Kerala

Kerala court: Sexual harassment case won’t stand if woman wearing sexually provocative dress

Kozhikode: A court in Kerala has raked up controversy with his comments during a bail hearing in a sexual harassment case. The Kozhikode Sessions Court in Kerala was hearing a bail petition by author and social activist Civic Chandran. The judge observed that charge of sexual harassment did not stand when a woman was wearing...

Monkeypox found in kids in US for the first time

New York: The viral monkeypox disease has been detected for the first time among children in the United States, news agency Reuters quoted health authorities as saying. A toddler in California and an infant, who is not a resident of the US, have been infected. They are under treatment and reported to be in good...

Kerala: Former teacher arrested under POCSO for allegedly molesting school girls over 30 years

Alleged abuse by Sasi Kumar, also a 3-time CPIM councillor, came to light when former students mentioned it in response to his retirement post on Facebook    Kozhikode: A three-time CPIM councillor of Malappuram municipality in Kerala and former school teacher was arrested under the POCSO Act after complaints against him of molesting students for...

Rajya Sabha elections: BJP wins 5 seats in 4 states, crosses 100 in Upper House

5 of 13 seats that fell vacant go to AAP, 2 to LDF and 1 to Congress     New Delhi: The BJP now has more than 100 MPs in the Rajya Sabha after its candidates won the elections held on Thursday. Of the 13 seats that fell vacant, BJP won five. The party and...

Rajya Sabha elections in 5 states today; voting underway

AAP nominees in Punjab, the sixth state, have won uncontested New Delhi: With several MPs in Rajya Sabha retiring, elections for five states will be held on Thursday. The counting of votes will be held after 5 pm. Elections for 13 seats were to be held during the day. However, five nominees of the Aam...

CPI(M) worker in Kerala hacked to death

Thalassery: An activist of Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) in Thalassery in Kerala was hacked to death by a group of bikers in the early hours of Monday morning. The deceased, Haridas, who was a fisherman, was returning from work at around 1 am when he was attacked, according to reports. The incident took...

Kerala Governor signs ordinance for Lokayukta Act amendment

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan signed the Kerala Lokayukta Act amendment ordinance on Monday. A day earlier, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan met Mohammad over the ordinance and explained to him the ordinance and the reasons for bringing it. The amendment proposed discretionary power to the Chief Minister, government and Governor to accept or reject...

Kerala tops Niti Aayog’s health index, UP at the bottom

  New Delhi: Government think tank Niti Aayog released its annual Health Index report on Monday. Kerala tops the list of larger states in terms of performance in the health sector, as per Niti Aayog’s report titled ‘The Healthy States, Progressive India’. This is the fourth edition of the survey which has 24 indicators to...

Kerala: RSS worker hacked to death in Palakkad

Palakkad: A worker of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was hacked to death in Palakkad district of Kerala on Monday morning. The killers were allegedly by members of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political wing of Popular Front of India. The deceased was identified as A Sanjith (26). He was going with...

Kerala floods: IMD issues warning, predicts more rain till Oct 24

Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of more rain in Kerala and said that the current respite from heavy rains is temporary. The weather agency has issued a yellow alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Pallakkad on Tueday. For Wednesday and Thursday, an orange alert has been issued...

Kerala’s Padmanabha Swamy Temple trust, too, to face audit: Supreme Court

SC had ordered an audit of past 25 years of the Padmanabha Swamy temple in Kerala New Delhi: The earlier order by the Supreme Court directing an audit of finances of the centuries-old famous Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Kerala includes the trust attached with it, the apex court noted on Wednesday. It also said...

Covid-19: India reports 35,662 cases, 281 deaths in 24 hours

Over 2.5 crore doses of Covid-19 were administered on Friday, the highest in a single day New Delhi: The country reported 35,662 fresh cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday morning. As many as 281 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The active caseload of Covid-19 in...