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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 her 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.

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.

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".

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: 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.

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."

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.

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.

Mumbai-girl takes college to court after being barred for hijab

23 May 2018

Mumbai-girl takes college to court after being barred for hijab

A first-year homoeopathy student has approached the Bombay HC after her college disallowed her to write exams due to poor attendance.

Kerala HC: Talking on phone while driving not against law

17 May 2018

Kerala HC: Talking on phone while driving not against law

On Wednesday, the Kerala High Court ruled that talking on phone while driving wasn't an offense unless it could be established that the driver's act endangered lives.

Daughter confined for two-years by mother for having Muslim-boyfriend, rescued

07 May 2018

Daughter confined for two-years by mother for having Muslim-boyfriend, rescued

A 24-year-old Kerala woman, Anjali Prakash, was rescued on May 1 from a rented house in Mangaluru, where her mother, Vineetha, confined her for two years for allegedly having an affair with a Muslim youth.

Unmarried adult-couples can stay together, SC rules. But, can they?

07 May 2018

Unmarried adult-couples can stay together, SC rules. But, can they?

The Supreme Court ruled, on Sunday, that adult couples can stay together without getting married.

Kerala High Court dismisses petition against Cardinal Alencherry

23 Feb 2018

Kerala High Court dismisses petition against Cardinal Alencherry

The Kerala High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking police investigation against the head of Syro-Malabar Church Cardinal, George Alencherry and three others over alleged irregularities in land deals involving the church, causing huge loss.

SC seeks BCCI's response on Sreesanth's plea against life ban

05 Feb 2018

SC seeks BCCI's response on Sreesanth's plea against life ban

In a major relief to cricketer S Sreesanth, the Supreme Court has issued a notice to BCCI, seeking response on the plea filed by Sreesanth challenging the life ban imposed on him by the apex body.

Thiruvananthapuram: Students expelled over "friendly hug"! Back to medieval times?

20 Dec 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: Students expelled over "friendly hug"! Back to medieval times?

In a shocking incident, a girl and a boy -students of a leading private school in Thiruvananthapuram- have been expelled for hugging in public, sparking a debate on discipline and morality across Kerala.

Jisha rape-murder: Convict Ameer ul-Islam sentenced to death

14 Dec 2017

Jisha rape-murder: Convict Ameer ul-Islam sentenced to death

Ameer ul-Islam, the convict in the Jisha rape-murder case of 2016, has been sentenced to death by a sessions court in Ernakulam, Kerala.

Jisha rape-murder: Kerala court finds sole accused guilty

12 Dec 2017

Jisha rape-murder: Kerala court finds sole accused guilty

On 12th December, a sessions court in Kerala has held the sole accused in the Jisha rape case guilty.

Not free yet, haven't been able to meet husband: Hadiya

29 Nov 2017

Not free yet, haven't been able to meet husband: Hadiya

Two days after proclaiming that she wants to be with her husband, 25-year-old Hadiya says she still isn't free as she hasn't been able to meet Shafin Jahan, her husband, yet.

'Love jihad': Hadiya chooses husband, SC makes her dean 'guardian'

27 Nov 2017

'Love jihad': Hadiya chooses husband, SC makes her dean 'guardian'

Twenty-five-year-old Hadiya of Kerala's 'love jihad' case has finally spoken in court. She said she wants to go back to Shafin Jahan, her husband, and continue her education.

#LoveJihad: I am Muslim, want to live with husband-Hadiya

25 Nov 2017

#LoveJihad: I am Muslim, want to live with husband-Hadiya

Ahead of her appearance at the Supreme Court on Monday, Hadiya told reporters at the Cochin Airport that she converted to Islam out of her own free will and wanted to live with her husband, Shefin Jahan.