Vigilance Court orders quick verification against Thomas Chandy

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A court today directed the State Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau to verify whether Kerala Transport Minister Thomas Chandy had violated rules to construct a road through paddy fields to a lake resort owned by him in Alappuzha district. Acting on a plea filed by a lawyer, Kottayam Special Vigilance Court judge V Dileep directed the… Read more »

SC refers ban on women’s entry at Sabarimala to consti bench

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The Supreme Court today referred to its constitution bench the matter pertaining to a ban on the entry of women at Kerala’s historic Sabarimala temple. A three-judge bench headed by Chief justice Dipak Misra framed several questions to be dealt with by the constitution bench, including whether the temple can restrict women’s entry. The apex… Read more »

Kerala not allowing maintenance of Mullaperiyar Dam: TN to SC

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The Supreme Court today sought response from Kerala on a plea of Tamil Nadu alleging that the neighbouring state is not allowing it to maintain the historic Mullaperiyar Dam. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul issued notice to Kerala and fixed the plea of… Read more »

Petition against Ker Finance minister dismissed

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Youth gets life term for killing girlfriend's parents

Kerala High Court today dismissed a petition against continuance of T M Thomas Isaac as Finance Minister following the alleged leak of some budget documents in media before it was presented in the assembly. State BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan had filed a quo warranto (a writ or legal action requiring a person to show by… Read more »

Kerala HC declines to stay vigilance case against ex-Ker Min

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In a setback to Kerala Congress (M) leader and former state finance minister K M Mani ahead of Assembly polls, the Kerala High Court today refused to stay the proceedings against him in the bar bribery case pending in the Vigilance Court in Thiruvananthapuram. Justice P D Rajan rejected the prayer of 82-year-old Mani seeking… Read more »

Kerala HC summons Kerala Minister in contempt matter

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The Kerala High Court today ordered the personal appearance of state Culture Minister K C Joseph on February 16 to answer criminal contempt charges filed against him for alleged derogatory remarks made against a judge of the court. A division bench, comprising of Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan and Justice Sunil Thomas, passed the order on… Read more »

CBI files review petition in SNC Lavalin case

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With just days left for the time for appeal to end, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday filed a review petition in the SNC Lavalin case in which CPI-M state secretary Pinnarayi Vijayan was discharged by a CBI court. On Nov 5 last year, CBI special court judge R. Reghu termed the investigation agency’s… Read more »

Special court in Kerala for women, children

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“In Kerala a special court will be set up to ensure speedy trial of sexual exploitation cases” According to the Chief Minister Oomen Chandy. After the Cabinet meeting Chandy said, “We have decided to sanction 18 new posts to set up a new additional and district court at Kochi. It will deal with only cases pertaining to… Read more »

Kerala HC refuses to stay ban on pan masala

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Kerala High Court on Thursday refused to stay the state government’s ban on manufacture, storage and sale of gutka, pan masala and their variants containing tobacco and nicotine. Declining to stay the May 22 last government order invoking the provisions of Food Safety and Standards Regulation Act, 2011 to ban the products, Justice T R… Read more »