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IANS Review: 'Kombu Vacha Singamda': A wholesome entertainer that explores caste politics (IANS Rating: ***1/2)
Film: Kombu Vacha Singamda (Releasing in Theatres). Duration: 147 minutes.
2022-01-14
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Actor Dileep moves Kerala HC for anticipatory bail in fresh case
Kochi, Jan 10 (IANS) Beleaguered actor Dileep on Monday moved the Kerala High Court seeking anticipatory bail in a new case registered by the police probe team investigating the actress abduction case, in which he is an accused.
2022-01-10
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
ED raids Malayalam actor Unni Mukundan's office
Kochi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday raided the office of Malayalam actor Unni Mukundan at Ottapalam in Palakkad district to ascertain the source of funding of his latest film 'Meppadiyan'.
2022-01-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident
At 'RRR' event, Rajamouli applauds Tovino's 'Minnal Murali'
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 30 (IANS) Ace film director S.S. Rajamouli has lavished praise on 'Minnal Murali' and congratulated its lead actor Tovino Thomas for scoring a hit with the film.
2021-12-30
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
5 policemen injured, vehicles burnt as workers' clash in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 26 (IANS) Five policemen, including a Circle Inspector, were injured after two groups of guest workers at Kizhakkambalam in Ernakulam district of Kerala fought against each other and also directed their ire at the police, setting police vehicles on fire.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala Police in the dark over killers of BJP leader
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 26 (IANS) Even as a week has passed after the brutal killing of advocate Ranjith Sreenivasan, the state BJP's OBC Morcha Secretary, the Kerala Police have not been able to identify and arrest the killers.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Shashi Tharoor can go out of party if he doesn't toe party line: Kerala Cong Chief
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 26 (IANS) Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Chief K. Sudhakaran on Sunday threatened to take action against his party MP Shashi Tharoor, saying he was only an individual in the party and if he does not abide by the party line 'he will have to go out of the party'.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
19 more Omicron cases confirmed in Kerala: Health Minister
Thiruvanthapuram, Dec 26 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Sunday said 19 more Omicron cases have been confirmed, taking the state's tally to 57.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Covid dampens Christmas spirit in Kerala for second year
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 25 (IANS) Christmas is being celebrated on a low key in Kerala for the second straight year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Religion
Minor Kerala girl harassed by cop shares aid paid by state govt
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 25 (IANS) After getting justice from the Kerala High Court, an eight-year-old girl and her father, who were publicly humiliated by a woman police official, have now decided to share the Rs 1.5 lakh compensation given by the state government.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Probe ordered after Thiruvananthapuram Mayor breaks protocol during Prez visit
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 24 (IANS) Several agencies have begun a probe if there was a violation of protocol done by the vehicle carrying the Thiruvananthapuram Mayor, Arya Rajendran when the visiting President Ram Nath Kovind was travelling from the airport to attend an event in the capital city.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
New washroom for Kerala Minister costs more than home under govt scheme
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 24 (IANS) The Kerala government has sparked off controversy for sanctioning Rs 4.10 lakh for a new washroom in a minister's office when it grants only Rs 4 lakh to build a house for the poor under its "Life Mission project".
