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AAP’s Delhi victory a lesson for BJP, say CPI-M, Cong in...

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan reacted to the Delhi assembly poll results on Tuesday by saying that the verdict was a vote against the communal position taken by the BJP, while the Congress also should learn from this.

1,000 Kudumbashree hotels to serve Kerala meals at Rs 25

Apart from this lunch, Kudumbashree has been given the nod to start a chitty program, which would be an extension to the microfinance scheme which already is running quite well.

Kerala Budget’s ‘green’ touch’: Ban on CFL, filament bulbs

He said that bulbs used in street light and in government buildings will be replaced by LED bulbs and sale of CFL and filament bulbs banned from November 2020

“You are in the Q, as Kerala coffers are empty”: Congress

The total plan expenditure for the present fiscal for LSG has pegged at Rs 7500 crore.

Refrain from travel to China: Cabinet Secretary

Besides, from now on, anyone with a history of travel to China since January 15, 2020, could be quarantined.

Kerala girl with coronavirus, moved to Thrissur hospital

According to the latest figures, 1,053 people in various parts of the state are under observation for suspected cases of coronavirus, with 15 people kept in isolation wards in various hospitals in the state.

‘806 people in Kerala under observation for coronavirus’

In a statement, she said 19 persons were admitted to different state hospitals, of which nine have since been discharged.

Kerala governor reads out para on CAA, but says he is...

In the past what one has seen is, whenever the governor has any opposition to any statements in the address that he reads, that portion is not read.

Kerala Assembly: Opposition MLAs protest against Governor

Khan along with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Speaker P. Sreeramakrishnan and State Parliamentary Affairs Minister A.K. Balan and others were stopped in the well of the House by Congress members.

Kerala politicos welcome anti-CAA campaign in Australia

In a message to the Forum, Vijayan said that he is glad to hear the signature campaign that has been launched to get the support of Indian diaspora and the efforts of the Forum can be replicated in other countries too.

7 million join Kerala human chain to protest against CAA

People came out in large numbers to participate. After a trial at 3.30 p.m., the chain running on the side of the National Highway from Kasargode to Thiruvananthapuram, a distance of about 600 km, began forming at 4 p.m.

Rape accused bishop files discharge petition

Mulakkal, who is on bail, filed the petition in the Kottayam additional district sessions court, which had denied his January 6 plea seeking more time. The court posted Mulakkal's fresh petition for February 4.

Kerala Congress serves notice to discuss recall of Governor

Khan was quick to respond and welcomed the move.

Kerala health guidelines to tackle coronavirus

"The guidelines that we have come out with are based on the WHO protocols. Necessary precautions have been taken and this would be at all the state-run Medical College hospitals and the district hospitals. Isolation wards will be kept ready, in case need arises," said Shailaja.

Kerala CAA face-off to intensify between Gov, CM

The Vijayan cabinet that met here on Wednesday approved the Governor's address to the Kerala Legislative Assembly to be delivered on the January 29, and it includes the controversial suit that the Vijayan government has filed in the Supreme Court.

nCoV: Cochin begins screening passengers from China, Hong Kong

Even though there are no direct flights to either China or Hong Kong from CIAL, such passengers will be arriving on flights mostly from Malaysia and Singapore.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoles death of 8 Kerala tourists in...

Vijayan's office said all arrangements are being made to bring back the bodies of the dead at the earliest.

Won’t allow Constitutional machinery to collapse: Kerala Governor

Khan who was going out of the state met the media and said that he will not allow the collapse of the Constitutional machinery in the state.

Kerala Governor seeks report from govt over CAA suit

The Governor and the state government have been caught in a war of words ever since the Citizenship Amendment 2019 Act became law last month.

Tourists visiting Kerala love to eat Pork, beef, says Minister

Surendran while speaking to the media here on Friday dismissed the controversy as a needless one.

Object CAA, but obey Constitution, says Kerala Governor to state

"My role is to see that the state works according to the rules, I'm not claiming supremacy," said Khan while addressing an impromptu press conference in New Delhi.

