Kerala

Amid opposition protest, Kerala Minister Mani says ‘didn’t insult women’

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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After being cornered by a united Opposition in the Kerala Assembly over his alleged anti-women remarks, Electricity Minister M.M. Mani on Tuesday cried foul and said that he didn’t insult women. Mani, while addressing a public meeting in Idukki district on April 22, allegedly said that Pengal Otrumai (women tea plantation workers) were into “drinks …

SC reinstates Kerala DGP T.P. Senkumar

Monday, April 24, 2017

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The Supreme Court on Monday directed the reinstatement of former Director General of Police (DGP) T.P. Senkumar after noting he was removed from the post “arbitrarily”. The apex court set aside the order of the Kerala High Court that had earlier upheld the Central Administrative Tribunal’s (CAT) decision. The CAT was in agreement with the …

Kerala’s unique way to promote sustainable menstruation

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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While the subject of menstruation is considered a taboo in India, the Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation in Kerala has launched a project to promote sustainable menstruation. Project ‘Cloth pads’ is an initiative taken by the municipal corporation to make access to sanitary napkins easy. According to an AC Nielsen report, number of girls in India who …

Kerala frog’s slime may help develop anti-viral drug

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Thiruvananthapuram: Skin mucus secreted by a colourful, tennis-ball-sized frog species found in Kerala can be used to develop an anti-viral drug that can treat various strains of flu, according to a new study. Frog mucus is loaded with molecules that kill bacteria and viruses and researchers are beginning to investigate it as a potential source …

Schools refusing to teach Malayalam will face legal action

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor Palanisamy Sathasivam on Tuesday signed an ordinance that makes it mandatory in all schools across the state including CBSE, ICSE, self-financing, aided, un- aided and government schools to teach Malayalam. Earlier in the week, the government, in a cabinet meeting said it plans to frame a law to make it mandatory to …

75-year-old man mauled to death by stray dogs

Saturday, April 08, 2017

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Trivandrum (Kerala): A 75-year-old man was found dead after being allegedly attacked by a pack of stray dogs in Kerala’s Attingal. The police said that the man had left home by 10 a.m. on Friday and did not come back till night. ALSO READ: Sex ratio in Haryana touches 950 mark for first time His body was …

Kerala launches free legal aid in triple talaq cases

Thursday, April 06, 2017

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Muslim women in Kerala divorced under triple talaq practice would now get free legal aid under an initiative launched by the state minorities commission amid a debate over the issue across the country. The initiative was formally launched yesterday and 21 complaints were received from women who were divorced and left to fend for themselves, …

Here’s how this Kerala genius built a helicopter in his backyard

Friday, March 31, 2017

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Some time ago, a man from Idukki was in the headlines after he designed and flew a twin-seater ultralight aircraft, all on his own from used parts and recycled material, and it also got him into the record books. This time around, a man who has studied only till Class X and who has been running …

12-year-old boy from Kochi is confirmed as the youngest father in India

Friday, March 24, 2017

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A 12-year-old boy from Kochi in Kerala was confirmed as the youngest father in the country. The mother, who is only 16 years old, had given birth to the child in November 2016 at a hospital in Ernakulam and a medical test was conducted recently to find out about the father of the child. After the delivery of the child, the …

Kerala college forbids girls from locking door while changing clothes

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

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Around 200 nursing students of a private college in Kerala are on a strike against alleged harassment by their principal, including preventing them from locking doors even while changing clothes in hostel rooms. The girl students at Upasana College of Nursing launched the agitation yesterday in front of the institute, demanding the removal of principal …

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