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Kerala HC to hear bail plea in gold smuggling case against Swapna Suresh, others

Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2021 06:23 AM IST
Kerala gold smuggling case: The high court will hear all the bail pleas of the accused, including Swapna Suresh who, along with others, is said to have smuggled 167kg of gold into India from the UAE between November '19 to June '20 allegedly through diplomatic channels.
The controversial Mullaperiyar dam lies in the Idukki district, Kerala. (File Photo)
The controversial Mullaperiyar dam lies in the Idukki district, Kerala. (File Photo)

Tamil Nadu alerts Kerala after Mullaperiyar dam level touches 136 feet

PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 11:47 AM IST
Mullaperiyar dam’s catchment areas have been receiving substantial rainfall after the southwest monsoon turned intense in Kerala.
Sabarimala temple in Kerala: No more than 5,000 devotees, who have booked their slots through the online queue, will be allowed for the darshan. (File Photo)
Sabarimala temple in Kerala: No more than 5,000 devotees, who have booked their slots through the online queue, will be allowed for the darshan. (File Photo)

Sabarimala temple to open for monthly rituals from today, but conditions apply

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 06:56 AM IST
Lord Ayappa temple in Kerala's Sabarimala would be opened for its monthly puja rituals from July 17 to 21. No more than 5,000 devotees will be allowed, all of who must produce their negative Covid-19 test reports issued within the past 48 hours.
Kerala: Policemen check the credentials of commuters during a weekend lockdown last week to curb the spread of coronavirus. (AP / File Photo)
Kerala: Policemen check the credentials of commuters during a weekend lockdown last week to curb the spread of coronavirus. (AP / File Photo)

Kerala to go into complete Covid-19 lockdown from May 8 to 16

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:06 PM IST
Kerala Covid-19 news update: The 9-day-lockdown, necessitated by the current wave of the coronavirus, would come into force on May 8 morning and extend up to May 16, according to official sources.
Kerala on Wednesday logged over 41,000 coronavirus cases. (PTI PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
Kerala on Wednesday logged over 41,000 coronavirus cases. (PTI PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)

100 priests Covid positive, 2 die after Church event in Kerala’s Munnar

By HT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 04:10 AM IST
  • The retreat was held between April 13-17, a period when Kerala was seeing an average cases with the test positivity rate of 20 per cent. It was also held at a time when Covid-19 restrictions were in place.
Kerala police informed that 1,006 people were arrested on Tuesday for violating health protocols and seized 52 vehicles. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)(AP)
Kerala police informed that 1,006 people were arrested on Tuesday for violating health protocols and seized 52 vehicles. (AP Photo/R S Iyer)(AP)

Kerala police collects over 46L as penalty for violating Covid-19 protocols

PTI | , Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 09:59 PM IST
  • Police had registered 15,011 cases for not wearing masks and 5,862 cases for not maintaining social distancing on Monday and levied a fine of over 46 lakh.
Kerala Mahila Congress Chief Lathika Subhash gets her head tonsured in front of the party office after being denied the party ticket for the assembly election, in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Kerala Mahila Congress Chief Lathika Subhash gets her head tonsured in front of the party office after being denied the party ticket for the assembly election, in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

Day after tonsuring head, Kerala Mahila Congress leader announces candidature

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 09:45 PM IST
  • Though the party is yet to take action against her, senior Congress leaders said she had closed all avenues for discussion.
Bringing back the ballot paper voting system is a popular demand raised by most opposition parties time and again as they suspect manipulation. However, the ECI has been insisting that EVM is a fool-proof system. (Pics for representation)
Bringing back the ballot paper voting system is a popular demand raised by most opposition parties time and again as they suspect manipulation. However, the ECI has been insisting that EVM is a fool-proof system. (Pics for representation)

After 25 years, Muslim League fields woman candidate in Kerala

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2021 10:08 PM IST
  • The last time the party fielded a woman candidate was in 1996. Kamarunias Anwar lost to the CPIM’s Elamaram Kareem.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during a protest meet in solidarity with farmers protesting in New Delhi against the Centre's new farm laws in Thiruvananthapuram Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (PTI Photo)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during a protest meet in solidarity with farmers protesting in New Delhi against the Centre's new farm laws in Thiruvananthapuram Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (PTI Photo)

