Sunday, 16 January, 2022

Topic: Kerala

Kerala Police seeks legal advice to appeal against Bishop Franco acquittal in nun rape case

Bishop Franco Mulakkal was accused of raping a nun multiple times during his visit to a convent in Kottayam district between 2014 and 2016. A Sessions court acquitted him Friday.

SFI student-activist stabbed to death in campus clash at Kerala’s Idukki Engineering College

Police said that college election works were going on for the last few days. On Monday, the Youth Congress leader reached college with a gang & stabbed Dheeraj Rajendan & two others.

Kerala clocks 4,649 fresh COVID-19 cases, 221 deaths

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 6 (PTI) Kerala on Thursday logged 4,649 fresh COVID-19 cases and 221 deaths which raised the caseload to 52,58,939 and the fatalities...

Current Covid surge twice as fast as 2021’s 2nd wave, cases see 10-fold jump in 23 days

India’s daily Covid numbers have risen to 58,097 on 4 Jan from 5,541 on 13 Dec. Lowest mark before 2nd wave was 8,579 cases on 1 Feb, and it took 53 days to hit 59,085 on 25 March.

Kerala tops NITI Aayog Health Index 4th time in a row, UP stays last despite improving most

Report ranks UP No.1 in ‘incremental performance’ between 2018-19 and 2019-20. Among UTs, Delhi and J&K also at the bottom of list, but leading in ‘incremental performance’.

Kerala BJP should shun Hindutva: ‘Metro Man’ Sreedharan, who quit politics but stayed in party

In an interview with ThePrint, Sreedharan, who contested unsuccessfully on a BJP ticket in Kerala assembly polls this year, talks about 'love jihad' & party's presence in the state.

India records 624 Covid deaths in 24 hours as Goa, Kerala, Chandigarh update data

Kerala, Chandigarh, Goa add 225, 256 and 94 deaths, respectively. India’s 7-day average of daily fatalities has mostly remained below 400 over the last month.

MHA’s telegram to Kerala that sums up the Indian State’s relationship with religion

In 'Governance by Stealth', Subrata K. Mitra examines the durability and roles of India's Ministry of Home Affairs.

Missing CCTV footage, drunk driver — why Kerala models’ car ‘accident’ case has turned murky

Bengaluru: It has been 25 days since former Miss Kerala runner-up Anjana Shajan and former Miss South India Ansi Kabeer died in a car...

‘Slowly, Kerala turning into Syria’ — BJP alleges CPI(M)-led state govt is in cahoots with PFI

Union ministers Muraleedharan and Rajeev Chandrasekhar and Kerala BJP chief K. Surendran lash out at LDF govt after PFI office-bearer was arrested over killing of RSS worker.

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Morrison is rethinking cancelling Djokovic’s visa. It makes Australia Open look hicksville

Turning Serbia’s national hero into Australia’s national villain has been hard for the govt's 'operation sovereign borders' chapter.

RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.


A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.