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Congress leaders are yet to react to former judge Justice B Kemal Pasha’s suggestion of contesting the polls on a party ticket. (HT PHOTO).

‘Ready to contest polls if Cong offers seat in Ernakulam’: Ex Kerala HC judge

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 06:36 PM IST
  • Asked if the CPI(M) or the BJP offered him a seat instead, he said he won’t accept it since he was more inclined to the Congress ideology and fascinated by its role in the freedom movement.
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The accused in the Wayalar sisters’ rape-murder case has been asked to surrender before the trial court by January 20. (HT Photo)
The accused in the Wayalar sisters’ rape-murder case has been asked to surrender before the trial court by January 20. (HT Photo)

Kerala High Court sets aside aquittal in Walayar minors’ rape-murder case

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 03:02 PM IST
The bench comprising Justices A Hariprasad and MA Anitha ordered a retrial in the case and directed the special court to hear it.
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File photo: Kerala High Court.(PTI)
File photo: Kerala High Court.(PTI)

Kerala HC cancels bail of youth booked under UAPA for alleged links with Maoists

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:55 PM IST
fter cancelling his bail, the court directed Thwaha Fasal, 23, to surrender before the trial court.
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The Travancore Devaswom Board said the RT-PCR test certificate, taken not more than 48 hours prior to their visit to the temple, is must for pilgrims from December 26.(PTI)
The Travancore Devaswom Board said the RT-PCR test certificate, taken not more than 48 hours prior to their visit to the temple, is must for pilgrims from December 26.(PTI)

RT-PCR test mandatory for Sabarimala pilgrims from today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:42 AM IST
“Covid-19-negative certificate after a RT-PCR test, taken not more than 48 hours prior to their visit to the temple, is a must for the pilgrims to visit the shrine. Else they will not be permitted to undertake the pilgrimage,” N Vasu, TDB president, said in a release.
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Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi accused India of plotting against Pakistan.(Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi accused India of plotting against Pakistan.(Sanjeev Verma / Hindustan Times)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Pak foreign minister accuses India of planning surgical strike and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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“I never thought I could cross this hurdle,” P Aswathi said after she enrolled in a medical college near her house on the orders of the Kerala High Court(Photo: Sourced)
“I never thought I could cross this hurdle,” P Aswathi said after she enrolled in a medical college near her house on the orders of the Kerala High Court(Photo: Sourced)

Kerala high court lets 20-yr-old with cerebral palsy enroll in medical college

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 01:13 AM IST
P Aswathi was stopped by a medical board from enrolling in a Kerala medical college because she has cerebral palsy but she went to the high court and convinced the judges
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File photo: Kerala High Court.(PTI)
File photo: Kerala High Court.(PTI)

Kerala HC pulls up Centre for exclusion of transgenders in NCC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 10:02 PM IST
“The world has progressed, you cannot remain in the 19th century,” the judge told its counsel.
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At the heart of the issue is a fight for our rights as women to lead independent lives with dignity(Shutterstock)
At the heart of the issue is a fight for our rights as women to lead independent lives with dignity(Shutterstock)

In defence of the right of women to choose

UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 08:37 PM IST
The solution is not to ban interfaith marriage, as this ordinance effectively does, but to make it easier for citizens to exercise their autonomy, regardless of parental approval
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A man along with devotees worship a cow during the Gopashtami festival. Many followers of Hinduism consider cow to a be a scared entity.(AFP)
A man along with devotees worship a cow during the Gopashtami festival. Many followers of Hinduism consider cow to a be a scared entity.(AFP)

Kerala high court asks activist Rehana Fathima to not use ‘gomatha’ as synonym for beef

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 04:52 PM IST
Thomas also highlighted that the usage of the term also violated the conditions of the bail granted to her by Kerala High Court in 2018 in a separate case connected to the Sabarimala protests where she had published material offensive to Lord Ayyappa.
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The victim, prosecution and the government moved the Kerala High Court seeking a change of the trial court.(PTI)
The victim, prosecution and the government moved the Kerala High Court seeking a change of the trial court.(PTI)

Victim, prosecution, govt seek change of court, Kerala HC stays trial in actor abduction case

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 02:37 PM IST
A single bench of the Kerala High Court posted the matter for hearing on Friday and trial will be deferred till then.
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Former principal secretary of Kerala chief minister M Sivasankar leaving NIA office after being questioned by the agency in Kerala gold smuggling case in Kochi on Sept. 24, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
Former principal secretary of Kerala chief minister M Sivasankar leaving NIA office after being questioned by the agency in Kerala gold smuggling case in Kochi on Sept. 24, 2020.(PTI File Photo)

Kerala gold smuggling case: CMO’s ex-principal secy hospitalised after complains of ‘uneasiness’

