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  • The four steps to attain sainthood 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: What are the 4 steps to attain sainthood? Before a person can be considered for sainthood, he/she must have been dead for at least 5 years. Step 1: 'Servant of god' A Bishop is placed in charge of the initial investigation of the person's life. Usually between 5 to 50 years after...
  • Pope to confer sainthood on two blessed from Kerala on Monday 4 hours 0 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a jubilant moment for the Christian community in India, two beatified candidates from Kerala Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia will be conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at Vatican on Monday. With their canonisation, as the finale of the long-drawn stage-by-stage process is known in Catholic parlance, the...
  • Two Kerala Catholics to be declared saints in Vatican 22 hours 16 minutes ago

    Vatican City: In a jubilant moment for the Christian community in India, two beatified candidates from Kerala, Fr Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia, will be conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at Vatican on Sunday. With their canonisation, as the finale of the long-drawn stage-by-stage process is known in Catholic parlance,...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: Passenger with live bullet held at airport Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 26-year-old man, who was carrying a live bullet in his baggage, has been taken into custody at the international airport when he was about to board a flight to Dammam. The bullet was seized from the hand bag of Siva, a native of Kovilpatti in Tamil Nadu, police...
  • Kerala mulls bill to contain black magic 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government is planning to bring in a legislation to curb practices like black magic and exorcism following the increase in the number of sorcery cases. Home Minister Ramesh Chennithla has asked the department secretary to draw up a draft bill on the subject. Sources in the office of the Home...
  • Hyderabad business tycoon failed kidnap case: Police arrest a former CRPF constable as main accused 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: After a vice chairman of Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals was shot at by an assailant armed with an AK-47 in Banjara Hills in Hyderabad, the police on Thursday detained a former CRPF constable as the main accused in the case. The constable was part of a CRPF team which had misplaced...
  • Kerala: Women's panel to bring out handbook on women protection 3 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Seeking to create awareness about legal rights of women, Kerala State Women's Commission has come out with a hand book with details of various existing laws for their protection. The book, to be distributed free of cost across the state, will also contain around 70 helpline and emergency numbers, they...
  • Kerala: Class 10 student stabbed under the eye with compass, drowned in pond by classmates 3 days ago

    Kasargod: In a shocking incident, a Class 10 student was murdered in Kerala by his two classmates last Friday. The three were returning from school on Friday when they picked up a fight. The deceased was reportedly stabbed under his eye with a compass by one of the accused. The two...
  • Kozhikode: Two 18-year-old students arrested for molesting LKG kid November 15, 2014

    Kozhikode: Two students at a private school were arrested on Saturday for allegedly molesting a four-and-a-half-year-old girl studying in LKG class in the same institution at Parakkadavu near Nadapuram in the district. The accused, both 18-year-old boys, are pursuing 'religious education' in the same campus run by a minority educational...
  • Aadhaar card helps mother trace son lodged in Goa prison November 12, 2014

    Kalady(Kerala): An Aadhaar card has helped an 80-year-old mother from Kerala, who had been waiting for the past 16 years to hear from her son, trace him to the Agauda central prison in Goa. The aged mother, Kalyani, hailing from Sreemoolanagaram village near Nedumbasery airport, has been living alone in her...
  • Kerala: Four-year-old sexually assaulted by seniors in school hostel -1372714988 minutes ago

    Kozhikode: In a gruesome incident, a four-and-a-half year old girl has been sexually assaulted by two senior students in the school premises in Kerala's Kozhikode. The alleged crime took place 20 days back but the incident came to light on Monday when the child complained of health issues and her parents...
  • Kerala High Court orders liquor shops on highways to shift, gives 2 weeks' time to act October 15, 1411

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Monday directed the state government to shift all retail liquor shops located on the national and state highways. Acting Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan passed the order while hearing a public interest litigation that such shops on the highways make it easy for vehicle drivers to...
  • Kerala neurologist Dr Shyam VK takes health care to his patients' home October 14, 1411

    Kollam: Dr Shyam VK, a neurologist from Kollam in Kerala leads the way in health care sector. After finishing his rounds on a hectic day, he visits bed-ridden patients at their homes. The ESI super specialty hospital in Kollam where he works allows him to do house visits every Saturday. One...
  • Kerala: Cases registered against 100 persons for participating in 'Kiss of Love' programme November 4, 2014

    Kochi: Cases have been registered against at least 100 persons by police for taking out processions and unlawful assembly at the Marine drive ground on November 2 when the controversial 'Kiss of Love' programme against moral policing was to be held. The Marine drive was packed with onlookers, members of organisations...
  • Kiss of Love organiser attacks police, says did nothing to prevent attack November 3, 2014

