Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Kerala nun rape case: Complaint filed with state women commission alleging mental harassment

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 23, 2019 9:41:36 AM IST
A nun has lodged a complaint with the Kerala Women's Commission alleging mental harassment in connection with the case concerning former Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of raping another nun.... read..

KSUM, UK's Finastra in pact to boost startups

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
The Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) here on Tuesday signed a pact with UK-based fintech major Finastra to build a partnership that will enable Kerala-based startups to tap the growing demand for technology and solutions by financial services across the worl... read..

Kerala nun case: Victim accuses Franco Mulakkal of harassment

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 23, 2019 1:41:40 PM IST
The nun, who had accused former Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal of rape, has lodged a complaint with the Kerala Women's Commission alleging mental harassment by Mulakkal and his supporters.... read..

Kerala nun rape case: Franco Mulakkal summoned by court on Nov 11

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 23, 2019 1:41:33 PM IST
Former Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, has been summoned by a court in Kerala's Kottayam on November 11.... read..

Kerala Cabinet decides to reduce fines under MV act

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 23, 2019 6:11:41 PM IST
The state cabinet on Wednesday has decided to reduce fines for certain offences which were hiked by the Centre under the new Motor Vehicle Act.... read..

Maradu flat builder surrenders before Kerala court, sent to custody

Kochi (Kerala) | October 23, 2019 5:41:47 PM IST
Paul Raj, the director of one of the four apartment complexes allegedly built in Maradu in violation of the Coastal Act, on Wednesday surrendered before a Kerala court.... read..

Congress MP's wife apologises for 'rape' post on FB

Kochi |Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
After her Facebook post invited criticism, Anna Linda Eden, wife of Hibi Eden, Congress Lok Sabha member from Ernakulam, on Tuesday apologised and said her post, which was withdrawn, meant no offence. It was a message that one should face all situations w... read..

Muthoot Finance raises $450 million from international bond markets

Kochi (Kerala) | October 22, 2019 12:11:32 PM IST
Muthoot Finance Ltd, the largest gold loan company in India, has raised 450 million dollars by selling foreign currency bonds to international investors in its maiden issue of such an instrument.... read..

IMD lifts 'red alert' for rainfall across Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 22, 2019 2:41:40 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday lifted the red alert for rainfall across Kerala.... read..

Malayalam filmmaker to cooperate with police after actress complains

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Malayalam filmmaker Sreekumar Menon on Tuesday assured actress Manju Warrier that he will cooperate with the police on her complaint against him. In a Facebook post, Menon said he came to know about her complaint from friends and the media.... read..

Kerala voters beat rain to vote in good numbers (Round Up)

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Despite heavy rains lashing most places in Kerala, where five by-elections were due on Monday, people came out in good numbers to cast their votes, enthusing three key rival political fronts which feared poll postponement.... read..

Bye-elections in Kerala conducted successfully, peacefully, says CEO Meena

Trivandrum (Kerala) | October 22, 2019 9:11:43 PM IST
Kerala's Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena on Tuesday said that the bye-elections to five assembly constituencies in the state were conducted successfully and peacefully despite heavy rains in the state.... read..

Ex-Congress MLA Abdullakutty made Kerala BJP vice-president

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Congress lawmaker A.P. Abdullakutty who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in June this year was on Tuesday appointed as the vice-president of the BJP in Kerala.... read..

Woman in custody for bogus voting in Kerala

Kasargode (Kerala) |Monday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
A woman was taken into custody on Monday after the presiding officer at the a polling station in Kerala's Manjeswaram Assembly constituency raised a complaint of bogus voting against her.... read..

IMD: Orange alert in various districts of Kerala for two days

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 21, 2019 1:41:42 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued an orange alert and predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall for two days in various districts of Kerala.... read..

Ogbeche the hero as Kerala strike down ATK in ISL opener

Kochi |Monday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Two-time champions ATK scored their 100th goal in the Indian Super League (ISL) but that wasnt enough to see them through in the opening match of ISL Season 6, as hosts Kerala Blasters rallied to script a 2-1 victory at the Jawaharlal Nehru International ... read..

