KANNUR

  • Kerala: 45-year-old woman dies after being set ablaze in a train compartment 23 hours 3 minutes ago

    Kannur: A 45-year-old woman in Kerala was set ablaze in a train compartment on Monday night. The incident happened in Kannur to Alappuzha Express train at 4:40 am and the woman succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday morning. The train was to depart at 5 AM and there was no...
  • Kerala: Rajnath Singh assures CBI probe into RSS activist's murder September 26, 2014

    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...
  • Strike over the killing of RSS leader affects normal life in Kerala September 2, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The state wide hartal called by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in protest against the murder of their district leader has affected the normal life in the state. Police have registered a case against eight in connection with the murder and according to police two among them, are identified...
  • Kerala: BJP leader hacked to death, party calls for statewide bandh September 1, 2014

    Kannur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called a statewide bandh in Kerala on Tuesday. The move came after a district leader of the party was hacked to death allegedly by CPM cadres in the Kannur district. Manoj, the Kannur BJP leader, was an accused in the CPM leader P Jayarajan...
  • Kerala: Gold rods, sheets seized from air passenger June 19, 2014

    Kochi: Nearly 700 grams of gold allegedly smuggled in different forms were seized by customs personnel from a passenger who arrived at the airport from Sharjah on Thursday. The passenger had kept concealed two sixinches long gold rods and four gold sheets, totally weighing 699.5 grams and valued at about Rs...
  • Parasailing trip of toddler: Case against parents, organisers May 22, 2014

    Kannur: Parents of the 11monthold baby girl, who was sent on a solo parasailing trip to a height of about 40 feet at a beach in Kannur, have landed in trouble along with the the organisers as police registered a case against them under the Juvenile Justice Act. Police...
  • Kerala: Truck carrying cylinders catches fire January 14, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: At Kalliasseri in Kannur, a tanker lorry carrying LPG caught fire after it met with an accident. According to sources, the tanker lorry was hit by a lorry coming from the opposite direction. The fire force officials have rushed to the spot and tried to keep the temperature from...
  • Kerala: Oommen Chandy discharged from hospital, accuses CPM for incident October 29, 2013

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who was injured in stone pelting during the LDF protest in Kannur, on Tuesday virtually held the CPM responsible for the incident. "Earlier also there had been incidents like hurling of rotten eggs, sticks and stones in various places since the LDF launched their campaign but...
  • Kerala: Bomb blast in Kannur, 6 injured October 4, 2013

    Kannur: Six people were injured when steel bombs being manufactured illegally in an unoccupied house exploded at nearby Parad in Kannur district, police said. Three of them are said to be in critical condition. Ten other steel bombs were recovered from the house last night, they said. The injured have been...
  • 1993 Mumbai blast: Absconding accused arrested in Kannur August 28, 2013

    An absconding accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts that killed 257 people, was arrested on Wednesday at Kannur, police said. Manojlal Bhawarlal (48), the 24th accused in the case, was taken into custody from his house at Athazhakkunnu in Kannur district, police said. He was awarded life imprisonment in the...
  • Kerala: Mother of three takes on mining mafia to save Kannur beaches August 9, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: It was not just IAS officers who were taking on mining mafia, now a mother of three has been taking on the mining mafia in Kerala to save the beaches of her hometown in Kannur. As the entire nation has been busy celebrating Eid, a Muslim woman with her...
  • Kerala: Kannur airport will be ready in 2015, says Minister July 13, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's fourth international airport at Kannur would open in December 2015, the minister in charge of the project said Saturday. Seven companies have been shortlisted in the prequalification bid for building the airport, which is coming up in an area of around 2,000 acres and is expected to cost...
  • Kerala HC stays Bitty Mohanty's DNA test by a week May 28, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday stayed for a week the order of a lower court directing Bitti Mohanty, accused in the 2006 German tourist rape case in Rajasthan, to undergo DNA test. The interim order in this regard was issued by justice K Harilal on a petition filed by...
  • Bitti's father quizzed by Kerala police March 16, 2013

    Cuttack: Former Odisha DGP BB Mohanty was on Saturday quizzed by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Kerala police probing impersonation and forgery charges against his German rape case convict son Bitti Mohanty. Before questioning the retired IPS officer, the four-member Kerala police SIT met the present Director General of...
  • Man arrested in Kerala is Bitti Mohanty: Rajasthan Police officer March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: A team of police investigators will arrive in Rajasthan on Thursday with Bitti Mahanti. He was sent to 10-day police custody on Monday. Bitti had jumped parole in 2006 while serving a seven-year sentence in Alwar in Rajasthan on charges of raping a German tourist. The police will also...
  • Bitti Mohanty exposed by letter allegedly sent by jilted lover March 13, 2013

