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Queen Elizabeth's 97-yr-old husband Prince Philip escapes unhurt after car crash

Queen Elizabeth's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip escaped uninjured from a ..

RTI applicants allegedly sent condoms in response to queries, probe on
Acid attack: Girl loses sight; mother, 3 siblings injured
Alappad mining: Govt stops sea washing; Locals to continue protest
Loan issue

19 Malayalis accused in Rs 1,200 cr UAE bank loan fraud

Kochi: As many as 19 persons from Kerala has been named accused swindling Rs 1,200 crore from banks in United Arab Emirates (UAE). ..


May need more currency as GDP size increasing: RBI official

Kolkata: With the country's GDP size increasing in quantitative terms, there could be need for more currency in the economy, a ..

Bindu and Kanakadurga

SC to hear Friday plea of 2 women who entered Sabarimala seeking 24X7 security

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Friday a plea of two women seeking 24X7 security after they recently entered the Sabarimala ..

karatt rasak

HC stays order cancelling Koduvally MLA’s election victory

Kochi: A division bench of the High Court has stayed the single bench order cancelling the election victory of Koduvally MLA Karat ..


Magnitude 6 quake jolts Nicobar Islands region

Port Blair: A strong earthquake of magnitude 6 hit the seismologically prone Andaman and Nicobar Islands Thursday, National Centre ..

Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Security heightened in Haryana, Punjab ahead of Ram Rahim's sentencing

Chandigarh: Security was heightened in parts of Haryana and Punjab ahead of the sentencing of convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief ..


BJP planning to end secretariat strike after Sabarimala shrine closes

Thiruvananthapuram: BJP is mulling to end their hunger strike staged in front of the secretariat after the Sabarimala shrine closes ..


How did Bindu, Kanakadurga enter through staff gate?

Kochi: The high-level monitoring committee has stated that they have no clarification over how the two women who had darshan at Sabarimala ..


Parliament to meet from January 31, interim budget on February 1

New Delhi: Parliament will meet from January 31 to February 13 for the Budget session with interim budget to be presented on February ..


Alappad mining: NGT seeks report from Kollam administration

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday sought a report from the Kollam district administration after taking note of a ..


Alappad mining: EP Jayarajan to hold discussion with protesters on Thursday

Alappad: Minister for Industries E P Jayarajan will hold discussions with the protesters in the Alappad mineral sand mining issue on ..


KSRTC staff to go on indefinite strike despite HC order

Kochi: Despite order from the High Court restraining the KSRTC staff from staging an indefinite strike, the staff union leaders have ..

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Police treated Bindu and Kanakadurga as VIPs: HC-appointed panel

Kochi: The monitoring committee appointed by the High Court has criticized the police for taking women to the Sabarimala temple. The ..


Sasikala, Sangh Parivar leaders hold talks with PM Modi

Thiruvananthapuram: Hindu Aikya Vedi state general secretary K. P. Sasikala and Sangh Parivar leaders met prime minister Narendra Modi ..


PM offers prayers at Padmanabhaswamy temple

Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday offered prayers at the centuries-old Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple here, known ..


Munambam human trafficking: Two in police custody

Kochi: Police have taken two persons into custody in connection with the Munambam human trafficking case. Police have nabbed the man ..


PM slams LDF, UDF over Sabarimala issue

Kollam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday slammed the CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala and Congress-led UDF opposition over the ..

Saeed Naqvi

Developing world should counter the white, anglo-centric global media regime: Saeed Naqvi

Kozhikode: New age imperialism comes garbed in the form of western media hegemony said Saeed Naqvi, veteran journalist and commentator ..


Narendra Modi inaugurates Kollam bypass

Kollam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kollam bypass at Asramam Maidanam here on Tuesday. Addressing the gathering after ..

congress-JDS Combine leads in karnataka bypolls

Two MLAs withdraw support to Congress-JDS govt in Karnataka

Bengaluru: In a blow to the Congress-JDS coalition in Karnataka, two MLAs Tuesday withdrew support to the government headed by H D ..

Cybewr Army

India in final stages of setting up Defence Cyber Agency

Kolkata: India is setting up a cyber agency under the Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) to deal with potent threats in the cyber space, ..

High Court

No agenda over women entry in Sabarimala; Govt in HC

Kochi: The government on Tuesday submitted an affidavit in the High Court in connection with the entry of two women in the Sabarimala ..