Vijayan, Kerala Governor spar over rights

Earlier in the day, Khan said he was not a rubber stamp and would apply his mind. Khan was reacting to the media after reports surfaced that he refused to sign an ordinance approved by the Kerala cabinet to increase the number of members in local bodies.

VHP for action on Kerala Tourism’s beef dish tweet

"Is this tweet meant for promoting tourism or promoting beef? Isn't it hurting sentiments of crores of cow worshipers? Is this tweet generated from the pious land of Shankaracharya," tweeted VHP National Spokesperson Vinod Bansal.

I am not a rubber stamp, says Kerala Governor

Khan was reacting to the media after reports surfaced that he refused to sign an ordinance approved by the Kerala cabinet to increase the number of members in local bodies.

Kerala Church slams police for failing to curb ‘love jihad’

This concern was expressed at the Synod (meeting of the bishops of the Church) get together that ended on Tuesday night and the blame was put on the police for not doing an effective policing job to curb this menace.

Kerala Government moves SC against CAA

The Supreme Court is already seized of the matter with more than 60 petitions challenging the law and a hearing on the matter is scheduled on January 22.

Dust coats neighbourhood after Maradu demolition

"Last night around 9.30 p.m., my child suffered breathing problems and had to be rushed to the nearby hospital," said a local resident.

Maradu flats demolished 4 months after SC order

At 11.02 a.m, the 18-floor Jain Coral Cove, comprising 125 apartments, was razed.

Kerala braces for Maradu flats demolition

A mock drill was carried out to ensure the safety of citizens.

Sangh Parivar must end plan to silence varsities, says Kerala CM

"The attack on students and faculty of JNU is an appalling display of intolerance running amok. The scale of the attack reveals the extent of planning. Sangh Parivar must end this diabolical plan to silence universities with bloodshed. Remember, those students are speaking for all," he tweeted.

Kerala govt to press Centre for law on expats

Hitting hard at the Centre, Vijayan pointed out that the Centre does not have a system to support or provide information to those who wish to migrate to foreign countries, nor to ensure their safety.

Congress, BJP boycott Kerala diaspora body event

To portray the boycott of the event by the Congress in poor light, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, on his Twitter, shared a letter from Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi wishing the LKS all success. It was strongly contested by the state leadership of the Congress.

Kerala Assembly resolution on CAA not valid says Kerala Governor

"Citizenship Act is purely a Central subject and in Kerala, there is no issue of any illegal migrants. Hence, this resolution passed by the Assembly has no Constitutional or legal validity," said Khan to the media.

Kerala Assembly has no powers on CAA says Union Law Minister

During an interaction with media persons, Prasad emphasized that Parliament has the power to pass a law in connection with citizenship, and the Kerala Assembly cannot pass such laws.

CAA: Congress organises widespread protests in Kerala

Massive protest in Kerala. Top leaders of the Congress-led the protests in the districts along with party activists in huge numbers. Police detained MP's and MLA's.

Factional rifts may hurt Kerala Congress(M) in bypolls

"The Congress party should put its foot down and if the faction-ridden Kerala Congress (Mani) is not able to come up with a joint candidate, then the Congress should take over the seat. This acrimony in that party has to be contained quickly, if not the UDF would cut a sorry figure," said the Congress leader.

CAA should be withdrawn says Oommen Chandy

"The BJP-led NDA government has failed on all fronts and hence to divert the attention of their failures, they are going forward with their party agenda. The CAA should be withdrawn," said Chandy.

Ex Minister Thomas Chandy passes away

Chandy was the state president of his party. He was suffering from cancer and was being treated at a private hospital here when he breathed his last, a party official said.

Centre okays Rs 66,000 cr Kerala semi-high speed rail project

The order was issued by the Ministry of Railways and conveyed to Kerala Chief Secretary Tom Jose, Vijayan wrote.

Over 100 people taken into preventive custody in Kerala

The authorities taking a strong stand against the protesters did not order a holiday to the educational institutions. The shutdown has not had much effect as most of the shops and public vehicles plied as usual.

