Kerala News

Despite bypoll defeat, BJP smiles in Kerala

Veteran BJP leader O Rajagopal finished third in Aruvikara constituency in Kerala on Tuesday but the party's vote share saw a significant five-fold increase from 2011.

LDF stages walkout from Kerala Assembly over price rise

CPI(M)-led LDF opposition members in Kerala on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Assembly, protesting denial of permission for an adjournment motion, seeking discussion over the spiralling price of essential commodities and the alleged collapse of state's public distribution system.

Bypoll result a clear rejection of corruption charges: Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said the Congress led UDF victory in Aruvikkara bypoll was a clear rejection of the various corruption charges levelled against his government and the politics of violence unleashed by opposition CPI(M) led LDF.

Congress candidate in Kerala dedicates win to late father

Congress candidate KA Sabarinathan who on Tuesday won the Aruvikara Assembly seat by over 10,000 votes dedicated the win to his late father.

Kerala bypoll: Sabarinath wins Aruvikkara for UDF

In what has come as a huge relief for the Congress-led UDF in Kerala, its candidate KS Sabarinath has won the Aruvikkara bypoll, Tuesday.

Achuthanandan hits out at Mani using biblical quotes

Veteran Marxist leader VS Achuthanandan, an atheist, today quoted the Holy Bible in the state Assembly while launching a scathing attack on Finance Minister KM Mani, a die-hard Catholic, for his alleged involvement in bar bribery scam.

CAG slams Kerala govt for delay in implementing sea-plane project

A CAG report has criticised Kerala government for its "failure" in implementing the flagship Sea-plane project even after Rs 23.29 crore was sanctioned to it, saying the state's Tourism Department should have conducted the feasibility study before venturing into the project.

New centres to conduct medical screening of Kuwait job seekers

In a relief to job aspirants from Kerala, Kuwait government on Monday authorised a new agency which is having operations in the state to conduct medical screening of job seekers.

Kerala's Opposition walks out over bar scam probe

The rescheduled budget session of the Kerala assembly started on expected lines on Monday with the Left opposition staging a walkout after its plea for an adjournment motion was disallowed.

LDF walkout over Vigilance move to close case against Mani

Opposition LDF on Monday staged a walkout in Kerala Assembly in protest against denial of permission for adjournment motion seeking discussion over state Vigilance department's decision not to prosecute Finance Minister KM Mani in the bar bribery scam.

Heavy Rains continues in Kerala

South West Monsoon, which picked up momentum after a lull onset, is predicted to bring heavy downpour, exceeding seven cm, in isolated places in Kerala till June 30, regional meteorological station here said on Sunday.

Rescheduled Kerala Assembly session starts tomorrow

 The full-fledged budget session of Kerala Assembly, rescheduled in the wake of the June 27 Aruvikkara bypoll, will begin here on Sunday, with the opposition gearing up to corner the government over the decision of Vigilance not to prosecute Finance Minister KM Mani in the bar bribe scam.

Rescheduled Kerala Assembly session starts Monday

The full-fledged budget session of Kerala Assembly, rescheduled in the wake of the June 27 Aruvikkara bypoll, will begin here Monday, with the opposition gearing up to corner the government over the decision of Vigilance not to prosecute Finance Minister K M Mani in the bar bribe scam.

Kerala: Muslim women's college cracks down on tight jeans, short tops

Cracking down on tight jeans, short tops and leggings, a north Kerala women's college has decided to introduce uniforms for its students from this academic year which also gives the go-by to the 'naqab' for Muslim students.

Truth in bar scam issue will triumph: KM Mani

Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani said on Sunday that the truth in the "non-existent" bar scam case will ultimately triumph, adding that he did no wrong.

Kerala bypoll: Record 77.35 per cent voters exercise franchise

An estimated 77.35 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the Aruvikkara Assembly seat bypoll, which saw ruling Congress-led UDF and opposition CPI(M)-headed LDF locked in a fierce battle.

21 cows, buffaloes being smuggled to Kerala seized

 Police on Saturday seized 21 head of cattle, including cows and buffaloes, being smuggled in a lorry to Kerala from Karnataka, in the wee hours on Saturday.

Kerala CM wants Centre's share in central schemes at 75%

 Kerala on Saturday made a strong pitch for a higher share of the Centre in new centrally-sponsored schemes (CSS), which it said should be at 75 per cent.

Stones hurled at Hindu Makkal Katchi leader's house

Some miscreants hurled stones at the house of a Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) leader in Kalapatti in the city, police said on Saturday.

Ex-Kerala minister gets notice for illegal possession of elephant

Former Kerala minister and film actor KB Ganesh Kumar, MLA, has landed in trouble with a Vigilance Court here issuing a notice to him for illegal possession of a jumbo which he had bought from Forest Department 20 years ago to offer the animal to a temple.

Kerala by-election: Heavy polling in Aruvikkara despite rains

Despite heavy rains, an estimated 74.4 percent turnout was on Saturday recorded for the bypoll for Aruvikkara assembly where Kerala's ruling Congress-led UDF and opposition CPI(M)-headed LDF are locked in a stiff contest.

All arrangements in place for crucial Kerala bypoll

All arrangements were in place on Friday for a crucial by-poll to Kerala`s Aruvikara assembly constituency and all three major candidates expressed confidence about their victory.

Southwest monsoon picks up momentum in Kerala, three killed
Southwest monsoon picks up momentum in Kerala, three killed

 The Southwest monsoon, after a delayed start, picked up momentum in Kerala, bringing heavy rains in most places of the state and Lakshadweep during the last two days, after registering a 26 percent deficit early this month.

Five students killed, 6 hurt as tree falls on school bus in Kerala

Five students were killed and six others injured when a big tree fell on their school bus near here on Friday, police said.

Kerala activist working against drug mafia brutally attacked

An activist in Kerala who was trying to expose the state`s drug mafia has been left battered in a hospital following a brutal attack by a group of men who chopped off his hands and legs.

Disaster Management Authority to study 'heat wave' phenomenon

The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority will carry out a detailed study of the suspected 'heat wave' phenomenon which caused concern in the coastal areas of some parts of Kerala in recent days.

Bypoll outcome will be a referendum on UDF govt: Kerala CM

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said the outcome of June 27 Aruvikkara Assembly bypoll would be a referendum on the four-year rule of his government and also on the opposition LDF's performance.

Aruvikkara bypoll: VS 'sacrificial goat' of CPI-M, says Congress

As the campaign pitch hots up for the June 27 Aruvikkara bypoll, the main contenders are locked in a strident war of words with the latest salvo coming from Congress, which described Left veteran VS Achuthanandan as a "sacrificial goat" and "traitor" of CPI(M).

Kerala CM condoles death of sister Nirmala

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and his cabinet colleagues today condoled the demise of sister Nirmala, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata.

KV Thomas urges Centre to give ration to fishermen hit by ban

Senior Congress leader KV Thomas on Tuesday urged the Centre to provide free ration to fishermen affected by the ban imposed on fishing by mechanised boats for the months of June and July.