Standoff between lawyers, journalists will be resolved: acting Chief Justice

Kochi: Kerala Acting Chief Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar, who will assume office on Monday, said that the dispute between lawyers and journalists will be resolved amicably. Talking to media, he said that he did not think there was a severe dispute between the two and that he expected the problems to be resolved amicably. If needed, [...]

No slowing down in search operations for missing IAF plane

Chennai: There is no stepping down of search operations for the missing AN-32 plane belonging to Indian Air Force with 29 people on board on July 22 despite no signs of debris or oil slick on the sea surface, said a senior Indian Coast Guard official on Sunday. “Whether it is Coast Guard or Indian Navy [...]

Petrol price cut by Rs 1.42/litre, diesel by Rs 2.01 a litre

New Delhi: Petrol price was on Sunday cut by Rs 1.42 a litre and diesel by Rs 2.01 per litre, the third reduction in rates this month on global cues. Petrol will cost Rs 61.09 a litre in Delhi from midnight tonight as compared to Rs 62.51 a litre currently, said Indian Oil Corp, the [...]

Nothing wrong in admitting CPM members: CPI

Kochi: The rift between CPM and CPI over the latter admitting a faction of CPM workers, who were expleed from the party in Ernakulam district, is deepening. Responding to the CPM Ernakulam district committee’s allegation the other day that CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran is attempting to weaken the Left unity, the CPI Ernakulam district committee executive [...]

Decision after Charalkunnu camp, says K M Mani

Kottayam: A decision on party affairs will be taken at the Kerala Congress (M)’s state camp in Charalkunnu, said party leader K M Mani here on Sunday. He was responding to a question whether KC(M) would leave the UDF. On Sunday, Mani had met the party MLAs at the residence of Jose K Mani in [...]

Kerala media vs lawyers: Journalists free to report from court, judges to decide on chamber entry, says HC

After continuous efforts from advocates in Kerala High Court to block journalists from reporting from courts, the Kerala High Court has clarified that there can be no ban on the media reporting on open court proceedings. The court also said that the decision regarding access to judges’ chambers to collect judgments will be decided by individual [...]

School choice fans try to dump union-backed state supreme court justice

No Ads By Jason Russell • 7/31/16 8:00 AM The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash., reports that public charter school proponents in Washington State are gathering funds to defeat state Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, one of six judges who ruled in September 2015 that the state’s charter school law is unconstitutional. Stand for [...]

Clinton Appears to Break With Obama’s Message For Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

 Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton in an interview on Sunday appeared to break with the Obama administration on the issue of the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. In her first television interview since winning the Democratic nomination, Clinton discussed the current Supreme Court vacancy with host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday.  The [...]

2 Keralites among 5 killed in Oman accident

Muscat: Five people including two Keralites were killed in a road accident at Al Khoud in the wee hours of Sunday. The deceased have been identified as Sainal Abideen, native of Pattambi and Shanavas Attumpurath, native of Cherpu.  The bodies have ben kept at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital mortuary. Article source: Kerala News

Kerala police ID cards on caste, religious basis creates row

Thiruvananthapuram: A new controversy has erupted over the creation of Identity cards on the basis of religion and caste at the police headquarters. Religion and Caste columns have been included in the proforma distributed to police officials and other employees for creating identity cards. The 7th question in the proforma which has 21 questions altogether, asks about caste and [...]

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