Sunday, September 20, 2020

Kerala records single-day high of 4,644 corona cases

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Kerala on Saturday recorded its single-day high of 4,644 coronavirus cases, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. Eighteen more COVID-19 fatalities took the state's death toll to 519.... read..

With 4,696 new COVID-19 cases, Kerala's active count reaches 39,415

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 20, 2020 8:12:25 PM IST
Kerala reported 4,696 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total number of active cases in the state till date to 39,415, said the state government.... read..

Ernakulam Court remands three Al-Qaeda operatives to NIA custody

Ernakulam (Kerala) | September 20, 2020 6:12:20 PM IST
The Judicial First Class Magistrate Court at Ernakulam remanded three Al-Qaeda operatives - Murshid Hasan, Mosaraf Hoseen and Yakub Biswas - arrested on Saturday by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).... read..

IMD issues red alerts for 8 districts in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 20, 2020 5:42:14 PM IST
Heavy rains lashed various parts of Kerala, after India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a red alert for eight districts of the state--Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, and Kasaragod.... read..

Kerala: Battle over St Mary's Church Manarcad intensifies (Ld)

Kottayam |Sunday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
The ongoing factional feud in the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church is all set to take a turn for the worse after a sub-court here asked the district authorities to hand over the famed and hugely popular St Mary's Church at Manarcad near here to the Orthod... read..

Vijayan: Won't answer if the same journalist asks too many questions

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayans antipathy for probing questions from journalists is known to everybody and blowing his top during press conferences is also well-known.... read..

IMD issues red alert for 4 Kerala districts

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 20, 2020 1:42:23 PM IST
After heavy rains lashed several parts of Kerala on Sunday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued red alerts for the Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, and Kasaragod districts of the state.... read..

Kerala has failed in anti-terror activities: BJP

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Successive governments in Kerala have failed in anti-terror activities said State BJP president K.Surendran on Saturday.... read..

Goof up in Kerala hospital as wrong body handed over to kin

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
It was a costly goof up by the authorities at the Palakkad district hospital in Kerala, when a tribal woman's body was handed over to another family, whose member had died and tested Covid positive.... read..

Al-Qaeda men nabbed from Kochi, rented homes during lockdown (2nd Ld)

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday busted an inter-state module of Al Qaeda operatives as it conducted raids in West Bengal and Kerala on Saturday morning. Three of the nine Qaeda men were arrested from Ernakulam district.... read..

Customs register two cases against Kerala govt for accepting consignments by UAE for personal use

Kochi (Kerala) | September 19, 2020 9:12:17 AM IST
The Customs department has registered two cases against the Kerala government for allegedly accepting consignments of Quran and 18,000 kg of dates imported by the UAE consulate officials for their personal use through diplomatic channels, officials inform... read..

Red alert in Kannur district as heavy rain lashes parts of Kerala

Kannur (Kerala) | September 19, 2020 6:12:25 PM IST
A two-day red alert was issued for Kannur district as heavy rains affected several parts of Kerala.... read..

Chandy marks golden jubilee as legislator, receives tributes

Kottayam (Kerala) |Friday, 2020 6:45:06 AM IST
It was a day that all present-day politicians would dream for, but was a reality for one of Kerala's most popular leaders - Congress veteran Oommen Chandy as he was on Thursday honoured for completing 50 years as a legislator on the trot from the same con... read..

Guest workers found COVID positive shall be segregated, not allowed to work till recovery: Kerala Govt

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 18, 2020 10:42:21 AM IST
Kerala government has issued revised instructions for quarantine norms for guest workers, specialised workers visiting Kerala from other states and standard operating procedure (SOP) for registration in Covid-19 Jagratha portal to ensure proper quarantine... read..

Kerala records highest one-day spike of 4,351 Covid cases

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Kerala on Thursday registered the highest one-day spike of 4,351 Covid cases, health officials said.... read..

Kerala gold smuggling case: NIA questions Jaleel for over 8 hours (Ld)

Kochi |Friday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Two days after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan gave a clean chit to the state's Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel in the Kerala gold smuggling case, the latter was summoned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday and was question... read..

Elephant found dead in Kerala's Malappuram

Malappuram (Kerala) | September 18, 2020 10:12:16 AM IST
A male elephant aged between 18-20 years from the Mettupalayam forest range in Coimbatore was found dead on Thursday in the jungles of Nilgiris. The animal was injured and the Forest Department had made arrangements to tranquilise him for the treatment bu... read..

Action against fake news won't affect media freedom: Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 18, 2020 2:12:14 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday clarified that the police arrangements to take action against fake news is not targetted at any specific individuals and will not affect media freedom in any way.... read..

