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People get their two-wheelers filled with petrol at a fuel station in Ahmedabad on May 14.(REUTERS/ Representative image)

No plan to cut taxes on fuel till central duties reduced to 2014 level: Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 11:09 PM IST
Kerala finance minister TM Thomas Issac said the Centre has reduced its tax on petrol by Rs 1.50 per litre after hiking it by Rs 9.
Balabhaskar with wife and daughter.(Balabhaskar.page/Facebook)
Balabhaskar with wife and daughter.(Balabhaskar.page/Facebook)

Week after car accident that killed daughter, Kerala musician Balabhaskar dies from injuries

Indo Asian News Service, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2018 11:13 AM IST
Kerala musician and violinist Balabhaskar, his wife, daughter and driver were in a road accident last week. His daughter had died the same day.
The post-mortem of the nun, belonging to the Malankara Syrian Orthodox church, was carried out at the government medical college hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.(Representative Image)
The post-mortem of the nun, belonging to the Malankara Syrian Orthodox church, was carried out at the government medical college hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.(Representative Image)

‘Self-inflicted injury marks, Kerala nun died due to drowning’: Post-mortem report

Press Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram, | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2018 08:29 PM IST
The 55-year-old nun who was found dead inside the well of a convent in Kollam district of Kerala died due to drowning, the post-mortem report stated Monday.
The grey heron is a captivating sight in the Maldives(Shutterstock)
The grey heron is a captivating sight in the Maldives(Shutterstock)

The Maldives addiction: One trip to these islands, and you’ll want to return over and over again

Hindustan Times | By Swapan Seth
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 09:43 PM IST
The Indian Ocean’s most precious islands captured for men of taste…
A man standing in floodwater shares a tray of tea with another man sitting in a canoe in Kainakary village in the district of Alappuzha, Kerala.(Bloomberg Photo)
A man standing in floodwater shares a tray of tea with another man sitting in a canoe in Kainakary village in the district of Alappuzha, Kerala.(Bloomberg Photo)

Kerala’s tourist footfall to decline by 4 to 5% due to floods

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 11:55 PM IST
Kerala is reeling under devastating floods, the worst since the 1924 deluge, which has left over 230 people dead and pushed over 1.5 million people into relief camps.
Customers buy flowers at a shop in Chalai Market of Kerala’s Thiruvananthpuram on Thursday ahead of Onam celebrations.(HT Photo)
Customers buy flowers at a shop in Chalai Market of Kerala’s Thiruvananthpuram on Thursday ahead of Onam celebrations.(HT Photo)

Flash floods takes the sheen off Onam festivities in Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 11:26 PM IST
Onam is celebrated across the state. All castes, classes and communities, who believe in the legend of King Mahabali, celebrate it
Flood victims unload food and relief material from an Indian Air force helicopter at Nelliyampathy Village, in Kerala, on Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Flood victims unload food and relief material from an Indian Air force helicopter at Nelliyampathy Village, in Kerala, on Tuesday.(REUTERS)

India unlikely to accept foreign financial assistance for flood-relief operations in Kerala

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 11:45 PM IST
Government has taken a considered decision to rely solely on domestic efforts to tide over the situation, an official source said.
Houses destroyed by flood waters at Kannappankundu in Kozhikode, in Kerala.(AFP file photo)
Houses destroyed by flood waters at Kannappankundu in Kozhikode, in Kerala.(AFP file photo)

Cochin Airport shut for 4 days for the first time, Kerala floods worsen as 33 dam gates open

Hindustan Times | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 10:47 AM IST
As rain continued, landslides cut off the hill station of Munnar. The government has asked visitors to avoid travelling to hilly areas after landslides and flash floods swept through many such areas.
Mohanlal has accepted the invitation from the Kerala government, will be the chief guest of State Film Awards ceremony.
Mohanlal has accepted the invitation from the Kerala government, will be the chief guest of State Film Awards ceremony.

Kerala State Film Awards controversy: Mohanlal accepts invitation to be the chief guest

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, Chennai
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 09:20 PM IST
Kerala State Film Awards controversy: Mohanlal has reportedly accepted the invitation to be the chief guest at the state film awards ceremony.
he death toll in rain-related incidents in Kerala has climbed to 28 in the last 10 days, with a case of drowning being reported from Kannur district on Thursday.(Vivek Nair/HT Photo)
he death toll in rain-related incidents in Kerala has climbed to 28 in the last 10 days, with a case of drowning being reported from Kannur district on Thursday.(Vivek Nair/HT Photo)

Rain in Kerala claims 28 lives over 10 days

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2018 03:29 PM IST
Though there was some respite from the rain in some places in, waterlogging in the low-lying areas of Kerala has thrown normal life out of gear.
Prison authorities said that the project, if approved, will not only generate additional revenue but also help destigmatise prison life to an extent.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Prison authorities said that the project, if approved, will not only generate additional revenue but also help destigmatise prison life to an extent.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

