Kerala News

New Delhi: A Malayali woman was found dead in her home at Pashchim Vihar here Friday morning.

She was nine-month pregnant.

The deceased, a native of Vandakanam in Thodupuzha, had been working as a nurse at one of the hospitals here.

The police, over suspicion of harassment, have arrested her husband, Shaiju.

It was said that couple was unhappy in the relationship and often indulged in fights.



Kollam: A policeman, who was on duty at Kollam railway station here, was stabbed by an unidentified person Friday morning.

Abdul Salam, a senior civil police officer at Kollam railway police station, was attacked while he was trying to control the crowd.

As per reports, one of the travelers took out a knife and stabbed Salam without any provocation. He was rushed to the hospital followed by the incident.

Sources said that the attacker was a mental patient.



Thiruvananthapuram: Along with cracking down on the illegal money lending business under Operation 'Kubera', the State government has come out with a loan scheme for those indebted.

Announcing the scheme, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala Thursday said a loan up to Rs 50,000 would be made available to the indebted people to help them repay loans taken from money lenders, non-banking financial institutions and loan sharks.


Kochi: The High Court Advocates Association today rejected the request of Bar Council of India proposing to have 365 working days for courts every year.

"We have 365 days' availability of medical and health services. Why cannot this happen in our field," Chief Justice of India R M Lodha asked addressing the legal fraternity after laying the foundation of Bar Council building in Jodhpur on May 11.

Following this, Bar Council of India had sought opinion of all bar associations throughout the country to inform their views.


Kochi: The High Court Thursday directed the state government to pay the Kerala State Lottery prize of Rs 5 lakh to a man hailing from Mumbai, which he had won in a draw in 2011.

Saroj Subash Nagori of Andheri in Mumbai had won the second prize in the draw held on November 7, 2011. However, the prize was withheld by the state maintaining that the person was residing outside the state and that he could not produce travel documents to substantiate his presence in Kerala during the relevant point of time.


Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi: Former Kerala minister T H Mustafa was Thursday suspended from Congress for calling Rahul Gandhi a "joker" and saying he should be removed if he does not resign in the backdrop of the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha polls.


New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) has relegated Hockey Kerala to an associate member from full member status because of alleged irregularities in its functioning.

The decision was taken by HI's disciplinary committee in a meeting here Wednesday where they discussed the issue of governance and operations in Hockey Kerala.

According to a HI statement, the committee members reviewed the report provided by Hockey Kerala during the meeting and agreed that there were irregularities in its functioning as a member unit.


Thiruvananthapuram: Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala Thursday has said all non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) operating in Kerala have been asked to adhere to fair banking practices as prescribed by the RBI or face legal action.

Talking to reporters here, Mr. Chennithala said that ever since "Operation Khubera" was launched two weeks ago, he has been receiving numerous complaints against illegal money lenders and the NBFCs.


Thiruvananthapuram: Leader of the Opposition V.S Achuthanandan on Wednesday has hailed the Green Tribunal’s verdict, saying that it is a victory for the protesters who have been on an indefinite strike against the airport project for the past 100 days in Aranmula.

"This is a setback for the Chandy government who are hand in glove with the land mafia who are out to usurp huge plots of land in the name of development," Mr. Achuthanandan said.


Thiruvananthapuram: Minister for Ports and Excise K. Babu, who is in charge of the proposed airports at Kannur and Aranmula, Wednesday has said the Green Tribunal’s verdict on the proposed Aranmula airport is not a setback for the State government.

“The government has not accorded any new sanction for the Aranmula airport,” the Minister said.