Kerala HC refers plea seeking probe against Supplyco to division bench

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 18, 2020 1:42:20 AM IST
The Kerala High Court on Thursday referred the plea seeking probe into the alleged distribution of sub-standard Onam kits by Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco), to a division bench.... read..

Rise in Kerala Covid cases makes Shailaja face reality

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Gone are the days when Kerala State Health Minister K. K.Shailaja was omnipresent in the TV channels taking all the accolades, when the Covid pandemic was gripping the country and Kerala was fighting it, but today she is hardly visible.... read..

Quran takes centre stage in Kerala Gold Smuggling case

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The controversial Kerala gold smuggling case appears to have taken a new turn with the Holy Quran now taking centre stage.... read..

Record 3,830 more corona cases in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Kerala on Wednesday registered it highest 3,830 coronavirus cases in a single day.... read..

Gold smuggling case: Widespread protests in Kerala demanding K T Jaleel's resignation

Kochi (Kerala) | September 17, 2020 4:42:32 PM IST
Several Congress workers were detained as they staged massive protests outside the office of National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Kochi on Thursday, demanding State Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel's resignation.... read..

Wreath laying ceremony of Naik Aneesh Thomas held in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 17, 2020 5:42:24 PM IST
The wreath-laying ceremony of Naik Aneesh Thomas who lost his life in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan at the Sunderbani Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, was conducted at the Thiruvananthapuram Airport here on Thursday.... read..

ISL: Versatile youngster Puitea joins Kerala Blasters FC

Kochi (Kerala) | September 17, 2020 9:12:27 AM IST
Kerala Blaster FC have signed Mizoram born Lalthathanga Khawlhring from North East United FC for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL).... read..

Kerala Minister must quit: Oppn as NIA starts questioning

Kochi |Thursday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Two days after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan gave a clean chit to State Higher Education Minister K. T.Jaleel in the Kerala gold smuggling case, the latter appeared before the NIA probe team on Thursday. And, the opposition was quick to intensify... read..

Questioning of KT Jaleel 'serious matter', UDF to intensify agitation: Chennithala

Alappuzha (Kerala) | September 17, 2020 8:12:34 PM IST
Questioning of the Kerala Higher Education Minister KT Jaleel by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) is a "serious matter", Opposition leader R Chennithala said on Thursday, adding that the United Democratic Front (UDF) is planning a "vigorous agitati... read..

Kerala gold smuggling case: Minister KT Jaleel questioned by NIA

Kochi (Kerala) | September 17, 2020 2:42:22 PM IST
Kerala Minister KT Jaleel on Wednesday visited the office of National Investigation Agency (NIA), in connection with the Kerala gold smuggling case, days after he was quizzed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).... read..

Kerala gold smuggling case: HC grants bail to three accused in Customs case

Kochi (Kerala) | September 17, 2020 2:42:23 PM IST
The Kerala High Court on Thursday granted bail to Muhammad Anwar, Muhammad Abdul Shameem and Jipsal in connection with a case related to the Kerala gold smuggling being probed by the Customs department.... read..

COVID-19: Kerala reports 4,351 new cases, 10 deaths

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 17, 2020 11:12:19 PM IST
As many as 4,351 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Kerala on Thursday, taking the total number of active cases in the state to 34,314, according to the Chief Minister's Office (CMO).... read..

KMRL kicks off eight Water Metro terminals' construction

Kochi (Kerala) | September 16, 2020 8:12:20 PM IST
The construction of the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) kicked off on Wednesday with the construction of eight more terminals of the Kochi Water Metro, starting with piling work at Eloor here.... read..

Kerala BJP claims Swapna, CM's daughter are friends

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Hitting back at Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for calling state BJP President K Surendran as someone with an unsound mind, BJP spokesperson Sandeep Warrier said on Wednesday that gold smuggling case prime accused Swapna Suresh and the CM's daughter Veen... read..

CBI probe for Kerala gold loan firm case: HC seeks Centre's call

Kochi |Wednesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Acting on six different petitions, the Kerala High Court on Wednesday passed an interim order seeking Centre's view on the need for a federal probe into a gold loan firm's claim of having gone bust, besides asking police to treat each complaint as an indi... read..

Vijayan asks Keralites to stay cautious as Covid spreads

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2020 6:45:05 AM IST
Lauding Kerala's people for showing restraint and following Covid protocols, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said that such strict caution should continue, otherwise things will go out of hand.... read..

