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16-Sep-2018 Kochi

Sachin Tendulkar exists Kerala Blasters

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has ended his association with Kerala Blasters Football Club (KBFC), the Indian Super League (ISL) outfit said in a statement on Sunday."Sachin has been a great support and we thank him for his immense contribution to KBFC. He will...

13-Sep-2018 Kochi

Kerala nun rape case : Relief for Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been named in a sexual abuse case by a nun, got a breather from the Kerala High Court on Thursday as it said "arrest is not the issue".Expressing satisfaction in the ongoing probe, the court observed that since it was an old...

17-Aug-2018 Kochi

Navy rescues 500 in flood-hit Kerala

The Indian Navy rescued nearly 500 people on Friday, continuing with its massive rescue and relief operations in flood-ravaged Kerala where monsoon rains have left a trail of death and destruction across the state.On Friday, 58 rescue teams were deployed...

12-Aug-2018 Kochi/Idukki

Kerala situation very serious, says Rajnath Singh after aerial survey

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday described the situation in the flood-affected areas of Kerala as "very serious" and assured the state of all possible help from the Centre.Rajnath Singh, who arrived here on Sunday afternoon, made the statement after...

07-Aug-2018 Kochi

Ship rams into Indian fishing boat, 3 dead

A ship off the coast of Kerala here rammed into an Indian fishing boat early on Tuesday along the international route, killing three fishermen, a minister said. The ship is being located.The incident took place around 28 nautical miles from the shore on...

07-Aug-2018 Kochi

Cargo ship hits fishing boat, 3 dead

Authorities have zeroed in on an Indian cargo ship off Kerala which is learnt to have hit an Indian fishing boat early on Tuesday killing three fishermen and injuring two, Kerala Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty said.Nine persons are reported missing, the Minister...

07-Mar-2018 Kochi

Kerala HC orders CBI probe into murder hours after CM says no

Hours after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said there was no need for a CBI probe into the murder of a Youth Congress worker, the Kerala High Court on Wednesday gave the nod for it.Vijayan told the Assembly that the probe into the murder of 30-year-old...

13-Feb-2018 Kochi

Five dead in Cochin Shipyard tanker blast, probe ordered

Five persons died and several others were injured in a blast inside the water ballast of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) tanker ship Sagar Bhushan at the Cochin Shipyard here in Kerala on Tuesday.The Cochin Shipyard management has announced a probe...

13-Feb-2018 Kochi

Five dead in ONGC tanker blast in Kerala

Five persons were killed and a dozen others injured in a blast inside an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) tanker at the Cochin Shipyard here in Kerala on Tuesday, police said.Those working at the time of the blast mostly included daily labourers and...

11-Feb-2018 Kochi

Reveal Rafale truth to clear doubts : A.K. Antony

Former Defence Minister and senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Sunday asked the Central government to reveal the purchase price and other terms and conditions of the Rafale fighter deal with France to clear doubts about the controversial defence contract."In...

13-Jan-2018 Kochi

No constitutional crisis, only procedural problems : Justice Kurian

Justice Kurian Joseph, one of the four Supreme Court judges who revolted against Chief Justice Dipak Misra, on Saturday said there was no constitutional crisis in the apex court and the issues they had raised appeared to have been sorted out."We did this for...

07-Jan-2018 Kochi

Vowed not to speak unnecessarily : K.J. Alphons

Union Tourism and IT Minister K.J. Alphons, who has trolled on social media over his comments on various issues, on Sunday said he had vowed not to speak unnecessarily."I have now decided that I will speak only to issues related to me and will not speak on...

31-Dec-2017 Kochi (Kerala)

Bengaluru beat Kerala in ISL tie

Bengaluru FC defeated Kerala Blasters FC 3-1 in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Sunday.Sunil Chettri (60th minute) converted a penalty at the hour mark to open Bengaluru's account. Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores (90+3, 90+4) struck twice in the second...

05-Dec-2017 Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi

Cyclone Ockhi: 14 Kerala fishermen rescued

As rescue operations in the wake of Ockhi cyclone entered the sixth day on Tuesday, 14 more fishermen from Kerala were rescued, officials said.While search and rescue operations by the Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and others are based off the Kochi coast,...

22-Nov-2017 Kochi, Kerala

Every reform must have a human face : Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said every reform must have a human face and the fruits of the reforms must reach the poorest sections of the society. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating 160th Year Celebrations of Kochi...

22-Nov-2017 Chandigarh

Haryana woman jailed for 30 years for chopping husband

A court in Jhajjar town in Haryana has sentenced a woman to 30 years imprisonment for brutally murdering her husband by cutting him into eight pieces.Additional Sessions Judge H.S. Dahiya sentenced Puja for murdering Baljeet, 38, in April last year in...

22-Nov-2017 Kochi

ISRO, CMFRI join hands to help identify fishing zones

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will now help Kochi-headquartered Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) to identify potential fishing zone (PFZ) in the seas surrounding the subcontinent.The project named 'Samudra' is aimed at...

17-Nov-2017 Kochi

Can learn from Berbatov: CK Vineeth

Kerala Blasters striker C.K. Vineeth heaped praise on team-mate and former Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov and said one can learn a lot from him.Berbatov was roped in by the Kochi outfit to play in the Indian Super League (ISL) season 4. "You feel that...

16-Nov-2017 Kochi

Salman Khan to perform in ISL opening ceremony

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will perform at the opening ceremony of the fourth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) here on Friday.Salman will perform to some of his most popular numbers. He will be making a blockbuster entry on a bicycle and accompanying...

28-Oct-2017 Kochi

Provide high court judgments in regional languages : Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday asked for formulation of a system to provide copies of high court judgments in local or regional language to make them "understandable to litigating parties in a language they know".He also said that the delay in justice delivery...

17-Oct-2017 Kochi

Ready to probe Kannur murders: CBI tells High Court

The CBI on Tuesday told the Kerala High Court it is ready to probe all the political murders that took place in Kannur in the past one year, officials said.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) counsel told this to the court, when a petition by a Kannur-based...

10-Oct-2017 Kochi

Corruption charges against Jay Shah 'baseless': Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Congress's allegations of corruption against Jay Shah, son of BJP President Amit Shah, are baseless, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday.Jay Shah had done nothing wrong in his business, Prasad told media persons here."What's happening now...

28-Sep-2017 Kochi

Dileep's judicial remand extended, fans watch his new film

Even as the judicial custody of arrested superstar Dileep was extended on Thursday till October 12, his latest film "Ram Leela" was also released and saw fans arriving to watch it at nearly 130 theatres across the state.Earlier, the release of "Ram Leela",...

05-Sep-2017 Kochi

India hands over patrol vessel Varuna to Sri Lanka

The Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday handed over offshore patrol vessel ICGS Varuna to the Sri Lankan Coast Guard, an official statement said.The patrol vessel was handed over to Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunge, the Director General of the Sri Lanka Coast...

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