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New department for women will gender audit Kerala government

The Women's Commission, Child Rights Commission, Gender Park, Nirbhaya project, Child Welfare Council, Anganwadi Welfare Board and destitute homes will come under the new department.

11 hours ago

Munnar (EPS)
CPM-CPI rift in Kerala worsens over Munnar land encroachment issue

CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran rejected chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan's call for a meeting on the issue, saying the government is run not by the CPM alone.

11 hours ago

The decision to appoint Behera was taken by the cabinet on Wednesday. | Express Photo Service
‘No controversies for me’: Loknath Behera returns as Kerala police chief

Behera is presently director-general of Vigilance. This would be his second stint as state police chief. He had been replaced was replaced by TP Senkumar who was reinstated by a court order on May 7.

15 hours ago

Fever: health minister should resign, demands UDF

Hitting hard against the alleged lapses and callousness of the government in addressing the fever and deaths in the state, Opposition leader and UDF chairman Ramesh Chennithala

28 Jun 2017

Bobbitisation: woman living with parents

 The state government on Tuesday submitted before the Kerala High Court the woman who chopped off the godman’s genitals allegedly while resisting his rape attempt was not under illegal detention but was living with her parents and brother in a rented house at Nedumangad.

28 Jun 2017

CPI to boycott meet on munnar eviction

 The Munnar eviction drive continues to be one of the major roadblocks before the Left Government.

28 Jun 2017

HUman Rights panel seeks Explanation from DCP

The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Tuesday issued summons to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Yatish Chandra asking him to appear before it on July 17

28 Jun 2017

Income tax dept to attach properties owned by the sreevalsam group

 The Income Tax (I-T) wing investigating the flow of money sourced from Nagaland by Pandalam-based Sreevalsam group and its chairman M K R Pillai,

28 Jun 2017

HC asks govt to produce QV report

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to produce the report of the quick verification (QV) conducted by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB)

28 Jun 2017

Corp to start use of new repellent from today

After failing to check the growing mosquito menace in the city, the Kochi Corporation has decided it is time to try something different.

28 Jun 2017

Fever cases rise  to touch 1,600 mark in district

Despite the efforts by the Health Department, the number of people seeking fever treatment at hospitals is on the rise in the district. 

28 Jun 2017

Preserving nature: go green and grab ‘green royalty’

: Immaterial of whether they are cultivated or not, farmlands and paddy fields in Ponnani will bring in profits! The innovative project - ‘Green Royalty’

28 Jun 2017

Relief ops: chopper co waits in wings for govt nod

 If things progress as expected, the state may soon have a helicopter service, operating primarily for disaster management, besides medical and tourism purposes.

28 Jun 2017

The official car with Cooperation Minister Kadakampally Surendran wades through the muddy waters in the road by the side of the Central Stadium on  Tuesday | B P Deepu
Roads flooded. trees uprooted. power disrupted

The southwest monsoon lashed the state with a fury on Tuesday uprooting trees and electric poles and causing power and traffic disruption in many places.

28 Jun 2017

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Kerala: Official charged with abetting farmer's suicide surrenders

Village assistant Sileesh Thomas was on the run after the suicide of 57-year-old Kaavilpurayidathil Joy on June 21 who was found hanging outside the village. 

27 Jun 2017

Malayalam actor Dileep (File | EPS)
Does she mean Dileep? Assaulted Malayalam actress threatens legal action

Dileep, in a TV interview, had said that prime accused in actress’ molestation case, Pulsar Suni, had been friends with her, and that she should have been careful while befriending him.

27 Jun 2017

Women in Cinema Collective, an association of women in Malayalam cinema comprising leading actors such as Manju Warrier, Parvaty and film editor Beena Paul. (File photo)
Women in Malayalam cinema take up cudgels for actress who was molested

In a statement posted on Facebook Tuesday, the group said that since the case is pending in court, it is illegal and disrespectful to cast aspersions on the character of the victim.

27 Jun 2017

Rent-a-cab is here, officially!

 Some months ago when Bengaluru-based couple Sreenivasan and Shiny (name changed) visited Kochi to spend a few days at their native place Idukki, they wanted a car for themselves for a week.

27 Jun 2017

The government is building 35 new houses in Chengara Colony. The contractor is drawing water from the only borewell, depriving drinking water to the 28 houses in the colony | George Poikayil
‘We are reduced to scarecrows on the rocky terrain’

 “You may launch a bigger protest than the Chengara struggle and yet the government will find ways to deny you the ownership of the land you were asked to settle down on,” a former Collector portentou

27 Jun 2017

The installation ceremony of the golden flagmast at the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple on Sunday | SHAJI VETTIPURAM
Flag mast installed at Sabarimala

 In an atmosphere of religious fervour and gaiety, the new golden flag mast of Lord Ayyappa temple here was installed at a ceremony on Sunday.

27 Jun 2017

The Andhra Pradesh natives who poured mercury on the flagmast at Sabarimala temple | SHAJI VETTIPURAM
Defacing of new flag mast: Cops rule out conspiracy

The five Andhra Pradesh natives held for allegedly defacing the newly-installed golden flag mast at Sabarimala said pouring mercury on the mast - for which they were held - was an ongoing practice dur

27 Jun 2017

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