Kerala News

Rajya Sabha biennial polls in Kerala on Monday

Despite the recent bickerings in the ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), it is likely to be a smooth sailing for two of its candidates in the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha from the state on Monday.

Kochi nursing job scam runs into Rs.200 crore: CBI

The CBI has estimated that the Kochi nursing employment scam runs into nearly Rs 200 crore.

US Ambassador to India visits Startup Village

US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma has visited Startup Village - the country's first Public Private Partnership technology business incubator jointly promoted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Technopark and MobME Wireless.

Two Indian ships with 484 Yemen evacuees arriving in Kochi

Two Indian ships - MV Corals and MV Karavatti - are to berth in Kochi on Saturday with 484 evacuees, including 73 Indians and 336 Bangladeshis, in the last lot of people brought out from strife-torn Yemen.

Kerala court rejects PoE's anticipatory bail plea

A court in Kerala on Friday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Protector of Emigrants (PoE) L. Adolfus in an alleged scam pertaining to recruitment of nurses to Kuwait, said a CBI source.

Kerala: Jilted lover who attempted to mow down woman arrested

A 21-year-old man, who was absconding after trying to mow down a woman at Arimbur here for allegedly spurning his love, was arrested on Thursday along with his father from the temple town of Palani in Tamil Nadu.

CPI-M activist killed in Kerala

A Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activist died on Thursday after a crude bomb was hurled at him near Kannur town, police said.

CPI(M) worker killed in bomb attack

A 36-year-old CPI(M) worker was on Thursday killed when some unidentified persons hurled a country-made bomb at him in the wee hours at Panoor in Kannur district, police said.

Kerala: Spurned lover rams car into girl

A spurned lover allegedly rammed his car into a young woman at Arimbur here and then went on to knock down five others who tried to help her, leaving them injured.

Spurned lover rams car into girl in Kerala

A spurned lover allegedly rammed his car into a young woman at Arimbur here and then went on to knock down five others who tried to help her, leaving them injured.

People throng Kerala temples to celebrate harvest festival of Vishu

People in Kerala thronged temples on Wednesday to celebrate the harvest festival of Vishu.

Youth kills self in UP

A 17-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at Chokra village here, police said on Wednesday.

India's fourth lighthouse museum set to woo visitors

Aiming to promote lighthouse tourism, India's fourth lighthouse museum, depicting the story of its evolution and history, is all set to be opened in the northern district of Kannur in Kerala.

Modi government played truant with Land Act: Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said the NDA government, led by Narendra Modi, has played truant with the Land Act floated by the previous UPA government to help farmers.

Governor greets Keralites on the occasion of Vishu

Kerala Governor Justice (Retd) P Sathaisvam on Tuesday greeted the people on the eve of 'Vishu' festival.

CPI(M) national conference begins in Vizag today, may elect new general secretary
CPI(M) national conference begins in Vizag today, may elect new general secretary

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) will be holding its 21st national conference here on Tuesday wherein the party will discuss present political situation and strategies for strengthening its base across the country.

Parents marry off minor girl to moneylender; case registered

 In a shocking incident, parents of a minor girl hailing from a remote village at Nedumkandam in Kerala's Idukki district allegedly married off their daughter to a man more than double her age to clear off a debt taken from him.

Gold bars worth Rs 54 lakh seized at Kochi Airport

 A passenger, who arrived from Dubai at Cochin International Airport, was on Sunday arrested and two gold bars valued at Rs 54 lakh seized from his possession, officials said.

Memo of charges issued to NV Raju

Kerala High Court on Saturday issued memo of charges to NV Raju, former Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (Economic offences) court here for alleged procedural lapses in recording the statements of solar scam accused Saritha S Nair.

Kerala forest dept to take action against Ganesh Kumar

In fresh trouble brewing for former minister KB Ganesh Kumar, state Forest Department is mulling taking up a complaint against him for alleged illegal possession of a captive elephant, which he had bought from it 20 years ago for offering in a temple.

Vedic University to be set up in Kerala

A vedic university, giving thrust to the studies of ancient traditions of spirituality especially Veda and Tantra, is likely to come up in Kerala soon.

Kerala CM urges PM to extend air evacuation from Yemen till April 11

Kerala today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend the air evacuation of Indians from Yemen till April 11 as many more are stranded in the strife-torn country.

Continue Yemen air evacuation till Saturday: Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that air evacuation being carried out by the Indian government in Yemen continues till Saturday.

RSP questions UDF govt's silence over 'blue-blooded clubs'

RSP, a key partner in the ruling Congress-led UDF, today questioned the state government's 'silence' over "blue-blooded clubs" enjoying bar facilities in Kerala where it is trying to implement a liquor policy to achieve total prohibition stage by stage.

KC-M names Thomas Unniyadan new Chief Whip

Kerala Congress (M), a key ruling UDF partner, today named its MLA Thomas Unniyadan as new government Chief Whip two days after Chief Minister Oommen Chandy accepted the demand for the removal of party's dissident vice-chairman P C George from the post.

Gulf returnee held for sexually abusing minor daughter in Kerala

A 40-year-old Gulf returnee has been arrested here for allegedly sexually abusing his 10-year-old daughter, police said.

Kerala: Youths fail to save woman's life, but take pictures on mobiles

In a shocking incident highlighting apathy to human life, two youths, who saw a woman fainting on the rail track on seeing an approaching train, failed to rush to her help, but instead took out their mobiles to capture the ghastly scene of the train ramming her.

Ordinance to check cheating in real estate sector

 The Kerala government on Wednesday decided to promulgate an ordinance to check malpractices in the real estate sector in the state and ensure timely handing over of residential flats to its owners by builders.

No loss of face for UDF, says Oommen Chandy

Putting up a brave face, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday rejected criticism that the row in Kerala Congress(M), a coalition partner, had affected the image of the ruling United Democratic Front.

Kerala affected by 12-hour shutdown

Wednesday dawned in Kerala with the state observing a shutdown, the third so far this year, paralysing transport and life in villages and coastal areas. The 12-hour shutdown will end at 6 pm.