DMK names Kanimozhi, Maran, T R Baalu among LS candidates

Chennai: DMK Sunday announced former union ministers Dayanidhi Maran, A Raja and ..

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passes away
India deployed aircraft carrier, nuclear submarines after Pulwama attack

5 Indians killed in New Zealand terror attack on mosques

Christchurch: Five Indians have been killed in the ghastly terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch in which 50 people lost their ..

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Former SC judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose to be India's first Lokpal

New Delhi: The name of former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose is said to be in active consideration for appointment ..

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Former Kerala PSC chairman Radhakrishnan joins BJP

New Delhi: Former Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman K S Radhakrishnan on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party here ..

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Congress is my party; I won’t do anything to dishearten it: K V Thomas

New Delhi: Congress leader K V Thomas has denied all reports that hinted he would join the BJP. "My party is Congress and I won’t ..

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K V Thomas is not Tom Vadakkan to join BJP: K Sudhakaran

Kannur: If the Congress had no intention of fielding senior leader K V Thomas in the Lok Sabha polls, the party should have informed ..


RMP will support UDF in Vadakara to ensure Jayarajan’s defeat

Vadakara: Leaders of the Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) on Sunday said that the party will not contest from Vadakara seat in the ..


‘People call me monster; can you give me a job to survive?’ asks Preethi

Chelakkara: “I’m ready to do any job, be it housemaid job or cleaning bathrooms. I badly need a job to take care of my ..


Congress to announce candidates for 13 seats; Tussle remain over 3

New Delhi: The Congress has decided its candidates for 13 out of the 16 seats its contesting in the Lok Sabha polls. At present, Wayanad, ..

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Kodungallur woman among 49 killed in NZ mosque shootings

Auckland: Officials have confirmed that a Malayali woman and another man from Gujarat was among the 49 people killed in the terror ..


Pollachi sex scandal: Anger simmers among residents

Pollachi: Anger simmers in the town after murky details of the sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case blew up in the residents' faces ..

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P J Joseph yields; will continue fight to strengthen democracy in Kerala Congress

Kottayam: Kerala Congress leader P J Joseph said he will not cause a split in the party over being denied a seat to contest the Lok ..


India pursuing with NZ whereabouts of 7 Indians, 2 PIOs after mosque shootings

Christchurch: India's High Commission in New Zealand on Saturday said that it has been pursuing with local authorities whereabouts ..

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Nun rape case: Delay in charge sheet putting pressure on witnesses: Sr Anupama

Kochi: The delay in submitting the charge sheet in the nun rape case against bishop Franco Mulakkal is putting pressure on all the ..


India-US looking to co-develop small air launch UAVs: Pentagon

Washington: India and the US have identified small air launch unmanned aerial vehicles and a lightweight small arms technology project ..


New Zealand mosque shootings: 9 Indians reported missing

Christchurch/New Delhi: India's High Commission in New Zealand was ascertaining details about the possibility of Indians being ..

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's relatives join BJP 'yet again'

Kochi: The BJP welcomed Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's aunt and her husband into the party fold at a function here Friday but ..

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Leave congregation or face ouster: Sr Lucy Kalapura issued final notice

Wayanad: A final notice has been issued by church authorities to Sister Lucy Kalapura, the nun who took part in a protest against rape ..


Vadakkan not a big leader, says Rahul Gandhi

Raipur: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Friday made light of family loyalist Tom Vadakkan's decision to join the BJP. Gandhi said ..


Rs 3 crore swindled from United Nurses Association’s bank account

Thiruvananthapuram: The DGP has ordered a crime branch inquiry in to the complaint of large scale financial fraud in the United Nurses ..

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YSR Congress leader Y S Vivekananda Reddy dead

Kadapa (Andhra Pradesh): YSR Congress party leader and former Andhra Pradesh Minister Y S Vivekananda Reddy was found dead at his home ..


No seat for Joseph: Congress to announce list of candidates on Saturday

New Delhi: Leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala said the Congress will announce its candidates for the Lok Sabha polls on Saturday ..


3rd Test between NZ, Bangladesh called off after Christchurch shooting

The Bangladesh cricket team narrowly avoided being caught up in a shooting at a mosque in Christchurch on Friday that left several ..

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Bangladesh cricketers escape New Zealand mosque shooting

Bangladesh's cricket team escaped unscathed after a deadly shooting at a mosque in New Zealand, an official told AFP on Friday ..