Kerala assembly polls: CPI (M) denies tickets to 5 ministers, 33 sitting MLAs

By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 01:34 PM IST
  • Party also underplayed protests over candidates’ selection in some parts of the state, saying minor 'heartburn' was natural and it will die on its own.
Most of the shops in the state were shut on the day of the strike. Representative Photo(Ravindra Joshi/HT photo/Representational)
Most of the shops in the state were shut on the day of the strike. Representative Photo(Ravindra Joshi/HT photo/Representational)

Kerala strike against rising fuel prices hits normal life

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 12:46 PM IST
  • The state government earlier ruled out a cut in state taxes to bring down fuel prices citing reduction in revenue.
Kerala’s Covid-19 numbers rose sharply since people began returning to the state.(ANI)
Kerala’s Covid-19 numbers rose sharply since people began returning to the state.(ANI)

Year after first Covid-19 case, Kerala continues to grapple with pandemic

By Ramesh Babu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 12:11 PM IST
For almost two months after the outbreak, Kerala managed to restrict the spread of the disease. But in March, things took a dramatic turn after an Italy-returned family hid their travel history and interacted with many in Pathanamthitta.
The villagers laid a trap for the leopard since it used to stray in the area,(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The villagers laid a trap for the leopard since it used to stray in the area,(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Five held in Kerala for killing leopard and eating its meat

By HT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:59 AM IST
  • Shocked forest officials said killing of wild animals such as leopard does occur but this was the first time that they heard that its meat was consumed by humans.
CAG has pulled up Delhi government for failure to obtain fund utilisation certificates. (Photo courtesy- CAG website)(CAG report on missing rifles and bullets from Kerala special armed police camp armoury had embarrassed the state government.)
CAG has pulled up Delhi government for failure to obtain fund utilisation certificates. (Photo courtesy- CAG website)(CAG report on missing rifles and bullets from Kerala special armed police camp armoury had embarrassed the state government.)

Kerala sub inspector arrested in missing bullets case

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 09:39 PM IST
In its report, the CAG said 25 INSAS rifles and 12,061 cartridges were missing from the armoury of the Special Armed Police (SAP) battalion in Thiruvananthapuram.
Police suspect a gang of burglars could be behind the incident(Representative Picture)
Police suspect a gang of burglars could be behind the incident(Representative Picture)

Kerala burglar breaks into a soldier’s house, leaves with an apology

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 09:06 PM IST
The dazed police said they were initially tempted to believe only one person was involved since the apology was written in the ‘singular’ person but feel more people were behind it.
A Kerala doctor fears the reason behind the mysterious deaths of a couple’s children is linked to genetics(Representative)
A Kerala doctor fears the reason behind the mysterious deaths of a couple’s children is linked to genetics(Representative)

Kerala mystery deaths: Police clueless, doctor fears ‘sudden death’ syndrome

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 04:29 PM IST
While the police may be clueless at the moment, but Dr K Naushad, a paediatrician who treated some of Rafeeq and Sabhna’s children who perished in mysterious circumstances, said they had some genetic problems.
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.
Medical staff fully covered with protective suits disposing of waste as they exit from a coronavirus isolated ward at Kochi Medical collage in Kerala.(ANI Photo)
Medical staff fully covered with protective suits disposing of waste as they exit from a coronavirus isolated ward at Kochi Medical collage in Kerala.(ANI Photo)

One coronavirus patient cured, a ‘relieved’ Kerala lifts calamity status

HT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 07:01 AM IST
The remaining two positive cases were also responding well to the treatment and the minister expressed hope that will be out of their positive status soon.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan(PTI photo)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan(PTI photo)

Modi defamed Kerala, says Pinarayi Vijayan in rebuttal to PM for LS speech

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 10:09 PM IST
The PM quoted Vijayan to question why Kerala’s ruling left front was supporting the stir even when the CM of the state had stated in the assembly that anti-CAA protests in the state were being fanned and supported by some extremist outfits.
A political controversy erupted after Kerala government put an image depicting Gandhi’s assassination on the budget paper.(PTI Photo/File/Representative)
A political controversy erupted after Kerala government put an image depicting Gandhi’s assassination on the budget paper.(PTI Photo/File/Representative)

Gandhi assassination image on budget paper is a message, says Kerala govt, triggers row

