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Actor Joy Mathew, 25 others booked for protest against Bishop Franco Mulakkal in prohibited area

Despite being told not to take out the march, the actor and the others flouted rules and did so, police said.
People hold a protest against Bishop Franco Mullakkal outside the Kerala House, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, September 21, 2018.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
People hold a protest against Bishop Franco Mullakkal outside the Kerala House, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, September 21, 2018.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 23, 2018 05:40 PM IST
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Kerala nuns say protests will intensify if Jalandhar Bishop accused of rape is not arrested

The nuns have been on a dharna in Kochi for the last ten days seeking action against the bishop while other activists are on a relay hunger strike in the nuns’ support.
Nuns hold placards during a protest demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop in Kochi, Kerala.(Vivek Nair/HT Photo)
Nuns hold placards during a protest demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop in Kochi, Kerala.(Vivek Nair/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 11:01 AM IST
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Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Mulakkal writes to Pope Francis, offers to step down for now

On Friday, Bishop received official summons served by the Jalandhar police on behalf of Kerala police, which is probing the case.
Franco Mulakkal, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar, who is accused of raping a nun, wrote a letter to Pope Francis on Sunday expressing his desire to step aside temporarily.(Franco Mulakkal/Facebook Photo)
Franco Mulakkal, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar, who is accused of raping a nun, wrote a letter to Pope Francis on Sunday expressing his desire to step aside temporarily.(Franco Mulakkal/Facebook Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2018 11:35 AM IST
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Why the Navi Mumbai airport could go the Kochi way

The Maharashtra government is building the Navi Mumbai airport by razing hills to the ground and raising the height of runways by 5.5 metres, since these are on floodplains
Flood victims unload food and relief material from an Indian Air force helicopter at Nelliyampathy Village, Kerala, August 21, 2018.(REUTERS)
Flood victims unload food and relief material from an Indian Air force helicopter at Nelliyampathy Village, Kerala, August 21, 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 02:38 PM IST
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Kochi Airport suffers 220 crore losses in Kerala floods, to reopen on August 26

The CIAL management has launched rebuilding of the damaged infrastructure including 2.5 km long airport walls that collapsed after Periyar river overflowed.
Kochi's International airport apron is seen flooded following monsoon rains in the Indian state of Kerala on August 15, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Kochi's International airport apron is seen flooded following monsoon rains in the Indian state of Kerala on August 15, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2018 04:37 PM IST
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Stench, muddy rubble and uncertainty in Kerala as floodwaters subside

The rain had barely stopped falling in the town on the outskirts of Kerala’s main city, Kochi, and abandoned cars, sodden furniture and mattresses filled the streets while dirty black water still flowed above knee-level.
A man cleans the muddy floor of a building in Kochi, Kerala, on Monday.(AFP)
A man cleans the muddy floor of a building in Kochi, Kerala, on Monday.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 07:56 PM IST
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‘Was counting seconds’: Pilot makes rooftop landing in Kerala to rescue flood victims, video goes viral

The video of the rescue operation by the Navy’s Seaking 42B helicopter at the flood-ravaged Chalakudy town on Friday has gone viral on social media and garnered thousands of hits.
An Indian Air Force helicopter on rescue mission flies through a flooded area in Chengannur in Kerala on Sunday.(AP photo)
An Indian Air Force helicopter on rescue mission flies through a flooded area in Chengannur in Kerala on Sunday.(AP photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 06:32 PM IST
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This ‘Thanks’ note from Kerala is special for Navy

The note was painted on a house from where two women were rescued by Navy officials on August 17
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 04:53 PM IST
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Green chilly sold for Rs 400/kg in Kochi as vegetable prices shoot up due to Kerala floods

After the retail price of green chillies went through the roof, angry locals sought police intervention and the cost came down.
Rescue operations being carried out at flood-affected regions, in Kochi on Saturday, Aug 18, 2018.(PTI)
Rescue operations being carried out at flood-affected regions, in Kochi on Saturday, Aug 18, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 19, 2018 06:35 PM IST
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Kochi’s naval base to be used for commercial flights from Monday

The grim situation has left the state with only two operational civil airports at Thiruvananthapuram and Calicut, as operations at Kochi airport have been suspended till August 26 on account of rising water levels in the operational area.
A man walks inside the flooded Cochin international airport.(REUTERS)
A man walks inside the flooded Cochin international airport.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 18, 2018 11:55 PM IST
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Tragedy of Kerala floods unfolds: Bodies found floating, roads cut off, food and medicines scarce

