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  • Fishermen murder case: SC grants three months time to Italian marines to return to India January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the time for Italian marines by three months to return to India. The two Italian marines are accued of fisherman murder in Kerela. Earlier in December 2014, the apex court had rejected a plea by Italian marine to extend his stay in Italy. Under...
  • Sunanda Pushkar's death: Tharoor demands a fair probe devoid of any political pressure January 9, 2015

    Thrissur (Kerala): Congress MP and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor has said he was very troubled with the conclusion arrived at during the investigation of his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death. He demanded an impartial and speedy investigation without any political pressure. Issuing a statement to mediapersons at Thrissur in Kerala over...
  • Kerala ayurvedic centre treating Shashi Tharoor faces glaring media presence January 9, 2015

    The ayurvedic centre in the temple town of Guruvayoor in Kerala where Shashi Tharoor is undergoing a treatment is buzzing with activity. The media savvy face has been missing in action ever since the Delhi Police lodged a murder case in the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. ...
  • Ayurveda Centre director says Shashi Tharoor to be discharged on schedule January 8, 2015

    The Director of the Ayurveda Centre where Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is staying said he is being treated for work related stress. He said Tharoor is scheduled to be discharged on Friday. Sajeev Kurup, Director of Perumbayil Ayurvedic Treatment Centre, said: "As of know his treatment is going by schedule....
  • Shashi Tharoor undergoing treatment at a Ayurveda clinic in Kerala January 8, 2015

    Shashi Tharoor is currently undergoing treatment at a Ayurveda clinic in Kerala. CNN-IBN accesses details from inside the clinic where Tharoor is being treated. ...
  • Middle class, youth may fight their battle on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp January 7, 2015

    Bengaluru/Thiruvananthapuram: The India of 2015 may see democratic protests taking a new shape as India's middle-class is finding new ways to question the authorities and may fight their battle Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. Detractors would argue that the new age protester would light a candle only when a problem hits...
  • Sunanda Pushkar murder: CPI demands Shashi Tharoor's resignation January 6, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition CPI-M and BJP in Kerala on Tuesday demanded resignation of Shashi Tharoor as Lok Sabha member from Thiruvananthapuram in the wake of the Delhi police registering a murder case in connection with the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar a year ago. CPI-M veteran and State Opposition leader...
  • Maoists strike in Kerala again January 3, 2015

    In yet another attack by suspected Maoists in Kannur district of Kerala, the office of a stone crusher unit was ransacked and set on fire. Posters were stuck at the office premises claiming it to be from Communist Party of India (Maoist). ...
  • Suspected Maoists attack Kerala again, set a stone crusher unit on fire in Kannur January 2, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another attack by suspected Maoists in Kannur district of Kerala, the office of a stone crusher unit was ransacked and set on fire. Posters were stuck at the office premises claiming it to be from Communist Party of India (Maoist). The police is currently investigating the matter There...
  • Politics over conversion gets ugly in Kerala, Left accuses BJP of polarising state on communal lines January 2, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: A house maid Ambika and her two children were born Hindus in Kerala. Her ex-husband, however, wanted to embrace Christianity and wrongly listed the caste of the children as Christian Pentecost while admitting them to a local school. A need to rectify this mistake is what prompted Ambika to...
  • Women employees 'strip searched' in a Kochi firm, 3 booked January 1, 2015

    Kochi: Three women staff of a surgical gloves manufacturing company here have been booked for allegedly conducting strip search of more than 30 women employees to find out who left a used sanitary napkin in a washroom. Police on Thursday said they have registered cases against the three women staff under...
  • 'Will see' if marine is fit enough to return to India: Italy December 30, 2014

    Rome: The Italian government "will see" if one of the two marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 is fit enough to return to India, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has said. The Foreign Minister said he "hopes" for results in the case of the two Italian marines Massimiliano...
  • Maoist activities resurface in Kerala, presence felt in Wayanad, Palakkad districts December 29, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After about two decades it seems as if Maoist activities have resurfaced in Kerala. In the last one and a half years, Maoist presence has been reported in various parts of Wayanad and Palakkad districts. Two arrests have been made so far in this regard. An alarming increase in Maoist...
  • Over 200 converted to Hinduism so far in Kerala December 26, 2014

    Kochi: Over 200 persons, mostly belonging to Christian families, in various parts of Kerala have reconverted to Hinduism as part of the 'ghar vapsi' (home coming) programme of Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Christmas day, VHP sources on Friday said. Kottayam district topped in the re-conversion ceremony with 73 persons participating in...
  • VHP continues 'ghar wapasi' event, converts 59 people in Kerala December 25, 2014

