Four accused of killing Kerala transgender activist acquitted

Kollam: Six years after the brutal killing of one of Kerala’s first transgender activists — 39-year-old Anil Sadanandan also know as ‘Maria’ — a local district and sessions court in Kollam earlier this month acquitted all four youths of murder charges. Additional district and sessions judge Asheeda F held that the four accused, Hyder Farooq [...]

Kerala police register FIR against Vellappally, son Thushar in micro …

Police on Friday registered an FIR against Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP) General Secretary Vellappally Natesan, his son Thushar Vellappally and five others, in connection with the micro finance scam. The FIR has been registered as per the direction of the First Class Magistrate court Chengannur.  Chengannur DySP R Binu told TNM that the FIR [...]

Supreme Court judges: Further deliberation needed for elevating …

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court collegium has favoured “further deliberation” and “broad-based consideration” of names of chief justices of various high courts before sending its decision reiterating the elevation of Uttarakhand Chief Justice KM Joseph as a judge of the top court. The resolution of the May 16 collegium meeting, uploaded on the apex court [...]

Kerala police register FIR against Vellappally, son Thushar in micro-finance scam

Police on Friday registered an FIR against Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP) General Secretary Vellappally Natesan, his son Thushar Vellappally and five others, in connection with the micro finance scam. The FIR has been registered as per the direction of the First Class Magistrate court Chengannur.  Chengannur DySP R Binu told TNM that the FIR [...]

2001 Kerala ‘honour killing’ case: CBI Court awards life …

KOCHI: The CBI Court in Kochi on Friday awarded life imprisonment to two persons who were found guilty in honour killing of a Youth Congress leader for marrying a Muslim woman in Kasargod. The court also imposed fine of Rs 1 lakh each on the accused persons. The case is related to the murder of [...]

SC clears Cauvery Water Management Scheme 2018

The Supreme Court on Friday put its stamp of approval on the Cauvery Water Management Scheme 2018 prepared by the Union government. The apex court nod came after it found the scheme in consonance with its February 16 judgement on the distribution of the river’s water among Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. “The draft scheme [...]

Further deliberation needed for elevating judges to SC: Collegium

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court collegium has favoured “further deliberation” and “broad-based consideration” of names of chief justices of various high courts before sending its decision reiterating the elevation of Uttarakhand Chief Justice KM Joseph as a judge of the top court. The resolution of the May 16 collegium meeting, uploaded on the apex court [...]

Supreme Court approves Centre’s draft Cauvery Management Scheme

The SC, in its verdict delivered on February 16, had asked the Centre to frame the Cauvery management scheme, which also included creating the Cauvery Management Board within six weeks for the release of water from Karnataka to Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. Supreme Court reserves order on finalization of Cauvery management scheme Karnataka voting [...]

Police, MVD unfazed by High Court verdict

A day after the High Court ruled against the invocation of the Police Act against motorists for using mobile phone while driving, the police and the Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) remain unfazed by the potential impact of the verdict on the enforcement regime. A Division Bench had on Wednesday observed that since there was no [...]

2001 Kerala ‘honour killing’ case: CBI Court awards life imprisonment to two found guilty

KOCHI: The CBI Court in Kochi on Friday awarded life imprisonment to two persons who were found guilty in honour killing of a Youth Congress leader for marrying a Muslim woman in Kasargod. The court also imposed fine of Rs 1 lakh each on the accused persons. The case is related to the murder of [...]

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