Kerala

Geopolitics and sea power in focus

Geopolitics and sea power in focus

Two-day seminar begins at Indian Naval Academy The fifth edition of the annual Dilli seminar on ‘Geopolitical impact of sea power’ began at the Indian Naval Academy (INA) at Ezhimala here on Thursday. The two-day seminar being attended by several serving senior Naval officers, academicians, and experts began with the …

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Waited too long for Second Turn: MT

Waited too long for Second Turn: MT

Malayalam novelist moves court to get back film rights of ‘Randamoozham’ Tired of waiting for his classic novel to be made into a film, eminent Malayalam writer M.T. Vasudevan Nair decided to ask for the film rights back. He approached the Kozhikode Munsiff court in Kerala, and on Thursday, it …

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HC stays Clause 10 of salary challenge order

HC stays Clause 10 of salary challenge order

Says it amounts to compulsion on employees The Clause 10 of the Kerala Government Order, which asked the State employees who did not wish to contribute their one month’s salary to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund to submit a statement to that effect, was stayed by the Kerala High Court on …

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SC declines urgent hearing on plea seeking review of Sabarimala verdict

The review petitions argue that ‘reform’ does not mean rendering a religious practice out of existence on the basis of a PIL filed by “third parties” Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday denied an oral plea for urgent listing of review petitions filed against the September 28 judgment allowing women …

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When the State Police Chief got ‘kidnapped’

When the State Police Chief got ‘kidnapped’

Session on live hacking of autonomous car held Rarely does a State Police Chief get ‘kidnapped’ in broad daylight while being watched by a crowd. Only in this case, Loknath Behera played along and volunteered to be taken hostage for a few minutes as part of a session on live …

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Study land use in Wayanad: Panel

Study land use in Wayanad: Panel

Says buildings, mining in eco-fragile areas cause calamities S. Sarma, MLA and Chairman of the Legislative Committee on Estimates, has said that the panel will recommend to the government to conduct a comprehensive and scientific study on land use in the district. Speaking after attending a review meeting here on …

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Low pressure to trigger heavy rainfall in Kerala

Low pressure to trigger heavy rainfall in Kerala

Red alert sounded for Malappuram, Idukki on Sunday With an intense low pressure system brewing over the southeast Arabian Sea, the State government has stepped up disaster preparedness at the district level even as the India Met Department (IMD) forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in the State over the …

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Sabarimala: protest mounts against SC verdict

Sabarimala: protest mounts against SC verdict

Hindu organisations hold dharnas in Kerala to oppose ruling on women worshipping at Sabarimala Hindu organisations held marches and dharnas in different parts of Kerala on Tuesday to express their dismay at the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all ages to offer worship at the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple. The …

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Kerala High Court rejects Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s bail plea

Kerala High Court rejects Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s bail plea

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday turned down a bail plea of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been arrested on the charge of raping a nun. In his petition, he said the allegations levelled by the nun were “wholly concocted and cooked up only to wreak vengeance” for the action taken against …

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