On the cards, a quirky vacation behind bars in God’s Own Prison

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 12:11 PM IST
The country’s largest prison, Tihar Jail, is also toying with the idea of launching a similar project called ‘Feels like Jail’.
Shashi Tharoor during the launch of his book Why I am a Hindu at NCPA, in Mumbai, India, on April 18, 2018.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Shashi Tharoor during the launch of his book Why I am a Hindu at NCPA, in Mumbai, India, on April 18, 2018.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)

BJP youth wing workers vandalise Shashi Tharoor’s Thiruvananthapuram office

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 05:06 PM IST
The Bhartiya Yuva Morcha vandals poured black oil at the entrance of the office and put up a black flag and a board reading ‘Tharoor’s Pakistan office’ after destroying the original signboard, said police.
Shashi Tharoor(File photo)
Shashi Tharoor(File photo)

Choose words carefully, Congress tells Shashi Tharoor over ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 09:57 PM IST
Congress spokesperson said the party represents India’s civilisational values of pluralism, diversity. All Congress leaders must realise this historic responsibility while choosing words to reject BJP’s hatred.
The MeT department has said strong winds with a speed of 40-50 kmph, gusting to 60 kmph, are likely along and off Kerala coasts and over Lakshadweep areas in the next 24 hours.(HT File Photo)
The MeT department has said strong winds with a speed of 40-50 kmph, gusting to 60 kmph, are likely along and off Kerala coasts and over Lakshadweep areas in the next 24 hours.(HT File Photo)

13 killed in Kerala in rain-related incidents

Press Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 10:25 PM IST
One person died on Sunday after he came in contact with a power line that snapped in gusty winds at nearby Neyyatinkara while another drowned in a river in Alappuzha.
The opening session of the Kerala assembly ended early on Monday.(PTI File Photo)
The opening session of the Kerala assembly ended early on Monday.(PTI File Photo)

Kerala opposition demands CBI probe in ‘honour killing’ case, disrupts assembly

Press Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 05:13 PM IST
Congress-led opposition went up in arms staging protests near the Speaker’s podium in the Kerala assembly.
The national shooting meet has been shifted from Thiruvananthapuram and will now be held at the Karni Singh Shooting Ranges in Delhi.(PTI file photo of Gagan Narang - image only for representative purposes)
The national shooting meet has been shifted from Thiruvananthapuram and will now be held at the Karni Singh Shooting Ranges in Delhi.(PTI file photo of Gagan Narang - image only for representative purposes)

Delhi to host national shooting meet after Nipah virus scare in Kerala

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 03:37 PM IST
The national championship and trials for the rifle and pistol shooters were scheduled to be held at Thiruvananthapuram from May 31 to June 18, but have now been shifted to Delhi owing to the Nipah virus scare
Trans-sexuals Ishaan and Surya tie the knot at a private club in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Trans-sexuals Ishaan and Surya tie the knot at a private club in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Kerala’s maiden trans-sexual wedding aims to show the path ahead

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 06:56 PM IST
Amid mellifluous music and dance at a private club in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday, Ishan and Surya became the first trans-sexuals in Kerala to tie the knot under the Special Marriages Act.
The 33-year-old victim decomposed and headless body was found from an isolated mangrove near Kovalam beach on April 21.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The 33-year-old victim decomposed and headless body was found from an isolated mangrove near Kovalam beach on April 21.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Drug peddler, tourist guide held for Latvian woman’s rape and murder in Kerala

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 09:51 PM IST
The 33-year-old victim was reported missing on March 14 and her decomposed and headless body was found near the famous Kovalam beach on April 21.
The victim, her partner Andrew and sister Ilzie had arrived in Kerala for ayurvedic treatment at a facility on Thiruvananthapuram’s outskirts when she went missing on March 14.(HT)
The victim, her partner Andrew and sister Ilzie had arrived in Kerala for ayurvedic treatment at a facility on Thiruvananthapuram’s outskirts when she went missing on March 14.(HT)

Two arrested for rape and murder of Lithuanian woman in Kerala

Indo Asian News Service, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 03:14 PM IST
Police said the accused Umesh and Udayan were working as unregistered tourist guides who supplied the victim with narcotics and later sexually assaulted and killed her.
Liga’s husband Andrews and sister Ilze and had identified the body by the clothes and hair and had demanded a high-level probe into the circumstances leading to her death.(ANI/Twitter)
Liga’s husband Andrews and sister Ilze and had identified the body by the clothes and hair and had demanded a high-level probe into the circumstances leading to her death.(ANI/Twitter)

