HC upholds amendment to Kerala Coop Societies Act

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Friday upheld the Kerala Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Act 2017, which includes limiting of voting rights in the district cooperative banks to primary agricultural credit societies and urban co-operative banks. Consequent to the amendments in the Act, the board of management of the district cooperative banks was removed and administrators were appointed.  [...]

Supreme Court notice to Kerala over national highway toddy shops

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the response of the Kerala government to the plea of the Kerala Toddy Shop Licensee Association seeking exemption from the order-banning the sale of liquor along national and state highways. A three-judge Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Kanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud ,while issuing a [...]

Maoist leader produced in Madurai court

Maoist leader Roopesh, arrested two years ago in Coimbatore and presently lodged in a Kerala prison, was produced before a Madurai court on Friday in a case pending against him here. Police said that when Roopesh was arrested in May 2015, a few SIM cards seized from him were found to be bought using fake [...]

HC rejects anticipatory bail pleas of 12 students

The Kerala High Court on Thursday dismissed the anticipatory bail petitions of 12 students of Government Brennen College, Thalassery, in a case registered against them under the Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act. The students are editorial board members of the college magazine. The prosecution case is that they published in their college magazine [...]


HC rejects plea against govt A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Thursday dismissed a writ petition seeking a directive to take action against the State Disaster Management Authority for its failure to convey the information about the formation of Cyclone Ockhi and to put in place a contingency plan to meet the [...]

Ten get life term for murder

A court at Manjeri sentenced 10 people to life imprisonment in a twin murder case that took place at a mosque near Kottakkal in 2008. The Additional Sessions Court II on Tuesday awarded the life term to the 10 for stabbing to death Pulikkal Aboobacker, 55, and Pulikkal Abdu, 45, two sons of Pulikkal Mohammed [...]

No loss of collective role, govt tells HC

Even as a Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a writ petition against the continuance of Pinarayi Vijayan as Chief Minister, the State government submitted before the court that there had been no loss of collective responsibility by the Council of Ministers. The government made the submission when [...]

Actor case: Court accepts chargesheet

The Judicial First Class Magistrate Court in Angamaly on Tuesday completed scrutiny of the supplementary chargesheet in the actor abduction and assault case and accepted the same in its file. Having submitted for its consideration on November 22, the report had been under the verification of the court and it was accepted in file after [...]

Cyclone Okhi: Plea Alleging Negligence by Kerala Government Dismissed by HC

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Hadiya has been denied the right to choose her faith

Akhila Ashokan, a woman from Kerala, while studying homeopathy, felt drawn to Islamic teachings after she shared an apartment with two Muslim students. She heard and discussed Islamic teachings with them, and in time she resolved to convert to Islam, changing her name to Hadiya. She created a stir when she returned to college wearing [...]

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