Kerala

India wins Italian marines case, gets compensation but can’t prosecute them

India on Thursday won the case against the two Italian marines who were accused of shooting two Indian fishermen in Kerala in 2012. As per the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, the two Italian marines were found guilty of violating international law and as a result Italy breached India’s freedom...

Father hits 54-day old baby on head, infant undergoes surgery

A 54-day old baby in Kerala underwent critical brain surgery after her father allegedly beat her on the head and threw her on the bed. Media reports said the baby was operated for subdural haemorrhage – pooling of blood between layers of tissue that surround the brain – and is under observation at the neonatal...

Bank CCTV captures woman crashing into glass door, dies of injury

A CCTV footage from a bank shows a woman accidentally walking into the glass door of a bank, which resulted in her death. The incident was reported from Kerala’s Ernakulam district on Monday. Local media reports said Beena Paul, a woman in her 40s, had gone to a bank in Perumbavoor in Ernakulam. After entering...

Kerala CM’s daughter marries CPI(M) youth wing leader PA Mohammed Riyas

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s daughter Veena married CPI(M) youth wing leader PA Mohammed Riyas on Monday at the official residence of the chief minister, adhering to COVID-19 protocols. The low-key ceremony at Cliff House, the chief minister’s official residence, was attended by about 50 people including close friends and relatives. Industries Minister...

Pregnant elephant may have accidentally consumed firecracker-stuffed fruit: Environment ministry

Primary investigations into the death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala have found that it may have accidentally consumed a cracker-stuffed fruit, the Environment ministry said on Monday. The ministry also noted that many a time local resort to an illegal act of planting explosive-filled fruits to repel wild boars from entering plantation farms. The...

25-year-old woman gang-raped in front of son; husband, 4 others arrested

In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old woman was allegedly forced to drink liquor by her husband and gang-raped by four of his friends in front of their five-year-old child in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram. All the accused have been taken into custody on Friday, a day after the incident, police said. The child is suspected to have...

One arrested in elephant death case in Kerala

A man was arrested and another detained by a team of the police and forest department in Kerala in connection with the brutal killing of a pregnant elephant in Palakkad. State’s forest minister K Raju was quoted by local media as saying that the arrested man has been identified as P Wilson. The man works...

Ratan Tata terms brutal killing of elephant in Kerala as “meditated murder”

Industrialist Ratan Tata has termed the killing of a pregnant elephant in Kerala a “meditated murder”, and sought justice for the animal. The elephant allegedly ate a pineapple filled with firecrackers, placed by some locals. The firecracker burst inside her mouth, leading to her death in Silent Valley Forest on May 27. “I am grieved...

Doctors, nurses from Kerala to help Mumbai in battle against COVID-19

More than 100 doctors and nurses from Kerala are expected to reach Mumbai in the next few days to join the medical staff in the maximum city in the battle against COVID-19. Mumbai needs more human resources in terms of medical staff. A team of 16 doctors from Kerala is expected to reach Mumbai on...

IMD declares onset of southwest monsoon in Kerala

The southwest monsoon has finally arrived in Kerala. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday that the southwest monsoon has made its onset in Kerala. IMD had earlier predicted that the southwest monsoon will make an onset over Kerala on June 1 with the formation of a cyclonic circulation. IMD director general Mrutyunjay Mohapatra...

Mamata says railways spreading corona in Bengal, seeks PM’s intervention

Taking a cue from Kerala that has lashed out at the Railway Ministry for sending Shramik Special trains without informing the state government, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the railways of sending the special trains for migrants without any prior notice and disrupting the state’s measures to contain the spread of coronavirus....

Kerala minister Thomas Isaac asks railways to “stop ranting and behave responsibly”

Amid a political slugfest between the Maharashtra government and railways over special trains for migrants, Kerala minister Thomas Isaac slammed the Centre on Tuesday night for sending trains to the state without prior information. Alleging that the Railways wanted to be a super spreader of the deadly novel coronavirus in Kerala, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac...