Kerala Government To Amend Law To Give VS Achuthanandan Key Post

Kerala Government To Amend Law To Give VS Achuthanandan Key Post

Thiruvananthapuram:  Amid reports that Marxist veteran VS Achuthanandan is set to be appointed Chairman of Kerala Administrative Reforms Commission, the LDF government today decided to amend the relevant law to confer him the post with Cabinet rank. A draft bill to amend the law related to the commission was approved by the state Cabinet which […]

Kerala Officer Apologises On Facebook After Public Spat With Congress MP

Kerala Officer Apologises On Facebook After Public Spat With Congress MP

Thiruvananthapuram:  A top bureaucrat in Kerala has apologised on social media after a public spat with a Congress MP. Kozhikode Collector Prasanth Nair – a social-media savvy officer popular as ‘collector bro’ among his online fans – and lawmaker MK Raghavan fought very publicly for days. It started when Mr Raghavan accused the officer of […]

Kerala Church Welcomes Move Towards Uniform Civil Code

Kerala Church Welcomes Move Towards Uniform Civil Code

Kochi:  The Syro Malabar Catholic Church in Kerala on Sunday welcomed the Narendra Modi government’s pitch for a Uniform Civil Code in the country. Addressing reporters here, Cardinal Maran Mar George Alencherry said that he welcomes the decision of the central government to go ahead with it. “This should take place through discussions and a […]

Chandy stresses need for integrated water resources management

Chandy stresses need for integrated water resources management

 Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said the main objectives of Kerala’s water policy were to ‘adopt integrated multi-sectoral approach for planning, development and management of water resources’ and to integrate problems and prospects of water resource systems by considering river basin as the basic unit. Growing demand for adequate supply of fresh water requires management […]

Wild jumbo dies of plastic intake

Wild jumbo dies of plastic intake

  At a time when animal buffs are concerned about plastic articles being abandoned in forests, a 40-year-old female elephant was found dead with about two kg of plastic waste in its bowels in a forest near the holy hill Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta district recently. The plastic articles consumed by the jumbo was believed to […]

No legal hurdles for CBI probe in T.P case: Minister

No legal hurdles for CBI probe in T.P case: Minister

Union Home Minister Mullappally Ramachandran has said there are no legal hurdles in ordering a CBI probe into the murder of TP Chandrasekharan. Mullappally said the State government should clarify why the case did not hand over to the CBI. Ramesh Chennithala had visited the residence of slain RMP leader TP Chandrasekharan and ensured a […]

Rema begins indefinite fast

Rema begins indefinite fast

K K Rema, wife of RMP leader T P Chandrasekhran, who was hacked to death in 2012, began an indefinite fast in front of the secretariat here today, demanding a CBI probe into the conspiracy of her husband’s murder. Citing the recent judgement that awarded life imprisonment to 11 accused in the case, including three […]

CBI files review petition in SNC Lavalin case

CBI files review petition in SNC Lavalin case

With just days left for the time for appeal to end, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday filed a review petition in the SNC Lavalin case in which CPI-M state secretary Pinnarayi Vijayan was discharged by a CBI court. On Nov 5 last year, CBI special court judge R. Reghu termed the investigation agency’s […]

Charred body of youth found inside car

Charred body of youth found inside car

A burnt body of a youth was found inside a car in Alapuzha on Friday morning. Dilip hailing from Thuravoor was the deceased. Seeing smoke and fire coming out of the car, natives informed police about the mishap. Dilip was into finance dealings in Chertala. The body has been shifted to the Alapuzha Medical College […]