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Kerala Court Acquits Bishop Franco Mulakkal In Nun Rape Case

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Mulakkal, 57, was accused of raping the nun multiple times during his visit to a convent in this district when he was the Bishop of the Jalandhar diocese of the Roman Catholic church.

First Woman To Enter Sabarimala, Dalit Activist Bindu Ammini Continues To Brave Social Backlash

Jan 09, 2022 Ashutosh Sharma

Following the intervention of the Supreme Court, the Dalit woman activist had defied a temple tradition in Kerala that banned the entry of women into the menstrual age group. But life has not been easy since.


Kerala Records 29 Fresh Omicron Cases

The Omicron variant was confirmed in 10 people in Thiruvananthapuram, seven in Alappuzha and six each in Thrissur and Malappuram, the release said.

Music Composer Kaithapram Viswanathan Namboothiri Dies At 58

Dec 30, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

He composed music for 23 Malayalam films, including 'Thilakkam' and 'Ekandham,' starring Dileep. In 2001, he got the Kerala state cinema award for his background compositions for 'Kannaki'


Kerala Police Arrests Civil Police Officer Who Leaked RSS Workers' Data To SDPI

Civil Police Officer Anas of the Kerala Police has been suspended after the police said he used to leak the information about RSS workers from the police data base to SDPI workers.

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27 December, 2021

India Logs Highest Single Day Rise Of Omicron Cases, Tally Climbs To 578

Outlook Web Desk

India saw the highest single day rise of Omicron infections with 156 fresh cases, taking the total tally of such cases to 578, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.


27 December, 2021

Minnal Murali: We Finally Get A Superhero Character That Makes Sense

Yashika Mathur

Malayalam film 'Minnal Murali', starring actor Tovino Thomas in the titular role, is perhaps the first Indian superhero film that does justice to the genre without looking like a blind attempt to copy Hollywood.


22 December, 2021

President Ram Nath Kovind Witnesses India's Maritime Prowess In Naval Operation Demo

Outlook Web Desk

President Kovind, who is on a four-day visit to the southern state, visited the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier Vikrant and interacted with the Navy officers who provided him with a first hand brief on the progress of the sea trials.


21 December, 2021

President Kovind Called National Education Policy 2020, A "Well- Planned Roadmap" To Nurture Young Talent

Outlook Web Desk

The President pointed out that the Union Government has recommended names of three cities from the entire country for being listed in UNESCO’s Global Network of Learning and two of them are from Kerala.


21 December, 2021

Covid-19 India: 75 Percent Vaccination Completed In Kerala, Says State's Health Minister Veena George

PTI

Covid-19 India: 75 percent people have received second vaccination dose in Kerala, according to the state’s Health Minister Veena George.


21 December, 2021

Kerala HC dismisses plea to remove PM's photo from vaccination certificate

Outlook Web Desk

The court also said that the "frivolous contentions" by the petitioner objecting to the PM's photo and his "morale boosting message" on the vaccination certificate, was "not expected from a citizen of the country".


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18 December, 2021

Naqvi Hits Out At 'Talibani mentality' Opposing Women Empowerment

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Union Minorities Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday hit out at the "Talibani mentality" which created road blocks in women's liberty, dignity and empowerment, saying people with that mindset had opposed making the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence.


13 December, 2021

Ashamed Of PM? Kerala HC Asks Petitioner Who Sought Removal Of PM’s Photo From Vaccine Certificate

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PM's photo on vaccine certificate: When the petitioner's counsel told the court that in other countries there was no such practice, the judge orally remarked, 'They may not be proud of their PMs, we are proud of our PM.'


13 December, 2021

Learn to respect your mother and sister, Vijayan tells Muslim League

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Hitting out at the Muslim League for the alleged "uncivilised" slogans and remarks raised in its rally, the Chief Minister said inculcating culture should begin in the family.


13 December, 2021

Kerala Govt Does Not Wish To Take Over Guv's Position As Chancellor Of Varsities: CM

Outlook Web Desk

The CM, while speaking at a press conference held at Kannur, said he was clarifying the government position in view of the things said by the Governor in public.


09 December, 2021

Straight Outta Kochi: How John K Sunny aKa Wayword Overcame His Inhibitions Of Rapping In His Mother Tongue

John Sunny

Cochin based rapper John K Sunny, better known as Wayword, writes about his fascination with the world of hip-hop, which led him to writing his first ever hip-hop song in 2016.


08 December, 2021

Kerala HC Commutes Life Sentence Of Person Who Killed Uncle Whom He Saw Assaulting His Mother

PTI

Kerala High Court observed, '...by sheer misfortune, a son fell prey to his ungovernable passion upon witnessing an assault on his mother,' while commuting the life sentence of a person who killed his uncle after seeing that he assaulted his mother.


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08 December, 2021

Step Up, India! How Southside Bboys Revolutionised The Concept Of Breakdancing

Samarth Goyal

Popular Kerala-based dance crew Southside Bboys’ member Maneesh B aKa Bboy Mazaru, talks to Outlook about the challenges faced by them, in their 10-year-long journey of breakdancing in India.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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