Wednesday, March 22, 2023

LIFE mission case: Court sends Santosh Eapen to ED custody

Kochi (Kerala) | March 22, 2023 4:05:36 PM IST
Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) Court at Kochi on Tuesday, sent Santosh Eapen, the managing director of Unitac Builders to ED custody till March 23, in connection with the alleged LIFE Mission scam case.... read..

Kerala Governor presents maiden 'Kerala Puraskarngal' awards, M T Vasudevan Nair awarded state's highest civilian honour

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 22, 2023 10:05:01 AM IST
Kerala Governor Arif Muhammad Khan has presented maiden 'Kerala Puraskarngal', the state awards to the eminent personalities who have made an outstanding contribution in various spheres of social life.... read..

LIFE Mission case: Court extends Kerala CM's former Principal Secy Sivasankar's judicial custody till April 4

Kochi (Kerala) | March 22, 2023 1:36:52 AM IST
A Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of M Sivasankar, former Principal Secretary to the Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, in connection with the LIFE Mission scam case till April 4.... read..

"Coming to Wayanad is like coming home": Rahul Gandhi

Wayanad (Kerala) | March 22, 2023 12:04:41 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is currently on a visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Wayanad in Kerala, on Tuesday said it is his top priority to work for the betterment of the people and the place which is like a "home" to him.... read..

Kerala govt alerts all districts amid rise in Covid-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 22, 2023 8:06:36 PM IST
Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Wednesday flagged concerns regarding Covid-19 infections and said that there has been a slight increase in Covid cases in the state.... read..

Opposition MLAs will start and indefinite strike in Assembly's well, says Kerala LoP VD Satheesan

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 21, 2023 4:06:14 PM IST
Amid the Congress-led UDF's persistent agitation against the "arrogant" approach of the LDF government over a number of demands put forth by it, the Kerala assembly was on Tuesday adjourned till Thursday.... read..

Kerala: Woman assaulted on road in state capital, two police officers suspended

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 21, 2023 12:06:17 AM IST
Two civil police officers of Kerala Police were suspended on Monday for their alleged lapses in handling an assault case in the city that took place on March 19 in Thiruvananthapuram, the official said.... read..

Indian Grand Prix 1: Krishan Kumar wins 800m, meets Asiad standard; long-jumper Ancy Sojan excels

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
Haryana's Krishan Kumar stepped up the pace approaching the halfway mark and topped the men's 800m in the Indian Grand Prix 1 at the Laxmibai National College of Physical Education here on Monday.... read..

Kerala assembly adjourned sine die amid Congress-led UDF's persistent agitation

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 21, 2023 4:34:59 PM IST
Amid the Congress-led UDF's persistent agitation against the "arrogant" approach of the LDF government over a number of demands put forth by it, the Kerala assembly was adjourned on Tuesday sine die.... read..

World Bank to assist Kerala in waste management projects

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 21, 2023 6:36:09 PM IST
Kerala government on Tuesday said World Bank is ready to provide assistance for its waste management projects.... read..

Kerala: ED arrests Santhosh Eapen in LIFE Mission Scam Case

Kochi (Kerala) | March 21, 2023 1:04:15 AM IST
Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday arrested Santhosh Eapen, the managing director of Unitac Builders in the LIFE Mission Scam Case, confirmed ED sources.... read..

Police register case against Kerala Congress chief K Sudhakaran following his speech last week in front of Kochi Corporation

Kochi (Kerala) | March 20, 2023 8:35:21 PM IST
Ernakulam Central Police registered a case against Kerala Congress president K Sudhakaran following his speech last week in front of Kochi Corporation.... read..

Kerala Assembly faces adjournment due to protest by Opposition

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 20, 2023 10:34:19 AM IST
Amid heavy protest by the Congress-led Opposition, the Kerala Assembly was adjourned shortly after it began on Monday till 11 am.... read..

