Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kerala Police questions rape-accused bishop for 7 hours (Lead)

Kochi (Kerala) |Wednesday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Kerala Police on Wednesday questioned Bishop Franco Mulakkal accused of raping a nun for seven hours and asked him to report back on Thursday morning, said a police official.... read..

Kerala Govt increases cap to Rs 20 lakh on direct purchase of software products, services

Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, Sep 19 2018 IST
In a major boost to startups, the Kerala Government has increased the cap on direct purchase of software products, services and mobile app from the ventures cleared by the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. The startup has to be... read..

Central team to visit Kerala on Thursday to assess the flood damage

New Delhi | Wednesday, Sep 19 2018 IST
The Government is sending an 11-member Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) to visit Kerala on Thursday to assess the extent of damage due to recent floods in the state, Home Ministry officials said here. The central team, headed by an Home Ministry Sp... read..

AP continues support to flood-ravaged Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, Sep 19 2018 IST
Andhra Pradesh Government continues its support to the flood-ravaged state with another Rs 2.16 crore contribution to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) to help the flood victims. The cheques for the contributions collected from vari... read..

Kerala Police questions bishop accused of raping nun

|Wednesday, 2018 12:15:09 PM IST
The Kerala Police on Wednesday started questioning Bishop Franco Mulakkal accused of raping a nun, as a top police officer said there is no restriction on his arrest.... read..

Found home in Delhi but retained reverence for Kerala: Uma Nair on donating artworks for flood relief

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Life has turned a full circle for art critic and writer Uma Nair, whose parents were immigrants from Kerala but found livelihood in the bustling city of New Delhi. Several decades on, as Gods Own Country navigates its return to normalcy, Nair has donated ... read..

Kerala nun rape: Accused Bishop files anticipatory bail

Kochi (Kerala) [India] | September 18, 2018 4:11:27 PM IST
Bishop of Jalandhar diocese, Franco Mulakkal, accused of allegedly raping a Kerala nun, has filed for an anticipatory bail in Kerala High Court on Tuesday. The court postponed the bail plea to September 25.... read..

More EU aid for flood-hit Kerala

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
The European Union has allocated an additional 1 million euros in emergency aid for flood-devastated Kerala, an EU delegation to India said on Tuesday.... read..

Kerala actor Captain Raju dead

Kochi |Tuesday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
Veteran Kerala actor, Captain Raju, died on Monday at his residence here, said family sources. He was 68.... read..

Migration from Kerala declined 11% in 5 years: Study

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2018 10:20:54 AM IST
Factors like the declining population in the 19-25 age-group and stagnant wages in the Gulf countries could be responsible for migration from Kerala declining 11 per cent between 2013 and 2018, a new study says.... read..

NCPA to organise fundraisers for Kerala flood relief

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
The National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) announced Tuesday that specially-curated fund-raising events will be held later this month, the earnings from which will be donated towards flood relief in Kerala.... read..

Punjab Excise & Taxation Dept contribute day's salary for flood-hit Kerala

Chandigarh | Tuesday, Sep 18 2018 IST
In response to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's appeal, officers and inspectors of the Excise and Taxation Department on Tuesday contributed a day's salary for the flood-hit Kerala. A delegation of the department, led by Additiona... read..

APGVB employees donate Rs 55 Lakh to Kerala Distress Relief Fund

Hyderabad | Tuesday, Sep 18 2018 IST
Officers and Employees of Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank (APGVB) have donated Rs.55,05,850 to the "Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund", keeping in view the recent havoc caused by floods to the State. The amount contributed by the Staff memb... read..

Nun rape case: Bishop moves Kerala HC for anticipatory bail

Kochi |Tuesday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Bishop Franco Mulakkal who has been named in a sexual abuse case by a nun, on Tuesday moved the Kerala High Court seeking an anticipatory bail.... read..

Output to fall almost 15% because of Kerala floods: Rubber Board chief

Agartala |Tuesday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
Production and cultivation of natural rubber will bear the brunt of the recent devastating floods in Kerala reducing production by a staggering one lakh tonnes, a top Rubber Board official has said.... read..

Tiny Andaman contributes Rs 1 crore for Kerala Relief

Port Blair | Tuesday, Sep 18 2018 IST
On the sidelines of Southern Zonal Council meeting today at Bengaluru, Admiral D.K. Joshi, (Retd.), the Lt. Governor, A&N Islands handed over the contributions from employees of A&N Administration and some private organizations to Dr. T.M. Thomas Iss... read..

Water front sky kissing buildings will invite disaster in Kerala: Dr Sunil Dubey

Kochi | Monday, Sep 17 2018 IST
Stating that the huge water front flats was not suitable for Kerala, Dr Sunil Dubey warned that such buildings are waiting disasters in Kerala. "Disaster waiting next to the waterfront flats in Kerala and government has to answer if anything happened to t... read..

Kerala nun rape: Activist on hunger strike hospitalized

Kochi (Kerala) [India] | September 16, 2018 3:11:27 PM IST
Activist Stephen Mathew, who has been on a hunger strike for the past nine days demanding the arrest of rape-accused Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, was hospitalised after his health deteriorated earlier in the day.... read..

Kerala Tourism wins two PATA gold awards

Thiruvananthapuram | Sunday, Sep 16 2018 IST
Kerala Tourism's vigorous efforts to get back on track in the wake of recent devastating floods got a shot in the arm as it walked away with two prestigious gold awards of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) for its innovative marketing campaigns. ... read..

Tendulkar ends partnership with Kerala Blasters

London [UK] | September 16, 2018 5:41:26 PM IST
Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has ended his four years long association with Indian Super League (ISL) football club Kerala Blasters.... read..

