Kerala

  • All Steps Initiated To Rescue Fishermen From Cyclone Ockhi: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
    The Kerala government has initiated all possible steps to rescue fishermen stranded in rough sea off the state coast due to cyclone 'Ockhi', Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said today.
  • 13 Dead In Tamil Nadu, Kerala Rain, Cyclone Ockhi Triggers "Red Warning" For Lakshadweep: 10 Facts
    Cyclone Ockhi intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and moved towards Lakshadweep today after causing heavy rain that has left at least 13 people dead in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The Navy has been called in to rescue stranded fishermen. Cyclone Ockhi is likely to strengthen further, triggering a "red warning" for Lakshadweep - the highest category alert. The worst seems to be over in the mainland but forecasters have warned of heavy rain in parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Schools near the coast in the two states have been closed.
  • People Trying To Interrupt Hadiya's Studies: Father
    The father of Hadiya, the young woman from Kerala who converted to Islam and was known as Akhila Ashokan, today said he would go to court over what he claimed was some people trying to "interrupt" his daughter's studies.
  • 8 Dead As Rain Batters Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Cyclone Ockhi Heads For Lakshadweep: 10 Points
    Eight people died in coastal Kerala and Tamil Nadu and nearly 90 fishermen remained missing as a depression above the Bay of Bengal turned into a cyclonic storm. Cyclone Ockhi, meteorologists say, is heading for Lakshadweep and is unlikely to make landfall in India. Currently it is hovering 130 km west-southwest of Trivandrum. Schools in seven districts across the two states have been closed. In Kanyakumari and Thoothukudi districts of Tamil Nadu, strong winds uprooted more than 500 trees, snapped power lines and damaged settlements close to the sea. Heavy showers are likely to continue for the next 24 hours.
  • Veteran CPI Leader E Chandrasekharan Nair Passes Away
    Veteran CPI leader and former Kerala minister E Chandrasekharan Nair died here today following brief illness, party sources said.
  • Urban Kerala To Be Open Defecation Free By January 2018
    Urban Kerala is gearing up to achieve the Open Defecation Free status with over 27,000 household toilet units and a series of public toilet complexes, after rural Kerala was declared ODF in November, 2016.
  • "Hadiya Spoke To Husband From My Phone," Says College Dean: 10 Points
    Hadiya, the Kerala woman whose marriage with a Muslim man, Shafin Jahan, was annulled by the high court seven months ago, had a telephonic conversation with him on Wednesday. The chat took place from the college where she was admitted on Tuesday after months of being confined in her parents' home in Kottayam. On Monday, the Supreme Court freed her from her parents, who had insisted that she had been brainwashed and forced to convert. The 25-year-old had said she was worried that that college was "going to be another prison".
  • Can Hadiya Meet Husband In Salem College? "With My Permission," Says Principal
    Kerala woman Hadiya, who said she hopes to meet her husband Shafin Jahan in Salem, may get her wish. The Principal of the homeopathy college where she got admission today, says she will be allowed to meet him with permission of the college.
  • NAAC "A" Grade: A Diamond Jubilee Gift For Kerala's TKM College Of Engineering
    TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala received a National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) "A" grade accreditation status.
  • 'Can't Screen <i>S Durga</i> At Film Festival': Censor Board Says Rules Violated
    Malayalam movie S Durga won't be screened at Indian film festival IFFI, the censor board said today, after a complaint by the jury.
  • 'I Want To Meet My Husband,' Is All Hadiya Says As She Leaves Delhi
    Kerala's Hadiya, who was Akhila Asokan before she converted to Islam, said today that she would meet her husband Shafin Jahan after winning a reprieve from the Supreme Court. The 25-year-old was yesterday freed her from her parents, who have refused to accept her marriage to a Muslim man and have alleged in court that she was brainwashed and indoctrinated for the purpose of terror.
  • Husband Can't Be Guardian, Please Make Her Understand: Judge On Hadiya
    A wife is not a chattel and the husband cannot be her guardian, the Supreme Court said today after interacting with Hadiya, a woman from Kerala, who is the alleged victim of "love jihad".
  • Hadiya Freed From Parents' Custody, Can Meet Husband In College: 10 Facts
    Hadiya, who was known as Akhila Asokan before she converted to Islam last year, was released from her parents' custody in Kerala by the Supreme Court today. The court did not comment on her marriage but her lawyer says she can now meet her husband, Shafin Jahan, at the hostel where she will live till she completes her college course in homeopathy. The judges say they will take up in January her marriage, which is being investigated by the NIA or National Investigation Agency after her father alleged that Hadiya is one of many vulnerable young Hindu women being recruited by terror groups like ISIS through "love jihad" or marriage.
  • Hadiya "Does Not Have An Independent Mind", Says Her Father's Lawyer
    Hadiya, the young woman from Kerala who claimed last week that she had not been forcibly converted, "does not have an independent mind", her father's lawyer has said. The 25-year-old, he said, is under "mental kidnapping", indicating whatever she says cannot be relied on, he said.
  • Nurse Attacked During Vaccination Drive In Kerala, 3 Arrested
    A nurse was attacked during a vaccination drive in Kerala's Malappuram. Shyamala B's hand was twisted and others on duty were roughed up by a group of men, three of whom have now been arrested. The police has said the attackers, armed with knives, had struck as the vaccination drive against measles and rubella was being conducted at a school in Edavoor.

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