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The man from Kerala, along with a female friend, was taken into custody on Saturday.(HT File Photo)

Kerala man held for suspected terror links let off after 24 hours: Report

By Press Trust of India | Kochi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2019 11:10 AM IST
Security was tightened in Tamil Nadu on Friday following reports that six LeT terrorists had infiltrated the state by sea from Sri Lanka and moved to different cities.
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Police said on Saturday that vehicle checks were intensified on arterial roads and highways connecting Coimbatore city with neighbouring states, and baggage thoroughly checked by armed police personnel.(HT FILE)
Police said on Saturday that vehicle checks were intensified on arterial roads and highways connecting Coimbatore city with neighbouring states, and baggage thoroughly checked by armed police personnel.(HT FILE)

Terror suspects held in Kerala, Tamil Nadu; vigil stepped up

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Thiruvanathapuram/Chennai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2019 05:49 AM IST
Security was tightened in Tamil Nadu on Friday following reports that six LeT members had infiltrated the state by sea from Sri Lanka and moved to different cities, including Coimbatore.
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Security has been tightened at airports and railway stations, besides other places. The entire coast line, which is mostly porous, has been put under surveillance. (PTI FILE Photo)
Security has been tightened at airports and railway stations, besides other places. The entire coast line, which is mostly porous, has been put under surveillance. (PTI FILE Photo)

LeT terror threat: Tamil Nadu cops detain 2 in Coimbatore

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 09:03 PM IST
Tamil Nadu continues to be on high alert since midnight of Thursday, following intelligence alert that six Pakistan-based LeT terrorists have sneaked into the state through neighbouring Sri Lanka.
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According to police, four Congress workers were waylaid and attacked by SDPI workers over a local issue on Tuesday night.(File photo for representation)
According to police, four Congress workers were waylaid and attacked by SDPI workers over a local issue on Tuesday night.(File photo for representation)

Congress worker hacked to death in Kerala, party says PFI behind attack

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 05:12 PM IST
Congress workers alleged that activists belonging to the Social Democratic Party of India, political wing of fundamentalist outfit Popular Front of India, were behind the attack.
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IMD has predicted that Kerala will face heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. IMD has also issued red alert in 6 districts of Kerala. In this picture, volunteers are seen crossing the Pampa river to reach to flood-affected areas during the devastating floods of 2018.(REUTERS)
IMD has predicted that Kerala will face heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. IMD has also issued red alert in 6 districts of Kerala. In this picture, volunteers are seen crossing the Pampa river to reach to flood-affected areas during the devastating floods of 2018.(REUTERS)

IMD issues red alert in six districts of Kerala, predicts extremely heavy rains

By Press Trust of India | Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2019 08:40 PM IST
The weather office has predicted that extremely heavy rains will hit Kerala and has issued red alert for Kerala’s these six districts - Idukki, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kannur, Ernakulam and Thrissur.
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Freedom Food Factory, an enterprise selling food prepared by inmates at Kerala’s prisons, has been engaged in the business since 2011.(HT Photo)
Freedom Food Factory, an enterprise selling food prepared by inmates at Kerala’s prisons, has been engaged in the business since 2011.(HT Photo)

Biryani prepared by Kerala jail inmates to go online

By Press Trust of India | Kerala
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 12:41 PM IST
The combo, which was specifically designed for online sale, includes 300 grams of biryani rice, one roasted chicken leg piece, three chappathis, a cup cake, salad, pickle and one litre bottled water along with a plantain leaf to eat the food, authorities at the Viyyur central jail, where it is being prepared. The prison authorities have tied up with Swiggy, online food delivery player, to deliver food from the Central Jail premises.
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Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday his government will take strict action against the police officials.(PTI File Photo)
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday his government will take strict action against the police officials.(PTI File Photo)

Oppn takes on Kerala govt over custodial death; CM says guilty won’t be spared

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 03:44 PM IST
Rajkumar, an accused in a money-laundering case, died in police custody last week and there were attempts to hush up the case as a natural death.
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A 63-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl in Thalayolaparambu in the district(AFP)
A 63-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl in Thalayolaparambu in the district(AFP)

