Palakkad declared as first HIV/AIDS literate district

Palakkad has been declared as the first complete HIV/AIDS literate district in the state, thanks to the joint initiatives of civic authorities and KESS-HAPPI, a volunatry organisation.

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.

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.

Kerala mystery deaths: Third schoolgirl succumbs to injuries

One of the three missing schoolgirls, who had jumped out of a moving train near Palakkad in Kerala, has succumbed to her injuries on Monday evening. The other two girls had died on the spot after jumping from the train on Monday last week.

Kerala girls found dead not violated, poisoned: Autopsy

The preliminary autopsy conducted on two schoolgirls found dead on a rail track near Palakkad in Kerala says they were "not violated nor poisoned" and death occurred due to injuries suffered in a fall.

Kerala girls found dead on rail track not murdered: Police

Two schoolgirls who were found dead on a rail track near Palakkad in Kerala were not murdered, according to the police team probing the deaths. Another girl is battling for life in hospital.

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 Congress leader Sivaraman quits party, may return to CPI(M)

Protesting against "corrupt" governance of the ruling UDF, Congress leader Sivaraman Monday resigned from the primary membership of the party and expressed desire to return to the Left fold.

Truckers call off strike in Kerala

The strike by truckers seeking quick vehicle clearance at Walayar check post bordering Tamil Nadu in Palakkad district has been called off following an agreement reached with agitating operators during a meeting convened by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

AIADMK leaders seek divine intervention for Jayalalithaa's return as CM

Seeking divine intervention for AIADMK supremo Jayalalaithaa's return as Chief Minister, a two hour "Maha Gaja Pooja Yaga" was performed by party leaders and workers here.

Vishnu Unni awarded Nao Sena medal for gallantry

Young Naval sailor, Vishnu Unni, who jumped into the waters to save the life of a woman and her six-month-old child on October 03 last, has been awarded the Nao Sena medal for gallantry posthumously by the Indian Navy.

Maoist activities in Kerala on rise

An alarming increase in the activity of Naxals has been detected by security agencies recently in Kerala where the Left Wing Extremists have started perpetrating violent acts by espousing the cause of tribals.

Forest offices, KFC restaurant attacked by Maoists in Kerala

Suspected Maoists on Monday attacked offices of forest department in Palakkad and Waynad districts in Kerala in the wee hours.

Another tribal infant dies in Attappady, toll reaches 16

Amidst concerns about the ill-health and malnutrition among tribal children, one more infant died in Attappady area here taking the toll to 16, health officials said today.

Another tribal infant dies of malnutrition, toll reaches 15

Amidst concerns about the ill-health and malnutrition among tribal children, one more infant died in Attappady area here taking the toll to 15, health officials said on Monday.

Two more tribal infants die in Attappady, toll reaches 10

Amidst concerns about the ill-health and malnutrition among tribal children, two more infants died in Attappady area here, health officials said on Monday.

Kerala child trafficking: One more held

A 40-year-old man from Jharkhand, stated to be a middleman in trafficking children from eastern states to some orphanages in Kerala, was arrested at Wadakkanchery in Thrissur district today.

Veerendrakumar to be UDF candidate in Palakkad

Socialist Janata Democratic (SJD) leader MP Veerendrakumar will be the candidate of Congress-led UDF for Palakkad Lok Sabha seat.

CPI(M) plays down row over ad in party daily

The CPI(M) in Kerala on Saturday played down the issue of the party`s official daily carrying an advertisement issued by a controversial businessman, during the party plenum in Palakkad.

Ad from man accused in suicide case not proper: Achuthanandan

Veteran Kerala CPI-M leader and former chief minister VS Achuthanandan said that it was improper for the party organ to feature an advertisement by a man accused of abetting a company secretary`s suicide.