Kerala News

No difference with Sreedharan: Kerala FM

Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani on Monday dismissed media reports that he and the Finance Department were not in favour of using the services of Metro man E Sreedharan for constructing the Mass Rapid Transit Systems in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode.

Kerala Excise Minister denies graft charges

Kerala Excise Minister K Babu on Monday denied charges that he received Rs 10 crore in bribe for reducing the annual liquor fees of bars.

Aranmula airport project: BJP, Sangh Parivar irked at Centre

Running a long drawn resistance movement against construction of a private airport at the heritage town in Aranmula, BJP and Sangh Parivar in Kerala are now forced to turn their ire at the Centre in the wake of the Environment Ministry's nod for an impact study to revive the project.

Kerala SSLC Results 2015 declared, 98.57% pass percentage

Putting an end to controversies, the Kerala education department, declared Kerala SSLC Results 2015 on Sunday.

60 Keralities stranded in Nepal

Around 60 Keralites were stranded in quake-hit Nepal and efforts are on to bring them back, State Minister for Non-Resident Keralite Affairs KC Joseph said on Sunday.

Five pipe bombs found in Sree Padmanabha temple

Five suspected pipe bombs were found packed in gunny bags in a pond of the famed Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple here, police said on Sunday.

Train services in Kerala partially hit due to drivers' strike

Train services in southern Kerala were disrupted partially on Sunday after loco pilots refused to undergo breath alcohol analyser tests, which is mandatory while reporting to work.

Low intensity tremor in Kochi

A low intensity tremor was felt in some parts of Kochi on Saturday, triggering panic among people residing in high rise buildings, officials said.

CPI(M) MLA apologises for insensitive remark on disabled

A senior CPI(M) MLA has tendered an apology for his remarks against differently-abled persons, which triggered a massive row across the state.

Action against those involved in Kerala bar scam: Congress

The Congress said on Friday that action would be taken against those who were involved in the Kerala bar scam, if the probe comes out with a report having evidence against them.

12 Indian fishermen from Kerala arrested in Diego Garcia

 Twelve fishermen from the district have been arrested by the British Coast Guard in Diego Garcia on charges of poaching in their waters, according to a report received here today.

Kerala demand ban on rubber imports to save local producers

 Pressing for an immediate ban on rubber imports to save domestic cultivators from falling prices, Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani on Wednesday demanded the Centre to allocate Rs 500 crore for Stabilisation Fund to procure excess rubber locally.

Cochin Shipyard launches 15th Fast Patrol Vessel

Cochin Shipyard on Wednesday launched the 15th of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (BY 515) being built for Indian Coast Guard.

ICT Academy to conduct special courses for engineering graduates

ICT Academy of Kerala is conducting special courses named 'Parivarthan' for new Engineering graduates, to enhance their employability skills.

LDF lays siege in front of secretariat, district collectorate

Intensifying their agitation against state Finance Minister KM Mani, facing bribery allegations, CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front today laid a siege in front of the state secretariat here, pressing for his resignation.

New initiative to check corruption in Kerala

Empowering local people to check corruption in development works, Kerala government on Tuesday brought out a new scheme 'Vigilant Kerala' to ensure that various activities are carried out in a transparent manner.

UDF would move forward unitedly: Chandy

Amidst the discontent voiced by JD(U), a partner in Congress-led ruling UDF, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expressed confidence that no partner in the Front would leave from it.

Nursing recruitment scam: CBI examines Protector of Emigrants

The CBI on Monday examined the Protector of Emigrants (PoE), Kochi, a key accused in the nursing recruitment scam, involving crores of rupees.

Vayalar Ravi re-elected to Rajya Sabha

On expected lines, two UDF candidates, including former Union minister Vayalar Ravi and an Opposition LDF nominee were elected to the Rajya Sabha from Kerala in the polls held on Monday.

CBI to seek Interpol's help in nurses' job scam probe

The CBI will seek the assistance of Interpol to bring back a key accused in the Rs.200-crore Kuwait nurses job scam, said a CBI official.

Mass contact programme an effort to resolve problems: Chandy

The third edition of much popular Mass Contact Programme (MCP) of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy began here today with the Congress leader asserting that the programme was a coordinated effort of government officials and elected representatives to resolve problems faced by the people.

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.