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Kerala Official Allegedly Rapes Woman Who Needed COVID-19 Papers, Arrested

Kerala Official Allegedly Rapes Woman Who Needed COVID-19 Papers, Arrested

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy , Edited by Stela Dey | Monday September 07, 2020, Thiruvananthapuram

A health official in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram has been arrested for allegedly raping a 44-year-old woman, who was seeking a coronavirus negative certificate from him.

Kerala Government Says Key Files Safe As Opposition Protests Tuesday Fire

Kerala Government Says Key Files Safe As Opposition Protests Tuesday Fire

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Wednesday August 26, 2020, Thiruvananthapuram

The Opposition in Kerala - the Congress-led UDF and the BJP - intensified protests in Thiruvananthapuram after Tuesday evening's fire at the political wing of the secretariat's General Administration Department.

Shashi Tharoor's Reply To Kerala Minister On Centre's Airport Move

Shashi Tharoor's Reply To Kerala Minister On Centre's Airport Move

Edited by Nandini Gupta | Saturday August 22, 2020, New Delhi

Defending his stand backing the Centre's decision to lease out the Thiruvananthapuram airport to a private company for 50 years, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor responded to Kerala Finance Minister Dr Thomas Issac tweet saying "the point was not revenue" but "expanding the airport's potential".

Kerala Approaches High Court Seeking Stay On Airport Lease To Adani Group

Kerala Approaches High Court Seeking Stay On Airport Lease To Adani Group

Press Trust of India | Friday August 21, 2020, Kochi

The Kerala government on Friday approached the Kerala High Court seeking a stay on further proceedings in leasing out Thiruvananthapuram airport to Adani Enterprises. Unless the stay is granted, "it will be put to irreparable injury and hardship", the state government said in its application challenging the centre's move to privatise the airport.

"Quite Accurate": Shashi Tharoor Backs Union Minister's Tweet On Airport

"Quite Accurate": Shashi Tharoor Backs Union Minister's Tweet On Airport

Edited by Debanish Achom | Thursday August 20, 2020, Thiruvananthapuram

A long Twitter thread posted by Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on why the lease to run Thiruvananthapuram airport for 50 years went to a private operator and not the Kerala government has been endorsed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

Aviation Minister's Tweet On Why Adani Group Got Kerala Airport Lease

Aviation Minister's Tweet On Why Adani Group Got Kerala Airport Lease

Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Debanish Achom | Thursday August 20, 2020, Thiruvananthapuram

The Kerala government didn't qualify in the international bidding process for Thiruvananthapuram airport, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted after the state opposed the centre's move to lease out the airport to Adani Enterprises in public private partnership mode for 50 years.

Kerala Chief Minister Against "Unilateral" Airport Move, Writes To PM

Kerala Chief Minister Against "Unilateral" Airport Move, Writes To PM

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Thursday August 20, 2020, Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala's LDF government has opposed Wednesday's Cabinet decision to lease out the Thiruvananthapuram airport to a private company for 50 years, saying it was against "the assurance given during a personal meeting with PM in New Delhi" and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention.

10-Day Judicial Custody For Key Accused In Kerala Diplomatic Channel Gold Smuggling Case

10-Day Judicial Custody For Key Accused In Kerala Diplomatic Channel Gold Smuggling Case

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Monday August 17, 2020, Thiruvananthapuram

Three key accused - Swapna Suresh, Sarith and Sandeep Nair - in the case of smuggling of 30kg gold from UAE to Kerala via diplomatic channels have been sent to judicial custody till August 26.

2 Students From Different Entrance Exam Centres In Kerala Test Covid +ve

2 Students From Different Entrance Exam Centres In Kerala Test Covid +ve

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Tuesday July 21, 2020, Thiruvananthapuram

Two students who took the Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Entrance Exam (KEAM) on July 16 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The two students had taken the exams in two different centres of Thiruvananthapuram. The exam was held amid appeals by the Opposition to postpone it.

IAS Officer Deposed In Gold Smuggling Case, Allegedly Got Calls From Accused

IAS Officer Deposed In Gold Smuggling Case, Allegedly Got Calls From Accused

Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Tuesday July 14, 2020, Thiruvananthapuram

A senior Kerala IAS officer was questioned for over nine hours by Customs officials on Tuesday in connection with investigations into the smuggling of 30 kg of gold through diplomatic channels in the UAE consulate in Thiruvananthapuram.

"Someone Stuck Head Inside Car, Coughed At Us": Kerala Doctor On COVID-19 Duty

"Someone Stuck Head Inside Car, Coughed At Us": Kerala Doctor On COVID-19 Duty

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Saturday July 11, 2020, Thiruvananthapuram

A 25-year-old doctor on COVID -19 duty drove into a containment zone in Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram on Friday and reached the Community Health Centre, to be assigned her team and begin her day's duty.

In Kerala Gold Smuggling Scandal, Woman Alleges UAE Diplomat's Role

In Kerala Gold Smuggling Scandal, Woman Alleges UAE Diplomat's Role

Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Thursday July 09, 2020, Thiruvananthapuram

Swapna Suresh, designated as a "person of interest" by customs authorities in the Kerala gold smuggling case that has pulled Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's office into a political firestorm, has applied for anticipatory bail. Claiming innocence, she said she did not have anything to do with the smuggling and was facing a "media trial".

Week-Long Triple Lockdown In Force In Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram

Week-Long Triple Lockdown In Force In Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram

Press Trust of India | Monday July 06, 2020, Thiruvananthapuram

Various Central and state government offices were shut, shops and business establishments closed and public transport, including buses,were off the roads in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation limits as triple lockdown measures came into force on Monday in thebackdrop of the rise in COVID-19 cases.

"Triple Lockdown" In Thiruvananthapuram From Today For A Week

"Triple Lockdown" In Thiruvananthapuram From Today For A Week

Press Trust of India | Monday July 06, 2020, Thiruvananthapuram

The Kerala government on Sunday decided to impose triple lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram corporation limits following a spike in coronavirus cases.

Thiruvananthapuram "Sitting On Active Volcano": Kerala Minister On Rise In COVID Cases

Thiruvananthapuram "Sitting On Active Volcano": Kerala Minister On Rise In COVID Cases

Press Trust of India | Sunday July 05, 2020, Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram district is ''sitting on an active volcano'' with rising number of COVID-19 cases and there was no guarantee that there would be no community spread, tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said in Thiruvananthaouram on Sunday.

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