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Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses an election rally in Kuthuparamba, Kerala. (ANI Photo)

Sitharaman says people who vote for BJP will face ire of LDF in Kerala

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 07:14 PM IST
  • Sitharaman said that the Left Front parties have threatened anyone who have challenged their ideology. She said BJP voters risk angering the LDF in Kerala.
The subject expert committee of the Central Drug Standards Control Organisation is scheduled to meet on Wednesday(REUTERS)
The subject expert committee of the Central Drug Standards Control Organisation is scheduled to meet on Wednesday(REUTERS)

News updates from HT: Expert panel to decide on Sputnik V vaccine approval today

PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 01:02 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Kerala is the first State in India which declared a Transgender Policy after the landmark judgment of the Supreme Court in 2014. (Unsplash)
Kerala is the first State in India which declared a Transgender Policy after the landmark judgment of the Supreme Court in 2014. (Unsplash)

Kerala government to include 'Transgender' as gender option in application forms

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:22 AM IST
In a landmark decision, the Left Front government in Kerala on Monday decided to include transgender as gender option in all application forms in its departments.
The Kerala government has said in its order that all New Year celebrations should cease by 10 pm.(PTI File Photo)
The Kerala government has said in its order that all New Year celebrations should cease by 10 pm.(PTI File Photo)

Covid-19: Kerala prohibits public gatherings on New Year’s eve

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 08:35 AM IST
Kerala is the latest to impose curbs on new year celebrations in the wake of the new strain of the virus that has been found in the United Kingdom. Delhi too imposed similar measures for December 31 and January 1.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde issued notice on the petition filed by three Christians from Ernakulam.(Amal KS/Ht Photo)
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde issued notice on the petition filed by three Christians from Ernakulam.(Amal KS/Ht Photo)

Supreme Court sends notice on PIL over forced sacramental confessions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas and Ramesh Babu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 03:51 AM IST
The demand to do away with sacramental confession gained ground after two cases surfaced in central Kerala in 2018 in which priests allegedly sexually exploited women, leveraging their confessions.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Thiruvananthapuram.(PTI File Photo)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Thiruvananthapuram.(PTI File Photo)

‘Will hear views of all parties’, says Kerala CM after withholding controversial Police Act amendment ordinance

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan had said on Sunday that the act will in no way be used against free speech or impartial journalism and apprehensions to the contrary are unfounded.
Former Indian pace bowler S Sreesath(HT Archive)
Former Indian pace bowler S Sreesath(HT Archive)

Sreesanth set to play T20 tournament in Kerala

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 04:24 PM IST
Sreesanth featured in the Indian squad that won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. Four years later, he became a part of the Indian team that lifted the Cricket World Cup at home.
The cabinet also decided to direct the health department to issue specific guidelines on the arrangements required for the Covid-19 patients and the quarantined people(PTI)
The cabinet also decided to direct the health department to issue specific guidelines on the arrangements required for the Covid-19 patients and the quarantined people(PTI)

Covid-19 patients missing postal ballots to be allowed to vote in last hour in civic polls: Kerala govt

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 08:57 PM IST
The government had recently amended the acts to extend the voting time by an hour till 6 pm and also to provide postal ballot facility to Covid-19 patients.
The move means the CBI will now require permission of the Kerala government to conduct any future investigation in the state.(PTI photo)
The move means the CBI will now require permission of the Kerala government to conduct any future investigation in the state.(PTI photo)

Kerala govt withdraws general consent to CBI

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 02:25 AM IST
The Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Kerala on Wednesday revoked the general consent given to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe cases on the state’s territory, following the example of five other non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-governed states.
Medical staff members of a government-run medical college collect swabs from people to test for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at a newly installed Walk-In Sample Kiosk (WISK) in Ernakulam, Kerala.(REUTERS)
Medical staff members of a government-run medical college collect swabs from people to test for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at a newly installed Walk-In Sample Kiosk (WISK) in Ernakulam, Kerala.(REUTERS)

As Covid-19 cases gallop, Kerala bans big gatherings; test positivity rate at 14.35%

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 11:15 PM IST
The government was forced to tighten measures after cases increased manifold and recovery rate dipped.
On Monday, the state reported 4538 cases; 1,21, 268 people have recovered and there were 57,979 active cases. With 20 deaths, the toll has gone up to 698. (Photo @CPIMKerala)
On Monday, the state reported 4538 cases; 1,21, 268 people have recovered and there were 57,979 active cases. With 20 deaths, the toll has gone up to 698. (Photo @CPIMKerala)

