Kerala High Court: News

05 Apr 2024

Pinarayi Vijayan

Explained: Row over 'The Kerala Story' broadcast on Doordarshan

Doordarshan's decision to telecast the controversial "The Kerala Story" movie on Friday has triggered a political storm in Kerala.

14 Feb 2024


Mammootty's 'Bramayugam' character name changed a day before film's release!

Mammootty's upcoming Malayalam horror-thriller Bramayugam encountered a legal hurdle just two days before its release.

13 Dec 2023


Kerala: Chaos at Sabarimala Temple amid massive rush, HC intervenes

Kerala's Sabarimala Temple, dedicated to Lord Ayyappan, witnessed a massive surge in pilgrims this year, resulting in chaos.

08 Dec 2023

Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala HC notice to CM Vijayan, daughter over bribery allegations

The Kerala High Court on Friday issued notices to Kerala's Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, his daughter T Veena, and some other leaders seeking their response to a plea seeking an investigation into the bribery allegations against Veena's IT firm.

06 Jun 2023


Woman's naked body cannot be deemed sexual, rules Kerala HC 

The Kerala High Court on Monday said that the depiction of a woman's naked body could not be termed as obscene, indecent, or sexually explicit, reported PTI.

24 May 2023

Malayalam Movies

Court rejects actor Unni Mukundan's plea in sexual harassment case

Malayalam actor Unni Mukundan faced another setback on Tuesday when the Kerala High Court directed the initiation of a trial against him in an assault case filed in 2017.

09 May 2023

Indian Navy

'Shocking and haunting': Kerala High Court on Tanur boat tragedy

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday initiated suo motu proceedings into the recent boat tragedy in Malappuram's Tanur, which claimed the lives of 22 people, including seven children, reported Bar and Bench.

SC junks Centre's telecast ban on Malayalam news channel MediaOne

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against the Kerala High Court's order, which upheld the Centre's ban on the Malayalam news channel MediaOne.

30 Mar 2023


Kerala: Protest erupts demanding capture of tusker that killed 7

More than 10 panchayats in the Idukki district of Kerala called for a 12-hour-long strike on Thursday, demanding the capture of "Arikomban," a wild tusker that has reportedly killed seven people and destroyed many human settlements, reported ANI.

16 Feb 2023


'Kantara' plagiarism case: Kerala HC stays FIR against Prithviraj Sukumaran

In a major relief to Malayalam actor-producer Prithviraj Sukumaran, the Kerala High Court on Thursday stayed an FIR registered against him.

13 Feb 2023


'Kantara' song plagiarism row: Director-actor Rishab Shetty, producer record statements 

The blockbuster Kannada film Kantara became the talk of the town when a Kerala-based band Thaikkudam Bridge moved to the court alleging that the makers of the film plagiarized their song.

02 Feb 2023

Madras High Court

Muslim women must approach family court for divorce: Madras HC

A Muslim woman is eligible to practice her right to dissolve a marriage through "Khula" (the process of divorce initiated by the wife) by only approaching a family court and not any private bodies like a Shariat council, said the Madras High Court.

SC seeks Centre's response on pleas to recognize same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Centre and Attorney-General for India R Venkataramani on two pleas seeking the recognition of same-sex marriages under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.

23 Nov 2022

Adani Ports

Kerala: Adani's Vizhinjam mega port project stalled as fisherfolk protest

A shelter built by protesting fisherfolk has been hindering the construction of billionaire Gautam Adani's mega port in the Vizhinjam region of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

14 Nov 2022


Amid government-governor spat, Kerala HC cancels appointment of university VC

The Kerala High Court on Monday struck down the appointment of Dr. K Riji John as the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) vice-chancellor.

26 Oct 2022


Kerala: Governor demands removal of finance minister over 'seditious' speech

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has entered a fresh tussle with the ruling coalition Left Democratic Front (LDF) after demanding that Finance Minister KN Balagopal be fired for making alleged "seditious" statements at a university.

06 Oct 2022


Kerala: School trip bus rams into passenger bus, 9 dead

Nine people were killed, including five students and a teacher, when a private bus taking students on a leisure trip rammed into a state transport bus in Palakkad district, Kerala on Wednesday night at around 11:30 pm.

27 Jun 2022


Malayalam actor Vijay Babu arrested in sexual assault case

Malayalam actor and producer Vijay Babu was arrested by the Kochi City Police in relation to a sexual assault case on Monday, said reports.

23 May 2022


Kerala HC to hear Vijay Babu's anticipatory bail plea today

The Kerala High Court will hear the anticipatory bail plea of Malayalam actor and producer Vijay Babu on Monday.

01 May 2022


Another woman accuses Vijay Babu of sexual assault: Details here

Days after Malayalam actor-producer Vijay Babu was charged with rape, another woman has leveled sexual assault allegations against him.

09 Apr 2022


Kerala assault case: Dileep's wife Kavya Madhavan summoned for questioning

The 2017 Kerala actor assault case has taken a new turn with one of the accused, disgraced Malayalam superstar Dileep's wife and former actor Kavya Madhavan, getting summoned for questioning.

08 Mar 2022


Kerala assault case: Court dismisses Dileep's plea, probe to continue

The Kerala High Court dismissed disgraced Malayalam superstar, Dileep's plea to suspend further investigation in the 2017 Kerala assault case on Tuesday.

21 Dec 2021

Narendra Modi

Kerala HC dismisses plea opposing PM's photo in vaccination certificates

The Kerala High Court Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking the removal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photo from COVID-19 vaccination certificates.

