Kannur

  • 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 six-inches 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 11-month-old 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 pre-qualification 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 12, 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 67-yr-old 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 23-year-old engineering post-graduate had the shock of her life on seeing at their first meeting that her 'sweetheart' was a 67-year-old 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 pull-off a Mamata-like performance at a police station in Kannur. The MP abused...
  • Kannur: LPG tanker explosion toll touches 15 September 1, 2012

    Kannur: With four more persons succumbing to their burns on Saturday, the toll in Monday's LPG tanker explosion here rose to 15, police said. One victim died at a private hospital in neighbouring Kozhikode district, another at Manipal medical college hospital in Karnataka while others at the medical college hospital...
  • Kerala: Gas tanker tragedy toll rises to 7 August 31, 2012

    Kannur: The toll in the gas tanker lorry tragedy at Chala here on Monday night has risen to seven with two more persons succumbing to their injuries at the Pariyaram Medical College Hospital on Thursday. The dead are Kottaram Meethal Ramlath, 50, and her husband Abdul Razak, 60. Twelve others...
  • Kerala: Jails in Kannur overcrowded August 14, 2012

    Kannur: The jails in the district here are now overcrowded with remand prisoners following a series of violent incidents and clashes that took place recently. The number of remand prisoners housed in the Kannur Central Prison rose to 300 following the arrest of CPM district secretary P Jayarajan. Most of...
  • Kerala: Iritty town still submerged, 9 bodies found August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Nine people lost their lives due to landslides and heavy rains in north Kerala over the past two days. In Iritty, Kannur district, the overflowing of the Pazhassi dam has been fixed, but a majority of the town is still submerged. An assistant engineer attached to the Pazhassi dam...