Kollam

  • MA Baby vs NK Premachandran: Friends turn foes in Kollam constituency 24-03-2014 01:59 PM

    Kollam: An unusual battle is taking place in the Kollam Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala where the CPIM's MA Baby is pitted against his former comrade who is being fielded by the UDF. With red garlands, crackers and warm handshakes, former minister MA Baby starts his day early, walking down...
  • Meet a Lok Sabha candidate whose total assets amount to just Rs 750 17-03-2014 12:03 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: At a time when several crorepaties are seeking entry into Parliament, a candidate with a total asset of just Rs 750 has filed nomination papers in Kerala for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls. Biju, the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) candidate from Kottayam, has declared in the...
  • Italian marines case: Death clause dropped, Kerala fishermen protest 08-02-2014 01:51 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Independent Fish Workers Federation staged a protest in front of the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram against the Home Ministry dropping death clause against the Italian marines who had shot dead two Indian fishermen. They burnt the effigy of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and even shouted slogans against...
  • Following court orders, cow undergoes DNA test to settle ownership dispute 07-01-2014 08:53 PM

    Kollam: A local court in Kollam has ordered DNA testing on a cow to settle a dispute over its ownership by two women at Punalur in the district. Based on the court order, the cow was brought to a veterinary hospital and collected blood samples on Monday to be sent...
  • Shweta Menon's initial statement says Congress MP touched her 06-11-2013 04:59 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Days after Malayalam Actress Shwetha Menon withdrew her harassment complaint, initial statement by Shweta Menon to the Kollam police states that she was sexually harassed by Congress MP N Peethambara Kurup at the venue of the President's trophy boat race in Kollam. The statement accessed by CNN-IBN states that...
  • Kerala: Congress youth workers burns effigy of actress Shweta Menon 04-11-2013 01:34 PM

    Angry Youth Congress workers in Kollam district of Kerala burnt an effigy of Malayalam actress Swetha Menon after reports that police here had registered a case against MP Peethamabara Kurup for allegedly groping her. Shouting slogans against the actress, party activists walked through the main road in Kollam and warned...
  • Actress Shweta Menon alleges molestation, Congress MP denies 02-11-2013 03:25 PM

    Congress MP N Peethambara Kurup, embroiled in controversy over alleged molestation of Malayalam cine actress Shweta Menon at a function in Kollam on Friday evening, strongly denied having committed such an act on Saturday. "It is totally untrue. I am telling this since my name has come up in a...
  • Kollam: 20-year-old mother kills new born baby from her illicit relationship 24-09-2013 02:13 PM

    A new born baby girl was suffocated to death reportedly by her mother at Kulathupuzha in Kollam district, police said on Tuesday. The baby's 20-year-old mother has been taken into custody in connection with the incident, police said. Police said preliminary investigation revealed the woman delivered the baby at the...
  • Kollam: Daughter dumps 90-year-old bed-ridden mother in 'stinking' goat-shed 27-08-2013 02:10 PM

    A 90-year-old woman was kept in a dilapidated goat-shed allegedly by her daughter next to their house at Kulathupuzha in Kerala's Kollam district. The nonagenarian, Rosily, was reportedly shifted by her daughter and family to the shed recently after she became bed-ridden. She had been staying with her son-in-law and...
  • PM declines to comment on Italian marines issue 28-03-2013 11:31 PM

    Onboard PM's special aircraft: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday declined to comment on the case of two Italian marines and the issue of delays in setting up a special court to try them on charges of killing two fishermen off the Kerala coast. "This is now a story which...
  • Kerala CM seeks special court to try marines at Kollam 23-03-2013 08:34 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday asked the Centre to set up the special court at Kollam district to conduct the trial of the two Italian marines charged with the killing of two Indian fishermen. In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chandy demanded that the Sessions...
  • Kerala court releases passports of Italian marines 21-12-2012 04:41 PM

    Kollam: Setting the stage for their return to Italy for Christmas, a local court on Friday released the passports of the two Italian marines, facing murder charges in Kerala, after they made an unconditional undertaking that they would return to the state by January 10. The marines appeared before the...
  • Dalai Lama to visit Kerala 06-11-2012 09:23 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will visit Kerala on November 24 in connection with the 80th annual pilgrimage season of Sivagiri Mutt at Varkala near Kollam. Hundreds of spiritual leaders from different Mutts would participate, Sree Narayana Dharma Sanghom Trust general secretary Swami Rithabharananda told a press meet here...
  • Kerala orders CBI probe into attack on teacher 02-11-2011 06:38 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Wednesday gave its nod for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the brutal attack on a school teacher on Sep 27 in Kollam district. Krishna Kumar, a school teacher, was found severely injured around 10.45 p.m. near Kottarakara town, some 70 km from...
  • President's copter develops snag; journey delayed 31-08-2011 11:25 AM

    Kollam: President Pratibha Patil's scheduled departure from Kollam to Thiruvananthapuram has been delayed as the helicopter she was to board developed a technical snag, police said on Wednesday. The President was scheduled to leave by the helicopter from the Ashramam maidan at 10.10 am to attend an official function to...
  • Karnataka, Kerala spar over Madani's arrest 16-08-2010 05:35 PM

    Kollam: Karnataka and Kerala are involved in a bitter war of words over People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Abdul Nasser Madani, the accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial bombings. Karnataka Home Minister VS Acharya said that Kerala had not been cooperating on Madani's arrest. On the other hand Kerala claims...