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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.

Kerala yet to submit report on conversions: Union Minister Hansraj Ahir
Kerala yet to submit report on conversions: Union Minister Hansraj Ahir

"I went there in May. I had a meeting with DG, ... Chief Secretary. I told them, what is this centre that 1,000 (people) are converted in a month. On what basis? Do they take advantage of poverty, give warnings, talk about employment. What do they do? Find out. The matter is coming out," Ahir told PTI here.

 

NIA begins probe into Kerala's love-jihad case
NIA begins probe into Kerala's love-jihad case

The Kerala High Court, on May 25, had declared as "null and void" the marriage of 24-year-old Hadiya, known as Akhila before conversion, with Shafeen Jahan in December 2016 and ordered for placing her in her parents` protective custody. 

Nilambur-Nanjangud rail line: Kerala seeks consensus with Karnataka

"The Karnataka government is opposing the project. But, Kerala is very keen on implementing the railway line. We have to sort out the issues and explore an alternative alignment," Public Works Minister G Sudhakaran said.

Kerala Tourism Website Comes to Limelight Yet Again
Kerala Tourism Website Comes to Limelight Yet Again

The website of Kerala Tourism has bagged more than 20 prestigious national and international awards. Seeing the potential of videos, Kerala Tourism went on to set up its own channel on YouTube as early as in 2009.

Palakkad Collector, who barred Mohan Bhagwat from hoisting national flag, transferred
Palakkad Collector, who barred Mohan Bhagwat from hoisting national flag, transferred

Defying the CPI (M)-led government in Kerala, Mohan Bhagwat hoisted the tricolour on August 15 at the Karnakayamman Higher Secondary School.

Blue Whale Challenge: Kerala woman says game killed 16-year-old son last month
Blue Whale Challenge: Kerala woman says game killed 16-year-old son last month

A Kerala-based woman claims that her minor son, who hanged himself last month, was a victim of the infamous Blue Whale Challenge.

RSS flays Kerala bid to prevent Mohan Bhagwat from hoisting flag

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has condemned the CPI (M)-led Kerala government`s orders to prevent its chief Mohan Bhagwat from unfurling the national flag at a school in Palakkad district of Kerala on Tuesday.

19 injured after clash breaks out between DYFI, RSS-BJP activists in Kerala's Kasaragod

At least 19 people were injured in a clash between Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and BJP-RSS activists, which broke out after a DYFI rally this evening at a village here, the police said.

Kerala Govt poisoning state with divisive politics: RSS on flag-hoisting row
Kerala Govt poisoning state with divisive politics: RSS on flag-hoisting row

CPI (M) and the RSS have been at war in Kerala, with several clashes often resulting in the deaths of cadres.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat defies Kerala govt's order, unfurls tricolour at school in Palakaad
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat defies Kerala govt's order, unfurls tricolour at school in Palakaad

RSS chief on Tuesday unfurled the national flag in a Kerala school.

Kerala govt to launch ‘Hamari Malayalam’ textbook to teach migrant labourers
Kerala govt to launch ‘Hamari Malayalam’ textbook to teach migrant labourers

The Kerala government is gearing up to release a textbook to teach Malayalam particularly to migrant labourers.

 Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan writes to PM Narendra Modi to ban online Blue Whale game
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan writes to PM Narendra Modi to ban online Blue Whale game

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday urged the Centre to take immediate steps to ban the online Blue Whale game in the country "to save precious lives".

Kerala school's uniform plan for bright, dull students sparks row
Kerala school's uniform plan for bright, dull students sparks row

A private English medium school in Kerala raised controversies after introducing variations in uniforms for students based on their academic performances. The incident took place in Al Farooque English Medium School at Pandikkad.

NIA files charge sheet against ISIS-linked man for waging war
The supplementary charge sheet was filed in a court in Kerala's Ernakulam district against Moinudheen Para Kadavath.
Kerala government urged to grant period leave to its employees
Kerala government urged to grant period leave to its employees

The Kerala government would formulate a common stand on granting menstrual leave to its women employees after considering various aspects of the issue, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the state assembly on Friday.

BJP to hold mega roadshow in Kerala against political violence

After the killing of RSS office-bearer E Rajesh on July 29 in Thiruananthapuram, the BJP has stepped up its attack on the Left Front government.

Half of seats in Kerala's engineering colleges lie vacant

Kerala Education Minister C. Raveendranath informed the state legislative assembly on Thursday that over 50 per cent of seats in engineering colleges in the state were lying vacant.

Action against BJP state secretary for 'leaking' medical scam report
Action against BJP state secretary for 'leaking' medical scam report

The party had expelled R S Vinod, convener of the party Co-operative cell, whose name was mentioned in the report.

42 linked to outfits, including IS, suspected missing in 5 yrs: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
42 linked to outfits, including IS, suspected missing in 5 yrs: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

The chief minister said since the LDF government came to power Kerala in May 2016, 281 cases connected with violence involving RSS activists have been registered.

 

Kerala introduces bill in Assembly to regulate private medical colleges
Kerala introduces bill in Assembly to regulate private medical colleges

A bill to regulate the admissions and fee structure for private medical colleges in Kerala has been introduced in the state assembly on Monday.

BJP-RSS have no public support in Kerala: CM Pinarayi Vijayan
BJP-RSS have no public support in Kerala: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Earlier, Pinarayi ​Vijayan told the assembly that violence had taken place in Kerala in the past also but this time "lies are being spread... with a purpose. 

CPI (M) no different than 'Taliban': RSS leader

Claiming that the pattern of killings that have been happening in Kerala is distinct, Rakesh ​Sinha said that the CP(M) are killing Dalit activists because they are dejecting them and coming to RSS

Kerala: Union Minister Arun Jaitley meets, consoles grieving kin of slain RSS worker
Kerala: Union Minister Arun Jaitley meets, consoles grieving kin of slain RSS worker

Earlier Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condemned the murder and called for an all-party meeting on August 6 regarding the same.

 

Absconding accused in 2010 palm chopping case arrested by NIA

The case was transferred to the NIA which arrested those behind the crime. In 2015, the NIA court here found 13 guilty and acquitted 18.

Kerala: Absconding accused in 2010 palm chopping case arrested by NIA

A 47-year-old activist of a radical Muslim group was arrested here on Saturday by the NIA for alleged involvement in the chopping off of the palm of a college professor seven years ago.

Supreme Court hears 'love jihad' case, seeks response from NIA
Supreme Court hears 'love jihad' case, seeks response from NIA

Hadiya, earlier known as Akhila, was a homeopathy student in Kerala when she converted to Islam and changed her name.

RSS demands judicial probe into 'political killings' of workers in Kerala
RSS demands judicial probe into 'political killings' of workers in Kerala

The RSS on Friday demanded a judicial probe into the "political killings" of its workers in Kerala, alleging that they were aimed at containing its expansion in the state.

National Investigation Agency raids Kerala engineer's home on suspicion of IS links

The NIA is following a lead based on a case registered in March against eight IS supporters who held a secret meeting in Kanakamala near Kannur. Barring one, the rest have been arrested.

 

Maoist posters appear in Kerala's Nilambur

Police said two gang members have been identified and they were closely monitoring the movement of the Maoists in and around the region