Kerala

  • Kerala HC Advocates Association against appointment of ex-CJI as Governor 8 hours 43 minutes ago

    Kochi: Kerala High Court Advocates Association on Tuesday passed a resolution, requesting President Pranab Mukherjee not to appoint former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor. The association passed the resolution with a thumping majority during an extra-ordinary general body meeting held on Tuesday. Only two members opposed...
  • Congress slams Centre over reports of appointment of Sathasivam as Kerala Governor 13 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday slammed the Narendra Modi government over reports of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam being appointed as Kerala Governor. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has also objected to the appointment saying he was never consulted. Sources said that the Home Ministry has forwarded Sathasivam's...
  • Strike over the killing of RSS leader affects normal life in Kerala 14 hours 59 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: The state wide hartal called by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in protest against the murder of their district leader has affected the normal life in the state. Police have registered a case against eight in connection with the murder and according to police two among them, are identified...
  • Tharoor slams Kerala government's decision to ban alcohol, says it will hit revenue, tourism 16 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Kerala government continues to face criticism over its decision to ban alchohol in the state. Congress MP from Kerala Shashi Tharoor has said that the decision will hit revenue and tourism in the state. Tharoor said, "It is a widely popular decision, but there are issues with...
  • Kerala: BJP leader hacked to death, party calls for statewide bandh Yesterday

    Kannur: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called a statewide bandh in Kerala on Tuesday. The move came after a district leader of the party was hacked to death allegedly by CPM cadres in the Kannur district. Manoj, the Kannur BJP leader, was an accused in the CPM leader P Jayarajan...
  • ISL: Kerala Blasters sign up Andrew Barisic and Penn Orji Yesterday

    New Delhi: Kerala Blasters on Monday announced signing up Andrew Barisic and Penn Orji, bolstering their frontline attack for the forthcoming Indian Super League. Barisic played for Melbourne Knights in 2004 and then two years later he played for Germany-based Oberliga Nord Club, Arminia Hannover. In December 2007, he signed with his...
  • Centre goes ahead with Justice Sathasivam's appointment as Kerala Governor: sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: The central government has decided to go ahead with the appointment of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivem as the Governor of Kerala, say sources, despite the fears expressed by lawyer bodies, said sources. The Ministry of Home Affairs has forwarded the proposal to appoint Justice Sathasivam as...
  • Kerala: Move to appoint ex-CJI as Governor sparks debate Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Centre's reported move to appoint former Chief Justice of India Justice P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor has sparked a debate in political and legal circles on the propriety of giving gubernatorial assignment to a person who retired from the highest judicial office in the country. While Chief Minister Oommen...
  • Amit Shah in Kerala as BJP struggles to find foothold in state 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: With BJP consistently failing to make electoral breakthrough in Kerala, party chief Amit Shah on Sunday started his maiden visit to the southern state to discuss with leaders and grassroots functionaries strategy to strengthen and galvanise the organisation. Shah will attend a meet of state office bearers on Monday morning...
  • Former CJI P Sathasivam to be the next Kerala Governor 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam is all set to become the Governor of Kerala after former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit vacated the post earlier this week. Justice Sathasivam served as the CJI from 2007-14. Dikshit was the seventh UPA-appointed governor to quit after the change of power...
  • LDF to hold demonstrations demanding Oommen Chandy's resignation 3 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPI(M)-led LDF Opposition will be organising demonstrations at district headquarters in Kerala, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the wake of an adverse court order in a case pertaining to alleged corruption in implementation of an effluent treatment plant at a public sector company. LDF convener and...
  • Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Notwithstanding a better gender balance in the southern part of the country, child marriage has been found to be on the rise in Kerala in recent years, according to UNICEF. "In the southern part of India we have a relatively better gender balance which explains lower rates of child marriage....
  • Graft case: Ready to face any investigation, says Kerala CM 4 days ago

