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Tamannaah Bhatia, Virat Kohli issued notices for promoting online rummy

27 Jan 2021

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.

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

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

07 Aug 2020

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

05 Aug 2020

'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.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 291; Delhi cases cross 1,000

12 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 291; Delhi cases cross 1,000

The total number of coronavirus cases in India crossed 8,000 as the central government decided to extend the nationwide lockdown.

India's overcrowded prisons start releasing inmates amid coronavirus scare

30 Mar 2020

India's overcrowded prisons start releasing inmates amid coronavirus scare

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

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

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.

Ayodhya verdict: Meet the five judges who will script history

09 Nov 2019

Ayodhya verdict: Meet the five judges who will script history

A five-judge constitutional bench of the Supreme Court will pronounce verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute at 10:30 am today.

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

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.

Supreme Court calls for review of life ban on Sreesanth

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.

Kerala: Elephant brought for housewarming tramples two guests to death

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

23 Jan 2019

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.

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

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.

#SabarimalaRow: BSNL suspends activist Rehana Fathima after arrest

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

18 Nov 2018

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."

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

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.

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

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

20 Oct 2018

#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

18 Oct 2018

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.

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

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.

Kerala nun case: Rape accused Franco Mulakkal granted bail

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.

Sabarimala verdict: Woman booked for casteist slur on CM Vijayan

11 Oct 2018

Sabarimala verdict: Woman booked for casteist slur on CM Vijayan

A case has been filed by the Arunamala police in Kerala against a woman for using a casteist slur against CM Pinarayi Vijayan during one of the protests against the implementation of the Supreme Court verdict allowing the entry of women of all ages to the Sabarimala temple.

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

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.

Kerala: Rape-accused Franco Mulakkal's judicial-custody extended till October 6

24 Sep 2018

Kerala: Rape-accused Franco Mulakkal's judicial-custody extended till October 6

Former Bishop Franco Mulakkal, the prime accused in Kerala nun rape case, has been sent to judicial custody till October 6, News18 reported. He will be lodged at Pala sub-jail.

#BishopMulakkalCase: Protesting nun asked not to participate in church-related activities

23 Sep 2018

#BishopMulakkalCase: Protesting nun asked not to participate in church-related activities

A nun belonging to the Syro Malabar Catholic church alleged she was asked to keep away from holding catechism classes, conducting prayers, and other church-related duties after she participated in a protest by nuns in Kochi demanding the arrest of rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

Rape-accused Jalandhar bishop moves anticipatory bail plea in Kerala HC

18 Sep 2018

Rape-accused Jalandhar bishop moves anticipatory bail plea in Kerala HC

Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, today filed an anticipatory bail application in the Kerala High Court, claiming that the allegations against him were a "cooked up" story to "wreak vengeance".

Kerala nun case: Rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal steps down

15 Sep 2018

Kerala nun case: Rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal steps down

In a recent turn of events, Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun multiple times, has stepped down as Bishop of the Jalandhar Diocese.

ISRO spy scandal: SC awards Rs. 50L compensation to scientist

14 Sep 2018

ISRO spy scandal: SC awards Rs. 50L compensation to scientist

On Friday, the Supreme Court announced its judgement on a plea by former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan to prosecute Kerala police officers who had falsely framed him in the ISRO espionage scandal.

Kerala nun rape case: Hearing on September 24

13 Sep 2018

Kerala nun rape case: Hearing on September 24

In the latest development in the alleged rape case of a nun by the bishop, its hearing has been posted to September 24, ANI reports.

Kerala Nun rape case: Police summons accused Bishop Mulakkal

12 Sep 2018

Kerala Nun rape case: Police summons accused Bishop Mulakkal

In the latest development in the alleged rape case of a nun by Bishop Franco Mulakkal, the Kerala police have summoned him and asked him to appear on September 19.

Beyond Section 377: Looking at prominent judgment of CJI Misra

06 Sep 2018

Beyond Section 377: Looking at prominent judgment of CJI Misra

Heading a constitutional bench which read down Section 377 of the IPC, CJI Dipak Misra scripted history.

Kerala: Drunk priest threatens to plant bomb at President's event

06 Aug 2018

Kerala: Drunk priest threatens to plant bomb at President's event

A temple priest was arrested for threatening to plant a bomb at St. Thomas College in Kerala's Thrissur, where President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to attend a function tomorrow.

Three new HC judges, including Justice Joseph, join Supreme Court

04 Aug 2018

Three new HC judges, including Justice Joseph, join Supreme Court

Three high court judges were today appointed to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 25.

Favoring eloped couple, Kerala HC says 'love is blind'. Respect!

23 Jul 2018

Favoring eloped couple, Kerala HC says 'love is blind'. Respect!

Setting aside a college order that expelled a couple for eloping, the Kerala High Court recently said, "Love is blind and an innate humane instinct."

Defying Centre, Collegium re-proposes KM Joseph's elevation as SC judge

20 Jul 2018

Defying Centre, Collegium re-proposes KM Joseph's elevation as SC judge

Three months after the government passed over Uttarakhand HC Judge KM Joseph's name for elevation to the SC, the Collegium has reiterated his name again.

Kerala: Rape-survivor, accused falsely, represents self in court, wins

18 Jul 2018

Kerala: Rape-survivor, accused falsely, represents self in court, wins

In a show of courage, a 30-year-old rape survivor fought her own case and the Kerala High Court ruled in her favor.

Kerala: Rape accused priest surrenders to Crime Branch in Kollam

12 Jul 2018

Kerala: Rape accused priest surrenders to Crime Branch in Kollam

One of the three Malankara Syrian Orthodox priests, accused of sexually abusing a woman, today surrendered before the police in Kerala's Kollam.

Magazine featuring breastfeeding woman not vulgar, Kerala HC rules

23 Jun 2018

Magazine featuring breastfeeding woman not vulgar, Kerala HC rules

Like beauty, obscenity also lies in the beholder's eyes, said Kerala High Court while refusing to term the picture of a woman breastfeeding her baby on a magazine cover as 'vulgar'.

Kerala HC refuses to separate teen couple in a live-in

01 Jun 2018

Kerala HC refuses to separate teen couple in a live-in

In a landmark verdict, Kerala High Court today declined to separate an 18-year-old boy and 19-year-old girl who were in a live-in relationship, saying it cannot close its eyes to the fact that such relationships have become rampant in society.

After Nipah patients die, Kerala hospital staff sent on leave

01 Jun 2018

After Nipah patients die, Kerala hospital staff sent on leave

Several staffers, including four doctors and nurses of a hospital in Balussery in Kerala have been asked to go on leave for a week from today as a precautionary measure, after the death of two people being treated for Nipah virus, officials said.