Rain deficit in Kerala narrowed down to minus five per cent

With monsoon becoming active again after a lull, rain deficit in Kerala has narrowed down to five per cent less for the season.

Rise in communal violence after Narendra Modi govt came to power: Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre saying that ever since the party came to power there has been a spurt in communal violence across the country.

Turbulence in Kerala CPI over poll debacle

After clamping down on three senior functionaries for the humiliating defeat its candidate suffered in Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat, turbulence continued in Kerala CPI with two of them resenting the disciplinary action against them.

ABVP march to secretariate turns violent

A secretariate march by a group of ABVP volunteers turned violent on Wednesday leading to lathi charge and busting of teargas shells by police to disperse the agitators.

HC notice to Shashi Tharoor on election petition

The Kerala High Court on Thursday issued notice to Congress leader and former Union Minister Sashi Tharoor on a petition challenging his election from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency.

Kerala tightens norms for booking room in MLAs` hostel

Following an all-party meeting, Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan has announced very strict norms for entry of visitors to the MLAs` hostel which will also be applicable to ex-legislators.

Absconding `blackmail sex scam` accused held in MLA hostel

A 46-year-old man, wanted for allegedly blackmailing several persons, including politicians by pushing them into sex traps and making video recordings, has been arrested from the Kerala Legislators` Hostel.

418 bars closed but Kerala on a high

What if 418 bars in Kerala have not opened this fiscal -- liquor sales in the remaining 313 bars in the state have risen 95 percent compared to the same period of last year.

AK Antony`s comment on secularism was Kerala-centric: KPCC president

With Congress veteran AK Antony`s comment that there had been a slight erosion in people`s confidence in the party`s secular commitment sparking a debate, his confidant and KPCC president VM Sudheeran on Sunday clarified his senior colleague`s remarks were "Kerala-centric and well-intentioned".

LDF members boycott Assembly

CPI-M-led LDF Opposition today boycotted the Kerala Assembly to protest government`s reluctance to withdraw the transfer order against a Principal of a government school here who criticised the state Education Minister for coming late for a campus function.

Shashi Tharoor takes a dig at Narendra Modi with `NaMo alphabet` tweet

Though the Congress asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to snap out of his elections rhetoric phase, former minister and party`s Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday coined a new version of the `NaMo alphabet` reminding everyone of the vitriolic LS polls campaign.

Kerala ready to bear bill for bringing persons stranded in Iraq

Kerala Government has expressed its readiness to bear the expenses for bringing back Keralites stranded in violence-hit cities in Iraq if the Centre was unwilling to meet the same, Non-Resident Keralites` Affairs Minister KC Joseph told assembly on Tuesday.

UPA appointed governors should quit: Kerala`s Congress leader

Congress leaders appointed as governors during the UPA regime should quit office, spokesperson of the party`s Kerala unit Pandalam Sudhakaran said Sunday.

Tourism industry is doing well: Kerala minister

Kerala Tourism Minister AP Anil Kumar on Thursday said tourism is doing well in the state as this industry is getting investment thick and fast.

Kerala vows to curb rising road accidents

Authorities in Kerala will get tough to curb rising fatal road accidents in the state, Transport Minister T Radhakrishnan said Tuesday.

After Narendra Modi, Shashi Tharoor now praises Smriti Irani

Despite being criticised by his fellow Congressmen for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi a week back, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday overtly praised HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

Chandy defends orphanages in Kerala

In the wake of controversy that 455 children were trafficked to Kerala`s orphanages, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday urged opposition parties not to generalise functioning of orphanages in the state.

Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit condoles Munde`s death

Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit expressed shock and grief at the death of Union Minister and BJP leader Gopinath Munde.

Biodiversity park to come up at historic boat jetty

A centuries old boat-jetty here, once a major gateway of passenger and cargo transport from and to erstwhile state of Travancore, will soon be converted into a bio-park, showcasing terrestrial biodiversity of Kerala.

Modi Govt will support Kerala`s development: Radhakrishnan

The Narendra Modi government will extend due support to the development of Kerala although the state has no representation in the ministry, Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Pon Radhakrishnan on Saturday said.