Kerala's all-women self-help group, "Kudumbashree' is getting ready to set up a school to impart training for its 43 lakh members targeting their socio-cultural, educational and overall personality development.
With various types of fevers affecting over two lakh people across Kerala and leaving more than 100 dead, an all-party meet today appealed to the public to join the government's massive cleaning programme to check further spread of the disease. The meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, appealed to the people to make the three-day sanitation drive from June 27 a success besides sustaining the drive for good.
An Uber driver in Thiruvananthapuram was removed from services by the company after he allegedly molested a woman techie working at a Technopark firm, the hub of IT companies in the capital city earlier this month. Uber, in a statement, said they have removed the driver after an internal investigation.
A 56-year-old Kerala farmer has committed suicide in a village near Kozhikode after revenue officials refused to accept his land tax. The government has ordered a probe into the incident. KP Joy hanged himself to death at the Chembanodu village revenue office after the officials refused to accept his payments despite several attempts.
With 100 deaths in Kerala this year due to fever, and hospitals overcrowded with nearly 7,000 dengue patients, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has called for a series of urgent sanitation measures. Ordering "massive cleanliness drives", he has appointed a minister in-charge of every district to oversee progress on ensuring cleanliness and hygiene.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today corroborated the state police chief's statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced a terror threat during his recent visit to Kochi, and added that the police had brought it to the government's notice.
A young woman in Kerala will have to take a lie detector test along with brain mapping, which is the equivalent of fingerprinting the mind, a court ruled today, after she recanted earlier statements and said she had neither been raped by a self-declared godman nor chopped off his genitals in revenge.