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188-year-old Kerala State Central library to be blind-friendly
188-year-old Kerala State Central library to be blind-friendly

Popularly known as 'Trivandrum Public Library,' the heritage structure, housing one of the finest collections of rare titles starting from 16th century, was established in the year 1829.

Kerala woman who converted to Islam claims 'Muslim friends misguided her'
Kerala woman who converted to Islam claims 'Muslim friends misguided her'

From a woman clad in hijab in July to appearing with a bindi and kumkum on her forehead now, she said that she was told that 'it was stupid to worship a stone, an idol."

Kerala CM flays RSS, says it's trying to impose Hinduism
Kerala CM flays RSS, says it's trying to impose Hinduism

In yet another attack on the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had slammed the Hindu outfit and accused it of trying to impose a unitary structure of "Hindu, Hindi, Hindustan".

'Kerala Love Jihad' case: Supreme Court to hear plea against NIA investigation today
'Kerala Love Jihad' case: Supreme Court to hear plea against NIA investigation today

The SC in August had ordered a NIA probe into the plea of a Muslim man whose marriage with a Hindu woman (Hadiya) was annulled by the Kerala High Court

Noted musician KJ Yesudas allowed to enter Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple
Noted musician KJ Yesudas allowed to enter Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple

A Padma Bhushan awardee, Yesudas was born into a Roman Catholic family. He has sung numerous devotional songs in praise of Hindu Gods.

Vengara bypoll: LDF announces candidate

The Lok Sabha bypoll was caused by the demise of former union minister E Ahmed.

Church thanks Sushma Swaraj for Father Tom Uzhannalil​'s rescue

The Catholic Bishops` Conference of India has lauded the role of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in securing the release of Father Tom Uzhannalil, the Kerala priest abducted by the Islamic State in Yemen in March 2016.

Girl found HIV positive after transfusion: Govt orders probe

According to police, the girl was being treated at the Alapuzha Medical College from where she was referred to the RCC here for further treatment.

Three-year-old child's ordeal during Janmashtami in Kerala, rights body registers case
Three-year-old child's ordeal during Janmashtami in Kerala, rights body registers case

A three-year-old boy was allegedly tied to a leaf-shaped prop on a float for over two hours under the scorching sun during Janmashtami celebrations in Kerala recently, prompting the state child rights body to file a case and seek a report from police.

By-polls to Gurdaspur LS seat, Vengara assembly seat on October 11
By-polls to Gurdaspur LS seat, Vengara assembly seat on October 11

The by-polls to Puniab's Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat and Kerala's Vengara assembly seat will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The counting for both the seats will be on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

By-polls to Punjab's Gurdaspur LS seat, Kerala's Vengara assembly seat on October 11
By-polls to Punjab's Gurdaspur LS seat, Kerala's Vengara assembly seat on October 11

The by-polls to Puniab's Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat and Kerala's Vengara assembly seat will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The counting for both the seats will be on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Elderly couple found murdered in Kerala
Elderly couple found murdered in Kerala

While Swaminathan (72) was found stabbed to death, his wife Premakumari (65) had been suffocated using a pillow.

Oommen Chandy government decision to accept land tax scraped
Oommen Chandy government decision to accept land tax scraped

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan following a recommendation by a ministerial sub committee.

Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, rescued from ISIS captivity, reaches Vatican
Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, rescued from ISIS captivity, reaches Vatican

Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Kerala priest who was abducted from Yemen in 2016, has reached the Vatcian city hours after he was rescued from the captivity of the Islamic State, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had confirmed this late on Tuesday.

Dog culling in Kerala: SC accepts apology, closes contempt

The Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted an unconditional apology of the chairperson of the Kerala- based 'Stray Dogs Eradication Group' and closed the contempt proceeding against it for killing of stray dogs, despite an apex court order against culling.

Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, abducted by Islamic State in Yemen, rescued
Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, abducted by Islamic State in Yemen, rescued

Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Kerala priest who was abducted from Yemen in 2016, has been rescued from the ISIS captivity, the Centre announced on Tuesday.

Kerala government to open Transgender clinics in medical colleges
Kerala government to open Transgender clinics in medical colleges

It has been a long pending demand of the transgender community (TG) to get facilities for the sensitive, expensive and time-consuming surgery in the state.

 

Clashes erupt between CPM, RSS in Kannur

A country made bomb was hurled at two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) cadres in Koothparambu district in Kannur yesterday.

Kerala: Three drowns in stone quarrying pit filled with rain water

When one of them accidentally slipped into the pit, others rushed to save him. But all of them drowned.

 

Air India flight, with 102 passengers on-board, veers off taxiway at Kochi airport
Air India flight, with 102 passengers on-board, veers off taxiway at Kochi airport

An Air India express flight veered-off from the taxiway at Kochi airport while approaching parking bay on Tuesday morning. 

Police Inspector files complaint against Kerala HC judge

A former acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court CN Ramachandran Nair told the media that if what is being alleged is true then it was not tenable at all.

My colour is not saffron, says Kamal Haasan after meeting Kerala CM
My colour is not saffron, says Kamal Haasan after meeting Kerala CM

"I have got huge support from people as an artiste. If I am able to get half of this in politics, then I will be successful," he said.

RSS leader Kathiroor Manoj murder case: CBI names CPI-M leader P Jayarajan as mastermind
RSS leader Kathiroor Manoj murder case: CBI names CPI-M leader P Jayarajan as mastermind

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its supplementary chargesheet has named CPI-M district general secretary P Jayarajan as the mastermind behind murder of RSS leader Kathiroor Manoj.

Ship collides with fishing boat off Kerala's Kollam coast
Ship collides with fishing boat off Kerala's Kollam coast

The accident occurred 35 to 40 nautical miles away from the coast in the International shipping channel.

Kerala: Fish bone removed from respiratory track of toddler

Parents of the child said since the past two months she had been suffering from breathlessness.

United Democratic Front opposition members boycotts proceedings

Opposition members, who came with banners and placards, squatted in the well of the House, raised slogans and did not participate in the question hour.

Kerala: Faisal murder accused found dead in Malappuram
Kerala: Faisal murder accused found dead in Malappuram

Vipin, 30, who was out on bail following murder accusations of Faisal, was found on the road with serious injuries at 7:30 am.

Kerala HC upholds discharge of Pinarayi ​Vijayan, 2 others in SNC Lavalin graft case

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday upheld the discharge of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the SNC Lavalin graft case, saying the CBI had "wrongly picked" him as prima facie there was no case against him.

Kerala HC exonerates CM Pinarayi Vijayan in SNC Lavalin case
Kerala HC exonerates CM Pinarayi Vijayan in SNC Lavalin case

On November 5, 2013, the CBI court in the state capital exonerated all the accused, without taking the case for trial.

Kerala: Demonetised currencies with face value of Rs 1 cr seized, one arrested

Following a tip-off, police intercepted two cars yesterday seized the currencies and arrested Shamir, police said.