Former Kerala minister Thomas Chandy’s lawyer asks SC to change …

A case involving former Kerala Minister Thomas Chandy in an alleged illegal land deal took a curious turn in the Supreme Court on Friday, with his lawyer writing a letter to the court requesting a shift in the Bench. The reason cited by senior advocate Vivek Tankha, who represented Mr. Chandy in the Kerala High [...]

Minorities urged to make use of government benefits

The Muslim community members in the State should equip themselves to secure their due rights including employment instead of choosing to blame the entire system, Kerala State Minority Commission chairman P.K. Haneefa has said. Speaking at a seminar aimed at creating awareness among various Muslim organisations on the Kerala State Minorities Act 2014 here on [...]

HC asks Jacob Thomas to appear in person

The Kerala High Court has asked Jacob Thomas, former Vigilance Director and the present Director of Institute of Management in Government, to appear in person on December 18 before the court to explain the report given to the Lok Ayukta regarding the settlement registers of the controversial land at Pattoor. In a report filed before [...]

Ameerul Islam pleads innocence, flays police

Having found him guilty of brutally raping and murdering the Dalit woman, the Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court is likely to pronounce the quantum of punishment for Ameerul Islam, a migrant worker from Assam, on Wednesday. Initially, Ameerul could not understand the verdict read out in English. Got verdict translated The judge then asked if anyone [...]

SC notice to Kerala on contempt plea by Endosulfan victims

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a contempt of court petition filed by Endosulfan victims of Kerala for not complying with a January 2017 order of the court to disburse the entire compensation to all those who had been affected by the toxic pesticide within three months. A Bench led by Chief Justice [...]

HC stays proceedings in TP murder case

The High Court of Kerala has stayed the proceedings in a conspiracy case registered by the Edachery police in the T.P. Chandrasekharan murder case. The court issued the directive on a petition filed by K.K. Krishnan, a CPI (M) leader, against whom the police had registered a case related to the murder. Dropped cases twice [...]

Perumbavoor rape and murder ‘similar to Nirbhaya case’

The Ernakulam principal sessions court on Thursday said the facts and circumstances of the Perumbavoor rape and murder case had a grave impact on social order and that the gravity of the offence on society was unparalleled. Awarding the capital punishment to Muhammed Ameerul Islam in the case, principal sessions judge N. Anilkumar observed that [...]

VS writes to CM on endosulfan package

Administrative Reforms Commission chairman and former Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan has written to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, asking him to intervene immediately to implement the rehabilitation package for endosulfan victims, as directed by the Supreme Court. Mr. Achuthanandan wrote to the Chief Minister in view of the contempt of court notice issued by the Supreme [...]

Unrecognised schools to move High Court against closure notice

A group of private school managements in the State are planning to approach the High Court against a reported government move to close around 4,000 unrecognised schools . Nisar Olavanna, Confederation of Management Schools Association chairman, told mediapersons here on Wednesday that District Educational Officers and Assistant Educational Officers had issued orders two months ago [...]

Ameerul Islam convicted for rape and murder of Perumbavoor Dalit law student

The Enakulam Principal Sessions Court on Tuesday found Ameeerul Islam guilty in the murder of a Dalit law student in Perumbavoor. The court will pronounce the quantum of sentence on Wedneday. The court held Ameerul guilty of all charges, including rape and murder, except for destruction of evidence and violations under the SC/ST Prevention of [...]

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