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

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
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.
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

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
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.
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

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
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.
A senior officer of the Kerala government has been ordered to plant 100 saplings as punishment by the Kerala High Court.(HT Photo/Representative)
A senior officer of the Kerala government has been ordered to plant 100 saplings as punishment by the Kerala High Court.(HT Photo/Representative)

Kerala bureaucrat told to plant 100 trees as punishment for ignoring court order

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 07:39 PM IST
The HC order follows a plea by a Kollam-based firm, SS Chemicals, alleging the state industries department had not implemented the court’s order in a ten-year-old matter.
‘Love jihad’ is a term popularised by radical Hindu groups to describe what they believe is an organised conspiracy of Muslim men to force or trick Hindu women into conversion and marriage. (HT Photo)
‘Love jihad’ is a term popularised by radical Hindu groups to describe what they believe is an organised conspiracy of Muslim men to force or trick Hindu women into conversion and marriage. (HT Photo)

‘No case of love jihad in Kerala’: Centre tells Parliament

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 01:29 PM IST
“The term ‘Love Jihad’ is not defined under the extant laws. No such case of ‘Love Jihad’ has been reported by any of the central agencies,” junior home minister G Kishan Reddy said in the reply.
Kerala High Court said the government rightly shut down a school that gave exclusive religious instructions to students from one community only.(PTI Photo)
Kerala High Court said the government rightly shut down a school that gave exclusive religious instructions to students from one community only.(PTI Photo)

Schools can’t give religious instructions of one particular religion, rules Kerala HC

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 10:54 PM IST
The High Court said the private school, which requires recognition, can give religious instruction or study based on religious pluralism after it has received such permission from the government.
The media commission of the church, in an official communiqué two days ago, had expressed serious concern over “love jihad.”(Courtesy: syromalabarchurch.in)
The media commission of the church, in an official communiqué two days ago, had expressed serious concern over “love jihad.”(Courtesy: syromalabarchurch.in)

Kerala church mouthpiece questions council’s ‘love jihad’ theory

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2020 11:55 AM IST
The National Minorities Commission has sought a report from Kerala’s director general of police Loknath Behera. The commission’s vice-chairperson, George Kurian, said the revelations of the church were really serious.
Preparations for razing down four multi-storey illegal apartment complexes entered the final stage on Wednesday.(PTI File Photo)
Preparations for razing down four multi-storey illegal apartment complexes entered the final stage on Wednesday.(PTI File Photo)

Preparations for demolition of Maradu flats enter final stage

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2020 06:30 AM IST
The intermediate walls of the buildings have been knocked down through pre-demolition works and the apartments are standing on bare structures. Explosives have been filled in the inter-connected holes of the structure.
Local people living around the building complex in Kochi said their dwellings had developed cracks and they would deteriorate further after the explosion. They have started a hunger strike against the district authorities for ignoring their safety concerns.(PTI PHOTO.)
Local people living around the building complex in Kochi said their dwellings had developed cracks and they would deteriorate further after the explosion. They have started a hunger strike against the district authorities for ignoring their safety concerns.(PTI PHOTO.)

Locals protest with nine days to go for demolition of Kochi flats

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Earlier, the authorities had decided to carry out ‘controlled implosion’ to bring down about 10 lakh sq feet concrete structures. Experts say controlled implosion is an accepted demolition technique in which explosives will be placed on strategic spots of structures and ignited to raze within its perimeters.
The court said officials should also tender an apology to the parents of the deceased youth.(PTI Photo)
The court said officials should also tender an apology to the parents of the deceased youth.(PTI Photo)

Lost faith in officials roaming in AC cars: Pothole death angers Kerala High Court

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 01:26 AM IST
The Thursday tragedy occurred near the Palarivattom flyover which was closed for traffic due to major construction faults.
According to her classmates, S Shehala, a class five student, was sitting in her classroom when a viper bit her on the leg.(HT Photo/ Sourced)
According to her classmates, S Shehala, a class five student, was sitting in her classroom when a viper bit her on the leg.(HT Photo/ Sourced)

Snakebite death in school: Kerala govt suspends principal, dissolves PTA

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 05:11 PM IST
Kerala High Court took up the issue suo motu and a district judge visited school as protests erupted again the death of the girl.
Four Maoists were killed during a two-day police operation in the jungles of Palakkad.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Four Maoists were killed during a two-day police operation in the jungles of Palakkad.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Kerala HC directs govt to preserve bodies of 2 Maoists killed in encounter

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 08:15 PM IST
Relatives of two of the four slain Maoists approached the Kerala High Court saying the police were in hurry to cremate the bodies after several allegations of fake encounter surfaced
The High Court told the petitioner that the aggrieved can file an appeal against the POCSO Court’s verdict in a higher court .(Representative photo/Getty Images)
The High Court told the petitioner that the aggrieved can file an appeal against the POCSO Court’s verdict in a higher court .(Representative photo/Getty Images)

