Thursday, July 9, 2020

Gold smuggling case: Swapna Suresh moves Kerala HC seeking anticipatory bail

Kochi (Kerala) | July 9, 2020 12:41:47 PM IST
Swapna Suresh, a key suspect who is on the run in the case of gold smuggling through diplomatic baggage, has moved the Kerala High Court seeking anticipatory bail.... read..

Commandos deployed in Kerala's Poonthura as COVID-19 cases surge in the coastal belt

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 9, 2020 12:11:51 PM IST
A team of 25 commandos was deployed in Poonthura on Wednesday after 119 COVID-19 positive cases were reported from the 600 samples tested in five days.... read..

ISL: Goalkeeper Albino Gomes signs for Kerala Blasters FC

Kochi (Kerala) | July 9, 2020 11:11:49 AM IST
Ahead of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 season, Kerala Blasters FC signed goalkeeper Albino Gomes on Wednesday.... read..

Kerala: Locals rush to markets between 7-11 am amid 'triple lockdown'

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 9, 2020 4:11:51 PM IST
Locals in Thiruvananthapuram rushed to markets and local grocery shops on Thursday after the Kerala state government allowed to local vegetable shops to open from 7 to 11 am amid the 'triple lockdown'.... read..

Gold smuggling case 'undermines economy',says Kerala CM writes to PM Modi seeks central agencies probe

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 8, 2020 10:41:56 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Modi and requested for an effective and coordinated investigation into the Trivandrum gold smuggling case by central agencies.... read..

Gold smuggling case: PIL in Kerala HC seeks probe by Central agencies

Kochi (Kerala) | July 8, 2020 7:11:53 PM IST
A petition has been filed before Kerala High Court seeking a probe by central agencies into the case of gold smuggling through a diplomatic channel.... read..

Involved in gold smuggling, high-profile IT consultant creates political storm in Kerala (IANS Special)

|Wednesday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
The seizure of 30 kg of gold from a diplomatic consignment at the Trivandrum International Airport has snowballed into a major political controversy in Kerala as the prime suspect of the smuggling racket, Swapna Suresh, a woman who wears many hats, happe... read..

Kerala: Strict measures in place in Poonthura after surge in COVID-19 cases, borders to be sealed

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 8, 2020 7:41:59 PM IST
Poonthura in Thiruvananthapuram will have strict measures in place as the state government has decided to close the borders of the suburb amid rising cases of COVID-19.... read..

Kerala gold smuggling: Brother not in talking terms with accused Swapna

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Swapna Suresh, the high-profile lady who moved in the corridors of power, rubbing shoulders with the high and mighty in Kerala, was reportedly not in talking terms with her elder brother.... read..

Centre taking gold smuggling case seriously, says Union Minister V Muraleedharan; CM Pinarayi Vijayan should clarify Kerala govt stand

New Delhi | July 8, 2020 8:11:48 PM IST
Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Wednesday said that the recent case of gold smuggling through diplomatic baggage in Kerala is being viewed seriously with utmost attention by the Central government and assured that strict ac... read..

Kerala's active COVID-19 count reaches 2605 with 301 new cases

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 8, 2020 10:11:56 PM IST
A total of 301 new cases and 107 recoveries were reported in Kerala on Wednesday, taking the total number of active cases to 2,605.... read..

2,384 people among 4,99,529 returned to Kerala so far test COVID-19 positive: CM

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 8, 2020 3:41:51 AM IST
As many as 2,384 persons who returned to Kerala from outside till Monday have tested positive for COVID-19, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.... read..

Only sexual intercourse 'welcomed' by woman can be accepted as consensual: Kerala HC

Kochi (Kerala) | July 7, 2020 5:11:53 AM IST
The Kerala High Court has held that only sexual intercourse "welcomed" by the woman can be accepted as consensual.... read..

Kerala CM feels opposition's heat in gold smuggling case

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
With the customs department tightening the noose on the 30 kg gold smuggling case and the former PRO of the UAE consulate at Thiruvananthapuram, Sarith, under its custody, the issue is taking a new turn with the Opposition coming out against the role play... read..

Kerala reports 2 deaths, 193 new Covid-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Kerala reported two deaths and 193 new cases, raising the overnight Covid-19 tally to 5,522, here on Monday.... read..

Mani faction decides to keep options open in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
The Jose K. Mani faction of the Kerala Congress has decided against aligning with any political front in the state for the time being.... read..