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 07:21 AM IST
Earlier on Thursday the Kerala High Court had directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) not to arrest Sivasankar till October 23 in connection with the gold smuggling case.
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The State must guarantee constitutional rights and ensure that a free choice to enter egalitarian legal partnerships is granted, upheld and protected(Shutterstock)
The State must guarantee constitutional rights and ensure that a free choice to enter egalitarian legal partnerships is granted, upheld and protected(Shutterstock)

For marriage ‘equality’ that is truly equal

By Dhamini Ratnam | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 05:44 AM IST
Marriage equality, at a bare minimum, must allow consenting adults to enter into this form of partnership, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity, across castes and religions
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A single-judge bench of Justice VG Arun, after hearing arguments from all the sides on a petition filed by Mathai’s wife, handed over the probe in the matter to the CBI.(HT photo)
A single-judge bench of Justice VG Arun, after hearing arguments from all the sides on a petition filed by Mathai’s wife, handed over the probe in the matter to the CBI.(HT photo)

Kerala HC orders CBI probe into custodial death of farmer in Pathanamthitta

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Kochi, Kerala
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 02:44 PM IST
The high court bench also directed Mathai’s wife to do necessary requirements for the last rites of the deceased person’s body, which has been kept at the Ranni Marthoma Hospital mortuary ever since his death on July 28.
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Kerala High Court Recruitment 2020.(HT file)
Kerala High Court Recruitment 2020.(HT file)

Kerala High Court Recruitment 2020: 33 vacancies for Research Assistant notified

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2020 12:18 PM IST
Kerala High Court Recruitment 2020: Once the online registration begins, interested and eligible candidates will be able to apply online at hckrecruitment.nic.in on or before August 28, 2020.
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Fathima has indicated that she will move the Supreme Court to challenge Kerala High Court’s order on her bail plea.(PTI Photo/File)
Fathima has indicated that she will move the Supreme Court to challenge Kerala High Court’s order on her bail plea.(PTI Photo/File)

Rehana says kids painted her body for sex education, court rejects argument, bail plea

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Rehana’s plea claimed that the act was meant to make children see women’s body parts as distinct from sexual objects.
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Robin Vadakkumchery is serving a life term for raping and impregnating a minor.(ANI)
Robin Vadakkumchery is serving a life term for raping and impregnating a minor.(ANI)

Former Kerala priest, a rape convict moves court to marry survivor

By Ramesh Babu| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2020 11:16 PM IST
In the petition, Robin Vadakkumchery (54) said he will have to look after his child and establish his parenthood and needs parole to solemnise his marriage.
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In her complaint to the police in June 2018, the nun had alleged that she was subjected to sexual abuse by the Bishop between 2014 and 2016. (Reuters/File Photo)
In her complaint to the police in June 2018, the nun had alleged that she was subjected to sexual abuse by the Bishop between 2014 and 2016. (Reuters/File Photo)

Kerala nun rape accused Franco Mulakkal tests positive for coronavirus

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 01:12 PM IST
On Monday, Mulakkal’s counsel informed the Kerala court that his client could not appear as he had been in self quarantine due to his primary contact with a Covid-19 infected person. Today, he tested positive.
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Former Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal who is accused of raping a nun faces arrest after a court in Kottayam issued a non-bailable arrest warrant on Monday.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Former Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal who is accused of raping a nun faces arrest after a court in Kottayam issued a non-bailable arrest warrant on Monday.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Kerala court cancels ex-Bishop’s bail in rape case, issues arrest warrant

By Ramesh Babu and Gagandeep Singh| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram/Jalaandhar
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 10:10 PM IST
The prosecution claimed that the former bishop of Jalandhar has dodged hearings citing wrong reasons and tried to delay the trial.
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Former India cricketer S Sreesanth speaks to the press.(HT Photo)
Former India cricketer S Sreesanth speaks to the press.(HT Photo)

Kerala ready to consider Sreesanth for Ranji selection after ban ends in September

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 02:46 PM IST
In 2018 the Kerala High Court had also revoked the BCCI decision to impose a life ban on him. But in 2019 the Supreme Court upheld his guilt but asked the BCCI to reduce his quantum of punishment.
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The case surfaced two years ago when a 43-year-old nun, also a mother superior, had complained to the police in Kottayam in central Kerala that Mulakkal had raped her several times between 2014 and 2016. (Reuters file photo)
The case surfaced two years ago when a 43-year-old nun, also a mother superior, had complained to the police in Kottayam in central Kerala that Mulakkal had raped her several times between 2014 and 2016. (Reuters file photo)

