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  • Kerala gets tough over smoking, drinking at workplace Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: With immediate effect, all Kerala government employees, including teaching and non-teaching staff in educational institutions, will face disciplinary action if they are found smoking, drunk or using intoxicants during office hours. "Even though the rules of the government are very clear that government employees should desist from such acts, this...
  • Intend to prohibit liquor in phased manner: Kerala government to HC 2 days ago

    Kochi: Total prohibition or complete liberalisation of liquor was not its policy, the state government told the Kerala High Court. Arguing on behalf of the state on a batch of appeals against its liquor policy for 2014-15 before a division bench, senior Supreme Court lawyer Kapil Sibal said the government...
  • Humans being increasingly attacked by animals: Kerala CM 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expressed concern over growing incidents of man-animal conflict as evidenced by increasing animal attacks on humans. "The man-animal conflict is increasing daily and it's more seen in the areas bordering the forests. In those areas it's the wild animals which not only cause destruction to...
  • Kerala: India's 'oldest' woman dies at 112 in Thrissur 2 days ago

    Thrissur (Kerala): Kunjannam, 112-year-old, considered to be the oldest woman in India, died at a private hospital at Thrissur in Kerala on Tuesday after a brief illness. According to local media reports, she was recently recognised by the Limca Book of World Records as the oldest living person in the country....
  • Sexual harassment case registered against Kerala MLA MA Vaheed 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: A case has been registered against Kerala Congress MLA MA Vaheed for making sexist remarks against MLA ES Bijimol. She had also sought to register a case of sexual harassment against Labour Minister Shibu Baby John and District Congress Committee president KC Abu but police said there was no...
  • Demand Speaker to take cognizance of ill treatment to female MLAs: Achutanandan 4 days ago

    A case has been registered against Kerala Congress MLA MA Vaheed for making sexist remarks against MLA ES Bijimol. She had also sought to register a case of sexual harassment against Labour Minister Shibu Baby John and District Congress Committee president KC Abu but police said there was no scope...
  • Kerala to host its first global conference on gender equality March 19, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: As gender discussions increasingly take centre stage in and outside the country, Kerala is gearing up to host a global conference on gender equality with the participation of thinkers, scholars, field experts, professionals and policymakers from around the world. The Gender Park, an institution under the state department of Social...
  • Kerala: Seeking gender equality, 250 girl students sit in protest against college March 19, 2015

    Thiruvanthapuram: In a unique protest in Kerala, a group of 250 girls held a sit in seeking gender equality. The girls from the College of Engineering in Thiruvanthapuram broke their 6.30 pm hostel curfew and protested in front of their college. The girls are seeking that that their hostel curfew...
  • Kerala Opposition women MLAs claim male members molested them in Assembly, ask who will protect them March 18, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Images of elected members pushing and shoving each other, throwing the Speaker's chair, standing on top of the Speaker's table, these unruly scenes that played out in the Kerala state legislative assembly on March 13 will not fade away from Keralites' mind soon. But at the same time there...
  • 5 Left MLAs suspended by Kerala Speaker over ruckus in Assembly March 16, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: In Kerala five Left MLAs have been suspended over the ruckus which happened in Assembly last week. The five suspended MLAs are EP Jayarajan, KT Jaleel, V Sivankutty, K Kunjahmed Master and K Ajit. The five MLAs, who allegedly vandalised Speaker's dais during budget presentation, were suspended till end of...
  • Jet Airways to launch new flights to Doha from Kerala March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Private carrier Jet Airways will launch on Sunday two new flights to Doha from Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram, which will provide greater connectivity to the Gulf region. The new flights, to be operated on the Thiruvananthapuram- Doha and Kozhikode-Doha sectors, will initially fly three days a week and then from...
  • Budget presented amid ruckus in Kerala Assembly March 14, 2015

    Ugly scenes inside the Kerala Assembly as MLAs came to blows throwing the speakers chair all in a bid to not allow Finance Minister K M Mani from presenting the state budget. Leaders of opposition party LDF have now met the Governor to complain about the budget proceedings. ...
  • Kerala: Left MLA defends her biting Congress MLA, says latter instigated first March 14, 2015

    Thiruvamthapuram: After the Kerala Assembly witnessed chaotic scenes on Friday, the centre of talking point seems to be Left MLA Jameela Prakasham who bit Congress MLA Sivadasan Nair. She has now defended herself claiming she only attacked him after he misbehaved with her. "He twisted my hand, I turned back...
  • Dose Left's protest in Kerala Assembly shame Indian democracy? March 13, 2015

    High drama is witnessed in the Kerala Assembly ahead of the state Budget which is to be presented on Friday. CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front MLAs were seen throwing away chairs in the House and attempting to break equipment. CNN-IBN Executive Editor Zakka Jacob debates the issue with CPI(M) MB Rajesh...
  • Kerala: CPM to appeal to Governor against Budget tabled by Mani March 13, 2015

