Kerala News

Diego Garcia authorities free 23 fishermen from TN, Kerala

Twenty-three fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, who were arrested by Naval authorities at Diego Garcia on May 11 for illegally fishing in their territorial waters, have been released, a fisheries department official said on Saturday.

Kerala CM meets PM Modi, takes up fishermen's issues

 Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's residence here today and discussed the issues concerning fishermen, two days after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi criticised the Centre's decision to extend ban on trawling.

Kerala to get rain as monsoon set to arrive

The weather office here on Friday forecast rain in all 14 districts of Kerala by Saturday as the southwest monsoon was likely to hit the state on May 30.

Agri Min, Kerala CM discuss trawler fishing ban issue

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today discussed the extension of the trawler fishing ban period with Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here.

RGCB will emerge as major growth centre: Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan has expressed confidence that the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) here will emerge as a major growth centre in the biotech and bio-pharma sectors.

Move to sabotage Vizhinjam project: Shashi Tharoor

Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, MP, on Thursday alleged that an attempt was underway to sabotage the Vizhinjam International deepwater Seaport project here.

Kerala CM visits doctor who survived Nepal quake

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday called on Dr Abin Suri who survived the devastating earthquake in Nepal and is recuperating at AIIMS here.

M Vijayakumar CPI-M's candidate for Aruvikara bypoll

Former speaker and minister M. Vijayakumar has been named the CPI-M candidate for the June 27 bypoll for the Aruvikara assembly seat in the capital district.

Parties gear up for crucial Aruvikara bypoll

With Assembly polls just a year away, the stage is set for a crucial political battle in Kerala between ruling Congress-led UDF and CPI(M)-headed LDF opposition for the bypoll in Aruvikara on June 27.

CBI summons Kerala CPI-M leader for RSS man's murder

 Senior CPI-M leader P Jayarajan has been summoned by the CBI to appear before investigators on June 2 in connection with an RSS activist`s murder last year, CBI sources said.

CBI summons Kerala CPI-M leader for RSS activist's murder

Senior CPI-M leader P Jayarajan has been summoned by the CBI to appear before investigators on June 2 in connection with an RSS activist's murder last year, CBI sources said.

BJP alleges protocol breaches during union minister's visit

Kerala unit of BJP today alleged protocol breaches by state officials during Union Minister Prakash Javadekar's visit to the city.

'All coastal states except Kerala agreed on 61-day fishing ban'

Rejecting Rahul Gandhi's charges, the Centre on Wednesday said the decision to extend the ban on fishing in high seas to 61 days from 47 days during monsoon was agreed upon by all coastal states except Kerala.

Rahul Gandhi enjoys 'tasty fish' lunch at fisherman's house

 Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday enjoyed a 'tasty fish' lunch served by a fisherman's family at a hamlet near here and said he would visit the beach again to taste Kerala's delicious tapioca and spicy fish curry.

Kerala HC upholds election of Cong leader Shashi Tharoor

 The Kerala High Court on Wednesday upheld the election of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency.

AAP opens its account in electoral politics in Kerala

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) opened its account in electoral politics in Kerala on Wednesday.

After farmers, ex-servicemen, Rahul Gandhi vows to fight for fishermen
After farmers, ex-servicemen, Rahul Gandhi vows to fight for fishermen

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of trying to prevent fishermen from accessing seas in the same way it has been "taking away precious land from farmers."

Crime branch to probe leak in bar bribery scam

A day after Finance Minister KM Mani, facing bribery charges in the bar licence scam, expressed displeasure over the alleged leak of a vigilance probe report, the Kerala government on Tuesday ordered a crime branch probe into it.

Kerala HC sets aside order of Land Revenue Commissioner

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday set aside the order of Land Revenue Commissioner cancelling the mutation of the original owners of the Kalamassery land fraud case, allegedly involving Salim Raj, former gunman of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

Rahul's visit has enthused Kerala Congressmen: Sudheeran

Kerala Congress president VM Sudheeran on Tuesday said the party rank and file were quite gung-ho over the two-day visit of party vice president Rahul Gandhi to the southern state starting Tuesday.

Wasnik slams NDA govt for failing to address farmers' problems

AICC General Secretary Mukul Wasnik has slammed the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre for failing to address farmers' problems.

Rahul to visit Kerala, meet fishermen, rubber growers

As part of his ongoing public outreach, Rahul Gandhi will take up the problems of fishing communities and rubber growers in Kerala on Wednesday.

Drugs used at Kochi party: Police

Police in Kerala on Monday said drugs were used at a party held at a plush hotel here on Saturday night.

Mani should also undergo lie detector test: CPI-M

Reiterating its demand for the resignation of state Finance Minister KM Mani for allegedly accepting a bribe from bar owners, the CPI-M on Monday said that he too should undergo a lie detector test.

Kerala government to challenge HC ruling on 'being Maoist not a crime'

The Government of Kerala has said that it will approach a division bench of the state high court to withdraw the ruling of a single judge bench that has said that being a Maoist is not a crime.

Advani hails teachings of RSS

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani, who has been sidelined by the new regime in the party, on Sunday lauded the teachings of the RSS which, he said, placed emphasis on keeping ethical and moral values in public life, essential for serving the nation.

Congress endorses Kerala HC ruling that being Maoist is not a crime

 In remarks that may kick up a debate in the country, Congress on Saturday agreed with the Kerala High Court ruling that being a Maoist is not a crime.

CPI hails Kerala HC ruling on holding of Maoist views

CPI on Saturday welcomed the Kerala High Court ruling that being a Maoist is not a crime and police cannot detain a person for merely saying he or she is one unless their activities are found to be unlawful.

Rahul Gandhi to visit Kerala next week

 Taking forward his proactive role, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi would undertake a two-day trip to Kerala next week, during which he is scheduled to meet fishermen and rubber growers.