Man held for sexually assaulting minor girl in Kerala

By Press Trust of India | Kottayam
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 07:22 PM IST
The accused had left Thalayolaparambu recently when he came to know that the police have started investigation into the case based on a complaint.
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Chandrika is one among the 74 tribal recruits who passed out of the police training college in Thrissur on Wednesday as a civil police officer.(HT PHOTO)
Chandrika is one among the 74 tribal recruits who passed out of the police training college in Thrissur on Wednesday as a civil police officer.(HT PHOTO)

Kerala lynching victim’s sister is now a civil police officer

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 08:11 PM IST
The lynching of frail Madhu triggered an outrage after the video of the attack had gone viral. One of the pictures posted on social media showed a man holding a stick questioning the tribal, while another was seen taking a selfie with the bleeding victim.
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Thechikottukavu Ramachandran, a 10.5 ft tusker has been banned from public display after it killed two persons in February.(HT PHOTO)
Thechikottukavu Ramachandran, a 10.5 ft tusker has been banned from public display after it killed two persons in February.(HT PHOTO)

Ban on celebrity jumbo threatens to take sheen out of Thrissur Pooram

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 07:23 PM IST
The tallest domesticated jumbo in the state at 10.5 ft, Ramachandran plays a key role in Pooram festivities every year but has been banned from public display this year.
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During interrogation, Riyas reportedly admitted that he had been following the speeches of Zahran Hashim, the mastermind behind the Lankan bombings, for more than a year and he was eager to carry out a terror attack in a tourist spot in Kerala, where foreigners were frequent visitors.(AFP PHOTO)
During interrogation, Riyas reportedly admitted that he had been following the speeches of Zahran Hashim, the mastermind behind the Lankan bombings, for more than a year and he was eager to carry out a terror attack in a tourist spot in Kerala, where foreigners were frequent visitors.(AFP PHOTO)

After IS arrest, Kerala on edge ahead of Ramzan, Thrissur Pooram

UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 07:36 PM IST
The arrested terrorist, Riyas Abookacker, a native of Palakkad, reportedly told the NIA that he was ready for a suicide attack in Kerala but his friends had let him down by not providing explosives and logistic support.
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Krishna’s video has earned her a ton of praise on social media.(Twitter/@manoj_naandi)
Krishna’s video has earned her a ton of praise on social media.(Twitter/@manoj_naandi)

Kerala teen won Internet for riding horse to school. Here’s why she did it

By HT Correspondent | Thrissur, Kerala
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 12:21 PM IST
Krishna took up horse riding as a hobby when she was in Class 7 and often rides a horse to school. 
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Thushar Vellappally will go up against Congress president Rahul Gandhi who is contesting from Wayanad.(Twitter)
Thushar Vellappally will go up against Congress president Rahul Gandhi who is contesting from Wayanad.(Twitter)

Lok Saha elections 2019: NDA picks Ezhava leader to take on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in Kerala

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 12:07 AM IST
Thushar Vellapally is the president of the Bharatiya Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS), a political outfit of backward caste Ezhavas.
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Ancia Alibava from Kodungallur in Thrissur district, among the 49 people who were killed in the shootouts at two mosques, was pursuing her M.Tech degree in an Agricultural University there.(AP Photo)
Ancia Alibava from Kodungallur in Thrissur district, among the 49 people who were killed in the shootouts at two mosques, was pursuing her M.Tech degree in an Agricultural University there.(AP Photo)

Efforts on to bring back body of Kerala woman killed in New Zealand mosque shootings, says CMO

By Press Trust of India | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 06:45 PM IST
Ancia Alibava from Kodungallur in Thrissur district, among the 49 people who were killed in the shootouts at two mosques, was pursuing her M.Tech degree in an Agricultural University there.
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Election Commission officials seal an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) .(AFP photo)
Election Commission officials seal an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) .(AFP photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Thrissur, Kerala

