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Sunday prayers reduced to few churches amid lockdown in Kerala's Kottayam

Kottayam (Kerala) | June 13, 2021 1:14:40 PM IST
Amid lockdown in Kerala's Kottayam, Sunday prayers have been reduced to a few churches, while other churches remain closed.... read..
 

BJP leaders quit party over sedition charges against Lakshadweep filmmaker

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Two days after the Kavaratti Police sent a notice to Lakshadweep filmmaker Ayesha Sultana to appear before it on June 20 in connection with her remarks about the spread of Covid in the island, a bunch of BJP leaders quit the party in protest against level... read..
 

BJP members who resigned over Aisha Sultana sedition case were 'terrorised', says Kerala BJP Vice President

Kochi (Kerala) | June 13, 2021 1:44:53 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members in Lakshadweep who resigned over the sedition case against filmmaker Aisha Sultana were "terrorised and coerced" into doing so, said BJP Kerala State Vice President KS Radhakrishnan on Saturday.... read..
 

ENA from tapioca possible, but funds lacking for pilot project

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Kerala Finance Minister K.N. Balagopal in his maiden budget speech delivered last week had suggested looking into value addition and one area that he mentioned was production of extra neutral alcohol (ENA) from tapioca.... read..
 

Covid TPR in Kerala falls, but deaths remain high

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
For the first time in the last few weeks, the Covid test positivity rate (TPR) in Kerala fell to 12.72 per cent, but the death tally continues to be high, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a statement on Saturday.... read..
 

Raised demand to slash GST on Covid products to zero: Kerala FM

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
New Kerala Finance Minister K.N. Balagopal on Saturday expressed happiness in the way things went about at the GST Council meeting, saying even though he raised the issue of reducing GST rates to zero on Covid related products, it did not happen.... read..
 

15 Lakshadweep BJP members resign after sedition case filed against filmmaker Aisha Sultana

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 12, 2021 6:14:49 PM IST
About 15 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers in Lakshadweep resigned from the party after a sedition case was filed against filmmaker Aisha Sultana allegedly for her comments against the Centre's COVID-19 management in the union territory.... read..
 

Kerala auto driver fined Rs 2K garners sympathy

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
Strange are the ways the Kerala Police behaves and by now on account of the strict lockdown several complaints against them have come up. But eyebrows were raised when Paripally police near Kollam fined an auto driver Rs 2,000, when he ventured out to rel... read..
 

Things improving on Covid front, but still long road ahead: Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that things are slowly getting better on the Covid front as there is improvement in test positivity rate (TPR) and the number of daily cases, but control and precautions should continue, as the figures... read..
 

Left, UDF extend support to Lakshadweep filmmaker Aisha Sulthana, demand withdrawal of sedition case

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 12, 2021 10:14:29 PM IST
Several political leaders, including Kerala Minister V Sivankutty, Congress leader MM Hassan have extended their support to filmmaker Aisha Sulthana after a sedition case was filed against her for criticising the administration's management of COVID-19 in... read..
 

Doc dances to woo Kerala tribal's to take Covid vax

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
The Attapadi areas where a sizeable tribal population lives in Palakkad district has been unwilling to get vaccinated against Covid-19, so a doctor went out of the way to encourage them -- he decided to dance and woo them to get the inoculation done.... read..
 

Reposing faith in country, mother of jailed alleged IS supporter waits hopefully

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
A housewife Bindhu, on Saturday reposed faith in her country and hoped that India will do the needful to bring back her daughter Nimisha, presently in jail in Kabul for allegedly being an Islamic State supporter.... read..
 

Kerala CM announces 100-day action plan to tide over COVID-triggered economic slump, promises 77,350 job opportunities

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 12, 2021 7:14:32 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF government on Friday announced a 100-day action plan to advance the achievements of health, education and social security amid the COVID-19. The plan will be implemented from June 11 to September 19.... read..
 

Missing for 11 years, Kerala woman found living near her home secretly with lover

Palakkad (Kerala) | June 11, 2021 6:14:28 AM IST
A girl from Palakkad district of Kerala, who went missing in 2010, has been traced 11 years after her family had filed a missing complaint. The girl, now 28 years old, was found living all these years with her lover in a house, which is barely 500 metres ... read..
 

CAG pulls up Kerala govt over arrears in revenue, calls for urgent intervention

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 11, 2021 6:14:29 AM IST
The cash strapped Kerala government has revenue arrears to the tune of Rs 20,146.39 crore of which Rs 5,765.84 crore is outstanding for more than 5 years, said the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, calling for urgent intervention from the governme... read..
 

Vijayan urged not to sanction liquor license to Civil Officers club

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2021 9:45:06 PM IST
Veteran anti-liquor campaigner and senior Congress leader V.M.Sudheeran on Friday wrote to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan that under no circumstances should he give sanction to serve liquor in the Civil Services Officers Institute in the state capital.... read..
 

'Why is Rahul silent on felling of rosewood trees in Wayanad?'

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The alleged scam pertaining to the felling of centuries-old rosewood trees in Kerala's Wayanad district by flouting norms took a new turn on Friday with the BJP asking the Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi to break his silence on the matter.... read..
 

Covid TPR in Kerala comes down, but deaths stay high

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Thursday that another 14,424 people tested Covid positive out of the 1,07,250 samples sent for testing in the past 24 hours.... read..
 

6.61 pc Kerala's population fully vaccinated against Covid-19: Health Minister

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 11, 2021 11:44:48 PM IST
A total of 26.2 per cent of Kerala's population has been vaccinated with the first dose of COVID 19 vaccine and 6.61 per cent has been administered the second dose, state health minister Veena George said on Friday.... read..
 

Delta variant more prevalent in COVID second wave in Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 11, 2021 10:44:28 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that the more dangerous Delta variant of the Coronavirus was more prevalent in Kerala during the outbreak of the second wave of Covid in the State and added that the threat of the second wave is now ov... read..
 

Lakshadweep Police registers sedition case against filmmaker Aisha Sultana

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 11, 2021 11:14:27 AM IST
Lakshadweep police registered a case against filmmaker Aisha Sultana with charges of sedition and hate speech on Thursday.... read..
 

Kochi flat rape case: Police nab main accused from Thrissur

Kochi (Kerala) | June 11, 2021 8:44:28 AM IST
The main accused in case of alleged rape and torture of a 27-year-old woman in a flat at Kochi from February 15 to March 8 was arrested by police from Thrissur district on Thursday night.... read..
 

Sedition charges against Lakshadweep filmmaker Ayesha Sulthana

Kochi |Friday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The Kavaratti Police has served a notice to leading Lakshadweep film personality Ayesha Sulthana to appear before it on June 20, in connection with her remarks made on a Malayalam TV channel about the spread of Covid in the island.... read..
 

Kerala: Woman set ablaze by live-in partner after argument over posting video online, dies

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 11, 2021 2:44:31 AM IST
A woman, who was allegedly set ablaze by her live-in partner following a dispute over posting a video on Instagram, succumbed to her injuries at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College on Thursday.... read..
 

Paid Rs 25L bribe to Kerala forest officials, claims timber dealer

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
A timber dealer named Rojy Augustine, who is presently in the dock after forest officials alleged that he had felled expensive rosewood trees in Keralas Wayanad, claimed on Thursday that he had cut the trees as per the rules and to get the necessary paper... read..
 

Kerala to tap potential of heritage, pilgrimage tourism, to declare major destinations as 100 cent COVID vaccinated

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 10, 2021 12:44:45 PM IST
To tide over the COVID-induced crisis in the tourism sector, Kerala will develop new heritage and pilgrimage tourism destinations to attract maximum domestic tourist arrivals, said Tourism Minister PA Mohammed Riyas on Thursday.... read..
 

Kerala to tap potential of heritage, pilgrimage tourism, to declare major destinations as 100 pc COVID vaccinated

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 10, 2021 12:44:44 PM IST
To tide over the COVID-induced crisis in the tourism sector, Kerala will develop new heritage and pilgrimage tourism destinations to attract maximum domestic tourist arrivals, said Tourism Minister PA Mohammed Riyas on Thursday.... read..
 

In love, Muslim man conceals and takes care of Hindu wife for 10 yrs

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
"Love is blind" goes the old saying and it happened in Kerala's sleepy village in Palakkad, where a Muslim man looked after and concealed his Hindu wife for a decade.... read..
 

Covid TPR in Kerala still high as 16,204 new cases registered

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that 16,204 people tested Covid positive out of 1,15,022 samples sent for testing in the past 24 hours, showing the state's test positivity rate (TPR) was still at a high 14.09 per cent.... read..
 

Now, Kerala BJP leaders complain to Governor of being targeted

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
A delegation of top Kerala BJP leaders, led by former Union Minister and former party legislator O. Rajagopal, on Wednesday met Governor Arif Mohammed Khan to complain that the present LDF government is out to "tarnish" the party's image and "harass" its ... read..
 

Kerala BJP takes to streets to protest against vendetta politics

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 PM IST
A day after a delegation of top Kerala BJP leaders, met Governor Arif Mohammed Khan to complain that the Pinarayi Vijayan government is out to "tarnish" the party's image and "harass" its leaders out of "political vendetta", the party on Thursday is organ... read..
 

Ensure there is no digital divide, Vijayan to telecom providers

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
With a third wave of the Covid pandemic expected and school students unlikely to return to classes for a while, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday asked telecom internet providers to see that they beef up connectivity across the state.... read..
 

Kerala HC refuses stay in rosewood scam case

Kochi |Wednesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
If it was the opposition which took up the case where rosewood trees worth Rs 10 crore were cut down in the interior areas of Wayanad in the assembly on Tuesday, it was the turn of the Kerala high court on Wednesday when it refused to stay the case, after... read..
 