Kerala reports one more Covid-19 death, 225 new cases

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Kerala on Sunday witnessed one dead person's Covid-19 test results coming positive and 225 fresh cases. With this the Covid-19 toll reached 25 in the state.... read..

COVID-19: Kerala Public Service Commission postpones interviews, service verification

Kochi (Kerala) | July 6, 2020 3:11:57 PM IST
Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) has postponed all interviews and service verifications which were scheduled to be held from July 7-10 at the offices in Ernakulam district in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.... read..

Kerala institute, WIPRO develop emergency breathing system to assist ventilation

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 6, 2020 3:41:48 PM IST
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum has developed an Emergency Breathing Assist System (EBAS), a device which is not a replacement for a mechanical ventilator but works as a bridge for a few hours to a f... read..

With 1 more death, Kerala's COVID-19 toll rises to 27

Kochi (Kerala) | July 6, 2020 3:41:53 AM IST
A 65-year-old man has died due to coronavirus taking the cumulative toll in Kerala to 27.... read..

Kerala capital gets into lockdown mode

Thiruvananthapuram |Monday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
With the state government implementing a lockdown in the capital city, covering all 100 wards of the city corporation and three wards outside the capital under it, the roads wore a deserted look with very few vehicles plying.... read..

Kerala Police urges people not to call them to fetch groceries, says dept can't become online supply chain overnight

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 6, 2020 5:41:49 PM IST
Amid triple lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram, the Kerala Police on Monday issued clarification urging citizens not to call police helpline for grocery and other items as they can purchase the same from local shops.... read..

Kerala reports 193 new COVID-19 cases, state tally at 5,522

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 6, 2020 8:42:02 PM IST
A total of 193 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Kerala on Monday, taking the total number of cases to 5,522, informed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.... read..

Combating COVID-19: Kerala govt implements additional regulations regarding Kerala Epidemic Disease Ordinance for one year

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 5, 2020 9:41:50 PM IST
In the backdrop of increasing COVID-19 cases and in some cases where the sources are not identified, Kerala government has implemented certain additional regulations in the exercise of the powers conferred by of the Kerala Epidemic Diseases Ordinance, 202... read..

Kerala Customs seize massive gold haul from diplomatic luggage

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
The Air Customs attached to the Thiruvananthapuram airport have made a seizure of a huge quantity of gold that arrived on a cargo flight and was kept in a warehouse here for release.... read..

Kerala records 225 new COVID-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 5, 2020 9:12:05 PM IST
As many as 225 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Kerala on Sunday, taking the active cases in the state to 2,228.... read..

With 82-yr-old man's death, Kerala Covid-19 toll reaches 25

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
A 82-year-old man, who arrived from Saudi Arabia last month and later admitted to the state run Medical College hospital at Manjeri in Malappuram, died on Saturday late night, the authorities reported on Sunday.... read..

Stringent action needed to combat COVID-19 in Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Devaswom minister

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 5, 2020 5:11:57 PM IST
Kerala Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Sunday said that stringent action is needed to combat the COVID-19 situation in Thiruvananthapuram as more and more cases are emerging in the city.... read..

Testing time for Mani in Kerala, party meet on July 8

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
The coming days for Jose K. Mani and his faction are crucial as it meets on Wednesday to take a call on the way forward. The CPM-led Left has made it clear that to be considered (an ally), he will have to make the first move.... read..

Single-day record 240 new corona cases in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram |Sunday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Saturday said the state had reported 240 new coronavirus cases, the highest ever for a single day since the pandemic outbreak.... read..

Kerala: Man arrested for impersonating Naval officer

Kochi |Sunday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
A 23-year-old man was arrested here for allegedly posing as a Naval officer, police said on Saturday.... read..

COVID-19: Thiruvananthapuram 'sitting on volcano' as untraceable cases rising, says Kerala Minister

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 5, 2020 10:41:47 PM IST
Thiruvananthapuram district is 'sitting on a volcano' as a number of untraceable cases linked to COVID-19 disease are rising, said Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran on Sunday.... read..

Kerala reports 240 new COVID-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 4, 2020 8:41:59 PM IST
Kerala reported 240 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday taking the total active cases in the state to 2,129.... read..

Congress in Kerala to assess office-bearers for performance

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
The opposition Congress in Kerala is trying to put in place a performance assessment system (PAS) to appraise the working of its office-bearers at all levels, with general secretary K.P. Anil Kumar already on the job.... read..

