India: No beef ban in Kerala Police academy: Official

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (PTI) The Kerala Police Academy on Monday dismissed reports of a ban on beef on its campus and said the dish along with mutton have been excluded from the menu for new trainees based on dietitian's instructions.

Reacting to reports in a section of media that beef had been banned in the police canteen, academy Director B Sandhya, ADGP, said there was no such prohibition on the popular dish and dubbed the controversy a "media creation".

India: Ker CM congragulates Kejriwal for AAP victory in Delhi

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 (PTI) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday congratulated his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal for AAP's "resounding victory" in assembly elections, saying let it be a harbinger for inclusive politics in the country.

Vijayan said the Delhi poll result could be considered as a "reaction of the people towards the continuing communal polarisation of the BJP-led NDA and its anti-people policies.

India: Union govt "strangulating" Kerala by denying funds

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 7 (PTI) Making a scathing attack on the Central government, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Friday said the BJP-led NDA government was "strangulating" the southern state by denying funds.

Presenting the 2020-21 budget of the Pinarayi Vijayan led-LDF government, he alleged the centre has been "helping" corporates rather that the common man.

India: Three foreign nationals among 2528 under Coronavirus observation in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 5 (PTI) The Kerala government on Wednesday said three foreign nationals were among the 2,528 people under observation in the state for the novel coronavirus infection and no new cases have been reported.

At least 93 people with minor symptoms of the virus have been lodged in isolation wards of various hospitals, state Health Minister K K Shailaja told reporters here.

India: Kerala Assembly junks UDF resolution seeking recall of Governor

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 3 (PTI) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said there was no need to seek the recall of Governor Arif Mohammed Khan just because he had a different opinion on CAA as the state Assembly dropped an opposition UDF resolution pressing the demand.

The assembly accepted the decision of its Business Advisory Committee (BAC) not to discuss the notice for the resolution moved by Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, asking the President to recall the Governor over his stand on the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Third coronavirus case reported from India

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 3 (PTI): In the third novel coronavirus case reported in India, another Keralite student who returned from Wuhan university on Monday tested positive for the infection, Health Minister K K Shailaja said here on Monday.

The student is in an isolation ward at Kanhangad district hospital in Kasaragod district, she informed the state Assembly.

India: Bhim Army chief vows to fight until CAA is repealed

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 (PTI): Lashing out at the BJP- led NDA government at the Centre over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar Azad on Saturday said a democratic country runs according to the will of the people not by the whims and fancies of the BJP and RSS.

Speaking at an anti-CAA rally here, Azad sought withdrawal of the "black law" and said the fight would continue till it is repealed and the central government expresses an apology.

India: Cong leader held for sexually abusing minor girl

Kannur (Kerala), Jan 31 (PTI) A Congress party leader was arrested here on Friday on the charge of sexually abusing a nine-year-old girl for the past few years, police said.

P P Babu, 59, was arrested after district childline authorities informed police about the abuse which was revealed by the girl in a counselling session.

India: Coronavirus: 633 people under observation in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 28 (PTI) A total of 633 people, who returned to Kerala from China in recent days, are under observation for possible exposure to the novel coronavirus, state Health Minister K K Shylaja said on Tuesday.

Of the 633, seven are under observation in isolation wards at different hospitals, according to officials.

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