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Kerala. en Sun, 29 Sep 2019 02:00:53 GMT https://www.manoramaonline.com/privacy.html Film producer Parsi Muhammed passes away T Muhammed Bapu, producer of ‘Swapnadanam’, a Malayalam film that went on to win the national award, passed away at a hospital in Edappal on Monday evening. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/parsi-muhammed-bapu-dies.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/parsi-muhammed-bapu-dies.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:16:02 GMT Kerala CM inagurates Edamon-Kochi powerline The 148km long Edamon-Kochi power highway will increase the state's power import capability by 800 MW. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/kerala-cm-inaugurates-edamon-kochi-powerline.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/kerala-cm-inaugurates-edamon-kochi-powerline.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:18:21 GMT Sabarimala shrine witnesses 50% increase in revenue on opening day Lord Ayyappa temple received over Rs 3.30 crore as revenue on the first day when it opened on Saturday as compared to the Rs 1.28 crore last season. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/sabarimala-50-percent-rise-revenue-first-day.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/sabarimala-50-percent-rise-revenue-first-day.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:06:45 GMT How Jaleel weathered Opposition onslaught in the Assembly From the alleged scam in the purchase of land for Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University to a series of nepotism and marks scandals, the Opposition has never given the higher education minister K T Jaleel respite. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/how-jaleel-weathered-opposition-onslaught-in-the-assembly.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/how-jaleel-weathered-opposition-onslaught-in-the-assembly.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:51:48 GMT Walayar sisters' case: Kerala govt removes public prosecutor Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced the decision in the state assembly in response to allegations by the Opposition that the police and the prosecution failed in providing justice to the victims. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/walayar-rape-case-kerala-assembly-public-prosecutor.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/walayar-rape-case-kerala-assembly-public-prosecutor.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:26:27 GMT Opposition calls for judicial probe into Kerala University moderation scam Higher Education Minister K T Jaleel, however, closed the debate in the Assembly saying a Crime Branch enquiry is already on. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/kerala-university-marks-scam-judicial-probe-opposition.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/kerala-university-marks-scam-judicial-probe-opposition.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 08:48:07 GMT Cornered bootleggers ram auto on excise squad, 3 injured The injured officers are Udumbanchola excise range's preventive officer N V Saseendran and civil excise officers K Radhakrishnan and Arun Raj. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/cornered-bootleggers-ram-auto-on-excise-squad-3-injured.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/cornered-bootleggers-ram-auto-on-excise-squad-3-injured.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:32:19 GMT Mark scam: Kerala University shunts out 4 employees, marklist to be annulled It was revealed that even after some officials were transferred out, their login credentials were not cancelled and the latter were used to commit the fraud. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/kerala-university-mark-scam-marklist-employees.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/kerala-university-mark-scam-marklist-employees.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 05:25:35 GMT Confirmed! All six Koodathayi murders due to poisoning The probe team expects that the report submitted by the medical board, comprising departmental heads of general medicine, neurology, and toxicology of the medical college and forensic professionals, would prove to be crucial during the trial. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/koodathayi-murders-jolly-ponnamattom-house-crime-branch.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/koodathayi-murders-jolly-ponnamattom-house-crime-branch.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 04:29:44 GMT Karunya scheme stalls as govt doesn't part with money About 41 lakh families have been enrolled for the free medical insurance scheme. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/karunya-scheme-health-isurance-government.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/18/karunya-scheme-health-isurance-government.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 04:03:22 GMT Analysis | Is Pinarayi wrong in suspending women's entry at Sabarimala now? Just a year ago, the party had positioned women's entry into Sabarimala as the start of the second Renaissance Movement in Kerala. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/17/sabarimala-women-entry-pinaryi-vijayan-analysis.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/17/sabarimala-women-entry-pinaryi-vijayan-analysis.html Mon, 18 Nov 2019 00:39:13 GMT Pinarayi comes under fire in politburo meet over UAPA, blames police Two students of law and journalism, both full time CPM workers, were arrested after the police recovered leaflets that supported the Maoists movement. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/17/pinarayi-vijayan-uapa-politburo-police.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/17/pinarayi-vijayan-uapa-politburo-police.html Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:59:54 GMT Sabarimala women entry: 'De facto' stay on SC verdict, says A K Balan Though the apex court did not stay its September 2018 order allowing entry of women into the Lord Ayyappa temple, the LDF government in Kerala this time said the shrine is not a ground for activism. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/17/sabarimala-women-entry-sc-verdict-de-facto-stay-law-minister-ak-balan.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/17/sabarimala-women-entry-sc-verdict-de-facto-stay-law-minister-ak-balan.html Sun, 17 Nov 2019 13:14:03 GMT Crime Branch to probe into mark scam at Kerala University The employees who worked in the Examination Section and the students who collected their mark lists immediately after the mark manipulation are under the scrutiny of the university authorities. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/17/kerala-university-marks-scam-crime-branch.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/17/kerala-university-marks-scam-crime-branch.html Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:28:28 GMT Two more IIT teachers named in Fathima's note on phone According to sources, the note also has adverse comments against some students. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/17/iit-m-student-fathima-latheef-death-phone-note-names-3-teachers.