Kerala News

HC verdict an endorsement of our policy: Kerala govt

Welcoming the Kerala High Court verdict upholding its new liquor policy that restricted foreign liquor bars to five-star hotels, Congress-led UDF government today said the order would come into effect from tonight itself resulting in the shut down of 300 bars below the prescribed category operating now.

Kerala High Court allows bars in five-star hotels to serve liquor
Kerala High Court allows bars in five-star hotels to serve liquor

In a significant development, the Kerala High Court on Tuesday upheld the state government's liquor policy, which allows only bars in five-star hotels to serve liquor.

Kerala Minister rejects bar owner's allegations

Kerala Excise Minister K Babu on Tuesday refuted bribery allegations levelled against him by Kerala Bar Hotel Owners' Association Working President Biju Ramesh and said it was part of a conspiracy to topple the Congress-led UDF government.

Kerala Excise Minister rejects bar owner's allegations

Kerala Excise Minister K Babu on Tuesday refuted bribery allegations levelled against him by Kerala Bar Hotel Owners' Association Working president Biju Ramesh and said it was part of a conspiracy to topple the Congress-led UDF government.

Sunil Lanba takes charge of Southern Naval Command

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba on Monday took over charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Naval Command from Vice Admiral SPS Cheema at an impressive ceremonial parade held at the Naval base here on Monday.

Decision on George's removal as Chief Whip in few days: Chandy

Amid turbulence in Kerala Congress (M), with its supremo and Finance Minister KM Mani demanding removal of his party colleague P C George as government Chief Whip, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday said a decision on the issue would be taken in a few days.

Keralites stranded in Yemen seek help

A group of stranded Keralites in strife-torn Yemen has desperately sought help from Indian authorities for their evacuation from that country.

Keralites stranded in Yemen seek help

A group of stranded Keralites in strife-torn Yemen has desperately sought help from Indian authorities for their evacuation from that country.

Kerala Christians observe Palm Sunday

Churches in Kerala on Sunday were crowded on the occasion of Palm Sunday.

Rajya Sabha polls in Kerala on April 20

 Biennial elections to Rajya Sabha for three seats from Kerala falling vacant next month would be held on April 20.

Kerala to become zero population growth state: Economic Review

With Kerala registering the lowest growth rate of population in the last one decade, the state is all set to achieve "zero population growth" in the coming years.

Congress favours aged leaders for Rajya Sabha from Kerala

The Congress has chosen to support candidates who are over 70 years for the Rajya Sabha elections from Kerala, a move which as left younger party workers unhappy, whereas the CPI-M has supported young blood.

Naval officials carry out voluntary mass cleanliness drive

 A voluntary mass cleanliness drive was carried out by Navy officials and their families in the Naval Base here on Friday in continuation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign.

RS polls: Vayalar Ravi to be Congress candidate

 Congress in Kerala has decided to field former Union Minister and sitting Rajya Sabha member Vayalar Ravi for the upcoming polls to the Upper House from the state.

Congress to field Vayalar Ravi for Kerala Rajya Sabha seat

The Congress has decided to field sitting Rajya Sabha member and veteran leader Vayalar Ravi for the coming Rajya Sabha poll from Kerala.

Kerala gets tough over smoking, drinking at workplace

With immediate effect, all Kerala government employees, including teaching and non-teaching staff in educational institutions, will face disciplinary action if they are found smoking, drunk or using intoxicants during office hours.

Justice Ashok Bhushan sworn in Kerala Chief Justice

Justice Ashok Bhushan was today sworn in as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court.

Sandalwood worth crores of rupees seized in Gurgaon

 Haryana police today claimed to have recovered red sandalwood worth "crores of rupees" from Gurgaon with the arrest of a person, an official said.

Preliminary probe against top police brass in Kerala

The Inquiry Commissioner and Special Judge (Vigilance) court here on Wednesday ordered a preliminary probe without registering a case against Director General of Police K S Balasubramaniyam and a few other officers for allegedly trying to sabotage the murder case against beedi tycoon Mohammed Nisham.

Intend to prohibit liquor in phased manner: Kerala govt to HC

 Total prohibition or complete liberalisation of liquor was not its policy, the state government today told the Kerala High Court.

Rajya Sabha polls: Chandy to hold talks with UDF partners

 Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said a decision on candidates for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections from the state would be taken after discussions with ruling UDF partners.

Six arrested for raping minor tribal girls in Kerala

Six persons including a father and son have been arrested for allegedly raping three minor girls of a tribal hamlet for over a period of several months in Wayanad district, police said on Tuesday.

Two Iranian naval ships in Kochi

Two Naval ships from the Islamic Republic of Iran -- IRIS Naghdi and Bandar Abbas -- arrived here on Tuesday on a four-day visit.

Crime Branch police to probe Kerala Assembly ruckus

The Crime Branch wing of Kerala Police would investigate the case related March 13 ruckus in the state Assembly and damage caused to properties in the House, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said on Tuesday.

Kerala's Section 66A veteran heaves sigh of relief

If there's one person who is overjoyed by Tuesday's Supreme Court order quashing Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, it's none other than Shajan Skariah, editor of the online Malayalam portal "Marunadan Malayalee" -- and one who has 22 cases registered against him under the now struck-down law.

Oldest woman in country passes away at 112

Kunjannam Antony, the oldest woman in the country at age 112, passed away at a private hospital here on Tuesday, her family said.

Prakash Karat, Mammootty front runners for Rajya Sabha seat

CPI-M national general secretary Prakash Karat, his wife Brinda Karat and Mammootty are among the front runners for one of three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala.

AIMTC urges trucks to cease operations in Kerala

The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) has called for truck drivers across the country to stop operations to Kerala from April 1, condemned the state government for not fulfilling their demand of upgrading the Wayalar check-post.

Kerala Assembly adjourned sine die amid ruckus by Left opposition
Kerala Assembly adjourned sine die amid ruckus by Left opposition

The Kerala Assembly was adjourned sine die on Monday amid ruckus by the Left opposition.

Bar scam: PC George hits out against KC(M) supremo KM Mani

In an embarrassment to Kerala Congress(M), a coalition partner of ruling UDF, party vice chairman PC George on Sunday fired another salvo saying KC(M) supremo and state Finance Minister KM Mani, facing bribery charges in the bar scam, should have resigned when the controversy erupted.