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Youth arrested for raping 16-year-old girl in Kollam

Youth arrested for raping 16-year-old girl in Kollam

A 30­ year­old man was arrested in Kollam Sunday for raping a 16­year­old girl, in the latest incident of sexual assault against women and children in Kerala. Sunil, a married man, is accused of raping the girl who was visiting her grandmother at Thazhuthala. As …

ABVP protests against Kerala CM’s visit to Hyderabad

ABVP protests against Kerala CM’s visit to Hyderabad

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP) workers staged a protest against visiting Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan here Sunday, blaming him for the killing of RSS workers in Kerala. Raising slogans of ‘Vijayan go back’ they tried to disrupt a meeting which was being addressed …

Kerala priest stabbed at altar in Australia

Kerala priest stabbed at altar in Australia

In a suspected case of racism, a 48­year­old Keralite Catholic priest was stabbed by an assailant at a church in Melbourne’s north when he was about to start his Sunday service. Father Tomy Kalathoor Mathew in Fawkner was hospitalized after he suffered injuries to his …

18 year old Keralite teenager dies of food poisoning in Riyadh

18 year old Keralite teenager dies of food poisoning in Riyadh

A Keralite student, Sreepathi Sandeep, has died of food poisoning here on Sunday. Eighteen­year­old Sreepathi, whose mother Dr Reena is a cardiologist at the King Saud Medical Complex (Sumeshi) in Riayadh, was on a vacation in the Saudi capital after having completed his Plus Two …

Yogi Adityanath takes oath as Uttar Pradesh CM, vows to work for all

Yogi Adityanath takes oath as Uttar Pradesh CM, vows to work for all

Hours after taking oath on Sunday, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath promised to work for all sections of the society without any discrimination, with focus on development and job creation. In a brief media interaction, he said his government will pursue the agenda of …

Sole mission and motive is UP’s development: PM Modi on Yogi govt

Sole mission and motive is UP’s development: PM Modi on Yogi govt

As the Yogi Adityanath­led government took over in Uttar Pradesh, prime minister Narendra Modi said Sunday the “sole mission and motive is development” of the state, in an apparent bid to allay apprehensions over the hardline Hindutva mascot becoming the chief minister. Modi, while noting …

Kerala traders remain indecisive over boycotting Coca-Cola and Pepsi

Kerala traders remain indecisive over boycotting Coca-Cola and Pepsi

A week after announcing that they would not be selling the products of soft drink giants PepsiCo & Coca­Cola across the state from March 14, Kerala Vyapari Vyavasayi Ekopana Samithi (KVVES) took a U­turn Thursday. The latest announcement by Kerala’s leading traders outfit is indeed …