EC postpones Punjab polls, voting to be held on Feb 20

EC postpones Punjab polls, voting to be held on Feb 20

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday decided to hold the single-phase assembly polls in Punjab on February 20 instead of February 14 in view of Guru Ravidas Jayanti. Several political parties had approached the EC to postpone the polls in the state in view of Ravidas Jayanti on February 16. Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, BJP […]

Accused carried body on shoulders to police station after committing murder in wee hours

Accused carried body on shoulders to police station after committing murder in wee hours

Kottayam: At a time when the district reports a surge in goonda attacks, the wee-hour murder committed by history-sheeter has rocked Kottayam city. On Monday, the residents woke up to the news that a youngster who was killed during midnight was carried to the East Police Station by the same person who attacked him. The accused Jomon, […]

Covid-19: Further restrictions on public meetings, community gatherings in TVM

Covid-19: Further restrictions on public meetings, community gatherings in TVM

Thiruvananthapuram: The authorities on Saturday imposed strict restrictions in the Thiruvananthapuram district given the increase in Covid-19 cases. The District Collector issued an order banning public meetings and community gatherings in the district. Further, crowds are not allowed in malls and other shopping areas in the district.Navjot Khosa IAS, the collector of Thiruavanathpuram, stated that […]

Dheeraj murder: Congress will provide legal assistance to Nikhil Paily, says K Sudhakaran

Dheeraj murder: Congress will provide legal assistance to Nikhil Paily, says K Sudhakaran

Thiruvananthapuram: KPCC president K Sudhakaran on Saturday made controversial statements in the Dheeraj Rajendran murder and justified the Youth Congress workers who were allegedly present in the college. Refusing to condemn the murder, Sudhakaran said he is not sure if it was Nikhil Paily who stabbed Dheeraj. “Congress will provide legal assistance to the accused,” […]

Kerala to shut schools amid surge in COVID cases

Kerala to shut schools amid surge in COVID cases

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has decided to shut schools amid the surge in COVID-19 cases. The decision was taken in the COVID-19 review meeting held on Friday morning.According to reports, schools will close for students up to the 9th standard from January 21. Classes will switch to online for students in standard 1 to 9.Meanwhile, […]

Franco Mulakkal acquitted in nun rape case

Franco Mulakkal acquitted in nun rape case

Kottayam: The district Additional Sessions Court acquitted Bishop Franco Mulakkal in the nun sexual abuse case. The verdict came after 105 days of trial and District court judge G Gopakumar said that Franco has been let free for want of evidence.  Franco was acquitted of all 7 charges as the prosecution failed to produce evidence against […]

Kerala records 13,468 new COVID cases, TPR at 20.16 pc

Kerala records 13,468 new COVID cases, TPR at 20.16 pc

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 13,468 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, informed the health department in a press release. The test positivity rate was jumped to 20.16 per cent.The district-wise statistics of positive cases: Thiruvananthapuram- 3,404, Ernakulam-2,394, Kozhikode-1,274, Thrissur-1,067, Kottayam-913, Kannur-683, Kollam-678, Malappuram-589, Alappuzha-586, Pathanamthitta-581, Palakkad-553, Idukki-316, Wayanad-244 and Kasaragod-186.