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Fire breaks out at Sreesanth's house in Kochi
Kochi, Aug 24 (IANS) A major fire broke out at former India pacer S. Sreesanth's residence in the Edapally arae here early on Saturday, fire officials said, adding that no one was injured in the incident.
2019-08-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Sports,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dismissed nun says Kerala Church hounding her with fake video
Wayanad (Kerala) Aug 20 (IANS) Sister Lucy Kalapurakkal, who was dismissed recently from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) of the Catholic Church over grounds of indiscipline, has accused the Church of harassing her.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Kerala journo's death: Doctors refute police charge
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) The Kerala Government Medical Officer's Association (KGMOA) on Monday refuted the police charge in the accident case in which journalist K.M.Basheer was killed after being hit by a car driven by IAS officer Sreeram Venkitaraman here early this month.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala journo's death: Factual errors found in SIT report
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) Glaring factual errors have been found in the interim report filed by the Kerala Police's Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the road accident case in which journalist K.M.Basheer was killed after being hit by a car driven by inebriated IAS officer Sreeram Venkitaraman here early this month, said Siraj newspaper management.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala records first arrest in triple talaq case
Kozhikode (Kerala), Aug 16 (IANS) The police in Kerala on Friday arrested a man for giving triple talaq to his wife. The arrest was based on the Narendra Modi government's The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Sharath's pullout opens door for hopefuls in TT tourney
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) The withdrawal of Achanta Sharath Kamal at the eleventh hour has left the door ajar for most players who aspire to win the men's singles title in the ongoing UTT National Ranking (South Zone) Table Tennis Championships at the Jimmy George Indoor Stadium here. The final of the event will be played on Sunday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Other Sports
Kerala floods: Kavalapara still searching for missing residents
Malappuram (Kerala), Aug 15 (IANS) A week later, the misery at Kavalapara - about 50 kms from here - continues as men and machines work overtime to recover 26 bodies lying deep in the huge pile of mud which till last Thursday was a hillock.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Rahul urges RBI to extend moratorium on Kerala farm loans
Wayanad, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Congress chief and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi, here on Wednesday, urged Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das for extension of moratorium on repayment of crop loans in Kerala in the wake of flood.
2019-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Kerala CM continues to name advisors amid financial crunch
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) While the state is facing financial crisis, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan continues to appoint advisors. The latest in the series is appointment of a special liaison officer to oversee government cases at the high court.
2019-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala gives job to wife of scribe killed in road accident
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) The Kerala government here on Wednesday decided to give a government job to wife of K.M. Basheer, a journalist in a Malayalam daily who was killed in a road accident involving IAS officer Sreeram Venkitaraman.
2019-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
CBI to probe into Kerala custodial death case
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 (IANS) Even as a judicial probe is currently underway in the alleged custodial death of a financial agent in Kerala's Idukki district last month, the Kerala government on Wednesday decided to hand over the case to the CBI.
2019-08-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Kerala cops register cases for fake campaigns on flood relief
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Monday registered 19 cases related to fake campaigns on social media over relief work for floods that have ravaged the state.
2019-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Rahul promises Kerala all help to rebuild (2nd Lead)
Wayanad (Kerala) Aug 12 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi, the Congress MP from Wayanad, has assured all help to the people of his flood-hit constituency rebuild their lives.
2019-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala floods make Eid low key affair
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) With rains and subsequent floods battering Kerala for the past few days, Eid celebrations in various parts of the state on Monday was a low key affair, which started and ended with prayers.
2019-08-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
PM Modi has agreed to help Kerala: Rahul Gandhi
Kozhikode, Aug 11 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said here on Sunday he had approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek his help for flood-hit Kerala.
2019-08-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kerala trader donates all Eid dresses to victims of flood
Kochi, Aug 11 (IANS) Noushad, a humble Kerala textile dealer at the busy and bustling Broadway Street, here, has donated all dress material purchased for sale during Eid to the flood-affected people.
2019-08-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Landslide-hit Kerala village starts looking for suvivors, 65 missing
Malappuram (Kerala), Aug 11 (IANS) Until Thursday night, Kavalapara was best described as a nondescript village located about 50 km from here. However, three days after the area was washed away by heavy rain, its 45 houses are buried under 50 feet of mud and 65 people missing.