02 Nov 2021


Kerala gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh granted bail

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Swapna Suresh, the main accused in last year's gold smuggling case.

23 Sep 2021


Kerala HC directs inquiry on incorrect date in vaccination certificate

Incorrect date and venue of second vaccine dose in a COVID-19 vaccination certificate prompted the Kerala High Court on Thursday to order an inquiry to ascertain whether it was a genuine mistake or some mischief.

24 Aug 2021


Kerala HC questions Centre about 84-day gap between Covishield doses

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre whether the 84-day gap between two doses of Covishield was based on the availability of the vaccine or its efficacy.

SC dismisses rape survivor's plea to marry her assaulter

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a rape survivor's plea from Kottiyoor in Kerala, seeking permission to marry her assaulter - a defrocked priest who is undergoing 20-year imprisonment for raping the girl when she was a minor.

SC rejects Kerala's plea to cancel criminal cases against MLAs

The Supreme Court of India today dismissed the Kerala government's plea to withdraw criminal cases against several prominent Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders for allegedly vandalizing the State Assembly in 2015.

27 Jan 2021

Virat Kohli

Tamannaah Bhatia, Virat Kohli issued notices for promoting online rummy

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday issued notices to Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, and film actors Tamannaah Bhatia and Aju Varghese, for endorsing online rummy games, according to ANI.

23 Nov 2020


Kerala's 'draconian' law on offensive online posts put on hold

After inviting backlash with the Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance, the state government on Monday decided to put the controversial law on hold.

Kerala activist's anticipatory bail plea rejected in semi-nude video case

Asserting that she was spreading obscenity, the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an anticipatory bail plea of Kerala-based activist Rehana Fathima, in connection to a video which showed minor children painting on her semi-nude body.

'No case for discharge,' SC dismisses rape-accused Franco Mulakkal's plea

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the plea filed by former Bishop Franco Mulakkal seeking directions to discharge him in the nun rape case.

30 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

India's overcrowded prisons start releasing inmates amid coronavirus scare

The coronavirus outbreak has pushed prisons across India to reduce crowding.

20 Mar 2020


#Coronavirus: Man files petition seeking liquor home-delivery, court fines him

The Kerala High Court on Friday slapped a man with a handsome fine for a writ petition he filed seeking home delivery of liquor in the state.

25 Jun 2019


Despite rare medical condition, 28-year-old fulfils dream of becoming lawyer

On June 16, hundreds enrolled as advocates in the Kerala High Court, but 28-year-old Pramitha Augustine among them cuts a prominent figure.

15 Mar 2019


Supreme Court calls for review of life ban on Sreesanth

The Supreme Court, on Friday, stated that a life ban on former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth needs to be reviewed.

09 Feb 2019


Kerala: Elephant brought for housewarming tramples two guests to death

What was supposed to be a jolly occasion for a family in Kerala turned into a nightmare after a temple elephant brought for a housewarming party panicked, ran amok, and ended up killing two elderly people, and injuring nine.

Child of Muslim-Hindu couple entitled to father's property: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a child born out of a marriage between a Muslim man and Hindu woman is legitimate and has rights on the father's property.

18 Dec 2018


Kerala: Hadiya's father joins BJP, says CPI(M) playing dirty politics

The father of Hadiya, a woman who had grabbed national headlines over allegations of 'love jihad', has joined the BJP.

28 Nov 2018


#SabarimalaRow: BSNL suspends activist Rehana Fathima after arrest

On Tuesday, BSNL suspended activist-model Rehana Fathima after she was arrested for hurting sentiments of the followers of Lord Ayyappa through a Facebook post.

Kerala government destroying Ayyappa Temple's uniqueness: State BJP Chief Pillai

Spearheading a campaign against the Kerala government over the Sabarimala issue, state BJP chief PS Sreedharan Pillai alleged the CPI(M)-led dispensation was making the Lord Ayyappa shrine "a center of dispute to destroy its uniqueness."

09 Nov 2018


Kerala HC disqualifies IUML MLA for communal poll-campaign in 2016

The Kerala High Court today disqualified an MLA of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), on a plea claiming that he used religion to win the Assembly polls in 2016.

22 Oct 2018


Kerala nun rape: Major witness, Father Kuriakose, suspiciously found dead

In yet another twist to the Kerala nun rape case, a priest who had earlier publicly spoken against the accused, Bishop Franco Mulakkal, has been found dead.

#LoveIsLove: Kerala HC helps woman and her lesbian lover

Saying rights of adults can't be curtailed, the Kerala High Court recently came to rescue of a woman who wanted to live with her lesbian partner.

Love, not Jihad: NIA ends probe in Kerala's inter-faith marriages

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) doesn't have enough evidence which can lead to prosecution in Kerala's inter-faith marriages, which the agency was probing.

18 Oct 2018


Rose-petals, cheers, and posters welcome rape-accused Franco Mulakkal in Jalandhar

That Franco Mulakkal is accused of raping a nun, repeatedly, had little effect on his followers, who gave a hero's welcome to him in Jalandhar on Wednesday.

15 Oct 2018


Kerala nun case: Rape accused Franco Mulakkal granted bail

Former Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was accused of raping a nun, has been granted bail by the Kerala High Court on Monday.

03 Oct 2018


#NunRapeCase: Kerala HC rejects Bishop Mulakkal's bail plea

The Kerala High Court today dismissed the bail plea of Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested over allegations of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting a nun.