Kerala: Nine pilgrim tourists fail to return, probe on

 Kerala Police have launched a probe into the vanishing act by a group of nine persons, who had gone to Jordan on a pilgrimage tour from here on May 27 and have not returned.

Homage to Kalam: Some govt offices function on Sunday

Drawing inspiration from former President A P J Abul Kalam's message to work an extra day on his death instead of declaring holiday, a section of employees of a few government offices in Kerala worked on Sunday today as a mark of respect to the late visionary.

Light Metro for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode approved

The Kerala Cabinet has approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Light Metro transport schemes proposed for the state capital and Kozhikode, estimated to cost Rs 6,728 crore.

Light Metro for Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode approved

The Kerala Cabinet has approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Light Metro transport schemes proposed for the state capital and Kozhikode, estimated to cost Rs 6,728 crore.

Three-fold increase in drug abuse in Kerala

There has been a three-fold increase in drug abuse in Kerala after the closure of bars in the state, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said on Wednesday.

Fuel tanker overturns inside Kerala airport, spills ATF

A tanker carrying aviation fuel overturned here spilling the ATF inside the airport premises on Wednesday, triggering panic.

Kerala varsity to be named after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

The proposed university being set up in Kerala for the promotion of technical education, will be named after late Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday.

CPI-M workers throw slipper at Kerala CM Chandy

CPI-M protesters on Thursday evening threw a slipper at Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and waved black flags at a public function near the state capital. The slipper, however, did not hit him.

Debutant Sanju Samson's Kerala village on cloud nine
Debutant Sanju Samson's Kerala village on cloud nine

The coastal village of Pallithura, home to cricketer Sanju Samson near here, was on cloud nine when the news flashed that the 20-year-old will be playing in the second and final Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe in Harare on Sunday.

Kerala reports 4,269 cases of crime against women till April

Kerala reported 391 cases of rape and 1,380 complaints of molestation of women till April this year, despite the intense awareness campaigns and strict monitoring against gender exploitation in the state.

Kovalam beach: Body of youth recovered, search on for 4 others

The body of a youth, who went missing along with four others in the sea at nearby Kovalam last night, was recovered early today even as the combined search by the Coast Guard and police is on to trace the others.

Auspicious 'Ramayana' month begins in Kerala

The auspicious 'Ramayana month' began in Kerala today with traditional houses and temples reverberating with the chanting of the epic.

Fishers stranded in deep sea for four days rescued by Coast Guard

Cost Guard on Thursday rescued three Kerala fishermen, drifting in deep sea for the past four days without food and water after their country craft overturned accidentally off the state coast.

Kerala pay panel moots handsome hike for govt staffers, jump in retirement age

A handsome hike for government employees and an increase in their retirement age to 58 from the present 56 are among the key recommendations made by Kerala's 10th Pay Commission.

30 launches planned in next three fiscals: ISRO chief
30 launches planned in next three fiscals: ISRO chief

The Indian space agency has a roadmap of 10 launches per year for the next three financial years or a total of 30 launches in the period, its chief A.S.Kiran Kumar said on Monday.

Top cop in trouble as Oommen Chandy mulls action

 Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday said "suitable action" would be taken against senior IPS officer Rishiraj Singh, who allegedly showed "disrespect" to Home minister Ramesh Chennithala by refusing to acknowledge his presence at a function and failed to even salute him.

National Squash Championship: Saurav Ghoshal, Joshana Chinappa reach finals
National Squash Championship: Saurav Ghoshal, Joshana Chinappa reach finals

India's top squash player Saurav Ghoshal made short work of his opponent as he set up title date with arch-rival Harinder Pal Sandhu in the men's singles final at the National Squash Championship, here on Saturday while Joshana Chinappa also entered summit round.

Joint team to probe Iranian dhow's presence in Kerala coast

A Joint Investigation team by central and state agencies will commence a probe from Tuesday on the seizure of a suspicious foreign dhow with 12 Iranian crew members intercepted off the Kerala coast.

Kerala ask Railways to implement Sabari rail

The Kerala government today requested the Railways to implement the ambitious Sabari railway line project without insisting that the state bear half the cost.

Suspicious Iranian boat seized off Kerala coast, Pakistani ID card recovered
Suspicious Iranian boat seized off Kerala coast, Pakistani ID card recovered

A suspicious foreign dhow with 12 Iranian crew on board was on Sunday intercepted off Kerala coast and detained by the Coast Guard and state police which recovered a satellite communication set and a Pakistani identity card from the vessel.