Kerala News

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.

Kerala govt likely to release life convicts who have completed 10 years

Life convicts, who have completed 10 years of their term in various jails in Kerala, have a ray of hope as the state government has said that it will take steps to release them early.

Man in trouble after he applies for Aadhaar card for pet cat

A Keralite, who is presently in the Gulf, has landed in trouble after he inadvertently applied for an Aadhaar ID card for his pet - a Persian cat to be taken to that country.

Black flag hurled at Oommen Chandy's vehicle

A black flag was hurled at the open jeep in which Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was travelling for a function here this evening, sending police into a tizzy.

CPI-M workers throw slipper at Kerala CM Chandy

CPI-M protesters on Thursday evening threw a slipper at Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and waved black flags at a public function near the state capital. The slipper, however, did not hit him.

Chandy again slams Rohatgi for appearing for bar owners

For the second time in two weeks, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday questioned the propriety of Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi is appearing on behalf of bar owners opposing the state's new liquor policy.

Kerala mulls schools in Middle East

 Kerala Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb told the assembly on Thursday that the education department would conduct a feasibility study to see if state-run schools can open in Middle East countries.

Top Kerala cop gets notice for disrespecting minister

Kerala's home department on Wednesday served a show cause notice to Additional Director General of Police Rishiraj Singh for protocol breach by him at a function attended by Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala.

With his gunman off CBI probe list, Kerala CM Oommen Chandy gets reprieve

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy who faced a lot of flak from the opposition, got a reprieve on Wednesday when the CBI did not include his former gunman in the list of six accused in a land usurping case.

Outfit asks Centre not to accept UDF govt proposal on Western Ghats

 A Hindu outfit in Kerala on Wednesday asked the Centre not to accept the Congress-led UDF government's proposal on conservation of Western Ghats, arguing that implementation of the "much-watered down" version of Kasturirangan report would destroy the ecology of the hills.

Five killed in road mishap in Kerala

 Five persons, including two women and a child, were today killed when the car in which they were travelling collided with a Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus here, police said.

Bomb threat to Kerala's Sri Krishna temple, security tightened

Security has been tightened at the famous Sri Krishna temple here following a bomb hoax on Tuesday, police said.

CPI-M attacks IUML minister using words from Quran

Using verses from the Holy Quran, CPI(M)-led LDF Opposition on Tuesday tried to corner IUML leader and Education Minister PK Abdu Rabb, in the state Assembly, on the issue of delay in distribution of school textbooks for the current academic year.