Kerala News

Naval officials carry out voluntary mass cleanliness drive

 A voluntary mass cleanliness drive was carried out by Navy officials and their families in the Naval Base here on Friday in continuation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign.

RS polls: Vayalar Ravi to be Congress candidate

 Congress in Kerala has decided to field former Union Minister and sitting Rajya Sabha member Vayalar Ravi for the upcoming polls to the Upper House from the state.

Congress to field Vayalar Ravi for Kerala Rajya Sabha seat

The Congress has decided to field sitting Rajya Sabha member and veteran leader Vayalar Ravi for the coming Rajya Sabha poll from Kerala.

Kerala gets tough over smoking, drinking at workplace

With immediate effect, all Kerala government employees, including teaching and non-teaching staff in educational institutions, will face disciplinary action if they are found smoking, drunk or using intoxicants during office hours.

Justice Ashok Bhushan sworn in Kerala Chief Justice

Justice Ashok Bhushan was today sworn in as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court.

Sandalwood worth crores of rupees seized in Gurgaon

 Haryana police today claimed to have recovered red sandalwood worth "crores of rupees" from Gurgaon with the arrest of a person, an official said.

Preliminary probe against top police brass in Kerala

The Inquiry Commissioner and Special Judge (Vigilance) court here on Wednesday ordered a preliminary probe without registering a case against Director General of Police K S Balasubramaniyam and a few other officers for allegedly trying to sabotage the murder case against beedi tycoon Mohammed Nisham.

Intend to prohibit liquor in phased manner: Kerala govt to HC

 Total prohibition or complete liberalisation of liquor was not its policy, the state government today told the Kerala High Court.

Rajya Sabha polls: Chandy to hold talks with UDF partners

 Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said a decision on candidates for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections from the state would be taken after discussions with ruling UDF partners.

Six arrested for raping minor tribal girls in Kerala

Six persons including a father and son have been arrested for allegedly raping three minor girls of a tribal hamlet for over a period of several months in Wayanad district, police said on Tuesday.

Two Iranian naval ships in Kochi

Two Naval ships from the Islamic Republic of Iran -- IRIS Naghdi and Bandar Abbas -- arrived here on Tuesday on a four-day visit.

Crime Branch police to probe Kerala Assembly ruckus

The Crime Branch wing of Kerala Police would investigate the case related March 13 ruckus in the state Assembly and damage caused to properties in the House, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said on Tuesday.

Kerala's Section 66A veteran heaves sigh of relief

If there's one person who is overjoyed by Tuesday's Supreme Court order quashing Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, it's none other than Shajan Skariah, editor of the online Malayalam portal "Marunadan Malayalee" -- and one who has 22 cases registered against him under the now struck-down law.

Oldest woman in country passes away at 112

Kunjannam Antony, the oldest woman in the country at age 112, passed away at a private hospital here on Tuesday, her family said.

Prakash Karat, Mammootty front runners for Rajya Sabha seat

CPI-M national general secretary Prakash Karat, his wife Brinda Karat and Mammootty are among the front runners for one of three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala.

AIMTC urges trucks to cease operations in Kerala

The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) has called for truck drivers across the country to stop operations to Kerala from April 1, condemned the state government for not fulfilling their demand of upgrading the Wayalar check-post.

Kerala Assembly adjourned sine die amid ruckus by Left opposition
Kerala Assembly adjourned sine die amid ruckus by Left opposition

The Kerala Assembly was adjourned sine die on Monday amid ruckus by the Left opposition.

Bar scam: PC George hits out against KC(M) supremo KM Mani

In an embarrassment to Kerala Congress(M), a coalition partner of ruling UDF, party vice chairman PC George on Sunday fired another salvo saying KC(M) supremo and state Finance Minister KM Mani, facing bribery charges in the bar scam, should have resigned when the controversy erupted.

Threat letter to attack police station, kill constables on Kerala

A letter purportedly written by Maoists, threatening to attack a police station in Wayanad district on March 26 and kill five constables there has been received by police.

Kerala Labour Minister to send legal notice to DCC chief

Kerala Labour Minister Shibu Baby John Saturday expressed unhappiness at the remarks by Kozhikode DCC President KC Abu in connection with the March 13 incidents in the Assembly and said he would send a legal notice to him for the damage done to his reputation.

One stop call centre for farmers coming up in Kerala

To provide professional inputs to farmers, the Kerala agriculture department is setting up a state-of-the-art call centre where all the queries of farmers would be answered.

J&K govt cannot give govt jobs to West Pak refugees: Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed on Friday said no jobs in the state services can be given to West Pakistani refugees.

"Attack" on LDF women MLAs in Kerala Assembly: CPI(M) MPs approach NCW

Two CPI(M) women MPs have approached the National Commission for Women (NCW) seeking its immediate intervention in the issue of alleged "physical and mental harassment" of LDF women MLAs by ruling UDF MLAs in the Kerala Assembly on March 13.

"Attack" on LDF women MLAs: CPI(M) MPs approach NCW

Two CPI(M) women MPs have approached the National Commission for Women (NCW) seeking its immediate intervention in the issue of alleged "physical and mental harassment" of LDF women MLAs by ruling UDF MLAs in the Kerala Assembly on March 13.

Paralysed Indian gets Rs 2.55 cr relief for road mishap in UAE

A 30-year-old Indian in the UAE has been awarded over Rs 2.5 crore in compensation for a road accident which left him paralysed in 2013, three months after his marriage, media reported on Friday.

Rajya Sabha polls next headache for UDF

Kerala's ruling Congress-led UDF has a new crisis: who to field in the Rajya Sabha election next month?

Forward women MLAs' petition to police: Achuthanandan

 Keeping up the pressure on the government, opposition leader V S Achuthanandan on Thursday asked Speaker N Sakthan to forward to police the complaint of LDF women MLAs that the ruling front legislators had attacked and molested them on March 13.

State agencies take charge of Kerala nurses' recruitment

In a relief to Kerala nurses who seek employment in the Middle East, two state-owned agencies have been awarded full rights over their recruitment, which was earlier handled by private firms.

Senior Cong leader suggests 'rest' for Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani

Indicating chinks in the Congress in Kerala over protecting Finance Minister KM Mani, facing bribery charges in the bar scam, a senior party leader on Wednesday suggested the FM takes rest as he has gone through huge physical and mental strain in the past few months and that the Chief Minister temporarily take over the portfolio.

Kerala woman legislator defends biting Congress MLA

Left legislator Jameela Prakasham on Tuesday said she bit Congress member K. Sivadasan Nair because he grabbed her from behind during the turmoil in the assembly last week.