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Kerala cops hatch novel plan to fight crime amid COVID-19 pandemic

State police chief Loknath Behera said they are using geofencing technology to fight criminal elements as their acts could create panic and fear among people during the pandemic

25 May 2020

Kerala households stealing power to shrug off burden of spiralling electricity bills

Sources in the KSEB Anti-Power Theft Squad told The New Indian Express that around 10 cases of theft are reported daily in each northern Kerala district, while the southern districts have fewer cases

25 May 2020

Child sexual abuse in Thiruvananthapuram alarming, kids unsafe even in their homes

Of the 174 cases of child sexual abuse reported to Childline, 138 are girls while the remaining are boys. The children faced the highest level of threat from their dear ones and neighbours.

15 May 2020

Domestic abuse rampant during lockdown, Women's Commission braces for steep rise in cases

"Once the lockdown is lifted, we are expecting an avalanche of complaints from women subjected to physical and mental abuse at home," said Shahida Kamal, member, State Women's Commission

06 May 2020

Record 40K arrests, 28K vehicle seizures in Kerala during COVID-19 lockdown

Even during the turbulent times post the Supreme Court verdict on women's entry to the Sabarimala temple, the number of cases and arrests was much fewer.

15 Apr 2020

Will COVID-19 lockdown spell curtains for theatre groups in Kerala?

Theatre groups are facing an existential threat, with most of the temple festival season suspended. The 2019 and 2018 floods dealt a crippling blow to theatres and COVID-19 could be their death knell

13 Apr 2020

320 Tablighi Jamaat members yet to return to Kerala

75 attendees quarantined in state; none has exhibited Covid-19 symptoms so far , Southern states scramble to identify, isolate those who took part in Delhi congregation

02 Apr 2020

123 Tablighi Jamaat members from Kerala visited Delhi in early March, all home quarantined

Of them, 53 were from the Northern districts, while 69 were from the Southern districts. The most number of people hailed from Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts.

01 Apr 2020

Kerala government counts losses as COVID-19 scare hits sale of prison food

Food production units were set up in prisons by 2012, with skilled inmates preparing food for public sale. However, the outbreak of Covid-19 has thrown a spanner in the works.

27 Mar 2020

Kerala sets aside beds for tipplers who may go bonkers without daily fix of booze

Though there is no official data on the number of alcohol addicts in the state, Excise sources peg it around 1000-2000 chronic users who cannot abstain even for a day.

26 Mar 2020

Kerala Water Authority, PWD to integrate software systems to improve coordination

Once integration is done, a joint team of PWD and KWA officers will inspect the site and the latter will prepare the estimation report.

31 Jan 2020

Breaking convention, Crime Branch volunteers to probe solar case

The main contention against the Crime Branch’s move was that the cases are normally assigned by the police chief.

14 Dec 2019

Anti-corruption measures heightened post KPL saga

Sources said that age-group matches and women’s tournaments are also being given equal importance. Contrary to perception, the fixing menace exists in women’s cricket too.

13 Nov 2019

Yadav’s last-over blitz hands Tamil Nadu first defeat in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Last over of Uttar Pradesh-Tamil Nadu contest. The match had gone down to the wire and UP required 15 off six deliveries.

12 Nov 2019

TN pacers sour Kerala’s opener

Openers Murali Vijay and Narayan Jagadeesan were removed cheaply by Basil Thampi and KM Asif, respectively.

09 Nov 2019

Mystery surrounds life and death of Koodathil house residents 

The family owned large tracts of land, but members lived a squalid life and most of them had scant social relations, says a relative

27 Oct 2019

Kerala tops in crime chart with 6.5 lakh police cases in 2017

Rioting during protests (1,991), rash driving (1,64,174), child porn (79) claim top spots, says National Crime Records Bureau report

23 Oct 2019

Interpol steps in to help deal with child pornography

The software is also being used to penetrate darknet sites, social media platforms and encrypted apps. 

05 Oct 2019

Prison switch of Keralite in Japan to be delayed

Kalliyil Mahendrakumar Gereeshan, a 39-year-old man, was running his business in Japan when he landed in prison after being arraigned in an attempt to murder case.

24 Aug 2019

Out of the world?

Recovering from elbow surgery, javelin hope Neeraj Chopra still to start preparations for big event.

30 Jul 2019

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