Muthoot Finance threatens to close strike-hit branches in Kerala

Kerala-based Muthoot Finance Company, facing a protest by a section of employees demanding revised salary structure and other benefits, on Tuesday threatened to close some of its branches in the state. Continue Reading

National Literacy mission evinces interest in Kerala model

The Kerala model of literacy is likely to be spread across the country with the National Literacy Mission evincing interest in it and inviting the state authority to share its experiences in Adult education during the Literacy day celebrations in New Delhi. Continue Reading

Brett Lee lauds Ker’s efforts on universal newborn hearing screening

Former Australia cricketer Brett Lee on Saturday lauded Kerala’s efforts to push for universal newborn hearing screening and said it should be mandatory in all hospitals in the state. Continue Reading

Red alert in 3 districts: Five dead, 300 people in relief camps

Five people lost their lives on Monday as heavy rains continued to pound North Kerala and over 300 persons were shifted to relief camps in the State as the South West Monsoon intensified. All the five deaths reported were due to drowning. A Red alert (very heavy rains) has been sounded in Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur districts till Tuesday. Continue Reading

No one has tried to settle rape case against son: Kerala CPI(M) State secy

The ruling CPI(M)’s State secretary, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Monday said nobody attempted to settle the rape allegation levelled against his son Binoy Kodiyeri by a Mumbai-based woman. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: Polling smooth but moderate in phase-3

The third phase is crucial as it will decide the fate of the heads of the BJP and Congress — Shah, who replaced L K Advani as party nominee from Gandhinagar in Gujarat, and Rahul Gandhi, contesting from Wayanad in Kerala besides his traditional Amethi seat in Uttar Pradesh. Continue Reading

2019 general elections: 13 States, 2 Union territories vote today

Today’s election is the third in the seven-phase schedule. Totally, 117 constituencies are going to polls today. There are more than a 1,000 contestants for these seats. Continue Reading

Fait(h) accompli

The ‘entry’ of two women into the Sabarimala temple, the subsequent remarks made by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and reports which suggest that the entry on Wednesday happened after an elaborate recce which lasted a week, clearly indicate that the whole incident was a well-planned one. Continue Reading