    Kottayam: Continuing with its 'ghar wapasi' drive, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Thursday conducted the event in Kerala's Kottayam district where 59 people were 're- converted' to Hinduism. While one family reportedly was Muslim, all others who pariticipated in the event were Christians. The event took place in two temples....
  • 'Subha Yatra-2015' to check road accidents in Kerala December 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government on Wednesday announced a new programme 'Subha Yatra-2015' to check road accidents by strictly implementing traffic rules in the wake of increase in the of number of human casualties in road mishaps. Giving details of the programme to be implemented from...
  • VHP re-converts 30 Christians in 'ghar wapsi' in Kerala December 22, 2014

    Alappuzha: Amidst raging controversy over forced religious conversions across the country, nearly 30 persons from eight families of Scheduled Caste Christians were re-converted to Hinduism under the auspices of Vishwa Hindu Parishad in the district. The ritual of 'home-coming', organised by district wing of VHP, was held at a local...
  • Naxals attack forest department office in Kerala, warn of an armed revolution December 22, 2014

    Palakkad: In yet another indication of their growing presence in Kerala, Naxals on Monday ransacked the Forest Department offices in Palakkad and Wayanad districts of the state. The Naxals even set a vehicle on fire in Palakkad. Twenty seven posters were pasted on the walls of the offices warning of...
  • CPM's youth wing launches matrimonial website December 21, 2014

    In its campaign to tackle communalism, the youth wing of CPI(M), the Democratic Youth Federation of India, has come up with a matrimonial website for those willing to overlook caste and religion. ...
  • Watch: Kerala government to declare Sundays as non-dry days December 19, 2014

    The Kerala government on Thursday decided to dilute its new liquor policy, after pressure from various quarters, by sanctioning the functioning of beer and wine parlours and lifting the resolve to declare Sundays as dry days. ...
  • Kerala government dilutes its liquor policy December 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Thursday decided to dilute its new liquor policy, after pressure from various quarters, by sanctioning the functioning of beer and wine parlours and lifting the resolve to declare Sundays as dry days. The 418 liquor bars, which were closed due to the new policy that limited...
  • CPM's youth wing launches matrimonial website to promote 'secular' marriages December 18, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPI-M's youth wing, Democratic Youth Federation of India, has launched a matrimonial website exclusively to promote 'secular' marriages. The website, "www.secularmarriage.com," will function as a unique platform for liberal-minded people to find their partners irrespective of caste, creed and religion, DYFI sources said. The site, launched by celebrity couple--director Ashiq Abu...
  • Kerala government promotes 'She taxis' by women to protect them from sexual assaults December 12, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In an initiative by the Kerala government, a unique model of a taxi service for women by women for the safety of women passengers has been adopted by the state. In the wake of the recent incident of rape by a Uber car driver, initiatives like this can be...
  • Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani booked in graft case; rules out resignation December 11, 2014

    Thiruvanthapuram: Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani on Thursday was booked by the Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau in connection with the bar bribe scam that had rocked the Congress-led UDF government even as the minister ruled out resigning from the post, saying he would prove his innocence. Taking cognizance of the...
  • A post office in Kerala which 'delivers' mails to God December 11, 2014

    Sabarimala (Kerala): It is a unique post office, and one of its main tasks is to deliver letters to God. Located near the famed Hindu temple at the Sabarimala hills, the post office may perhaps be the only one in the country which does not work round the year. It...
  • Bar bribe row: Kerala Finance Minister booked for allegedly demanding Rs 5 crore December 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a huge embarrassment for the Kerala government, state Finance Minister KM Mani has been booked over bribery allegations made by the President of the Kerala Bar Owners Association on Thursday. The association alleged that Mani had asked for a bribe of Rs 5 crore from bar owners for...
  • Rahul Gandhi applauds functioning of Kerala Congress December 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday applauded the working of the party in Kerala and said that this is going to be the model for the party in the rest of the country. "The working of the Congress party in Kerala is a model for me and the one...
  • Kerala: UDF MLA raises corruption charges against PWD Minister's personal staff December 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former minister KB Ganesh Kumar and ruling UDF MLA raised corruption allegations against the personal staff of PWD minister VK Ibrahim Kunju in the state Legislative Assembly. It was during a calling attention that the MLA has raised the issue and put the UDF in a fix. The Speaker ruled...
  • Kerala: Kozhikode's 'Kiss of Love' protest fails to take off, police drag protestors December 7, 2014

    Kozhikode: The 'Kiss of Love' protest against moral policing on Sunday was marred by sporadic violence in parts of the city with those for and against it coming to blows creating a tense situation, following which police chased them away with lathis and took few of them into custody. About 20-odd...
  • Modi to visit Sabarimala in Kerala December 7, 2014

    Chidambaram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the famous hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala in Kerala by January, a senior functionary of Ayyappa Seva Samajam said on Sunday. On a request from All India President of the Samajam Kishore Kumar Warrier, the Prime Minister has agreed to...