KERALA

  • Kerala gets tough over smoking, drinking at workplace Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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. ...
  • News 360: India summons Pakistan Envoy over 26/11 attacks prime accused Lakhvi's release March 13, 2015

    India on Friday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit after Islamabad High Court ordered the release of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. ...
  • Dose Left's protest in Kerala Assembly shame Indian democracy? March 13, 2015

    High drama is witnessed in the Kerala Assembly ahead of the state Budget which is to be presented on Friday. CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front MLAs were seen throwing away chairs in the House and attempting to break equipment. CNN-IBN Executive Editor Zakka Jacob debates the issue with CPI(M) MB Rajesh...
  • Opposition's behaviour in Kerala Assembly shameful: Shashi Tharoor March 13, 2015

    Congress MP Shashi Tharoor hit out at the Opposition for unruly scenes in the Kerala Assembly. Tharoor said, "How the Opposition behaved in the House was shameful. The Opposition must introspect on their behaviour." ...
  • Kerala: CPM to appeal to Governor against Budget tabled by Mani March 13, 2015

    CPM leader MA Baby said the party will appeal to the Kerala Governor against the Budget tabled by Finance Minister KM Mani. Baby said, "What happened in the Budget was shameful. It happened because KM Mani is pushing the Budget. We will not accept this Budget. We will appeal to...
  • Unruly scenes witnessed in Kerala Assembly as KM Mani tables state Budget, LDF supporter dies of heart attack March 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Unruly scenes were witnessed in the Kerala Assembly as state Finance Minister KM Mani tabled the state Budget amid high protests on Friday. One LDF supporter died of heart attack during police crackdown on protesters in front of the Assembly. Ruling United Democratic Front and Opposition Left Democratic Front MLAs...
  • High drama in Kerala Assembly ahead of state Budget, 70 UDF MLAs holed up for last 20 hours March 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: High drama is witnessed in the Kerala Assembly ahead of the state Budget which is to be presented on Friday. CPI-M-led Left Democratic Front MLAs were seen throwing away chairs in the House and attempting to break equipment. Opposition leaders have rushed to the well of the House and are...
  • Kerala: Gender bias in engineering college, female students demand to extend curfew timing March 8, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The nation is debating about the mindset of men and how many think that women should not be out after dusk. Here is a group of female students from the prestigious College of Engineering Trivandrum, standing up for their rights and asking authorities to extent their curfew time in...
  • Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan dies March 7, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran Congress leader and Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan, who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bengaluru for liver related ailments, passed away on Saturday morning. The end came at 9.30 AM, his office sources here said. He was 66 and leaves behind his wife and two sons. Condoling his...
  • Hummer murder case: Kerala CM Oommen Chandy defends state DGP March 7, 2015

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy defended the state DGP, who has been accused of helping businessman Mohammed Nisham. DGP K Balasubramaniam's name cropped up in a CD submitted by Kerala government Chief Whip, PC George to the Chief Minister. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 6, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Hummer murder: Kerala government chief whip PC George produces evidence of foul play March 6, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government's chief whip PC George has submitted a CD to Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy and Home minister Ramesh Chennithala which has a phone conversation between former DGP M Krishnamoorthy and suspended Thrissur Police Commissioner Jacob Job. Krishnamoorthy allegedly tells Job in the recording to help Nisham...
  • ISRO espionage case: HC set asides single judge's order March 5, 2015

    Kochi: A division bench of Kerala High Court on Wednesday set aside a single bench judgement directing action against former DGP Siby Mathews and other police officials who were part of a Special Investigation Team, that had probed the ISRO espionage, case for their alleged lapses. ...
  • Kerala Blasters' Trevor Morgan to be Dempo SC head coach March 3, 2015

    Margao: Kerala Blasters assistant coach Trevor Morgan will take charge of Dempo SC as head coach Arthur Papas has resigned, citing personal reasons. According to sources in the club, Dempo SC have already chosen Papas' successor. They are expected to announce Morgan's name officially as the new head coach for the remainder...
  • Former hockey champion now a street vendor March 1, 2015

    A special report on how DV Shakunthala, the winner of junior hockey women's title is now struggling to make a living. ...
  • Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna tries learning Malayalam; finds it difficult to master February 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna, who was in Kerala for a shoot of ongoing cookery show "MasterChef India", tried learning Malayalam. But he found it to be a tough nut to crack. While on shoot in Kerala, Khanna was seen chatting with a local crew member in between shots and learning...