    Kochi: Making it clear that he had no plans to resign, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, against whom a vigilance court had ordered further investigation for alleged corruption in the setting up of an effluent treatment plant at a state-owned firm, on Friday said he was prepared to face any probe. "Let...
  • Child marriage on rise in Kerala: UNICEF 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Notwithstanding a better gender balance in the southern part of the country, child marriage has been found to be on the rise in Kerala in recent years, according to UNICEF. "In the southern part of India we have a relatively better gender balance which explains lower rates of child marriage....
  • Sachin Tendulkar backs Indian Super League to be a success 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday threw his weight behind the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL), saying it was the way forward to unearth football talent in the cricket-mad country. "There is a lot of sporting talent in the country, but no platform to showcase the talent. Perhaps ISL is...
  • Congress silent on Sheila Dikshit's resignation as Kerala Governor 1 week ago

    Sheila Dikshit resigned as Kerala Governor on Tuesday, a day after she met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee. ...
  • Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit resigns 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit resigned on Tuesday. Dikshit is the seventh UPA appointed governor to resign after the Narendra Modi government came to power at the centre. Her resignation comes a day after she met President Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Dikshit said that she did not...
  • Kerala High Court asks state government to make new liquor policy into law 1 week ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: In more bad news for liquor lovers in 'God's own country', the Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to make its new liquor policy limiting bar licenses to just 5 star hotels into a law. The state government on Tuesday informed the court about its new liquor...
  • Sheila Dikshit meets President, Home Minister amid indications of resignation August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit on Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister Rajnath Singh amid indications that she may put in her papers if shunted out of the southern state. Dikshit's meetings came a day after her Maharashtra counterpart K Sankaranarayanan quit, protesting his transfer to Mizoram. Five...
  • Sheila Dikshit likely to resign as Kerala Governor: Sources August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government is close to finalising the new Governors, sources now say that Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit is likely to resign on Monday evening. However, Dikshit continues to deny the reports about her stepping down, calling them 'speculation'. "These are just speculations," said Dikhsit after her...
  • Heavy rains in Kerala leave 7 dead August 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has been put on high alert for floods and landslides after heavy rainfall caused the death of seven including one three-year-old in the wee hours of Sunday. Heavy rains lashed many parts of the state, particularly Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Pathanamthitta and Kollam districts since Saturday night. Widespread loss of agriculture,...
  • Rain deficit in Kerala narrowed down to minus five per cent August 23, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: With monsoon becoming active again after a lull, rain deficit in Kerala has narrowed down to five per cent less for the season. The state received 1620.1 mm rainfall against a normal of 1701.4 mm from June 1 to August 22, according to meteorological centre...
  • 'No alcohol in Kerala? Will the capital now be called Trivand'? Outraged tipplers take to Twitter to protest prohibition in 'God's Own Country' August 23, 2014

    India's wettest state is planning to dry out, drop by drop. Kerala, which has the country's highest alcohol consumption per capita, is moving to become alcohol-free within 10 years. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the state government was in favour of "total prohibition". From next April, only 5-star hotels...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 22, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Kerala liquor ban prompted by political considerations? August 22, 2014

    There are mixed reactions in Kerala as one of India's top consumers of liquor heads for prohibition with a proposal to make God's Own Country alcohol-free in 10 years. The big question is whether the ban is prompted by political considerations and whether prohibition will actually work on the ground. ...
  • News 360: Braveheart takes on hecklers who assaulted her husband August 22, 2014

    In an inspiring story coming in from Meerut, a woman defended herself and her husband when a group of miscreants attacked them. ...
  • Does prohibition of alcohol work? August 22, 2014

    In a move that has sent ripples across Kerala, the state which was once infamous for its love for liquor is soon set to run dry. The state government has bowed down to pressure from within to announce that it will enforce prohibition in a phased manner. ...
  • Kerala: People will only end up paying more for liquor due to ban, say residents August 22, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a move that has sent ripples across Kerala, the state which was once infamous for its love for liquor is soon set to run dry. The state government has bowed down to pressure from within to announce that it will enforce prohibition in a phased manner. "Our aim...
  • ISL: Sachin Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters sign Michael Chopra August 21, 2014

    Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar. ...
  • Kerala: Partial prohibition on liquor from April 2015 August 21, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram:United Democratic Front has decided to impose partial prohibition on liquor in Kerala from April 2015. Bars will be allowed only in five star hotels in Kerala. Chief Minister Oommen chandy and Muslim league have been pushing for prohibition. Bar licences will not be issued for 418 closed bars and licences...