Ramesh Babu is HT’s bureau chief in Kerala, with about three decades of experience in journalism.
Articles by Ramesh Babu
The Kerala government has decided to approach the Supreme Court to seek death penalty for beedi tycoon Mohammad Nisham, who was awarded life-term for killing a security guard with his large sports utility vehicle in Thrissur district in 2015.
It is custom for the Governor to make an address at the start of each year’s assembly session. Since the seventh session was adjourned sine die, the Speaker can convene it again after giving 10-day notice to legislators.
The Kerala high court upheld the trial court verdict, sentencing Mohammad Nisham, 45, to life in prison. The state government will move the Supreme Court to seek death penalty for the state’s beedi tycoon
Locals said the only way to reach outside world was a hanging bamboo bridge across river Bhawani and their repeated pleas for a bridge remained unheard
The development comes after a few pilgrims and policemen were injured in Marakootam about 1km from the Sannidhanam (temple complex) on Saturday. The high court also directed the temple board and Pathnamthitta district collector to suggest ways to control the rush.
The Kerala high court has directed the Sabarimala temple board and the Pathnamthitta district collector to suggest ways to control the rush
The order striking down what is known as the cooling-off period said the provision, contained in Section 10A of the Divorce Act (1869), robbed people of their right to liberty.
The Adani group announced its decision to resume construction activities of the seaport without any delay. It also decided to withdraw contempt and other petitions pending before the high court
Prosecution said later both, a drug peddler and a guide, strangled her to death using her shawl in an isolated place. They also tried to disguise it as a suicide and tied her body to a tree later. But the post-mortem report found that she was drugged heavily, raped repeatedly and strangulated to death
The convicts, P Umesh and Udaya Kumar, got friendly with the tourist and sexually assaulted her when she passed out after smoking cannabis
Kerala CM’s remarks came a day after protesters on Sunday vandalised Vizhinjam police station and forcibly released four people who were arrested last week
The alleged murder took place in 2011 and a missing complaint was filed by the deceased’s family, police shut the case for want of evidence
The Kerala police said a special investigation team has solved the mystery of a 23-year-old woman and her daughter who went missing in 2011. It turned out that they were killed by the man who was in a relationship with the woman
After the Supreme Court quashed the appointment of V-C M S Rajashree on October 22 for flouting the University Grants Commission guidelines the governor had sought names from the state.
Fisheries minister V Abdurahiman indicated the government’s position when he lashed out at Sunday’s violence in which at least 36 policemen and 30 fishermen were injured as protesters laid siege to the Vizhinjam police station for more than three hours.
A day after violent clashes left 36 police personnel and 30 protesters injured in Vizhinjam of south Kerala, the all-party meet called on Monday to address the issue failed to arrive at a consensus, officials privy to the matter said
Samstha Kerala claims that the football fever is resulting in thin attendance in religious schools and Friday prayers
While experts believe that measles is not a life-threatening disease, it can turn into pneumonia, bronchitis and serious chest infections in some children with weak immunity
Kerala Opposition leader V D Satheesan said the Congress has enough space for everyone but it will not tolerate any move to revive factionalism in the state unit
Across Malabar, garment shops have colourful jerseys hanging on the front door, and barber shops now advertise hair styles mimicking football stars. At every tea stall the conversation is dominated by Kante’s injury, Timo Werner’s ankle injury, or the fitness of Romelu Lukaku
Providing details, Kochi police commissioner (CP) C H Nagaraju said the purported incident took place when the survivor arrived at the hotel with a woman friend from Rajasthan.
The high court has directed the varsity to publish a fresh rank list based on the guidelines of the University Grants Commission.
Governor Arif Mohammad Khan said that since the ordinance to replace the governor as chancellor of universities was against him, he will send it to the President for a view
The raging tussle between the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala and governor Arif Mohammad Khan escalated further on Thursday, with latter raising the gold smuggling controversy to target chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, accusing his office of “patronising illegal activities” in the state.
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday lashed out at Khan for trying to impose RSS’s agenda in state universities
The relationship between the Kerala government and governor Arif Mohammad Khan touched a new lowafter the latter wrote to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, stating that finance minister KN Balagopal has “lost his pleasure”.
Updated on Oct 27, 2022 01:05 AM IST
ByRamesh Babu & Utkarsh Anand, Thiruvananthapuram/new Delhi
Vijayan hit back saying Balagopal enjoys his full confidence amid growing friction between the governor and Kerala’s Left Democratic Front government
Kerala governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Tuesday issued notices to VCs of two more universities, asking what legal right they have to hold the office, after the Supreme Court recently quashed the appointment of V-C of APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University for being contrary to UGC norms.
The single bench of the Kerala High Court justice Devan Ramachandran refused to get into the merit of the case and reminded all the court was also bound by the verdict of the Supreme Court which had unseated Technical University V-C MS Rajashree.
The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala announced a series of protests against governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Sunday, accusing him of “trying to implement Sangh Parivar agenda” in state universities