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The Hindustan Newsprint Ltd at Vellore, Kottayam. The state’s move to take over the PSU is questionable

Make Loss, Not Sense

Above: The Hindustan Newsprint Ltd at Vellore, Kottayam. The state’s move to take over the PSU is questionable The Kerala government’s attempt to take over...
Election officials removing campaign material of various political parties in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI

Green Politicians

Above: Election officials removing campaign material of various political parties in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI Far from putting their feet up and waiting for the results, some...
Riyas Aboobacker, a Palakkad resident arrested by the NIA team (file pic)/Representative Image/Photo Courtesy: nia.gov.in

ISIS Modules: The Indian Connection

Above: Riyas Aboobacker, a Palakkad resident arrested by the NIA team (file pic)/Representative Image/Photo Courtesy: nia.gov.in The arrest of a man with links to the...
Displaying of fireworks is an integral part of the festival which is held at the famous Vadakkunnathan temple in Thrissur/Photos: keralaphotos.in

Thrissur Pooram Festival: Fireworks Again

Above: Displaying of fireworks is an integral part of the festival which is held at the famous Vadakkunnathan temple in Thrissur/Photos: keralaphotos.in In a big...
The swimming pool of the KTDC-run Hotel Samudra where a guest drowned/Photo: ktdc.com

Kerala Tourism Development Corporation: Pool of Troubles

Above: The swimming pool of the KTDC-run Hotel Samudra where a guest drowned/Photo: ktdc.com The SC has pulled up the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation for...
Churches in Kerala have vast properties and assets acquired through various sources/Photo: illiterate/commons.wikimedia.org

Shelved, For Now

Above: Churches in Kerala have vast properties and assets acquired through various sources/Photo: illiterate/commons.wikimedia.org With mounting pressure from the church, the Kerala government may have...
Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL on growing drug abuse in state

Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL on growing drug abuse in state

Taking a strong note on the growing drug abuse, the Kerala High Court has initiated a suo motu PIL and sought response from Centre...
Kannur Medical College

SC directs Kannur Medical College to compensate medical student for the loss of an...

Supreme Court has directed Kannur Medical College to compensate a medical student, Riya George for the loss of an academic year. “A student, who has...
Release of Prisoners: Back to Jail?

Release of Prisoners: Back to Jail?

Above: Representative image/ Photo: Anil Shakya The Kerala High Court has quashed the premature release of 209 prisoners by the state government as it found...

Sabarimala Row: Walking into a Wall

Above: Protests broke out across Kerala after the entry of two women into the Sabarimala temple/Photo: Kaviyoor Santhosh In an attempt to come across as...

Captive Elephants: Jumbo Task

Above: A young elephant being given a bath by his trainer at the Konni Elephant Training Centre in Pathanamthitta, Kerala/Photo: UNI As per a Supreme...

Piravom Church Dispute: Double Standards

Above: Syrian Orthodox Church Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II (centre) met Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (in white) regarding the church case/Photo: UNI The Marxist-led government is...
Sabarimala: SC Gives Kerala Govt, Temple Board Two Weeks To File Reply

Sabarimala: SC Gives Kerala Govt, Temple Board Two Weeks To File Reply

The Supreme Court on Monday gave the Kerala government and the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) two weeks time to submit their replies to the...

Medical College Admissions: Crackdown on Quack Factories

Above: The PK Das Medical College, Palakkad, one of the medical colleges whose admission process was annulled by the SC For the second time in...
Supreme Court

SC Cancels 550 Medical Admissions in Kerala

The fate of over 550 medical students hangs in balance after the Supreme Court cancelled their admission in four self-financing colleges in Kerala on...
Kerala Govt Files Appeal In SC Against HC Stay on “Salary Challenge”

Kerala Govt Files Appeal In SC Against HC Stay on “Salary Challenge”

The Kerala government has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the state High Court’s stay order on the government’s contentious “salary challenge”. The...
Sabarimala: SC Gives Kerala Govt, Temple Board Two Weeks To File Reply

BJP, Congress Joining Hands to Subvert Sabarimala Verdict: Kerala CM Vijayan

Having failed to implement the Supreme Court order that allowed women between the ages of 10 and 50 to enter the Sabarimala temple, the...
Sabarimala temple closes for a month, doors still shut for women

SC to announce Sabarimala review petitions hearing dates tomorrow

The Supreme Court will decide tomorrow on the dates for hearing a clutch of review petitions against the Court’s September 28 verdict that overturned...
Sabarimala stand-off bring Kerala to a halt

Sabarimala stand-off brings Kerala to a halt

The former president of the Travancore Devaswom Board, which runs more than 700 temples across Kerala including the Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala which is...
Police on full alert amid reports of Trupti Desai’s quiet arrival in Sabarimala

Police on full alert amid reports of Trupti Desai’s quiet arrival in Sabarimala

Even as large parts of Kerala remained on tenterhooks following the prolonged stand-off between pro and anti-women’s entry group at the Sabarimala temple, the...
Kerala HC rejects bail plea of rape accused Bishop