Kerala police chief says proposed shutdown illegal

Behra said those who have called for the shutdown have not followed the Kerala High Court ruling which said that seven days notice should be given when calling for shutdowns.

CPI-M and Congress jointly protest against CAA in Kerala

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan led the Left, while the opposition and Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala led the UDF when the protest started at the Martyrs Column

Miffed by judiciary, Kerala Minister hits back

The court-appointed three-member amicus curiae and asked them to submit a report on the condition of roads in Kochi by December 20.

Kerala to look into AP Disha Act for safety of women

"What must be noted is that, in Kerala, now itself the laws are very tough and it's only a question of implementation. But now that Andhra Pradesh has passed a new one, we have no issues in looking that up and see what it offers. It will be done and then will see," said Kerala Minister for Health and Social Welfare K.K. Shailaja

SC declines women’s plea on Sabarimala entry

"Every woman who wants to go must go. But, the situation in the country becomes explosive, we don't want any violence. There is a judgment, but it is not the last word on the issue", said the Chief Justice.

Cong accuses Kerala CM of shielding IAS officer

This allegation surfaced after the senior IAS officer was, on Wednesday, moved from a crucial government department, which was directly under the Chief Minister, and given the charge of an unimportant department.

Kerala court rejects Dileeps’s plea for copy of case records

Kochi: After the Supreme Court, last month ruled that Malayalam actor Dileep would not get a copy of the memory card containing footage of an...

Kerala govt seeks CBI probe in death of musician Balabhaskar

Speaking to the media his father C.K. Unni on Tuesday said the ongoing Kerala Crime Branch probe lacked conviction as, despite his requests, some things were not being looked into it.

Kerala HC declines to ban dismissed nun’s autobiography

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday declined to ban the dismissed nun, Sister Lucy Kalapurakkal's autobiography titled "Karthavinte Namethil (In the name of Christ)".The...

‘Design conclave in Kerala to tap state’s huge talent pool’

Thiruvananthapuram: To tap into the huge talent pool available in Kerala, the country's largest design conclave will be held at Kochi over three days starting...

All eyes on Vijayan as changes in cabinet & party

Thiruvananthapuram: The state secretariat meeting of the CPI-M, scheduled for Friday, is going to be crucial as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will discuss the possible...

Rahul seeks Centre’s support for a rail project in Wayanad

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday urged the Centre in the Lok Sabha to support the Kerala government for completing the Nanjangud-Wayanad-Nilambur railway...

Chandigarh, Punjab boxers dominate Day 2 of Elite Women’s C’ships

Kannur (Kerala): Boxers from Chandigarh and Punjab dominated the proceedings on the second day of the 4th Elite Women's National Boxing Championships at the Mundayad...

Is Kerala CM mulling a makeover of his cabinet?

Thiruvananthapuram: With its image has taken a beating and just 17 months left for the end of the tenure, the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Left Democratic Front...

SC moved for safe passage to all women at Sabarimala Temple

New Delhi: A woman, who was allegedly attacked while she attempted to visit the Sabarimala temple, moved the Supreme Court on Monday seeking directions for...

Kerala set to rent helicopter even as finances in shambles

This has been done after the Kerala Police chief Loknath Behra argued the need for a helicopter to help tackle the Maoists present in the forests of the state as also for emergency use when natural calamities strike.

SFI, KSU activists clash at Thiruvananthapuram college

University College, located in the heart of the state capital, has been in the news for somne time, ever since an SFI student was stabbed by two other SFI activists a few months back and it took another turn when the two accused were later found to have manipulated the Public Service Commission examinations for the Police Constable and secured top ranks.

Bindu Ammini announces her next visit to Sabarimala

"The upcoming visit is to mark the anniversary of our visit to the temple for the first time. This new pilgrimage will see hundreds of women coming from various parts of the country. This is being organised under the Women's Wing of the Renaissance Movement. I don't think the Kochi police will be providing us security but we will be going," said Ammini.

Kerala HC denies bail to CPM youths charged under UAPA

The High Court went with the prosecution's observations and denied bail after going through the case diary and also the digital evidences that the police had placed before the court, forcing to conclude that giving bail at this moment might hamper the ongoing investigations.