    Thiruvananthpuram: Rahul Pasupalan, the organiser of the Kiss of Love protest said that though the police had information that people will try to attack the protesters, they did not take any precaution to stop it. Pasupalan said "They had given us protection but did not do anything against those who...
  • Kiss of Love: Kerala Police under fire for cracking down on protestors November 3, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police is under fire for the way it handled the 'Kiss of Love' protest at Kochi's Marine Drive on Sunday. Although the event organisers have not complained against the police, regional news channels have been critical of them. Police lathicharged the supporters and even took protestors into "preventive...
  • Watch: Kerala's 'Kiss of Love' protest November 3, 2014

    Youngsters in Kerala's Cochin come out in huge numbers in support of 'Kiss of Love' campaign started in protest of moral policing. ...
  • Bar bribe row: Vigilance to look into charge against Kerala FM November 2, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the "bar bribe row" denting its image, the Congress-led UDF government in Kerala on Sunday asked the Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau (VACB) to look into the allegation by bar owners that state Finance Minister and Kerala Congress (M) supremo K M Mani had demanded and taken bribe for...
  • Kochi: Police take 'Kiss of love' supporters into preventive custody, lathicharge protesters of the event March 15, 1411

    Kochi: Supporters of the 'Kiss of Love' event held in Kochi have been taken into preventive custody from Law college junction. Unrest is on the rise in the city as supporters of the campaign and members of Hindu and Muslim groups protesting against the event were simultaneously lathicharged by the...
  • 'Kiss of Love' protest to take place at Kochi's Marine Drive today November 2, 2014

    The 'Kiss of Love' protest will take place on Sunday at Kochi's Marine Drive against moral policing by right-wing groups. A huge turn out is expected although there has been tough opposition from both hardline Muslim and Hindu groups in Kerala. The ruling Congress party's students union, KSU, has also...
  • Kerala liquor ban: KM Mani in a fix, probe ordered over bribery allegations -954189068 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a huge blow to Kerala Finance Minister KM Mani, an investigation has been ordered against him for allegedly demanding Rs 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses of closed bars. Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has ordered a vigilance enquiry against Mani following a letter from Leader of Opposition VS...
  • Kerala: KBHA President accuses KM Mani of demanding Rs 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses November 1, 2014

    The Kerala Bar Owners Association has accused the state's Finance Minister of demanding a bribe of Rs 5 crore for renewing the licenses of closed bars. "The allegation against him is baseless. I can say this because it has been alleged that I was in the know, but this is...
  • 'Kiss of Love' to be held as scheduled: Organisers November 1, 2014

    Kochi: A day after Kerala High Court refused to intervene, the organisers of controversial 'Kiss of Love' protest said they would go ahead, even as they were yet to get permission from the police. Stressing that it was "not a kiss fest" but a gathering of like minded people to...
  • Kerala: Gold worth Rs 63 lakh seized from passenger November 1, 2014

    Kozhikode: About 2.565 kg of gold worth Rs 63 lakh was on Saturday seized from a passenger who arrived at nearby Karipur international airport by an Air India Express flight from Doha, Air Customs Intelligence sources said. The passenger belonged to Kozhikode, they said. ...
  • Kerala: Longest cake enters the Limca Book of Records November 1, 2014

    Thrissur: A 600 foot long cake made by bakers of Kozhikode on Saturday made it to the Limca Book of Records (LBR) as the longest cake in the country. The one and half foot cake, weighing 3,120 kg, was on display at the three-day long Bake Expo 2014 which began...
  • Kerala: Bar owners' body accuses Minister of demanding Rs 5 crore bribe for renewing licenses -1225006988 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: In what means major trouble for the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala, the Kerala Bar Owners Association has accused the state's Finance Minister KM Mani of demanding a bribe of Rs 5 crore for renewing the licenses of closed bars. The association claimed that it gave in to the...
  • Relief for Kerala bar owners, 250 hotel bars allowed to function for a month October 31, 2014

    Kochi: In a relief for Kerala bar owners, the High Court division bench stayed the court's single bench order permitting bars only in four star and heritage hotels in the state to serve liquor. All 250 hotel bars will be allowed to function for a period of one month. ...
  • Kerala HC division bench gives 2-3 star hotel bars to function for a period of 1 month October 31, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala High Court has stayed the single bench order and has given two star and three star hotel bars to function for a period of one month. The high court on Thursday allowed bars in four star and heritage hotels. The government had announced its new liquor policy on August...
  • Kerala: Jackal comes calling at Kochi airport October 30, 2014

    Kochi: The airport on Thursday received an unusual visitor when a jackal sauntered into the operational area, taking everyone by surprise. The animal was noticed by bird watchers at the airport. Immediately a trap was laid and the animal caught and handed over to the forest officials,...
  • Is Kerala kiss of rally the right way to protest? October 30, 2014

    Through a Facebook page it was a call to the people interested to come forward with their husbands/wives or partners to kiss or share a hug at marine drive to protest against the moral policing act at a restaurant in Kozhikode. ...