Kerala HC rejects bail plea of rape accused Bishop

Justice Raja Vijaya Raghavan dismissed the bail plea of bishop Franco Mulakkal holding that it was premature as the investigation was still progressing The Kerala...
College students preparing packets comprising essential items to be distributed to flood victims in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI

Flood Compensation: End To The Misery

Above: College students preparing packets comprising essential items to be distributed to flood victims in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI Amidst charges of misuse of flood disaster funds,...
Case against Kerala Police for inaction in Nun Rape incident

Case against Kerala Police for inaction in Nun Rape incident

The Kerala state Minority Rights Commission has registered a case against the police for allegedly trying to sabotage the case on the rape charges...
GST: Taxing Times

GST: Taxing Times

Above: Post-floods, Kerala needs funds for rehabilitation and rebuilding infrastructure/Photo: UNI Is Kerala’s demand that it be allowed to impose a cess on GST in...
GREED-DRIVEN SELF-DESTRUCTION

GREED-DRIVEN SELF-DESTRUCTION

Above: Kedarnath was devastated by flash floods in 2013/Photo: Rajeev Tyagi ~By Inderjit Badhwar As this week’s cover story demonstrates, India has an abysmal record of...
The 100-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is located near the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border

Mullaperiyar Dam: Fight Over Three Feet

Above: The 100-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is located near the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border In the wake of the devastating deluge, Kerala and Tamil Nadu once again...
Cry, the Beloved Country!

Cry, the Beloved Country!

Above: An aerial view of the flood-affected regions in Chengannur, Kerala/Photo: UNI This could well be the plaintive sentiment of the despairing people of God’s...
SC Judges to contribute to Kerala flood relief fund

SC Judges to contribute to Kerala flood relief fund

The apex court on Monday (August 20) expressing concern on the recent Kerala floods said that the Judges of the court will contribute to...
Nun Rape Case: Sins Of The Father

Nun Rape Case: Sins Of The Father

Above: Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal The CPI(M)-led government in the state which swears by good governance is weak-kneed when it comes to arresting a...
Supreme Court

Kerala floods: SC wants to know of possibility of reducing TN dam water level...

The Supreme Court became pro-active in trying to ameliorate the pains of the flood affected people of Kerala when, on Friday (August 17), it talked about...
Use of Technology: Every Step He Takes

Use of Technology: Every Step He Takes

In a first of its kind case, the Kerala police nabs a man who helped his lover keep track of her husband in real...
Kerala Solar Scam: Sex, sleaze and a letter

Kerala Solar Scam: Sex, sleaze and a letter

Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy has testified against Pathanapuram MLA KB Ganesh Kumar in the Solar Scam case. The scam had nearly brought down...
Custodial Death Verdict: Justice at Last

Custodial Death Verdict: Justice at Last

Above: Policemen K Jithukumar (right) and SV Sreekumar For the first time ever, a court has awarded the death sentence to two policemen, sending a...
Protests Against Novel: Public Censorship

Protests Against Novel: Public Censorship

Above: Kerala BJP Mahila Morcha protesting against S Hareesh’s novel/Photo: twitter Rightwingers force a major Malayalam magazine to withdraw the serialisation of a novel...
Sabarimala entry ban for women case: Singhvi argues on the thin plinth on antiquity and tradition

Sabarimala entry ban for women case: Singhvi argues on the thin plinth on antiquity...

Hearing the depositions before it on the PIL on ban of entry of women aged 10 to 50 into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple at...
Saleswomen at a textile showroom in Kerala. They had to stand for hours and attend to customers/Photo: keralavisiontv.com

Women’s Rights in Kerala: Showroom Slaves

Above: Saleswomen at a textile showroom in Kerala. They had to stand for hours and attend to customers/Photo: keralavisiontv.com The Kerala government cleared amendments to...
Transgenders at the Queer Cultural Fest in Thiruvananthapuram

Victimization by Transgenders: Gender is a matter of personal choice, rules Kerala HC

Above: Transgenders at the Queer Cultural Fest in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI The Kerala HC, accused of judicial overreach for ordering a medical exam on a transgender,...
Don’t meddle with CBSE

Don’t meddle with CBSE

Above: Children at the morning assembly of a private school in Kerala The new guidelines introduced by the Kerala government for schools under the Board...
The Vijayan government’s appeal against the probe plea of murdered Congress worker Shuhaib’s family has left people baffled/Photo: UNI

Courting Controversy

Above: The Vijayan government’s appeal against the probe plea of murdered Congress worker Shuhaib’s  family has left people baffled/Photo: UNI The Left government in Kerala...
Kasauli shooting death: SC asks what actions have been taken

Cauvery water sharing verdict: Kerala govt files review petition

The Kerala Government has filed a review petition with the Supreme Court, challenging the court’s earlier verdict on the Cauvery water sharing formula. The Kerala government...
A Blot on India’s Most Literate State

A Blot on India’s Most Literate State

Above: A photograph of 35-year-old Madhu taken just before he was beaten to death The lynching of a mentally unstable tribal in Attappadi in Kerala...

