KERALA

  • Kerala: Parents marry off minor girl to moneylender; case registered 1 week ago

    Idukki: In a shocking incident, parents of a minor girl hailing from a remote village at Nedumkandam in Kerala's Idukki district allegedly married off their daughter to a man more than double her age to clear off a debt taken from him. Based on the complaint lodged by the girl's...
  • Kerala to strongly oppose move to deposit temple gold in banks: CM Chandy April 11, 2015

    Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday said that his government would strongly oppose any move to deposit temple treasures in banks to make up for the country's trade imbalance. Reacting to reports in this regard, he said the state would not allow the riches of Kerala temples to be...
  • Nurses return from war-torn Yemen but future remains uncertain due to financial problems April 10, 2015

    Kottayam: Even though nurses have returned from war torn Yemen, their future remains uncertain as many of them had went to Yemen to solve their financial problems but it has only added to their woes. Indu Mol who had Rs 3 lakh education loan went to Yemen for work over a...
  • Kerala: Youngsters fail to save woman's life, but take pictures on mobiles April 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a shocking incident highlighting apathy to human life, two youngsters, who saw a woman fainting on the rail track on seeing an approaching train, failed to rush to her help, but instead took out their mobiles to capture the ghastly scene of the train ramming her. The incident...
  • An Indian who returned from Yemen claims 10-12 Indians escaped in a Pakistani boat April 6, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: An Indian working in Yemen, Pushkaran TV, working with the Pravasi association and Kerala club claimed that about 10-12 Indians have escaped to safety in a Pakistani boat from the strife-torn Yemen. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Pushkaran said that two days back about 10 to 12 Indians got into a...
  • American artist destroys his own works-of-art in protest of extortion by the labour unions of Kerala April 6, 2015

    The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. Indian and international artists exhibits artworks across a variety of mediums including film, installation, painting, sculpture, new media and performance art.The trade unions in Kerala apparently charge exorbitant sums of money from the artists participating in...
  • More Indians to reach home in coming days from Yemen: Minister April 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the speeding up of evacuation process of stranded Indians from conflict zone Yemen in the last two days, more than 600 people would reach Djibouti and aircraft carrying them would reach Mumbai and Kochi on Sunday night. External Affairs Ministry has informed Kerala that the stranded Indians who left...
  • 358 Indians rescued from war-torn Yemen, 3,000 still believed to be stranded April 2, 2015

    Kochi: The first batch of 358 Indians evacuated from strife-torn Yemen is back home safely. While 168 rescued Indians landed in Kochi, a batch of 190 landed in Mumbai. CNN-IBN spoke to those evacuated and they urged the Indian government to step up its rescue mission as the situation in...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 31, 2015

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 31, 2015

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  • News 360: India can't rely on surveys done abroad that link tobacco to cancer, says BJP MP March 31, 2015

    The anti-tobacco campaign with an increase in the size of pictorial warnings hits a road block after one BJP MP said that India cannot rely on surveys done abroad that link tobacco to cancer. ...
  • Kerala High Court allows bars in five-star hotels to serve liquor March 31, 2015

    Thiruvanthapuram: Kerala High Court Division Bench on Tuesday upheld the state liquor policy and will only bars in five-star hotels in the state will be allowed to serve liquor in the state. The order also meant that bars in four-star hotels and heritage resorts will be shut down. The court has upheld...
  • Yemen crisis: Families of Indian nurses in distress, appeal for safe return March 30, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Yemen has recently become victim to a conflict between the Sunni-Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia which is battling to avoid the rise of a pro-Iran regime in the country. After Iraq, nurses are now stuck in war-torn Yemen. Two ships have already been sent and the government will also...
  • Indian Navy organises coastal security awareness campaign in Kerala March 29, 2015

    Kochi: The Navy on Sunday organised a two-day coastal security awareness campaign (CSACs) along the coastal villages of Alappuzha district to spread awareness among the populace about threats from the sea and their role in thwarting it. The campaign will also include officers from Southern Naval Command giving awareness tips...
  • Rajya Sabha polls in Kerala on April 20 March 28, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Biennial elections to Rajya Sabha for three seats from Kerala falling vacant next month would be held on April 20. The terms of Congress leader and former Union minister Vayalar Ravi, CPI (M) leader P Rajeev and CPI leader MP Achuthan, elected from Kerala, will expire on April 24,...
  • Kerala gets tough over smoking, drinking at workplace March 26, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: With immediate effect, all Kerala government employees, including teaching and non-teaching staff in educational institutions, will face disciplinary action if they are found smoking, drunk or using intoxicants during office hours. "Even though the rules of the government are very clear that government employees should desist from such acts, this...
  • Intend to prohibit liquor in phased manner: Kerala government to HC March 25, 2015