    Kannur: The Kerala Police have revealed that it was an anonymous note sent to the State Bank of Travencore - where Bitti Mohanty was working under a alias - that helped them nab the rape convict. Reports say that the note might have been sent by a jilted girlfriend and...
  • Rape convict Bitti Mohanty being brought to Jaipur March 12, 2013

    Jaipur: Rape convict Bitti Mohanty is being brought to Jaipur on a train on Tuesday evening by Kerala police. Bitti was sent to 10-day police custody on Monday. Bitti jumped parole in 2006 while serving a seven-year sentence for rape in Alwar in Rajasthan and had gone underground. Bitti was living...
  • Rape convict Bitti Mohanty to be taken to Rajasthan today March 12, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Rape convict Bitti Mohanty will be taken by the Rajasthan Police back to Rajasthan on Tuesday. Mohanty was sent to 10-day police custody on Monday. He had jumped parole in 2006 while serving a seven-year sentence in Alwar in Rajasthan on charges of raping a German tourist. Bitti was living...
  • Kannur residents still coming to terms with Mohanty's identity March 11, 2013

    Kannur: Bitti Mohanti, the rape convict arrested after being on the run for seven years, has been sent to 10-day police custody and will be taken by the Kerala police to Rajasthan on Tuesday. Meanwhile, residents of Kannur, who knew him as Raghav Rajan, are still coming to terms with...
  • Rape convict Bitti Mohanty was an exemplary student, says college official March 11, 2013

    Krishna Kumar, Director of Education of Chinmaya Institute of Technology, where the rape convict Bitti Mohanty received his MBA degree, said Mohanty was an exemplary student and was an affable person. ...
  • Bitti Mohanty: Rajasthan Police team to leave for Kerala on Monday March 11, 2013

    Jaipur: A police team from Jaipur will fly to Kerala on Monday to identify and take into custody Bitti Mohanty, who jumped parole in 2006 after being convicted for raping a German woman. Earlier, a Rajasthan Police team was to go to Kerala on Sunday, but could not due to lack...
  • Trail of deception: How loopholes in the system helped Mohanty assume new identity March 10, 2013

    For seven years, rape convict Bitti Mohanty hoodwinked the police. Since he jumped parole, Mohanty, the son of former Orissa DGP BB Mohanty, has remained incommunicado. His arrest in Kerala where he was working in a bank under a false name, highlights how the loopholes in the system helped him...
  • AP: Bitti Mohanty's stay in Puttaparthi under the scanner, police to help Kerala Police March 10, 2013

    Rape convict Bitti Mohanti's stay in Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh and how he got MBA degree and a bank's job is also under the scanner. ...
  • Bitti Mohanty sent to judicial custody, Rajasthan Police may seek a transit remand March 10, 2013

    Kannur/Bhubaneswar: Two days after rape convict Bitti Mohanty was arrested in Kerala, a team of Rajasthan Police officials will reach Kannur by Sunday evening to seek his custody. Bitti was sent to 14 days judicial custody in Kerala. Bitti, the son of a former DG of Orissa was on the...
  • How did rape convict Bitti Mohanty manage to evade arrest for 7 years? March 9, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: The long arm of the law finally caught up to rape convict Bitti Mohanty. The son of the former Odisha DG BB Mohanty, Bitti, was arrested in Kannur, Kerala, on Saturday, seven years after he was convicted of raping a German national in Jaipur. Having jumped parole in 2006, Bitti...
  • Arrested man is Bitti Mohanty, says Kerala Home Minister March 9, 2013

    Bitti Mohanty was convicted of raping a German tourist in 2006 and has been absconding since 2006 when he jumped parole. ...
  • Kerala: Bitti Mohanty, convicted of raping a German tourist, arrested March 9, 2013

    Kannur: Kerala police has arrested Bitti Mohanty, son of former Odisha DGP BB Mohanty in Kannur, Kerala. Bitti was convicted of raping a German tourist in 2006 and has been absconding since 2006 when he jumped parole. Kerala Police is questioning Bitti at the moment and has informed Rajasthan Police about...
  • Kerala: 'Kochi Metro rail a reality in three years' February 26, 2013

    Kannur: The Kochi Metro rail project would be completed in three years if various issues like strikes and labour problem in Kerala are avoided, principal advisor to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation E Sreedharan said on Tuesday. "The Metro rail project can be a reality within three years if various...
  • Phone romance goes sour as 'boyfriend' turns out 67yrold November 13, 2012

    Kannur: This was one 'love affair' that did not have a happy ending. After professing love over a year over mobile phone, a 23yearold engineering postgraduate had the shock of her life on seeing at their first meeting that her 'sweetheart' was a 67yearold man. The woman from Thiruvanathapuram had come...
  • Kerala: MP tries to force release of man at police station November 3, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Yet another MP has been caught on camera showing his muscle power. Congress leader from Kerala K Sudhakaran was caught on camera trying to force the release of a man held for sand mining. Sudhakaran managed to pulloff a Mamatalike performance at a police station in Kannur. The MP abused...