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BJP MP warns CPI-M on attacks against party workers in Kerala

Kateel, an MP from Karnataka, also said the Centre would intervene if BJP workers continued to be physically targeted in the state.

Normal life hit during Cherama Sambava Development Society hartal in Kottayam dist

Stray incidents of stone throwing were reported from various parts of Kottayam district today during a dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the Cherama Sambava Development Society, a community organisation, to protest alleged atrocities against Dalits by outfits associated with ruling CPI(M) in the district.

AK Antony asks Congress leaders to end infighting
AK Antony asks Congress leaders to end infighting

Former Kerala Chief Minister A.K. Antony on Sunday asked Congress leaders to end their infighting, saying it was eating into their support base.

Solar case: Oommen Chandy's cross-examination completed

The cross-examination of former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy was completed today in a city civil court in connection with an alleged cheating case involving a solar power project.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan speaks tough, IAS officials cancel mass leave

IAS officials in Kerala called off a planned protest mass leave on Monday after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan warned them not to cross a line.

Remove Kerala minister accused of murder: Chennithala

Senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Saturday wrote to CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury to seek the removal of Electricity Minister MM Mani, who is an accused in a murder case.

Controversial circular on liquor ''awareness'' withdrawn in Kerala

Kerala`s Excise Department has withdrawn a controversial circular which said that its officials would hold an "awareness class" against serving liquor at homes where marriages are scheduled to be solemnised.

Minister flays stopping of appam production in Sabarimala

'Appam' and 'Aravana are the two major kinds of prasadams devotees can collect from Sabarimala Temple.

Demonetisation: Kerala's UDF asks PM to convene meeting of CMs of states

The Congress led UDF opposition in Kerala today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convene a meeting of Chief Ministers of all states to discuss problems faced by the people in the wake of demonetisation.

Father Basil Kuriyakose, arrested in Kerala for unnatural sex with minor, sent to 14-day custody
Father Basil Kuriyakose, arrested in Kerala for unnatural sex with minor, sent to 14-day custody

Father Basil Kuriyakose, Principal of Kings David International School who was arrested yesterday for having unnatural sex with a 10-year-old boy, was sent to 14-day police custody on Monday.

Dalit woman gives birth in government hospital toilet

A Dalit woman gave birth inside a toilet of a government hospital here following which the Kerala Health Minister sought a report regarding the incident from authorities today.

Sitaram Yechury rejects plea seeking action against MM Mani

Achuthanandan had reportedly written to Yechury, stating that it was 'ethically and morally incorrect' for Mani to continue as minister as he was the second accused in a murder case.

Pope, India must help release Priest from Islamic State: Relative

Catholic Priest Thomas Uzhunnallil has been in captivity for nine months since the Islamic State terrorist group in Yemen abducted him.

Women activists not be allowed inside Sabarimala: Kerala govt
Women activists not be allowed inside Sabarimala: Kerala govt

The Kerala government on Monday said that the entry of Bhumata Brigade chief Trupti Desai will not be allowed in the Lord Ayyappa temple.

Regular touch with authorities for release of Father Uzhunnalil: India

 India today said it was in regular touch with Yemeni authorities and Saudi Arabia regarding the safe release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted nearly nine months ago from war-torn Yemen, after a video of the priest pleading for help became viral.

Sabarimala stampede: 31 injured; no lapse on part of police, says minister

Thirty-one persons were injured in the stampede at the Lord Ayyappa temple here, Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran said today and maintained that there was no lapse on the part of police.

Sabarimala stampede: What actually led to mishap at hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa
Sabarimala stampede: What actually led to mishap at hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa

In an unfortunate incident, at least 20 Sabarimala pilgrims were injured in a stampede at the famous hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa on Sunday evening.

Sabarimala Shrine stampede: Past accidents which shook the nation
Sabarimala Shrine stampede: Past accidents which shook the nation

Sabarimala is one of the most famous Hindu pilgrimages located at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta District, Perunad grama panchayat in Kerala. Lord Ayappa's temple attracts millions of tourists each year. Situated amidst 18 hills, it happens to be one of the world's largest annual pilgrimages.

Stampede at Sabarimala temple injures at least 20, few critical
Stampede at Sabarimala temple injures at least 20, few critical

At least 20 persons were left injured in a minor stampede that took place at the famous Sabarimala temple on Sunday evening. 

US tourist arrested from Kerala for possessing satellite phone

A 31-year-old American tourist was arrested after being allegedly found in possession of a satellite phone, banned in India, while on his way to board a flight back home at the airport here, police said on Sunday.

Rs 39.98 lakhs in Rs 2,000 notes seized in Kerala, 1 arrested

Busting a currency exchange racket, police have seized Rs 39.98 lakh in Rs 2,000 denomination notes at Tirur area in the district and arrested a man, already facing a hawala case, in this connection.

Saritha Nair to appeal against Kerala court verdict

Solar scam accused Saritha Nair today said she would move a higher court against the three year sentence awarded to her by a court in Kerala on December 16 in a cheating case.

Solar scam: Oommen Chandy deposes before judicial commission
Solar scam: Oommen Chandy deposes before judicial commission

Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy on Friday deposed before a judicial commission probing charges in the solar panel scam, allegedly linked to his staff.

Kerala government seeks report on steps to check ragging

 Taking a serious view of incidents of alleged ragging in two professional colleges, the Kerala government has sought a report from educational institutions on steps to check the practise and warned of stern action against principals failing to stop it.

Kerala priest donates kidney to Muslim woman, saves her life
Kerala priest donates kidney to Muslim woman, saves her life

A clergyman in Kerala has donated his kidney to a Muslim woman who was suffering from kidney ailments for the last four years and saved her life, hospital authorities said on Wednesday.

Kerala dalit rape-cum-murder case: High Court rejects plea by victim's father for CBI probe
Kerala dalit rape-cum-murder case: High Court rejects plea by victim's father for CBI probe

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday dismissed writ pleas seeking a CBI probe into the sensational rape and murder of a Dalit woman in nearby Perumbavoor in April this year.

Maharaja's College Ernakulam students arrested

Five students of Erankulam's famous Maharaja's College were reportedly arrested on Tuesday for destroying public property and writing objectionable graffiti.

21 medical students suspended for ragging in Kerala
21 medical students suspended for ragging in Kerala

The first year students in their complaint had alleged that they were stripped naked and forced to clean toilets at the college hostel and were also compelled to drink polluted water.

Kerala ragging case: 21 students of Malappuram medical college suspended
Kerala ragging case: 21 students of Malappuram medical college suspended

At least 21 students of a government medical college in Manjeri of Kerala`s Malappuram district have been suspended following allegations of ragging.

Kerala High Court permits employment of women in liquor retail shops
Kerala High Court permits employment of women in liquor retail shops

In a significant order, the Kerala High Court has permitted employment of women in foreign liquor retail shops terming as "unsustainable" and "violative of the Constitution" the state's rules restraining women from such jobs.