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 12:26 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 constituency watch of Thrissur, Kerala.
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Raking up the Sabarimala Temple controversy, PM Modi said that the issue has caught the attention of the nation.(PTI)
Raking up the Sabarimala Temple controversy, PM Modi said that the issue has caught the attention of the nation.(PTI)

In Kerala, PM Modi fires Sabarimala, triple talaq salvo at Left govt, UDF

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 11:53 PM IST
PM Modi’s attack on the CPI (M) is the second this month over Sabarimala. In an address to BJP workers in Kollam two weeks back, Modi said the Kerala government’s handling of the issue will go down in the history as a “shameful act”.
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Award-winning Malayalam film director Priyanandan alleged he was manhandled and attacked with cow dung by a group of RSS and BJP activists in Kerala’s Thrissur on Friday morning.(Facebook)
Award-winning Malayalam film director Priyanandan alleged he was manhandled and attacked with cow dung by a group of RSS and BJP activists in Kerala’s Thrissur on Friday morning.(Facebook)

Malayalam film director Priyanandan alleges cow dung attack by RSS workers in Kerala’s Thrissur

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 12:50 PM IST
Malayalam film director Priyanandan was in the news recently for posting a comment on Facebook about the ongoing agitation in Sabarimala. The director alleged that he was overpowered by a group of men, who flung cow dung at him and manhandled him when he went out of his house to fetch milk.
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Police intervene as members of Sabarimala Karma Samithi try to disrupt a celebratory meeting after two women entered Sabarimala Ayyapa temple, at the High Court Junction in Kochi in the Indian state of Kerala on January 2, 2019(AFP)
Police intervene as members of Sabarimala Karma Samithi try to disrupt a celebratory meeting after two women entered Sabarimala Ayyapa temple, at the High Court Junction in Kochi in the Indian state of Kerala on January 2, 2019(AFP)

One dead in Kerala protests over Sabarimala row, 100 injured during bandh

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 03:47 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party is supporting the shutdown while the Congress-led UDF is observing a “black day” on Thursday.
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‘Positions will come and go but you should be rooted to the ground,’ mayor of Thrissur Corporation Ajitha Vijayan (47) firmly believes in this old wisdom(Twitter)
‘Positions will come and go but you should be rooted to the ground,’ mayor of Thrissur Corporation Ajitha Vijayan (47) firmly believes in this old wisdom(Twitter)

‘Old is gold’: Ajitha Vijayan continues her 18-year-old milk supply job even after becoming Thrissur’s mayor

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2018 10:19 AM IST
When she took up mayorship last week, many advised her to dump her old profession, but she refused.
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The Sabarimala issue sparked widespread protests across Kerala and the state witnessed three shutdowns in two months.(Reuters/File Photo)
The Sabarimala issue sparked widespread protests across Kerala and the state witnessed three shutdowns in two months.(Reuters/File Photo)

Narendra Modi, Amit Shah to boost BJP’s campaign in Kerala in backdrop of Sabarimala agitation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 12:41 AM IST
PM Modi will address his first rally in Kerala in Pathanamthitta, the district where Sabarimala is situated, on January 6, and another in Thrissur on January 27. Amit Shah will address a meeting in Palakkad on December 31 and another in either Kannur or Kozhokkode in January-end.
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The selection of Pathanamthitta as the venue for PM Modi’s public meeting assumes significance in the wake of the boiling Sabarimala women’s entry issue and the continuing protest of the BJP over it.(Reuters/File Photo)
The selection of Pathanamthitta as the venue for PM Modi’s public meeting assumes significance in the wake of the boiling Sabarimala women’s entry issue and the continuing protest of the BJP over it.(Reuters/File Photo)

PM Narendra Modi to address two public meetings in Kerala

By Press Trust of India | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 05:35 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi will address BJP workers at a public meeting in Pathanamthitta, the central Kerala district where the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple is located, on January 6. He will again visit the state on January 27 to inaugurate a conference of the BJYM in Thrissur.
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KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA - 2018/11/11: Indian chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand (left) greets Indian chess Grandmaster Nihal Sarin (right) before the eightieth round matches of rapid chess at Tata Steel Chess India 2018.(LightRocket via Getty Images)
KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA - 2018/11/11: Indian chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand (left) greets Indian chess Grandmaster Nihal Sarin (right) before the eightieth round matches of rapid chess at Tata Steel Chess India 2018.(LightRocket via Getty Images)