Rahul Gandhi visits houses of slain Youth Congress activists in Periya

Periya: Congress national president Rahul Gandhi visited the families of slain Youth Congress activists Kripesh and Sarath Lal at Periya ..


Men must vacate reserved seats for women in buses, clarifies Kerala police

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala police in a facebook post clarified that men, who travel in reserved seats for women must vacate the ..


Pollachi sexual assault-cum-blackmail case goes to CBI, stir still spreads

Pollachi: Although the Tamil Nadu government gave its nod for a CBI probe into the Pollachi sexual assault-cum-blackmail case, security ..


Fraudsters withdraw Rs 50,000 from Cyber Park director's account

Thrissur: High tech fraudsters have withdrawn Rs 50,000 from a bank account without knowing the account details, ATM details or even ..


Malayali researcher Anu shows way for low cost anti-bacterial medicine

Thrissur: A female researcher from here has developed the basic technology to produce medicine to treat bacterial infections in an ..


Anti-socials open shutter of Perumthenaruvi dam at night

Ranni (Pathanamthitta): One of the shutters of Perumthenaruvi hydroelectric dam has been destroyed by anti-socials on Tuesday night ..

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India disappointed as China blocks move to designate Masood Azhar as global terrorist

New Delhi: India Wednesday night expressed "disappointment" after China blocked yet another move at the United Nations to ..


Sabarimala row a constitutional issue: Muralidhar Rao

Thiruvananthapuram: BJP national general secretary Muralidhar Rao Wednesday criticised Kerala Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena's ..

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P J Joseph deserves Lok Sabha seat; will cooperate if he joins LDF: Francis George

Kottayam: Janadhipathya Kerala Congress leader Francis George said P J Joseph deserves a Lok Sabha seat. He stated that Joseph was ..


7-year-old boy detected with West Nile virus in Malappuram

Malappuram: A seven-year-old boy from the district has been detected with West Nile virus (WNV), a mosquito-borne disease which has ..

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Youth kidnapped by gang found murdered in Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram: A youth who was kidnapped by a gang yesterday was found murdered here on Wednesday. City police commissioner said ..


Rafale: Review petition based on leaked secret documents jeopardised national security, Centre to SC

New Delhi: The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court that documents filed by the petitioners seeking review of its Rafale deal verdict ..

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This could be a national security election: Shashi Tharoor MP

The upcoming Lok Sabha election will be a reflection of five years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi rule, said Shashi Tharoor MP. Speaking ..

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Setback in asset case; K Babu to face trial

Thiruvananthapuram: Vigilance court has rejected former minister K Babu’s request to acquit him in an asset case. The court ..


Wooing votes on Lord Ayyappa’s name will be violation of MCC: Teeka Ram Meena

Thiruvananthapuram: State Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena reaffirmed the Election Commission’s stand that citing or invoking ..

Rahul Gandhi

You can't have negative atmosphere and expect economic growth: Rahul Gandhi

Chennai: Economic growth is directly related to the mood of the nation and one cannot expect it to happen in a negative and fearful ..


India bans Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Ethiopian Airlines crash

New Delhi: India Tuesday grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft used by the country's airline companies in light of the Ethopian Airlines ..


Political slugfest looms over EC's gag order on Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram: A day after the poll authority here gagged parties from raising the Sabarimala issue in the run up to the elections, ..

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CM’s chief principal secretary Nalini Netto submits resignation

Thiruvananthapuram: Nalini Netto has resigned from the post of Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister. It is learned that differences ..

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Using Sabarimala issue for poll campaign will be violation of MCC: Teeka Ram Meena

Thiruvananthapuram: State Chief Electoral Officer Teeka Ram Meena has reaffirmed that using the Sabarimala issue for campaigns for ..


I am not contesting Lok Sabha polls: Mullapally Ramachandran

Thiruvananthapuram: Outgoing Lok Sabha member and state Congress President Mullapally Ramachandran said on Tuesday that he will not ..


Crisis in Kerala Congress will end soon: Thomas Chazhikadan

Kottayam: Thomas Chazhikadan, the Lok Sabha candidate from Kottayam for Kerala Congress (Mani), an ally of the Congress-led United ..

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P C George hints contesting LS polls from Pathanamthitta

Kochi: Taking a dig at LDF’s Pathanamthitta candidate Veena George, PC George MLA asked what was the need for a ‘fallen ..