Kerala CM Vijayan calls for all-party meeting amid surge in Covid cases

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 08:05 PM IST
In last one week, the state has reported more than 41,000 cases and the test positivity rate has also gone up to 12.59 but mortality rate is 0.4 per cent, said chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The national test positivity rate is around 8 per cent.
The local body elections in the state are likely to be conducted by mid-October. Trends in the local body polls that precede the assembly elections are usually indicative of voter preferences. (ANI photo)
The local body elections in the state are likely to be conducted by mid-October. Trends in the local body polls that precede the assembly elections are usually indicative of voter preferences. (ANI photo)

Postal ballot facility for Covid-hit in Kerala local body election

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Since the assembly is not in session it will be brought as an ordinance, said chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s office.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan(PTI File Photo)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan(PTI File Photo)

Kerala govt to fight privatisation move

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 02:30 AM IST
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan also wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi deploring the move on Wednesday, announced soon after a Union cabinet meeting in New Delhi that approved a proposal to lease out three airports run by the Airports Authority of India, in Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram ,on a public- private partnership model.
The controversial Mullaperiyar dam in Idukki district, Kerala.(File Photo)
The controversial Mullaperiyar dam in Idukki district, Kerala.(File Photo)

Water level at Mullaperiyar reservoir in Kerala’s Idukki reaches 136 feet: Official

Idukki | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 06:51 AM IST
According to information provided by the Idukki district administration, the water level at Mullaperiyar at 10 pm on August 9 was 136 feet.
“All those who were involved in rescue operations at Kozhikode Airport should go into self-quarantine. State Government will conduct Covid-19 tests of all,” said KK Shailaja.(PTI)
“All those who were involved in rescue operations at Kozhikode Airport should go into self-quarantine. State Government will conduct Covid-19 tests of all,” said KK Shailaja.(PTI)

Kozhikode airport rescue team will be tested for Covid-19: Kerala health minister

Thiruvananthapuram | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 03:09 PM IST
Meanwhile, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DG), Civil Aviation Ministry senior officials, Airports Authority of India, and Air Navigation Service members will meet in Delhi on Saturday over the crash-landing of an Air India Express flight in Kozhikode on Friday.
The court issued notice to the Kerala government, central government and Animal Welfare Board in the plea.(Rajkumar/HT Photo)
The court issued notice to the Kerala government, central government and Animal Welfare Board in the plea.(Rajkumar/HT Photo)

SC seeks Centre, Kerala replies on plea against ban on animal sacrifice

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 07:03 AM IST
Killing of animals for consumption of their meat is allowed as per the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. However, the law which is under challenge in the present case, the Kerala Animals and Bird Sacrifices Prohibition Act, 1968 (Act), prohibits killing of animals for appeasement of deity in temples.
Hindu devotees in white cotton mundus visit the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala.(Reuters File Photo)
Hindu devotees in white cotton mundus visit the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala.(Reuters File Photo)

Supreme Court upholds royals’ rights on Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 04:21 AM IST
The court also accepted the suggestion made by the royal family on the constitution of a five-member administrative committee which shall administer the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple from now on.
A view of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.(REUTERS)
A view of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.(REUTERS)

Royal family welcomes Kerala temple verdict

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 01:38 AM IST
“It is not the victory of royal family. It is the victory of people and devotees. Finally, the will of the Lord Padmanabhaswamy prevailed. We dedicate this to the presiding deity,” said Aswathi Tirunal Lakshmi Bayi, a member of the royal family.
Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan said investigations will bring out the truth in teh gold smugglign racket in Kerala.(ANI)
Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan said investigations will bring out the truth in teh gold smugglign racket in Kerala.(ANI)

Will get to the bottom of gold smuggling racket, says junior foreign minister

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 08:13 PM IST
Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan cannot absolve himself in the smuggling case.
A passenger being tested with Thermal check after arriving at Thiruvananthapuram railway station through special train services during the ongoing lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic in Thiruvananthapuram in May 2020.(ANI File Photo)
A passenger being tested with Thermal check after arriving at Thiruvananthapuram railway station through special train services during the ongoing lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic in Thiruvananthapuram in May 2020.(ANI File Photo)

Week-long triple lockdown starts in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram today

