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03 Oct 2017

Sexual Assault

Malayalam actress abduction/assault case: Kerala HC grants bail to Dileep

The Kerala HC has finally granted bail to popular Malayalam actor Dileep who was denied bail four times earlier.

29 Aug 2017

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault: Kerala HC denies bail for actor Dileep again

For the second time, the Kerala HC has dismissed the bail plea of famous Malayalam actor Dileep. The 'superstar' is in jail for allegedly paying a gang to abduct and assault an actress in the industry.

14 Aug 2017


Voting rights for NRIs: EC launches portal for online registration

The EC has launched the Overseas Indian Voters portal (available on for online registration.

04 Aug 2017


Govt approves 'proxy voting' for NRIs

The government has approved changes in laws to allow NRIs to vote in assembly and general elections from abroad.

14 Jul 2017


SC asks Centre about voting rights for NRIs

On 14th July, the Supreme Court (SC) had given the Central government one week to clarify how it plans to grant voting rights to Non Residential Indians (NRI).

11 Jul 2017

West Bengal

SC stays Centre's new cow slaughter rules for three months

The SC has put on hold the Centre's new rules on cow slaughter for three months.

11 Jul 2017

Sexual Assault

Malayam 'superstar' Dileep arrested for planning abduction, rape of actress

On 11th July, Malayalam actor Dileep was arrested and sent to 14-day judicial custody for his alleged involvement in the 'conspiracy' of abduction and rape of a popular regional actress.

05 Jul 2017

Kumar Vishwas

Police complaint against Kumar Vishwas for calling women 'objects'

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas is in trouble for 'derogatory' comments on women. On a TV show, he referred to women as "objects".

Highways within cities exempt from liquor ban: SC clarifies

In a major relief to businesses, the SC said that bars on city roads will be exempt from the highway liquor ban.

29 Jun 2017


Kochi Metro steps in after nine transgender employees quit

The new Kochi Metro broke many records - including being the first government agency in the country to employ transgenders.

Kerala techies find way to help ambulances stuck in traffic

A technology driven system has been built by two entrepreneurs to help ambulances navigate through traffic. The novel solution deals in Intelligent Road Traffic Management System.

19 Jun 2017


Kerala's 'Gaza Street' under intelligence agencies' radar

Kerala has a new street that is of much interest to intelligence agencies. Officials are intrigued about this road in Thuruthi ward of Kasaragod municipality, that has been named 'Gaza'.

18 Jun 2017


Kerala woman now says Swami never raped her

In a bizarre turn of events, the Kerala law student who had severed a Godman's penis took back the allegations and said she was never assaulted by him.

10 Jun 2017


2019 Elections: What should BJP strategy be for Mission Kerala?

BJP President Amit Shah recently visited Kerala, attempting to woo voters and review the party's preparations ahead of the 2019 polls.

09 Jun 2017


IIT-Madras helps recover 50km of lost beaches in Kerala

Since 2007, IIT-Madras has helped reclaim about 50km of Kerala's lost beaches - 25 eroded sites of 2kms each in 25 villages.

08 Jun 2017

Narendra Modi

Before cow slaughter ban debate, Kerala Assembly feasts on beef

Kerala, continuing its protest against the Centre's cow slaughter ban, came up with an innovative mode of objection: a special assembly session began with a sumptuous breakfast which had many delicacies, including beef fry.

01 Jun 2017


Kerala Youth Congress district president arrested for slaughtering cow

Kerala Police on May 30 arrested Youth Congress district president Rejil Makutti and several other members after they slaughtered a calf in protest against the Centre's new strict laws on cattle trade.

30 May 2017

West Bengal

Madras HC stays Centre's recent cow slaughter ban

The Madras HC has stayed the Centre's recent notification banning trade of cattle for slaughter.

30 May 2017


Southwest monsoon hits Kerala, northeast two days ahead of schedule

The Southwest monsoon hit the Kerala coast on May 30, two days ahead of its normal schedule.

30 May 2017


Kerala: First state to train visually challenged teachers in ICT

Kerala government's IT@School project will now train 500 visually challenged teachers across the state in ICT to facilitate high-tech programs in the schools.

