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NDA Kerala Unit urges MLAs and MPs to vote for Ram Nath Kovind

NDA Kerala Unit on Monday urged MPs and MLAs from the state, ruled by CPI(M) led LDF, to cooperate for the victory of its presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind forgetting political differences.

Kerala Sabarimala temple's gold-coated flag damaged; three held
Kerala Sabarimala temple's gold-coated flag damaged; three held

The 10-day festival at the Sabarimala temple is scheduled to begin on June 28. The shrine will be closed on July 7 after the ‘aarattu’ ritual.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan hails Facebook for its profile picture guarding tools

Facebook has introduced new tools in India that will allow users to protect their profile pictures from being downloaded and shared, a move that may help reduce misuse of images on the popular social networking site.

 

Kochi Metro launches probe into Chandy's chaotic trip

Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) on Thursday began a probe into the chaos that accompanied former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's travel on the network along with hundreds of Congress activists.

Kerala: Farmer commits suicide outside Village Administrative Office

A farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging outside a Village Administrative Office in the district.

Kerala farmer commits suicide

KP Joy hanged himself to death at the Chembanodu village revenue office after the officials refused to accept his payments despite several attempts.

Kerala govt to hold mass cleanliness drive, all-party meet

Kerala government on Wednesday announced a series of measures, including operation of mobile clinics and a mass cleanliness drive, to meet the situation following the spread of various types of fevers which have claimed over 100 lives so far.

Ram Nath Kovind's candidature will be fought politically: Pinarayi Vijayan
Ram Nath Kovind's candidature will be fought politically: Pinarayi Vijayan

NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind was "a political candidate" of the BJP and his candidature would be "faced" politically, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Wednesday.

PM Narendra Modi `faced terror threat` during Kerala visit
PM Narendra Modi `faced terror threat` during Kerala visit

The Kerala director general of police justified police action on Friday near the Kerala High Court against people who were protesting against an LPG terminal.

Kerala man who 'joined' Islamic State reportedly killed in Afghanistan
Kerala man who 'joined' Islamic State reportedly killed in Afghanistan

A photograph of the body of Shajeer M Abdulla was received on WhatsApp by BC Abdul Rehman, a social activist in Kasaragod district, yesterday.

No bail for bobbitised Kerala godman

A trial court on Tuesday denied bail to a 54-year-old godman who was allegedly bobbitised in May by a young woman at a house here he often visited.

Sidelined for inauguration, former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy to take metro ride today
Sidelined for inauguration, former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy to take metro ride today

Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy, however, kept mum about his exclusion from the main list of special invitees.

Another Keralite IS member killed in Afghanistan

However there was no information about time and cause of Abdullah`s death.

Kochi girl attacked with blade for refusing marriage proposal

Chithira, a worker at the District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC) Laboratory in Kochi, was reportedly attacked by a youth on the city`s main road for refusing to marry him.

Kerala police seek medical check-up of woman who bobbitised 'godman'

The police made this request at a local court here, after the woman claimed the police has been fabricating stories about the case. 

Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's arrival, Kerala Youth Congress workers hold beef fest, arrested
Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's arrival, Kerala Youth Congress workers hold beef fest, arrested

Police on Saturday arrested Kerala Youth Congress workers who held a beef festival ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s arrival in the coastal city.

Kerala magazine row: 12 SFI activists among 13 booked

The Hindu Aikya Vedi said that the poem in the magazine of Manjeri-based NSS College, an aided institution, had hurt sentiments of the Hindu community.

Another Kerala college magazine triggers controversy with poem on Kunti, `hurts Hindus' sentiments`
Another Kerala college magazine triggers controversy with poem on Kunti, `hurts Hindus' sentiments`

College Principal Azad Malaattil said that it was not their intention to hurt any sentiments.

Want Kerala to have Light Metro too: 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan

After successfully overseeing completion of work on 13 km of Kerala`s first metro -- Kochi Metro -- "Metro man" E. Sreedharan on Friday said he wants the proposed Light Metro project in the state to become a reality.

Victim retracts charge in genital chopping case

 In a twist to the sensational genital chopping case in Kerala, the woman victim today purportedly retracted her claim that she had cut the private part of a self-styled godman to foil a rape bid by him and said he was innocent.

Kerala sexual molestation case: Victim claims she didn't 'bobbitise' Swami

In a new twist to the Kerala bobbitisation case, a 23-year-old woman from the capital city has claimed that she did not attack the 54-year-old godman's private part.

'Amber L' involved in collision with fishing boat: MMD report

A Panama-registered merchant ship was involved in a recent collision with an Indian fishing boat in the sea off the coast here in which two fishermen were killed, a preliminary inquiry has found.

Kochi Metro honours 'Real Heroes' with 'Sadya', entertainment programmes
Kochi Metro honours 'Real Heroes' with 'Sadya', entertainment programmes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday travel on a Kochi Metro train when he inaugurates Kerala's first metro.

Kerala draws up Rs 300 crore river basin tourism project
Kerala draws up Rs 300 crore river basin tourism project

With an aim to explore the untapped tourism potential of the region, Kerala government has drawn up an ambitious Rs 300 crore river basin tourism project for Malabar.

Kochi metro inauguration: 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan, Ramesh Chennithala to share dais with PM Modi
Kochi metro inauguration: 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan, Ramesh Chennithala to share dais with PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday travel on a Kochi Metro train when he inaugurates Kerala`s first metro.

Setting example, leading Kerala mosque decides to deliver only one 'azaan' over loudspeaker to curb noise pollution
Setting example, leading Kerala mosque decides to deliver only one 'azaan' over loudspeaker to curb noise pollution

Amid rising complaints about noise pollution, a leading mosque in the Muslim-majority Malappuram district in Kerala has decided decides to deliver only one 'azaan' over loudspeaker during the holy month of Ramzan.

I'm not disappointed, PM Narendra Modi's security is important: 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan on Kochi metro launch controversy
I'm not disappointed, PM Narendra Modi's security is important: 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan on Kochi metro launch controversy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday travel on a Kochi Metro train when he inaugurates Kerala`s first metro.

CPI(M) students` wing SFI insults national anthem, flag in Kerala college magazine – Explosive details
CPI(M) students` wing SFI insults national anthem, flag in Kerala college magazine – Explosive details

The Supreme Court has directed that cinema halls across the country must play the national anthem before the screening of a film and people should stand up as a mark of respect.

Plea in SC seeks clarification on ban on liquor shops in Kerala

The beer and wine shop parlour owners in Kerala on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court contending that its December 15 order banning liquor shops within 500 metres on either side of the National and State Highways was not applicable to them as they came under different category.

Narendra Modi to travel on Kochi Metro, Sreedharan excluded from dais
Narendra Modi to travel on Kochi Metro, Sreedharan excluded from dais

Work on Kochi Metro began in 2012 after the Chandy government entrusted the project to Delhi Metro Rail Corp, with its principal advisor Sreedharan overseeing it.