Kerala News

Kerala handicrafts agency to train school students

 As part of skill development of school students, the Handicrafts Development Corporation of Kerala Ltd is getting ready to provide expert training for pupils in craft-making free of cost.

Stormy Assembly session ahead in Kerala

 The 14-day-long Kerala Assembly session beginning on December 1 is likely to be a stormy affair with the CPI-M led LDF Opposition all set to take on the government on a host of issues, including the alleged bar licence bribery involving Finance Minister K M Mani.

Culling of poultry birds going on in Kerala

The Kerala government has deployed 75 teams to cull poultry birds in villages hit by outbreak of H5N1 or bird flu virus, a minister said Friday.

Mullaperiyar dam: High-level Kerala delegation to meet PM

A high-level political delegation from Kerala comprising Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Leader of the Opposition VS Achuthanandan will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon to apprise the state's concern on Mullaperiyar Dam over which it had been locked in a long-drawn tussle with Tamil Nadu.

HC allows 312 bars to function till December 12

Kerala High Court on Tuesday permitted 312 liquor bars attached to hotels in the state to function till December 12.

HC allows 312 bars to function till December 12

Kerala High Court on Tuesday permitted 312 liquor bars attached to hotels in the state to function till December 12.

Cong leader sacked for anti-Rahul comment reinstated in Kerala

Senior Congress leader TH Mustafa, suspended from the party for making derogatory remarks against AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi, has been reinstated after he apologised to the Central leadership for his misdemeanour.

Chennithala moves HC to quash proceedings against him

Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala on Monday approached the high court seeking to quash the vigilance proceedings against him in a case pertaining to alleged corruption in implementation of an effluent treatment plant at a public sector company here in 2006.

Congress says no to votes and notes of those in liquor business

    Kochi: The Congress party does not want votes or money of those in liquor business during polls, Kerala PCC President V M Sudheeran Monday said.

Sabarimala festival season begins on a high

Five days after the famed Sabarimala temple opened this season, collections recorded have gone up by 22 percent as compared with the same period last year, according to temple authorities.

Bomb threat proves hoax in Keezhakarai

Schools in Keezhakarai Municipal Town here were on Monday closed following an anonymous letter threatening that bombs had been planted in five institutions which was later proved to be hoax, police said.

Father Chavara, Sister Euphrasia from India conferred Sainthood by Pope Francis
Father Chavara, Sister Euphrasia from India conferred Sainthood by Pope Francis

In a jubilant moment for the Christian community in India, two beatified candidates from Kerala Fr Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia will be conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at Vatican on Sunday.

Bar bribe row: UDF partners close ranks with Mani

 The Congress-led UDF on Saturday pledged its total support to state Finance Minister and Kerala Congress(M) leader K M Mani over the 'bar bribe' controversy and resolved to fight the allegation against him unitedly.

Kerala keeps strict vigil on Ebola, 117 under observation

Keeping up strict vigil on the people arriving here from Ebola-hit regions, Kerala has kept under observation as many as 117 passengers arriving here from deadly virus-hit African nations.

Pope to confer sainthood on two Blessed from Kerala on Sunday

In a jubilant moment for the Christian community in India, two beatified candidates from Kerala Fr Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia will be conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at Vatican on Sunday.

Kerala suspends top bureaucrat for graft

The Kerala government on Saturday suspended PWD secretary TO Sooraj for possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Kerala: Passenger with bullet held at airport

A 26-year-old man, who was carrying a live bullet in his baggage, has been taken into custody at the international airport here when he was about to board a flight to Dammam.

Kerala mulls bill to contain black magic

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government is planning to bring in a legislation to curb practices like black magic and exorcism following the increase in the number of sorcery cases.

CBI arrests three CPI-M activists in RSS leader murder case

CBI on Thursday arrested three CPI-M activists in connection with the September 1 murder of RSS leader E Manoj in the district, official sources said.

Bar bribery case: Kerala HC grants 1 week to state to file affidavit

 The Kerala High Court on Thursday granted one week time to the state government to file an affidavit, along with documents, in the bar bribery case against the State Finance Minister K M Mani.

Mullaperiyar dam water level touches 142 ft, Kerala concerned

The water level in Mullaiperiyar dam touched the contentious 142 foot mark for the first time since the Supreme Court allowed Tamil Nadu to raise it to that level as Kerala continued to voice concern over the safety of people living downstream in that state.

Centre calls meeting to resolve Mullaperiyar issue

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati has called a meeting of water resources ministers of Tamil Nadu and Kerala to discuss the issue of rising water level in the Mullaperiyar dam.

Vigilance probe clears Kerala minister in bar scam

Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani, who is under a cloud over charges of corruption on the bar licence issue, Wednesday got relief after a preliminary probe by the vigilance did not find any evidence against him.

Police monitoring Maoist activities in Kerala

The Kerala Police is closely monitoring recent attacks allegedly linked to Maoists and investigating the incidents, said Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday.

Nehru was not enthusiastic about struggle against Communist ministry in Kerala: Iyer

India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru appeared to have reservations about the Congress support to the 'liberation struggle' against Kerala's first Communist ministry led by EMS Namboodiripad, which was dismissed in 1959 within two years of coming to power.

CPI(M), CPI sink differences: United LDF stir against Mani

Burying the strained relations between CPI-M and CPI, opposition LDF in Kerala today decided to launch a joint agitation, seeking resignation of Finance Minister K M Mani who has come under a cloud following a bribe allegation over the bar licence issue.

N Srinivasan worships in Kerala temple

On a day of relief for him in the match fixing issue, BCCI President in exile N Srinivasan on Monday worshipped at the famous Rajarajaeswara Temple at Taliparamba in Kannur district in Kerala.

Nearly 5,000 Keralite Catholics to grace canonisation in Vatican

Kochi: Around 5,000 Catholics from Kerala will be present in Vatican City next Sunday to witness the canonisation ceremony of two religious leaders from the state.

Mullaperiyar dam: Kerala steps up measures as water level rises

 After days of anxiety over the rising water level in Mullaperiyar dam, people living in the downstream villages had a slight relief today with the inflow into the reservoir on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border decreasing.

Mullaperiyar dam issue: Kerala steps up measures as water level rises

With the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam on Tamil Nadu border touching 141 feet, Kerala has put in place contingency plans for the safety of the people which included evacuation of families from vulnerable areas as at least one shutter of the reservoir could be opened any time.