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
AAI gives target to airports to achieve 100% use of Green Energy by 2024
Loss of seniority of candidates recommended earlier 'matter of grave concern': SC Collegium
Former Karnataka CM S M Krishna, industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla get Padma awards
IND VS AUS: Australia post 269 despite fine bowling efforts from Hardik, Kuldeep
Indian mission in London's security heightened as British Sikh groups call for protests
HC declares void divorce given to Indian couple by US court, orders husband to pay wife Rs 25L