KERALA

  • Kerala excise minister denies graft charges 2 hours 2 minutes 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 3 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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...