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HC lifts bail condition of Unnithan

KOCHI: Kerala High Court tuesday lifts the bail conditions imposed by a magistrate court on Congress leader and AICC member Rajmohan Unnithan, arrested last month for allegedly indulging in immoral activities with a woman.Allowing the plea of Unnithan seeking relaxation of the conditions, Justice M …

Chandy should explain meet with Madhani’s aide: BJP

Thiruvananthapuram: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday asked Congress leader and former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy to reveal why he had met Poonthura Siraj, the close aide of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman Abdul Nazir Madhani.V.Muraleedharan, who took over as the BJP’s state unit …

A decision should be taken immediately in the case of Murali: Karunakaran

A decision should be taken immediately in the case of Murali: Karunakaran

Thiruvananthapuram: KPCC executive meeting should be called to discuss the re-entry of K. Muraleedharan into Congress,  senior Congress leader K. Karunakaran demanded Tuesday.Karunakaran had  handed over a letter to KPCC chief Ramesh Chennithala on January 8 in this regard.. The letter says that a decision …

Eleven pilgrims dead as truck overturns

Erumely: Eleven pilgrims headed to Kerala’s famed Sabarimala temple from Andhra Pradesh were killed when the truck they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Pathanamthitta district late Tuesday, officials said. According to witnesses, the accident occurred around 7 p.m. when the truck overturned …

Free surgery for those below 18 years:Health Minister

Free surgery for those below 18 years:Health Minister

KOTTAYAM: The government has made surgery for those below 18 years free of cost at the government hospitals, P. K. Sreemathy, Minister for Health and Welfare, has said. The decision has already become effective from January 1, she said. She reminded that the government had …

Police open to CBI probe into Muthoot murder

Kochi: The Kerala police, probing the murder of Muthoot House scion Paul M. George, told the state high court Monday that they have no objection to an external agency taking up the investigations.The state police filed an affidavit before the Kerala High Court, following a …

Media trying to whitewash nexus between Congress and communal forces:Pinarayi

Thrissur: Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has said that a section of the media are trying to whitewash the nexus between the Congress and communal forces.He was addressing a meeting at the Thekke Gopura Nada here on Tuesday as part of …

The party was not against believers: Pinarayi

Thiruvananthapuram:  In a strong rebuttal to former Lok Sabha member K S Manoj’s charge that it was difficult for believers to be part of CPM, its Kerala unit secretary Pinarayi Vijayan today said the party was not against believers.Referring to recent resignation of Manoj from …

Govt would order an inquiry regarding rackets in State Art festival: Minister

Govt would order an inquiry regarding rackets in State Art festival: Minister

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government would order a probe into the allegations levelled against the conduct of the state school art festival if needed.Reacting to charges regarding the presence of a racket that is allegedly active in securing high scores and grades for the participants if they …

Govt to buy Rs 7 cr worth security equipment for Sabarimala

Sabarimala: Tender procedures have been inititated for buying Rs 7 crore worth security equipment for Sabarimala. In fact, the first batch of equipment has already reached Sabarimala.The equipment include imported body scanners, thermal detectors that are used for detecting the presence of chemicals and life …

Centre plans to set up modern fishing harbours and landing centers

Centre plans to set up modern fishing harbours and landing centers

 Kochi: The Centre plans to set up modern fishing harbours and landing centers in Orissa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Kerala, Union Minister of State for Fisheries and Agriculture K.V. Thomas Monday said. The Centre has sanctioned enhancement of the Kerala project cost to Rs 15 crore …

Alappuzha General Hospital will be made States biggest general hospital: Minister

Alappuzha General Hospital will be made States biggest general hospital: Minister

ALAPPUZHA: The Alappuzha General Hospital (AGH) will be made the States biggest general hospital and will soon have all super specialty treatment facilities, Health Minister P.K. Sreemathy has said.Services at the Women and Child Hospital on the Alappuzha Beach too were being augmented. Renovation work, …