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  • Watch: The stench pit of Thiruvananthapuram 10 hours 35 minutes ago

    In our special Clean India campaign, we bring you the scenes from Thiruvananthapuram. Waste of chicken, beef, vegetables and plastic are found in huge piles at a dumping yard at the heart of Thiruvananthpuram. Residents call it a violation of their fundamental right to live in a healthy and safe...
  • Jayalalithaa, others could not satisfactorily account for wealth, says Bangalore court Yesterday

    Bangalore: AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa could not "satisfactorily account" for immovable properties and pecuniary resources of the value of Rs 53.6 crore when she was the Chief Minister from 1991 to 1996, the Special Court that sentenced her to four years in jail has held. Prosecution has proved "beyond reasonable...
  • Kerala school locks up UKG student in dog house, principal arrested 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a shocking incident in Kerala, a school locked up a UKG student in a dog house for talking in the classroom. The incident happened last week and was reported by the child's elder sister. The school, Jawahar English Medium in Kodapanakunnu, has denied the allegations. The police, however, has taken...
  • Kerala: Murder accused RSS activist presents turban to Rajnath Singh, sparks row 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: A controversy has erupted over an RSS activist and accused in a murder case placing a turban on the head of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his visit here last week. The incident, which has also raised security issues, happened when Singh visited the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple on Saturday...
  • GSLV MK III will make India self-reliant in space: Scientist 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: India does not need to rely on foreign countries for launching heavier communication satellites once its experimental mission of GSLV Mark III tasted success, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Director M Chandra Dathan on Saturday said. "The GSLV Mark III, scheduled to be launched in November first week, will carry...
  • Kerala suspends buses to Tamil Nadu fearing protests after Jayalalithaa conviction 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has decided to suspend all its services to Tamil Nadu by terminating these close to the border. The decision has been taken fearing protests and vandalism by people after a trial court held Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa guilty of amassing assets...
  • Kerala: Rajnath Singh assures CBI probe into RSS activist's murder 5 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: The CBI will probe the murder of Kannur RSS leader Kathiroor Manoj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. Rajnath, who was in Kerala, met Manoj's family members and assured justice would be done. He also interacted with relatives of other political leaders who had been murdered. "The Kerala government...
  • Rajnath Singh asks Kerala government to end political killings 5 days ago

    Kannur (Kerala): Kerala government must end political violence in the state, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said even as he indicated that the growth of BJP could be the reason behind the killings of Sangh Parivar activists in the state. "State government should take strong action. State government must try...
  • Post Delhi incident, Kerala zoo to tighten safety measures 6 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: The century-old zoological park has tightened safety and precautionary measures, days after a youth was mauled to death by a white tiger when he fell into its enclosure at the Delhi Zoo. Additional metal sticks would be put in place in between the grills of the cages and steps...
  • Navy conducts Coastal Security Review meeting 1 week ago

    Kochi: A Coastal Security Review Meeting was on Wednesday held at the Southern Naval Command to review preparedness of various agencies involved in coastal security of Kerala and Lakshadweep Islands. The meeting chaired by Captain Simon Mathai, Kerala Naval Officer-in-Charge, was attended by senior functionaries from Indian...
  • Kerala: Government is duty bound to control use of intoxicants, says Kapil Sibal September 23, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala Government is 'duty bound' to control use of intoxicants and there is no legal bar for it to promulgate a policy restricting sale of Indian Made Foreign liquor in the state, Senior advocate Kapil Sibal said before the High Court on Tuesday. The entire policy is to be viewed...
  • Police plan to turn Kerala capital 'tobacco-free' September 23, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala capital may turn into a tobacco-free city soon with city police taking several initiatives, including strict implementation of anti-tobacco laws. Close on the heels of the state government increasing the tax on cigarette, the city police has joined hands with "janamaithri" personnel, the community police wing of the...
  • Kerala's first multiple transplant surgery gives a new life to patient September 23, 2014

    Kochi: In a medical marvel in Kerala, a 38-year-old brain dead patient gave a new lease of life to Syed Younis Sahir, who was suffering from diabetes and kidney failure. After a 12-hour complicated surgery, Kochi doctors conducted the first successful combined pancreas and kidney transplant in the state and...
  • Kerala: Gold worth Rs 35 lakh seized from passenger September 21, 2014

    Kozhikode: About 1.27 kg of gold worth approximately Rs 35 lakh was seized on Sunday by Customs officials from a passenger who arrived at nearby Karipur international airport. The man had arrived here from Sharjah on an Air India Express flight. The gold was found concealed in a loudspeaker in his...
  • Padmanabhaswamy temple audit to take 56 months: Vinod Rai September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The special audit of the properties of Kerala's famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, which is facing allegations of financial irregularities, is expected to be completed in the next five to six months. Former CAG Vinod Rai, who has been tasked with a special audit of the temple's properties, also said...
  • Kerala liquor ban: HC dismisses appeals against closure of 418 bars September 20, 2014