After floods, Kerala Tourism gets first international charter

Kochi |Sunday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
The money-spinning Kerala tourism industry celebrated quietly on Sunday after receiving the first chartered flight of tourists this season following the devastating floods.... read..

Kerala nuns 'will rest' after accused Bishop arrested

Kochi |Saturday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
A group of protesting nuns from Kerala on Saturday said that they "will rest" only after a bishop accused of sexually abusing a senior nun is questioned and arrested.... read..

Handwoven saree sale raises Rs 1.5 lakh for Kerala relief work

New Delhi |Saturday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
A little over Rs 1.5 lakh was raised to support a flood-ravaged Kerala in a sale of over 260 handwoven sarees.... read..

Financial assistance of Rs 3.25 lakh to family of PC drowned in flood in Kerala

Puducherry | Saturday, Sep 15 2018 IST
Puducherry Police Department on Saturday provided a financial assistance of Rs.3.25 lakh to the family of a police constable drowned in the flood in Kerala last month. Director General of Police Sundari Nanda handed over the cheque to Hemamalini wif... read..

Kerala rape: Jalandhar police serves notice to Bishop

Jalandhar (Punjab) [India] | September 15, 2018 8:41:29 PM IST
Jalandhar police on Saturday served a notice to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of allegedly raping a nun, to appear before Kerala police on September 19.... read..

Kerala nun rape: Vatican forms probe panel, accused bishop writes to clergy

New Delhi [India] | September 15, 2018 2:41:26 PM IST
The Vatican, the highest seat of authority in the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy, has formed a one-member panel to probe the rape allegations against the Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal.... read..

Floods to have long-term negative impact on Kerala, Karnataka coffee growers

New Delhi |Friday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
The devastating floods in Kerala and Karnataka will not just cause one-fifth of the coffee production to be wiped out this year but its aftershocks are expected to have a long-term negative impact on farmers.... read..

Kerala Govt not taking proper action against Bishop: Nun's family

Amritsar/Jalandhar (Punjab) [India] | September 13, 2018 10:11:26 PM IST
The brother of the Kerala nun who has accused the Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakka of allegedly raping her on several occasions between 2014 and 2016 on, Thursday blamed the state government for not taking any action into the matter in view of the stat... read..

TDR period extended to assist passengers affected during Kerala floods

Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, Sep 13 2018 IST
The Railways have extended Ticket Deposit Receipt (TDR) period to assist the passengers affected during Kerala floods. Due to torrential rains and floods in Kerala and Kanniyakumari District of Tamilnadu, several trains passing through flood/landslide aff... read..

Victim's family was offered money to back off: Kerala nun's lawyer

Kochi (Kerala) [India] | September 13, 2018 6:11:32 PM IST
The family of the nun from Kerala, who has accused Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakka, of allegedly raping her on several occasions between 2014 and 2016, was threatened and offered money to take the case back, said the nun's counsel Sandhya Raju in the ... read..

Kerala nun rape case: Relief for Bishop Mulakkal

Kochi |Thursday, 2018 2:45:05 PM IST
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been named in a sexual abuse case by a nun, got a breather from the Kerala High Court on Thursday as it said "arrest is not the issue".... read..

ALKEM Laboratories Ltd donates Rs 1 Crore towards Chief Minister Relief Fund in Kerala

Mumbai | Wednesday, Sep 12 2018 IST
ALKEM Laboratories Ltd. (Alkem) today announced that in the wake of the devastating situation in Kerala, it has donated a total of Rs. 1.41 crore towards relief and humanitarian aid for the flood-affected areas. The Company along with its employees has vo... read..

Over 5 lakh Kerala families get flood compensation

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
The Kerala government will complete on Thursday giving away compensation of Rs 10,000 each to families affected by the flood disaster, Minister for Industries E.P. Jayarajan said on Wednesday.... read..

SCR workforce extends financial aid to Kerala

Nanded | Wednesday, Sep 12 2018 IST
In an overwhelming response to the flood furry caused in Kerala, the workforce of the South Central Railway, has reached out to the affected people of the state by means of voluntarily rendering sizeable financial assistance, while the Nanded zone has st... read..

Kerala police summons Jalandhar Bishop on Sept 19

Kochi (Kerala) [India] | September 12, 2018 8:11:34 PM IST
The Kerala Police has summoned Bishop of Jalandhar Franco Mulakkal to appear before Vaikom Deputy Superintendent of Police K Subhash on September 19.... read..

50 Indian expats in UAE pledge month's salary for Kerala

Abu Dhabi |Wednesday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Fifty members of the Kerala Social Centre (KSC), an organisation of expatriates in the UAE, have pledged to donate their one month's salary to the Kerala Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund (CMDRF) to help people in the flood-ravaged state.... read..

Indian artists step forward to raise funds for Kerala relief work

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
An exhibition and sale of artworks will take place at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) here from September 21-23 in a step forward by the Indian art fraternity to raise funds for flood-ravaged Kerala.... read..

AP aid to flood-hit Kerala crosses Rs 51 crore : Chinna Rajappa

Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, Sep 12 2018 IST
Andhra Pradesh Government has provided Rs 51.018 crore aid including a cheque of Rs 35 crore and varous relief materials to flood-hit Kerala, Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Nimmakayala Chinna Rajappa said here on Wednesday. Addressing a pres... read..

Controversial bishop asked to appear before Kerala Police

|Wednesday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
The Kerala Police on Wednesday sent a notice to controversial Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar, asking him to appear before them on September 19.... read..

Public, Organizations, Govt staff donates to Kerala flood victims

Tirupati | Wednesday, Sep 12 2018 IST
Several organizations, auto unions, public and government departments' staff contributed donations to Kerala flood victims in a big way and the amount was handed over to District Collector PS Pradyumna here on Wednesday. Auto drivers of Sudarsana ... read..
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