More funds poured in for Kerala, which is battling the worst floods crisis its had in a century, as the Prime Minister conducted an aerial survey of the affected areas and announced a Rs 500 crore aid from the Centre.
A woman cries as she holds her son after they were evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva in Kerala, on August 18, 2018.(Reuters)
A woman cries as she holds her son after they were evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva in Kerala, on August 18, 2018.(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 18, 2018 09:16 PM IST
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Kerala rains: Stranded people appeal for help through social media

Videos of people pleading for help with folded hands, are being posted and shared by hundreds of people on WhatsApp groups since last night.
Indian fire and rescue personnel evacuate local residents in an boat flooded following monsoon rains at Aluva, Kerala.(AFP Photo)
Indian fire and rescue personnel evacuate local residents in an boat flooded following monsoon rains at Aluva, Kerala.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 05:39 PM IST
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Kerala floods: Army, Navy, Air Force join rescue efforts as death toll crosses 80

Seven people were killed in a massive landslide in Palakkad this morning, taking the death toll in Kerala’s worst natural to 87
A man being airlifted by Indian Air Force personnel from a flooded district in Kerala.(ANI video grab)
A man being airlifted by Indian Air Force personnel from a flooded district in Kerala.(ANI video grab)
Updated on Aug 16, 2018 02:50 PM IST
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Another setback for actor Dileep as Kerala HC rejects plea for copy of assault video

Rejecting Dileep’s plea, the Kerala high court said there was no guarantee that the content of the video will not be misused to put undue pressure on the victim
File photo of Malyalam actor Dileep in Kochi.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Malyalam actor Dileep in Kochi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 12:29 PM IST
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Kerala rains highlights: Death toll rises to 30, four missing

Thirty people have been killed, including 11 in high range Idukki in landslips, in the torrential rains in Kerala. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan described the situation as “very grim” with army columns being deployed at Ayannkulu, Idukki and Wayanad.As water levels rise in various dams and reach almost their maximum capacity, shutters of at least 24 reservoirs in Kerala have been opened to drain out excess water. Four of the five shutters of the Idukki dam have been opened.Here are the live updates on Kerala rains:

A view of a residential area following a flash flood, triggered by heavy rains, at Kodencheri in Kozhikode district of Kerala on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018.(PTI)
A view of a residential area following a flash flood, triggered by heavy rains, at Kodencheri in Kozhikode district of Kerala on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 10, 2018 11:57 PM IST
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3 fishermen dead, 9 missing after their boat collides with ship off Kochi coast

Three bodies were recovered from the water, while two were taken to the hospital.
The boat named ‘Oceana’ with 15 fishermen on board was hit on Tuesday morning.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
The boat named ‘Oceana’ with 15 fishermen on board was hit on Tuesday morning.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Aug 07, 2018 04:52 PM IST
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Student killing: Kerala police to seek legal opinion on invoking Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act

The killers, allegedly workers of Popular Front of India (PFI) and its student wing Campus Front and political offshoot Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), had come from outside to attack SFI workers in the Ernakulam Maharajas College campus, Kerala police chief Loknath Behera said.
Kerala police to seek legal opinion in SFI leader killing case.(Representative Image/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Kerala police to seek legal opinion in SFI leader killing case.(Representative Image/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 05, 2018 05:15 PM IST
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La Liga club Girona FC to play matches in Kochi against Kerala Blasters

Girona FC will become only the second side from a top European league to visit India when they face Kerala Blasters in Kochi in July.
Girona FC will play two matches in Kochi in July this year.(Twitter)
Girona FC will play two matches in Kochi in July this year.(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 08:05 PM IST
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No DNA test of children to prove decades-old case of adultery: Kerala HC

The 77-year-old petitioner had alleged that his wife, 68, had told him in front of the man, with whom she was in an adulterous relationship, that the three children born in the wedlock were not with him but with her paramour.
"Being a Maoist is of no crime, though the political ideology of Maoists would not synchronise with our constitutional polity. It is a basic human right to think in terms of human aspirations," the Kerala High Court said in its ruling. PTI file photo(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 10:51 PM IST
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CLAT 2018: No ‘re-test’, won’t disturb admission process, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to order a “re-test” of CLAT 2018 or stop the counselling process for admissions in 19 national prestigious law colleges across the country.
Around 54,450 candidates had undertaken CLAT 2018 at 258 centres for admissions in 19 national law colleges.(AP Dube/HT file)
Around 54,450 candidates had undertaken CLAT 2018 at 258 centres for admissions in 19 national law colleges.(AP Dube/HT file)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 07:37 PM IST
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Kerala couple abandoned two-day-old baby fearing they would be shamed for having 4th child: Police

