Kerala

RAMESH CHENNITHALA’S SNEAK ATTACK ON K C VENUGOPAL REVEALED

In today's broadcast, Reporter TV, a leading Malayalam TV Channel revealed a conversation between MLA Ramesh Chennithala asking one of his people to launch a cyber attack on K C Venugopal, Organisational General Secretary of the Indian National Congress. ... Read more

KERALA : SENIOR CONGRESS LEADER AND MLA P.T. THOMAS PASSES AWAY

Senior Congress leader P. T. Thomas, 71, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, around 10.30 am at a private hospital in Vellore. He was undergoing treatment for cancer at the private hospital.... Read more

KERALA MODEL GANG-RAPED IN KOCHI, ONE ARRESTED

Kerala police on Monday arrested a man and is on the lookout for three others, including a woman, in connection with a gang-rape case of a 25-year-old model in Kochi. A senior police officer of the port city said the accused were suspected to be part of a well-knit racket that produced porn and sold them to various adult sites.... Read more

PD Martin tells us why he fights for Gandhi Nagar in this exclusive interview

The heartland of Ernakulam, Kochi is about to witness another bypoll tomorrow, 7 December 2021, along with a few other local bodies in the State.Gandhinagar is a hot seat and both the Government and Opposition parties have their eyes on this seat.  The fight is between P D Martin of the Congress and Mrs. Sivan of the CPI (M).  What is P D Martin fighting for? We learn through this exclusive interview with the candidate P D Martin by TONI Chief Editor Nazia Yusuf Izuddin. ... Read more

FULLY SOLAR-POWERED COCHIN AIRPORT IMPRESSES ANAND MAHINDRA

The Cochin airport became fully powered by solar energy back in 2015 after it started drawing power from a dedicated solar plant – the 15 megawatts (MW) photovoltaic power station built by the Cochin International Airport Limited. The entrepreneurial vision won the airport in 2018 the much-coveted 'Champion of the Earth' award, which is the highest environmental honour granted by the United Nations.... Read more

CATHOLIC CHURCHES OF KERALA PROTEST AGAINST DIRECTIVE TO HOLD MASSES IN UNIFORM MANNER

Many Catholic churches in Kerala last Sunday witnessed protests against the directive to implement a uniform way of conducting the Holy Mass from November 28 and burnt copies of the directive at several places.... Read more

AIADMK MPs IN RAJYA SABHA; STALLS DEBATE ON DAM SAFETY BILL

The Dam Safety Bill 2021 was moved in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday but the debate could not be held because of disruptions from the Opposition parties. BJP’s ally AIADMK has decided to oppose the Bill whenever it comes up for debate.This Bill was approved by the Lok Sabha in the Monsoon session. There was a view among the Opposition parties that this Bill must be sent to a select committee, because of its wider implication. The Government, however, is in no mood to concede to the demand.... Read more

KERALA RAINS: RED ALERT IN THREE DISTRICTS, DAM SHUTTER OPENED, WATER TO TN INCREASED

Kerala has been witnessing heavy rains for the past two days and the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared a ‘red alert’ in three districts - Idukki, Ernakulam and Thrissur.... Read more

CAG REPORT CLAIMS KERALA YET TO PLAN ON FLOOD PREVENTION

A CAG report on the Kerala government's response to the past floods in the state states that the government is yet to enact a flood plain zoning legislation, 45 years after the Union Government circulated to all states a model draft bill for flood plain zoning legislation, reported the Indian Express. ... Read more

NOROVIRUS: CASES CONFIRMED IN KERALA, GOVERNMENT ASKS FOR CAUTION

Norovirus has been confirmed in Kerala's Wayanad district and the state government on Friday said, people ‘need to be vigilant’ as the virus is very contagious.... Read more

KERALA GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS IG LAXMAN OVER LINKS WITH CONMAN MONSON

The Kerala government on Wednesday suspended Inspector General of Police Gugulloth Lakshman over an alleged involvement and dealing with antique dealer Monson Mavungal who was arrested in September. The move comes after a crime branch report.... Read more

CASTEISM IN ACADEMIA: DEEPA MOHANAN ENDS HUNGER STRIKE AFTER ALL DEMANDS MET

Deepa Mohanan, the Dalit PhD scholar who was on an indefinite hunger strike in Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam has ended her protest as all her demands have been met. On November 8th, her fight came to an end as the Director of her Centre Nandakumar Kalarickal was removed from his post.... Read more

SWAPNA SURESH, ARRESTED IN GOLD SMUGGLING SCANDAL, RELEASED ON BAIL

Swapna Suresh, the second accused in the gold smuggling case was released on bail from the Trivandrum Jail. She was let out of prison on Sunday after 16 months in prison.... Read more

KERALA GOVERNMENT FINALLY INTERVENES IN DALIT RESEARCHER’S INDEFINITE STRIKE FOR JUSTICE

Deepa Mohanan, a Dalit researcher at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam Kerala who has been staging a hunger strike outside the gates of the campus has finally heard the state government regarding the issue.... Read more

CUSTOMER ACCUSES SBI AND FLIPKART OF FINANCIAL FRAUD FRAUD, FILES POLICE COMPLAINT

A customer from Kerala has filed a complaint against the State Bank of India over an alleged fraud he experienced last month. According to the complainant, on 17 October he received a message from SBI claiming that five transactions each of Rs. 14,850 were made through his SBI credit card between 6:12 AM and 6:18 AM.... Read more

KERALA HIGH COURT’S DISCHARGE OF UAPA ACCUSED QUASHED BY SC

The Supreme Court quashed the Kerala High Court order which discharged an accused arrested for his Maoist links, for offenses including sedition, and under the anti-terror law, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.... Read more

KERALA FLOODS CLAIM 23 LIVES, MANY MISSING. HOUSE AND ROADS DESTROYED

Heavy rainfall has caused deadly flash floods across the state of Kerala similar to the devastating floods in 2018. The current floods have till now claimed 23 lives, and many people are yet to be found, dead or alive. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan called for ‘extra caution’ as rainfall is expected to continue throughout the week.... Read more

KERALA FLOODS DEATH TOLL REACHES 27, IDUKKI DAM TO BE OPENED

As water levels are rising across the state of Kerala which is resulting in deadly flash floods, the state government has issued red alert to 10 dams. The pilgrimage to the Sabarimala temple has been suspended for the time being.... Read more

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM AIRPORT OPERATIONS NOW WITH ADANI

Kerala: The Thiruvananthapuram International Airport inspite of major opposition was taken over by the Adani Group last year. From Thursday the business conglomerate will be taking over the operations at the airport, after an official transfer of power from the state government of Kerala.... Read more

KERALA MAN WHO KILLED WIFE USING COBRA GETS DOUBLE LIFE IMPRISONMENT

Kollam Sessions Court on Wednesday pronounced 17 years in jail and additional double imprisonment for Suraj, who killed his wife Uthara using a venomous cobra. The verdict was arrived at considering the case as the rarest of the rare.... Read more