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Expert panel seeks SC's permission to open untouched vault under Kerala's Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple
Expert panel seeks SC's permission to open untouched vault under Kerala's Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple

An expert panel inventorying assets at Kerala’s famous Padmanabhaswamy Temple has approached the apex court for permission to open a hitherto-untouched vault.

Rahul Gandhi to begin two-day visit to Kerala tomorrow
Rahul Gandhi to begin two-day visit to Kerala tomorrow

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will commence a two-day visit of Kerala from tomorrow. He will visit Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi.

Upset over being 'treated like criminals', Kerala tipplers may contest polls!
Upset over being 'treated like criminals', Kerala tipplers may contest polls!

Tipplers in the state have united under the banner of Kerala Liquor Consumers’ Protection Forum.

Support ban on women's entry at Sabrimala temple: Kerala in SC
Support ban on women's entry at Sabrimala temple: Kerala in SC

In an affidavit, the state government said administration of the temple vests with the Travancore Devaswom Board.

Was never a stranger to Oommen Chandy, had freedom to visit his house anytime: Saritha Nair
Was never a stranger to Oommen Chandy, had freedom to visit his house anytime: Saritha Nair

Saritha Nair has claimed that Kerala CM's son Chandy Oommen was closely involved in the solar scam.

'Solar' Saritha produces details of alleged sexual harassment

Deposing before a judicial commission probing the solar panel scam, prime accused Saritha S Nair Friday produced a sealed cover containing details of powerful politicians allegedly sexually abused her in Kerala.

Kerala bar scam: Now probe ordered against police official

Based on the recommendation of the leaders of the ruling United Democratic Front, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, after the weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday, had told reporters that they will go forward to unravel the conspiracy behind the solar and bar scam.

Sit quiet or leave the House: Kerala Governor to CPI(M)-led LDF Opposition members
Sit quiet or leave the House: Kerala Governor to CPI(M)-led LDF Opposition members

Kerala Governor P Sathasivam described the 5-year-rule of Oommen Chandy government as the 'golden age of opportunities'. 

Solar scam rocks Kerala Assembly, Opposition demands Chandy's resignation
Solar scam rocks Kerala Assembly, Opposition demands Chandy's resignation

Protests broke out in the Kerala Legislative Assembly on Friday over the solar scam as opposition LDF lawmakers staged a walk-out during Governor P Sathasivam `s speech on the opening day of the budget session.

Union ministers stranded for 2 hours as Jet Airways flight couldn't take off for want of pilot!

Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Piyush Goyal were later flown to Delhi and Mumbai respectively by other flights.

Violence, corruption hallmarks of UDF, LDF tenures: Amit Shah in Kerala

Slamming the Congress and CPI-M led fronts, which had ruled Kerala alternatively, BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday alleged that both had followed vote bank politics with "violence and corruption" being the hallmark of their tenure.

To set up Kerala Bank if voted to power: CPI-M

The CPI-M on Thursday said a cooperative-sector Kerala Bank will be established if the party is voted to power in the assembly polls later this year.

EC to review poll preparations in Kerala

The Election Commission (EC) will hold meetings with political leaders and senior state government officials in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday to take stock of preparations for assembly elections in the state.

Done no wrong with regard to solar scam: Kerala CM
Done no wrong with regard to solar scam: Kerala CM

Amid the Left opposition`s demand for his resignation in the solar scam, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said he had done no wrong in the case.

Don't address assembly, Kerala opposition tells Governor

 The Left opposition in Kerala led by former chief minister VS Achuthanandan requested Governor P Sathasivam on Wednesday not to address the assembly session as the Oommen Chandy government is neck deep in the solar scam.

Sexual abuse charge: Panel allows Sarita to produce evidence in sealed covers

A day after she stuck to her claim that she was sexually abused, the judicial commission probing the solar panel scam on Tuesday allowed prime accused Saritha S Nair to produce details of the alleged incidents and supporting documentary evidences in sealed covers.

Man beaten to death in broad daylight in Kerala, video goes viral - Watch
Man beaten to death in broad daylight in Kerala, video goes viral - Watch

In a shocking incident, a 46-year-old man was beaten to death in a broad daylight in a village in Kerala.

Defence park approved for Kerala

The proposal for setting up a Rs 231 crore defence components park in Kerala`s Palakkad district, an official said on Tuesday.

Youth Congress activists stage demonstration as PM Narendra Modi arrives

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kozhikode to attend the Global Ayurveda meet.

Sexual harassment case against Congress MLA to 'cool down' heat of solar scam: Saritha Nair

Saritha claimed Congress leader Thampanoor Ravi had insisted her to file the sexual harassment case against Abdullakutty in March 2014.

Kerala bar scam: Fresh bribe allegations against two leaders

UDF leader Antony Raju told the media that the government has got "valuable leads" about the conspirators behind these revelations, and in the next few days more details will be coming out.

Politicians 'used' me, says Kerala solar scam accused Saritha Nair
Politicians 'used' me, says Kerala solar scam accused Saritha Nair

Nair and her live-in partner Biju Radhakrishnan were arrested in 2013 on charges of cheating numerous investors, who paid money for solar panels.

Saritha Nair - The woman who could bring down the Kerala government

Saritha Nair, one of the prime accused in the solar panel scam in Kerala, on Monday deposed before a judicial commission.

Solar scam: K Babu returns as Kerala Excise Minister

Congress leader K Babu, who had resigned as state excise minister nine days ago, Monday returned to the Oommen Chandy cabinet after the Kerala High Court stayed the order.

Kerala IPS officer Sreelekha alleges harassment by fellow ADGP
Kerala IPS officer Sreelekha alleges harassment by fellow ADGP

Sreelekha said that her health condition was deteriorating owing to the mental stress caused by Thachankary’s constant harassment.

After She-Taxi, Kerala to launch G-Taxi in March this year
After She-Taxi, Kerala to launch G-Taxi in March this year

Transgenders , who are striving hard to find a place in mainstream society, will soon turn entrepreneurs in Kerala with the launch of a taxi service which will be owned and operated by them, a first in the state.

Relief for Oommen Chandy, HC puts on hold order to file FIR
Relief for Oommen Chandy, HC puts on hold order to file FIR

In a reprieve for Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Kerala High Court on Friday stayed the lodging of an FIR against him and another minister in the solar scam case with strictures against the vigilance judge who immediately offered to quit.

Solar scam: Judge who ordered FIR against Oommen Chandy opts for voluntary retirement
Solar scam: Judge who ordered FIR against Oommen Chandy opts for voluntary retirement

Thrissur Vigilance Court judge SS Vassan, who ordered registration of an FIR against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in connection with the solar scam, has opted for voluntary retirement.

Solar scam: Truth has prevailed, says Oommen Chandy

The Chief Minister said the allegations levelled by solar scam accused, Saritha S Nair, were part of a "political conspiracy" against him.

Kerala HC stays FIR against Kerala CM Oomen Chandy for 2 months
Kerala HC stays FIR against Kerala CM Oomen Chandy for 2 months

he High Court also stayed a similar directive by the vigilance court against Power Minister Aryadan Muhammed.