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Kerala minister draws ire for calling IAS officer 'mad'

Kerala Power Minister MM Mani has drawn ire for calling an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer "mad", authorities said on Sunday.

Kerala: BJP raps Power Minister, backs 'courageous' Devikulam Sub-Collector
Kerala: BJP raps Power Minister, backs 'courageous' Devikulam Sub-Collector

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday took on Kerala Power Minister MM Mani for his derogatory remark directed at Devikulam Sub-Collector Sriram Venkitaraman and said that the people are behind the 'courageous' officer, who has been heading the anti-encroachment drive in Idukki district.

CPI leader hits out at Pinarayi Vijayan's ''I am the state'' attitude

The already strained relations between the two Communist parties in Kerala has taken a turn for the worse with a senior CPI leader hitting out at Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Probe begins to verify if women entered Sabarimala temple

State Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Tuesday told media that a probe has begun into reports that a few women worshipped at Kerala`s famous Sabarimala temple last week.

Supreme Court asks Kerala to clean water tanks at Padmanabhaswamy temple

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted two months to Kerala Water Authority (KWA) to clean up two water tanks at the historic Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala.

IUML retains Lok Sabha seat from Malappuram, calls it 'secular' win

IUML legislator PK Kunhalikutty was on Monday elected to the Lok Sabha from Malappuram in Kerala by a margin of 171,023 lakh votes. The winner called it a victory for "secular politics".

Photos of young women in Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple: Kerala govt orders probe

The Kerala government has ordered an inquiry into photographs circulating on social media, purportedly showing some women in the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple despite a ban on their entry.

Malappuram by-poll results 2017: IUML's PK Kunhalikutty wins by 1.7 lakh votes, says `literate Kerala voted for secular politics`
Malappuram by-poll results 2017: IUML's PK Kunhalikutty wins by 1.7 lakh votes, says `literate Kerala voted for secular politics`

With 5,15,330 votes, Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) strongman and sitting legislator PK Kunhalikutty won with the margin of 1,71,023 lakh votes.

71.33 per cent polling in Malappuram Lok Sabha bypoll

A total of 71.33 per cent of voting has been recorded in the bypoll for Malappuram Lok Sabha seat in Kerala, held here yesterday, according to Chief Electoral Officer.

Over 68% turnout in Kerala bypoll, no untoward incident

Over 68 per cent turnout was recorded in the bypoll to the Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala on Wednesday and could still go up as many voters were still in the queues when polling ended officially.

About 71 per cent polling recorded in Malappuram

About 71 per cent voting was recorded today in the bypoll for Malappuram Lok Sabha seat in Kerala with the exercise passing off peacefully.

Kannur airport to change face of north Kerala

The upcoming Kannur International Airport after its inauguration in September will change the face of north Kerala,

Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency bypoll: 12% voting recorded till 9 am
Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency bypoll: 12% voting recorded till 9 am

About 12% polling was recorded in the first two hours of the Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency bypoll that began at 7 am on Wednesday.

Malayalam compulsory in Kerala schools: Pinarayi Vijayan govt brings out ordinance
Malayalam compulsory in Kerala schools: Pinarayi Vijayan govt brings out ordinance

Kerala Government on Tuesday promulgated an ordinance making Malayalam a compulsory subject in all schools in the state up to Class X.

Mallapuram court blast case: Two more persons held in Tamil Nadu

Two more members of a group inspired by Al-Qaeda were arrested from Tamil Nadu in connection with a bomb blast in a court complex in Mallapuram in Kerala last year.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor finally reacts to reports about him joining BJP - Here's what he said
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor finally reacts to reports about him joining BJP - Here's what he said

Congress MP and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Sunday finally reacted to the reports that he was joining the BJP.

75-year-old man mauled to death by stray dogs in Attingal, Kerala

A 75-year-old man was found dead after being allegedly attacked by a pack of stray dogs in Kerala's Attingal.

BMS activist dies in police custody in Kerala, BJP calls for strike

 A Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) activist Sandeep died in police custody after he was taken by the police for drinking liquor in a public place on Friday.

Keralite, who went missing in Kuwait, traced

A Keralite, who reportedly went missing in Kuwait, has been located and will be repatriated soon, according to the External Affairs Ministry.

Hartal in Kerala today after police manhandle Jishnu Prannoy's mother
Hartal in Kerala today after police manhandle Jishnu Prannoy's mother

Jishnu Prannoy, a first-year student of the Nehru College of Engineering in Thrissur, was found hanging in the college hostel in January following alleged harassments by college authorities.

Jishnu Prannoy case: Mother 'assaulted', uncle 'kicked' by Kerala Police; LDF govt slammed
Jishnu Prannoy case: Mother 'assaulted', uncle 'kicked' by Kerala Police; LDF govt slammed

Jishnu Prannoy, a first-year student of Nehru college of engineering in Thrissur, was founding hanging in the college hostel in January last.

CPI(M), Cong raking up emotional issues to divert attention: BJP
CPI(M), Cong raking up emotional issues to divert attention: BJP

The BJP on Tuesday sought to play down the "quality beef" remark by its candidate in the run up to the Malappuram bypoll and accused the CPI(M) and the Congress of raking up emotional issues to divert people's attention from real problems.

Yoga not a medium to attain divine experience: Church

Yoga is not a medium to attain divine experience, though it would help physical and mental health, according to the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.

Kerala to seek time to implement Supreme Court order on liquor outlets

he Kerala government today said it will seek time from the Supreme Court to implement its order banning the sale of liquor along highways, taking into account the "special situation" in the state.

 

Farmers held for protest against Kerala govt move

More than 500 farmers were detained briefly for staging a road-roko at six places in the district today, protesting the construction of a check dam across Bhavani river by the Kerala government.

Beef row: BJP to seek clarification from candidate

A day after kicking up a storm with his "quality beef" remark, Sreeprakash, the BJP candidate in the Malappuram by-poll on Monday made it clear that he was against cow slaughter and he stood by the party's national policy on the matter, even as the state leadership said a clarification would be sought from him.

Kerala: 21-year-old beautician `sexually assaults` 17-year-old boy, arrested

As per police, the woman and the boy became friends on Facebook.

Kerala seeks legal opinion, mulls all-party meet on liquor vends

The Kerala government has sought legal opinion and plans to call an all-party meeting in the wake of the Supreme Court order banning liquor vends within 500 metres on either side of state and national highways from April 1.

Kerala wants more time to move liquor vends away from highways

The Kerala government is approaching the Supreme Court to seek more time to implement its ban on serving liquor in hotels and restaurants within a 500 metres of the highways.

Kerala: Dodgy 'fish' meal lands 400 CRPF jawans in hospital
Kerala: Dodgy 'fish' meal lands 400 CRPF jawans in hospital

In Kerala, at least 400 CRPF jawans posted at Pallipuram in Thiruvananthapuram fell ill due to suspected food poisoning yesterday evening.