2019-08-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Family misses absence of late cameraman who bagged national award
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 9 (IANS) It was an award that never actually came for seven-time Kerala State Film Award winning cinematographer, M.J. Radhakrishnan. When the national film awards were announced on Friday, his name figured, but he is no longer around to hear the news.
2019-08-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Art/Culture/Books
Landscape of Wayanad's Meppadi altered by huge landslide
Wayanad (Kerala), Aug 9 (IANS) Often referred to as the poor man's Ooty, Meppadi in Kerala's Wayanad district has seen its entire look change after a massive landslide triggered by heavy rains and floods. Over 1,000 people are marooned in the area.
2019-08-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala film director escapes from kidnappers
Thrissur (Kerala) Aug 8 (IANS) Kerala film director Nishad Hassan, who was kidnapped by three mask-wearing unidentified people, has escaped from captivity and was presently undergoing medical treatment near here, police said on Thursday.
2019-08-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two dead, 100 evacuated after rains batter Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) Two women were dead and more than 100 people evacuated after heavy rains battered several parts of Kerala, officials said.
2019-08-08
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala PSC smell a rat, to seek police probe into exam for cops
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 (IANS) The Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC), which conducts recruitment examinations for all government jobs, here on Monday admitted that things were not that transparent and it would seek a police probe into the examination held for the recruitment of constables.
2019-08-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala IAS officer suspended, bail plea to be heard on Aug 6
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 (IANS) IAS officer Sreeram Venkitaraman, charged with killing a journalist in a road accident and lodged at the intensive care unit of the state-run medical college hospital, here, on Monday was suspended from the service.
2019-08-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amid drama, IAS man in accident row now in govt hospital (2nd Lead)
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 4 (IANS) An IAS officer, charged with killing a young journalist in a road accident, was on Sunday shifted from a luxury private hospital here to the district jail but after two hours at its gate, sent to the Medical College hospital's 'prison cell'.
2019-08-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rahul's letter for a bridge in Wayanad upsets local MLA
Wayanad (Kerala) Aug 3 (IANS) A letter by Wayanad Lok Sabha member Rahul Gandhi to district collector A.R. Ajayakumar requesting a permanent bridge on the Kalindhi river has not gone down well with local CPI-M legislator O.R. Kelu.
2019-08-03
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Gokulam Kerala FC sign 2 goalkeepers for upcoming season
Kozhikode, Aug 1 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala FC on Thursday signed goalkeepers C.K. Ubaid and Vigneshwaran Bhaskaran for the upcoming season.
2019-08-01
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Doctor's strike affects smooth functioning of hospitals in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) Work was affected in hospitals -- both private and state run -- in Kerala on Wednesday following a nationwide call for strike given by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019.
2019-07-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
AISECT to provide free training for Kerala youth
Kochi, July 30 (IANS) AISECT, a leading social enterprise working in the area of skill development, has partnered with state-run Kerala Academy of Skills Excellence (KASE) to provide free training.
2019-07-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Ready with 6th Gen Wi-Fi, betting big on 5G: Cisco
Kochi, July 30 (IANS) Networking giant Cisco on Tuesday said it is ready with sixth-generation Wi-Fi for faster connectivity compatible for the fifth-generation cellular network.
2019-07-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Technology
Partnerships key to success in digital world: Cisco India head
Kochi, July 30 (IANS) Creating a new business model, finding the right partners and getting the last mile connectivity are key pillars of success which are increasingly being digitised, a top Cisco executive has said.
2019-07-30
Category: India, Kerala,National
Che Guevara's daughter Aleida calls on Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) Aleida Guevara, daughter of legendary Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara, on Monday called on Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at his official residence here.
2019-07-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Cisco partners Google to launch free high-speed WiFi in India
Kochi, July 29 (IANS) Global networking giant Cisco in partnership with Google on Monday announced to roll out free high-speed Wi-Fi access globally, starting with India.
2019-07-29
Category: India, Kerala,National
Che-Guevara's daughter Aleida calls on Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) Aleida Guevara, daughter of legendary Cuban Revolutionary Che-Guevara, on Monday called on Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at his official residence here.
2019-07-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala CM vows to clear 121,000 files in 3 months
Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 (IANS) To clear over 1.21 lakh files pending in 37 government departments since April 2019, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here on Wednesday said it would be cleared in three months.