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 05:58 PM IST
The announcement about the triple lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday came hours after K Surendran, the state’s tourism minister, said the district was ‘’sitting on an active volcano’’ with rising number of Covid-19 cases.
Medics screen a passenger who arrived from Abu Dhabi in a Vande Bharat flight at Cochin international airport.(File Photo/PTI)
Medics screen a passenger who arrived from Abu Dhabi in a Vande Bharat flight at Cochin international airport.(File Photo/PTI)

Kerala announces rehabilitation project for expats who returned home

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2020 12:01 AM IST
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said at least 60 per cent of the expatriates who returned home have lost their jobs and it is the duty of the government to rehabilitate them and make use of their expertise.
Medics screen a passenger after an Air India Express flight brought stranded Indian nationals from Abu Dhabi, UAE, as part of the repatriation exercise ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ at the airport in Kochi.(PTI)
Medics screen a passenger after an Air India Express flight brought stranded Indian nationals from Abu Dhabi, UAE, as part of the repatriation exercise ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ at the airport in Kochi.(PTI)

Kerala scraps demand for Covid-free certificate for expats returning home

By Ramesh Babu| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2020 10:19 PM IST
The Kerala government now says expats will have to don PPE in flights.
Medics screen a passenger who arrived from Abu Dhabi at the Cochin international airport.(PTI)
Medics screen a passenger who arrived from Abu Dhabi at the Cochin international airport.(PTI)

Kerala firm on Covid-free certificates for expatriates returning home

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2020 07:41 PM IST
Last week, the government had said the Covid-free certificates would be mandatory for those taking chartered flights from West Asian countries but it modified its stand to include everybody flying in from abroad from June 20.
A passenger being tested with Thermal check after arriving at Thiruvananthapuram railway station.(ANI)
A passenger being tested with Thermal check after arriving at Thiruvananthapuram railway station.(ANI)

Kerala issues travel guidelines for short stay in state amid pandemic

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 10:48 PM IST
Covid-19 cases in Kerala have gone up with the return of expatriates and its people from other states.
Kerala has recorded 1,807 cases of Covid-19. Out of this, more than 1,000 are active cases.(ANI Photo)
Kerala has recorded 1,807 cases of Covid-19. Out of this, more than 1,000 are active cases.(ANI Photo)

Kerala priests don’t want shrines to open, say peak of Covid-19 yet to come

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 03:49 PM IST
Earlier, many religious heads had written to the government to open shrines saying it left a spiritual and emotional vacuum among the faithful.
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(PTI file)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(PTI file)

Kerala SSLC and plus two exams will be conducted as per schedule, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2020 06:18 PM IST
The examinations will be conducted as per the schedule from May 26 to 31.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Kerala SSLC, Plus 2 exams postponed to first week of June

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 01:29 PM IST
On Monday morning, the Kerala government had thought of postponing the SSLC and plus two examinations 2020 after the central government extended the nationwide lockdown till May 31.
The Opposition parties in Kerala had asked Governor Arif Mohammad Khan to not give nod to the ordinance.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
The Opposition parties in Kerala had asked Governor Arif Mohammad Khan to not give nod to the ordinance.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Kerala Governor gives nod to ordinance which allows govt to temporarily cut salaries

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 05:50 PM IST
The Kerala government was forced to bring the ordinance after the High Court stayed its order to slash employees’ salaries for six days every month for the next five months.
Doctors involved in Covid care participate in a real time mock drill in Kochi .(ANI)
Doctors involved in Covid care participate in a real time mock drill in Kochi .(ANI)

Kerala braces for huge influx of expatriates amid Covid-19 pandemic

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 09:17 PM IST
In three days, more than three lakh people who are waiting to return home from foreign countries have registered themselves in a Kerala government portal.
Doctors participate in a a mock drill to deal with Covid-19 situation in Kochi. The state government has made arrangements in hostels, hotels, halls, private hospitals to accommodate its diaspora that wants to return to the state amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis(ANI File)
Doctors participate in a a mock drill to deal with Covid-19 situation in Kochi. The state government has made arrangements in hostels, hotels, halls, private hospitals to accommodate its diaspora that wants to return to the state amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis(ANI File)

Covid-19: Over a lakh Keralites, mostly from Middle-East, register to return home

Thiruvananthapuram | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 03:08 PM IST
This new facility was opened by the Kerala government, after the Centre, following the numerous requests from several quarters decided to take a positive step.
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