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Kochi: 16 years of an unfinished dream for safe travel

”Why should we have a panchayat president, if she is not ready to own up to her mistakes and rectify the same? She doesn’t realise our sufferings as she can easily reach wherever she wants through container road,” says Shaison Albert, one of the residents. 

Stakes high for CPI-M in Aroor Assembly by-election

But the CPI-M, known for the systematic campaigns, is leaving nothing to chance. They very well know losing Aroor would mean curtains for Vijayan.

Tough battle for Kerala’s Konni Assembly seat

BJP's Surendran, however, is looking confident, claiming that he would be the dark horse in Konni as he and his party feels that the Sabarimala temple issue could tilt the balance.

Jovial by day, slayer at night: Kerala lady serial killer a...

Sources said that several witnesses, including the neighbours of the Thomas family, are being questioned by the police to gather evidence in the case.

Pathways to Permanence: Need for a strong disaster resilient housing policy

The term Pathways to Permanence refers to the process of reducing vulnerability and supporting disaster-affected families and communities using holistic program interventions that enable incremental progress toward the achievement of permanent, durable shelter and settlements. Government agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the corporate sector and the community have a crucial role to play in disaster response.

Country moving towards an authoritarian state: Rahul Gandhi

"In the ideological battle, the Congress believes in divergent views as our country has different languages, cultures, while the BJP believes in one man and one ideology," said Rahul Gandhi.

Kerala bypolls: Acid test for 3 in Vattiyoorkavu

During the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Tharoor had the lowest lead of fewer than 3,000 votes from this seat among the seven Assembly constituencies of the Lok Sabha seat. This is an indication of the tough fight that Vattiyoorkavu is going to witness.

Kochi flats residents finally move out, SC panel takes over

Meanwhile, Kerala Police's Crime Branch chief, Tomin Thachenkery, who has been entrusted with the job of probing how the builders were able to build these flats and who were all responsible for this, was spotted at the flat complex and said his work is going on well and will soon be able to zero down on what and how this happened.

Kerala businessman alleges cheating by Pala legislator

"That person (Menon) has said he doesn't have anything to do with me. This allegation against Kappen first surfaced just before the Pala elections. This It's nothing but an election stunt by them (the Congress-led UDF)," said Balakrishnan.

Kochi flats: Some residents leave, others seek more time

In a related development, state police's Crime Branch chief Tomin Thachenkery arrived at the flat complex and later told the media that they have also begun their job and all those who have erred in their duty, including government officials and builders, will be proceeded against.

Wayanad: Rahul Gandhi joins protest, assures best legal aid

In Wayanad, the division is 4.8 km of the core zone and 5.8 km of the buffer zone. In all, 24.2 km of the highway passes through protected areas in Karnataka, and 10.4 km through protected areas in Kerala.

Congress’ star campaigner leaves for US ahead of bypolls

Now, among the five assembly seats which go to the polls on October 21, four of them are presently held by the UDF.

No alternate houses in sight, Maradu flats residents to stay put

"The State has condemned me and my wife to live in rented homes, at the mercy of others, as my pension permits, till the last day of our lives. The irony is that on the day that I leave my home I have received Silver Certificates for the years 2017-18 and 2018-19 from the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes for my contribution towards nation building by paying taxes. I contributed to building a nation and lost to the nation the home I built. Jai Hind," wrote Joseph, the son of a Kerala police official.

Kerala list of prisoners to be released not yet ready

"Once the list comes, it will be abided to. In the past also remission has been given," said the official.

Kerala tops the list, Niti Aayog releases school education quality index

Among the smaller states category, Manipur emerged as the best performer. West Bengal refused to participate in the evaluation process and has not been included in the rankings.

Rahul Gandhi Meets Kerala CM to Discuss Night Traffic Ban on...

The night traffic ban was introduced following a directive from the Mysuru Deputy Commissioner in 2009 to provide wild animals with a reprieve from vehicular movement. The ban is from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. It was challenged in the High Court of Karnataka, but the decision was upheld. The matter is now being heard in the Supreme Court.

Kerala’s UL Cyber park eyes 50,000 IT jobs by 2025

The Uralungal group's parent company is the Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society (ULCCS) Ltd, formed in 1925, which was started by the labourers as a cooperative society catering to the needs of the lower strata in northern Kerala.