Kerala court allows CBI to conduct polygraph test in violinist Balabhaskar's death

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 16, 2020 11:12:15 PM IST
Kerala Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on Wednesday granted permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct a polygraph test and a layered voice analysis on four persons in connection with the death of famous violinist Balabhaskhar who ... read..

Musician Balabhaskar's death: 4 to undergo lie detector test

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Four people on Wednesday agreed to appear for a lie detector test after the CBI, which took over the probe into the death of hugely popular young musician Balabhaskar in a road accident, sought it.... read..

Surendran will be dealt with appropriately: Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2020 7:15:05 AM IST
Lashing out at state BJP President K. Surendran, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Tuesday that he will deal with him appropriately.... read..

Jaleel has done no wrong : Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram/Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
Even after the Enforcement Directorate having questioned State Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is all set to question him in the next two days. Still, a confident Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan gave a clean ... read..

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha holds protest in Kerala demanding KT Jaleel's resignation

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 16, 2020 3:12:13 AM IST
Members of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha held a protest march in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday, demanding the resignation of state Minister KT Jaleel over his alleged involvement in the gold smuggling case.... read..

Another Kerala minister has links with Swapna Suresh: Chennithala

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Putting the Pinarayi Vijayan government in the dock, Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday said he knows that there is one more minister in the Cabinet who has close links with the prime accused in the gold smuggling case, Swapna Suresh.... read..

Kerala Police use water cannons to disperse protestors demanding resignation of Health Minister K T Jaleel

Thiruvananthapuram/Kozhikode/Malappuram (Kerala) | September 15, 2020 6:12:12 PM IST
Water cannons were used to disperse protesting members of the Kerala Students Union KSU) on Tuesday by the Kerala Police, after they held a protest outside the Collectorate in Kozhikode to demand the resignation of the state's Higher Education Minister, K... read..

3,215 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 15, 2020 11:42:17 PM IST
Kerala reported 3,215 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths on Tuesday.... read..

Kochi: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, barber extends free service to children up to 14 years

Kochi (Kerala) | September 15, 2020 1:42:16 PM IST
Armed with a pair of scissors, a comb and a mask, a barber from Kochi is providing free haircuts to the children up to 14 years amid the COVID-19 pandemic.... read..

NIA gets custody of 4 for quizzing in gold smuggling case

Kochi |Tuesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
A city court on Tuesday handed over four accused in the custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) till September 18 after the central agency said it needed to question them on the basis of fresh evidence it had got in the gold smuggling case.... read..

Opposition parties putting lives at risk for 'narrow political gains': Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | September 15, 2020 10:42:08 PM IST
Hitting out at the Opposition for carrying out protests while violating COVID-19 protocol, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that opposition parties in the state were putting people's lives at risk for "narrow political gains".... read..

Kerala gold smuggling case: KT Jaleel hasn't given 'satisfactory' statement during interrogation, says ED

Kochi (Kerala) | September 15, 2020 6:42:17 PM IST
Kerala Minister KT Jaleel, who was recently interrogated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the high-profile gold smuggling case, has not given any "satisfactory" statements in the matter, ED officials said on Tuesday.... read..

Kerala HC seeks report from State Govt on recent protests amid COVID-19 restrictions

Kochi (Kerala) | September 15, 2020 6:42:20 AM IST
Kerala High Court on Monday sought a report from the state government on the recent protests that took place in the state amid COVID-19 restrictions.... read..

Selfie tragedy: Body of toddler swept away on Alappuzha beach recovered

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
The body of a two-and-half-year-old boy Adikrishna, who went missing at Alappuzha beach after waves swept him away while his mother was clicking a selfie with him, was recovered from the sea on Tuesday.... read..

Social media abuzz over Kerala police version of 'George Floyd' attack

Kochi |Tuesday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Social media has been abuzz with activity ever since picture of a police official squatting over a young Congress worker pinning him to the ground to allow Kerala Higher Education Minister K.T. Jaleel's convoy to pass through, surfaced.... read..

Call me, I will come, play cricket anywhere: Sreesanth

Kochi |Tuesday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
The desperation was written large on his face when fast bowler S. Sreesanth said, "call me and I will come and play cricket anywhere". Sreesanth, who was part of the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup-winning Indian teams, made this statement after his sev... read..

Kerala gold smuggling case: Special court refuses to grant NIA custody of Swapna Suresh

Kochi (Kerala) | September 15, 2020 4:12:08 PM IST
A special NIA court on Tuesday refused to send Swapna Suresh and Muhammad Anwar, both accused in the high-profile Kerala gold smuggling case, to the custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for interrogation.... read..
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