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Exclusion from draft Assam NRC will not affect voting rights for LS polls: ECI to SC

New Delhi: Allaying the fears of over 40 lakh persons whose names were not included in the draft Assam NRC, the Election Commission ..

Rahul Gandhi

Maoist threat: Rahul Gandhi will not visit Vasanthakumar’s house in Wayanad

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress national president Rahul Gandhi, who will visit Kerala to officially launch the election campaign of the ..


Priests must refrain from election activities, says Idukki diocese circular

Idukki: The Idukki diocese has come out with a directive asking priests not to directly involve themselves in the Lok Sabha polls. ..


Infighting breaks out in Kerala Congress (M)

Kottayam: Intensive infighting has erupted in Kerala Congress (M) over party chairman K M Mani's decision to field his loyalist ..

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Be ready to face questions over 2014 poll promises: Shiv Sena to BJP

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the BJP should now be prepared to face questions from people over its 2014 poll promises of peace ..


Talking matters menstrual and shattering gender stereotypes

Kochi/Kollam/Koyilandy: Menstrual period needn’t be considered as days of shame, said Arjun Unnikrishnan, founder-volunteer of ..


US to take 'immediate' action on Boeing jet if needed: official

Washington: US federal aviation authorities said Monday they will order Boeing to modify its 737 MAX 8 aircraft, including anti-stalling ..

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EC directive on Sabarimala illogical, says K Surendran

Kottayam: The BJP Monday termed as "illogical" the Election Commissions directive to political parties in Kerala that the ..

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Kerala Congress constituent committees against Joseph’s candidacy

Kottayam: The seat sharing issue in Kerala Congress is heating up with the Mani group making a move against Joseph group. Constituent ..

Jairam Ramesh

RBI had observed govt's arguments in favour of demonetisation did not hold: Cong

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday claimed that the RBI, at a high-level meeting hours before the announcement of demonetisation, had ..

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SFI leader hacked in Parassala; 2 BJP workers arrested

Thiruvananthapuram: A Students' Federation of India (SFI) leader was attacked allegedly by BJP workers at Parassala in the district, ..

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This LS polls, candidates will have to advertise their criminal records

New Delhi: The Election Commission has made it compulsory for candidates contesting polls to advertise their criminal antecedents in ..


Assets the reason behind all church disputes in Kerala, opines HC

Kochi: The High Court has made a crucial observation in the church dispute case. The HC opined that assets were the reason behind all ..


Plastic flex boards banned during poll campaigns

Kochi: The High Court has issued an interim order imposing a ban on using flex boards during election campaigns. The HC order has clarified ..

China orders local airlines to ground Boeing 737

China orders local airlines to ground Boeing 737

Beijing: China on Monday ordered domestic airlines to suspend commercial operation of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, citing the Ethiopian Airlines ..


Urbanisation cause for intense heat in Kerala: Study

Kozhikode: A study has revealed that urbanization is the cause of the abnormal increase in the temperature in Kerala. The study conducted ..

Alappuzha collector Suhas celebrates birthday by gifting a fishing boat, net

Alappuzha collector Suhas celebrates birthday gifting a fishing boat, net

Thuravur: Alappuzha collector S Suhas celebrated his birthday by giving fishing boat and net to a fisherman from the locality. Despite ..


EC asks parties to desist from using photo of soldiers in campaign

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday asked political parties to desist from displaying photographs of defence personnel ..

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Twelve dead in Colombia plane crash

Bogota: A plane crash in Colombia killed 12 people on Saturday, including a mayor and her family, aviation and emergency services said ..

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AI Express all-women crew from Karripur

Kondotty: On International Women’s Day, the Air India Express from Kozhikode to Ras Al Khaimah was operated by all women’s ..

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Alan gets new home; no need to sleep in trains at night

Palakkad: Finally, Alan and his mother got a house of their own. They were spending nights in trains as they had no shelter to stay ..


Pak registers FIR against IAF pilots for bombing trees: Report

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday lodged an FIR against "unidentified pilots" of the Indian Air Force (IAF) for bombing and destroying ..

MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan's Bikaner

MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan's Bikaner, pilot ejects safely

Jaipur: A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Rajasthan's Bikaner district on Friday with the pilot ..


I wanted to come back; this is the best time: Kummanam Rajasekharan

Thiruvananthapuram: Kummanam Rajasekharan said he wanted to return to active politics. He was speaking to Mathrubhumi news after resigning ..