Man arrested in Kerala for posing as Indian Navy officer

Kochi (Kerala) | July 4, 2020 10:41:50 PM IST
A 23-year-old man was arrested by Kerala Police for posing as an Indian Navy officer near Naval Base, Kochi on Wednesday.... read..

Kerala CM writes to PM Modi in Italian marines case, says 'build international pressure for fair trial in Italy'

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 4, 2020 10:11:49 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking that the Indian Government to build international pressure for a fair trial in Italy in connection with the shooting of two Indian fishermen by Italian marine... read..

Kerala reports record 211 corona cases

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that 211 more coronavirus cases -- the highest ever registered in a single day -- were recorded in the southern state.... read..

Unfortunate that trial can't be held in India: Kerala CM on Italian Marines case, says State not in favour of withdrawing case from SC

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 4, 2020 1:41:51 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday has said that that it is "unfortunate" that the trial of the Italian marines cannot be held in India and the State was not in favour of withdrawing the case from the Supreme Court.... read..

Goa minister lauds Kerala's Covid-19 management practices

Panaji |Saturday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday lauded the Kerala government for implementing some of the best practices in Covid-19 management, even as he announced a blood plasma collection drive in the state from patients who have recovered from the vir... read..

Kerala reports 211 new COVID-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 3, 2020 11:11:53 PM IST
Kerala reported 211 new COVID-19 cases on Friday taking the total active cases in the state to 2,098.... read..

Kerala records 160 new Covid-19 positive cases

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2020 1:15:07 AM IST
It was another day of high in terms of Covid-19 positive cases in Kerala as the state on Thursday recorded 160 new infections -- the second-highest in a day so far, Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said.... read..

Pinarayi Vijayan has badly let down Kerala diaspora: Cong

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Senior Congress Legislator and former State Minister for Diaspora K. C.Joseph on Friday said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has badly let down the Kerala diaspora on all fronts.... read..

Congress objects to opening PwC office in Kerala Secretariat

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
The Congress-led opposition in Kerala on Thursday slammed the Pinarayi Vijayan government for going ahead with opening the office of PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd inside the state Secretariat.... read..

Kerala baby thrown by father recovers, to be discharged

Kochi |Friday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
The two-month-old baby girl, who was flung away by her father last month, has recovered and will be discharged on Saturday, according to the doctors treating her.... read..

Cong in Kerala accuses Modi Govt of playing foul in Italian marines case

Thiruvananthapuram |Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
State Congress president Mullapally Ramachandran on Friday accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government of foul play over the way the independent court of the United Nations came out with its judgment in the case of two Indian fishermen who we... read..

Kerala court issues stay on shooting of Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi's film

Kochi (Kerala) | July 3, 2020 11:41:57 PM IST
Ernakulam district court on Friday issued a stay on shooting and promotional activities of a Malayalam movie, starring Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi, for an alleged violation of copyright laws.... read..

Paddy fields in Kerala's Kottayam flooded following heavy rainfall

Kottayam (Kerala) | July 2, 2020 3:41:54 PM IST
Paddy fields were flooded in Kottayam after widespread rains lashed the region on Thursday, causing huge losses to farmers.... read..

COVID-19: HC extends all interim orders passed by courts, tribunals in Kerala till August 3

Kochi (Kerala) | July 2, 2020 2:41:50 PM IST
Kerala High Court has extended the operation of all interim orders passed by courts and tribunals in the state till August 3, in view of the fact that the COVID-19 situation has not changed since the passage of its last order on the issue.... read..

Kerala Govt issues revised discharge guidelines for COVID-19 patients

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | July 2, 2020 2:11:59 PM IST
Kerala Government has issued revised discharge guidelines for COVID-19 patients, based on the recent analysis of the epidemiology of the patients in Kerala and considering the guidelines of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Union Ministry of Health ... read..

151 new corona cases reported in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that 151 new coronavirus cases were reported in the state.... read..

Kerala HC adjourns to July 7 hearing on Rehana Fathima's anticipatory bail plea

Kochi (Kerala) | July 2, 2020 6:41:49 PM IST
The Kerala High Court on Thursday adjourned till July 7 hearing on women rights activist Rehana Fathima's anticipatory bail application in a case against her for posting a video online of her minor children painting on her half-naked body.... read..
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