Rahul Gandhi to join youth protesting traffic ban on Bangalore-Kozhikode stretch

The protest entered the sixth day on Monday with the protestors demanding the lifting of night traffic bans on the National Highway (NH) stretch cutting through the Bandipur Tiger Reserve, which is located in Wayanad district.

Demands met, SFI calls off CUSAT strike

The strike began on 25th September, with the students occupying the library demanding to extend its closing time.

Maradu flat owners eviction may take time as issues surface

Speaking to the media here on Monday, the flat residents complained that they were given a few contact numbers where the district authorities had arranged for their accommodation, but none exists.

Twitter co-founder to invest in Kerala start-up

The company currently serves in the US market and will soon be expanding to Europe.

Kerala Left breaks K.M. Mani’s 5-decade legacy with Pala win

Of the total 1,79,107 electorate, 1,27,939 cast their vote on Monday to decide the fate of 13 candidates.

Kerala Church row ends after bishops give in

Incidentally, last Sunday, based on the same apex court order, the Orthodox Church was given control of the Kandanad St. Mary's Cathedral after a gap of 45 years.

CPI-M announces candidates for 5 assembly seats in Kerala bypolls

While announcing the list, CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said that they were not a party which decides candidates by their caste, community or other such things.

All thanks to Navy, Cheriya Kadamakudy gets connectivity

Almost 6 months back one of my friend’s mother suddenly got unwell. There was difficulty in finding transportation. She was rushed to Aster MedCity, only to be declared dead. The doctors said that if she was brought 30 minutes earlier things could have been different.”

Water, power suppply to Maradu flats snapped, residents begin protest

According to the plan of action presented by Kerala Chief Secretary Tom Jose to raze the complex, the eviction of residents will start Sunday and will end on October 3. The complex demolition would begin October 11 and is expected to end by February next year.

Kerala govt prepares action plan in Maradu demolition case

Jose informed the state cabinet about the seriousness of the top court regarding the case and is said to have said that there is no other way but to abide by its orders.

Probe ‘love-jihad’ cases of Kerala Christian girls, says National Commission for...

In a letter to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), he has demanded that the Centre bring a strict law to deal with the organised conversions and also warned that if not checked this could lead to communal disharmony in the state.

SC pulls up Kerala govt on Maradu flats demolition

The top court cited the loss of lives in the recent floods in the state and said it was happening because the government has failed to act against illegal structures.

Voting on Kerala’s Pala to elect new MLA after 54 years

The Assembly bypoll was necessitated by the death of its Kerala Congress (Mani) MLA K.M.Mani in April. Mani had represented Pala since 1965.

Kerala KITE will train mothers in technology

During the training programmes, mothers would be introduced to better use of resources in the textbooks by scanning QR codes, familiarisation with the new classroom learning process besides focus on creating a favourable opportunity at home for students to make use of Samagra resource portal.

After Pala, Kerala prepares for Assembly bypolls to 5 seats

With a month left for the by-elections to the five Assembly constituencies, the Left, the UDF and the BJP are expected to announce their candidates soon.

Kerala Congress warns Pinarayi Vijayan

Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said that everyone knows Vijayan's role in the case.

CBI chargesheets 27 in Kerala BMS leader’s murder case

According to the CBI, the charge sheet mentions about 130 witnesses, 112 documents and the weapons used in the assault.

CITU continues strike against Muthoot Finance

The strike is supported by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-backed Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU).

Palarivattom flyover: HC seeks report from Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau

Built at a cost of Rs 42 crore during the Oommen Chandy regime, the 750-metre flyover was supposed to serve for over 100 years. It was opened in October 2016. But as it started crumbling, it was shut for traffic within three years.

Congress demands CAG audit into KIFBI and Kannur airport

Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, leader of opposition and senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said that he has briefed Governor Khan about the way the present CPI-M led Left government under Pinarayi Vijayan is keeping things under wraps regarding issues in the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) and the Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL).

Veteran Malayalam actor Sathar dies at 67

Kochi: Veteran Kerala actor Sathar passed away on Tuesday at a hospital near here due to prolonged illness, his family said. He was 67.The actor...

Kerala, Regional Cancer Centre ink MoU with Maldives for cancer care

Thiruvananthapuram:   Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the state and the Regional Cancer Centre...

