Rain to continue in state today; Orange alert in 10 districts

Rain to continue in state today; Orange alert in 10 districts

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Rain will continue in the state on Thursday. Orange alert has been issued in Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded yellow alert in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha. However, no red alert (extreme rain) has been issued in any district. A holiday […]

Are Yogi’s days numbered in UP? Vital decision to avoid outbursts in party

Are Yogi’s days numbered in UP? Vital decision to avoid outbursts in party

LUCKNOW: It is almost clear that Yogi Adityanath’s days as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister are numbered. BJP state chief Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary met the Prime Minister yesterday. There are unconfirmed reports that he had offered to step down from the post. He apprised the Prime Minister about the organizational issues that affect even the party’s […]

Renowned cardiologist Dr MS Valiathan passes away

Renowned cardiologist Dr MS Valiathan passes away

Thiruvananthapuram: Eminent cardiologist and scientist Dr. Marthanda Varma Sankaran Valiathan passed away on Thursday. He was 90.Hailing from Mavelikkara, Dr. Valiathan made significant contributions to the field of health technology and medical education in India. He is credited with the development of artificial heart valves. He is also the founder-director of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute […]

Kerala prioritises budget for public impact amid economic constraints

Kerala prioritises budget for public impact amid economic constraints

Thiruvananthapuram: Facing a severe financial crisis, the Left government in Kerala announced its decision to cut unnecessary expenditure and prioritise certain areas in the current financial year’s budget.In a statement, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said that the state Cabinet has decided to make necessary adjustments to the budget allocation for the 2024-25 financial year […]

CBI nabs key kingpin in NEET-UG leak case

CBI nabs key kingpin in NEET-UG leak case

New Delhi: The CBI arrested one of the alleged kingpins in the NEET-UG paper leak case who was on the run ever since the crackdown on irregularities in the entrance exam began, officials said.Rockey alias Rakesh Ranjan, who hails from Nalanda, and is said to be a relative of mastermind Sanjeev Mukhia, was nabbed by […]

If sanctity of exam is lost, then re-test has to be ordered: SC on NEET row

If sanctity of exam is lost, then re-test has to be ordered: SC on NEET row

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday expressed deep concern regarding the controversy surrounding the NEET-UG 2024 entrance exam. The apex court said that if the question paper has been leaked via social media, a re-test must be mandated.Additionally, the court also directed Centre and NTA to identify the beneficiary students of the wrongdoing. During […]

Sexual abuse case involving cricket coach: Complainant says email hacked, messages deleted

Sexual abuse case involving cricket coach: Complainant says email hacked, messages deleted

Thiruvananthapuram: In a surprising twist in the sexual assault case involving a cricket coach in Kerala, suspicions have arisen that the email account belonging to the individual who filed the sexual harassment complaint against Kerala Cricket Association Coach Manu may have been hacked. The complaint against Manu was reportedly sent from the victim’s parent’s email […]

Bribery for PSC membership; Action will be taken on fraud, says CM without denying allegations

Bribery for PSC membership; Action will be taken on fraud, says CM without denying allegations

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan addressed allegations against a CPM leader accused of accepting bribes for PSC membership during a heated session in the Legislative Assembly. The opposition, citing recent news reports, raised concerns about corruption within the ruling party. During the question-and-answer session, N Shamsuddin, speaking on behalf of M K Muneer, highlighted the […]

HC intervenes in Karuvannur fraud case; directs ED to handover documents to crime branch

HC intervenes in Karuvannur fraud case; directs ED to handover documents to crime branch

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court directed the enforcement directorate to handover the documents of Karuvannur bank fraud case to the crime branch. The documents should be handed over to the chief investigation officer. The court also directed the crime branch to complete the examination of the documents in two months. The ED, which is investigating […]