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  • Mullaperiyar: Strike hits normal life in Idukki May 8, 2014

    Idukki: The dawntodusk hartal called by the Mullaperiyar Protection Council in the wake of the Supreme Court order in the Mullaperiyar Dam case hit normal life in Idukki district but evoked little response in other districts across the state. The hartal was called to express apprehensions of the people over the...
  • Suryanelli rape case: Main accused Dharmarajan gets life term April 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Friday awarded life term to the main accused in the horrific Suryanelli gangrape case, whilst sentencing 23 other accused to varying terms of 4-13 years in jail. While announcing the quantum of punishment, the court said there was no reason to disbelieve the statement given...
  • Suryanelli gangrape case: Kerala HC to pronounce verdict today April 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court will on Friday pronounce its verdict on the Suryanelli gangrape case. The case dates back to 1996 when a 16-year-old girl was abducted and raped in Kerala's Idukki district. According to the prosecution, the girl was raped about 68 times in a period of 40...
  • Kerala villagers join LDF's strike on Centre's stand on Western Ghats November 18, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The opposition LDF has called for a statewide strike protesting against the central government's move to implement the Dr. K Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats. The strike has been peaceful so far. In the hilly areas of Idukki, the people also began a strike by staying on the roads. ...
  • Fahad Fazil to team up with Sreenath Bhasi? October 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Fahad Fazil who had to undergo a tough phase following the failure of his film 'Olipporu', is presently busy with the shooting of his forthcoming film 'One By Two'. The film has been directed by Arun Kumar Aravind. If reports are to be believed, Fahad has been...
  • Didn't take much time to compose for 'Idukki Gold': Bijibal October 22, 2013

    Chennai: National award winning music director Bijibal, who is celebrating the success of his composition 'Manikya Chirakulla' in the recently released Malayalam film 'Idukki Gold', said it was not difficult working on the tune. "Didn't take much time for the tune," said Bijibal, who bagged the national honour for the...
  • Kerala: Water level in Idukki dam close to brim, likely to be opened September 22, 2013

    With the water level in Kerala's largest hydro electric reservoir Idukki rising close to the Full Reservoir Level due to incessant rains, the authorities on Saturday sounded the possibility of draining excess water down the Periyar river. In Kochi, an emergency cell was constituted at the international airport at nearby Nedumbassery...
  • Kerala: Kochi airport shut down due to heavy rains August 6, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains have lashed Kerala resulting in floods and landslides in many areas. Nine tourists have been killed in a landslide in the Idukki district of the state while heavy showers in Ernakulam and Kochi have disrupted normal life. The Cochin International Airport has been shut down till Tuesday afternoon....
  • Kerala: Five people dead in a landslide in Idukki district August 5, 2013

    Idukki: Five people have died in a landslide in Idukki district in Kerala after heavy rains lashed the area. The victims are believed to be tourists, who were heading towards the hill station of Munnar when a sudden landslide hit their vehicles. Heavy rains have disrupted normal life in the...
  • Suryanelli survivor seeks to implead in PIL against Kurien June 11, 2013

    Kochi: The Suryanelli rape survivor on Monday approached the Kerala High Court seeking to implead herself in the PIL which sought a direction for further investigation into the involvement of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien in the nearly two decadeold case. In her petition, the woman submitted that she was...
  • Kerala: CPM bandh against Mani's arrest hits normal life November 22, 2012

    Idukki: The dawntodusk hartal called by CPM in Idukki to protest arrest of party leader M M Mani for his refusal to turn up for a polygraph test in connection with a case registered in the wake of his controversial speech, hit normal life in the high range district on...
  • Kerala: CPM leader served notice for polygraph test November 14, 2012

    Idukki: The Kerala Police on Wednesday served notice on Communist Party of IndiaMarxist's (CPM) former Idukki district secretary M.M. Mani to appear for a polygraph (liedetector) test. Mani told media persons here that he would seek legal advice on what he should do next. "I will also speak with my...
  • Kerala: MM Mani in yet another speech controversy August 12, 2012

    Munnar: After running into controversy again, CPIM leader MM Mani on Sunday strongly refuted having made a speech two days back in which he purportedly said the party was involved in the murder of an INTUC leader in Idukki district. Mani's denial came a day after Malayalam television channels aired an...
  • 'Idukki Gold' shooting to be completed in 2013 July 31, 2012

