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Construction materials for erecting the fence dumped on the elephant path on the river bed at Anakulam | ALBIN MATHEW
No man-animal conflict in Anakulam, but Kerala Forest Department triggers a row

A new project has triggered a controversy as it may block the elephant pathway and drive away the pachyderms from their natural water source.

20 Feb 2018

ONGC vessel 'Sagar Bhushan' where a blast killed five employees on Tuesday. File| Albin Mathew
Cochin Shipyard blast: Inquiry finds serious safety lapses on part of CSL

The Factories and Boilers director also said the findings of the report endorsed the primary observation that leak of acetylene gas caused the accident.

20 Feb 2018

Kerala teachers to be trained to cool down volatile campus situations

As many as 389 Career Masters in VHSE schools will be provided residential training in seven batches in the capital beginning Tuesday.

20 Feb 2018

Travancore Devaswom Board gears up to reclaim land from encroachers

New office-bearers of the Travancore Devaswom Board have called for an action taken report from its revenue department on the reclamation of devaswom land occupied by encroachers.

20 Feb 2018

Cardinal George Alencherry of the Syro-Malabar Church (File | Melton Antony
Church land belonged to Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese, not a public property:  Cardinal Mar George Alencherry

The petitioner alleged the Church authorities allegedly involved in the matter colluded with each other with an intention of duping the dioceses.

20 Feb 2018

CM Pinarayi Vijayan may emerge stronger within the party. (File | PTI)
Major reshuffle unlikely at Kerala CPM conference

In terms of a change of guard, a couple of senior leaders may be moved out of the state committee for reasons which include ill-health.

20 Feb 2018

Sabarimala  Temple  (Photo | EPS)
Travancore Devaswom Board and Kerala Forest Department start joint survey in Sabarimala

A joint survey conducted by the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) and the Forest Department began on Monday at the hilltop near Pampa.

20 Feb 2018

Don’t sit on Uttarakhand Chief Justice KM Joseph's elevation file, say Kerala advocates

It was on January 10 this year that the SC Collegium recommended the names of Justice Joseph as also senior advocate Indu Malhotra for appointment to the highest court in the country.

20 Feb 2018

Church land sale: Another petition against cardinal in Kerala High Court 

The petition has been filed over alleged irregularities in land deals involving the church, causing huge loss to his archdioceses.

20 Feb 2018

Shuhaib murder case: Those arrested in youth Congress worker's killing are CPI-M activists, say Police 

The arrest was on the basis of clear evidence against them and the two, who are hardened criminals, have a direct role in the murder.

19 Feb 2018

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan urged the Railways to immediately withdraw the decision to exclude Malayalam alone from the list of regional languages.  (File | PTI)
Malayalam's exclusion from Railway exam: Kerala protests

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan urged the Railways to immediately withdraw the decision to exclude Malayalam alone from the list of regional languages

19 Feb 2018

Hyderabad group filed complaint against viral 'Oru Adaar Love' song featuring Priya Prakash Varrier (Photo | Twitter)
'Oru Adaar Love' actress Priya Prakash Varrier moves SC, seeks to quash FIR against viral song

The criminal complaints have been instituted by various fringe groups based on a distorted and incorrect interpretation of the song in the states of Telangana, Maharashtra, she said in her plea.

19 Feb 2018

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Robots to soon clean up manholes in Kerala

The trial runs of the robot, developed by a startup company, Genrobotics, have been successfully held recently and the product will be launched next week

19 Feb 2018

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CPM workers arrested for Kerala Youth Congress leader’s murder

On Sunday, Kerala police arrested eight people in connection with the murder of 30-year-old Youth Congress leader M Suhaib.

19 Feb 2018

Award-winning Asura turns college dropout Fahad into a real game changer

Launched in 2017, Asura has already sold around 50,000 copies mostly in China, the US, and UK. It is priced at $10 abroad and Rs 250 in India.

19 Feb 2018

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KSRTC reaps record collection in ticket sale as private bus strike in Kerala enters third day

The collection on Sunday is likely to break the record Rs 7.85 crore it made on Saturday.

19 Feb 2018

February is the cruellest month for Kerala state electricity board

Even before the summer has formally set in, power consumption in the state has started spiralling upwards like never before.

19 Feb 2018

For nutmeg farmers of Kerala, yellow hue promises rich rewards

India produces nearly 13,000 tonnes of the spice a year, of which Kerala’s share is around 5,000 tonnes.

19 Feb 2018

A file image of Kerala police chief Loknath Behera| Manu R Mavelil
Kerala Police’s successful campaign gets Narcotic Control Bureau's pat

The meet held in New Delhi was attended by the police top brass from all the states as well as key NCB and Intelligence Bureau(IB) officers.

19 Feb 2018

KSEB
Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission fixes interim tariff for electricity at Rs 3.90 per unit

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd had approached the commission in June last year seeking an interim tariff and for getting the power sale agreement with KSEB approved.

19 Feb 2018

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Two men barge into house, rape woman at her home in Kasaragod district of Kerala

Two persons allegedly sexually assaulted a homemaker at her home in Kanhangad, said the police. One of the accused has been arrested, said the Hosdurg SI.

19 Feb 2018