Kerala journalists call for boycott of lawyers

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.

Kerala Legislative Proceedings To Be Telecast Soon

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 a local channel […]

6 Students Arrested In Kerala As Girl Commits Suicide After ‘Ragging’

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 […]

‘Aadu’ Antony sentenced to 29 years jail

‘Aadu’ Antony sentenced to 29 years jail

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 life by a court here. The Principal Sessions Court judge handed over this sentence to 52-year-old Varghese alias ‘Aadu’ Antony for stabbing to death officer Maniyan Pillai and another […]

Female Elephant Found Dead With Bullet Injuries

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 […]

Honoured And Humbled By Appointment As Economic Advisor, Says Gita Gopinath

Honoured And Humbled By Appointment As Economic Advisor, Says Gita Gopinath

Thiruvananthapuram: Amid the controversy over her appointment as Economic Advisor to the Kerala Chief Minister, Harvard Professor Gita Gopinath today said she was ‘honoured’ and ‘humbled’ and expressed hope of contributing toward further developing sustainable policies for the state. “I am very honoured to have the opportunity to serve as the Economic Advisor to the […]

Congress ‘surprised’ at choice of Harvard economist as Kerala economic adviser

Congress ‘surprised’ at choice of Harvard economist as Kerala economic adviser

Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress in Kerala on Tuesday expressed “surprise” at the appointment of Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath as the economic adviser to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Reacting to 38-year-old Gopinath’s appointment, Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said: “This appointment is surprising. People of Kerala would like to know why development economist and Finance Minister Thomas […]

Six Keralites returning from Velankkanni killed in accident

Six Keralites returning from Velankkanni killed in accident

Dindigal: Six people who were on a pilgrim trip to Velankanni from Thankamani, Idukki were killed in an accident near Teni on Monday. The van they travelled collided with a Tamilnadu KSRTC. The victims were identified as Baby, Shine, Njoonju, Moncy and Justin. Ono person  seriously injured and were admitted to the nearby hospital.

Kadakampally land case, Court returns CBI charge sheet

Kadakampally land case, Court returns CBI charge sheet

Thiruvananthapuram: In the sensational Kadakampally land grab case, the special court on Monday rejected the charge sheet submitted by the CBI. The court rejected the charge sheet as it was found that the 22 people who were named accused in the FIR were missing. The CBI submitted the charge sheet excluding Salim Raj, after three […]