Heavy rains in Kerala leave 7 dead, cause extensive damage

Heavy rains that have lashed Kerala for the past three days have left seven people dead and caused huge damage to property in many districts, officials said.

1 killed in Kannur as rains lash northern parts of Kerala

Heavy rains continued to lash northern parts of Kerala, including Kozhikode, affecting normal life on Monday.

Hoax bomb threat to train

An anonymous telephone call stating that a bomb has been planted in the Kannur-Ernakulam Inter-City Express turned out to be a hoax on Friday.

Ten-hour hartal to protest attack on activists in Kerala

The ten-hour hartal called by the United Democratic Front and BJP in protest against the attack on a sit-in organised by the Azhimathi Virudha Janakeeya Munnani, in Kozhikode district affected normal life Tuesday.

LDF walkout in assembly against police lathi-charge

CPI-M-led LDF Opposition members in Kerala today staged a walkout in the Assembly to protest police lathicharge on pro-CPI-M student outfit Students Federation of India activists at Kozhikode.

Coast Guard rescues stranded crew

Indian Coast Guard has rescued five crew members of a cargo ship who were stranded in mid sea since April 5 due to an engine snag.

Poll fever catches up; stiff contest on cards in Kozhikode

The Kozhikode Lok Sabha constituency is witnessing a high voltage campaign by the key contestants- sitting MP M K Raghavan (Cong) of the UDF and CPI(M)`s A Vijayaraghavan of the Left Democratic Front, making it one of the prestigious contests in North Kerala.

Will secure thumping victory in LS polls: BJP

Predicting a thumping win for BJP in the Lok Sabha polls, BJP National Executive member, P S Sreedharan Pillai, today claimed the Congress` victory will be restricted to a two-digit figure.

Chandrasekharan murder: 3 CPI(M) men among 11 given life term

In a setback to CPI(M) in Kerala, three of its local functionaries and eight others were on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment by a special court in the sensational TP Chandrasekharan murder case.

Yechury slams Cong-led UPA on economic policies

Lashing out at the Congress-led UPA government, CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said its economic policies have imposed a burden on the people.

Slain former CPI-M leader`s widow threatened with murder

KK Rema, widow of former CPI-M leader TP Chandrasekheran, said Saturday that she has received two letters threatening her with murder if she does not stay silent about her husband`s killing.

Congress leader K Sadirikoya passes away

Senior Congress leader and prominent trade unionist K Sadirikoya died after a prolonged illness at his residence on Sunday, family sources said.

Cell found in jail from where suspects made Facebook postings

Days after accused in murder case lodged in the district jail here made Facebook postings, using sophisticated mobiles, a base model cellphone was recovered during repairs in a cell, police said.

Spurt in gold smuggling in Kerala, industry blames policy

Kerala has been witnessing a spurt in smuggling of gold through its airports this year as the yellow metal has become even more lucrative for smugglers following a 10 per cent hike in its import duty.

Plea before Kerala HC to bring back teenager`s UAE husband

The mother of a 17-year-old girl has sought the intervention of the Kerala High Court to bring back Mohammed Jasim, a national of the United Arab Emirates, who married her daughter and then divorced her 13 days later.

Kerela CM sanctions Rs 2.34 cr assistance at mass contact progaramme

In a marathon over 13-hour sitting, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy sanctioned Rs 2.34 crore as assistance to petitions received from people at his District Mass Contact Programme here, which ended in the wee hours of Sunday.

Women smugglers were regular gold carriers: DRI

The two women including an Air India Express cabin crew member, arrested for carrying six kg gold at the Kozhikode airport on Friday, were regular carriers, according to an DRI official.

Kerala Bird Race on Nov 10

The seventh edition of the annual Kerala Bird Race, an event to promote interest in bird watching among the public, would be held this year on November 10 at three centres in the state.

One kg gold seized from passenger at Kerala airport

Gold worth nearly Rs 30 lakh was seized by air customs officials today from a passenger coming from Dubai at the Karipur international airport near here.

More than 9000 BPL families to get aid for house construction

More than 9,000 BPL families in Kerala would be given financial aid to construct houses in Kerala, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Saturday.