2021-12-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Facing flak, Kerala Police cracks down, rounds up 220 goons
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 24 (IANS) With murders and attacks on the rise across Kerala in recent times, the state police, which had come under fire from several quarters, on Friday said that in the past 10 days, around 220 goons were taken into custody in the state capital.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Murmurs against Kerala CM gain strength ahead of crucial party meeting
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 23 (IANS) A crucial party meeting of the ruling CPI-M is being held here on Thursday and perhaps for the first time, things do not appear rosy for Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with murmurs in the party against his style of functioning.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala displays India at its cultural and harmonious best: Ram Nath Kovind
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 23 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said he loves visiting Kerala as it displays India at its cultural and harmonious best.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala HC expresses confidence in fake antique dealer probe
Kochi, Dec 23 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Thursday observed that there was no reason to suspect any foul play in the ongoing investigation against the infamous fake antique dealer Monson Mavunkal's case.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Women's football team turns to mental health sessions to sharpen decision-making skills
Kochi, Dec 23 (IANS) Gearing up to play in their biggest tournament so far, the India women's football team is focusing on mental training ahead of the AFC Women's Asian Cup, which will be held in India early in 2022.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Kerala,Sports,Football
Omicron tally in Kerala reaches 29 as five more test positive
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 23 (IANS) The Omicron tally in Kerala has gone up to 29, after five new cases of the Covid variant were reported, state Health Minister Veena George said on Thursday.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Massive turnout as Kerala bids goodbye to Congress lawmaker P.T. Thomas
Kochi, Dec 23 (IANS) It was a fitting farewell for Congress legislator P.T.Thomas on Thursday, as not only top politicians, but people from various sections of the society gathered long to pay him their last respect at various places where his body was kept.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
KPCC working president P.T. Thomas passes away
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 22 (IANS) P.T. Thomas, the Congress legislator from Kerala and State Congress Working President, passed away at the CMC hospital in Vellore on Wednesday, said party sources.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Unmarried Kerala couple, friend in custody for killing new born
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 22 (IANS) The Thrissur police on Wednesday took into custody a young unmarried couple and its friend after they admitted to killing the couple's new-born baby by drowning it in a bucket of water.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
In death also, Congress lawmaker P.T. Thomas charts own course
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 22 (IANS) In a public career spanning five decades, Congress' Kerala legislator P.T. Thomas was known for always standing his ground and not afraid to speak his mind, and in his death also, he chose to tread a different path.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Omicron tally in Kerala goes up to 24, after 9 turn positive
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 22 (IANS) With nine more Covid-19 patients turning positive for the Omicron variant on Wednesday, the tally in Kerala has gone up to 24, said State Health Minister Veena George.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala HC delivers justice to 8-year-old girl, orders action against woman cop
Kochi, Dec 22 (IANS) After half a dozen hearings, the Kerala High Court, seeing that there was no action coming on the part of the state government in the issue of denial of justice to an eight-year-old girl and her father who were publicly humiliated by a women police officer, on Wednesday directed compensation be paid to the child and action taken against the erring police official who caused them mental agony.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
President witnesses naval ops demo, visits IAC Vikrant at Kochi
Kochi, Dec 22 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday witnessed naval operation demonstration in the Ernakulam channel, and also visited the indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) 'Vikrant', which is under construction at the Cochin Shipyard Ltd here.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Kerala,National,Defence/Security,Politics
Kerala HC junks plea to remove PM's photo from Covid vaccine certificates
Kochi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea challenging the picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Covid vaccine certificates and imposed a fine of Rs one lakh on the petitioner.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
75% Keralites fully vaccinated against Covid: State govt
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 (IANS) Even as Kerala continues to record the highest number of new daily Covid-19 cases in the country for several weeks, State Health Minister Veena George on Tuesday informed that 75 per cent of the population have now taken both the vaccines.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Finally temple admin hands over 'God's' vehicle to lone bidder
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 (IANS) The famed Guruvayoor Sree Krishna temple on Tuesday decided to hand over the Mahindra Group gifted brand new SUV limited edition of its latest variant of Thar - a 4 wheel drive, which was received as a gift, to the lone bidder who won the auction last week.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Religion
After Kerala HC notice to govt & Guv, who will AG appear for?
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 (IANS) After a division bench of the Kerala High Court issued separate notices to the Governor and the state government in the re-appointment of Kannur Vice Chancellor Gopinath Ravindran case, the question now being asked is who will the Attorney General (AG) appear for -- the Governor or the state government?
2021-12-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
NEP will nurture the young generation's talent: Kovind
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said the task of the government while promoting education is to help create the right environment in which the "young minds will be fired with creativity".
