Cong worker’s murder: Kerala CPM leader awarded death sentence …

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Kerala Nurses to Go on Indefinite Strike, Prepare for Long March

Since the talks between the United Nurses’ Association (UNA) representatives and labour commissioner about the delay in the wage revision of nurses in Kerala have failed, the nurses working in the private hospitals across the state will take to the streets, and will strike indefinitely from April 24.  “Though the government had assured, on July [...]

Fast Track Court In Kerala Sentences Former Local Secretary Of CPI(M) To Death For Murder Of Congress Worker

A fast track court here today sentenced a former local secretary of the CPI(M) to death and awarded life imprisonment to five others for the murder of a Congress worker at Chertala in 2009. The Alapuzha Fast Track Court Judge, Anil Kumar, pronounced the verdict this morning. The court found that R Baiju was the [...]

Kerala: Court awards death sentence to former CPI(M) secretary in Divakaran murder case

  In a major turn of events, a session court in Kerala today awarded the death sentence to a former local CPI(M) leader, R Baiju,  who was found guilty in the case pertaining to the murder of Congress party activists in 2009. Notably, Baiju was the sixth convict whose case was only pending before the [...]

State GST Authorities Can’t Look Into Violations Of Lottery Regulations: Kerala HC Strikes Down Provision In Kerala …

In Teesta Distributors v. State of Kerala, the High Court of Kerala has struck down Rule 56(20A)(iii)(d) of the Kerala State GST Rules, 2017 (“KGST Rules”) as being ultra vires for lack of legislative competence. The petitioner is a distributor of lottery, organised and conducted by the Government of Mizoram. The Deputy Commissioner of State [...]

Kerala State GST Rules on Other State Lotteries Unconstitutional …

The Kerala High Court in the case of M/s. Teesta Distributors Anr. vs. State of Kerala Ors., on Friday invalidated Rule 56(20A) (iii)(d) of Kerala State GST Rules which allowed tax officers to decide whether the lottery was being conducted as per the Lotteries (Regulation) Act,1998 and the rules made thereunder. The other rules namely-Rules [...]

SC okays admission of 10 medical students to Kerala college …

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has given consent to the admission of 10 students to Malabar Medical College (MMC). The apex court passed the order on Friday while rejecting the state government’s demand to expel these students. An SC bench comprising judges A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan also revoked a Kerala High Court order [...]

Hike in berthing charges: High Court rejects Kollam port’s appeal

A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court has held that the revised berthing charges at the Kollam Port cannot be collected unless the revision of charges has been published in the official gazette as mandated by the provisions of the Port Trust Act, 1908. The Bench made the observation while dismissing an appeal filed [...]

SC okays admission of 10 medical students to Kerala college

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has given consent to the admission of 10 students to Malabar Medical College (MMC). The apex court passed the order on Friday while rejecting the state government’s demand to expel these students. An SC bench comprising judges A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan also revoked a Kerala High Court order [...]

No woman judge available, Kerala High Court tells actor

A senior male judge will hear the sensational female actor abduction and sexual assault case in Kochi. The Kerala High Court has refused to consider the plea of the woman actor, reportedly raped inside a moving car, for a woman judge to hear the case. The alleged incident took place in February last year. She [...]

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