Kerala High Court

  • Suryanelli rape case: Main accused Dharmarajan gets life term 04-04-2014 10:42 AM

    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...
  • Suryanelli gangrape case: Kerala HC to pronounce verdict today 04-04-2014 07:52 AM

    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 High Court grants bail to rape convict Bitti Mohanty 04-12-2013 09:22 PM

    Bitti Mohanty, a rape case convict charged with jumping parole in Rajasthan and arrested in Kannur district of Kerala on charges of impersonation, forgery and cheating, was granted bail by the Kerala High Court on Wednesday. Mohanty has been asked to submit a bond of Rupees 1 lakh. The accused...
  • Tharoor makes plea for HC bench in Thiruvananthapuram 29-11-2013 02:45 PM

    Kochi: Union Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor on Friday once again made a strong plea for a Kerala High Court bench at Thiruvananthapuram even as eminent jurist and former Supreme Court Judge VR Krishna Iyer said he was against "slicing" of the High Court. Majority of the states...
  • Waiting for judge to be named for solar scam probe, says Oommen Chandy 27-08-2013 05:20 PM

    The government is waiting to hear from the Kerala High Court on its request to name a sitting judge for heading a judicial probe ordered into the solar scam case, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Tuesday. "We have received the Left opposition's letter stating that the probe's terms of...
  • Solar panel scam: Kerala HC reserves orders on Shalu Menon's second bail plea 26-07-2013 09:38 PM

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Friday reserved orders on a second bail application of television actress and former Censor Board member in connection with a case registered by police at Perumbavoor. Earlier police had registered a case against her for harboring the first accused in the Solar panel scam, Saritha...
  • Solar panel scam: Kerala HC asks government to list steps taken to recover money 23-07-2013 02:33 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday criticised the state government in the solar panel scam case asking the government about the steps being taking to recover the money amassed by the accused. Hearing the bail plea of one of the accused, Shalu Menon, the court asked about the progress...
  • Married or not, domestic violence act binding, says Kerala HC 17-07-2013 01:40 PM

    Kochi: In a significant ruling, the Kerala High Court has held that a woman is entitled to get protection under the provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act even if she was in a live-in relationship. 'What was intended under Sect 2(a) of the Act was a...
  • Solar panel scam: Kerala High Court reserves order on Chandy's former private secretary 16-07-2013 06:54 PM

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday reserved order on the bail plea of former private secretary to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Tenny Joppen, who was arrested in connection with the alleged solar panel scam, which has been rocking the state for the last few weeks. When the bail plea...
  • Kerala: HC stays proceedings against MLA Thettayil in sexual harassment case 09-07-2013 11:16 AM

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday stayed all further proceedings against former Left Democratic Front minister Jose Thettayil in a sexual harassment case. The order was issued by Justice P Bhavadasan on a petition by Thettayil seeking to quash the FIR registered against him in the case. The court also...
  • Kerala HC stays Bitty Mohanty's DNA test by a week 28-05-2013 03:18 PM

    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...
  • Malayalam actor Mani surrenders, released on bail 25-05-2013 11:50 AM

    Thrissur: Ace Malayalam comedian and character artiste Kalabhavan Mani surrendered to police Friday and was presented in a court which released him on bail. Mani was on the run since May 14 after three forest officials filed a complaint that they were roughed up by the actor after they stopped...
  • 17 years on, Suryanelli girl still awaits justice 13-04-2013 09:18 PM

    Kottayam: The Suryanelli girl goes to the office in the morning with her long, wavy hair neatly combed, tiny gold earrings glinting, packed lunch in hand, like a normal working woman in India. But once she leaves her front gate, she holds her body tight, with shoulders hunched and arms...
  • 'SC took too long to say marines' trial in Kerala was wrong' 24-03-2013 08:45 PM

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. How does the Italian government defend its handling of the marines' issue? That's the key subject I shall explore today with the country's Deputy Foreign Minister Staffan de Mistura. Minister, let me start with a simple question. Can you now accept today...
  • Woman Congress leader slams those who wrote Facebook posts against Kurien 25-02-2013 07:50 PM

    Congress leader Bindu Krishna slammed those who wrote Facebook posts against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien. ...