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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday demanded the reframing of the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission which, he said, was necessary to save the federal structure of the Indian Union.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The prime accused in the murder of a former radio jockey was arrested on Tuesday at the Trivandrum International Airport here, police said
Alibhai, a resident in Alappuzha district, was arrested upon his arrival from Qatar earlier in the day.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac has persuaded other southern states to join hands against the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission (FC) that are seen as hampering the prospects of states that have kept a check on population growth.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amid the ongoing furor over the alleged dilution of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Dalit organisations here staged a protest on Monday morning.

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Dalit woman autorickshaw driver Chithralekha, who was hounded by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers, was preparing for a new life by constructing a house at five cents of land allotted to her by the previous Congress-led United Democratic Front government 40 kms away from her native place in Kannur district in Kerala.

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KOCHI: Kerala Governor P Sathasivam has returned the controversial Kerala Professional Colleges Bill confounding the embarrassment caused to the Left Front government by the Supreme Court order staying the ordinance preceding the bill and cancelling admission of 180 MBBS students in two medical colleges in the state. 

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MALAPPURAM : Protesters on Friday clashed with police here over land acquisition for a national highway development project, leaving several women and children injured.
Fearing their land and houses would be taken away, the demonstrators fought with the police as a land survey work was going on.

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KOCHI: In a huge setback to Kerala’s Left Democratic Front (LDF) government as well as the opposition United Democratic Front (UDF), the Supreme Court has ordered expulsion of 180 students from Kannur and Karuna medical colleges that the two sought to protect through law.

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KOCHI: Yoga may disappear from a large number of Christian institutions in Kerala when Yoga professionals from across the world come to the state in June this year to gain a fist hand experience of its birth place with a prominent Catholic Church declaring the ancient Indian science of exercise and healing as a religious practice incompatible with Catholic faith.

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KOCHI : Malayalam film star Ajith, known for portraying negative roles, died on Thursday at a private hospital here, family sources said. Ajith, 56, was admitted to the hospital 10 days ago following health issues.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The Congress-led opposition on Wednesday walked out of the Assembly, accusing the Kerala government of work with the Centre to "fleece" people through increased fuel prices even when international prices were at a low.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday announced a vigilance probe into a land deal involving the CPI's Wayanad district unit after a TV channel sting purportedly showed the CPI hand in glove with the land mafia.

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KOCHI: “Anybody can pluck jackfruit from this tree”; this was a board that could be seen in several homesteads across Kerala until recently. Not anymore. Traders are now going from house to house looking for the poor man’s fruit.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : A young former radio jockey was on Tuesday murdered in his studio in an attack that also left a friend wounded, police said.

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CUMBUM: A family were allegedly prone to the aggressive criminal activity aroused in the Cumbum – Theni road on 25th March, 2018. A gang of five or six people approximately, attacked the car on morning Three AM.

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KOTTAYAM: With great prayers and offerings, 24th March, Saturday falls the last day of festival, ‘Thirunakkara Arattu’ in the famous Thirunakkara Mahadev Temple in Kottayam district of Kerala. It’s considered to be the famous temple festival that is celebrated for 10 days with great pomp and show.

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KOCHI: Yielding to mounting pressure from farmers and environmentalists, Kerala’s Left Democratic Front (LDF) government has shown signs of relenting on its rigid stand of building a road through 250 acres of paddy fields at Keezhattur village in the red bastion of Kannur district.

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ERNAKULAM: The culture of India is diminishing by each day. A 42 year around man was masturbating in the Ernakulam railway station today morning by facing to a foreigner. Without any embarrassment, he was actually causing shame to whole country itself in the public place.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The Congress-led opposition on Thursday slammed the Pinarayi Vijayan government for aligning with Adani Ports who are going to execute the proposed Rs 7,525-crore Vizhinjam project.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday informed the assembly that if need arises, the state government will come up with a new law banning arms training in places of worship.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The Kerala Assembly was informed on Wednesday that five lakh people suffer from ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in the state and a detailed survey would be done to identify and treat these patients.

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KOCHI : Kerala should have been a dry by 2023 if the previous United Democratic Front (UDF) government’s 2014 phased prohibition policy was allowed to be continued but the state with the highest per capita consumption of liquor in India may become a tipplers’ own country within a year.

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KOZHIKODE : In a telling blow to the Pinarayi Vijayan government, the Kerala church on Saturday slammed the state's liquor policy, threatening it would work against the ruling Left's candidate in the upcoming Chengannur by-poll.

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KOCHI: The removal of Kerala Food Safety Commissioner Veena N Madhavan for taking action against unhygienic eating places in the state’s premier information technology park in the state capital of Thiruvananthapuram has cheered the IT industry but health activists are flummoxed by the message it sends to the food sector.

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KOCHI : Senior CPI-M leader and Kannur District Secretary P. Jayarajan got a jolt on Thursday when the Kerala High Court said that the CBI charges against him under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act will stay. Jayarajan is presently out on bail in the murder of RSS activist Kathirur Manoj.

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KOCHI: Keezhattur village in Kerala’s northern district of Kannur is fast turning out to be another Nandigram with a small group of farmers gearing up to resume their battle for saving their paddy fields defying the government and the ruling Marxist muscle power.

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KOCHI: The Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) warning not to cooperate with Bhartiya Janata Party in the coming Assembly by-election at Chengannur has put the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Kerala into a quandary.

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KOCHI : A division bench of the Kerala High Court on Wednesday stayed an order directing a CBI probe into the murder of a Youth Congress worker in Kannur on February 12.
The stay comes on a plea by the state government, exactly a week after the single bench ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the murder of 30-year-old Shoaib Mohammed, after his father approached the High Court.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Authorities in Kerala have been placed on alert and fishermen advised not to venture into the sea after Met reports on the formation of a depression over southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining area moving slightly north-westwards, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Tuesday.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday told the state Assembly that he has no plans to increase the retirement age of state government employees.

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KOCHI : The Kerala police have registered a case against Syro Malabar Church head cardinal Mar George Alencherry and three others in connection with the land scam in its Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese, plunging the Kerala-based three million-strong Eastern-rite Church into a deep crisis.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Authorities here on Sunday rushed a police team to help in rescue operations of over a dozen students caught up in a fire in Theni forest area in Tamil Nadu bordering Idukki district, Kerala Police chief Loknath Behra said. Behra said instructions have been issued to Idukki district police chief to give all assistance in the rescue operation.

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KOCHI: In a rare move, Kerala’s ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) expelled four party workers arrested in connection with the brutal murder of Youth Congress leader, S P Suhaib in Kannur district on February 12 within a month of committing the crime.

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KOZHIKODE : On her first visit to her home state Kerala after the Supreme Court upheld her marriage with Shafin Jahan, Hadiya on Saturday said "all this happened as I embraced Islam". "The Constitution gives all the freedom to choose their religion, which is a fundamental right of every citizen and all this happened because I embraced Islam," said Hadiya while interacting with the media.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In an investment friendly move, central trade unions in Kerala has endorsed the CPI(M) led LDF government's decision to end 'nokkukooli', under which money paid to workers without rendering any service.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday denied humiliating Metroman E. Sreedharan and blamed the Centre for the delay in the taking off of key Metro projects in Kerala. Speaking in the assembly Vijayan said that none should doubt his regard for Sreedharan's credentials.

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