29 May 2017

West Bengal

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee rejects cow slaughter ban

After Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan urged PM Narendra Modi to rethink the recent ban on cow slaughter, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has now called the move "unconstitutional", saying her state won't accept it.

29 May 2017


Youth Congress suspends 3 members over cow slaughter controversy

Two days after Youth Congress members publicly slaughtered a cow, it suspended three members including district president Rejil Makutti.

28 May 2017


Meteorological Department says monsoons may be upon us

Authorities from the Indian Meteorological Department have stated that the southwest monsoon is likely to hit southern Kerala by 30-31 May.

26 May 2017

West Bengal

Centre bans sale of cattle for slaughter across India

The Centre has banned sale of cattle for slaughter. Trade of the animal will only be allowed for farm land owners.

21 May 2017

Akshay Kumar

Real-life hero Mathews, the inspiration behind 'Airlift', passes away

Malayali businessman Mathunny Mathews, known for his role in the extraction of over 1 lakh stranded Indians during the Gulf War, passed away today at the age of 81.

20 May 2017


Kerala: Woman chops off alleged rapist's genitals

Frustrated after years of sexual abuse, a survivor in Kerala chopped off the genitals of her alleged rapist, a "swami", when he attempted to rape her again on May 19.

15 May 2017


Database can help Mumbaiites to watch out for sex-offenders

Kerala governor P Sathasivam, during a legislative Assembly session in Thiruvananthapuram detailed a plan to maintain a national sex offenders' registry.

SBI clarifies on revised charges: Only for "buddy customers"

SBI issued a clarification in the wake of widespread panic and condemnation after its announcement of revised service charges, including exorbitant ATM charges.

10 May 2017


Kerala planning to provide free internet for 20 million families

Kerala's CPI(M)-led LDF government is planning to implement 'Kerala Fibre Optic Network' (K-FON), a new initiative which would provide free internet connections to 20 lakh poor families.

07 May 2017


Public Health v/s Animal Rights: India's stray dog dilemma

Reports in recent times have focused on the stray-dog menace in Indian cities.

SC: Cannot transfer IPS officers on political whims

The Supreme Court clarified that politicians cannot order the transfer of senior police officers in their states before the completion of their tenure.

22 Apr 2017


Student suicides: IIT-KGP boy found hanging in hostel room

Nidhin N, a fourth-year aerospace engineering student at IIT-Kharagpur, was found hanging from the ceiling in his hostel room in Nehru Hall B Block.

IIM-K students create crowdfunding app for social causes

Students from IIM Kozhikode have invented an application called MakeOurKerala that can be used to crowdsource funds for social causes. They say it is an initiative towards a cleaner, greener and safer Kerala.

15 Apr 2017

Health & Wellness

Doctors bat for higher taxes on unhealthy food

Doctors from AIIMS and specialized diabetes institutions have urged the government to hike taxes on unhealthy food items.

Liquor ban: MMRDA seeks denotification of Western, Eastern Express highways

To protect 500 bars and wine shops on the Western Express and Eastern Express Highways from the recent SC liquor ban, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has reportedly sought to take them over from the state PWD; if approved, they will no longer be considered highways.

06 Apr 2017

Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala: Police manhandle mother for seeking justice over son's suicide

Kerala's LDF government has been slammed over the police's 'high-handed' treatment of a mother seeking justice for her son who allegedly committed suicide after being harassed by college authorities.

States attempt to circumvent SC's liquor ban

Several states in the country have been aggrieved by the Supreme Court's decision to ban the sale of liquor around national highways.

03 Apr 2017

Tamil Nadu

Kerala BJP candidate promises 'quality beef' upon by-election win

Amid the BJP's increasingly strict policies on cow protection, a party candidate in Kerala surprisingly has promised quality beef for people.

27 Mar 2017

Pinarayi Vijayan

Sex tape: Kerala minister quits after "objectionable" video surfaces

Kerala Transport Minister AK Saseendran resigned after a news channel, Mangalam TV, aired clips of him having "lewd" conversations with a woman.

05 Mar 2017

Pinarayi Vijayan

RSS, BJP men attacked in Kerala, one arrested

Three RSS men and one BJP worker were attacked in Kerala's Kozhikode by a group of people allegedly affiliated to the CPM. They have been admitted to the hospital.