Kerala

Fisherman attacked by stray dogs, dies

Monday, May 22, 2017

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Thiruvananthapuram: A 50-year-old man was killed after being attacked by a pack of stray dogs at nearby Pulluvila, the latest in a series of deaths suspected to be have been caused by the canines in Kerala. Locals said the deceased, a fisherman, was chased for about one kilometre and attacked by some ferocious dogs loitering …

Security at Guruvayur Temple intensified after threat call

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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The famed Sri Krishna temple in Kerala on Saturday received a threat call. Security at the temple has been heightened, according to a statement from local police. The temple officials received a call from an unknown person in the morning who threatened that the shrine would be “destroyed”. According to the police, the caller alleged that …

Kerala court rejects petition to legalise talaq sent by post

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Malappuram: A Malappuram court has rejected a man’s petition to legalise the talaq declaration to his wife sent by registered post, observing that due process as per the Islamic law was not followed. Dismissing the petition by Ali Faizi from this district yesterday, family court Judge Ramesh Bhai noted that the petitioner had failed to …

Case against state BJP chief if necessary: Kerala CM

Monday, May 15, 2017

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said a case would be registered against BJP state chief Kummanom Rajasekharan, if necessary, for allegedly “spreading false reports” related to the killing of an RSS worker in Kannur. Vijayan was replying to a notice for an adjournment motion moved by the Congress-led UDF opposition on the alleged …

Kochi Metro to appoint 23 transgenders officially

Friday, May 12, 2017

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Kochi Metro is all set to formally appoint 23 transgenders in Aluva-Palrivattom corridor according to a report. The duties of these transgenders will involve from handling the ticket counters to housekeeping. “We would like to give members of the transgender community their rightful share in different jobs at stations. There will be no discrimination between …

Khadi Mall to come in Kottayam this year

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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Thiruvananthapuram: The government is planning to open a Khadi mall in Kottayam this year itself as part of efforts to develop a khadi brand in Kerala, Industries minister A C Moideen said today. The government’s effort is to brand the state’s khadi in a big way, the minister said, replying to a queries from members …

BJP urges RBI to launch probe into PSB loans to Munnar resorts

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Thiruvananthapuram: BJP in Kerala on Wednesday urged RBI to initiate an inquiry into the loans allegedly given by some public sector banks to some resorts in tourist town of Munnar, flouting all banking norms. BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan also wanted stringent action against those involved in deploying public money to “finance non-viable and highly …

Four teachers suspended for humiliating girl for her innerwear in NEET

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

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Four teachers were suspended from the school due to their misconduct for humiliating a  girl by making her lose her innerwear as a part of NEET (National Entrance cum Eligibility Test) examination check on May 7 in Kannur, Kerala. ALSO READ: Kerala girl allegedly forced to remove her bra before NEET exam Officials of TISK English medium …

Kerala: Girl allegedly forced to remove her bra before NEET exam

Monday, May 08, 2017

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A 17-year girl was allegedly forced to remove her bra in a strict move to check cheating during the NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test) UG exam in Kannur district of Kerala on Monday. The girl said ” I was stopped near the metal detector because of the sound which was coming out of my bra’s …

Weapons’ seizure: Congress accuses Kerala CM of ‘misleading’ House

Saturday, May 06, 2017

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Kochi: Congress in Kerala on Saturday accused Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan of “misleading” the state Assembly over the issue of alleged seizure of weapons from a Kochi-based college. Vijayan had refuted Congress allegations in the Assembly yesterday about recovery of weapons from the staff quarters of the Maharaja’s college, Ernakulam. He had said no arms had …

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