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Actor-producer Vijay Babu gets anticipatory bail
Kochi, June 22 (IANS) Almost after two months of a long-drawn legal battle, actor-producer Vijay Babu, who is accused of rape by an actress, on Wednesday got anticipatory bail from the Kerala High Court.
2022-06-22
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema
Yet another controversy over Kerala State Film Awards as 'Home' fails to win
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) If anyone wondered why there has been no controversy after the announcement of the 2021 Kerala State Film Awards then they are mistaken, as less than 24 hours it has surfaced after those associated with the hugely popular film 'Home' alleged the jury headed by veteran director Sayyed Akhtar Mirza might not even have seen the film.
2022-05-28
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Playback singer Sangeetha Sajith passes away
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Noted South Indian playback singer, Sangeetha Sajith passed away in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday morning.
2022-05-22
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kerala cops grill Dileep's wife Kavya Madhavan in actress abduction case
Kochi, May 9 (IANS) The much awaited and delayed 'questioning' of Kavya Madhavan, the actress wife of actor Dileep, began on Monday morning at her residence near here at Aluva in connection with the 2017 actress abduction case in which Dileep is an accused.
2022-05-09
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Actor Hareesh Perady quits Malayalam actors' body
Kochi, May 7 (IANS) Popular stage and film actor Hareesh Perady has quit from the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA).
2022-05-07
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Top director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan arrested after stalking complaint by Manju Warrier
Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) In dramatic scenes on Thursday, award-winning Malayalam director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan was arrested on a complaint from leading actress Manju Warrier that she was being threatened and stalked by him for a while.
2022-05-05
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kerala: Committee member quits over AMMA's soft stand on Vijay Babu issue
Thiruvananthapuram, May 2 (IANS) There is never a dull moment in the ego-filled Malayalam actors' body Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA).
2022-05-02
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Tovino Thomas, Lijo Jose represent new global face of Malayalam cinema
Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 (IANS) The Malayalam film industry, which was confined to the audience speaking the mother tongue, is now having a global touch with movies like 'Minnal Murali', 'Marikkar: Lion of Arabian Sea' getting international acclaim and films like 'Churuli' and 'Jallikattu' by young director Lijo Jose Pallisery being invited to the Cannes film festival.
2022-04-30
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz
Noted Malayalam actor Sreenivasan recovering after heart surgery
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Veteran Malayalam actor Sreenivasan, who underwent an emergency cardiac surgery last week, is convalescing at a hospital in Ernakulam, doctors attending on him said on Thursday.
2022-04-07
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
9hold) Day 2: Questioning of actor Dileep, accomplices begin in actress abduction case
Kochi, Jan 24 (IANS) Interrogation of Malayalam actor Dileep and the others accused in a case related to hatching a conspiracy to attack the investigating officials in the actress abduction case started for the second day at the Crime branch office near here.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Suresh Gopi comes to aid of 84-yr-old ex-EMS staffer
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) Malayalam superstar-turned-politician Suresh Gopi will take up the cause of an 84-year-old retired woman engineer of All India Radio who is currently residing in a church-run old age home here.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kerala Health Minister dismisses false reports on Covid
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) With close to 1.70 lakh new Covid cases in Kerala in the past four days and the daily test positivity rate reaching as high as 45 per cent, State Health Minister Veena George on Monday dispelled media reports that there is a huge shortage of health facilities following the massive spike.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Natesan suffers setback as Kerala HC orders full voting in SNDP Yogam
Kochi, Jan 24 (IANS) In what is seen as a severe setback to SNDP Yogam General Secretary Vellapally Natesan, the Kerala High Court on Monday ruled that the present election system of electing office bearers to it through representation vote should be removed and instead, all members should be given the right to vote.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Chandy wins defamation case against Achuthanandan
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy who came under heavy attack from the then opposition led by V.S. Achuthanandan in the solar scam, on Monday won a moral victory when a local court ordered the latter to pay Rs 10.10 lakhs in the defamation case filed by the former in 2014.
2022-01-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Malayalam Superstar Dileep being interrogated at Crime Branch office
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Dileep is being questioned at the Crime Branch police office at Kalamassery on Sunday in a non-bailable case Malayalam Superstar Dileep being interrogated at Crime Branch Police officerelated to the conspiracy to attack the investigating officials.
2022-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Malayalam star Dileep faces charge of attacking probe officers
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Malayalam star Dileep is being questioned at the Crime Branch police office in Kalamassery on Sunday in a non-bailable case related to a conspiracy to attack investigating officials.
