Kerala News

Kerala: Police probing who dumped baby in washing machine

The dumping of a 20-day old baby in a washing machine in Kerala is being probed by the police.

Kochi Metro to be completed in record time: Chandy

The Rs 5,180 crore Kochi metro project, which is expected to resolve travel woes in the commercial capital of Kerala, would be completed in record time, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Thursday.

Kochuveli-Dehradun Express cancelled

The Kochuveli-Dehradhun express, scheduled to leave Kochuveli at 8.50 AM on September 4 and its return journey on Sept 7 has been cancelled.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy keeps off controversy

 Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday refused to be drawn into a controversy over the inclusion State BJP President V Muraleedharan's name in the stone plaque to mark the work for NH bypass road attended by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

Strike affects normal life in Kerala

The one-day strike called by trade unions to press their demands including withdrawal of proposed changes in the labour laws affected normal life across Kerala as shops downed shutters and vehicles remained off the roads.

Kochi boat toll tragedy rises to 11

The toll in last week's boat tragedy here has risen to 11 with one more person succumbing to her injuries at a private hospital here.

Kerala: 13 held guilty for Paul Muthoot murder

A special CBI court here on Tuesday pronounced 13 accused guilty for the 2009 murder of Paul Muthoot George, who was stabbed to death.

Aeronautical Society plans competition in the name of Kalam

Seeking to commemorate the birth anniversary of 'Peopele's President' late APJ Abdul Kalam and keep alive his memories, Aeronautical Society of India will organise elocution competition for school students of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Paul Muthoot George murder case verdict today

A special CBI court here on Monday postponed the pronouncement of the verdict in the sensational Paul Muthoot George murder case till Tuesday.

Hindus should 'protect' their daughters: Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Minister of state for food processing Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Sunday asked the Hindu community to "protect" their daughters.

Government to promote Sree Narayana Guru's teachings

The central government will do its best to take forward the teachings and ideology of famed social reformer Sree Narayana Guru, union Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said here on Sunday.

VS demands CBI probe into '108 ambulance scam' in Kerala

CPI(M) veteran and state Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan on Saturday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged corruption and cheating in connection with the 108 ambulance project of Ziqitza Health Care, in Kerala.

Kochi boat tragedy toll rises to 10

The toll in the Wednesday's boat tragedy here has risen to ten with the recovery of two more bodies from the backwaters while the state witnessed another mishap on Friday when two houseboats caught fire in Alapuzha district.

Keralites celebrate Onam with traditional fervour and gaiety

Keralites across the state on Friday celebrated Onam with traditional fervour and gaiety.

SC reserves verdict on plea against Kerala's liquor policy

The Supreme Court today reserved its judgement on a batch of pleas against a Kerala High Court decision upholding the state government's liquor policy that confined issuance of bar licenses to five and three star hotels.

Fort Kochi boat tragedy toll touches eight

With the recovery of two more bodies today, the death toll in Fort Kochi's boat tragedy rose to eight, police said.

Kerala minister says she is 'Sreemathi', not 'Kumari'

PK Jayalakshmi, Kerala's sole woman cabinet minister, has issued a circular asking everyone to address her as "Sreemathi" and not "Kumari".

Kochi boat tragedy: Toll reaches seven

Death toll in the Fort Kochi boat tragedy has risen to seven with the recovery of a body of an 18-year-old girl in a harbour near here Thursday morning, police said.

Kerala govt declares 'No Work No Pay' for Sept 2 union strike

 Congress-led UDF government in Kerala today announced 'Dies non?No Work No Pay' for employees who go on strike on September 2 as part of the nationwide agitation by different trade unions.

Three killed as boat sinks after collision off Kochi

Three persons were killed when a boat carrying around 30 passengers capsized and sank in the harbour mouth off Fort Kochi after colliding with a fishing craft on Wednesday, police said.

Guidelines given to colleges for Onam celebrations: Chandy

 Taking a serious note of the death of a girl student at an engineering college campus during Onam festivities, Kerala government has decided to formulate strict conditions and guidelines for holding celebrations within educational institutions.

Feast inside operation theater: Doctor, nurse face action in Kerala

 Days after a controversy triggered regarding the alleged conduct of Onam 'sadya' (feast) in an operation theater at the government Medical College Hospital here a nurse has been transferred and a doctor slapped with showcause notice.

Antony claims "deliberate attempts" to polarise Kerala on communal lines

Senior Congress leader AK Antony on Saturday cautioned political leaders in Kerala about the "deliberate" attempts being made to upset the sensitive communal balance in the state.

Kerala girl mowed down by jeep driven by college seniors dies

The 20-year-old girl student, who suffered serious injuries after she was allegedly mowed down by a jeep inside her college campus, succumbed to her injuries here, police said on Friday.

Kerala local body polls on 2010 delimitation: Court

The Kerala High Court on Thursday upheld its single judge's verdict directing the local bodies polls be held on the basis of the 2010 ward delimitation, instead on basis of the recent delimitation. The state government said it will not challenge the ruling.

Hold local body polls without giving any excuse: Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court on Thursday directed the State Election Commission to conduct elections to local bodies without putting forward any excuse to enable them assume charge on November 1 this year.

Cultural celebration marking beginning of Onam held

'Athachamayam'--a colourful cultural celebration that marks the beginning of the 10 day Onam festival-- was held at nearby Tripunithura, capital of the erstwhile Royal kingdom of Kochi on Wednesday.

SC directs registration of Kerala temples having elephants

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that all temples possessing elephants and using them during religious functions in Kerala would be registered with district committees set up under relevant rules for proper and effective control over them with respect to the pachyderms.

Kerala declared 'complete digital state'

Declaration of Kerala as a 'complete digital state' and announcement of a new youth programme in memory of former President, the late APJ Abdul Kalam marked Independence Day celebrations in the state.

Kerala Home Minister flays banks' 'reluctance' to disburse loans

 Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala today flayed the "reluctance" of commercial banks in disbursing loans to needy people in the state, saying a scheme formulated for helping debt-ridden persons has failed due to non-cooperation by these banks.