American wins India’s tourism award for writing on Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram : American journalist Stephanie Pearson’s feature on Kerala “The Great Heaven” has won India’s National Tourism Award for travel writing. After the Ministry of Tourism of India announced the award, Pearson reacted on her Twitter handle @stephanieapears saying, “I’m honoured to receive this.” Pearson’s travel feature is a snapshot on Kerala’s rollicking palm-fringed beaches, […]

Kerala Anti-Corruption Body To Closely Watch Religious Conversions Involving Money

Thiruvananthapuram:  The Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau of Kerala is mulling bringing religious conversions, involving financial benefits, under its scanner. Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau or VACB director and DGP Jacob Thomas said that the agency was looking into the matter. “Definitely, the conversions that have taken place with the offer of money will come under the ambit […]

Donald Trump, Modi speaking in one language against Muslims: Kanhaiya Kumar

Kozhikkodu: JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday alleged that US Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were speaking in one language against “Muslims and other minorities”. “Both are speaking against Muslims. In America, Trump says Muslims and Blacks should go out and in India, Modi’s leadership is also speaking […]

Vigilance Court orders quick verification against Oommen​ Chandy

Thirssur: A special vigilance court in Thrissur on Monday ordered quick verification against Congress leader and former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy on a complaint by a BJP activist alleging irregularities in appointments to Palakkad Government Medical College. Former tourism minister A P Anil Kumar will also face a probe by the inquiry commission and […]

Kerala Police arrests suspected ISIS recruiter’s wife

Kochi: Kerala police arrested a woman from Delhi who helped 21 missing persons from Kerala leave for Islamic State destinations. Police identified her as Yasmin, a native of Bihar and second wife of Abdul Rasheed, a computer engineer who went missing with his family. 35-year-old Abdul Rasheed who hails from Thrikkaripur in Kasargod district is […]

Kodiyeri may be given clean chit for eye for eye speech

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 […]

Kerala Police Officer Suspended After Run In With Media At Court

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 […]

No Ban Imposed On Journalists In Reporting Kerala Court Proceedings

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 […]