Tripping on the Road

Above: Narcotic substances recovered after a raid in Kochi, Kerala A petition wants the Kerala police to detect drivers using narcotics and book them under...
A simple breastfeeding picture generates legal cases

A simple breastfeeding picture generates legal cases

Above: The cover of Grihalakshmi showing Gilu Joseph breastfeeding Recently, model-actress Gilu Joseph, famous in Kerala, had created a stir, as well as some...
Kerala’s Dog Menace: The state in war with ‘man’s best friend’

Kerala’s Dog Menace: One Bite Too Many

Activists of the Youth Front (M) of Kerala Congress march through Kottayam demanding culling of dogs The state has witnessed many people being bitten and...
Kasauli shooting death: SC asks what actions have been taken

Petition in SC to promote assistant public prosecutors to full PP positions

The Kerala Assistant Public Prosecutors Association has put up a petition before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A...
SC reduces Cauvery water allocation to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka to get more because Bengaluru needs it

SC reduces Cauvery water allocation to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka to get more because Bengaluru...

Court says agreements were not “political arrangements” but were based on public interest; decision valid for 15 years The Supreme Court on Friday (February 16)...
Kerala chief secretary will be liable if any child is trafficked from the state: SC

Kerala chief secretary will be liable if any child is trafficked from the state:...

Supreme Court asks States to submit their reports on setting up of commissions for protection of children, make errant babus liable In a stern directive...
Sreejith’s over-two-year-long fight for his dead brother has finally got civil society’s attention/Photo Courtesy: facebook

My Beloved Brother, Sreejiv

Above: Sreejith’s over-two-year-long fight for his dead brother has finally got civil society’s attention/Photo Courtesy: facebook Sreejiv’s death in 2014 has brought into sharp focus...
Exemption of Toddy: SC tells amicus to file report on Toddy licenses and shops in Kerala

Exemption of Toddy: SC tells amicus to file report on Toddy licenses and shops...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (January 25) directed amicus curiae to submit a detailed report on how many toddy licenses have been cancelled and...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Hullabaloo Over a Hug

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence The most literate state in the country is once again embroiled in a row over its conservative stance. This time,...
hadya love jihad case

SC to hear Hadiya’s testimony in open court on November 27

Above: Hadiya (right) and her husband Shafin Jahan. Photo: facebook CJI says: “Is there any law by which a girl can never fall in love...
Ritabrata Banerjee

In expelling its bright, young MP Ritabrata, the CPI (M) in Bengal has cut...

Above: Ritabrata Banerjee A failing party with a regressive attitude cannot expect to face the might of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool ~By Sujit Bhar As it finally turned...
LIFE: Housing Initiative For Transgenders

LIFE: Housing Initiative For Transgenders

Above: Kerala Assembly Speaker P Krishnan posing for a selfie with transgenders. Photo: UNI A housing project holds out hope for the community that finds...
Kerala Godman Case: Unholy Mess

Kerala Godman Case: Unholy Mess

Above:Gangeshananda Theertapada, the godman (left) and the Panmana Ashram in Kollam (right) which has distanced itself from the Godman The case of a swami, bobbitised...
Stringent liquor laws often turn away local and foreign tourists. Representative Photo: route66hotels.org

Prohibition in Kerala: Let the Good Times Roll

The Left government’s new liquor policy relaxes harsh restrictions imposed to curb the consumption of alcohol. While many are celebrating, others are calling it...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries take a ride on Kochi Metro, in Kerala on Saturday. Photo: UNI

Kochi Metro heralds new era in Indian public transport

Amid much hype and hoopla, Kerala on Saturday got its first metro train service with the inauguration of the Kochi Metro by PM Narendra...
Photo: Anil Shakya

Religious attire in Kerala: A Matter of Faith

The Kerala High Court’s direction to AIIMS to respect religious rights guaranteed under the constitution and allow Muslim women to wear a hijab while...
People standing in a queue in front of a liquor shop in Kerala. Photo: C Shankar

Financial woes force Kerala to water down liquor ban

Why did the LDF (Left Front) government in Kerala relax the previous UDF (Congress) government’s liquor ban policy by allowing bars in hotels rated...
A beef festival organised in the city to protest against a beef ban imposition in 2015. Photo: UNI

Kerala: Beefing Up

~By Naveen Nair in Thiruvananthapuram Beef is so ingrained in the culinary tradition of God’s Own Country that any restriction placed on it is sure...
Picture Credit: Anil Shakya

Cattle wars

By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The cow has once again reared its head. A recent notification of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate...
Hotels and housing projects are killing the beauty of the lush green hills of Munnar

Munnar’s Wake-up Call

The National Green Tribunal has flayed the state government for its inability to crack down on the construction mafia blatantly grabbing land in eco-sensitive...
Police forcibly removing Prannoy’s mother, demanding a fair probe, in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: UNI

Dissent at Your Own Peril

The LDF government has drawn flak for slapping charges against dissenters. Are democratic protests under threat now with the use of the Unlawful Activities...
Alcohol ban will not only cause a loss of revenue, but also hit Kerala’s tourism industry. Photo: sanoobsidiq.com

Kerala liquor ban: In a Tight Squeeze

The SC order banning booze outlets along highways has hit the state hard as it has a high population density and little land, igniting...
Kerala witnessed massive protests seeking the arrest of those involved in the murder of Dalit law student Jisha in 2016. Photo: UNI

Transfer Raj in Kerala?