Despite rain, good show by voters in Kerala bypolls

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
All three political fronts in Kerala heaved a sigh of relief, when they saw voters turning up on Monday morning, despite rains, for the five Assembly constituencies elections.... read..

Heavy rain lashes Kochi, water-logging cripples life

Kochi (Kerala) | October 21, 2019 11:41:40 AM IST
All government and private schools in Kochi remain closed on Monday as heavy rainfall lashed the city causing water-logging in several areas.... read..

Heavy rains affect polling in Kerala (Lead)

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Heavy rains dampened voting for bypolls to the five Assembly constituencies in Kerala on Monday morning and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts the showers to continue through the day.... read..

Rains hit voting in Kerala, turnout 30% at noon (Lead)

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
After five hours of polling, the voter turnout in the rain-hit five assembly by-elections in Kerala on Monday touched 30 per cent as the Congress and BJP put up a brave face with the CPI-M looking confident of a good show.... read..

Congress wants voting time at Ernakulam till 8 p.m.

Kochi |Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The Congress on Monday officially asked the district returning officer of Kochi to order for the official voting time at the Ernakulam assembly constituency to be extended till 8 p.m.... read..

ATK, Kerala renew acquaintance in ISL opener

Kochi |Sunday, 2019 8:15:06 PM IST
Kerala Blasters Football Club will host arch-rivals ATK at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here for the opening match of the Indian Super League on Sunday. The two teams have a long history, having met in two finals (2014 and 2016), and the clash is one of t... read..

Veteran CPI-M leader Achuthanandan turns 96

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
V.S. Achuthanandan, a veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and also a former Chief Minister of Kerala, turned 96 on Sunday making him one of the country's oldest politicians.... read..

ISL introduces 'cooling breaks' in accordance with FIFA rules

Kochi |Sunday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
The Indian Super League (ISL) sixth edition will witness 'cooling breaks' starting the 2019-20 season.... read..

Malayalam film music industry now has fast food culture: Composer Jerry Amaldev (Where Are They Now?)

Kochi |Sunday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
He trained as a priest and then realised his calling lay in music. He trained under the legendary Naushad and went to Cornell to hone his skills. Jerry Amaldev burst on the Malayalam film scene in 1995 and composed music for 75 films and then gave it up b... read..

Kerala CM writes to Modi to retain BPCL in public sector

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking that oil major Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited is retained in the public sector.... read..

Will rains play spoilsport to Kerala bypolls?

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
With all ready for Monday's bypolls to five Kerala assembly constituencies -- Vatiyoorkavu, Aroor, Konni, Ernakulam and Manjeswaram, what remains to be seen is - would the rain god play spoilsport?... read..

Kerala serial killer Jolly, accused accomplices back in jail

Kozhikode (Kerala) |Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
A court here on Friday sent alleged serial killer Jolly Thomas and her two accomplices to jail, after the police did not seek further custody of the three accused.... read..

BCCI Jt Secy elect feels the heat as ex-ombudsman cries foul

Kochi |Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
BCCI Joint Secretary elect Jayesh George, who is also the President of the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA), has run into fresh trouble after the 'ousted' ombudsman of KCA, Justice (retd) Ramkumar, on Friday filed an affidavit in the Kerala High Court sta... read..

Court rejects Kerala serial killer Jolly's bail plea

Kozhikode (Kerala) |Saturday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
A court on Saturday rejected the bail application of serial killer Jolly Thomas and her two accomplices, and remanded them to judicial custody till November 2.... read..

Campaigning ends for bypoll to 5 Kerala Assembly seats

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The campaign for bypoll to five Assembly constituencies -- Vatiyoorkavu, Aroor, Konni, Ernakulam and Manjeswaram... read..

Film on Kerala floods make it to Cairo film festival

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2019 5:15:06 PM IST
Malayalam award-winning filmmaker Jayaraj's latest offering, "Roudram 2018", based on the devastating 2018 Kerala floods, will be screened at the International Panorama Section of the 41st Cairo International Film Festival.... read..