E Sreedharan to supervise rebuilding of Palarivattom flyover in Kochi

Thiruvananthapuram:   Metroman E. Sreedharan was on Monday asked to take charge of rebuilding the Palarivattom flyover in Kochi which was closed down 30 months after...

Adani seeks help from Kerala govt on Vizhinjam Port

According to the agreement, Adani will operate the port for 40 years, extendable by 20 more years, while the state government will get a portion of the revenue from the port after 15 years.

‘Disciplinary action’ against IAS officer Kannan before he quit

Gopinathan resigned on August 21, claiming that he was "disturbed" over the curbs imposed in Jammu and Kashmir since August 5 after the state's special status was ended.

Chandy urges PM for release of Kerala priest in Jharkhand

According to the church, on September 6 the Deoghar district police took into custody two priests -- Arun Vincent and John -- and Munna Hansda. While Vincent was let off, John and Hansda have been remanded.

Kerala braveheart conferred Neerja Bhanot Award

Chandigarh: A young braveheart from Kerala, Sifiya Haneef, was conferred with the Neerja Bhanot Award in a solemn ceremony here on Saturday.The award was presented...

Samson donates India ‘A’ match fees to groundsmen

Thiruvananthapuram: Sanju Samson said that he has decided to give his match fees from the India 'A' matches he played to the groundsmen of the...

Kerala opposition asks CM to resolve Muthoot strike

Thiruvananthapuram: Leader of opposition in Kerala and senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Friday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to resolve the ongoing strike called...

Arif Mohammad Khan sworn in as new Kerala Governor

Thiruvananathapuram: Former Union minister and veteran politician Arif Mohammad Khan was sworn in as the 24th Governor of Kerala on Friday.Chief Justice of the Kerala...

Kerala HC directed the police to give protection to employees of...

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday directed the state government and the police to give protection to employees of Muthoot Finance, a leading non-banking...

Kerala HC cancels life term of 8 accused in Paul Muthoot...

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday cancelled the life term awarded to eight accused in the Paul Muthoot murder case, while the father of...

Muthoot Finance plans to close 300 branches in Kerala

Kochi: The management of one of the leading Non-Banking Financial Companies, Muthoot Finance, where a small section of its staff is on a strike with...

Rahul Gandhi writes to Kerala CM and Union Tribal Affairs Minister...

In a letter to Vijayan, Gandhi highlighted the issue of Kaippinikadavu bridge which connects Kurumbilangode and Chungathara village.

No support for reducing GST on cars and bikes, Kerala Finance...

Speaking to media, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac said that lowering of tax on the automobile would not help and instead result in revenue loss for the states.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurates third stretch of Kochi Metro

The newly-inaugurated five-kilometre stretch, which extends from Maharaja's Junction to Thykoodam bridge, takes the total distance covered by the Kochi Metro so far to around 24 km.

UDF finally names candidate for bypoll to Kerala’s Pala

Kottayam:The Congress-led UDF (United Democratic Front), which was struggling for the past week to finalise its candidate for the September 23 Pala Assembly by-election,...

Will ensure rule of law in Kerala: Governor-designate Arif Mohd Khan

New Delhi:Newly-appointed Governor of Kerala and a leading moderate Muslim face, Arif Mohammad Khan said on Sunday that his prime responsibility would be to...

Onam arrives in Kerala as Atham celebrations begin

Kochi:Atham celebrations were inaugurated on Monday in the historical region of Thripunithura near Kochi with a grand procession, as the day signals the arrival...

Kerala’s Sex ratio: Short of five girl childbirths in comparison with...

Thiruvananthapuram: Pathanamthitta district topped in the Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) 2018-2019 status with 984 female births to 1,000 male births.However, Kerala as a whole...

What is this outcry about, Shashi Tharoor responds to KPCC

Thiruvananthapuram: "I intervened more than 50 times in parliament and spoke against 17 Bills with courage and conviction. Can any of my critics from Kerala...

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, and Puducherry tops the child well-being...

New Delhi: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, and Puducherry topped the charts in the child well-being index, a tool designed to measure and tracks children’s...

Kerala caste murder: Court sentences all 10 convicts to double life...

