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The Kerala High Court on Wednesday rejected a plea by Malayalam actor Dileep, one of the accused in a case related to the sexual assault of a woman actor, for an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation.(ANI Photo)

Kerala High Court rejects actor Dileep’s plea for CBI probe in actress attack case

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 02:36 PM IST
Dileep had moved the high court six months ago, saying some officers probing the case had implicated him based on the statement of the first accused, a notorious criminal, and that the probe was conducted in a pre-planned manner.
Four transgenders draped in sarees, who were earlier denied permission to visit the Sabarimala temple on Sunday, completed their darshan of the Lord Ayyappa shrine on Tuesday after securing permission a day ago.(ANI)
Four transgenders draped in sarees, who were earlier denied permission to visit the Sabarimala temple on Sunday, completed their darshan of the Lord Ayyappa shrine on Tuesday after securing permission a day ago.(ANI)

Day after being blocked, 4 transpersons allowed to enter Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 04:18 PM IST
Arriving at Erumely early in the day, the four devotees from Ernakulam draped in their choice of attire -- saree -- were given security cover as they started their climb from Pamba at 8 am.
Supreme Court has declined urgent hearing on Kerala’s plea against setting up of panel for Sabarimala.(PTI)
Supreme Court has declined urgent hearing on Kerala’s plea against setting up of panel for Sabarimala.(PTI)

Supreme Court declines urgent hearing on Kerala’s plea against setting up of panel for Sabarimala

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2018 08:09 PM IST
The Kerala High Court, on November 28, ordered setting up of a three member committee, comprising retired judges P R Raman, S Sirijagan and senior IPS officer A Hemachandran, and gave them the power to oversee law and order and other problems faced by pilgrims.
The Kerala High Court Tuesday ordered that no protests or demonstrations should be held at Sabarimala, holding that it was not a place for such activities.(PTI)
The Kerala High Court Tuesday ordered that no protests or demonstrations should be held at Sabarimala, holding that it was not a place for such activities.(PTI)

Kerala HC appoints observers for Sabarimala, says temple no place for protests

Kochi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 02:43 PM IST
The high court partly lifted restrictions at the hill shrine dedicated to Lord Ayyappa but said protests should not be held in Sabarimala.
Devotees climb the holy eighteen golden steps to worship Hindu god Ayyapa at Sabarimala temple in Kerala (File photo)(HT Photo)
Devotees climb the holy eighteen golden steps to worship Hindu god Ayyapa at Sabarimala temple in Kerala (File photo)(HT Photo)

Sabarimala devotees rue tense atmosphere at shrine; footfall, revenue dips amid standoff

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2018 11:53 PM IST
Amid the standoff between the government and protestors over the entry of women at Sabarimala, the footfall of pilgrims dipped drastically. According to the Travancore Dewasom Board, the autonomous body that runs the temple, there is a 70 per cent dip in pilgrims and revenue in first six days of this pilgrimage season as compared to the last time.
Rehana Fathima had made an attempt to enter into Sabarimala when the temple was opened for monthly puja in October after the Supreme Court order allowing entry of women in the age group of 10 and 50 into the Lord Ayyappa shrine.(File Photo)
Rehana Fathima had made an attempt to enter into Sabarimala when the temple was opened for monthly puja in October after the Supreme Court order allowing entry of women in the age group of 10 and 50 into the Lord Ayyappa shrine.(File Photo)

Sabarimala Row: Kerala High Court rejects anticipatory bail plea of activist Rehana Fathima

Kerala | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2018 06:22 PM IST
The activist was booked by the police in Pathanamthitta on the basis of a complaint filed by Radhakrishna Menon alleging some of her Facebook posts hurt religious sentiments.
Sanal was killed after being pushed in front of a moving car allegedly by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) B Harikumar at Neyyatinkara near Thiruvananthapuram.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)
Sanal was killed after being pushed in front of a moving car allegedly by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) B Harikumar at Neyyatinkara near Thiruvananthapuram.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)

Kerala govt appoints IPS officer to probe into killing of man allegedly pushed by DySP in front of car

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 09:34 PM IST
The police official is yet to be nabbed and the victim’s family has threatened to move the Kerala high court, seeking a CBI inquiry into the death.
Kerala BJP chief P S Sreedharan Pillai says temple priest did not consult him on shrine’s closure.(PTI)
Kerala BJP chief P S Sreedharan Pillai says temple priest did not consult him on shrine’s closure.(PTI)

Sabarimala row: Kerala BJP chief says temple priest did not consult him on shrine’s closure