The apex court has reserved its judgement in a case where Kerala’s DGP has challenged his ouster from the top job as political vendetta   ...
Former Kerala Director General of Police TP Senkumar. Photo: UNI

SC reserves order in ex-Kerala DGP case

Former Kerala Director General of Police TP Senkumar’s case against the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government of Kerala, for “victimising him for carrying out...
(L-R) Ajith Kumar, Mangalam TV CEO with Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Trouble in store for Mangalam TV

It’s a tough legal battle for Mangalam TV with its top brass booked for airing a sexually explicit audio clip involving a state minister...
The Kerala government secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. Wikimedia/Syed Shiyaz Mirza

Kerala: Clash of the Titans

The Kerala High Court has come down strongly on the government with regard to cases filed against senior bureaucrats, including KM Abraham, a former...
Police nab the accused in the case relating to the molestation of a Malyalam actress in Kochi

Sex offenders: Branded for Life?

Kerala will be the first state to start such a registry in an attempt to reform these criminals and keep better track of them....
Parents of children suffering from the after-effects of Endosulfan poisoning stage a dharna in front of the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: UNI

SC asks Kerala to pay Rs 500-cr for poisoning

The Supreme Court has asked Kerala to pay this compensation to victims of Endosulfan poisoning, giving a ray of hope for their slow rehabilitation...
A patient undergoing dialysis

Transplant Trauma

While transplantation of human organs has given a new lease of life to many, those between unmatched donors is risky and expensive and patients...
Muslim women hold placards in support of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board during a signature campaign in Ahmedabad.

UCC: Code of Controversy

As the center pushes for a Uniform Civil Code, it triggers a storm of protests and conflicting opinions on the timing and intent. It...
A uniform death certificate which includes circulatory and brain stem deaths will make it easier for families and hospitals as well as those in need of organs.

When Death Comes Calling…

Death in India is defined by two Acts—one which deals with circulatory death and the other with brain stem death. But experts are now...
Cauvery River; protest against the SC order in Karnataka (photo: UNI)

Karnataka to release 12K cusecs of water: SC

The apex court hears Cauvery issue on a holiday, modifies its earlier order  In an important development on the Cauvery water dispute, the Supreme Court...
Musilims on the occasion of first day on ramjan Near Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India. Photo by -- anil Kumar Shakya 30 june 2014

When Fat Gets Taxing

Kerala has introduced a fat tax, while the Delhi High Court asked Delhi to issue directions to schools on junk food. But can this...
(L-R) The precincts of the Golu Devta Temple; Bells tied by devotees whose wishes were fulfilled

The God of Justice

In a temple near Almora, in Uttarakhand, believers present their prayers on stamped paper to golu devta By Ramesh Menon Which is the highest court of...
Lawyers and journalists engage in fisticuffs at the Kerala High Court in Kochi

Black Robes Vs the Pen

Work came to stop in courts across Kerala as a confrontation between the press and the legal fraternity took an ugly turn. Finally, the...

SOS: Save Our Schools

  The LDF is trying to salvage many government-aided schools on the verge of closure despite a Supreme Court ruling allowing it. What ails the...

Heat wave in Kerala: Child Rights Commission asks schools not to open

By Naveen Nair Following a State Child Rights Commission’s order, five district collectors in Kerala have issued a strict warning to schools in the state...

India’s Top Court Extends Stay of Italian Marine Massimiliano Latorre, Accused Of Killing...

India’s top court has extended the continued stay of the Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre, who along with his colleague Salvatore Girone is accused of...

Kerala’s Deadly Inferno

With more than 110 dead in the Putingal fireworks explosion and scores injured, will these illegal festivities be stopped or continue to pander to...

In Mullaperiyar Dam Issue, Court Says To Tamil Nadu: Decree Is Passed, What More...

In the ongoing Mullaperiyar Dam issue, Tamil Nadu Govt. had moved an application, wherein they had requested that Centre should provide protection to the dam. Hearing...

Can tradition be above Constitution? SC asks Sabarimala Temple Trust

Making a scathing observation, the Supreme Court today asked Nair Sabha that has challenged entry of women in Sabarimala Temple whether a tradition can...

Kerala Liquor Ban: Finding a New High

The state’s policy to ban liquor has not only tainted the ruling UDF with bribery charges but has also led to increasing number of...

Buying a Nun’s Silence

Sexual misdemeanors by the clergy in Kerala are nothing new. But for the first time, the Church has paid `12 lakh to a former...