    CPM leader MA Baby said the party will appeal to the Kerala Governor against the Budget tabled by Finance Minister KM Mani. Baby said, "What happened in the Budget was shameful. It happened because KM Mani is pushing the Budget. We will not accept this Budget. We will appeal to...
  • Unruly scenes witnessed in Kerala Assembly as KM Mani tables state Budget, LDF supporter dies of heart attack March 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Unruly scenes were witnessed in the Kerala Assembly as state Finance Minister KM Mani tabled the state Budget amid high protests on Friday. One LDF supporter died of heart attack during police crackdown on protesters in front of the Assembly. Ruling United Democratic Front and Opposition Left Democratic Front MLAs...
  • High drama in Kerala Assembly ahead of state Budget, 70 UDF MLAs holed up for last 20 hours March 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: High drama is witnessed in the Kerala Assembly ahead of the state Budget which is to be presented on Friday. CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front MLAs were seen throwing away chairs in the House and attempting to break equipment. Opposition leaders have rushed to the well of the House and are...
  • Kerala: Gender bias in engineering college, female students demand to extend curfew timing March 8, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The nation is debating about the mindset of men and how many think that women should not be out after dusk. Here is a group of female students from the prestigious College of Engineering Trivandrum, standing up for their rights and asking authorities to extent their curfew time in...
  • Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan dies March 7, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran Congress leader and Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan, who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bengaluru for liver related ailments, passed away on Saturday morning. The end came at 9.30 AM, his office sources here said. He was 66 and leaves behind his wife and two sons. Condoling his...
  • Hummer murder case: Kerala CM Oommen Chandy defends state DGP March 7, 2015

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy defended the state DGP, who has been accused of helping businessman Mohammed Nisham. DGP K Balasubramaniam's name cropped up in a CD submitted by Kerala government Chief Whip, PC George to the Chief Minister. ...
  • Hummer murder: Kerala government chief whip PC George produces evidence of foul play March 6, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government's chief whip PC George has submitted a CD to Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy and Home minister Ramesh Chennithala which has a phone conversation between former DGP M Krishnamoorthy and suspended Thrissur Police Commissioner Jacob Job. Krishnamoorthy allegedly tells Job in the recording to help Nisham...
  • ISRO espionage case: HC set asides single judge's order March 5, 2015

    Kochi: A division bench of Kerala High Court on Wednesday set aside a single bench judgement directing action against former DGP Siby Mathews and other police officials who were part of a Special Investigation Team, that had probed the ISRO espionage, case for their alleged lapses. ...
  • Cochin business chamber unhappy as Budget fails to meet demands February 28, 2015

    Kochi: Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry has criticised Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for not giving funds for Kerala's crawling public sector industrial units in the Budget on Saturday. However, the body has hailed proposals like announcement on GST and reduction in corporate tax. "Our long-pending demands like AIIMS, Cancer Hospital,...
  • Church deplores RSS chief's comment on Mother Teresa February 25, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Catholic Church on Tuesday expressed strong resentment at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment that conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor, describing as 'inhuman' any attempt to malign her. "It is quite unfortunate that the services of such a world renowned Nobel...
  • Kerala school offers free education to bravery awardees February 23, 2015

    Kochi: A leading private school in Kerala - The Choice School - has offered free education to the three winners of 2015's President's National Bravery Awards from the state. Choice Group chief Jose Thomas made this announcement on Monday at a function held to honour the three students at the school. All...
  • CPM stalwart Achuthanandan sticks to his stand, state unit refuses to blink February 23, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The situation in the Kerala unit of the Communist Party of India Marxist (CPM) remains bitter with party stalwart VS Achuthanandan and the party official faction remaining tough on their stands. In his press statement Achuthanandan said that he will not attend the party conference that is concluding at...
  • Thrissur: Businessman in trouble for allegedly beating his security guard to death February 19, 2015

    There's no relief for a Thrissur-based businessman Nisham who has been charged with murder for allegedly crushing his security guard with his Hummer. The Lokayukta has pulled up the investigating officer for lapses in the probe. Nisham allegedly roughed up a security guard and then rammed his Hummer into him...
  • 35 people convert in Kerala under Vishva Hindu Parishad's 'ghar vapasi' February 15, 2015

    Kerala: A group of 35 people on Sunday "re-converted" to Hinduism as VHP continued with its 'ghar vapasi' programme despite criticism from various quarters, with the outfit claiming that they hailed Dalit families who had converted to Christianity a few generations back. The rituals for "welcoming" these people to "their original...
  • 266 kgs gold missing from Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple: Audit report February 14, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: As much as 266 kg gold is missing from the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, says former chief government auditor Vinod Rai in his audit report submitted to the apex court. The highlight of the report that has been obtained by media reveals that out of the 893 kgs...
  • AAP victory reflects people's sentiments against BJP: Oomen Chandy February 11, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said the victory of Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi Assembly polls reflected people's strong sentiments against BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "The result was the outcome of people's strong sentiments against BJP and Prime Minister Modi and along with that Congress votes...