Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala police is highly unlikely to register a case against Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan for the controversial speech made at Payyanur last week in which he preached swift retaliation when it comes to attacks from political rivals. State police chief Loknath Behra will take a final decision on Monday after...

Thiruvananthapuram: A police officer in Kerala’s Kozhikode has been suspended pending an enquiry, after he got into a scuffle with media personnel for the second time. DGP Loknath Behara told reporters here that Sub Inspector P M Vimod was suspended pending an enquiry. The incident occurred when media personnel had gone to the police station to take back the vehicle...

Kochi: The Kerala High Court today said there is no ban on journalists reporting court proceedings but the judges would be at liberty to decline access to any person to their chambers and the office of their staff. High Court Registrar General Ashok Menon issued a release in this regard after the joint meeting of the Acting Chief Justice and the Committee to formulate...

Thiruvananthapuram :More than a week after the clash between lawyers and journalists at Kerala High Court premises followed by an “unofficial ban” on media in courts, the high court today issued a press statement saying that individual judges can decide whether media should have access to judgements from judges’ chambers. Although the HC said that “there...

Thiruvananthapuram: Following the arrest of two suspected Islamic State sympathisers by the Kerala Police, the BJP state unit on Thursday demanded a probe into a claim by one of the arrested accused that 700 persons from the southern state were converted to Islam. Arshid Qureshi and Rizwan Khan — alleged to be close to controversial preacher Zakir Naik of the Islamic...

Kochi: Protesting against the restriction imposed on the media from covering court proceedings, Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ)  called for a boycott of advocates and their programmes in the state. However, the state committee of KUWJ said reporters would continue to cover the court proceedings. ...

New Delhi: Important discussions from Kerala Legislative Assembly may soon be telecast through Lok Sabha channel. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has agreed to consider telecasting important discussions from the Kerala Legislative Assembly through the Lok Sabha channel, Kerala Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan said today. “Earlier, there was a direction to launch...

Thiruvananthapuram: Four days after a student committed suicide, allegedly following ragging by seniors at a college in Kerala’s Kozhikode, six students have been arrested. The police have filed cases of abetting suicide and ragging, in which three lecturers of the college have also been named. Hasheena Hameed, 18, was found hanging at her home on July 23. She was...

Kollam: A notorious criminal, who stabbed to death a police constable and grievously injured another in June 2012, was today sent to jail for his entire...

Wayanad:Carcass of an 8-year-old female elephant was found with bullet injuries in Wayanad on Tuesday, forest officials said. The carcass was found inside a coffee plantation on the Chethalyat range of forests under South Wayanad forest division this morning during patrolling, they said. During the autopsy three lead bullets were recovered from the skull of the elephant. An...