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Saturday dismissed as infructuous the writ appeals challenging the closure of 418 bar hotels in the state in view of the new excise policy declared by the government. Dismissing the appeals by bar hotel owners, a division bench comprising justice KT Sankaran...
  • 'Kerala's achievements in health sector model for country' September 20, 2014

    Perinthalmanna (Kerala): Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday hailed Kerala's achievements in the health sector as a "model for the country" and said the state wasmaintaining quality from Primary Health Centres to the medical college level. "The achievements of Kerala in the health sector is a model for the country....
  • Prayers to be held in Kerala temple for success of Mars Orbiter Mission September 20, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: While the Indian Scientific community is anxiously awaiting the entry of 'Mangalyaan' into the orbit of the red planet on September 24, a cultural outfit will be offering special prayers on the day for the 'safety' and 'success' of the Mars Orbiter Mission. 'Friends of Trivandrum', a local forum, is...
  • Brain dead man's organs donated in Kozhikode September 20, 2014

    Kozhikode: The family of a 59yearold man, declared brain dead after a road accident, has donated his organs to save three needy patients. The liver and eyes of V P Surendran, who suffered head injury after he was knocked down by a twowheeler while crossing a road near his house...
  • Kerala: Museum plans programmes to mark India's Mangalyaan's entry into planet's orbit September 20, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala State Science and Technology Museum has drawn up various programmes to mark the entry of 'Mangalyaan', India's Mars Orbiter Mission, into the orbit of the red planet, expected to happen on September 24. The programmes, planned in partnership with Rajya Sabha TV, Vigyan Prasar and CSIR, have been planned...
  • First medical college in Palakkad under the Scheduled Caste department inaugurated September 20, 2014

    Palakkad: Kerela Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the first Medical College, started under the scheduled caste department, with majority of seats reserved for the backward classes. Speaking on the occasion, Chandy said, by starting a Medical College under SC department, Kerala has become a model for the country. The objective...
  • Kerala: LDF to launch stir against tax hike by Chandy government September 18, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Slamming the Congressled UDF Government for steep hike in taxes and service fees, CPI(M) in Kerala on Thursday threatened to unleash a massive agitation and urged the people to desist from paying the increase including the new rates of water charges. Accusing the Oommen Chandy Government of "resorting to undemocratic"...
  • Kerala: Experts welcomes increase in tax on cigarettes September 18, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Leading medical experts and social advocates who have come together under the umbrella of "Tobacco Free Kerala" on Thursday welcomed the Kerala Government decision to raise taxes of cigarettes by 50 per cent during the fiscal year 201415. Lauding the Oommen Chandy government for...
  • Kerala: Achuthanandan opposes more taxes to make up for losses after liquor ban September 18, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala opposition leader VS Achuthanandan has come down heavily at the state Cabinet's decision to impose additional taxes. In a press statement he said that that a session of the Legislative Assembly has to be called immediately to discuss the proposal where the government through an order is aiming...
  • Losses from bars: Kerala jacks up taxes on liquor, cigarettes September 17, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Faced with a grim fund crunch arising from its policy of sharply cutting down on the liquor business, Kerala government today steeply increased taxes on liquor, cigarettes, water charges and fees for various services to mop up over Rs 1,500 crore. In a major postbudget exercise of Additional Resources Mobilisation...
  • Want to convert Kerala into global destination for higher studies, says CM Chandy September 16, 2014

    Thrissur: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said that his Government wanted to convert the state into a global destination for higher studies with institutions of international standards. Speaking after declaring St Thomas' College of Thrissur Catholic Archdiocese, as an autonomous college, he said it...
  • Kerala: Peacock feathers worth Rs 7.39 lakh seized from passenger September 16, 2014

    Kochi: Peacock feathers weighing 29.8 kg and valued at Rs 7.39 lakh in the international market were seized on Tuesday by customs officials from a Singapore bound passenger at the airport. The feathers were found concealed inside towels in the checked in baggage of the man, hailing from Chennai, just as...
  • File affidavit by September 20 on condition of Kochi roads: Kerala HC to PWD September 16, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the Public Works Department to file an affidavit by September 20 detailing the action taken to repair roads in Kochi after interim orders were issued prior to court closing for the Onam vacation. The order in this regard was...
  • Acting with social, health issues in mind: Kerala government to HC on liquor policy September 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has filed an affidavit in the High Court on its new liquor policy. The government explained that it decided to go ahead with the liquor policy keeping in mind the social and health aspects of the people of the state. The government said the right to...
  • Kerala: CPM trying to sabotage murder case, says BJP September 15, 2014

    Kozhikode: BJP Kerala unit General Secretary K Surendran on Monday alleged that CPI(M) was trying to sabotage the probe being conducted into the murder of RSS functionary Manoj at Kathirir in Kannur district recently. Speaking to reporters, Surendran alleged that a top leader of the district CPI(M)...