Kerala News

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.

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.