'Kerala' - 83 News Results

The Hindustan Newsprint Ltd at Vellore, Kottayam. The state’s move to take over the PSU is questionable

Make Loss, Not Sense

Above: The Hindustan Newsprint Ltd at Vellore, Kottayam. The state’s move to take over the PSU is questionable The Kerala government’s attempt to take over...
Election officials removing campaign material of various political parties in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI

Green Politicians

Above: Election officials removing campaign material of various political parties in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI Far from putting their feet up and waiting for the results, some...
Riyas Aboobacker, a Palakkad resident arrested by the NIA team (file pic)/Representative Image/Photo Courtesy: nia.gov.in

ISIS Modules: The Indian Connection

Above: Riyas Aboobacker, a Palakkad resident arrested by the NIA team (file pic)/Representative Image/Photo Courtesy: nia.gov.in The arrest of a man with links to the...
Displaying of fireworks is an integral part of the festival which is held at the famous Vadakkunnathan temple in Thrissur/Photos: keralaphotos.in

Thrissur Pooram Festival: Fireworks Again

Above: Displaying of fireworks is an integral part of the festival which is held at the famous Vadakkunnathan temple in Thrissur/Photos: keralaphotos.in In a big...
The swimming pool of the KTDC-run Hotel Samudra where a guest drowned/Photo: ktdc.com

Kerala Tourism Development Corporation: Pool of Troubles

Above: The swimming pool of the KTDC-run Hotel Samudra where a guest drowned/Photo: ktdc.com The SC has pulled up the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation for...
Churches in Kerala have vast properties and assets acquired through various sources/Photo: illiterate/commons.wikimedia.org

Shelved, For Now

Above: Churches in Kerala have vast properties and assets acquired through various sources/Photo: illiterate/commons.wikimedia.org With mounting pressure from the church, the Kerala government may have...
Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL on growing drug abuse in state

Kerala HC initiates suo motu PIL on growing drug abuse in state

Taking a strong note on the growing drug abuse, the Kerala High Court has initiated a suo motu PIL and sought response from Centre...
Kannur Medical College

SC directs Kannur Medical College to compensate medical student for the loss of an...

Supreme Court has directed Kannur Medical College to compensate a medical student, Riya George for the loss of an academic year. “A student, who has...
Release of Prisoners: Back to Jail?

Release of Prisoners: Back to Jail?

Above: Representative image/ Photo: Anil Shakya The Kerala High Court has quashed the premature release of 209 prisoners by the state government as it found...

Sabarimala Row: Walking into a Wall

Above: Protests broke out across Kerala after the entry of two women into the Sabarimala temple/Photo: Kaviyoor Santhosh In an attempt to come across as...

Captive Elephants: Jumbo Task

Above: A young elephant being given a bath by his trainer at the Konni Elephant Training Centre in Pathanamthitta, Kerala/Photo: UNI As per a Supreme...

Piravom Church Dispute: Double Standards

Above: Syrian Orthodox Church Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II (centre) met Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (in white) regarding the church case/Photo: UNI The Marxist-led government is...
Sabarimala: SC Gives Kerala Govt, Temple Board Two Weeks To File Reply

Sabarimala: SC Gives Kerala Govt, Temple Board Two Weeks To File Reply

The Supreme Court on Monday gave the Kerala government and the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) two weeks time to submit their replies to the...

Medical College Admissions: Crackdown on Quack Factories

Above: The PK Das Medical College, Palakkad, one of the medical colleges whose admission process was annulled by the SC For the second time in...
Supreme Court

SC Cancels 550 Medical Admissions in Kerala

The fate of over 550 medical students hangs in balance after the Supreme Court cancelled their admission in four self-financing colleges in Kerala on...
Kerala Govt Files Appeal In SC Against HC Stay on “Salary Challenge”

Kerala Govt Files Appeal In SC Against HC Stay on “Salary Challenge”

The Kerala government has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the state High Court’s stay order on the government’s contentious “salary challenge”. The...
Sabarimala: SC Gives Kerala Govt, Temple Board Two Weeks To File Reply

BJP, Congress Joining Hands to Subvert Sabarimala Verdict: Kerala CM Vijayan

Having failed to implement the Supreme Court order that allowed women between the ages of 10 and 50 to enter the Sabarimala temple, the...
Sabarimala temple closes for a month, doors still shut for women

SC to announce Sabarimala review petitions hearing dates tomorrow

The Supreme Court will decide tomorrow on the dates for hearing a clutch of review petitions against the Court’s September 28 verdict that overturned...
Sabarimala stand-off bring Kerala to a halt

Sabarimala stand-off brings Kerala to a halt

The former president of the Travancore Devaswom Board, which runs more than 700 temples across Kerala including the Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala which is...
Police on full alert amid reports of Trupti Desai’s quiet arrival in Sabarimala

Police on full alert amid reports of Trupti Desai’s quiet arrival in Sabarimala

Even as large parts of Kerala remained on tenterhooks following the prolonged stand-off between pro and anti-women’s entry group at the Sabarimala temple, the...
Kerala HC rejects bail plea of rape accused Bishop

