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Rs 1.10 crore cash, Rs 70 lakh worth gold biscuits seized from car in Kerala ​

Unaccounted money to the tune of Rs 1.10 crore and three kg of gold biscuits worth Rs 70 lakh were seized from a car at Iritty near Kannur on Tuesday, police said.

Oommen Chandy meets Nitin Gadkari, discuss four laning of NHs

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday met Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari and discussed about conversion of two National Highways into four-way lanes in the state.

Kerala's move to amend land rules draws flak

The Kerala government's move to amend the land assignment rules to regularise encroachments in the hilly areas of the state has come under fire from several quarters.

Kerala to build dormitory in Delhi for people from the state

To help people from Kerala who visit the national capital, the state government would construct a dormitory here with a capacity to accommodate 200 persons.

Kerala's first IIT starts functioning at Palakkad

Scripting a new chapter in the higher education sector in Kerala, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) started functioning from a temporary campus here on Monday.

Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala to have permanent memoriam for APJ Abdul Kalam

Mahatma Gandhi University here on Monday decided to name its upcoming Rs 28.5 crore convergence academia complex after late former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away last week.

A new IIT has just opened here

The 18th Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) opened here on Monday with 117 students -- six from Kerala and a majority from Uttar Pradesh.

Homage to Kalam: Some govt offices function on Sunday

Drawing inspiration from former President A P J Abul Kalam's message to work an extra day on his death instead of declaring holiday, a section of employees of a few government offices in Kerala worked on Sunday today as a mark of respect to the late visionary.

BJP move to expand base in Kerala will not yield result: Chandy

 The BJP's reported moves to expand its base in Kerala with support from a community outfit will not pay any dividend as people of the state are still reluctant to accept "divisive political ideology", says Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

Iranian dhow case: Police to hand over all documents to NIA

Kerala Police will hand over all documents on the recent interception of an Iranian dhow off Kerala waters to the National Investigation Agency in day or two, a top police official said on Sunday.

Light Metro for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode approved

The Kerala Cabinet has approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Light Metro transport schemes proposed for the state capital and Kozhikode, estimated to cost Rs 6,728 crore.

Light Metro for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode approved

The Kerala Cabinet has approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Light Metro transport schemes proposed for the state capital and Kozhikode, estimated to cost Rs 6,728 crore.

Kerala nurse recruitment scam accused in Interpol list

A man from Kerala has been included in the Interpol list of wanted people over his alleged involvement in the Rs.200 crore nurse recruitment scam in the state, a CBI official said on Wednesday.

SNDP leader meets Amit Shah

 In a politically significant move, leader of Kerala's numerically strong Ezhava community Vellapally Natesan today met BJP president Amit Shah and discussed with him the "political situation" in the state.

Three-fold increase in drug abuse in Kerala

There has been a three-fold increase in drug abuse in Kerala after the closure of bars in the state, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said on Wednesday.

Kerala to submit final views on Kasturirangan report tomorrow

The Kerala government will submit its final views on the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats on Thursday, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here on Wednesday.

Fuel tanker overturns inside Kerala airport, spills ATF

A tanker carrying aviation fuel overturned here spilling the ATF inside the airport premises on Wednesday, triggering panic.

Kerala varsity to be named after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

The proposed university being set up in Kerala for the promotion of technical education, will be named after late Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday.

Kerala to observe one week mourning over APJ Abdul Kalam's demise

Kerala government on Tuesday declared a seven day state mourning as a mark of respect to former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

Chandy wants Kalam's body to be brought to Kerala

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has spoken to union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on bringing the body of former president APJ Abdul Kalam to this state capital for a few hours, for the people to pay their respects, as he stayed here for nearly two decades.

Kerala Assembly pays tribute to Kalam

 Kerala legislators on Tuesday paid tribute to late president APJ Abdul Kalam exactly 10 years after he had addressed the state assembly.

Anger in Kerala over headscarf row

A day after a nun was barred from taking a national medical test here after refusing to remove her headgear, a section of Kerala's political and religious leaders on Sunday reacted sharply.

Parties flay CBSE AIPMT dress code

Ruling Congress and its major coalition partner IUML in Kerala on Sunday came out against denial of permission for candidates wearing 'hijabs' and veil to appear for All India Pre Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT), terming it as 'unfortunate'.

Govt has good relation with judiciary: Chandy

A day after expressing his reservation over Kerala High Court's criticism of the functioning of the Advocate General's office, Chief Minister Oomen Chandy on Saturday said his government has good relation with the judiciary.

AIPMT 2015: CBSE bars Keralite nun from giving exam with veil, cross

A Keralite nun was on Saturday denied permission to take the the All India Pre Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) here after she refused to remove her veil and Holy cross as required under the CBSE's new dress code.

LKG student sexually assaulted by auto driver in Kerala

A four-year-old girl here was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 50-year old autorickshaw driver who used to take her to her school regularly, police said.

Kerala tourism unfazed by campaign against stray dog culling

Undaunted by an online campaign urging boycott of Kerala over its recent decision to cull dangerous stray dogs, the government on Friday said doing away with such stray animals would only make the state more 'tourist-friendly'.

Kerala CM expresses reservation over HC's criticism of AG's office

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday expressed his reservation over the state High Court's criticism of the functioning of the Advocate General's office and asserted his government has full faith in it.

Top CPI-M Kerala leader denied anticipatory bail

A court on Friday denied anticipatory bail to senior Kerala CPI-M leader P Jayarajan, who was questioned by the CBI last month in the murder of a Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) activist.

Kerala opposition walks out on AG issue

The opposition on Friday walked out of the Kerala Assembly in protest against the chair's ruling against a discussion on the high court's observations against Advocate General KP Dhandapani.