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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. 

7 hours ago

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.

8 hours ago

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.

10 hours ago

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

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 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

Focus back on KAT selection

With T P Senkumar retiring as state police chief on Friday, focus is back on his selection to the post of Kerala Administrative Tribunal (KAT) member.

27 Jun 2017

NSS general secretary G Sukumaran Nair presenting the annual budget for 2017-18 at the NSS headquarters  at Perunna on Monday | Express
NSS blasts LDF Govt’s skewed education policy

 Pouring scorn on the LDF Goverment’s education policy, the Nair Service Society(NSS) on Monday demanded a change in government’s  irresponsible approach towards the aided  sector.

27 Jun 2017

Woman, teenaged son die as family attempts suicide 

A woman and her teenaged son on Monday burnt to death here when the four-member family tried to commit mass suicide after dousing themselves with petrol and kerosene at Thalayazham in Vaikom.  

27 Jun 2017

VACB to prepare list of tainted revenue officers 

 In a major move aimed at wiping out corrupt practices in the Revenue Department, the Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau has decided to prepare a comprehensive list of corrupt officers. 

27 Jun 2017

3 ‘quotation’ members held

Three persons on Monday were taken into custody in connection with the case in which hired hoodlums chopped off the arm of a shop owner at Edakochi here.

27 Jun 2017

Illegal mining leaves families in dire straits

Indiscriminate mining of laterite soil. Drastic fall in groundwater level. Potable water shortage. The chain of events has left over a hundred families struggling in Kurampala South ward of Pandalam Municipality.

27 Jun 2017

Aadhaar: there’s more to it than meets the eye

The fight against Aadhaar appears to be individualistic and simplistic to many. The Attorney General of India in his arguments in the Supreme Court called the challenges ‘myopic.

27 Jun 2017

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Pakistani man languishing in Kerala prison for no fault of his own

Come July, Abdul Qadir, a native of Balochistan province in Pakistan, will be completing two years of incarceration in Kerala.

27 Jun 2017

Trans-porting alappuzha to the top of maritime map

The significance of Alappuzha as a port destination faded eons ago. But now, the `385 crore port-cum-marina project may help the district regain its place on the maritime map.

27 Jun 2017

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Unified fee structure for private medical colleges in Kerala

The fees for MBBS course at private self-financing medical colleges in Kerala was today fixed at Rs 5.5 lakh for the 2017-18.

26 Jun 2017

Sabarimala temple
Damaged gold mast repaired in Sabarimala; security to be beefed up

The 'panchavargathara', the square base, of the flag mast at the Lord Ayyappa temple was found damaged by mercury like substance, yesterday within hours of its installation.

26 Jun 2017

Navara Punja paddy seeds | Wikimedia Commons
Navara rice awaiting a shot in the arm from the govt

 Each grain of this particular variety of rice is packed with health benefits, including vitamin E and properties to fight cancer and diabetes, say experts.

25 Jun 2017

A farmer at work | File | TP Sooraj
Rice Research Station preserves 180 varities of rare paddy

The Kerala Agricultural University’s Rice Research Station at Mankombu is preserving the legacy of rare paddy varieties.

25 Jun 2017

Farmers engaged at Puzhambram where paddy is cultivated as part of Ponnaryan Koyyunna Ponnani | Express Photo Service
Ponnaryan Koyyunna Ponnani scheme to revive rice cultivation

While rice production stood at 1,200 kg per acre last year, plagued by drought, farmers believe the yield could be increased to 1,500-2,000 with better care.

25 Jun 2017

Engineering fees in Kerala's self financing colleges reduced

The fees for engineering courses in merit as well as management quota seats in 97 self-financing colleges have been reduced. 

25 Jun 2017

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