Kerala HC rejects bail plea of rape accused Bishop

Justice Raja Vijaya Raghavan dismissed the bail plea of bishop Franco Mulakkal holding that it was premature as the investigation was still progressing The Kerala...
College students preparing packets comprising essential items to be distributed to flood victims in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI

Flood Compensation: End To The Misery

Above: College students preparing packets comprising essential items to be distributed to flood victims in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI Amidst charges of misuse of flood disaster funds,...
Case against Kerala Police for inaction in Nun Rape incident

Case against Kerala Police for inaction in Nun Rape incident

The Kerala state Minority Rights Commission has registered a case against the police for allegedly trying to sabotage the case on the rape charges...
GST: Taxing Times

GST: Taxing Times

Above: Post-floods, Kerala needs funds for rehabilitation and rebuilding infrastructure/Photo: UNI Is Kerala’s demand that it be allowed to impose a cess on GST in...
GREED-DRIVEN SELF-DESTRUCTION

GREED-DRIVEN SELF-DESTRUCTION

Above: Kedarnath was devastated by flash floods in 2013/Photo: Rajeev Tyagi ~By Inderjit Badhwar As this week’s cover story demonstrates, India has an abysmal record of...
The 100-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is located near the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border

Mullaperiyar Dam: Fight Over Three Feet

Above: The 100-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is located near the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border In the wake of the devastating deluge, Kerala and Tamil Nadu once again...
Cry, the Beloved Country!

Cry, the Beloved Country!

Above: An aerial view of the flood-affected regions in Chengannur, Kerala/Photo: UNI This could well be the plaintive sentiment of the despairing people of God’s...
SC Judges to contribute to Kerala flood relief fund

SC Judges to contribute to Kerala flood relief fund

The apex court on Monday (August 20) expressing concern on the recent Kerala floods said that the Judges of the court will contribute to...
Nun Rape Case: Sins Of The Father

Nun Rape Case: Sins Of The Father

Above: Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal The CPI(M)-led government in the state which swears by good governance is weak-kneed when it comes to arresting a...
Supreme Court

Kerala floods: SC wants to know of possibility of reducing TN dam water level...

The Supreme Court became pro-active in trying to ameliorate the pains of the flood affected people of Kerala when, on Friday (August 17), it talked about...
Use of Technology: Every Step He Takes

Use of Technology: Every Step He Takes

In a first of its kind case, the Kerala police nabs a man who helped his lover keep track of her husband in real...
Kerala Solar Scam: Sex, sleaze and a letter

Kerala Solar Scam: Sex, sleaze and a letter

Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy has testified against Pathanapuram MLA KB Ganesh Kumar in the Solar Scam case. The scam had nearly brought down...
Custodial Death Verdict: Justice at Last

Custodial Death Verdict: Justice at Last

Above: Policemen K Jithukumar (right) and SV Sreekumar For the first time ever, a court has awarded the death sentence to two policemen, sending a...
Protests Against Novel: Public Censorship

Protests Against Novel: Public Censorship

Above: Kerala BJP Mahila Morcha protesting against S Hareesh’s novel/Photo: twitter Rightwingers force a major Malayalam magazine to withdraw the serialisation of a novel...
Sabarimala entry ban for women case: Singhvi argues on the thin plinth on antiquity and tradition

Sabarimala entry ban for women case: Singhvi argues on the thin plinth on antiquity...

Hearing the depositions before it on the PIL on ban of entry of women aged 10 to 50 into the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple at...
Saleswomen at a textile showroom in Kerala. They had to stand for hours and attend to customers/Photo: keralavisiontv.com

Women’s Rights in Kerala: Showroom Slaves

Above: Saleswomen at a textile showroom in Kerala. They had to stand for hours and attend to customers/Photo: keralavisiontv.com The Kerala government cleared amendments to...
Transgenders at the Queer Cultural Fest in Thiruvananthapuram

Victimization by Transgenders: Gender is a matter of personal choice, rules Kerala HC

Above: Transgenders at the Queer Cultural Fest in Thiruvananthapuram/Photo: UNI The Kerala HC, accused of judicial overreach for ordering a medical exam on a transgender,...
Don’t meddle with CBSE

Don’t meddle with CBSE

Above: Children at the morning assembly of a private school in Kerala The new guidelines introduced by the Kerala government for schools under the Board...
The Vijayan government’s appeal against the probe plea of murdered Congress worker Shuhaib’s family has left people baffled/Photo: UNI

Courting Controversy

Above: The Vijayan government’s appeal against the probe plea of murdered Congress worker Shuhaib’s  family has left people baffled/Photo: UNI The Left government in Kerala...
Kasauli shooting death: SC asks what actions have been taken

Cauvery water sharing verdict: Kerala govt files review petition

The Kerala Government has filed a review petition with the Supreme Court, challenging the court’s earlier verdict on the Cauvery water sharing formula. The Kerala government...
A Blot on India’s Most Literate State

A Blot on India’s Most Literate State

Above: A photograph of 35-year-old Madhu taken just before he was beaten to death The lynching of a mentally unstable tribal in Attappadi in Kerala...

