A court in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram has sentenced criminal Devinder Singh, popularly known as 'Bunty Chor', to 10 years in prison for burgling a city-based businessman's residence in 2013. The criminal, who was convicted of the crime in April, was arrested by the Kerala police from a hotel in Pune on January 27, 2013.
The state government will consider the possibility of extending scholarship to medical students belonging to poor economic background studying in self-financing medical colleges, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in the Assembly today.
A 12-year-old boy has fathered a child with a 16-year-old girl in Kochi, about 200 km from Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram. Paternity tests conducted on the eighth standard student, who could be India's youngest dad, confirmed that he is the father of the two-month-old baby girl, police said today. The young mother is the boy's first cousin and were neighbours. The newborn was handed over to the Child Welfare Committee since the girl's family had refused to take care of the child.
A fire today broke out in a godown belonging to a post office near the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram. The fire triggered panic in the area, a high-security zone in the city in view of its proximity to the shrine besides being a thickly populated area.
The beautiful Kovalam beach on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala witnessed a rare sight on Thursday. A woman from Slovakia and a man from Maharashtra exchanged rings, kissed underwater and took their wedding vows - with the help of placards.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was arrested this afternoon and released soon after. He was heading a protest of about 500 party workers today in his constituency of Thiruvananthapuram to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation drive. Mr Tharoor and the others were demonstrating at the office of the Reserve Bank of India or RBI, and blocked a major road, causing traffic jams, said the police.
A 31-year-old American tourist was arrested after being allegedly found in possession of a satellite phone, banned in India, while on his way to board a flight back home at the airport in Thiruvananthapuram, police said today.
Women wearing salwars and churidars entered the centuries-old Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday for the first time. The historic day was however marred by protests.
To tide over the cash crunch in the wake of demonetisation, the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala, where lakhs of devotees converge during the pilgrimage season which began on November 16, has introduced 'e-hundi' for electronic transfer of offerings.