"Will vote for BJP if it increases the rubber price," says Kerala Arch Bishop

Thalassery (Kerala) | March 20, 2023 12:06:49 AM IST
The Catholic Arch Bishop Mar Joseph Pamplany has said that the migrant farmers of state's church will vote for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the next Lok Sabha elections if the ruling party at the Centre increases the rubber price by Rs 300 per kg.... read..

"Will stage nationwide protests against this": Kerala LoP on Delhi police visit to Rahul Gandhi's house

Kochi (Kerala) | March 20, 2023 1:36:05 AM IST
Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly VD Satheesan on Sunday hit out at the Central government after a team led by Special CP (Law and Order) visited Rahul Gandhi's residence to seek information on the 'sexual harassment' victims that he mentioned i... read..

Kerala: Church priest counters Archbishop's statement on supporting BJP

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2023 1:45:08 AM IST
Capuchin church priest and the editor of 'Indian Currents' weekly, Father Suresh Mathew, said on Sunday that Archbishop Mar Joseph Pamplany's statement on supporting the BJP cannot be taken as the stand of the Christians in Kerala, though attempts have be... read..

Kerala HC cancels assembly election result of Devikulam constituency

Kochi (Kerala) | March 20, 2023 2:35:45 PM IST
The Kerala High Court on Monday cancelled the result of the assembly election held at Devikulam constituency in Idukki district, noting that the MLA does not qualify to contest from the constituency.... read..

Padma Lakshmi becomes Kerala's first transgender advocate

Kochi (Kerala) | March 20, 2023 7:34:49 PM IST
Padma Lakshmi, a native of Edappally in Kochi, has scripted history by enrolling as the first advocate from the transgender community in the state of Kerala.... read..

Online news channels publishing sleaze more than news: Kerala HC

Kochi (Kerala) | March 20, 2023 8:35:26 PM IST
The Kerala High Court on Monday heavily criticised online news channels, saying "they are in the habit of publishing sleaze more than news." The court also observed that the media in certain cases was misusing its power as the fourth estate.... read..

In no way is the attack on PM, BJP an 'attack on India': Rahul Gandhi retorts amid row over UK remarks

Wayanad (Kerala) | March 20, 2023 10:35:51 PM IST
Hitting back at the Bharatiya Janata Party over its persistent attack for remarks in the UK, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, or the RSS is in no way an attack on India.... read..

Kerala: Medical college hospital attendant arrested for sexually assaulting woman who underwent surgery

Kozhikode (Kerala) | March 20, 2023 6:05:54 PM IST
Kozhikode Police has arrested a 55-year-old attendant for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman who underwent surgery at the medical college, police said on Monday.... read..

"Tactics to divert attention from Adani issue," KC Venugopal slams Delhi Police's visit to Rahul Gandhi's house

Kochi (Kerala) | March 19, 2023 4:05:19 PM IST
The AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal on Sunday accused the central government of diverting the people from the Adani issue, after the Special CP (L&O) Sagar Preet Hooda reached Rahul Gandhi's residence on Sunday.... read..

"Violators are now pretending to be victims": Anurag Thakur blasts Rahul Gandhi over democracy remark

Kochi (Kerala) | March 19, 2023 5:40:12 AM IST
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur, took a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday saying that the democratic backbone or structure of India remains intact and will stand the test of time regardless of "illogical opinio... read..

Lawyer daughter appears as counsel for mother, gets parole for father to attend her wedding

Kochi |Sunday, 2023 1:45:16 AM IST
The Kerala High Court, after giving compassionate hearing to a petition, filed by the wife of one of Kerala's dreaded criminals 'Ripper' Jayanandan and argued by his lawyer daughter, granted permission to him to attend her wedding.... read..

Under PM Modi's leadership, India's sports culture has found an invigorated momentum: Union Minister Anurag Thakur

Kochi (Kerala) | March 19, 2023 12:05:28 AM IST
Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur said on Saturday that incorporating sports into the curriculum is essential for a well-rounded education.... read..

India highest-ranked G20 country according to Climate Change Performance Index '23: RBI Guv

Kochi (Kerala) | March 18, 2023 1:35:03 PM IST
Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta has said India is the "highest-ranked G20 country according to the Climate Change Performance Index 2023" and is also the "5th best-performing country globally".... read..

President Murmu lauds Kerala performance on welfare indices at civic reception

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 18, 2023 4:34:07 AM IST
Presiden Droupadi Murmu on Friday graced a civic reception hosted in her honour by the Kerala government and released 'Chuvadu', a booklet on 'Kudumbasree', one of the largest women's self-help networks in the world.... read..

Cochin Shipyard Ltd bags International Order for World's First Zero-Emission Feeder Container Vessel

Kochi (Kerala) | March 18, 2023 12:04:13 AM IST
Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has received an international order for the world's first zero-emission feeder container vessel. The vessel will be powered using Hydrogen Fuel Cells ultimately, with Green Hydrogen.... read..

India has well-regulated and well-supervised banking sector: RBI Governor

Kochi |Saturday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday gave a thumbs up to the country's banking system, while stressing how recent developments in the US have brought to the fore the criticality of banking sector regulation and supervision.... read..

NGT order of Rs 100 crores a setback for State govt, Corporation: Kerala Opposition leader VD Satheesan

Kochi (Kerala) | March 18, 2023 10:35:08 PM IST
Opposition leader VD Satheesan on Saturday said that the verdict of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) awarding Rs 100 crores as environment compensation against Kochi Corporation in Brahmapuram waste plant fire incident is a setback for the state governme... read..

Kerala CM "obsessed with himself" and can't take questions: Cong MLA Shafi Parambil

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 18, 2023 4:35:32 PM IST
Congress MLA Shafi Parambil on Saturday said that the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has been "obsessed with himself" to a level that he could not take any questions."... read..

Investigating officers, public prosecutors showing laxity in cases under NDPS Act: Kerala HC

Kochi (Kerala) | March 18, 2023 12:04:25 AM IST
Kerala High Court has asked the Director General of Prosecution and the Kerala State Police Chief to take appropriate action for imparting requisite training and refresher courses to the officers following the observation that the investigating officers a... read..

Gold worth Rs 1.40 cr seized at Kochi airport in 2 separate cases

Kochi (Kerala) | March 18, 2023 7:35:19 PM IST
Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the Customs department has seized 2669.38 grams of gold worth Rs 1.40 crores at Kochi airport in two separate cases, officials said on Saturday.... read..

RBI Guv stresses on availability, affordability of grievance redressal mechanism in digital payments

Kochi (Kerala) | March 18, 2023 3:35:39 PM IST
Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das on Saturday stressed the importance of the availability and affordability of an expeditious grievance redressal mechanism in digital payments.... read..

"Kerala CM should clarify how much money received from World Bank..." BJP questions govt on Brahmapuram fire

Kochi (Kerala) | March 17, 2023 10:35:45 PM IST
Cornering the Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala over Brahmapuram fire incident, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief K Surendran on Friday asked the chief minister to inform how much money the state has received from the World Bank, Central Government, ... read..

Value addition of rubber, coir need of the hour: Experts

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2023 3:15:08 AM IST
India should scale up value-addition of abundantly available regional resources like rubber and coir to tap the increasing domestic and international market for such products, said experts on Thursday.... read..

Kerala Assembly adjourned amid Opposition protest; Speaker switches off LoP's mike

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 17, 2023 1:06:28 PM IST
Kerala Assembly was adjourned shortly after it began with Speaker A N Shamsheer running through the day's proceedings amidst protest by the Congress led Opposition.... read..

"Central government offered help..." Kerala BJP Chief Surendran on Brahmapuram fire

Kochi (Kerala) | March 17, 2023 3:37:06 PM IST
Kerala Bhartiya Janta Party Chief K Surendran on Friday took a jibe at Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and said that the Central government offered help to the State Government in the Brahmapuram fire issue, but the state government did not reply.... read..

