Kerala News

Thiruvananthapuram: AKG Centre, the State headquarters of the CPI (M), received anonymous calls threatening a bomb attack on Thursday morning.

Sources said the suspected Internet calls were made at around 4.00 a.m.

Bomb squad and anti-sabotage wing carried out inspections and confirmed the calls to be hoax.

The police have begun probe into the incident.



New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday sought response from the Kerala government on a petition filed by 16 of the 24 convicts challenging their conviction and varying quantum of sentence in the Suryanelli gang-rape case.

A bench comprising Justices SJ Mukhopadhaya and PC Pant issued notice to the state government on the appeals against the Kerala High Court's April 4 judgement upholding the verdict of the trial court.


P R Sreejesh, Dipika Pallikal, and Tintu Luka

Thiruvananthapuram: The State government Wednesday offered a job and announced a cash prize of Rs 15 lakhs to national hockey team vice-captain P R Sreejesh, whose stellar performance in front of the goal helped India beat arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of the Incheon Asian Games.

Announcing this at a media briefing after the cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expressed hope that Sreejesh, who hails from Kerala, would accept the government job in the Education Department.


Thiruvananthapuram: Incensed by his praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress in Kerala Wednesday decided to seek suitable action by high command against party MP Sashi Tharoor but the former Union Minister reacted sarcastically to the move saying this would mean the state leadership would finally read what he actually wrote instead of oral summaries.

Holding that Tharoor's adulatory statements about Modi had hurt Congress workers' sentiments in Kerala, the KPCC resolved to draw up a report and submit it to the high command.


Thiruvananthapuram: State Government has no proposal to raise the retirement age of its employees from present 56, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said.

"Government has no plans to raise the retirement age of its staff and even if, government makes any move in this regard, it would be only after taking the youth into confidence," he told reporters here in response to a question during his briefing on the cabinet meeting.


Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader V.S Achuthanandan on Wednesday demanded that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy should apologise for his government’s decision to increase taxes.

“The recent imposition of tax hike is similar to that of dictatorial decisions during the times of British rule. It can’t be accepted. The Chief Minister should apologise for it,” Achuthanandan said.

“Chief Minister Ommen Chandy will face the same fate of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha in the corruption cases,” he said.


Thrissur: Congress leader T N Prathapan, MLA, on Wednesday alleged that there were conspiracies in the new affidavit filed by the Kerala State Beverages Corporation (Bevco) before the High Court in the bar licences case.

“There were conspiracies in the new affidavit. The Chief Minister should intervene into the matter,” the Congress leader said.

Prathapan Tuesday had filed an affidavit before the court saying that the Bevco tried to suppress the true sales figures from the court.


Kozhikode: The Special Additional District Sessions Court (Marad cases) at Eranhipalam on Wednesday found nine accused guilty in the Shaheed Bava murder case.

The court will pronounce the quantum of sentence tomorrow.

In the moral policing case, a special investigation team had submitted the charge sheet against 14 persons in the case.


Thiruvananthapuram: Voicing resentment at repeated praise of PM Narendra Modi by party MP Shashi Tharoor, the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) on Wednesday decided to submit a report to the party High Command seeking suitable action in the matter.

Talking to reporters after the KPPC meeting here, V. M Sudheeran said praises lavished on Modi repeatedly by Tharoor had hurt Congress and UDF workers who worked sincerely and tirelessly for his victory in the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency for a second time.


Kochi: Indian hockey team vice-captain and goalkeeper P R Sreejesh, the hero of Incheon Asian Games final against Pakistan, was today honoured by Mahendra Singh Dhoni on behalf of Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) for his performance in the summit clash of the continental event.

Indian cricket captain Dhoni presented a memento to Sreejesh on behalf of KCA. KCA president T C Mathew was among those present at the event.