Kerala

Low key birthday celebrations for Oommen Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy celebrated a low-key 71st birthday Friday. He visited the church, heard people's complaints and met school children.

Kerala CM welcome HC's nod for closure of 700 liquor bars

Kerala High Court on day upheld the state government's new excise policy directing closure of bars in two and three-star hotels.

Kerala govt to procure e-waste menace by paying money per kg

Discarded electronic goods such as computers and TV sets are set to bring money for the Keralites, with the state government deciding to procure e-waste to tackle the urban pollution.

Kerala diaspora voters can register online

With Kerala going 100 percent online in preparing voters list, Keralites working abroad can register their names online in the upcoming special summary revision of electoral rolls, an official said here on Thursday.

High Court upholds ban on liquor in Kerala
High Court upholds ban on liquor in Kerala

The Kerala High Court on Thursday upheld the state government's decision to put a ban on serving liquor in over 700 small bars across the coastal state.

Chandy terms CPI-M discussion as 'belated wisdom'

Congress leader and Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday took a dig at CPI(M) on their discussion on party's "tactical line" and termed it as "belated wisdom".

Kerala HC to pronounce judgement in Bar case tomorrow

 Kerala High Court will pronounce tomorrow the judgement on the batch of petitions filed by Kerala bar owners challenging the state government's decision to close 730 odd bar hotels in the state.

Congress leader voices concern at party's functioning

 Expressing disappointment at the functioning of the party in its role as the principal opposition in the country, senior Congress leader in Kerala A C Jose today called for an organisational revamp.

Woman denied leave for tending to child born through surrogacy

Denied maternity leave to take care of her child born through surrogacy, a woman employee of a government undertaking in Kerala has approached the state high court for relief.

'Kiss of Love' against moral policing in Kerala's Kochi

A group of youngsters in Kerala's Kochi district have decided to observe a hug-and-kiss day on November 02. The bold initiative was taken after a coffee shop in Kozhikode was vandalised allegedly by members of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, a youth wing affiliated to the BJP.

CBI invokes anti-terror law in RSS worker murder case in Kerala
CBI invokes anti-terror law in RSS worker murder case in Kerala

In a surprising move, the CBI on Tuesday invoked a stringent anti-terror law while registering a case in the murder of an RSS worker in Kannur district in Kerala which is alleged to be a fallout of a long-standing political rivalry between the CPI-M and RSS.

Kerala to get Public Health Protection Agency

Congress-led UDF government in Kerala has proposed a new initiative for addressing social and technical issues related to all major health challenges of the state.

'Tharoor did not understand Swach Bharat Abhiyan public stunt'

A minister in the Congress led UDF government on Monday said it was unfortunate that Congress MP Shashi Tharoor had failed to understand that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachch Bharat Abhiyan was a 'public stunt'.

'Tharoor did not understand Swach Bharat Abhiyan public stunt'

A minister in the Congress led UDF government on Monday said it was unfortunate that Congress MP Shashi Tharoor had failed to understand that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachch Bharat Abhiyan was a 'public stunt'.

Three-time Thiruvananthapuram LS member A Charles dead

A Charles, senior Congress leader and the only person to win thrice from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency, died Sunday morning at a private hospital.

Sailor's wife complains against Navy

 Wife of a Naval sailor belonging to the Eastern Naval Command, who had raised allegations of financial irregularities against his senior officers, today alleged her husband was being illegally kept in a hospital here and efforts were being made to establish that he was suffering from mental illness.

Security remains high at Kochi airport

Security remained high at the Kochi airport for the second day on Saturday in the wake of a threat of a bomb explosion or a possible suicide attack on a flight on the Mumbai-Kochi sector and a review will take place on Monday.

Shashi Tharoor joins Clean India drive, says 'read no political meaning into it'

He may have been removed as Congress spokesperson for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi but former union minister Shashi Tharoor is not deterred.

Project report for Light metro for Kerala cities gets sanction

 The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the elevated Light Metro meant for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode was accorded sanction at the Board of Directors meeting chaired by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here today.

Godse should have targeted Nehru, says RSS; Congress hits back
Godse should have targeted Nehru, says RSS; Congress hits back

The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has stirred a hornet's nest by suggesting in an article in its mouthpiece 'Kesari' that Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse should have killed former prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru instead.

Kerala CM seeks Centre's help to bring back nurses from Libya

Kerala government has asked the Centre to take urgent steps to secure the release of 18 Malayalee nurses stranded in Libya and also five Indian fishermen, including one from Kerala, held captive in Iran.

Kerala to speed up land acquisition for NH development

Congress-led UDF government in Kerala on Thursday decided to assure the Centre that it would acquire and handover necessary land to NHAI for developing National Highway stretches at a width of 45 metres.

Karunakaran's kin press for action in ISRO spy case

Kerala High Court's recent order in the ISRO espionage case has prompted family members of former chief minister and late Congress stalwart K Karunakaran to revive their demand for action against the three police officials who had conducted the probe into the scandal.

LPG tanker overturns near Kochi, driver killed

 A tanker lorry carrying LPG overturned near here, killing the driver today, police said.

Shashi Tharoor flays PM for plan to visit Srinagar on Diwali

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who had recently earned the party's ire for supporting the Swachh Bharat mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today disapproved of Modi's plan to spend the Diwali on October 23 in Srinagar.

Sketch of suspect who set woman on fire on a train released

The railway police, probing the death of a woman who was set ablaze inside a vacant train compartment on Monday, have released a rough sketch of a youth believed to be in the age group 22 to 25, who has committed the crime.

Kerala Governor extends Diwali greetings

Kerala Governor P Sathasivam on Tuesday greeted the people on the eve of Diwali festival.

Kerala Govt to soon announce startup and innovation policy

 Kerala Government will soon announce a new Startup and innovation policy to promote entrepreneurship, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said today.

Woman set on fire in empty compartment of Kannur-Ernakulam Executive express

In a shocking incident, a woman suffered serious burn injuries after she was allegedly set afire by a man inside an empty compartment of the Kannur-Ernakulam Executive express earlier on Monday.

HC quashes govt order dropping action against 3 SIT officers in ISRO case

In a blow to the state government, the Kerala High Court on Monday quashed the order dropping action against former Additional DGP Siby Mathews and two others who investigated the ISRO espionage case initially saying the conduct of the government "has not been above board".