Sabarimala row: Trupti leaves, vows to return

"For the time being, we have decided to leave. But we will return," Desai told the media after coming out of the Police Commissioner's office, where she was holed up since early morning.

Trupti Desai lands in Kerala, minister furious

Speaking to the media here, Surendran said that he suspects a conspiracy behind what happened.

Activist Trupti Desai arrives in Kerala to visit Sabarimala Temple

Desai has been kept at the Kochi City Police Commissioners office.

Road accident in Kerala’s Angamaly kills four

The accident occurred at around 7.15 am at Bank Junction on Angamaly National Highway.

Kerala: Students protest over death of school girl due to snakebite

The school is located in the Lok Sabha constituency of former Congress president Rahul Gandhi at Sulthan Bathery and after coming to know about the incident, he wrote to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for action.

Plastic ban to be strictly implemented in Kerala

The cabinet meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Congress accuses Kerala Speaker of ‘RSS agenda’

Thursday was the last day of the present session and the opposition was in protest mode right from the start of Question Hour and was demanding action against certain police officials who had thrashed Congress legislator Shafi Parambil who was roughed up by the police on Tuesday when he was trying to calm down activists of the student wing of the Congress - the Kerala Students Union (KSU) - who were on a protest before the Assembly.

War of words between Govt-opposition in Kerala Assembly

State Finance Minister Thomas Issac lost his cool when senior Congress legislator V.D. Sateesan in his speech sought an adjournment motion over 'economic mismanagement'.

Politburo is not like Congress high command, says Pinarayi Vijayan

Incidentally, Vijayan also took to the media for propagating misinformation about the politburo meet that ended in Delhi on Sunday and said the news that has come out is, the politburo meeting expressed displeasure against the Kerala government.

Kerala CM comes under fire in politburo meet

According to sources, Vijayan was at the receiving end after three politburo members came down heavily on him in the manner in which the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) was invoked against two young CPI-M workers in Kozhikode early this month.

Maoists issue death threat against Kerala CM

The letter has been signed by Bedar Moosa, Vice President of the Kabinidal Action Committee for the Urban Action team.

Kerala: UDF criticises Chief Minister over the arrest of two CPI-M...

Two students of law and journalism, Allen Shuaib and Thaha Fazil -- both full-time CPI-M members -- were arrested on Saturday at Kozhikode after police recovered Maoist propaganda leaflets, besides material condemning the Union government's action in Jammu and Kashmir from them.

Privatisation of BPCL: Protest Enters 19th Day

BPCL controls about 14.74 per cent of the total refining capacity in the country.

Kerala’s public university to introduce visual media techniques in teaching and...

The workshop is organised as a pre-conference session of Kerala’s first international conference on Aquatic resources and blue economy (AQUABE 2019).

Complaints against Women’s Commission, MG University professor opens up to The...

"My experience proves that no matter what position you hold, how much you achieved, the approach of authorities towards people from margins will remain the same- uncared for, deserted.”

KMRL’s statement against kochimetroclub website

The public is advised not to fall prey to such activities.

Killing of Maoists ‘state sponsored’ act, says Kerala CPI

Incidentally, the CPI is the second biggest ally of the ruling Left government led by Pinarayi Vijayan and right from the day of the incident, the CPI has condemned the act of the police.

Oceanos-2019, Kochi hosts world’s first mobile underwater tunnel aquarium

Oceanos is the brainchild of Ernakulam native KK Nimil and his wife Archa. They have spent more than six years to set up this aquarium. 

Represent 2.0, CUSAT ‘Smile Makers’ conduct blood, stem cell registration drive

The event was conducted to support the siblings-Faizy, Faiha and Faaiz who suffer from Thalassemia Major.

Bharata Mata College in Kochi to be the first in country...

Kochi: Bharata Mata College in Kochi is all set to be the first fully solar-powered educational institution in the country. The official announcement would be...

In a first, Steam Car Wash in Kochi

While a normal car wash uses close to 100 litres of water, Caggo uses a unique Korean technology which takes only 20 litres of water to wash 4 cars.