Mallikarjun Kharge

Appointment of CBI interim chief 'illegal', says Kharge

New Delhi: Leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming the appointment of M Nageswara ..


Modi in Kollam today for bypass inauguration; to visit Padmanabhaswamy temple

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Kerala on Tuesday to inaugurate a road project in Kollam, and later to pay a visit ..

Indian Industry

December retail inflation drops to 18-month low, industry calls for rate cut by RBI

New Delhi: Continued decline in food prices pulled down retail inflation to an 18-month low of 2.19 per cent in December 2018, creating ..


10 pc reservation for economically weak in general category comes into force

New Delhi: The constitutional provision to provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and education to economically backward ..


Search intensified as police recover more clues on human trafficking from Munambam

Kochi: Police have intensified investigations in connection with the human trafficking from Munambam after finding more evidences of ..


NGO moves SC against appointment of Rao as CBI interim Director

New Delhi: NGO Common Cause on Monday moved the Supreme Court opposing the appointment of M Nageshwara Rao as the CBI's interim ..


Police unearth more details about human trafficking from Kochi

Kochi: Police have unearthed important details about the human trafficking from Munambam in Kochi. With 12,000 liters of diesel and ..


SC gives Centre six weeks to reply to notice on PIL against 'snooping'

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a plea challenging the notification authorising 10 central agencies ..


Bomb hurled at CPM activist house in Payyoli

Payyoli: A bomb was hurled at a CPM activist house at Payyoli on Sunday night. Bomb was hurled at the house of Ayannikad Sathyan and ..

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Bindu, Kanakadurga hope society will understand them and help

Kochi: Bindu and Kanakadurga who entered Sabarimala temple for the first time after the Supreme Court verdict said they expect the ..

ramnath kovind

10% reservation for economically weak in general category cleared by president

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the constitutional provision to provide 10-per cent reservation in government ..

Sunil Arora

CEC asks officials to ensure training of staff handling EVMs, VVPAT

New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has directed the chief electoral officers of all the ..

sbi branch attack

SBI branch attack: Two NGO union leaders suspended

Thiruvananthapuram: Two Ngo union leaders, who have been remanded in the SBI branch attack case here during hartal, have been suspended ..

Vellapally Natesan

Govt paying the price for helping NSS: Vellapally Natesan

Thiruvananthapuram: SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellapally Natesan has raised sharp criticism against the government on the reservation ..

E P Jayarajan

Alappad mining: Govt ready for talks, protesters refuse

Alappad/Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government Saturday expressed willingness to hold conciliatory talks on the Alappad mining issue ..


Continuous hartals have affected Tourism industry in the Kerala: CM

Thiruvananthapuram: Continuous hartals have nominally affected Tourism industry in the Kerala, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan ..

A padmakumar

Sabarimala tantri removal not discussed: TDB

Thiruvananthapuram: Amid media reports that the LDF government in Kerala planned to remove the Sabarimala tantri, Travancore Devaswom ..


SBI branch attack: Police confirms NGO union leader’s involvement

Thiruvananthapuram: The police have confirmed the involvement of NGO union leader Suresh Babu in the attack on the SBI branch here ..


Panthalam royal family rejects police notice on Thiruvabharana procession

Panthalam: The Panthalam royal family has rejected the police notice preventing those who took part in protests against the Supreme ..

 bcci likely to take appropriate action against hardik pandya and kl rahul

Pandya, Rahul suspended pending inquiry; to be issued fresh show cause notices

New Delhi: Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul were Friday suspended pending an inquiry into their outrage-evoking comments ..

K Surendran

Surendran approaches High Court seeking relaxation in bail conditions

Kochi: BJP state secretary K Surendran has approached the High Court seeking relaxation in bail conditions to take part in the Makaravilakku ..

gurmeet ram rahim singh

Dera chief, 3 others held guilty of murdering journalist

Panchkula: A CBI court Friday held Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and three others guilty of murdering journalist Ram ..

Goods Train

When a wagon of food grains took 11 months to reach its destination in Kerala

Alappuzha: A wagon loaded with food grains as part of the public distribution system took 11 months to reach Kerala. The wagon carrying ..

Kanaka Durga,

Women who entered Sabarimala temple still in hiding after threats

Two women who made history by becoming the first in centuries to enter the Sabarimala hill temple in Kerala are in hiding after threats ..

DYSP Threaten

Nedumangad DySP issues public threat against those who attacked police

Nedumangad: DySP B AShokan here on Thursday came out with a public threat against those who attacked the police. Speaking to the media, ..