Tripping on the Road

Above: Narcotic substances recovered after a raid in Kochi, Kerala A petition wants the Kerala police to detect drivers using narcotics and book them under...
A simple breastfeeding picture generates legal cases

A simple breastfeeding picture generates legal cases

Above: The cover of Grihalakshmi showing Gilu Joseph breastfeeding Recently, model-actress Gilu Joseph, famous in Kerala, had created a stir, as well as some...
Kerala’s Dog Menace: The state in war with ‘man’s best friend’

Kerala’s Dog Menace: One Bite Too Many

Activists of the Youth Front (M) of Kerala Congress march through Kottayam demanding culling of dogs The state has witnessed many people being bitten and...
Kasauli shooting death: SC asks what actions have been taken

Petition in SC to promote assistant public prosecutors to full PP positions

The Kerala Assistant Public Prosecutors Association has put up a petition before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A...
SC reduces Cauvery water allocation to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka to get more because Bengaluru needs it

SC reduces Cauvery water allocation to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka to get more because Bengaluru...

Court says agreements were not “political arrangements” but were based on public interest; decision valid for 15 years The Supreme Court on Friday (February 16)...
Kerala chief secretary will be liable if any child is trafficked from the state: SC

Kerala chief secretary will be liable if any child is trafficked from the state:...

Supreme Court asks States to submit their reports on setting up of commissions for protection of children, make errant babus liable In a stern directive...
Sreejith’s over-two-year-long fight for his dead brother has finally got civil society’s attention/Photo Courtesy: facebook

My Beloved Brother, Sreejiv

Above: Sreejith’s over-two-year-long fight for his dead brother has finally got civil society’s attention/Photo Courtesy: facebook Sreejiv’s death in 2014 has brought into sharp focus...
Exemption of Toddy: SC tells amicus to file report on Toddy licenses and shops in Kerala

Exemption of Toddy: SC tells amicus to file report on Toddy licenses and shops...

The Supreme Court on Thursday (January 25) directed amicus curiae to submit a detailed report on how many toddy licenses have been cancelled and...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Hullabaloo Over a Hug

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence The most literate state in the country is once again embroiled in a row over its conservative stance. This time,...
hadya love jihad case

SC to hear Hadiya’s testimony in open court on November 27

Above: Hadiya (right) and her husband Shafin Jahan. Photo: facebook CJI says: “Is there any law by which a girl can never fall in love...
Ritabrata Banerjee

In expelling its bright, young MP Ritabrata, the CPI (M) in Bengal has cut...

Above: Ritabrata Banerjee A failing party with a regressive attitude cannot expect to face the might of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool ~By Sujit Bhar As it finally turned...
LIFE: Housing Initiative For Transgenders

LIFE: Housing Initiative For Transgenders

Above: Kerala Assembly Speaker P Krishnan posing for a selfie with transgenders. Photo: UNI A housing project holds out hope for the community that finds...
Kerala Godman Case: Unholy Mess

Kerala Godman Case: Unholy Mess

Above:Gangeshananda Theertapada, the godman (left) and the Panmana Ashram in Kollam (right) which has distanced itself from the Godman The case of a swami, bobbitised...
Stringent liquor laws often turn away local and foreign tourists. Representative Photo: route66hotels.org

Prohibition in Kerala: Let the Good Times Roll

The Left government’s new liquor policy relaxes harsh restrictions imposed to curb the consumption of alcohol. While many are celebrating, others are calling it...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries take a ride on Kochi Metro, in Kerala on Saturday. Photo: UNI

Kochi Metro heralds new era in Indian public transport

Amid much hype and hoopla, Kerala on Saturday got its first metro train service with the inauguration of the Kochi Metro by PM Narendra...
Photo: Anil Shakya

Religious attire in Kerala: A Matter of Faith

The Kerala High Court’s direction to AIIMS to respect religious rights guaranteed under the constitution and allow Muslim women to wear a hijab while...
People standing in a queue in front of a liquor shop in Kerala. Photo: C Shankar

Financial woes force Kerala to water down liquor ban

Why did the LDF (Left Front) government in Kerala relax the previous UDF (Congress) government’s liquor ban policy by allowing bars in hotels rated...
A beef festival organised in the city to protest against a beef ban imposition in 2015. Photo: UNI

Kerala: Beefing Up

~By Naveen Nair in Thiruvananthapuram Beef is so ingrained in the culinary tradition of God’s Own Country that any restriction placed on it is sure...
Picture Credit: Anil Shakya

Cattle wars

By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The cow has once again reared its head. A recent notification of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate...
Hotels and housing projects are killing the beauty of the lush green hills of Munnar

Munnar’s Wake-up Call

The National Green Tribunal has flayed the state government for its inability to crack down on the construction mafia blatantly grabbing land in eco-sensitive...
Police forcibly removing Prannoy’s mother, demanding a fair probe, in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: UNI

Dissent at Your Own Peril

The LDF government has drawn flak for slapping charges against dissenters. Are democratic protests under threat now with the use of the Unlawful Activities...
Alcohol ban will not only cause a loss of revenue, but also hit Kerala’s tourism industry. Photo: sanoobsidiq.com

Kerala liquor ban: In a Tight Squeeze

The SC order banning booze outlets along highways has hit the state hard as it has a high population density and little land, igniting...
Kerala witnessed massive protests seeking the arrest of those involved in the murder of Dalit law student Jisha in 2016. Photo: UNI

Transfer Raj in Kerala?

