Illegal felling of rosewood trees: Kerala HC dismisses bail plea of three accused

Illegal felling of rosewood trees: Kerala HC dismisses bail plea of three accused

The Kerala High Court on July 27 dismissed the anticipatory bail pleas of the three brothers who are accused of cutting down centuries-old rosewood trees from a reserved forest in Wayanad district in Kerala. The court also termed as disturbing that statutory provisions were infringed by officials by issuing executive directions “with impunity.” Justice K […]

Yediyurappa announces resignation as Karnataka Chief Minister

Yediyurappa announces resignation as Karnataka Chief Minister

announced his resignation as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, as his government completes two years in office. The 78-year old, BJP veteran said he will submit his resignation to the Governor post lunch. “Don’t take me otherwise, with your permission… I have decided that after lunch I will go to the Raj Bhavan and submit […]

Many now have immunity against COVID-19 but don’t lower guard, say experts

Many now have immunity against COVID-19 but don’t lower guard, say experts

New Delhi:While a large number of people now have immunity against coronavirus due to previous infections or vaccination, a guarded approach is needed in terms of implementing restrictive measures to avoid a second wave-like crisis, experts said. Dr Yudhyavir Singh, who has been managing the COVID-19 ICU at AIIMS New Delhi, said it is important to […]

Split in INL: Blow to Left Front and CPM

Split in INL: Blow to Left Front and CPM

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After a quarter of a century of political co-operation and then making INL into an allied party in 2019, and giving a ministerial post in the second Pinarayi government, the fight and split in the INL have become troublesome for CPM and the LDF. The state secretariat meeting held in Kochi yesterday as per […]

Probe against Sudhakaran completed: Many raise complaints before commission, Saji Cheriyan and Arif support allegations

Probe against Sudhakaran completed: Many raise complaints before commission, Saji Cheriyan and Arif support allegations

ALAPPUZHA: The two-member party commission has completed collecting evidence against senior CPM leader and former minister G Sudhakaran in connection with allegations related to the Ambalapuzha election campaign. The report will be submitted to the state leadership. It is reported that people outside the scope of investigation have also lodged a complaint against Sudhakaran. Former […]

Over 4.5 lakh people vaccinated in Kerala on Saturday, only vaccine doses for one day left in stock, says health minister

Over 4.5 lakh people vaccinated in Kerala on Saturday, only vaccine doses for one day left in stock, says health minister

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Health Minister Veena George has announced that 4,53,339 people have been vaccinated in the state today. This is the first time in the state that these many people were vaccinated a day. Only about two lakh vaccines are in stock in the state now, including the 38,860 doses of Covaxin that arrived today. That […]

Dispute over relationship with another person: Man kills sister-in-law, gets arrested

Dispute over relationship with another person: Man kills sister-in-law, gets arrested

CHERTHALA: Police have arrested a young man in connection with the murder of his unmarried sister-in-law during a dispute over her friendship with a youth. Ratheesh (Unni-35), of Puthenkattil in Kadakkarapally fifth ward, was arrested. Harikrishna (25), daughter of Thalisserithara Ullas-Suvarna couple and a temporary nurse at Alappuzha Medical College Hospital was killed in Kadakkarapally […]

‘There is politics behind complaint’: NCP gives clean chit to Minister AK Saseendran

‘There is politics behind complaint’: NCP gives clean chit to Minister AK Saseendran

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: NCP probe commission has given a clean chit to Minister AK Saseendran in the alleged intervention to settle a abuse case. The probe commission found that local issues within the party had led to the complaint. According to the report, Saseendran was implicated in the case by NCP state committee member Pradeep Kumar, who […]

Current COVID-19 curbs to remain, no relaxations in Kerala

Current COVID-19 curbs to remain, no relaxations in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has said the prevailing category-wise exemptions and restrictions due to the spread of COVID-19 shall continue and that no additional relaxations would be made.The government said it was of this view because of the directive of the Supreme Court to the State to pay heed to the right to life of citizens and […]