Kerala

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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Age-friendly Kerala to make life easier, happier for elderly

Age-friendly Kerala to make life easier, happier for elderly

Local body functionaries trained to make Sayamprabha Homes more active With the government working towards creating an ‘Age-friendly Kerala’, all local self-government institutions (LSGIs) are directed to create spaces for their elderly to engage them in recreational and meaningful activities. Daycare centres called Sayamprabha Homes are expected to provide support …

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Caution is the word as temple entry verdict sinks in

Caution is the word as temple entry verdict sinks in

The Supreme Court verdict permitting women of all ages to offer worship at Sabarimala, which raises memories of the Vaikom and Guruvayur satyagrahas and the royal fiat allowing ‘untouchables’ to enter temple precincts in Travancore in the first half of the last century, appears to have left the mainstream political …

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ISRO spy case Maldivian national seeks damages for illegal custody

ISRO spy case Maldivian national seeks damages for illegal custody

Fauzia Hassan was imprisoned in Kerala for over 3 years Fauzia Hassan, the Maldivian national who was imprisoned in Kerala for over three years in the fake ISRO espionage case, has demanded that India compensate her, without waiting for her to apply. In a conversation with The Media from the Maldives, Ms. Hassan said …

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Corpn plans tie-up with cement factories

Corpn plans tie-up with cement factories

The move is to explore possibilities for processing non-recyclable plastic waste generated in the city A lasting solution for the problem of non-recyclable plastic waste in the city could be at hand if the Corporation’s plans for a tie-up with cement factories to process these waste materials work out. As …

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Nod for land to set up boat terminals

Nod for land to set up boat terminals

Terminals to come up at Kovalam, Akkulam and Vallakkadavu The State government has given the administrative nod for acquiring land for the construction of three boat terminals along the 18.5-km stretch of the waterway being rejuvenated from Kovalam to Akkulam that includes the Parvathy Puthanar. The boat terminals are to …

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