Nedumangad police station bombing case: Look out notice against Praveen

Thiruvananthapuram: The Nedumangad police here has issued a look out notice against RSS distrct pracharak Praveen, who is the prime ..

Syro Malabar Church

Syro-Malabar Church to set up internal committees

Kochi: Hit by controversies, including sexual abuse involving priests, the Kerala-based Syro-Malabar Catholic Church has decided to ..


Protestors of SC order on Sabarimala won’t be allowed to accompany Thiruvabharana procession

Pathanamthitta: The police are interfering in the customary Thiruvabharana procession, carrying holy ornaments to adorn Lord Ayyappa ..

Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat

Will not allow gay sex, adultery in Army: Gen. Rawat

New Delhi: Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat Thursday said gay sex and adultery will not be allowed in the Indian Army, months after the ..

Kochi Muziris Biennale

Kochi art auction to fundraise for Kerala flood relief

Kochi: Art Rises for Kerala (ARK), state's first live fundraiser art auction scheduled on January 18 at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale ..

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey and Minister of State for Finan

GST exemption threshold for MSMEs doubled, Kerala allowed to impose 1% calamity cess

New Delhi: In a major relief for MSMEs, the GST Council on Thursday doubled the exemption threshold for small businesses from Rs 20 ..


Another woman claims to have entered Sabarimala temple in disguise

Kollam: A Facebook group has claimed that another woman in the menstrual age has entered Sabarimala. They claimed that Chatthannur ..

kollam bypass

NK Premachandran MP spreading lies on Kannur bypass issue: G Sudhakaran

Thiruvananthapuram: PWD minister G Sudhakaran said that NK Premachandran MP was spreading lies on the Kannur bypass issue. The UDF ..


ED attaches Rs 8 crore assets of ex-IAS officer T O Sooraj

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate Wednesday said it has attached properties worth over Rs 8 crore of a former IAS officer of Kerala ..


Police raid at RSS district office in Nedumangad; Weapons, chemicals seized

Thiruvananthapuram: Police raided the RSS district office at Nedumangadhere in connection with the bomb attack on the Nedumangad police ..


Sabarimala crisis created by Kerala Chief Minister, says Sabarimala Action Council

New Delhi: The All India Sabarimala Action Council on Tuesday said the current law and order situation in Kerala is a direct result ..

Erumeli Ninar Masjid

No restriction on women Ayyappa devotees visiting Vavar Mosque: Mahallu Committee

Erumeli: Following the arrest of six people, the Mahallu Committee, controlling the Erumeli Nainar Juma Masjid, also known as Vavar ..

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passes general category poor quota bill

New Delhi: A landmark bill seeking to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for the general category poor was passed ..

apsara reddy

Congress appoints its first transgender national-level office bearer

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday appointed transgender activist Apsara Reddy as a general secretary of its women's wing, making ..

Sr. Lucy Kalapura

Sr. Lucy gets notice from mother superior for protests against bishop Franco Mulakkal

Wayanad: Sr. Lucy Kalapura, who joined the protest demanding arrest of Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal, is facing action from the ..


BDJS demands eight seats in Lok Sabha polls; Difficult says BJP

Kochi: The BJDS has demanded eight seats for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. The demand was put forward in an NDA meeting organized here ..

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019

New Delhi: A bill seeking to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangaldesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan was passed by the ..

bomb attack

Bombs hurled at houses of BJP, CPM leaders in Koyilandy

Kozhikode: Bombs were hurled at houses of BJP and CPM activists in Koyilandy on Tuesday early morning. A crude bomb was thrown at CPM ..


2,187 cases booked; 6,914 arrested over hartal violence

Kannur/Thiruvananthapuram: Police said the number of people arrested in connection with the recent violent incidents has touched 6,914 ..

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Govt policy is to safeguard citizen’s life, property: Jayarajan

Kozhikode: Minister for Industries E P Jayarajan on Monday said that the government’s policy was safeguarding citizen’s ..

chief minister

Govt to issue ordinance to prevent destruction of private property

Thiruvananthapuram: The state government is gearing up to issue an ordinance to stop the destruction of private property in the name ..


Hartals must be announced seven days in advance: HC

Kochi: The high court on Monday ordered that hartals must be announced seven days in advance. If not the declarants will be legally ..


Cabinet approves 10% reservation for economically backward among general category

New Delhi: The cabinet on Monday approved a reservation of 10 percent in jobs and educational institutions for the economically backward ..