The apex court has reserved its judgement in a case where Kerala’s DGP has challenged his ouster from the top job as political vendetta   ...
Former Kerala Director General of Police TP Senkumar. Photo: UNI

SC reserves order in ex-Kerala DGP case

Former Kerala Director General of Police TP Senkumar’s case against the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government of Kerala, for “victimising him for carrying out...
(L-R) Ajith Kumar, Mangalam TV CEO with Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Trouble in store for Mangalam TV

It’s a tough legal battle for Mangalam TV with its top brass booked for airing a sexually explicit audio clip involving a state minister...
The Kerala government secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. Wikimedia/Syed Shiyaz Mirza

Kerala: Clash of the Titans

The Kerala High Court has come down strongly on the government with regard to cases filed against senior bureaucrats, including KM Abraham, a former...
Police nab the accused in the case relating to the molestation of a Malyalam actress in Kochi

Sex offenders: Branded for Life?

Kerala will be the first state to start such a registry in an attempt to reform these criminals and keep better track of them....
Parents of children suffering from the after-effects of Endosulfan poisoning stage a dharna in front of the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. Photo: UNI

SC asks Kerala to pay Rs 500-cr for poisoning

The Supreme Court has asked Kerala to pay this compensation to victims of Endosulfan poisoning, giving a ray of hope for their slow rehabilitation...
A patient undergoing dialysis

Transplant Trauma

While transplantation of human organs has given a new lease of life to many, those between unmatched donors is risky and expensive and patients...
Muslim women hold placards in support of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board during a signature campaign in Ahmedabad.

UCC: Code of Controversy

As the center pushes for a Uniform Civil Code, it triggers a storm of protests and conflicting opinions on the timing and intent. It...
A uniform death certificate which includes circulatory and brain stem deaths will make it easier for families and hospitals as well as those in need of organs.

When Death Comes Calling…

Death in India is defined by two Acts—one which deals with circulatory death and the other with brain stem death. But experts are now...
Cauvery River; protest against the SC order in Karnataka (photo: UNI)

Karnataka to release 12K cusecs of water: SC

The apex court hears Cauvery issue on a holiday, modifies its earlier order  In an important development on the Cauvery water dispute, the Supreme Court...
Musilims on the occasion of first day on ramjan Near Jama Masjid in New Delhi, India. Photo by -- anil Kumar Shakya 30 june 2014

When Fat Gets Taxing

Kerala has introduced a fat tax, while the Delhi High Court asked Delhi to issue directions to schools on junk food. But can this...
(L-R) The precincts of the Golu Devta Temple; Bells tied by devotees whose wishes were fulfilled

The God of Justice

In a temple near Almora, in Uttarakhand, believers present their prayers on stamped paper to golu devta By Ramesh Menon Which is the highest court of...
Lawyers and journalists engage in fisticuffs at the Kerala High Court in Kochi

Black Robes Vs the Pen

Work came to stop in courts across Kerala as a confrontation between the press and the legal fraternity took an ugly turn. Finally, the...

SOS: Save Our Schools

  The LDF is trying to salvage many government-aided schools on the verge of closure despite a Supreme Court ruling allowing it. What ails the...

Heat wave in Kerala: Child Rights Commission asks schools not to open

By Naveen Nair Following a State Child Rights Commission’s order, five district collectors in Kerala have issued a strict warning to schools in the state...

India’s Top Court Extends Stay of Italian Marine Massimiliano Latorre, Accused Of Killing...

India’s top court has extended the continued stay of the Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre, who along with his colleague Salvatore Girone is accused of...

Kerala’s Deadly Inferno

With more than 110 dead in the Putingal fireworks explosion and scores injured, will these illegal festivities be stopped or continue to pander to...

In Mullaperiyar Dam Issue, Court Says To Tamil Nadu: Decree Is Passed, What More...

In the ongoing Mullaperiyar Dam issue, Tamil Nadu Govt. had moved an application, wherein they had requested that Centre should provide protection to the dam. Hearing...

Can tradition be above Constitution? SC asks Sabarimala Temple Trust

Making a scathing observation, the Supreme Court today asked Nair Sabha that has challenged entry of women in Sabarimala Temple whether a tradition can...

Kerala Liquor Ban: Finding a New High

The state’s policy to ban liquor has not only tainted the ruling UDF with bribery charges but has also led to increasing number of...

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