2019-07-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Police clash with Youth Congress protestors in Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) Police clashed with protesting students belonging to the Congress party-affiliated Kerala Students Union (KSU) here in front of the state secretariat building with police using water cannons, tear gas and smoke grenades resulting in injuries to dozens of protestors, mediapersons as well as police personnel.
2019-07-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Monsoon gains strength, 3 fishermen missing at sea in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) With the monsoon getting stronger in Kerala, the Meteorological Department has issued red and orange alerts for a few districts until Monday. While a red alert has been issued in Kasargode district today, Kozhikode and Wayanad are expected to get more rains tomorrow.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Environment/Wildlife
Kerala Catholic priests call off protest after talks
Kochi, July 20 (IANS) The protest by a section of the priests attached to the Ernakulam and Angamaly archdioceses of the Syro Malabar Catholic Church was called off on Saturday following talks with a group of bishops.
2019-07-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Kerala CM wants SC judgments in Malayalam too
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday wrote to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad requesting that all Supreme Court judgments should be made available in Malayalam also.
2019-07-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kerala Catholic priests launch protest, seek Cardinal's removal
Kochi, July 18 (IANS) Fresh trouble has broken out at the Ernakulam and Angamaly archdioceses of the Syro Malabar Catholic Church, as some priests on Thursday began an indefinite protest at the bishop house seeking removal of Cardinal George Alencherry as the diocesan head.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Kerala to give job to custodial death victim's widow
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 (IANS) Even as the Justice (retd) K. Narayana Kurup-headed commission, appointed by the Kerala government to probe alleged custodial death of a financial agent in the Idukki district last month, is set to exhume the body to ascertain the actual cause of death, the state government on Wednesday decided to provide a government job to the widow besides Rs 1.6 million compensation to the family.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
World Bank clears $250 million for Kerala scheme
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) The first tranche of $250 million of the $500 million fund set aside by the World Bank for the Resilient Kerala Programme (RKP) to help improve the state's resilience against natural disasters and climate change has been cleared, according to a top bank official.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
2 more SFI members held for stabbing student in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Monday arrested two more members of the Student Federation of India (SFI), accused of stabbing a student of the Thiruvananthapuram University college.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Won't support SFI members involved in stabbing of Kerala student: CPI-M
Thiruvananthapuram, July 14 (IANS) Kerala CPI-M secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Sunday said his party will not support the eight SFI members involved in the stabbing of Akhil, a student at a Thiruvananthapuram college.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Politics
Rage against SFI continues over Kerala varsity student's stabbing
Thiruvananthapuram, July 13 (IANS) The Student Federation of India, the student wing of Kerala's ruling CPI-M, is facing a huge public backlash after office-bearers of its unit at the famed University College here stabbed and seriously injured three students.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
Kerala custodial death: Victim's body to be exhumed for new autopsy
Kottayam ( Kerala) July 13 (IANS) The Judicial Commission of Justice K. Narayana Kurup (retd), appointed by the Kerala government to probe the alleged custodial death of a financial agent at a police station in Idukki district last month, is all set to exhume the body to ascertain the actual cause of death.
2019-07-13
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Filmmaker Radhakrishnan passes away
Thiruvananthapuram, July 12 (IANS) Seven-time Kerala State Film Award winning cinematographer, M.J. Radhakrishnan passed away Friday evening at a private hospital here, said industry sources.
2019-07-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz
Congress is BJP's supply agency: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, July 12 (IANS) Commenting on the sudden flow of Congress leaders into the BJP, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said this was evidence of what the CPI-M had always said that the Congress could not be trusted.
2019-07-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
India's marine fish production down by 9% as sardine catch drops
Kochi, July 12 (IANS) Consequent to a drop in the catch of oil sardine from Indian coasts by 54 per cent, India's marine fish production in 2018 was recorded at 3.49 million tonnes, down by 347,000 tonnes compared to the previous year, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) said.
2019-07-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy
Opposition Congress to bring white paper on Kerala's poor finances
Thiruvananthapuram, July 10 (IANS) The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) is working on a 'white paper' on the exact state of Kerala's finances, a top Congress leader said on Wednesday.
2019-07-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Electricity tariff hiked in Kerala, opposition cries foul
Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) Acting on the request of the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), the Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission on Monday hiked the electricity charges across all segments of consumers, with the domestic sector feeling the pinch of hike to the extent of as high as 11.4 per cent.
2019-07-08
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy,Politics