Kozhikode | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2018 11:39 PM IST
After kicking up a row over his statement that the Sabarimala head priest had consulted him before threatening the closure of the Ayyappa shrine if women of menstrual age entered it, the BJP’s state unit chief P S Sreedharan Pillai Saturday made a complete volte-face saying someone else in the tantri’s family had sought his views.
The Kerala high court on Friday disqualified Muslim League MLA K M Shaji for campaigning on communal lines in 2016 assembly elections.(HT Photo)
The Kerala high court on Friday disqualified Muslim League MLA K M Shaji for campaigning on communal lines in 2016 assembly elections.(HT Photo)

Kerala high court disqualifies Muslim League MLA

Hindustan Times | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 01:30 PM IST
After disqualifying the legislator, the single bench of the High Court also instructed the election commission to conduct fresh election.
The Kerala High Court on Thursday turned down a bail plea by a man arrested last month, saying protests against the entry of women to the Sabarimala temple were unacceptable.(PTI)
The Kerala High Court on Thursday turned down a bail plea by a man arrested last month, saying protests against the entry of women to the Sabarimala temple were unacceptable.(PTI)

Protests in Sabarimala not acceptable: Kerala High Court

Kochi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 04:13 PM IST
The police have arrested over 3,500 people and registered close to 540 cases. Around 100 people are still in judicial custody.
Protesters gather after a lady devotee trekked up with her family to Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta on October 20, 2018.(PTI)
Protesters gather after a lady devotee trekked up with her family to Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta on October 20, 2018.(PTI)

Sabarimala temple a symbol of secularism, anyone can enter it: Kerala high court

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 10:19 PM IST
The hill shrine of Sabarimala is a symbol of secularism and devotees of all religions can enter it, the Kerala High Court observed on Monday dismissing a BJP leader’s demand to impose a ban on non-Hindus in the temple, saying such demands will disrupt the state’s secular fabric.
Protesters oppose the entry of women to the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala on October 19.(PTI Photo)
Protesters oppose the entry of women to the Sabarimala Temple in Kerala on October 19.(PTI Photo)

Kerala HC warns govt not to play to gallery over mass arrest of Sabarimala protesters

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 07:54 PM IST
The number of people arrested for allegedly holding violent protests against women’s entry into the shrine crossed 2,500 and state police chief Loknath Behra said more arrests will take place in the coming days.
Sabarimala temple is still on the boil as the annual pilgrimage season is slated to begin on November 17(PTI)
Sabarimala temple is still on the boil as the annual pilgrimage season is slated to begin on November 17(PTI)

Four women move Kerala HC seeking protection to enter Sabarimala temple

Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 07:14 PM IST
The petitioners also named 14 respondents, including the hilltop shrine’s tantri or the supreme priest Rajeevaru Kandararu and the presidents of the state units of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress, saying they were instigating violence in the name of an “unfounded ritual” held unconstitutional by the highest court of the country.
Former bishop Franco Mulakkal in Jalandhar on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Former bishop Franco Mulakkal in Jalandhar on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Out on bail, rape accused bishop Mulakkal back in Jalandhar

Press Trust of India, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 09:03 AM IST
Franco Mulakkal smiled as followers showered rose petals on him. Till a few weeks ago, he held charge as the bishop of the Jalandhar diocese.
Muslim women inside Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi (representative photo)(AP)
Muslim women inside Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi (representative photo)(AP)

Kerala HC dismisses plea to allow women in mosques on pattern of Sabarimala verdict

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 05:53 PM IST
The high court ruled that the petitioner, Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha’s state president, had failed to submit evidence that Muslim women were not being allowed to enter mosques and if they felt they being discriminated against, they could move the court
Bishop Franco Mulakkal was arrested over allegations of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting a nun, by 14 days.(Reuters Photo)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal was arrested over allegations of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting a nun, by 14 days.(Reuters Photo)

Kerala nun rape case: Jalandhar bishop’s judicial custody extended by 14 days

Press Trust of India, Kottayam | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 05:08 PM IST
The magistrate’s court in Pala in Kottayam district remanded the bishop to judicial custody till October 20.
Jilumol Mariet Thomas procured an order from Kerala high court to apply for licence to drive car with her legs.(By special arrangement)
Jilumol Mariet Thomas procured an order from Kerala high court to apply for licence to drive car with her legs.(By special arrangement)

Differently-abled Kerala woman gets a shot at driving license test

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2018 08:35 AM IST
After running from pillar to post, Jilumol Mariet Thomas moved the Kerala high court, which directed the regional transport officer in Idukki district’s Thodupuzha to accept her application for learner’s licence. She will finally get her learner’s certificate next week.
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, escorted by police outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala, on September 21, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, escorted by police outside a crime branch office on the outskirts of Kochi in Kerala, on September 21, 2018.(Reuters Photo)

Kerala nun rape case: High Court to deliver order on Bishop Mulakkal’s bail plea on October 3