2022-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
33-year-old Dubai bizwoman in Limca book of records for maximum Disney toys
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) A 33-year-old Kerala businesswoman in Dubai has an unending passion for collecting Disney plush toys and holds a Limca book of records for her hobby.
2022-01-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
NDA ally in Kerala seeks action against CPI-M for 'glorifying' China
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 (IANS) The Democratic Party, an ally of the BJP-led NDA, on Saturday demanded action against the ruling CPI-M in Kerala for "glorifying" China at its ongoing party meetings.
2022-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
CPI-M defers Alappuzha party meeting as Covid cases surge
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 (IANS) Under fire for conducting meetings despite a surge in Covid-19 cases, the CPI(M) on Saturday announced to postpone its three-day Alappuzha district committee meeting scheduled to start on January 28.
2022-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kerala HC asks actor Dileep to appear before police for questioning
Kochi, Jan 22 (IANS) It was anxious moments for actor Dileep on Saturday when the Kerala High Court heard his anticipatory bail that was strongly opposed by the prosecution. At the end of two sittings on either side of lunch, the court ruled that actor Dileep has to appear before the police probe team for three days starting Sunday for further questioning.
2022-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema
Kerala nun rape case: Prosecution to appeal acquittal of Mulakkal
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 (IANS) The prosecution which was in a state of shock when it heard a lower court acquitting Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal in the nun rape case, on Saturday decided to appeal the verdict at the Kerala High Court.
2022-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
How AUKUS and Afghanistan are changing India's Indo-Pacific strategy
New Delhi, Jan 22: Two significant developments in 2021 have cast a shadow over India's evolving strategy towards the Indo-Pacific region and the reliability of the United States (US) in this strategically important theatre. The first is the hasty American withdrawal from Afghanistan and the capture of power by the Taliban. From India's point of view, the "victory" of the Taliban and Pakistan in Afghanistan has sharply deteriorated the security environment in South Asia and presented a fresh set of challenges.
2022-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National
Kerala reports over 40K Covid cases for 3rd day in a row
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 (IANS) For the third consecutive day in Kerala, the number of daily new Covid cases crossed 40,000 while the daily test positivity rate reached an all-time high of 44.80 per cent, Health Minister Veena George said on Saturday.
2022-01-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Former Kerala CM Achuthanandan tests Covid positive
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Veteran CPI-M leader and former Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan tested positive for Covid-19. The 98-year-old leader has been admitted to a private hospital here, his son V.S. Arunkumar posted on social media.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kerala HC defers actor Dileep's anticipatory bail to Saturday
Kochi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court posted for Saturday hearing in the Malayalam film actor Dileep's anticipatory bail petition in the actress abduction case.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Congress, BJP slam CPI-M for massive spurt in Covid cases in Kerala; Health Min denies
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) The Congress and the BJP on Friday held the ruling CPI-M responsible for the alarming spike in the Covid-19 cases in the state, a charge denied by state Health Minister Veena George.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid TPR in Kerala crosses 43 per cent, with 41,668 new cases
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) For the second day in succession, the daily new Covid cases in Kerala crossed the 40,000 mark and the test positivity rate reached an all-time high of 43.76 per cent, Health Minister Veena George said in a statement.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
What is so special for political parties to allow meetings, asks Kerala HC
Kochi, Jan 21 (IANS) A petition moved in the Kerala High Court on Thursday against an order of the Kasargod Collector withdrawing an order imposing restrictions to prevent resurgence of Covid cases in the district left the state's ruling CPI-M in a spot when the court asked what is so special for political parties.
2022-01-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
As Covid peaks, lack of PR exercise leaves Kerala Health Minister in tight spot
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) Kerala, which grabbed global attention with its deft handling of Covid-19 pandemic by the then Health Minister K.K.Shailaja, is facing a grim situation after recording a huge spurt in the infection putting journalist-turned-health minister Veena George in a tight spot.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Kerala HC yet again picks holes in proposed K-Rail project
Kochi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Thursday gave another round of dressing down to the Pinarayi Vijayan led government over his proposed K-Rail project.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kerala logs 46,387 Covid cases, highest single day rise ever
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (IANS) The daily Covid positive cases in Kerala reached a record high on Thursday when 46,387 people turned positive and the daily test positivity rate reached a staggering 40.2 per cent, said State Health Minister Veena George in a statement.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Spices Board launches first online portal for exports
Kochi, Jan 20 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Parkash on Thursday launched 'Spice Xchange India', the country's first virtual platform for spice exports at a hybrid event held here.