Kerala CM assures internet connectivity, digital devices for all children

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 9, 2021 10:14:33 PM IST
Kerala Government will ensure digital education of all children in the state, especially the ones living in Tribal areas, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday.... read..
 

Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA arrests 35th accused Muhammad Mansoor

Kochi (Kerala) | June 9, 2021 6:44:51 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) made the 35th arrest in the Kerala gold smuggling case that came to light in 2019 after a consignment camouflaged as diplomatic baggage was busted by the Customs in Thiruvananthapuram.... read..
 

Lakshadweep admin implementing Sangh Parivar agenda: Congress

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Lakshadweep Pradesh Congress Committee president Muhammed Hamdulla Sayeed has slammed the Union Territory administrator Praful G. Patel for his acts in the island, accusing him of implementing the agenda of the Sangh Parivar. He said, this will be opposed... read..
 

Kerala BJP leaders meet Governor, allege 'gross abuse of police machinery' by LDF government

By Arun Jayan

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 9, 2021 6:44:50 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party's Kerala unit on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to Governor Arif Mohammad Khan alleging "gross abuse of police machinery" by the state government to tarnish the image of the party and to harass its leaders out of political vendett... read..
 

No respite in Covid cases in Kerala, TPR hovers above 14%

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Kerala's Covid test positivity rate (TPR) continues to hover near the 15 per cent mark as 15,567 people turned positive on Tuesday from 1,09,979 samples was tested in the past 24 hours, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.... read..
 

No bail yet for Bineesh Kodiyeri

Bengaluru/Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
The bail application of Bineesh Kodiyeri - younger son of former CPI-M Kerala state secretary and politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, could not be taken up on Wednesday in the Karnataka High Court. It has been posted for the next week.... read..
 

Kerala cabinet gives nod to set up COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing unit

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 9, 2021 11:14:39 PM IST
The Kerala Cabinet has given a nod for the setting up of a COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing unit at the Life Science Park at Thonnakkal, Thiruvananthapuram.... read..
 

New software to be used for reporting COVID-19 deaths in Kerala: CM

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 9, 2021 11:44:27 PM IST
New software will be used to report COVID-related deaths in Kerala from June 15, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed on Wednesday.... read..
 

Kerala: JRP leader releases audio clips of conversation between CK Janu and BJP's K Surendran

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 9, 2021 9:44:26 AM IST
Janathipathya Rashtriya Party (JRP) leader Praseetha Azhikode on Tuesday released purported audio clips where Kerala BJP president K Surendran is being heard asking CK Janu to meet him.... read..
 

K. Sudhakaran is Congress' new Kerala chief, stresses unity (2nd Lead)

Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi |Wednesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Congress veteran K. Sudhakaran was on Tuesday appointed as the party's new Kerala unit President.... read..
 

Kerala HC asks Centre to spell out its new vax policy

Kochi |Tuesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
The Kerala High Court has asked the central government to spell out its new vaccine policy on Wednesday.... read..
 

Kerala extends lockdown till June 16, Covid toll crosses 10K

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
The lockdown in Kerala, which was to have ended on June 9, has been extended by a week, while the Covid death toll in the state crossed 10,000 on Monday.... read..
 

Kerala lady complains of atrocities by live-in partner

Kochi |Tuesday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
A Kerala lady has complained to the local police here of being brutally assaulted by her live-in partner for several days at a flat in which they were living, police said.... read..
 

Decks cleared for Kannur Cong veteran Sudhakaran as new president

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Barring any last minute hiccups, decks have been cleared for Kannur Congress veteran K. Sudhakaran to be appointed as the new party president of Kerala.... read..
 

Kerala Opposition walks out from Assembly over illegal felling of trees in Wayanad

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 8, 2021 7:14:32 PM IST
The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) leaders on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Kerala Assembly, alleging that the Left government of shielding culprits in the illegal recent mass felling and smuggling of trees by forest mafia in the revenue l... read..
 

Gangster Ravi Pujari sent to 14-day judicial custody in 2018 beauty parlour shooting case

Kochi (Kerala) | June 8, 2021 7:14:40 PM IST
The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Kochi on Tuesday remanded gangster Ravi Pujari to judicial custody till June 22 in connection with 2018 beauty parlour shooting case.... read..
 

Efforts on to bridge digital divide among students : Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 8, 2021 12:14:36 PM IST
Following the Opposition's concerns regarding the digital divide existing in Kerala causing hardship to students pursuing online education, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan assured the state Assembly that steps are being taken to find a solution.... read..
 

28 held, 370 cases registered in Kerala Police's crackdown on child pornography

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | June 8, 2021 12:14:34 PM IST
In a major crackdown on those involved in child pornography, the Kerala Police has arrested 28 persons and registered 370 cases after a state-wide raid conducted against the viewing and sharing of objectionable content related to children.... read..
 
 
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