Kerala News

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Right Friday issued notice to top police and jail officials Palakkad in connection with keeping a 16-year old boy in a sub-jail.

It directed the Palakkad District police chief, District Probation Officer and Special Sub-Jail Superintendent to reply within three days on the matter, an official release said here today.

The boy was in judicial remand in connection with a case registered by Patambi police.




New Delhi: Kerala, which had a large contingent of ministers in outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s  Cabinet, may not be sure whether it will get any ministerial berth at all in the Narendra Modi government.

BJP’s Kerala unit Chief V Muraleedharan said that as the party drew a blank in the state in Lok Sabha polls, it is not sure whether somebody from the state will be included in the new ministry.


New Delhi: A Kerala-based organisation today moved the Delhi High Court against the Centre's last minute decision not to confer triple jump athlete Renjith Maheshwary with the prestigious Arjuna award in 2013.

Navalokam Samskarika Kendram of Kottayam, in its plea, alleged the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs not only selected the athlete but also sent the prize money of Rs 5 lakh through cheque, besides the air ticket.


Kozhikode: In what appears to be a sabotage attempt, several holes were found drilled into both sides of the railway track at a spot near Feroke railway station, some 15 km from here in the busy Mangalore-Shornur sector.

As many as 34 small holes had been drilled into the track with 14 of them on one side and another 20 on the other, police said.

Railways and Kerala police have begun investigations. A police team led by Kozhikode Police Commissioner A V George inspected the track and drew up a preliminary report.


Pathanamthitta: An arrest warrant has been issued against solar scam main accused Saritha Nair for repeatedly failing to appear before a court over a case filed against her.

The Pathanamthitta Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on Friday issued the warrant over a case filed by the prosecution against Saritha for violating the bail terms.

The police had earlier found out that Saritha, by visiting Mookambika temple in Karnataka, had violated the bail condition of not going outside the state without prior permission.


Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will have a meeting with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who is a joint owner of Kochi football team for Indian Super League football tournament, in Kochi on May 27.

'Chief Minister will have a courtesy meeting with Tendulker who is coming to Kochi in connection with Kochi football team' an official in Chief Minister's office said in Trivandrum on Thursday.

Tendulker is the joint ower of Kochi football team along with PVP Ventures for the first Indian Super League to be held in eight cities.


Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala will mark the World Environment Day June 5 by planting a million saplings in an hour, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Thursday.

The state forests and environment ministry is organising the event in coordination with all state government departments and it will be executed by district administrations.

"Each of the 14 districts will be given 75,000 saplings and plantation will be done with the help of students, farmers, NGOs and women's organisations," Chandy said in a statement here.


Kochi: The Kerala High Court Friday observed that a new and devotee friendly security cover should be put in place at the Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple to control devotees.

The observation came while the court was looking into complaints that the existing security arrangements at the temple were not devotee friendly.


Malappuram: IUML leader and Industries Minister P.K. Kunjalikutty on Friday said that action would be taken against Chandrika daily for carrying the editorial on May 21, putting on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi the blame for the UPA’s poor show in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha elections.

“Action will be initiated against those responsible for bringing out such a controversial editorial,” Kunjalikutty told reporters here.


Kochi: A journalist of a Malayalam newspaper suffered fractures in both his arms after he was attacked by an autorikshaw driver with an iron rod, police said.

The incident occurred in the heart of the city at around 11.30 p.m last night when R Lenin, news editor of 'Kerala Kaumudi' was on his way home after night shift.

The autorikshaw driver demanded Rs 40 for a short trip from M G Road to KSRTC Bus stop, leading to a heated exchange of words.