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 05:44 PM IST
Opposition Congress and BJP decried the move and said it was avoidable. After a row erupted, Issac defended the illustration by saying the country won’t forget Bapu’s killers.
Rahul Gandhi will lead an anti-CAA rally in his constituency, Wayanad in Kerala, on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Rahul Gandhi will lead an anti-CAA rally in his constituency, Wayanad in Kerala, on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi to lead anti-CAA rally in Wayanad, Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 11:31 PM IST
The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) has also planned a “human map” against the CAA which will be inaugurated by senior leader A K Antony in the state capital.
Kerala headmaster had repeatedly reaped the class 4 student and threatened her to keep quiet about it.(HT photo/Representative)
Kerala headmaster had repeatedly reaped the class 4 student and threatened her to keep quiet about it.(HT photo/Representative)

Kerala headmaster gets 20-years in jail for raping minor

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 06:43 PM IST
Nair had approached many courts including the Supreme Court for bail but all turned down his plea. The court, however, ordered relief to the victim to ensure her proper rehabilitation under the amended Pocso Act.
Two people, who returned from China in recent days, are under special observation in Kerala after they developed flue and fever.(REUTERS Photo)
Two people, who returned from China in recent days, are under special observation in Kerala after they developed flue and fever.(REUTERS Photo)

Coronavirus scare in India: Two under special observation in Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 12:43 AM IST
The health department has asked those who are under observation in their houses to remain stay put at least 28 days in their houses and avoid further travel and interaction with others.
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.
Victim’s father said the accused Zafar Shah had been stalking her for about a year.(HT Photo/Representative)
Victim’s father said the accused Zafar Shah had been stalking her for about a year.(HT Photo/Representative)

Missing Kerala minor girl’s body found in TN, murderer held

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 05:39 PM IST
A Kerala minor was allegedly killed by her stalker, who didn’t like being rejected by the girl.
A police personnel checks the age proof of women devotees to weed out women in the 10-50 age group at the Pamba base camp of Sabarimala Temple.(HT Photo)
A police personnel checks the age proof of women devotees to weed out women in the 10-50 age group at the Pamba base camp of Sabarimala Temple.(HT Photo)

With record earnings, it’s business as usual at Sabarimala hill shrine

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 07:02 PM IST
A loss of Rs 100 crore was recorded in the last pilgrimage season as thousands of devotees couldn’t trek to the temple as its path turned into a battleground for protestors, both supporting and opposing the Supreme Court’s decision to allow young women pilgrims into the shrine against its age-old tradition.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan slammed the detention of journalists in Mangaluru by Karnataka polic(PTI Photo)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan slammed the detention of journalists in Mangaluru by Karnataka polic(PTI Photo)

Anti-CAA protests: Kerala slams Karnataka’s handling of Mangaluru violence

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 01:15 AM IST
Two protestors were killed in police firing in Mangaluru after anti-CAA protestors started pelting stones on the police on Thursday. Police claim they fired in self-defence.
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.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said his government won’t implement the CAB Bill in the state.(PTI Photo)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said his government won’t implement the CAB Bill in the state.(PTI Photo)

Kerala refuses to implement CAB, joins Punjab, Bengal

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 09:46 PM IST
Kerala has a high ratio of Muslims, who along with the Christians, constitute 45% of the state’s 3.25 crore population. The remaining 55% population in the state is Hindu.
A man cleans up his house after flood water subsides, in Puthenvelikkara near Kochi.(PTI Photo)
A man cleans up his house after flood water subsides, in Puthenvelikkara near Kochi.(PTI Photo)

Kerala begins cleaning debris after flood, electricians and plumbers chip in

Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 02:18 PM IST
Most people in the Kerala are slowly going back to their homes as the flood water has receded. But more than 13.43 lakh people are still lodged in 3,520 relief camps across the flood-hit state.
The carcass of a cow lies on the side of a road while an eldery woman is carried to safety from flood waters during a rescue operation by Kerala and Tamil Nadu Fire Force personnel in Annamanada village in Thrissur District, Kerala, on August 19, 2018.(AFP)
The carcass of a cow lies on the side of a road while an eldery woman is carried to safety from flood waters during a rescue operation by Kerala and Tamil Nadu Fire Force personnel in Annamanada village in Thrissur District, Kerala, on August 19, 2018.(AFP)

Worst of rains may be over, but Kerala’s recovery has a long way to go

Hindustan Times, Kochi and New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 11:15 AM IST
Since August 8, some 239 people have died in Kerala floods and more than 700,000 people were taken to relief camps.
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