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  • Top Maoist leader, 5 others arrested in Kerala 55 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a major breakthrough, five suspected Maoists including Kerala's most wanted Roopesh have been arrested in Coimbatore by the Andhra Pradesh Police on Friday. Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said that the arrest of Roopesh and the others were made by Andhra Pradesh Police following a joint operation undertaken by...
  • Kerala IG officer TJ Jose caught cheating in LLM exam at Kochi 15 hours 5 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: A top IPS official was reportedly caught cheating in the LLM exams at Kochi. According to reports, Inspector General of Police of Thrissur range TJ Jose came to the exam hall with the photostat copy of some notes and the invigilator reported the matter. Jose did not hand over...
  • Kerala: 13 convicted for chopping off professor TJ Joseph's hand in 2010 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Thirteen people have been found guilty in connection with the attack on professor TJ Joseph by religious extremists in 2010. Popular Front of India members attacked and chopped off the professor's hand as they felt a question in a paper set by him had derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammed....
  • Two Kerala doctors die in earthquake, 13 Indian casualties in Nepal so far 6 days ago

    It was earlier believed that the two doctors from Kerala were safe, but the family flew to Nepal to identify the bodies. Both doctors had taken admission for a post graduate course and had taken a trip to Nepal before they were to join college. The total number of Indian...
  • Two Kerala doctors died in Nepal earthquake 6 days ago

    Kathmandu/Thiruvananthapuram: A pleasure trip to Nepal by three young doctors from Kerala turned tragic with two of them losing their lives in the killer earthquake and another managing to survive with serious injuries. "There are no details of the deceased as of now. But we can say the two dead are...
  • Kerala excise minister denies graft charges 1 week ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Excise Minister K Babu on Monday denied charges that he received Rs.10 crore in bribe for reducing the annual liquor fees of bars. Biju Ramesh, who owns a string of bars here, has testified before a magistrate that Rs.10 crore was given to Babu for reducing the annual liquor...
  • Kerala, Sri Lanka to join hands to promote tourism April 24, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Tourism and Sri Lanka have decided to join hands for developing tourism in the region with the latter also considering operation of a cruise ship between Colombo and Kochi, a state minister said on Friday. "The Sri Lankan Minister of Tourism and Sports, Navin Dissanayak, has applauded Kerala's growth...
  • Complaint against pages promoting paedophiles on Facebook April 22, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The issue of Facebook pages promoting child sex was brought to the notice of the Kerala Police by a couple, who came to know about the issue. The cyber police said that they cannot do much about it as the administration of the Facebook page is from Saudi Arabia. The...
  • Heavy rain lashes Kerala, three killed April 22, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Three people have reportedly lost their lives due to heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours in Kerala. Meteorological department (MET) officials say the downpour accompanied by lightning and thunder storms is likely to continue over the next two days. Officials have attributed the rain to the upper air...
  • PIL filed against Kerala Governor P Sathasivam over abuse of power April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Trouble is brewing for Kerala Governor and former chief justice of India P Sathasivam as a PIL has been filed against him in the Supreme Court. The PIL has been filed by senior advocate Adish Agarwala in which he has alleged that Sathasivam misused his judicial powers. According to...
  • Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination results likely today April 20, 2015

    Kerala Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) Examination results are likely to be declared on April 20, 2015. The class 10 exam started on March 9 and the last paper was held on March 23, 2015. The exam was conducted by the Department of Education and more than 2700 centres were established...
  • Kerala government pitches for night traffic ban on Bandipura Road to be lifted, hand of smugglers lobby likely April 20, 2015

    Bandipura (Mysore): Global warming and climate change are on top of the United Nation's agenda. These are the most discussed subjects during the Earth Summit. But these critical life-changing issues don't seem to matter to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Though the Supreme Court had rejected Kerala's appeal to lift...
  • Kerala government launches campaign 'Subodham' to help people overcome alcohol, drug abuse April 20, 2015

    Kochi: The Kerala government on Sunday launched a major campaign "Subodham" to help people in the state overcome alcohol, drug and other substance abuse. The project was launched by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Art of Living Foundation founder Sri Sri Ravishankar in the presence of religious leaders, representatives of student...
  • Kerala: Parents marry off minor girl to moneylender; case registered April 12, 2015

    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

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 31, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...