Union minister of state V Muraleedharan and Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar. Abdullakutty has been part of all the three major parties in Kerala. He had served...

Sabarimala temple issue led to LS poll debacle: CPI(M)

Thiruvananthapuram: After the Lok Sabha poll drubbing in Kerala, where the LDF could win only a single seat, the ruling CPI(M) Wednesday admitted the entry of two women into the Sabarimala temple did cause a "big impact" at the hustings. This was stated in a post-poll evaluation report, prepared by the party's central committee and discussed during the two-day stat...

Rebuilding Kerala post-2018 floods will take 3 years: CM

Thiruvananthapuram: Rebuilding of the state after the devastating floods last year will take at least three years, the Kerala government told the state assembly on Tuesday (June 25) as it rejected the opposition UDFs charge that many victims were yet to get succour. The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) members, who sought to move an adjournment motion on ...

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan won’t help son Binoy accused of rape

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala CPI(M) secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Saturday said that he will not help his son Binoy, who is accused of a rape by a former bar dancer and is yet to be arrested. He also made it clear that he did not know where his son was. “Allegations against my son Binoy should be examined & the truth should be brought out. Neither my part...

Man found murdered in Kerala

Kochi: A 48-year-old man was on Saturday found dead on the terrace of a house in Ernakulam district, police said. The body of the man identified as Prasad was found this morning on the terrace of the house of a poultry farm owner, they said adding a broken air gun was also found next to it. It is suspected that Prasad, said to be working in the farm...

Mumbai cops hunt for Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s son Binoy in rape case

A two member team of officials of Mumbai police have reached Kannur, seeking cooperation of their Kerala counterparts in the probe of a case of rape and cheating against Binoy Kodiyeri, elder son of Kerala CPI(M) state secretary, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. The two police personnel — Sub Inspector Vinayak Jadav and Dayanand Pawar — met Kannur Superin...

Kerala offers water to TN, CMO says not necessary now

The Edapaddi Palaniswami government in Tamil Nadu has rejected Kerala’s offer to help the state resolve the water crisis. As Chennai and several parts of Tamil Nadu are facing water shortage, its western neighbour has been receiving bountiful south-west monsoons. As such, the Kerala government offered to give 20 lakh litres of water to Tamil ...

Centre should bring in law to protect faith of Sabarimala devotees: Kerala govt

Thiruvananthapuram: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) -led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala on Wednesday demanded that the Centre bring a law to protect the faith of Lord Ayyappa's devotees visiting the hill shrine in Sabarimala, which was ordered by the Supreme Court last year to open its doors to women of all age groups. The state government...

Special team formed to trace missing policeman in Kerala

Kochi: A special team of the Kochi city police has launched a probe to trace a circle inspector who has been reported missing, police said on Friday (June 14). Kochi Central Police Station Circle Inspector VS Navas was reported missing since Thursday (June 13) morning allegedly after an argument with his senior officer over the wireless set on Wednesda...

3 killed as rains lash Kerala on day 3 of monsoon

Thiruvananthapuram: Monsoon rains lashed parts of Kerala, claiming three lives while a depression in the Arabian sea intensified into a deep depression on Monday (June 10), police and the weather department said. Two of the victims, including a woman, were electrocuted on a water-logged road here while a man died and two others were injured when a tree fell on them...

IMD issues red alert to four Kerala districts

Kerala: Kerala districts on high alert as the south-west monsoon hit the coasts of Kerala on Saturday (June 8). Ernakulam, Mallapuram, Thrissur and Kozhikode districts have been issued red alert by the Kerala Disaster Management Authority for June 11, and an orange alert for districts Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha and Ernakulam till June 10. Acc...

PM impressed by solar-powered Kochi airport; asks high-energy guzzlers to emulate it

Kochi: Impressed by the fully solar-powered operations at the Cochin International Airport, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said it should be an inspiring model for energy guzzlers and suggested that stadiums can tap the natural resource for achieving power neutrality. During his brief stopover visit on Saturday (June 8), Modi hailed the Cochin Intern...

Kerala as dear to me as Varanasi, says Modi in Guruvayur

Guruvayur: Having won a massive mandate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (June 8) said political parties and pundits failed to gauge the public mood ahead of the Lok Sabha election and thanked the electorate for reposing confidence in the saffron party. In his first public engagement after leading the BJP to a grand victory in the general election...

Modi’s LS poll campaign filled with lies, poison and hatred: Rahul Gandhi

Wayanad: Continuing his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the second day of his visit to Wayanad, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday (June 8) his Lok Sabha election campaign was filled with "lies, poison and hatred", but the Congress stood for truth, love and affection. Gandhi, addressing party workers at Kalpetta town in his Lok Sa...

Modi reaches Guruvayur to offer prayers at Lord Krishna temple

Guruvayur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached here on Saturday (June 8) morning to offer prayers at the famed Lord Krishna temple. Modi left Kochi at 9.20 am and his helicopter landed at Sree Krishna College ground near here at 9.50 am. The Prime Minister reached here in a special naval helicopter from the Kochi naval airport. After an hour-long darsh...