Kottayam: 10 people who were accused of killing Kevin P Joseph, a Dalit Christian man last year was sentenced to double life imprisonment, by a...

‘Enjoy Onam feast, get Onam gifts’, here is what Kerala has...

Thiruvananthapuram: The Responsible Tourism Mission has unveiled a unique product to extend the feel and taste of Onam to holidayers by enabling them to enjoy...

Now, Kerala women to drive govt vehicles

Thiruvananthapuram: The State Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday decided "to induct women drivers in all government departments and public sector undertakings...

Film crew from Kerala was rescued from Himachal Pradesh floods

Mandi: A 30-member film crew from Kerala, including award-winning actor Manju Warrier, was rescued after being stranded in a remote Himachal Pradesh village following heavy...

CPI-Police Clash: AIYF activist arrested by police, Act of vengeance says...

Kochi:As a retaliation to the suspension of Ernakulam Central Station sub-inspector Vipin Das, over the lathi charge on CPI, the city police on Sunday...

Child Rights Commission seeks report on flood-hit children

Thiruvananthapuram: The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has requested to submit a report from all district child protection units in the State about...

Triple Talaq: Man arrested from Kozhikkod

Kozhikkod: A man from Kozhikkod, Kerala was arrested for giving Triple Talaq to his wife. The suspect was arrested by the Mukkom police following a...

Kottayam Principal Sessions Court put off Kevin murder case

Kottayam:Kottayam Principal Sessions court postponed the Kevin Murder case to August 22 for pronouncing the judgement. Earlier the court had scheduled the case for...

Channelize energy and time for the greater good says Parvathy Thiruvothu

Thiruvananthapuram: A fake Facebook page in the name of Parvathy Thiruvothu, Malayalam actor was used to post a malicious comment that said that people in...

Sister Lucy Kalappura who supported Kerala rape survivor nun dismissed

Kerala: Sister Lucy Kalathippura who had supported and participated in the protest against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been dismissed from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation. She...

Kerala journalist killed by ‘Drunk’ IAS officer’s car, govt orders probe

Thiruvananthapuram: A senior journalist was killed in a road accident near Museum Police Station, Thiruvananthapuram.It is alleged that the car was driven by Sriram Venkatraman...

Food from Kakkanad jail now an app away

Kakkanad: Tasty combo lunch made at Kakkanad district jail is now just an app away from you. Freedom Food Factory, the food production unit at...

Former MP A. Sampath apppointed as special representative of the government...

Thiruvananthapuram: The Cabinet has decided to appoint former MP A. Sampath as special representative of the government with Cabinet rank to collaborate with the Centre....

Tiger population increased in Kerala says Tiger census 2019

Wayanad:The Western Ghat landscape of Kerala has 190 tigers, up from 46 in 2006. This has been revealed in the tiger census conducted last...

“Ladies only?,” apparently not!

Kochi:It was on November 2018, that Indian railways took a decision to remove 'ladies only' coaches from long-distance trains. Instead, it was decided that...

Houseboats to be introduced from Marine Drive

Kochi: Houseboats which were seen so far in Alappuzha would soon start cruising from Marine Drive of Kochi, all thanks to Empire Greenix and DTPC...

“If you do not want to hear Jai Shree Ram, go...

Thiruvananthapuram: A day after 49 prominent citizens wrote to Prime Minister over the incidents of hate crimes in the country, a Kerala BJP leader has...

Poet Attoor Ravi Varma passed away

Thrissur: Renowned poet and translator of Malayalam literature, Attoor Ravi Varma passed away on Friday. He was 88 years old. Ravi Varma was being treated...

Friendly Bus initiative to ensure a smooth ride for students

Kochi: Are you a student in Kochi who is dependent on private buses for travel? Are you repeatedly ill-treated by the workers on the bus?...

Hindu outfits protests, Mar Athanasius College withdraws magazine

Kothamangalam: Mar Athanasius college was forced to withdraw its annual magazine "Ana Kera Mala, Aadu Kera Mala, Aayiram Kaanthari Poothirangi," following protests from Hindu outfits. The...

Glorifying Brahmins; High court judge’s speech becomes controversial

Kochi: Justice V Chitambaresh, a sitting judge of the Kerala High Court, recently courted controversy by glorifying brahmins and their virtues, reported India Today.In his...