Kerala HC rejects plea for CBI probe into rape, suicide of two minor girls

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2019 10:01 PM IST
The acquittal of the accused by the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) court had triggered a statewide protest in Kerala.
The court asked why the police ignored the observation of the forensic surgeon that weapons seized were incapable of inflicting wounds found on their bodies. Both received more than 30 stab wounds.(PTI file photo)
The court asked why the police ignored the observation of the forensic surgeon that weapons seized were incapable of inflicting wounds found on their bodies. Both received more than 30 stab wounds.(PTI file photo)

Kerala HC asks CBI to probe killing of two Youth Congress workers

Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 09:35 PM IST
The court accepted the contention of the petitioner and said key evidence had been overlooked and investigators took the statements of the accused as “gospel truth”.
The woman’s father alleged that the accused blackmailed his daughter and forced her to convert to Islam.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
The woman’s father alleged that the accused blackmailed his daughter and forced her to convert to Islam.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Kerala man says his teenage daughter sexually assaulted, forcibly converted

HindustanTimes, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 09:39 PM IST
The woman’s father has alleged that the Kerala Police have been dragging their feet in the case and have not arrested the accused despite his complaint.
Mohanlal claimed to have bought the ivory one K Krishnakumar for Rs 65,000 in 2010(A still from Drishyam)
Mohanlal claimed to have bought the ivory one K Krishnakumar for Rs 65,000 in 2010(A still from Drishyam)

Kerala star Mohanlal chargesheeted seven years later for ivory possession

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 11:05 PM IST
Popular actor Mohanlal has been chargesheeted seven years after ivory tusks were recovered from his house during an income tax inspection.
An instrument, essential to fulfilling rights, may be used negatively. But this cannot justify prohibiting its use(KERALA HIGH COURT)
An instrument, essential to fulfilling rights, may be used negatively. But this cannot justify prohibiting its use(KERALA HIGH COURT)

Kerala HC verdict: A victory for individual freedom

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 08:23 PM IST
Restricting Internet access deprives people of their right to life, liberty, freedom of expression, and privacy
The Maradu municipality had given notices to the flat owners two weeks ago to vacate their flats but they refused to move out, saying they have no place to shift.(HT Photo)
The Maradu municipality had given notices to the flat owners two weeks ago to vacate their flats but they refused to move out, saying they have no place to shift.(HT Photo)

Kochi flats demolition issue: Kerala govt to submit affidavit as SC deadline ends today

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 02:38 PM IST
The Supreme Court had pulled up the state government for not implementing its previous order and directed it to demolish 357 flats, housing nearly 1,500 people, at Maradu near Kochi by September 20.
Image for representation(PTI file photo)
Image for representation(PTI file photo)

Access to internet is fundamental right: Kerala HC

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 01:20 PM IST
The latest verdict of the court is likely to strengthen hands of those who are opposing internet clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir.
Kerala High Court on Thursday acquitted eight persons who were sentenced to life term by a lower court for murdering young businessman Paul Muthoot George 10 years ago.(PTI photo)
Kerala High Court on Thursday acquitted eight persons who were sentenced to life term by a lower court for murdering young businessman Paul Muthoot George 10 years ago.(PTI photo)

Paul Muthoot murder case: Kerala HC sets aside life sentence of 8

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 05:42 PM IST
Paul Muthoot was killed in a road rage related incident in Alappuzha in 2009 and a CBI court had sentenced them to life imprisonment in 2015.
Kerala IAS officer Sriram Venkataraman was given bail in the culpable homicide case. Dead journalist KM Basheer’s relatives and journalists cried foul saying the IAS officer’s blood was taken eight hours after the mishap and there were many attempts to bail him out by police(Photo: Twitter/ANI)
Kerala IAS officer Sriram Venkataraman was given bail in the culpable homicide case. Dead journalist KM Basheer’s relatives and journalists cried foul saying the IAS officer’s blood was taken eight hours after the mishap and there were many attempts to bail him out by police(Photo: Twitter/ANI)

Bail for Munnar-demolition hero who ran over a scribe triggers foul-play cry

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 08:16 PM IST
There are allegations that Kerala IAS officer Sriram Venkataraman is being shielded by cops and others despite mowing down over a Kerala journalist with his car in a drunken state.
An idea mooted by innovator Rishikesh CS has caught the imagination of the Kerala power board to prevent deaths due to snapping of power lines.(HT PHOTO.)
An idea mooted by innovator Rishikesh CS has caught the imagination of the Kerala power board to prevent deaths due to snapping of power lines.(HT PHOTO.)