2022-01-20
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy
Man appears before Kerala HC virtual hearing while shaving/brushing
Kochi, Jan 19 (IANS) Following the surge in Covid cases in the state, the Kerala High Court decided to go online through virtual hearing from Monday and soon came a person who was seen either brushing his teeth or shaving, mostly facing the camera, during the proceedings before Justice V.G Arun.
2022-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kerala CPI-M mulls sending national leader to Rajya Sabha
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) With three Rajya Sabha seats falling vacant from Kerala in April, the ruling CPI-M in Kerala is mulling to send a leader with a "national" face to the Upper house.
2022-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Vijayan presides over weekly cabinet meet from US
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, presently undergoing treatment in the US at the Mayo Clinic, on Wednesday morning presided over the weekly cabinet meeting virtually.
2022-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Cong to provide legal help to couple harassed by Kerala Police
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) V.D. Satheesan, the Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly, on Wednesday visited the house of a couple in the state capital, who for more than a year, were harassed by a police investigation team over the death of their adopted daughter. Satheesan has demanded adequate compensation for the couple and action against the erring police officials.
2022-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kerala Health Minister, Congress spar over Covid situation
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Wednesday warned that the present Covid scenario in the state is getting serious and it appears to have become a super spreader, while the Congress party blamed the state government and the CPI-M for failing to rise to the occasion.
2022-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala logs 34,199 new Covid cases as TPR jumps to 37%
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) The trend of new Covid cases in Kerala has been on a high for the past one week and on Wednesday it recorded a staggering 34,199 cases taking the daily test positivity rate to 37.17 per cent, said a statement from Health Minister Veena George.
2022-01-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Actor Dileep's anticipatory bail plea hearing deferred
Kochi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Tuesday posted for January 21 the hearing of the anticipatory bail plea of actor Dileep in the actress abduction case.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Is Vijayan eyeing the CPI-M general secretary post?
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) With the West Bengal unit of the CPI-M literally wound up and at Tripura also things appear not that rosy, Kerala is the only state where they reign supreme and ever since Pinarayi Vijayan assumed office as Chief Minister in 2016, has become the undisputed word in his party and hence the talk -- is he eyeing the post of general secretary?
2022-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Covid rages in Kerala, numerous offices affected
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) With reports of Covid-19 clusters being formed at the Kerala state secretariat, the state run road transport corporations, the police stations, the state is turning into a hotspot and though Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is under treatment in the US, he will take part in an online meeting on Thursday. On the cards are fresh restrictions in the state.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
With 63 new cases, Omicron tally reaches 591 in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) As the Covid cases continue to rise in Kerala, 63 more people have tested positive for the Omicron variant taking the total to 591, said state Health Minister Veena George on Tuesday.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National
Kerala HC asks Police to probe actor Dileep's complaint of media trial
Kochi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Tuesday asked the State Police Chief to enquire into the allegations raised by actor Dileep that the media was flouting the trial court's order restricting the publication of matters related to the 2017 actor assault case till the conclusion of the trial.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema
Daily Covid tally zooms in Kerala with 28,481 new cases
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) The daily Covid positive cases in Kerala continue to rise as 28,481 people turned positive from 80,740 samples tested, taking the positivity rate (TPR) to 35.27 per cent on Tuesday, state Health Minister Veena George said in a statement.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
With empty coffers, Kerala mulls raising govt employees' retirement age
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) The retirement age of Kerala state government employees might be raised to 57 years from the present 56, as per indications.
2022-01-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Youth killed, body dumped in police station in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17 (IANS) In a gruesome incident, a 19-year-old youth was killed by a criminal who then carried his body and dumped it in front of the Kottayam East Police station, early Monday morning.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mental addiction leading to online crimes against children: Kerala Police
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17 (IANS) In a startling revelation by the Kerala Police CCSE (Countering Child Sexual Exploitation) Team, functioning under Cyberdome, it has been found that in many cases online crimes are related to mental addictions that require treatment.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala HC allows to re-examine new witnesses in actress abduction case
Kochi, Jan 17 (IANS) In a further setback to actor Dileep, an accused on bail in the actress abduction case, the Kerala High Court on Monday allowed to re-examine three and summon 5 new witnesses in the ongoing trial.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
967 schools in Kerala to turn vaccination centres
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17 (IANS) Starting from Wednesday, 967 schools in Kerala will turn into Covid-19 vaccination centres with the aim to inoculate all students who were born in or after 2007.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Kerala,National
Amid Covid surge, Kerala's signature film event IFFK deferred
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17 (IANS) In the wake of huge surge in daily Covid-19 cases, the signature event of Kerala -- the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)'s 26th edition has been postponed, a state minister said on Monday.
2022-01-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine