Kerala

Kerala Governor’s ‘no’ to inquiry against CM

Kerala Governor’s ‘no’ to inquiry against CM

Rejects Chennithala’s plea in breweries case Governor P. Sathasivam has rejected Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala’s plea seeking his approval under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 for an inquiry against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Excise Minister T.P. Ramakrishnan on granting licences to three breweries and a distillery …

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Sabarimala turned into high-security zone

Sabarimala turned into high-security zone

2,300 police officers on duty, prohibitory orders in place The State government has put in place high-security measures in Sabarimala. It has deployed more than 2,300 police officers to prevent recurrence of the violence unleashed by Hindu right-wing outfits in October in a bid to prevent women of childbearing age …

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Kerala panel proposes to treat dowry givers as victims

Kerala panel proposes to treat dowry givers as victims

Move to exempt them from punishment under Act The State Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) has proposed to treat those giving dowry as victims than as perpetrators and exempt them from punishment to overcome the hurdles in implementing the Kerala Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961. The commission’s third report on ‘Welfare to …

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Hate most dangerous form of faith, says academic

Hate most dangerous form of faith, says academic

‘Sabarimala issue can be resolved only by a broad-minded society’ K. Kunhikrishnan, former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Kannur University, on Friday said the psychology of hate was the most dangerous form of faith practised by dictators. Speaking on the topic Psychology of Faith in Kozhikode on Friday, Mr. Kunhikrishnan, an academic psychologist, …

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Ezhuthachan Puraskaram for M. Mukundan

Ezhuthachan Puraskaram for M. Mukundan

Ezhuthachan Puraskaram for M. Mukundan Writer M. Mukundan has been selected for the Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, the top literary award instituted by the State government. Named after Ezhuthachan, the father of Malayalam language, the award carries a cash prize of ₹5,00,000 and a citation. The jury chaired by Kerala Sahitya Academy president Vaisakhan …

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Youth urged to explore Malayalam for creative expressions

Kerala Piravi Day celebrated across district The district observed Kerala Piravi Day on Thursday with a call to the youth to explore the possibilities of Malayalam for creative expressions. People clad in the traditional Kerala attire set the mood in most celebration venues, where music too hit the right note …

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SC verdict: Kerala seeks neighbours’ support

SC verdict: Kerala seeks neighbours’ support

At a meeting of southern States, Kadakampally says pilgrims must be told not to bring plastic to Sabarimala Kerala has sought the cooperation of all the southern States in implementing the Supreme Court verdict granting unrestricted entry to women at the Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala. “The State government has the …

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Major fire at plastic factory

Major fire at plastic factory

Firefighters from city, Kollam battle it out to douse the blaze A major fire broke out at a plastic manufacturing facility at Manvila in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday evening. No casualties have been reported. According to the Fire and Rescue Services officials, reports of the fire at the Family Plastics facility first reached …

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Won’t privatise profit-making PSUs: Gadkari

Won’t privatise profit-making PSUs: GadkariWon’t privatise profit-making PSUs: Gadkari

Union Minister, Chief Minister jointly break ground for Cochin Shipyard’s new dry dock The Union government does not intend to privatise public institutions that perform well. But when there is a need for capital, it has to be raised from the market for capital investments, which in the long term …

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