Bitto told the investigation team that he and his wife had abandoned their baby outside a church in Kochi out of the fear that they would be shamed socially for siring a fourth child, police said.
CCTV camera footage showed the couple leaving their child in the premises of the church.(Representative image)
CCTV camera footage showed the couple leaving their child in the premises of the church.(Representative image)
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 07:18 PM IST
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CLAT result 2018 announced at clat.ac.in: Here’s direct link to check result

CLAT 2018 result: The results for the Common Law Admission Test-2018 (CLAT-2018) were released at clat.ac.in on Thursday.
CLAT result 2018: The result will be available online from May 31 to June 6, 2018. Students are advised to check their result before the closure date.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
CLAT result 2018: The result will be available online from May 31 to June 6, 2018. Students are advised to check their result before the closure date.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 31, 2018 10:24 AM IST
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Kerala bank fires employee for saying it’s ‘better’ Kathua rape victim was killed

A senior police officer said Facebook will be approached to retrieve the original message after the man allegedly deleted his page.
People display placards during a protest against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases.(PTI Photo)
People display placards during a protest against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2018 11:25 AM IST
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Kotak Mahindra Bank sacks employee for justifying Kathua rape and murder on social media

Nandukumar, posted as assistant manager at a branch in Kochi, allegedly justified the killing of the eight-year-old rape victim, saying she would have grown up to be a terrorist
People display a placards as they take part in a candlelight march at the India Gate in protest over Kathua gangrape case, in New Delhi on Friday.(PTI Photo)
People display a placards as they take part in a candlelight march at the India Gate in protest over Kathua gangrape case, in New Delhi on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 11:36 PM IST
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Honey Baisoya romps to victory with course record at Pune Open Golf Championship 2018

Baisoya takes lead in Professional Golf Tour of India Order of Merit
(From left) Honey Baisoya receives the trophy and cheque from Nidhi Srivastava, vice-president, sales & CRM, Kolte - Patil Developers Ltd; Narotam Chowdhary, captain, Poona Club Golf Course and Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, Professional Golf Tour of India.(HT PHOTO)
(From left) Honey Baisoya receives the trophy and cheque from Nidhi Srivastava, vice-president, sales & CRM, Kolte - Patil Developers Ltd; Narotam Chowdhary, captain, Poona Club Golf Course and Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, Professional Golf Tour of India.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 10:32 PM IST
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ByShivani S, Pune

Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050: Study

Dr V Kripa said every year there is a sharp increase in the quantum of plastic waste getting into the ocean and if the situation continued like this plastic debris will outnumber marine creatures, especially fish species.
Coral reefs in Lizard Island, Australia.(AP Photo)
Coral reefs in Lizard Island, Australia.(AP Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 10:30 PM IST
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Shutdown in Kerala to protest dilution of SC/ST act affects normal life

In Kerala’s Kollam, a state-owned bus was stoned. Teachers who were to reach the Class 10 examinations paper valuation camp in the district were held up after traffic was halted. University examinations for the day were rescheduled.
Members of Dalit community organisations stage protest in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday over the alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act .(ANI Twitter)
Members of Dalit community organisations stage protest in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday over the alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act .(ANI Twitter)
Updated on Apr 09, 2018 06:21 PM IST
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Malayalam actor Kollam Ajith dies at 56, Mohanlal leads industry in paying last respects

Kollam Ajith, who died on Thursday, was reportedly suffering from stomach-related ailments and was under treatment in a Kochi hospital.
Kollam Ajith has worked in close to 500 film across many south Indian languages.(Mohanlal/Twitter)
Kollam Ajith has worked in close to 500 film across many south Indian languages.(Mohanlal/Twitter)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 10:34 AM IST
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Woman gets 7-year jail for helping 15 Kerala youths join Islamic State

Yasmin Ahmed’s conviction is the first in an IS-related case in Kerala.
At least 21 persons, including six women and three children, from Kerala had gone missing from the state in June 2016 and were reported to have joined the IS, sending shockwaves across the country.(AFP/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
At least 21 persons, including six women and three children, from Kerala had gone missing from the state in June 2016 and were reported to have joined the IS, sending shockwaves across the country.(AFP/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Mar 24, 2018 10:34 PM IST
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Sachin Tendulkar meets Kerala CM, seeks support for Indian Super League

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who is a co-owner of Kerala Blasters, visited the office of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday to seek support for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League
Sachin Tendulkar (L) visited Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (R) at his office on Thursday.(Facebook/Pinarayi Vijayan)
Sachin Tendulkar (L) visited Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (R) at his office on Thursday.(Facebook/Pinarayi Vijayan)
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 05:22 PM IST
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