Kerala cops suspect strangulation to be cause of Lithuanian tourist’s death

Press Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2018 09:33 PM IST
Liga Skromene’s highly decomposed body, with head severed, was found on April 21 from a deserted mangrove forest at Kovalam.
Police said they questioned the accused woman, Soumya (pictured), for 10 hours to unravel the murder plot.(HT Photo)
Police said they questioned the accused woman, Soumya (pictured), for 10 hours to unravel the murder plot.(HT Photo)

Kerala woman slow poisoned family to start new life with lover, say police

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 09:53 AM IST
The accused PK Soumya was taken into custody from hospital where she was admitted for nausea and indigestion — the same symptoms her parents and daughter had shown before they died.
Liga came to an Ayurveda hospital on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram and disappeared from the hospital.(Photo for representation)
Liga came to an Ayurveda hospital on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram and disappeared from the hospital.(Photo for representation)

Latvian woman’s sister says she was murdered, seeks probe

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2018 06:42 PM IST
Liga Skormane’s decomposed body was found on Kovalam beach in Kerala two days ago.
The police will conduct an autopsy, which will be followed by a DNA test of the decomposed body to confirm if it is Liga Skromane.(ANI Photo)
The police will conduct an autopsy, which will be followed by a DNA test of the decomposed body to confirm if it is Liga Skromane.(ANI Photo)

Body found near Kerala’s Kovalam may be of missing Latvian woman

IANS, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 01:43 PM IST
Fishermen found the body, suspected to be the missing Latvian woman Liga Skromane, in highly decomposed state near Kovalam, in Kerala. The head of the body was reportedly severed.
Tharoor’s tweet has been shared over 300 times and has garnered over 1,500 ‘likes’.
Tharoor’s tweet has been shared over 300 times and has garnered over 1,500 ‘likes’.

‘Roorback’: Shashi Tharoor sends Twitter scurrying for dictionary, again

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2018 02:15 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor has a habit of peppering his tweets with the most obscure words, sending Twitterati looking for a dictionary.
In Thiruvananthapuram, customs officials intercepted a passenger who arrived by an Emirates Flight and recovered seven gold biscuits totally weighing 816.38 grams.(File photo)
In Thiruvananthapuram, customs officials intercepted a passenger who arrived by an Emirates Flight and recovered seven gold biscuits totally weighing 816.38 grams.(File photo)

Gold worth over Rs 42 lakh seized from air passengers in Kerala

Press Trust of India, Kochi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2018 01:38 PM IST
The sleuths seized a total of 601.800 grams of gold valued at 17.42 lakh in two separate cases from two natives of Malappuram who came from Riyadh.
BJP’s Kerala unit president Kummanam Rajasekharan (pictured) alleged that law and order situation in the state is deteriorating.(PTI/File Photo)
BJP’s Kerala unit president Kummanam Rajasekharan (pictured) alleged that law and order situation in the state is deteriorating.(PTI/File Photo)

BJP leader injured in attack by motorcycle-borne gang in Thiruvananthapuram

Press Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2018 04:29 PM IST
BJP alleged activists of ruling CPI(M) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) were behind the attack.
Rajesh, popularly known as Rasikan Rajesh, was hacked to death on March 27 in his studio on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram by a gang allegedly led by Ali Bhai.(ANI Twitter)
Rajesh, popularly known as Rasikan Rajesh, was hacked to death on March 27 in his studio on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram by a gang allegedly led by Ali Bhai.(ANI Twitter)

Kerala Police arrests key accused in former radio jockey’s murder

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 12:37 PM IST
Police said non-resident Indian businessman Abdul Sathar hired a gang allegedly led by Ali Bhai to take revenge on former RJ Rajesh, who was very close to his former wife, a dance teacher in Qatar.
During the meeting headed by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, it was decided that immediate steps would be taken for distribution of drinking water through tankers and kiosks to tide over the drought situation.(PTI File Photo)
During the meeting headed by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, it was decided that immediate steps would be taken for distribution of drinking water through tankers and kiosks to tide over the drought situation.(PTI File Photo)

Nine Kerala districts hit by drought, govt says taking immediate steps for drinking water supply

Press Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2018 03:42 PM IST
CM Pinarayi Vijayan decided to declare Kannur, Alappuzha, Idukki, Kasaragod, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur and Wayanad as drought-hit.
Kerala finance minister TM Thomas Isaac.(PTI Photo)
Kerala finance minister TM Thomas Isaac.(PTI Photo)

15th Finance Commission: Kerala calls meet of southern states’ finance ministers

Press Trust of India, Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2018 08:27 PM IST
Sources said Kerala finance minister personally contacted the southern ministers over phone and they have agreed to attend the meeting.
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