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Congress, BJP protest Kerala government's clemency list

Thiruvananthapuram, March 23 (IANS) The Congress-led opposition and the BJP on Thursday said they would move court against the Kerala government for its clemency list contains criminals, who if released would compromise the security of the state. The list of 1,911 inmates prepared by the Kerala Prisons Department for clemency was officially made available to the media on Thursday morning...

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Kerala must tackle attacks on women, children, says Congress

Thiruvananthapuram, March 22 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala on Wednesday asked the state government to immediately step in and initiate a movement against the rising incidence of attacks on women and children. Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala told reporters here that it is a nightmare these days to see reports of attack on women and children every day. Chennithala sa...

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Kerala Catholic priest arrested for molesting boy

Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) A Kerala Catholic priest was arrested on Tuesday from Madurai, after he managed to escape following charges of molesting a 14-year-old boy. Catholic priest Thomas Parakulathil, 32, was arrested by the Kerala Police on Tuesday morning from Madurai, after he ran away when the police reached the church in Puthoor during Mass on Sunday, a top official invo...

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Rahul can go if he can't lead Congress: Kerala leader

Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi must make way for others if he does not want to lead the party, Youth Congress leader C.R. Mahesh has said. Respected Rahul Gandhi, if you are not interested to take the lead, please make way, as this great entity that has roots all over the country is getting snapped, Mahesh said in his Facebook page. A You...

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Protect Padmanabhaswamy temple from sewerage: Supreme Court

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Kerala Water Authority to ensure that sewerage does not enter the premises of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple and the tank associated with it. Asking the Kerala Water Authority to itself execute the work of diverting the sewerage drains without outsourcing it, a bench comprising Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D....

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Navniti Prasad Singh sworn-in as Kerala HC Chief Justice

Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (IANS) Justice Navniti Prasad Singh on Monday was sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court. Singh, earlier, served as a judge at the Bihar High Court. Justice Singh was administered the oath of office by Kerala Governor P.Sathasivam at Raj Bhavan here. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, his cabinet members and top officials we...

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Kerala priest stabbed by Italian in Melbourne; out of danger

Thiruvananthapuram, March 19 (IANS) A Catholic priest from Kerala was attacked by an Italian on Sunday when the former was leading the Sunday mass in a Melbourne church. The priest, Tomy Mathew, was stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife by the Italian during the mass at a Catholic church in Melbourne suburbs, said Thiruvallom Bhasi, editor of a Melbourne daily who is currently visitin...

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Congress asks Attorney General to resign

Thiruvananthapuram, March 19 (IANS) Congress leader V.M. Sudheeran on Sunday asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to resign for allegedly acting at the behest of a few bar hotel owners in Kerala. In December, the Supreme Court banned the sale of liquor within 500 meters of national and state highways across the country. But Rohatgi advised the Kerala government that retail outlet...

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Need to set up clinical diagnostic technology council: Kerala Governor

Thiruvananthapuram, March 18 (IANS) Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam on Saturday said it is time to set up a clinical diagnostic technology council under which all laboratories and imaging centres can be registered and graded as per their services. He also asked the Kerala chapter of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) to come forward to introduce uniform pricing for all ...

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Congress to elect Kerala chief through organisational poll

Thiruvananthapuram, March 16 (IANS) After nearly three decades, the Congress will elect the new President of its Kerala unit through organisational polls which might take some time, party sources said on Thursday. Vayalar Ravi was the last state unit chief to be elected through polls in 1991 when he defeated A.K. Antony. Since then, all state unit Presidents have been nominated by the pa...

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No action against Thomas based on media reports, says Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday informed the Kerala assembly that based on media reports no action will be taken against Vigilance Director Jacob Thomas. Vijayan was responding to a leave for an adjournment motion moved by opposition Congress legislator M. Vincent. The Congress leader had pointed out media reports that Thomas, who b...

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Xentrix and Epica Studios announce strategic JV

Thiruvananthapuram, March 15 (IANS) Technopark based Epica Studios and Bengaluru headquartered Xentrix Studios on Wednesday signed a strategic joint venture (JV) to produce high quality animated content for clients around the world. The JV was inked in the presence of Aries Group, (a consortium of firms spearheaded by UAE based Sohan Roy under which Epica operates) and Nandish Domlur co-...

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K.M. Mani completes 50 years as legislator

Thiruvananthapuram, March 15 (IANS) Veteran politician K.M. Mani on Wednesday completed 50 years as a legislator in the Kerala assembly -- elected every time from Pala constituency in Kottayam. Beginning his career in the Congress, Mani later formed his Kerala Congress (Mani) which has been a part of both the CPI-M-led Left grouping and the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF). ...

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Online petition props Tharoor as UPA's PM candidate in 2019

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) An online petition has proposed the name of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor as the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)'s prime ministerial candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Tharoor is currently MP from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The petition, started on online platform change.org by Thiruvananthapuram resident Paul Trivandrum, had garnered 11,000 ...

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Phone tapping of CM, others rampant in Kerala: Congress MLA

Thiruvananthapuram, March 13 (IANS) Congress legislator Anil Akkara on Monday said telephone tapping has become a normal affair in Kerala, with even Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's telephone being tapped. Akkara, a first time legislator, raised the issue in the Kerala Assembly and said it was not just Vijayan's telephone but those of close to 27 top CPI-M leaders, including legislators...

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Chant grows for Chandy as Congress state unit chief

Thiruvananthapuram, March 13 (IANS) Days after Kerala state Congress chief V.M. Sudheeran quit the post, the one prominent name to succeed him is of Oommen Chandy, though the former Chief Minister has said he is not interested. Even UDF allies are pushing for Chandy. The question of a successor to Sudheeran, who quit suddenly on Friday, has been dominating political circles, and also dis...

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Search begins for new Congress President in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, March 12 (IANS) With V.M. Sudheeran stepping down as the President of the Congress party in Kerala on health grounds, the party faces tough times in selecting a new leader to the post. Sudheeran resigned on Friday. Sudheeran's resignation comes at a time when the Congress is literally on a weak ground after the results of five state assembly polls came in on Saturday....

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Kerala Catholic Bishop's wary of Left's liquor policy

Thiruvananthapuram, March 12 (IANS) With only days to go before the Kerala government unveils its new liquor policy, the Kerala Catholic Bishops Conference (KCBC) doubts the new policy would serve the objective of total prohibition in the state from 2023. The state liquor policy comes into force on the first day of the new fiscal, but it is annually announced at least two weeks before Ma...

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BJP won due to anti-incumbency wave, says Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram, March 11 (IANS) Reacting to the poll results in five states, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said the results reveal that it was anti-incumbency that worked and not any 'Modi wave'. If it was Modi wave then the BJP would have won in all five states. The results that have come out show it was anti-incumbency that worked and not any Modi wave, Vijayan said w...

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Lakhs of women take part in Attukal Pongala festival

Thiruvananthapuram, March 11 (IANS) Lakhs of women in Kerala on Saturday are taking part in the famed Attukal Pongala festival by cooking pongala while sitting on the roads in the capital city. Listed in the Guinness World Records for being an event where the largest number of women gather to take part to offer prayers on a single day, the festival now seeing women participating from oth...

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