Kerala News

The Kerala UDF is 'united' again

If there appeared to be "dark clouds" on the horizon on the eve of the four-year-old Oommen Chandy government in Kerala, better sense appeared to have prevailed as all differences of opinion within the Congress party and amongst allies have been settled.

Amit Shah accuses Congress of 'plundering' the country
Amit Shah accuses Congress of 'plundering' the country

Hitting out at Congress, BJP president Amit Shah Tuesday charged the previous UPA government with 'plundering' the country through scams while asserting that the Narendra Modi government had mobilised huge revenues during its one-year rule.

DHSE / VHSE +2 Results 2015: Kerala Board (, HSE, Class 12th Plus two exam results 2015 to be announced on May 21
DHSE / VHSE +2 Results 2015: Kerala Board (, HSE, Class 12th Plus two exam results 2015 to be announced on May 21

The Kerala Department of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE) will be declaring the Kerala HSE (Class 12) results on Thursday, 21 May, 2015 at 12 noon.

Corruption remark was not to target anyone: Antony

After triggering a political storm in Kerala with his corruption remark, senior Congress leader AK Antony on Monday clarified that it was only a general statement and not intended to target anyone.

Action against Kerala priest: Church awaits directions from Vatican

Roman Catholic Church in Kerala is waiting for "directions" from the Vatican after taking initial action against a priest based on Canon law for allegedly raping a teenaged girl earlier this year.

Oommen Chandy government sails into fifth year in Kerala

 An uneasy political calm surrounds the Congress-led UDF government in Kerala headed by Oommen Chandy as it sails into the fifth year today with groupism resurfacing in the party and ties souring with some of the coalition partners.

UDF will retain power: Kerala CM

On the eve of his government completing four years in office, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said he was confident the people would again repose confidence in the United Democratic Front (UDF) administration when assembly elections are held next year.

Over five lakh candidates for 1,500 Kerala government vacancies

Some 5,17,633 candidates will write an exam conducted by the Kerala Public Service Commission at 2,121 centres across the state on Saturday.

Maoists claim police threatened to kill them in Kerala, sent to jail

Five Maoists, arrested near here recently in a joint police operation, claimed in a court that police during interrogation threatened to kill them in an 'encounter'.

SC order on govt ads against federal system: Kerala govt

The Congress-led UDF government in Kerala on Friday came out against the recent Supreme Court verdict banning photos of political dignitaries in government advertisements, as not in tune with federal system.

Indian-origin family of 4 found dead in UK

An Indian-origin man has been found hanging near a reservoir in east London after the bodies of his wife and twin daughters were discovered at their family home, prompting Scotland Yard to launch a probe into the mysterious deaths.

At least 10 shops gutted in fire in Kozhikode, no casualty

A major fire broke out inside the city's famed business hub Mittayi Theravu Wednesday night, gutting at least 10 shops and damaging several others but there was no report of any casualty, police said.

Kerala cabinet approves insurance scheme for Anganwadi workers

 Kerala cabinet on Wednesday decided to introduce an insurance scheme for Anganwadi workers and helpers and set up a Kerala Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Welfare Fund.

Maoist problem: Kerala govt to double developmental works

Concerned over maoists' move to radicalise tribals and youths in some parts of state, Kerala Government has decided to "double" its developmental and welfare initiatives in vulnerable areas.

Kerala Cabinet to take final call on Vizhinjam port

Kerala Ports Minister K Babu on Wednesday said the final call on making the dream Vizhinjam port project a reality will be taken by the Kerala Cabinet next week.

Copying incident: Kerala government transfers IG TJ Jose

Kerala government on Tuesday transferred Inspector General of Kerala Police T J Jose who was caught for allegedly copying in a university examination, from Thrissur range and ordered a crime branch probe into the incident.

Kochi rattled by earthquake

Many residents working and living in high-rise buildings in this Kerala city of Kochi on Tuesday afternoon were seen scurrying to safety after experiencing an earthquake that lasted for over a minute.

Central zone rally of UDF rescheduled

Bowing to demands from Kerala Congress (M), a key partner in the front, Congress-led UDF on Tuesday decided to change the date of the proposed Central zone political campaign rally of the coalition to May 27.

Kerala girl athletes from SAI recovering well: Doctor

The condition of the three Sports Authority of India (SAI) girl athletes, who attempted suicide last week, is improving and they are recovering well, said a doctor at the Medical College Hospital here.

UDF final decision on zonal rallies on May 12: Kerala CM

 A final decision on zonal rallies, likely to be held from May 19-25 to highlight the achievements of the four-year-old Congress-led UDF government, will be taken on Tuesday, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Sunday.

Chandy seeks to play down perception of challenges from alternate power centres

Asserting that Congress-led UDF will return to power in 2016, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has sought to play down the wide perception that he might face challenges from "alternative power centres" in the Congress for his bid to become Chief Minister again.

Kerala Minister Jayalekshmi marries her childhood friend

 Kerala Youth Affairs Minister PK Jayalekshmi on Sunday entered wedlock with her childhood friend Anil Kumar.

Monsoon may hit Kerala on June 1
Monsoon may hit Kerala on June 1

Monsoon is expected to arrive on time this year, hitting Kerala on June 1, but rainfall may remain below normal, prompting the government to put in place a contingency plan and push crop insurance for farmers.

Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Kerala on May 26

 Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will address a youth Congress rally in Kerala on May 26 as part of its preparations to brace up the party workers before the local body polls slated for this year and assembly polls next year.

UDF candidate's defeat in Palakkad LS seat: Report given to CM

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was on Saturday handed over a report of a panel that looked into the reasons for the defeat of UDF candidate and JD(U) state president M P Veerendra Kumar in Palakkad in the last Lok Sabha polls.

Kerala minister Jayalekshmi to marry on Sunday

Kerala Youth Affairs Minister PK Jayalekshmi is all set to enter wedlock on Sunday.

Bar bribery scam: 'Nothing unsusual' in the procedure, says Mani

Putting up a brave face, Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani, whose statement was taken by a Vigilance team in connection with the bar bribery scam, on Saturday said there was "nothing unusual" in the procedure.

Congress will stage come back with force: Oommen Chandy

 Rahul Gandhi's renewed efforts to strengthen the Congress at the grassroot level and Sonia Gandhi's leadership will enable the party to "come back with force," Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here on Friday.

Kerala professor hand chopping case: 10 accused sentenced to 8 years imprisonment
Kerala professor hand chopping case: 10 accused sentenced to 8 years imprisonment

Ten persons belonging to a radical outfit were on Friday sentenced to eight years rigorous imprisonment by a special NIA court for chopping off a hand of a college professor in Kerala in 2010, accusing him of hurting religious sentiments through a question paper he had set.

Cruise service soon between Kerala and Sri Lanka

Cruise ship service between Kerala and Sri Lanka is likely to begin soon, said a Sri Lankan minister.