2021-12-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Politics
Another Left ally, Kerala Congress-B 'splits'
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 (IANS) The Kerala Congress-B, which has one legislator in the Assembly, has split with the children of the founder now leading the rival factions.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's candidates lose in AMMA elections
Kochi, Dec 20 (IANS) Superstar Mohanlal suffered a setback at the just-concluded Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) elections when his handpicked candidates for the post of vice-president (Asha Sarath) and two of the 11 executive committee members (Nivin Paul and Honey Rose) lost to their opponents.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Political rallies banned in Kerala after 2 leaders hacked to death
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 20 (IANS) After twin political murders, less than 12 hours apart, rocked Kerala's Alappuzha district on Saturday, the state police has banned political rallies and use of mikes in public domain for three days.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
4 more Omicron cases confirmed in Kerala, taking total to 15
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 20 (IANS) With the samples of four more Covid positive cases getting confirmed for Omicron variant on Monday, Kerala now has 15 such cases, said State Health Minister Veena George.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Kerala,National
Kerala HC trashes Police report defending erring Pink Police official
Kochi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Kerala High Court, which has been hauling up police and the government over their inaction in a false theft case against an 8-year-old girl, on Monday refused to accept the report filed by the state.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kerala Police nab key accused in murder case
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 20 (IANS) Two days after a Kerala Police official, seeking to track down the prime accused in a sensational murder case, died after the country boat he was on capsized on a backwater near here on Saturday, the alleged murderer was apprehended on Monday, police said.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
K-Rail: Family threatens self-immolation if land taken for project
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 20 (IANS) While the Congress and the BJP are strongly against K-Rail - the proposed dream project of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the common man is also not too keen as some project officials, going around for procedures for land acquisition, learned on Monday.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala tense after SDPI, BJP leaders killed in retaliatory attacks
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) The Islamist organisation, Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and the BJP have entered into political clashes in Alappuzha district of Kerala with state-level leaders of both getting killed within a spate of hours.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Prohibitory orders declared in Kerala's Alappuzha, DGP issues alert
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) Alappuzha district police have declared prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPc in the district, which prevents assembling of people, after two leaders K.S. Shan of Islamist organisation SDPI and BJP's OBC Morcha state secretary Ranjith Sreenivasan were hacked to death in a spate of 12 hours in the district.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala BJP seeks action in murder of party leader, alleges SDPI involvement
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) BJP's Kerala state president K. Surendran on Sunday demanded the immediate arrest of the killers of the party's backward class leader and state secretary of OBC Morcha advocate Ranjith Srinivasa.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Subramanian Swamy wants Kerala Govt to be dismissed
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) BJP leader and former Union minister Subramanian Swamy has called for dismissal of the LDF government in Kerala over the killing of BJP leader Ranjith Sreenivasan who was hacked to death on Sunday morning allegedly by SDPI workers.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Ashamed of political killings in Kerala, says Governor
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Sunday said that he feels ashamed of the back-to-back political killings in the state. He said that people of all political parties must refrain from killings and should believe in democracy.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
President Kovind on 4-day Kerala visit from Dec 21
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will begin his four-day Kerala visit on December 21 during which will attend several programmes, sources said here on Saturday.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Massive protest by Congress against Pinarayi Vijayan's K-Rail
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 (IANS) The Congress party on Saturday staged a massive protest against the proposed scheme of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for a K-Rail in the capital city.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Kerala cop on hunt for murder accused dies after boat overturns
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 (IANS) A Kerala Police official while on duty and travelling on a country boat along with a team of police officials died after the boat overturned at backwaters near here on Saturday, the police said.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kerala govt moves SC against HC order cancelling job to late MLA's son
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has moved Supreme Court against High Court's order cancelling a government job given to the son of late CPI-M MLA K.K. Ramachandran Nair. The High Court earlier this month said that a "legislator is not a government servant" and cancelled the appointment.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Kerala: Auction of 'God's new vehicle' ends in deadlock
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 (IANS) The open auction Mahindra Group gifted brand new SUV limited edition of its latest variant of Thar - a 4 wheel drive as a gift to the famed Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple at Thrissur in Kerala ended in a deadlock on Saturday.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion
Kerala Police register case against P.T. Usha
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 (IANS) The Kozhikode Police in Kerala have registered a case against India's 'golden girl' P.T. Usha and six others under Section IPC 420 (cheating and dishonesty) based on a complaint filed by a former athlete, Jemma Joseph.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
After INL, LJD, rift in yet another ally of ruling Kerala's Left front
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 (IANS) After bickerings in two CPI-M allies -- the Indian National League (INL) and Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD)--, trouble has now broken out in
2021-12-17
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Prithviraj on '83': Inspiring underdog story, great piece of cinema
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 (IANS) With just seven days left before the cricketing extravaganza '83' hits the big screen, actor-producer Prithviraj Sukumaran, who is also one of the presenters of the Kabir Khan film, has kicked off the countdown to the biggest release of this year.
2021-12-17
Category: India, Kerala,National