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Mahasweta Devi – the gutsy social activist who took on political bigwigs for the dispossessed
Mahasweta Devi – the gutsy social activist who took on political bigwigs for the dispossessed

Noted writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away on Thursday at the age of 90.

Girl commits suicide after being ragged in Kerala, three final year students arrested
Girl commits suicide after being ragged in Kerala, three final year students arrested

Six final year students, including three girls, of a private college near Vadakara here have been arrested on charges of ragging and abetting the suicide of a junior student of the same college, police said today.

Muslim writer, accused of insulting God, attacked in Kerala
Muslim writer, accused of insulting God, attacked in Kerala

A young Muslim writer was assaulted by a group of unidentified youths in the Palakkad district of Kerala for allegedly insulting God in the title of his new collection of short stories.

"Come join me in the sacred land of ISIS" - Missing Kerala youth invites his family
"Come join me in the sacred land of ISIS" - Missing Kerala youth invites his family

21 people from Kerala have gone missing and are suspected to have links with ISIS.

Temple board firm on no entry to women between 10 to 50 in Sabarimala

The Travancore Devasom Board (TDB) that looks after the affairs of the famed Sabarimala temple is firm on its stand that it does not wish to allow entry of females in the age group of 10 to 50 into the temple.

At 86, Kerala elephant 'Dakshayani' all set to enter Guinness World Records
At 86, Kerala elephant 'Dakshayani' all set to enter Guinness World Records

At 86, Dakshayani shows no signs of ageing and looks absolutely fit as she gets all set to enter the Guinness World Records as the oldest living elephant.

Men with suspected ISIS links brought to Kochi for probe

Both were produced in a local court in Kochi, which sent them to transit remand till July 25.

Bribery case: Fresh probe ordered against former Kerala Minister AK Babu

Former Kerala Minister and Congress leader A.K. Babu`s woes continued as a court here on Thursday ordered a fresh vigilance case against him following a petition filed by a newly-formed hotels association.

'I'm terrorist, working with ISIS to help Muslims in Kashmir, Gujarat' - Missing Kerala man texts family
'I'm terrorist, working with ISIS to help Muslims in Kashmir, Gujarat' - Missing Kerala man texts family

One of the missing youngsters of Kerala has sent a message to his family; the message is shocking indeed!

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan to take up with PM issue of 2 sailors in Kenyan prison
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan to take up with PM issue of 2 sailors in Kenyan prison

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that he would take up with the Centre the issue of a Keralite youth incarcerated in a Kenyan prison since 2014.

Kerala govt pleader held for molestation bid

Dhanesh Mathew Manjooran was chased and caught by locals after the woman raised an alarm following the molestation bid by him late this evening.

Ker CM defends legal advisor's appearance for lottery baron?

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan defended his honorary legal advisor M K Damodaran.

Mother of suspected IS recruit meets Union minister

Bindu in her petition said her daughter was missing for the past one month and sought a probe.

CPI-M favours entry of women of all age groups at hill shrine
CPI-M favours entry of women of all age groups at hill shrine

CPI-M in Kerala said the party is in favour of entry of women of all age groups to the Lord Ayyappa hill shrine at Sabarimala.

Kerala's political killings return as two CPI-M, BJP activists murdered

After a lull, two political murders that of a CPI-M activist and a BJP worker within a span of few hours again shook north Kerala's politically sensitive Kannur district.

We are not terrorists, say two missing Kerala youths in voice message to their families
We are not terrorists, say two missing Kerala youths in voice message to their families

The two missing youths had sent a voice message to their families in which they said that they are not terrorists.

CPI(M) worker hacked to death in Kerala

A 38-year-old CPI(M) worker was allegedly hacked to death by an unidentified gang at Payyanur here, police said Tuesday.

CAG report criticises functioning of Kerala urban local bodies

The report noticed major lapses in maintenance of basic records relating to building permits by Thrissur and Thiruvananthapuram Corporations.

Sabrimala matter may be referred to constitution bench: SC
Sabrimala matter may be referred to constitution bench: SC

The Supreme Court indicated it may refer to a five-judge constitution bench the issue of the centuries-old practice of barring entry of women to the Sabarimala temple.

Entire community should not be blamed as terrorists have no religion: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Entire community should not be blamed as terrorists have no religion: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Saying terrorists have no religion, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said an entire community should not be blamed for the alleged links of some with the IS.

Puttingal Devi temple fire tragedy: Kerala High Court grants bail to all 41 accused
Puttingal Devi temple fire tragedy: Kerala High Court grants bail to all 41 accused

The fire was caused by an unauthorised display of fireworks at the Puttingal Devi temple.

Zakir Naik advocate of peace, harassed for no valid reason, claims prominent Muslim group IUML
Zakir Naik advocate of peace, harassed for no valid reason, claims prominent Muslim group IUML

The Indian Union Muslim League today came out in support of preacher Zakir Naik, saying Zakir naik is an "advocate of peace theory in Islam". 

Kerala Police probe ISIS links of 17 missing men, women

Seventeen men and women are missing from Kerala's Kasargode district, and a police officer said on Sunday they were probing reports that they may have joined the Islamic State.

15 Kerala youths 'join IS to fight US for attacking Muslims'; probe ordered
15 Kerala youths 'join IS to fight US for attacking Muslims'; probe ordered

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has ordered a probe into the mysterious disappearance of about a dozen youth who are feared to have joined the Islamic State.

This father went to confront his daughter's teasers and promised to come back - but he never returned
This father went to confront his daughter's teasers and promised to come back - but he never returned

The Kerala Police have registered a case of murder and booked three men after a 50-year-old man died while confronting his daughter's eve-teasers in Paloor here.

Heart-wrenching video: Baby elephant trying to wake up its dead mother will move you!
Heart-wrenching video: Baby elephant trying to wake up its dead mother will move you!

The video, which has now become viral on social media, shows a distraught baby male elephant trying to wake up its mother after she fell down and died near Kavadiammal temple in Pallam.

Eid al-Fitr on Thursday across the country but Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate on Wednesday
Eid al-Fitr on Thursday across the country but Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate on Wednesday

Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated across the country, barring Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday.

Engine, coach of Kannur-Ernakulam express derail, none injured

"The incident occurred around 4.15 AM while backing the rakes from the yard to platform during shunting works", PRO, Southern Railway, R Gopinath said.

 Kerala govt to amend law to give Achutanandan key post
Kerala govt to amend law to give Achutanandan key post

Amid reports that Marxist veteran V S Achutanandan is set to be appointed Chairman of Kerala Administrative Reforms Commission.

Ice-cream parlour sex case: SC dismisses Achuthanandan's plea for CBI probe
Ice-cream parlour sex case: SC dismisses Achuthanandan's plea for CBI probe

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed former Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan's petition demanding a CBI probe into the Kozhikode ice-cream parlour sex case.