Franco Mulakkal moves Kerala high court to quash rape case against him

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 08:33 PM IST
The state government opposed his plea, saying there is strong evidence against him and that he was filing unnecessary petitions to delay the trial.
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The woman, in her plea, said that her mother-in-law used to ill treat her physically and mentally to the extent that she made her do all domestic work even during the convalescent period after a surgical operation. (Photo: http://highcourtofkerala.nic.in)
The woman, in her plea, said that her mother-in-law used to ill treat her physically and mentally to the extent that she made her do all domestic work even during the convalescent period after a surgical operation. (Photo: http://highcourtofkerala.nic.in)

‘Making daughter-in-law do house work not unusual’: Kerala High Court

By Murali Krishnan | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 06:38 PM IST
The woman had refused to live with the man citing ill-treatment by the mother-in-law and exhorted him to move out with her, which the man presented in court as “cruelty”.
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The Centre had directed all officers and other employees of the government on April 29 to download the ‘Arogya Setu’ app on their mobile phones(ANI)
The Centre had directed all officers and other employees of the government on April 29 to download the ‘Arogya Setu’ app on their mobile phones(ANI)

Kerala high court refuses stay on mandatory use of Arogya setu app

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2020 09:54 PM IST
Aarogya Setu is a Covid-19 contact tracing app but critics say that the Centre’s directive to download the app compulsorily violates fundamental rights of citizens
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Continued closure of religious places of worship is leaving a spiritual vacuum among believers and they can be opened after adhering to social distancing norms, the plea said.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Continued closure of religious places of worship is leaving a spiritual vacuum among believers and they can be opened after adhering to social distancing norms, the plea said.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Plea in Kerala HC to open churches with 25% occupancy amid lockdown

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 06:23 PM IST
The petitioner Saju Joseph pleaded that since most norms were eased in the state, regulated visits of devotees to churches could be allowed. Hearing the plea, the court observed that the state was yet to come out of the pandemic threat and many churches are providing virtual offerings these days.
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The Kerala High Court expressed serious reservations over the way the firm was shortlisted and entered into an agreement for wetting data it said but it did not want to upset the ongoing coronavirus control measures.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)
The Kerala High Court expressed serious reservations over the way the firm was shortlisted and entered into an agreement for wetting data it said but it did not want to upset the ongoing coronavirus control measures.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)

Kerala HC orders US-based firm Sprinklr to maintain data confidentiality

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 11:34 PM IST
In April first week, the state IT department had inked an agreement with the US software firm to process a huge volume of data collected by grassroot health workers of the state. Though no money was involved in the contract, the opposition alleged that it was a breach of privacy and data.
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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(ANI)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.(ANI)

Kerala High Court seeks explanation on data deal with US firm

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 12:52 PM IST
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kerala IT department had inked an agreement with a US firm to process huge volume of data collected by grassroots health workers of the state.
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In these times, it is imperative that pet parents tap the right resources and make choices that could help fight the scarcity.
In these times, it is imperative that pet parents tap the right resources and make choices that could help fight the scarcity.

All hail the tail: Keeping cats happy in the time of corona

By Swati Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 09:52 PM IST
From preparing nutritious meals to ensuring plenty of ‘me’ time, cat parents are trying their best to keep their feline babies chilled out during the lockdown
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The Kerala High Court’s order came after a hearing of a petition of the state government and mother of the victims questioning the acquittal of the four accused by a POCSO court.(PTI)
The Kerala High Court’s order came after a hearing of a petition of the state government and mother of the victims questioning the acquittal of the four accused by a POCSO court.(PTI)

Kerala HC orders arrest of 4 accused acquitted by POCSO court in minor siblings’ death

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The High Court’s order came after a hearing of a petition of the state government and mother of the victims questioning the acquittal
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Kerala High Court.
Kerala High Court.

Kerala HC orders CBSE to allow 28 students to write class 10 exam

By Press Trust of India | Kochi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2020 07:51 PM IST
Justice S V Bhatti directed the CBSE to issue hall tickets to the students and admit them for the examination, and also take a decision on ther exam centre, the court said.
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The important verdict came in the wake of some private schools in Pathanamthitta moving the court with a plea to restrain student politics.
The important verdict came in the wake of some private schools in Pathanamthitta moving the court with a plea to restrain student politics.

Kerala High Court bans all forms of agitations in schools, colleges

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 08:07 AM IST
The HC verdict has evoked sharp reactions from many student outfits and political parties which they said would affect students’ rights and their plan to carry out peaceful protests.
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The woman filed her complaint against Thamarassery Diocese’s Father Manoj Jacob Plakootam in December alleging he raped her in June 2017.(Reuters File Photo)
The woman filed her complaint against Thamarassery Diocese’s Father Manoj Jacob Plakootam in December alleging he raped her in June 2017.(Reuters File Photo)

Rape charge against Kerala priest: Survivor accuses police of trying to weaken her case

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 05:10 AM IST
The 45-year-old Kerala woman, who has accused a Catholic priest of raping her in 2017, said the police recorded her statement in Kozhikkode district in a shabby manner.
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