Cheteshwar Pujara

This Indian team the best I have been part of: Pujara

Sydney: India's top run accumulator Cheteshwar Pujara Monday described the current team which clinched the country's maiden ..


Sabarimala: CPI(M) govt failed to maintain law & order, says Cong

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday accused the BJP of instigating violence in Kerala over the Sabarimala issue and blamed the CPI(M) ..

Two miners die in Meghalaya,

Two miners die in Meghalaya, fate of trapped miners remains uncertain

Shillong: Two coal miners were killed after another illegal coal mine collapsed in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills even as the fate ..

pinarayi vijayan

Will suppress attempts to create communal violence: CM

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the government will mercilessly suppress violence and attempts to create ..

kaliraj mahesh kumar IPS

Police security in SM street was adequate: Commissioner

Kozhikode: City police Commissioner Kaliraj Mahesh Kumar has come forward with explanations regarding the violence that broke out in ..


Reach railway stations 20 min ahead for security check

New Delhi: Railways is planning to seal stations just like airports and passengers would have to arrive 15-20 minutes before scheduled ..

kadakampally surendran

NSS safeguards rioters, RSS Uses them: Kadakampally Surendran

Thiruvananthapuram: The NSS should not support the RSS, which is trying to gain power by promotingcommunalism for the majoirity, said ..


Hartal violence: Kozhikode police chief comes under flak

Kozhikode: The city police commissioner has come under fire in connection with the action taken in Kozhikode during the hartal day ..


DYFI man sustains hack injuries in Palakkad

Cherpulassery: A DYFI activist sustained injuries when he was hacked inside his house by an unidentified gang on Saturday night. Cherpulassery ..


Prohibitory orders in Sabarimala extended till Makaravilakku

Pathanamthitta: Prohibitory ordersenforced in Sabarimala and nearby areas havebeen extended till the Makaravilakku festival on January ..


Govt betrayed in the name of renaissance: Preethi Natesan

Kozhikode: SNDP general secretary Vellapally Natesan's wife Preethi Natesan felt that he community was betrayed by the Pinarayi ..


Woman journalist stages protest at Nilakkal

Nilakkal: A woman journalist staged a protest here on Saturday after she was denied permission to go to the sannidhanam. The protest, ..


Nedumangad police station bombing: Accused identified

Thiruvananthapuram: The accused in the Nedumangad bomb hurling case has been identified. Preliminary investigations have identified ..

Vijay Mallya

Court declares Mallya a fugitive economic offender

Mumbai: A special court in Mumbai Saturday declared absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya a fugitive economic offender (FEO) on a plea ..


3178 arrested for harthal violence so far

Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 3,178 persons have been arrested from all over the state for creating violence during the hartal observed ..


No purification ritual required now: Sabarimala tantri

Pathanamthitta: Sabarimala tantri Kandararu Rajeevaru said that a purification ritual need not be performed at the temple as it is ..

K Sudhakaran

Sabarimala: K Sudhakaran challenges BJP to issue ordinance

Kozhikode: KPCC working president K. Sudhakaran said that the BJP workers in Kerala should approach the central government to bring ..


Hartal violence: 1369 arrested in 801 cases

Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 1369 persons were arrested in connection with the cases related to hartal violence. 717 persons are ..

Dr. Satheesh

Doctor pedals 17 km on hartal day to treat patients

Chelakkara (Thrissur): Dr. Satheesh Parameswaran is of the opinion that since hartal does not connect with diseases and accidents, ..


Man who grew ganja on his courtyard nabbed

Thodupuzha: Excise department nabbed a man who grew cannabis on his courtyard. The accused was identified as Mathew Thomas, a native ..


100 KSRTC buses destroyed; Loss of Rs 3.35 crore assessed

Thiruvananthapuram: KSRTC MD Tomin J. Thachankary said that the corporation suffered a loss of Rs 3.35 crore following the attack on ..


Sabarimala: Devotees likely to get harmed, says monitoring committee report

Thiruvananthapuram: The high-level monitoring committee has submitted a report against allowing young women to enter Sabarimala temple ..


Hartal violence: 266 arrested in Operation Broken Window

Thiruvananthapuram: The police have started the Operation Broken Window to nab those who unleashed violence during the hartal called ..

Ramesh Chennithala

CM acts as fuel supplier to BJP: Chennithala

Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said that the chief minister and the government are engaged in fuel supply ..