Kerala: President Murmu visits Mata Amritanandamayi Math in Kollam

Kollam (Kerala) | March 17, 2023 6:04:43 PM IST
Amritapuri Ashram witnessed a historic moment on Friday as President Droupadi Murmu visited the Mata Amritanandamayi Math in Amritapuri.... read..

Setback for Governor Arif Mohammad Khan in Kerala HC

Kochi(Kerala) | March 17, 2023 8:33:54 PM IST
The Kerala High Court on Friday quashed the resolution made by Governor Arif Mohammad Khan suspending the decisions of the Syndicate and the board of governors of A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU).... read..

Developments in US banking system drives home importance of prudent asset-liability and risk management: RBI governor

Kochi (Kerala) | March 17, 2023 9:34:11 PM IST
Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das, referring to the Silicon Valley Bank shutdown and its aftereffects, said that the developments in the US banking system have brought to the fore the criticality of banking sector regulation and supervision.... read..

Immense potential, possibilities to expand India-Japan relationship: Envoy Kenji Miyata

Kochi (Kerala), | March 17, 2023 11:33:59 PM IST
Japanese envoy on Friday underscored that there are immense possibilities and potential to expand the relationship and cooperation between India and Japan.... read..

Kerala: Wild elephant tramples man to death in Kannur's Aralam Farm

Kannur (Kerala) | March 17, 2023 11:34:26 PM IST
A 43-year-old tribal man was trampled to death by a wild elephant inside Kannur's Aralam Farm on Friday afternoon, the official confirmed.... read..

PFI wanted to convert India into Islamic country by 2047: NIA chargesheet

Kochi (Kerala) | March 17, 2023 9:33:49 PM IST
National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday submitted the chargesheet in the case against Popular Front of India (PFI) following the nationwide raid against its cadres and members. The chargesheet was submitted in the Special NIA Court at Kochi.... read..

Kochi: Congress stage protest in front of Corporation demanding Mayor's resignation

Kochi (Kerala) | March 16, 2023 11:34:33 PM IST
The Congress party on Thursday organised a day-long protest in front of the Kochi Corporation demanding the resignation of Kochi Mayor M Anilkumar over the Brahmapuram yard fire incident.... read..

Kerala Assembly adjourned as deadlock between Opposition and ruling coalition continues

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 16, 2023 4:04:57 PM IST
The Kerala Assembly session was adjourned on Thursday after a deadlock between the opposition and the ruling party continued over a clash in the house.... read..

Kerala LoP Satheesan cheating secular Congress: Minister P.A Riyas

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 16, 2023 4:05:00 AM IST
Kerala Minister of Public Works and Tourism P.A. Muhammed Riyas on Wednesday said the Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly, VD Satheesan, was "cheating the secular Congress".... read..

Droupadi Murmu presents President's colour to INS Dronacharya

Kochi (Kerala) | March 16, 2023 11:34:36 PM IST
President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday presented the President's Colour to INS Dronacharya in Kerala's Kochi.... read..

Brahmapuram fire: Swapna Suresh attacks Kerala CM, alleges role of his "right hand" in plant's deal

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 15, 2023 10:04:54 AM IST
Swapna Suresh, the prime accused in Kerala gold smuggling case, on Tuesday came down heavily on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, alleging that his former principal secretary was involved in the Brahmapuram plant's deal.... read..

President Murmu to dedicate to nation technical books translated into Malayalam on March 17

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 15, 2023 3:04:45 AM IST
President Droupadi Murmu will dedicate the Technical Books of Diploma and Engineering, which have been translated into Malayalam by Digital University Kerala (DUK), to the nation at a function at Uday Palace Convention Centre, Kowdiar on March 17, an offi... read..

Kerala: Two BJP workers attacked in Palakkad, police register case

Palakkad (Kerala) | March 15, 2023 8:34:01 AM IST
A case was registered after three people including two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers were allegedly assaulted with weapons, police said on Wednesday.... read..
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