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Rift between IAS officers in Kerala comes to fore

Agriculture Department Director Biju Prabhakar alleged that his senior official and department principal secretary Raju Narayanaswamy was trying to frame him in vigilance cases.

7 hours ago

Owner of Kochi day-care centre held over allegation of torturing toddler

The incident came to light after a video was released by the parents of the one-and-half-year-old child

14 hours ago

Government turns a blind eye as Pulluvila ‘goes to the dogs’

A pall of gloom descended on Chembakaramanthura near Pullivila on Monday when the body of Joseclin mauled to death by strays arrived at the hamlet.

23 hours ago

The culling call remains a bark at the moon

The government is on a sticky wicket as the call for mass culling of strays goes against the recent Supreme Court observation stating strays too had the right to live

23 May 2017

The CAG asked PSC to ensure that selection process is completed within the target period of  one year

 CAG blows lid off discrepancies in PSC 

 The CAG report on Public Service Commission (PSC) has revealed serious lapses in framing of special rules, reporting vacancies and publishing notifications, denial of selection for appointment to the differently-abled and defects in rendering advice to government.

23 May 2017

Rail tracks in state under security scanner

Rail tracks in the state have been put under thorough watch following intelligence reports that there is a possibility of anti-national elements attempting to sabotage rail lines to instill fear in the minds of people.

23 May 2017

Bunty Chor gets 10-year jail term

 The Additional Sessions Court here on Monday sentenced notorious criminal Devinder Singh, alias Bunty Chor, to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of `10,000 on him. He was sentenced four years after he was caught. 

23 May 2017

‘Tree Brigade’ plants seeds of change for a greener tomorrow

 Once jackfruit, mango and cashew trees were regular inhabitants in our backyard. But large-scale urbanisation and ever-shrinking natural parkland…

23 May 2017

For representational purpose
40 deaths in Kerala due to H1N1 in four months

From January this year, 2,349 persons were screened for H1NI, out of which around 500 were found positive and 40 persons have died so far.

22 May 2017

Private agencies to work with Kudumbasree for animal birth control programme in Kerala

The decision was taken in the wake of the death of a fisherman at Pulluvil in the state capital, after he was mauled by a pack of strays on Sunday night.

22 May 2017

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Stray dogs maul fisherman to death in Kerala's Pulluvila

Locals, including Josklin's family, have blocked the Poovar - Thiruvananthapuram road while the Congress party has called for a hartal in the region till 6 pm.

22 May 2017

Facebook post on Paliyekkara toll plaza goes viral

Paliyekkara toll plaza here, which has lately been in the news often for the wrong reasons, is yet again making headlines after a video posted on Facebook by national award winning actor.

22 May 2017

Pinarayi Vijayan. ( File | PTI)
Will protect settler farmers, evict encroachers, says Pinarayi

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said settler farmers in the district would be protected, while encroachers would be mercilessly evicted from government lands.

22 May 2017

Tango all the way through traffic jams on two-wheeler taxis

Ride-hailing cabs such as Uber and Ola have positively changed the way people travel in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram with comfortable travel and cheaper fares vis-a-vis other car taxis.

22 May 2017

For 85-year-old  Gouri Raghavan hailing from Vazhathope, her wistful wait for land ended on Sunday after she received title deed for her 30 cents | VINCENT PULICKAL
Pattayamela: Finally, wait over for 2,252 persons

For M A Agusthy, a differently-abled man from Kulamavu in Idukki, it was a dream come true.

22 May 2017

LSD case: Sleuths to probe Goan link

It was the largest-ever haul of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) in the state by the Narcotic Cell of the Kochi City Police a few weeks ago.

22 May 2017

The graveyard of Thalavoor St Mary’s Orthodox Church where an 88-year-old woman’s dead body was ungraved by her son
Man steals mom’s body from graveyard

Dramatic scenes unfolded at Thalavoor St Mary’s Orthodox Church, near Pathanapuram after the body of an 88-year-old woman, who was buried on March 28 went missing from her grave on Sunday.

22 May 2017

Arippa protesters hopeful of happy ending to protracted stir

When Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan distributed pattayams at Kattappana on Sunday, Chinna Pappichi and Thankamma, the two septuagenarians, who are part of the Arippa agitation, have been nurturing ho

22 May 2017

Self styled Kerala godman admitted in the hospital after his gentials by the rape victim. (Photo Courtesy: ANI)
Kerala godman who had penis cut off by victim remanded to judicial custody till June 3

Gangesananda Theethapada, whose prolonged sexual abuse of a law student resulted in her chopping off his penis, has been remanded to judicial custody till June 3.

21 May 2017

Row over commission in Kerala: Distributors withdraw all films from multiplexes

The move follows a disagreement over revenue sharing between exhibitors and distributors.

21 May 2017

Kerala man kills minor sons, commits suicide while wife is in Church

As per local accounts, Animon, killed his sons Adarsh and Darshan by dunking their heads into a bucket full of water before hanging himself. 

21 May 2017

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