Kerala HC seeks ED’s explanation over Thomas Isaac’s writ petition

Kerala HC seeks ED’s explanation over Thomas Isaac’s writ petition

Kochi: The Kerala High Court here on Friday has sought an explanation from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) over former finance minister Thomas Isaac’s writ petition challenging the agency’s summons for interrogation in connection with the financial transactions of the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB). The plea claimed that ED in its second notice unjustifiably […]

Govt excludes residential areas, farmlands from ESZ; issues order

Govt excludes residential areas, farmlands from ESZ; issues order

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government here on Wednesday issued an order excluding residential areas and farmlands from the one-kilometre-wide Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ). As per the order, government, semi-government and public institutions within the one-kilometre radius around protected forest ranges are also excluded from this buffer zone.With this, the state government’s order regarding the Eco-Sensitive Zone issued […]

Orthodox-Jacobite church dispute: Kerala HC directs govt to initiate action for consensus

Orthodox-Jacobite church dispute: Kerala HC directs govt to initiate action for consensus

Kochi: The Kerala High Court here on Wednesday directed the government to take action to resolve the Orthodox-Jacobite church dispute. While considering an appeal related to the case, the division bench asked the government to examine the chances of reaching a consensus between the Jacobites and the Orthodox group. The court directed the government to […]

Move to placate Governor fails; Governor refuses to sign, 11 ordinances cancelled, old laws in effect from today

Move to placate Governor fails; Governor refuses to sign, 11 ordinances cancelled, old laws in effect from today

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As Governor Arif Mohammad Khan refused to sign the eleven ordinances including the one on curtailing powers of Lok Ayukta, they have been cancelled. It was valid till 12 last night. Chief Secretary V P Joy informed the Governor that a special legislative session would be held in October to convert all the ordinances […]

Links with Monson Mavunkal; IG Lakshman’s suspension extended by three months

Links with Monson Mavunkal; IG Lakshman’s suspension extended by three months

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The suspension of IG Gokulath Lakshman, who was suspended for having links with antiques fraud case accused Monson Mavunkal, has been extended by three months. The intelligence ADGP had informed the government that six more months would be required to complete the investigation against Lakshman. Following which, the suspension re-evaluation committee assessed that it […]

Potholes on roads should be fixed within a week, collectors should not be spectators; HC passes interim order

Potholes on roads should be fixed within a week, collectors should not be spectators; HC passes interim order

KOCHI: In the wake of the increasing road accidents in the state, the high court in its interim order has directed to fix the potholes on national highways within a week. “National highways should be repaired within a week. Collectors should not be spectators. District collectors should function actively. Do not say that rains are […]