    Kochi: Total prohibition or complete liberalisation of liquor was not its policy, the state government told the Kerala High Court. Arguing on behalf of the state on a batch of appeals against its liquor policy for 2014-15 before a division bench, senior Supreme Court lawyer Kapil Sibal said the government...
  • Humans being increasingly attacked by animals: Kerala CM March 25, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expressed concern over growing incidents of man-animal conflict as evidenced by increasing animal attacks on humans. "The man-animal conflict is increasing daily and it's more seen in the areas bordering the forests. In those areas it's the wild animals which not only cause destruction to...
  • Kerala: India's 'oldest' woman dies at 112 in Thrissur March 25, 2015

    Thrissur (Kerala): Kunjannam, 112-year-old, considered to be the oldest woman in India, died at a private hospital at Thrissur in Kerala on Tuesday after a brief illness. According to local media reports, she was recently recognised by the Limca Book of World Records as the oldest living person in the country....
  • Sexual harassment case registered against Kerala MLA MA Vaheed March 23, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: A case has been registered against Kerala Congress MLA MA Vaheed for making sexist remarks against MLA ES Bijimol. She had also sought to register a case of sexual harassment against Labour Minister Shibu Baby John and District Congress Committee president KC Abu but police said there was no...
  • Demand Speaker to take cognizance of ill treatment to female MLAs: Achutanandan March 23, 2015

    A case has been registered against Kerala Congress MLA MA Vaheed for making sexist remarks against MLA ES Bijimol. She had also sought to register a case of sexual harassment against Labour Minister Shibu Baby John and District Congress Committee president KC Abu but police said there was no scope...
  • Paralysed Indian gets Rs 2.55 crore relief for road mishap in UAE March 20, 2015

    Dubai: A 30-year-old Indian in the UAE has been awarded over Rs 2.5 crore in compensation for a road accident which left him paralysed in 2013, three months after his marriage, local media reported on Friday. Aboobacker Palliyalil from Kerala, who was a newspaper vendor at the time of accident, was...
  • Kerala to host its first global conference on gender equality March 19, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: As gender discussions increasingly take centre stage in and outside the country, Kerala is gearing up to host a global conference on gender equality with the participation of thinkers, scholars, field experts, professionals and policymakers from around the world. The Gender Park, an institution under the state department of Social...
  • Kerala: Seeking gender equality, 250 girl students sit in protest against college March 19, 2015

    Thiruvanthapuram: In a unique protest in Kerala, a group of 250 girls held a sit in seeking gender equality. The girls from the College of Engineering in Thiruvanthapuram broke their 6.30 pm hostel curfew and protested in front of their college. The girls are seeking that that their hostel curfew...
  • Kerala Opposition women MLAs claim male members molested them in Assembly, ask who will protect them March 18, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Images of elected members pushing and shoving each other, throwing the Speaker's chair, standing on top of the Speaker's table, these unruly scenes that played out in the Kerala state legislative assembly on March 13 will not fade away from Keralites' mind soon. But at the same time there...
  • 5 Left MLAs suspended by Kerala Speaker over ruckus in Assembly March 16, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: In Kerala five Left MLAs have been suspended over the ruckus which happened in Assembly last week. The five suspended MLAs are EP Jayarajan, KT Jaleel, V Sivankutty, K Kunjahmed Master and K Ajit. The five MLAs, who allegedly vandalised Speaker's dais during budget presentation, were suspended till end of...
  • Jet Airways to launch new flights to Doha from Kerala March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Private carrier Jet Airways will launch on Sunday two new flights to Doha from Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram, which will provide greater connectivity to the Gulf region. The new flights, to be operated on the Thiruvananthapuram- Doha and Kozhikode-Doha sectors, will initially fly three days a week and then from...
  • Budget presented amid ruckus in Kerala Assembly March 14, 2015

    Ugly scenes inside the Kerala Assembly as MLAs came to blows throwing the speakers chair all in a bid to not allow Finance Minister K M Mani from presenting the state budget. Leaders of opposition party LDF have now met the Governor to complain about the budget proceedings. ...
  • Kerala: Left MLA defends her biting Congress MLA, says latter instigated first March 14, 2015

    Thiruvamthapuram: After the Kerala Assembly witnessed chaotic scenes on Friday, the centre of talking point seems to be Left MLA Jameela Prakasham who bit Congress MLA Sivadasan Nair. She has now defended herself claiming she only attacked him after he misbehaved with her. "He twisted my hand, I turned back...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 13, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob. ...