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/17/iit-m-student-fathima-latheef-death-phone-note-names-3-teachers.html Sun, 17 Nov 2019 08:49:00 GMT Sabarimala pilgrimage: Ten young women from Andhra stopped by police The Director-General of Police (DGP) of Kerala had said that in case young women are seen proceeding to the shrine, suitable action would be launched based on the legal opinion. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/16/three-young-andhra-women-police-stop-sabarimala-temple.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/16/three-young-andhra-women-police-stop-sabarimala-temple.html Sun, 17 Nov 2019 00:56:54 GMT Bevco's 41 laggard outlets badly need a shot in the arm Bevco puts outlets that have a daily sales revenue of less than Rs 8 lakh on a 'loss-making' list. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/16/bevco-41-outlets-in-losses.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/16/bevco-41-outlets-in-losses.html Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:40:06 GMT Ensure smooth pilgrimage season in Sabarimala, NSS to TDB, govt The venue of the hill temple and the routes leading to it had witnessed then fierce agitation and police action against the protesters soon after the 2018 Supreme Court verdict allowing the entry of women into the Lord Ayyappa temple. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/16/sabarimala-set-to-welcome-pilgrims-as-kerala-govt-turns-cagey-over-women-entry.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/16/sabarimala-set-to-welcome-pilgrims-as-kerala-govt-turns-cagey-over-women-entry.html Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:12:45 GMT Pilgrimage season begins at Sabarimala amidst tight security Devotees have started arriving at Nilackal and Pamba from various parts of Kerala and neighbouring states, but would be allowed to leave for the shrine only by 2 pm. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/16/pilgrimage-season-begins-at-sabarimala-amidst-tight-security.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/16/pilgrimage-season-begins-at-sabarimala-amidst-tight-security.html Sat, 16 Nov 2019 05:41:12 GMT Hundreds likely cleared Kerala varsity exams with extra moderation marks Additional moderation marks were given to students in 16 examinations that were held between June 2016 and January 2019. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/16/kerala-university-moderation-marks-computer-system-manipulation.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/16/kerala-university-moderation-marks-computer-system-manipulation.html Sat, 16 Nov 2019 04:49:51 GMT CPM softens stance on Sabarimala, to wait for clarity on SC order The party said on Friday that no action is to be taken to ensure women entry in Sabarimala this pilgrimage season until the verdict of the larger seven-member-bench. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/cpm-stance-sabarimala-verdict-no-protection-women-entry.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/cpm-stance-sabarimala-verdict-no-protection-women-entry.html Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:35:36 GMT Increase in traffic fines reduce road accident deaths in Kerala A rise in vigil amongst the public after the increase in fines and the reduction in the drunk driving resulted in the lower number of accidents, the MVD stated. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/increase-traffic-fine-kerala-reduce-road-accident-death.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/increase-traffic-fine-kerala-reduce-road-accident-death.html Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:36:00 GMT Maoists threaten to take revenge on Kerala CM Pinarayi for police killings The Maoists have also threatened to eliminate Perambara Sub Inspector Harish for the way he treats the people. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/maoists-death-threat-letter-to-pinarayi-vijayan.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/maoists-death-threat-letter-to-pinarayi-vijayan.html Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:39:24 GMT 'Varnappakittu' gives wings to Kerala's transgender artistes Most of the artistes chose to showcase pain, agony and social ostracisation that they face in their everyday life, in the dance competitions. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/varnappakittu-2019-first-transgender-kalolsavam-kerala.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/varnappakittu-2019-first-transgender-kalolsavam-kerala.html Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:11:53 GMT Sabarimala not a place for women activists: Kadakampally The Devaswom minister, who sounded combative, made it abundantly clear that women wanting to make a political statement by visiting Sabarimala are unwelcome. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/sabarimala-women-entry-sc-decision-kerala-government-stand.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/sabarimala-women-entry-sc-decision-kerala-government-stand.html Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:39:15 GMT 'Faith gets hope': How English newspapers reported Sabarimala verdict On Thursday, the Supreme Court kept the final decision on the review and writ petitions on Sabarimala in abeyance till a seven-judge bench delivers verdict on the role of courts in religion. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/english-newspapers-sabarimala-sc-verdict.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/english-newspapers-sabarimala-sc-verdict.html Fri, 15 Nov 2019 06:15:33 GMT Organisers of Idukki event shell out Rs 4 lakh for chopper bringing CM The elaborate arrangements were made to ensure that Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan could inaugurate the All India Cooperative Week Celebrations. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/pinarayi-vijayan-chief-minister-inauguration-cooperative.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/pinarayi-vijayan-chief-minister-inauguration-cooperative.html Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:02:49 GMT Kerala enacts new law to curb vandalism during hartals Revenue recovery proceedings can be initiated to levy the compensation ordered by the court. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/hartals-vandalism-kerala-assembly.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/15/hartals-vandalism-kerala-assembly.html Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:01:25 GMT Women entry to Sabarimala to wait till CM gets clarity on SC verdict Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan evaded repeated questions on how the government would handle the situation if women of child-bearing age insisted on entering the shrine in the coming 'mandalam' season. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/14/women-entry-sabarimala-temple-supreme-court-verdict-pinarayi-reaction.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/14/women-entry-sabarimala-temple-supreme-court-verdict-pinarayi-reaction.html Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:29:18 GMT Dissenting judges mourn 'sad spectacle of thwarted unarmed women' in Sabarimala Judges R F Nariman and D Y Chandrachud, though they were in a minority, delivered a stern rebuke to those who went ahead and defied the September 28 verdict. https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/14/judges-nariman-chandrachud-rebukes-defied-sabarimala-verdict.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2019/11/14/judges-nariman-chandrachud-rebukes-defied-sabarimala-verdict.html Thu, 14 Nov 2019 17:07:51 GMT