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Kerala announces judicial probe into Nedumkandam custodial death

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday announced a one-man Judicial Commission to probe the alleged custodial death of a financial agent at Idukki district Nedumkandam police station last month. The Commission will be led by retired Justice K.Narayana Kurup and will submit its report in six months. Rajkumar, 49, a small-time financial agent, allegedly

Kerala Ramadan congregation ends with pledge against terrorism

A Ramadan congregation near here which is billed as one of the country’s largest and held annually on the 26th night of the Muslim holy month, ended on Saturday with a pledge against terrorism and prayers for universal peace.Hundreds of thousands of worshipers gathered at the Ma’din Campus since early Friday morning, expecting the blessings

Rahul to contest LS polls also from Wayanad

Rahul to contest LS polls also from Wayanad

In a major decision, the Congress on Sunday announced that party President Rahul Gandhi will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Wayanad in Kerala, apart from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. The announcement was made at a press conference here by senior party leader A.K. Antony and the party’s communications incharge, Randeep Singh Surjewala. The Congress

Kerala became first state of India to have 4 international airports

Kerala became first state of India to have 4 international

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Kerala first state to have four international airports in India

Kerala has become the first state in the country to have four international airports with the inauguration of the Kannur airport on Sunday. Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan jointly flagged off the inaugural Air India Express flight, carrying 186 passengers to Abu Dhabi, at the airport near Mattannur town in the morning. With the commissioning of the airport, the state has become the

SBI announces special loan for repair, renovation of homes in Kerala

SBI announces special loan for repair, renovation of homes in Kerala

SBI announces special loan for repair, renovation of homes in Kerala. The State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday announced special term loan for repair and renovation of homes to help the flood affected citizens of Kerala. As part of this scheme, the bank offers loan of upto Rs 10 lakh at a reduced interest

12 people die of leptospirosis disease in Kerala

12 people die of leptospirosis disease in Kerala

12 people die of leptospirosis disease in Kerala. Twelve people have died of leptospirosis disease in Kerala between August 1 and September 3, while 372 confirmed leptospirosis cases have been reported from the flood-hit state since August 1. In lieu of the outbreak, Kerala Health Minister K. K. Shailaja Teacher called a review meeting at

Indian bikemakers service camps Kerala

Major Indian Bikemakers Organise Free Service Camps Across Kerala

The recent floods in Kerala and neighbouring states have caused massive devastation in the past few weeks. To combat auto-related problems, several bikemakers like Bajaj, TVS, Honda and Yamahahave announced that they will be organising free service camps and check-ups across Kerala and other flood-affected states. Homegrown manufacturer, Bajaj Auto has already started conducting service camps across Kerala. Bajaj motorcycles

Supreme Court judges will contribute to Kerala flood relief fund: CJI

Supreme Court judges will contribute to Kerala flood relief fund: CJI. The judges of the Supreme Court will contribute Rs 25,000 each to the Kerala flood relief fund, informed Chief Justice of India Dipak Misraon Monday. The apex court bench helmed by the CJI and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud made the observation while hearing a Public Interest

Mercedes-Benz Bolsters After-Sales Service In Kerala For Flood-Affected Cars

Mercedes-Benz Bolsters After-Sales Service In Kerala For Flood-Affected Cars

Mercedes-Benz has announced some special customer centric after-sales initiatives for flood-affected cars in Kerala. Here’s how the luxury carmaker intends to come to the rescue of its customers: 1. Mercedes-Benz’s service partner — Allianz Global — will recover or tow the affected vehicles and towing charges will be waived off by Mercedes-Benz dealerships 2. Mercedes-Benz aims

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Vajpayee’s death: Railway exams to be held as scheduled

The Indian Railways has announced that the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) exams scheduled for Friday for the post of assistant loco pilots and technicians will go ahead as per schedule across India except for flood-hit Kerala.  The announcement came after a half-day holiday was declared for all central government departments on Friday in the wake of former prime minister Atal

Selfie craze: Locals click while mentally unstable man beaten to death

Selfie craze: In a stark display of depravity, people at a village in Kerala took selfies with a man they tied up and assaulted for hours, accusing him of shop-lifting. The 27-year-old man died while being taken to hospital by the police.Seven attackers have been identified but they are yet to be arrested or even

NITI Aayog health report

NITI Aayog health report: Kerala, Punjab outperform others

Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have been ranked on top in overall health index while Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh saw maximum annual incremental performance among larger states, according to a report released by NITI Aayog on Friday. In its ‘Healthy States, Progressive India’ Report, the organisation said Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh saw maximum

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9-feet-long Rock python spotted in Odisha village Berhampur

A  9-feet-long rock python, weighing around 12 kg, was spotted at a village in Ganjam district of district.Activists of animal welfare organisation, ‘People for Animals’, along with forest personnel led by range officer of Digapahandi forest range. A Madhabilata, rescued the reptile from a threshing yard at Odasingi village yesterday, a forest official said. The reptile

10 Places in India to Celebrate New Year 2018

1. Goa – India’s very own Las Vegas Cheap beer, exotic beach-side stay, live music and night long parties are things that attract youngsters to get rocking at the new year celebration in Goa. New Year parties are different than the regular parties with fire crackers lighting up the coastline. The young crowd is seen going

Kerala women friendly

Is Kerala women friendly? This DCP goes on a midnight stroll to know the answer

Kerala women friendly: Going through the official data, crimes against women are on rise in Kerala. May be more crimes are coming into notice due to increase in the awareness. Merin Joseph, DCP of Kozhikode, wanted to find out how much Kerala is women friendly? Merin decided to walk the streets at night along with two women

Kerala seeks Rs 1,843 cr from Centre for Ockhi damage

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday his government has sought Rs 1,843 crore from the Centre to mitigate the damage caused by Cyclone Ockhi. “This was one of the worst disasters that struck the state. The Centre has been very supportive in all aspects,” Vijayan told the media soon after

Cyclone: Kerala Minister faces ire of fishermen

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8, Kerala Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac today faced the ire of fisherfolk when he visited coastal Admimalathura that was hit by Cyclone ‘Ockhi’. Issac, who had gone to explain to the fishermen community the rehabilitation and financial package announced by the LDF government, was confronted by people of the locality, who demanded

Udta Kerala

After Punjab now ‘Udta Kerala’

Udta Kerala: National crime records bureau (NCRB) data has placed Kerala at third spot in registration of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances(NDPS) Act cases, ahead of Punjab which is infamous for its drug problem. Under NDPS Act total number cases recorded in the state is 5,924. Whereas  Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra with 6,834 and 14,590 cases respectively. The neighbouring state

Maharashtra Govt. declares holiday

Cylcone Ockhi: Maharashtra Govt. declares holiday in schools, colleges

Maharashtra Govt. declares holiday: A precautionary holiday has been declared in schools in Mumbai and adjoining districts on Tuesday due to “serious weather predictions” in the wake of Cyclone Ockhi, said Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde took to Twitter to make the announcement.”Precautionary holiday declared on December 5 for schools and colleges