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Arrested Kerala IS suspect sent to judicial custody

Kochi:  Alleged Islamic State operative Riyas Aboobacker, who was taken into custody by the NIA two days back from Kerala’s Palakkad and formally arrested on Monday, was sent to judicial custody till May 29 by the special court here on Tuesday. Aboobacker alias Abu Dujana was arrested on charges for conspiring to commit a terrorist […]

Veteran Kerala politician K.M. Mani dead

Kochi: Veteran Kerala politician K.M. Mani, who never lost any Assembly election since 1967, died on Tuesday evening at a private hospital here, doctors said. The 86-year-old was undergoing treatment for a lung ailment since his admission to the hospital last week. Mani’s party is the biggest ally of the Congress in the United Democratic […]

Now Shashi Tharoor’s aunt, uncle join BJP

Kochi:  A day after Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan joined the BJP, Thiruvananthapuram Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor’s aunt and her husband took membership of the BJP here on Friday. Sobhana Sasikumar, Tharoor’s mother’s sister, as well as her husband Sasikumar and 13 others were welcomed into the party by state BJP president P.S. Sreedharan […]

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Backstabbing is in the DNA of Malayalees: K.J.Alphons

Kochi :  The lone Keralite in the Narendra Modi Cabinet, bureaucrat-turned-politician K.J. Alphons, on Sunday expressed his ire at the way Malayalees behave and attributed it to a DNA issue where backstabbing is common. “Malayalees have a characteristic of seeing things in a poor light, whenever another Malayalee achieves something. Malayalees have a DNA problem […]

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Kerala High Court denies bail to rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Kochi : The Kerala High Court on Wednesday denied bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested on charges of raping a nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016. Justice V. Raja Vijayaraghavan observed that there exists evidences against the bishop, who is currently in judicial custody. Mulakkal was arrested on September 21 after three days […]