Kerala News

Major General CP Singh assumes office as Additional Director General NCC

Major General CP Singh has assumed charge as Additional Director General NCC (Kerala and Lakshadweep), at the NCC Directorate here.

Railways cancels, diverts trains following derailment in Kerala

Railways on Sunday announced cancellation and diversion of some trains on the Konkan route following derailment of 10 coaches of Lokmanya Tilak-Ernakulam Duronto Express near Sarzora Tunnel between Madgaona nd Balli stations in Karwar region.

Furnish 'success stories' of flagship schemes: Centre tells states

The NDA government, which is completing one year in office this month, has asked state governments including those ruled by opposition parties to highlight and "furnish success stories" of all Centrally sponsored flagship programmes, particularly those concerning rural economy, pertaining to this period.

KPCC demands rollback of petroleum price hike

 Kerala PCC President V M Sudheeran on Friday condemned the hike in prices of petrol and diesel and asked the Centre to rollback the increase.

Kerala author Anees Salim bags fiction award

Kerala-based writer Anees Salim has won the Raymond Crossword Book Award for Indian Fiction while Samanth Subramanian picked up the prize in the Indian Non Fiction category for his "This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War."

Vigilance to hold quick verification probe against Babu, visit Mani compound

The Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau on Wednesday decided to hold a quick verification probe against Excise minister K Babu, facing bribery charges in the bar scam, even as probe officials visited the compound of the residence of Finance Minister KM Mani, who is also under a cloud.

SC notice to Kerala on plea against its new liquor policy

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to Kerala government on a plea challenging the high court's decision ratifying the new liquor policy that restricts foreign liquor bars to five-star hotels only.

Vigilance collects evidence from compound of Mani's residence

Vigilance and Anti- Corruption Bureau officials, probing the bar scam, have taken evidence from the compound of the official residence of State Finance Minister K M Mani, who is facing bribery charges.

Oomen Chandy rejects reports of leadership change in KPCC

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today dismissed reports relating to demand for leadership change in Kerala from a section of Congress workers. "It is all your (media) creation," Chandy told reporters after a cabinet meeting here.

Kerala CM Chandy dismisses reports of leadership change

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday dismissed reports relating to demand for leadership change in Kerala from a section of Congress workers.

Kerala to contribute Rs 2 crore to Nepal

The Kerala government said on Wednesday that it will contribute Rs 2 crore to quake-hit Nepal.

Kochi Metro website hacked

The official website of Kochi MetroRail Limited was found hacked today, officials said. The hacking was detected this morning and since then thewebsite -http://www.Kochimetro.Org/ -- has been down, Kochi Metro officials said.

Freedom of media not for tarnishing others: Kerala minister

The freedom that the media gets should not be used to tarnish others, said a Kerala minister on Tuesday.

No difference with Sreedharan: Kerala FM

Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani on Monday dismissed media reports that he and the Finance Department were not in favour of using the services of Metro man E Sreedharan for constructing the Mass Rapid Transit Systems in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode.

Kerala Excise Minister denies graft charges

Kerala Excise Minister K Babu on Monday denied charges that he received Rs 10 crore in bribe for reducing the annual liquor fees of bars.

Aranmula airport project: BJP, Sangh Parivar irked at Centre

Running a long drawn resistance movement against construction of a private airport at the heritage town in Aranmula, BJP and Sangh Parivar in Kerala are now forced to turn their ire at the Centre in the wake of the Environment Ministry's nod for an impact study to revive the project.

Kerala SSLC Results 2015 declared, 98.57% pass percentage

Putting an end to controversies, the Kerala education department, declared Kerala SSLC Results 2015 on Sunday.

60 Keralities stranded in Nepal

Around 60 Keralites were stranded in quake-hit Nepal and efforts are on to bring them back, State Minister for Non-Resident Keralite Affairs KC Joseph said on Sunday.

Five pipe bombs found in Sree Padmanabha temple

Five suspected pipe bombs were found packed in gunny bags in a pond of the famed Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple here, police said on Sunday.

Train services in Kerala partially hit due to drivers' strike

Train services in southern Kerala were disrupted partially on Sunday after loco pilots refused to undergo breath alcohol analyser tests, which is mandatory while reporting to work.

Low intensity tremor in Kochi

A low intensity tremor was felt in some parts of Kochi on Saturday, triggering panic among people residing in high rise buildings, officials said.

CPI(M) MLA apologises for insensitive remark on disabled

A senior CPI(M) MLA has tendered an apology for his remarks against differently-abled persons, which triggered a massive row across the state.

Action against those involved in Kerala bar scam: Congress

The Congress said on Friday that action would be taken against those who were involved in the Kerala bar scam, if the probe comes out with a report having evidence against them.

12 Indian fishermen from Kerala arrested in Diego Garcia

 Twelve fishermen from the district have been arrested by the British Coast Guard in Diego Garcia on charges of poaching in their waters, according to a report received here today.

Kerala demand ban on rubber imports to save local producers

 Pressing for an immediate ban on rubber imports to save domestic cultivators from falling prices, Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani on Wednesday demanded the Centre to allocate Rs 500 crore for Stabilisation Fund to procure excess rubber locally.

Cochin Shipyard launches 15th Fast Patrol Vessel

Cochin Shipyard on Wednesday launched the 15th of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (BY 515) being built for Indian Coast Guard.

ICT Academy to conduct special courses for engineering graduates

ICT Academy of Kerala is conducting special courses named 'Parivarthan' for new Engineering graduates, to enhance their employability skills.

LDF lays siege in front of secretariat, district collectorate

Intensifying their agitation against state Finance Minister KM Mani, facing bribery allegations, CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front today laid a siege in front of the state secretariat here, pressing for his resignation.

New initiative to check corruption in Kerala

Empowering local people to check corruption in development works, Kerala government on Tuesday brought out a new scheme 'Vigilant Kerala' to ensure that various activities are carried out in a transparent manner.

UDF would move forward unitedly: Chandy

Amidst the discontent voiced by JD(U), a partner in Congress-led ruling UDF, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expressed confidence that no partner in the Front would leave from it.