    For all those who has been patiently waiting for the screen version of Santhosh Echikkanam's 'Idukki Gold', here comes the assurance from its director Aashiq Abu. Presently donning a character in Rajeev Ravi's 'Annayum Rasoolum', Aashiq is sure that he will can the film in the year 2013. Currently meeting a...
  • Speech row: SC to hear MM Mani's petition July 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday is expected to hear controversial CPI(M) leader MM Mani's plea to quash FIRs registered against him over his speech on elimination of political foes. Mani had earlier moved the Kerala High Court saying if such tendencies are not checked, it would sound the "death...
  • Kerala: Mani reaches police station for questioning July 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Controversial Kerala CPM leader MM Mani on Wednesday reached police station for questioning. A case was filed against Mani last month after he claimed the CPM eliminated at least 3 political rivals in the 1980s. Earlier, Kerala Police on Wednesday set a deadline of 10 am for Mani to...
  • Speech row: HC dismisses MM Mani's petition June 28, 2012

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition by controversial Marxist leader MM Mani, seeking to quash FIRs registered against him over his speech on elimination of political foes, saying if such tendencies are not checked, it would sound the "death knell" of democracy. Dismissing the petition, Justice S...
  • CPM member displays teargas grenade in Assembly June 18, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: A senior CPI(M) member created a flutter in the Kerala Assembly on Monday by displaying two teargas grenades, allegedly used by police to disperse a student protest in Thiruvananthapuram last week. Speaker G Karthikeyan and Home Minister Thiruvanchur Radkahrishnan took strong exception to the conduct of EP Jayarajan, who exhibited...
  • Will abide by party's decision: MM Mani June 7, 2012

    Idukki (Kerala): A day after he was removed as CPI(M)'s Idukki district Secretary for his controversial speech, MM Mani on Thursday said he had expected the disciplinary action as he had committed a "mistake". Mani, however, alleged some local Congress leaders and a section of the media had colluded and "blown...
  • Kerala High Court to hear MM Mani's case today June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Kerala CPM leader MM Mani's case regarding his controversial speeches is to come for hearing on Thursday in the High Court. Mani had approached the court earlier asking to cancel the cases against him and quash the FIRs. The former Idukki District Secretary was sacked from his post...
  • Kerala CPM sacks MM Mani from party post June 7, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Cracking the whip, CPM on Wednesday removed its Idukki district secretary MM Mani from his post for his controversial speech that the party had eliminated political foes in the past, which had embarrassed the organisation and invited an all round condemnation. The CPM state Secretariat said action against Mani was...
  • Kerala CPM to take decision on MM Mani today June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Kerala Police have summoned CPM's Idukki District Secretary MM Mani over the controversial statements that he made about CPM rivals being killed. The CPM is also likely to decide what action they might take on the issue in the second and final day of the statelevel meet. Kerala...
  • Case against Mani not politically motivated: Chandy June 6, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday rejected CPIM's charge that case registered against party Idukki district secretary MM Mani for his controversial speech stating that the Left party had eliminated at least three of its political foes years ago. Reacting to CPIM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan's...
  • Another murder case slapped against CPM leader Mani June 5, 2012

    Idukki: In fresh trouble for a senior CPIM functionary in Kerala, police on Monday booked MM Mani in another murder case on the basis of his controversial speech on eliminating political foes. For the first time, the case naming a specific murder of a man in 1980s was...
  • Mani's speech contrary to the partyline: CPI(M) June 4, 2012

    Idukki (Kerala): Even though he maintains an assertive posture, CPI(M)'s district secretary MM Mani is expected to face disciplinary action as the party's central and the state leadership viewed seriously his controversial speech stating that the party had eliminated some of its political foes in the past. According to the party...
  • 'Kerala govt will proceed against Mani' June 3, 2012

    Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday said that a case will be made against CPI(M) leader MM Mani for his speech that his party has committed murders to finish off their political opponents. "All who heard the speech will not spare our government if we do not proceed against...
  • Kochi: SFI protest turns violent, 6 injured June 3, 2012

    Kochi: Six Students Federation of India (SFI) activists were injured after a march organised to the Kanayannur Taluk office turned violent on Friday. As many as 100 SFI activists took out a march against the delay in arresting the culprits involved in the murder of SFI Idukki district secretary Aneesh Raj....
  • CPM promises action against Kerala leader May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The CPM on Tuesday condemned one of its leaders in Kerala for justifying retaliatory killing of political foes and vowed to take "appropriate action" against him. A statement from the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist said it disapproved the remarks made by MM Mani, secretary of the party in Idukki...
  • Kerala: SIT team to probe CPM leader's remarks May 29, 2012

    New Delhi: A Special Investigation Team will probe CPM leader MM Mani's recent remarks that the party had a history of killing its opponents, Kerala Home Minister T Radhakrishnan said on Tuesday. "This deposition is equal to the confession of a top leader from the Marxist party. So we will look...
  • Political murder charge: Kerala CPM split wide open May 28, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The CPM in Kerala is scrambling to limit damage after its Idukki district chief's controversial remarks that the party kills off its political rivals. And in a first, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi slammed the CPM a move that has been interpreted as the BJP's outreach to Mamata...