Kerala CM urges PM Modi to stop BPCL privatisation plans in 'national interest'

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | October 19, 2019 9:41:51 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to "issue appropriate directions" to stop the proposed privatization of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL).... read..

Kerala prepared for October 21 bypolls: Poll official

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Kerala's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Tika Ram Meena on Friday said all arrangements were in place for the smooth conduct of the by-elections to the five Assembly constituencies scheduled to be held on October 21.... read..

Kerala Minister, Leader of Opposition's row turns personal

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
A row between Kerala's Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala turned personal on Thursday with the former alleging foul play by the latter to fetch his son high marks in the Civil Service interview.... read..

Parties should keep away from caste outfits: Kerala CEO

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Kerala Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena has asked political parties to keep away from caste outfits.... read..

ISL 2019-20 to kick-off with grand opening ceremony

Kochi |Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Indian Super League (ISL) season 2019-20 is all set to kick-off on October 20 when two-time champions ATK take on old rivals Kerala Blasters FC in the yellow brigades den. As the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here is expected to be painted in a sea of yellow, ... read..

Kerala: Case registered against man for giving triple talaq

Kozhikode (Kerala) | October 18, 2019 10:11:32 AM IST
A case has been registered against a man here for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife.... read..

Fracas between actor, producer in Kerala could turn ugly

Kochi |Friday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
A controversy has broken out in the Kerala film industry, with producer Joby George telling the media on Thursday that he has been cheated by upcoming actor Shane Nigam.... read..

Vatican dismisses appeal by Kerala nun who protested against tainted Bishop

Ernakulam (Kerala) | October 17, 2019 3:41:46 PM IST
The Congregation of Oriental Churches in the Vatican has dismissed an appeal by a Kerala nun, Sister Lucy Kalappura against her dismissal from Franciscan Clarist Congregation.... read..

Kerala bypolls outcome could be a harbinger of things

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Even though the outcome of the five Kerala assembly by-polls is not going to make any difference to the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left government, as it has at present 91 seats in the 140-member Kerala Assembly, this could well be the harbinger of the upcoming... read..

Kerala: Ramesh Chennithala meets Governor over alleged marks scandal

Trivandrum (Kerala) | October 17, 2019 4:41:32 AM IST
Kerala's Leader of the Opposition, Ramesh Chennithala launched a scathing attack on Higher Education Minister, KT Jaleel over an alleged marks scandal and said that the entire university examination system has failed.... read..

Three arrested in illegal Kochi flats case

Kochi |Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The Kerala Police's Crime Branch, probing if there was a nexus between officials and builders in the apartment complex whose demolition was ordered by the Supreme Court for violating the Coastal Regulation Zone rules, on Tuesday arrested three people, a t... read..

Kochi Maradu Flats demolition case: Crime branch to confiscate property of builders

Kochi (Kerala) | October 16, 2019 4:41:43 PM IST
The Kerala Police Crime branch on Wednesday requested to confiscate the property of the builders of the Maradu flats.... read..

Kerala bypolls: Nair community's stand a boon for UDF?

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
On the eve of five assembly by-elections in Kerala to be held on Monday, the political stand taken by the Hindu-Nair community's social organisation - the Nair Service Society (NSS) on the issue of protecting faith, has turned out to be a boon for the Con... read..

Kochi Maradu flats demolition case: 3 accused to be produced in court today

Kochi (Kerala) | October 16, 2019 2:41:42 PM IST
The three accused in the case of constructing flats in Maradu, in violation of the Coastal Act will be produced before the Muvattupuzha Vigilance Court on Wednesday.... read..

Court extends police custody of three accused in Kozhikode serial murder case

Kozhikode (Kerala) | October 16, 2019 10:11:36 PM IST
A local court here on Wednesday extended the police custody of three accused in the Kozhikode serial murder case by two days.... read..
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