RSS calls for statewide hartal on Tuesday

Kannur: The RSS has called for a statewide hartal from 6 am to 6 pm on Tuesday to register its protest against the murder of a BJP functionary at Kathiroor. Elanthottil Manoj of Kathiroor was hacked to death on Monday morning.

Toddy shops can function on first of every month: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has permitted functioning of toddy shops in Kerala on first day of every month. The SC also revoked the HC order issued in 2009 mandating closure of toddy shops on first day of every month. The SC issued the order while considering a petition submitted by toddy shop owners. ..

Kerala to prepare databank of marine ecosystem

Thiruvananthapuram: Claimed to be the first of its kind initiative in the country, a marine biodiversity map of Kerala's coastline is being prepared by the State Biodiversity Board to create a databank of marine ecosystems and traditional knowledge of the fisher folk community. Rich marine flora and ..

Kerala HC dismisses govt appeal in Plus Two case

Kochi: The HC Division Bench dismissed the appeal filed by the state govt challenging a single judge's interim order in the Plus Two cases. Justice P R Ramachandran Menon had on August 18 directed that only schools which had received the approval of Higher Secondary Education Director can be given ..

Palmolein case: SC feels CBI probe would be better

New Delhi: The two-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by T K Thakur has come down heavily on chief minister Oommen Chandy in the palmolein case and observed, would it not be right for a well known agency like the CBI to probe the case. The court flayed Chandy when it was hearing a petition filed ..