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.

Murder case accused hacked to death on way to court

A murder case accused was today hacked to death by two motorcycle-borne men while he was being taken to a local court by police for a hearing.

Three youths killed in mishap in Palakkad

Three youths were killed when they were hit by the Coimbatore-Managlore passenger train at Kanjikode near here this morning, police said.

A healing village in `God`s own country`

Spread on a 50-acre verdant landscape, which has more than 1,000 trees on its premises, this ayurvedic health resort offers you a different experience altogether - an amalgamation of various ayurvedic massages combined with meditation, yoga and other therapies.

LDF Opposition protest in Assembly over tribal infant deaths

CPI-M-led LDF opposition staged walkout in Assembly accusing government of lethargy in dealing with problems of tribals at Attappady in Palakkad which led to death of 52 infants due to malnutrition.

Renovated Jain temple in Kerala opened for devotees

A 15th-century Jain temple, which remained in a dilapidated condition for long, has been renovated and opened for devotees at Jainimedu in Kerala`s Palakkad district.

In Kerala, cracker unit fire toll rises to seven

The death toll in Saturday`s cracker unit fire in the district has gone up to seven with two men succumbing to injuries, official sources said.

Kerala Chief whip comes down on govt

Kerala Government Chief Whip, P C George, flayed government for not bringing to High Court`s notice handing over of corruption case in Palakkad based state-owned company Malabar Cements to CBI.

Nelliyampathy estates are Reserve Forest: Govt

The estates were declared as reserved forest as per notification of erstwhile Cochin government in 1909 and even now it continues to be a reserve forest.