Dhoni, Kohli planned special 'cap' tribute for armed forces

Ranchi: If Cricket Australia has the 'Pink Test' and Cricket South Africa has the 'Pink ODI', the Board of Control ..


Possible Maoists retaliation; security beefed up in Wayanad

Kalpetta: Security has been beefed up in Wayanad in view of possible retaliation from Maoists following the death of their leader C ..


Jaleel’s body will be handed over to relatives

Kozhikode: The body of Maoist leader C P Jaleel, who was killed in an encounter with the police in private resort at Lakkidi in Wayanad ..

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On Women's Day, WCD signs MoU with Skill Development Ministry to provide skills training to women

New Delhi: On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Women and Child Development Ministry and the Skill Development and ..


SC refers Ayodhya land dispute for mediation

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday referred Ayodhya's Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case to mediation for amicable ..

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22 terrorist training camps active in Pakistan: Indian official

Washington: As many as 22 terrorist training camps, including nine of Jaish-e-Mohammed are active in Pakistan, but no action is being ..


Congress declares 1st list of LS polls candidates; Sonia from Raebareli, Rahul from Amethi

New Delhi: The Congress Thursday released its first list of 15 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, fielding UPA chairperson Sonia ..


Maoist leader Jaleel was shot from behind during encounter

Kalpetta: Maoist leader C P Jaleel (26), who was killed in an encounter near Vythiri in Wayanad was shot from behind. His body was ..

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No unmanned level crossings in Kerala: Piyush Goyal

Thiruvananthapuram: There are no unmanned level crossings in Kerala, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said Thursday while laying the foundation ..

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Man ends life after posting video alleging police harassment

Kottayam: A 28-year old man, booked in a chain-snatching case, allegedly committed suicide after posting a video message on social ..


Maoist leader Jaleel’s post mortem postponed to Friday

Kozhikode: The post mortem of the body of Maoist leader C P Jaleel, who was killed in an encounter with the police at Lakkidi in Wayanad ..

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Imam on the run after sexually assaulting minor held from Madurai

Thiruvananthapuram: Shefeeq Al Qasimi, the former Imam of Tolikkad mosque has been arrested for sexually assaulting a minor girl in ..


1 dead in grenade attack at Jammu bus stand; Hizbul man held

Jammu: A grenade explosion rocked the crowded general bus stand in the heart of Jammu city on Thursday killing a teenager and injuring ..

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Ready to contest in Attingal if party demands: Adoor Prakash

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader and MLA Adoor Prakash said he would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls if the party demands. ..


CPM branch secretary held for murder of ITI student

Kollam: The police have arrested a CPM Arinallur branch secretary Sarasan Pillai in connection with the murder of an ITI student. ..

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15 seats decided; Innocent to contest in Chalakudy

Thiruvananthapuram: The CPM’s list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha election is almost ready. Despite opposition from ..


C P Jaleel was murdered in fake encounter, allege kin; Seek judicial probe

Kalpetta: Maoist leader C P Jaleel was killed in a fake encounter, alleged his brothers C P Rasheed and C P Jishad. Stating that Jaleel ..


How to deal with aggressive students who attack teachers?

Thrissur: Within one month, three cases in which students brutally manhandled teachers were reported in the state. All three incidents ..

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Kodiyeri Balakrishnan seeks probe into how Adani won bid to operate 5 airports

Thiruvananthapuram: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Wednesday demanded a probe into how Adani Enterprises won the bid ..

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P C George to contest from Pathanamthitta

Thiruvananthapuram: P C George MLA will contest from Pathanamthitta constituency the upcoming Lok Sabha election. Stating that Kerala ..

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Farmer suicides: Pinarayi Vijayan asks banks to stop loan recovery

Thiruvananthapuram/Idukki: Following a series of suicides by debt-ridden farmers, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan Wednesday asked banks ..

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K Surendran moves HC to withdraw from Manjeshwaram election case

Kochi: BJP State secretary K Surendran has moved the High Court to withdraw from the Manjeshwaram election case. He submitted a petition ..

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CPM will announce candidates for 16 constituencies on Saturday: Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

Thiruvananthapuram: The CPM candidates for 16 constituencies for the upcoming Lok Sabha election will be announced on Saturday, said ..


No such thing as peaceful hartal, observes HC

Kochi: The High Court on Wednesday observed that there was no such thing as a peaceful hartal. Regarding flash hatals, the HC said ..