Kerala News

'Haven't unearthed link between gold smuggling, jihadi funding'

Days after busting a huge racket allegedly involved in smuggling of gold through the international airport here, Customs Tuesday rejected reports that it has unearthed a link between the group and funding of jihadi operations.

Vigilance autonomy and functional freedom: Kerala govt files appeal in HC

 Kerala government on Tuesday filed an appeal in the High Court against an order of a single judge directing it to examine general issues relating to provisional autonomy and functional freedom of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Kerala's stray dog menace goes to all-party meet

Kerala's stray dogs menace has assumed such proportions that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has called an all-party meeting to tackle the issue.

Kerala Assembly witness noisy scenes over lathicharge on students

Kerala Assembly on Tuesday witnessed heated debate between ruling and opposition members over police lathicharge on the activists of Students Federation of India, during their protest march over delay in printing school textbooks.

Presence of foreign dhow: Kerala seeks NIA probe

The Kerala government on Tuesday asked the Centre to order a probe by NIA into the case relating to interception of a suspicious foreign fishing dhow with 12 crew members off Kerala coast, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said here.

Crew members of seized Iranian boat sent to jail

The 12 crew members of a suspicious Iranian fishing boat that was intercepted by the Indian Coast Guard and later handed over to Kerala Police were on Monday sent to two weeks judicial custody.

Kerala suspect boat: 12 accused sent to judicial custody

The 12 accused arrested in connection with the interception of the suspicious foreign fishing boat by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) at the Kerala coast, have been sent to judicial custody till July 17.

Joint team to probe Iranian dhow's presence in Kerala coast

A Joint Investigation team by central and state agencies will commence a probe from Tuesday on the seizure of a suspicious foreign dhow with 12 Iranian crew members intercepted off the Kerala coast.

HC hands over Kerala child trafficking cases to CBI

A division bench of the Kerala High Court on Monday directed the CBI to probe all child trafficking cases in the state.

Chandy's look-alike from Saudi Arabia reaching Kerala

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's look-alike, a Saudi Arabian national who is arriving here later this month, wants to meet him.

Kerala ask Railways to implement Sabari rail

The Kerala government today requested the Railways to implement the ambitious Sabari railway line project without insisting that the state bear half the cost.

Kerala CM terms MLA's action as 'cheap political stunt'

 Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday said strict action would be taken against those trying to prevent government officials from discharging official duties.

Kerala: SFI march turns violent in various parts of the state

Police used lathies, tear gas shells and water cannons to chase away marches taken out by Students Federation of India (SFI) activists in various parts of the state, demanding resignation of Education Minister Abdu Rabb following delay in printing textbooks for students of the government run schools in Kerala.

SFI protests against Kerala govt over delay in publishing of school books

The Students Federation of India ( SFI) on Monday staged a protest against the state government over delay in the publishing of school books.

Suspicious foreign dhow intercepted off Kerala coast

A suspicious foreign fishing 'dhow', seen off the Alapuzha coast, was intercepted by the Coast Guard and brought to Vizhinjam here on Sunday.

Vaiko demands protection for Mullaperiyar Dam

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko on Saturday called for protection to be accorded to the Mullaperiyar Dam on the Periyar River, claiming that the Kerala government wants to destroy it.

IB inspection of Mullaperiyar Dam: Chandy lodges protest with Rajnath

 Kerala Government on Friday lodged its protest with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over an alleged security inspection conducted by central Intelligence Bureau (IB) across the contentious Mullaperiyar Dam, without informing the state government.

Chandy seeks Sushma Swaraj's intervention for Indian nurses in Britain

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday requested External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up with the British government the proposed amendments in their immigration rules which will affect nurses from the state.

After UDF bypoll win, Kerala CM calls on Rahul

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi here, three days after the Congress led UDF won the Aruvikkara bypoll in the state.

Mullaperiyar dam: SC notice to Kerala for CISF deployment
Mullaperiyar dam: SC notice to Kerala for CISF deployment

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Kerala government on Tamil Nadu's plea that security of Mullaperiyar dam be handed over to CISF.

'BJP's good tally in Kerala by-polls an ominous development'

BJP winning considerable votes in the Aruvikkara by-election is a "very ominous" development, CPI(M) said on Wednesday, terming the results as "communalization of electorate" in a literate and progressive state.

LDF stages walkout from assembly over alleged attack on media

CPI-M led LDF Opposition members in Kerala today staged a walkout from the Assembly in protest against alleged attack on the media and house of an MLA by UDF workers even as Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala denied the incident.

LDF stages walkout over alleged attack on media

CPI-M led LDF Opposition members in Kerala on Wednesday staged a walkout from the Assembly in protest against alleged attack on the media and house of an MLA by UDF workers even as Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala denied the incident.

Sabarinathan sworn-in as Kerala legislator

Congress leader KA Sabarinathan was sworn-in as a legislator of the Kerala legislative assembly on Wednesday.

Despite bypoll defeat, BJP smiles in Kerala

Veteran BJP leader O Rajagopal finished third in Aruvikara constituency in Kerala on Tuesday but the party's vote share saw a significant five-fold increase from 2011.

LDF stages walkout from Kerala Assembly over price rise

CPI(M)-led LDF opposition members in Kerala on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Assembly, protesting denial of permission for an adjournment motion, seeking discussion over the spiralling price of essential commodities and the alleged collapse of state's public distribution system.

Bypoll result a clear rejection of corruption charges: Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said the Congress led UDF victory in Aruvikkara bypoll was a clear rejection of the various corruption charges levelled against his government and the politics of violence unleashed by opposition CPI(M) led LDF.

Congress candidate in Kerala dedicates win to late father

Congress candidate KA Sabarinathan who on Tuesday won the Aruvikara Assembly seat by over 10,000 votes dedicated the win to his late father.

Kerala bypoll: Sabarinath wins Aruvikkara for UDF

In what has come as a huge relief for the Congress-led UDF in Kerala, its candidate KS Sabarinath has won the Aruvikkara bypoll, Tuesday.

Achuthanandan hits out at Mani using biblical quotes

Veteran Marxist leader VS Achuthanandan, an atheist, today quoted the Holy Bible in the state Assembly while launching a scathing attack on Finance Minister KM Mani, a die-hard Catholic, for his alleged involvement in bar bribery scam.