Young Nihal impresses with calm demeanour

By B Shrikant | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 09:14 AM IST
Nihal, who became the 12th-youngest GM in chess a few months back and has a rating of 2576 in classical chess, impressed with the calm manner in which he tackled the pressure of playing some of the biggest stars of the game.
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Clouds hover in the sky over Marina beach in Chennai on October 5.(PTI Photo)
Clouds hover in the sky over Marina beach in Chennai on October 5.(PTI Photo)

Met department withdraws red alert for rains in Tamil Nadu and Kerala

By M Manikandan and Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 05:39 PM IST
A red alert for the districts of Palakkad, Thrissur and Idukki in Kerala was also withdrawn on Saturday.
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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, India, on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. India's tourist hub of Kerala is shifting its focus to relief and rehabilitation work to assist millions of people affected by the worst flood in a century as rescue operations wind down.(Bloomberg File 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, India, on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. India's tourist hub of Kerala is shifting its focus to relief and rehabilitation work to assist millions of people affected by the worst flood in a century as rescue operations wind down.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Heavy rainfall predicted in Kerala on Sunday, red alert issued in 3 districts

UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2018 07:57 PM IST
The red alert has been issued in Idukki, Thrissur and Palakkad, some of the worst hit areas in Kerala floods that took place in August this year.
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At the height of the Kerala floods, there were 14.50 lakh people in over 3,000 relief camps.(AP)
At the height of the Kerala floods, there were 14.50 lakh people in over 3,000 relief camps.(AP)

A month after Kerala floods, 4,778 people still in 120 relief camps

By Indo Asian News Service | Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2018 02:19 PM IST
A total of 1,738 persons are in 55 camps in Thrissur district and 1,702 in Alappuzha.
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Volunteers segregating flood relief material at a distribution centre for Kerala floods, in Kochi on Sunday, September 2, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Volunteers segregating flood relief material at a distribution centre for Kerala floods, in Kochi on Sunday, September 2, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Centre will provide all possible support to flood-hit Kerala: Union health minister Nadda

By Press Trust of India | Kochi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2018 02:26 PM IST
“We just want to have an evaluation and whatever best we can do and what more we can do, that is what we are going to discuss,” Union health minister J P Nadda said during his visit to flood-affected areas in Thrissur.
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Flood victims are evacuated to safer areas in Kozhikode.(AP)
Flood victims are evacuated to safer areas in Kozhikode.(AP)

Flood-hit Kerala sounds alert for leptospirosis, 28 deaths reported

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2018 07:23 AM IST
At least nine deaths and more than 300 suspected cases of leptospirosis were reported in the last one week.
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A bicycle is hung from a tree branch to avoid being washed away in flood waters as a man rows with his boat at Kuttanad in Alappuzha, Kerala, on Monday.(AP photo)
A bicycle is hung from a tree branch to avoid being washed away in flood waters as a man rows with his boat at Kuttanad in Alappuzha, Kerala, on Monday.(AP photo)

Kerala man returns to check his flooded house, greeted by a crocodile

By Indo Asian News Service | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 12:02 PM IST
Since the waters began to recede in the past two days, Mustafa, a snake catcher in Malappuram, has caught over 100 snakes from homes.
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According to experts, the design of their wood and fibre twin-engine country boat is adept at navigating strong undercurrents and withstanding damage by underwater objects.(HT Photo/Raj K Raj)
According to experts, the design of their wood and fibre twin-engine country boat is adept at navigating strong undercurrents and withstanding damage by underwater objects.(HT Photo/Raj K Raj)

‘Sons of the sea’, Kerala’s fishermen are the unsung heroes of relief work during the floods

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2018 12:07 AM IST
As many as 1,200 members of the fishing community have engaged at least 460 outboard engine boats and catamarans in relief work.
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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

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
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’.
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