To curb deaths due to damaged power lines, Kerala power board turns to innovator

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 08:38 PM IST
The Kerala state electricity board (SEB) has announced its plan of adopting his life-saving formula called ‘rapid power supply disconnecting system’. It can turn off supply if the power line snaps.
The Kerala government had subsequently suspended four employees of the municipality and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan assured the Assembly that things will be sorted out soon.(Twitter)
The Kerala government had subsequently suspended four employees of the municipality and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan assured the Assembly that things will be sorted out soon.(Twitter)

18 days after NRI businessman’s suicide, his venture in Kerala gets cleared

Thiruvananthapuram | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 10:54 AM IST
Sajan Parayil, 49, hanged himself in his house on June 18, allegedly fed up with the way he was treated by the Anthoor Municipality Chairperson P.K. Shymala, who, at one point, according to Sajan’s wife Beena, said that he will not get the clearance as long as she held the post.
The transfer of the police officer who investigated the rape case against former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal has led to protests in Kerala.(AP Fille Photo)
The transfer of the police officer who investigated the rape case against former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal has led to protests in Kerala.(AP Fille Photo)

Kerala nuns protest after cop probing Franco Mulakkal case transferred

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 11:40 PM IST
Nuns, who stood with the victim, said that they were victimised for turning against the powerful bishop. Five nuns were transferred and but Church authorities were forced to cancel it following intervention of courts and activists.
Image for representation(AP file photo)
Image for representation(AP file photo)

Mere possession of sexually explicit photos not punishable: Kerala HC

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Mere possession of sexually explicit photos will not amount to a crime under the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, the Kerala High Court has ruled.
Celebrity elephant ‘Thechikottukavu Ramachandran’ plays a cameo role announcing the beginning of Thirussur Pooram, Kerala’s biggest cultural pageant, on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Celebrity elephant ‘Thechikottukavu Ramachandran’ plays a cameo role announcing the beginning of Thirussur Pooram, Kerala’s biggest cultural pageant, on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Elephant lovers win final round as government lifts ban on celebrity jumbo

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 02:49 PM IST
Raman was banned from the ceremony by the Chief Wildlife Warden after the bull elephant ran amok, killing two and injuring seven others, when firecrackers exploded at a house-warming ceremony in the temple town of Guruvayoor in February.
A day after Pope Francis issued an edict to check sexual abuses involving the clergy, former bishop of Jalandhar Franco Mullakkal appeared before a court in Kottayam on Friday to hear charges against him in a sexual assault case.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A day after Pope Francis issued an edict to check sexual abuses involving the clergy, former bishop of Jalandhar Franco Mullakkal appeared before a court in Kottayam on Friday to hear charges against him in a sexual assault case.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Ex-bishop accused of Kerala nun rape arrives in court with priests

Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2019 05:29 PM IST
The case against Mullakkal surfaced in last June when a 43-year-old nun had complained to the police that he had raped her 13 times between 2014 and 2016.
File image of cricketer S Sreesanth.(Getty Images)
File image of cricketer S Sreesanth.(Getty Images)

Confessed to crime as police threatened to implicate my family: Sreesanth to SC

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 09:30 AM IST
The apex court observed that the conduct of Sreesanth, facing a life ban, in the entire episode was “not good”.
K Dhanya Sanal, spokesperson of the Defence Ministry in Thiruvananthapuram, becomes first woman trekking to Agasthyarkoodam peak after high court order.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
K Dhanya Sanal, spokesperson of the Defence Ministry in Thiruvananthapuram, becomes first woman trekking to Agasthyarkoodam peak after high court order.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

Defence spokesperson K Dhanya Sanal becomes first woman trekking to Kerala’s Agasthyarkoodam peak after HC order

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 08:38 PM IST
Agastyarkoodam, located in the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, opened for the annual trekking for the first time after the Kerala High Court ruled last November that no gender-based restrictions would be imposed on trekkers.
Policemen guard a march by Bharatiya Janata Party activists as part of a strike call by Sabarimala Karma Samithi, an umbrella organization of Hindu groups, in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Hindu hard-liners shut shops and businesses and clashed with police in the state Thursday to protest the entry of two women in one of India's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites. (File Photo)(AP)
Policemen guard a march by Bharatiya Janata Party activists as part of a strike call by Sabarimala Karma Samithi, an umbrella organization of Hindu groups, in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Hindu hard-liners shut shops and businesses and clashed with police in the state Thursday to protest the entry of two women in one of India's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites. (File Photo)(AP)

‘Give seven days notice’: Kerala HC rules against flash shutdowns in state

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2019 08:20 PM IST
The court said that a shutdown without prior notice was unconstitutional and can be challenged in a court of law, and that such protests can be declared only after giving a prior notice of seven days.
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