Kochi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2018 04:00 PM IST
Bishop Mulakkal was arrested on September 21 after three days of questioning and on September 24, he was sent to two weeks of judicial custody by judge M Lekshmi of Pala Judicial Magisterial Court.
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court asks two priests to surrender in Kerala sexual assault case

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 11:34 PM IST
Four priests attached to the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church were accused of sexually abusing a 34-year-old married woman by using her confessional statement.
The Kerala High Court rejected the bail pleas of four priests who allegedly raped a woman believer for many years.(AFP File Photo)
The Kerala High Court rejected the bail pleas of four priests who allegedly raped a woman believer for many years.(AFP File Photo)

Priest held, three others to surrender in Kerala sexual assault case

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 11:33 PM IST
The victim – a mother of two – alleged one of her distant relatives Father Varghese had sexually assaulted her first when she was a minor.
The Kerala high court will now hear a second plea by the ADGP’s daughter, seeking to quash the FIR.(PTI File Photo)
The Kerala high court will now hear a second plea by the ADGP’s daughter, seeking to quash the FIR.(PTI File Photo)

Kerala IPS officer’s daughter faces arrest for assaulting driver as HC rejects plea

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 07:40 PM IST
Observing that no one was above the law of the land, the Kerala high court rejected the petition of the daughter of state additional director general of police Sudesh Kumar seeking to prevent her arrest in the case.
The man said he was tortured by police and has been receiving threatening calls.(HT/Photo for representation)
The man said he was tortured by police and has been receiving threatening calls.(HT/Photo for representation)

Muslim man moves Kerala high court seeking to free Hindu wife from father’s custody

Press Trust of India, Kochi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2018 08:26 PM IST
A 27-year old Muslim man from Kozhikode district has moved Kerala high court seeking to set at liberty his wife, a Hindu said to have converted to Islam, from alleged illegal custody of her father.
The Kerala high court dismissed the father’s plea, says it cannot close its eyes to the fact that live-in relationships have become rampant in society and such partners cannot be separated by the writ of habeas corpus.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Kerala high court dismissed the father’s plea, says it cannot close its eyes to the fact that live-in relationships have become rampant in society and such partners cannot be separated by the writ of habeas corpus.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Kerala high court allows young couple to be in live-in relationship

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 11:20 PM IST
The court observed that the girl is free to live with the youth or marry him later when he attains the marriageable age.
File photo of union finance minister Arun Jaitley visiting family members of slain RSS worker Rajesh Edavakode in Thiruvananthapuram.(PTI/File Photo)
File photo of union finance minister Arun Jaitley visiting family members of slain RSS worker Rajesh Edavakode in Thiruvananthapuram.(PTI/File Photo)

Kerala high court trashes plea seeking CBI probe into killing of RSS men

Press Trust of India, Kochi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2018 05:44 PM IST
The Kerala high court dismissed a plea seeking CBI probe into seven alleged political killings of RSS-BJP activists in the state. The court found that the petitioner had a political motive behind the plea.
The Kerala high court observed that no provision existed in the state Police Act banning drivers from talking on their mobile phones.(HT/Photo for representation)
The Kerala high court observed that no provision existed in the state Police Act banning drivers from talking on their mobile phones.(HT/Photo for representation)

Taking calls while driving not against law, rules Kerala high court

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 08:22 AM IST
The Kerala high court said that talking on the mobile phone while driving is not an offence, unless it can be established that it endangered public safety.
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Watching certain videos can’t be reason to implicate a person as terrorist: HC

Press Trust of India, Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 06:18 PM IST
A division bench of justices A M Shaffique and P Somarajan made the observation while considering an appeal filed by one Muhammed Riyas, challenging an NIA court order denying bail to him.
The Supreme Court held that live-in relationships were now even recognized by the Legislature and they had found a place under the provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.(HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court held that live-in relationships were now even recognized by the Legislature and they had found a place under the provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.(HT File Photo)

Adult couple can live together without marriage: Supreme Court

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 09:11 PM IST
The observations came while the top court was hearing a plea filed by Nandakumar against a Kerala High Court order annulling his marriage with Thushara on the ground that he had not attained the legal age of marriage.
The FIR against Cardinal George Alencherry and three others was registered nearly a week after the Kerala High Court ordered the police to do so.(PTI file photo)
The FIR against Cardinal George Alencherry and three others was registered nearly a week after the Kerala High Court ordered the police to do so.(PTI file photo)

Case filed against Kerala church head George Alencherry over suspect land deals

HT Correspondent | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2018 09:27 PM IST
A case was registered against Cardinal George Alencherry and three others after a complaint alleged criminal conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and cheating in sale of over three acres of land belonging to the Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese
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