Kerala News

Congress on comeback trail in Kerala: KPCC Chief

Asserting that the Congress was on a comeback trail, KPCC chief V M Sudheeran on Tuesday said Left parties blind opposition to the party was virtually fuelling growth of communal forces in the country.

Efforts to end differences between JDU and UDF on

Congress leaders in Kerala on Tuesday asserted issues connected with JDU, a partner in the ruling Congress-led UDF, will be sorted out through talks.

Kerala police officer may be suspended for cheating in exam

A day after Kerala`s senior police officer T.J. Jose was caught cheating in LL.M exams, he is facing a possible suspension from service and being debarred to appear in university examinations for a certain period.

Arrest of Maoists disproves Govt's claim, says BJP

BJP on Tuesday said the arrest of five Maoists, including two of its top leaders, from here has 'disproved' of Tamil Nadu government's claims of no Naxal activities in the state.

Chopping of Kerala professor’s hand: Quantum of punishment on May 8

A special NIA court, which convicted 13 people in the hand chopping case of a college professor in Kerala in 2010, will pronounce the quantum of punishment on May 8.

Kerala's top Naxal commander Roopesh, 4 others arrested; security on TN-Kerala border tightened
Kerala's top Naxal commander Roopesh, 4 others arrested; security on TN-Kerala border tightened

In what is being seen as a major breakthrough for the police of four southern states, a top Maoist leader, wanted in at least 20 cases in Kerala, his wife and three others have been arrested in Tamil Nadu.

Chandy to inaugurate Infopark's Phase II campus

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will be inaugurating the Infopark's Phase II campus on Wednesday, giving a major boost to the state's emergence as a global IT hub.

Chandy to inaugurate Infopark's Phase II campus

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will be inaugurating the Infopark's Phase II campus on Wednesday, giving a major boost to the state's emergence as a global IT hub.

Top IPS official caught cheating in LLM exam in Kerala, told to go on leave

A Kerala police official was on Monday caught cheating in an examination for Master of Laws (LLM) and ordered to leave the exam hall. The official was later asked to go on leave by state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala.

'Efforts to build new dam at Mullaperiyar by Kerala'

NDA constituent PMK and Vaiko-led MDMK on Monday alleged that Kerala had taken up efforts to construct a new dam at Mullaperiyar, insisting that this would "jeopardise" inter-state relations and urged the Centre to intervene.

Kerala bar scam: Four get time to decide on lie detector test

A vigilance court here on Monday gave four Kerala bar owners time till May 16 to decide if they are willing to undergo a lie detector test in the bar scam case.

Leakage in valve of Kerala's second biggest hydel plant detected

A leakage in the Butterfly valve of the Sabarigiri Hydro Electric project, the second biggest hydel plant in Kerala, has been detected late night.

Major General CP Singh assumes office as Additional Director General NCC

Major General CP Singh has assumed charge as Additional Director General NCC (Kerala and Lakshadweep), at the NCC Directorate here.

Railways cancels, diverts trains following derailment in Kerala

Railways on Sunday announced cancellation and diversion of some trains on the Konkan route following derailment of 10 coaches of Lokmanya Tilak-Ernakulam Duronto Express near Sarzora Tunnel between Madgaona nd Balli stations in Karwar region.

Furnish 'success stories' of flagship schemes: Centre tells states

The NDA government, which is completing one year in office this month, has asked state governments including those ruled by opposition parties to highlight and "furnish success stories" of all Centrally sponsored flagship programmes, particularly those concerning rural economy, pertaining to this period.

KPCC demands rollback of petroleum price hike

 Kerala PCC President V M Sudheeran on Friday condemned the hike in prices of petrol and diesel and asked the Centre to rollback the increase.

Kerala author Anees Salim bags fiction award

Kerala-based writer Anees Salim has won the Raymond Crossword Book Award for Indian Fiction while Samanth Subramanian picked up the prize in the Indian Non Fiction category for his "This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War."

Vigilance to hold quick verification probe against Babu, visit Mani compound

The Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau on Wednesday decided to hold a quick verification probe against Excise minister K Babu, facing bribery charges in the bar scam, even as probe officials visited the compound of the residence of Finance Minister KM Mani, who is also under a cloud.

SC notice to Kerala on plea against its new liquor policy

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to Kerala government on a plea challenging the high court's decision ratifying the new liquor policy that restricts foreign liquor bars to five-star hotels only.

Vigilance collects evidence from compound of Mani's residence

Vigilance and Anti- Corruption Bureau officials, probing the bar scam, have taken evidence from the compound of the official residence of State Finance Minister K M Mani, who is facing bribery charges.

Oomen Chandy rejects reports of leadership change in KPCC

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today dismissed reports relating to demand for leadership change in Kerala from a section of Congress workers. "It is all your (media) creation," Chandy told reporters after a cabinet meeting here.

Kerala CM Chandy dismisses reports of leadership change

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday dismissed reports relating to demand for leadership change in Kerala from a section of Congress workers.

Kerala to contribute Rs 2 crore to Nepal

The Kerala government said on Wednesday that it will contribute Rs 2 crore to quake-hit Nepal.

Kochi Metro website hacked

The official website of Kochi MetroRail Limited was found hacked today, officials said. The hacking was detected this morning and since then thewebsite -http://www.Kochimetro.Org/ -- has been down, Kochi Metro officials said.

Freedom of media not for tarnishing others: Kerala minister

The freedom that the media gets should not be used to tarnish others, said a Kerala minister on Tuesday.

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.