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  • Kerala High Court expresses satisfaction over police probe into nun rape case

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court Thursday expressed satisfaction over the police investigation in the case of alleged rape of a nun by a Roman Catholic bishop. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy and A K Jayasankaran Nambiar was considering three separate petitions alleging that the police investigation in the case against Jalandhar diocese Bishop Franco Mulakkal was “ineffective”.

  • Journalists assaulted at Jalandhar Bishop’s house

    New Delhi : Several mediapersons from Kerala were allegedly assaulted by a group of private security guards at the Bishop House in Jalandhar in Punjab on Monday.

  • Malayalam actress abduction case: Film Star Dileep approaches Kerala HC, seeks CBI probe

    Kochi: The eighth accused in the Malayalam actress abduction case, superstar Dileep, on Wednesday filed a petition in the Kerala High Court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the case. In the petition which is likely to be taken up in the court on Thursday, Dileep pointed out that he was framed by the police in the case, and he has no role in it.

  • Transgender has right to be with like-minded people: HC

     Kochi : The Kerala High Court on Tuesday held that a transgender person had “the right to wandering about or associate with like-minded people” and could not be compelled to be in the parental home.

  • Kerala High Court allows Muslim teenage couple to stay together

    Kochi: In a landmark verdict, the Kerala High Court today declined to separate a 18-year-old boy and 19-year-old girl who were in a live-in relationship, saying it cannot close its eyes to the fact that such relationships have become rampant in society. A division bench of justices V Chitambaresh and K P Jyothindranath pronounced the judgment while dismissing a habeas corpus petition filed by the girl’s father.

  • Watching terror videos, reading jihadist literature do not make one terrorist: HC

     Kochi : The Kerala High Court has observed that merely watching certain videos and speeches will not be a reason to implicate a person as a terrorist. A division bench of justices A M Shaffique and P Somarajan made the observation while considering an appeal filed by one Muhammed Riyas, challenging an NIA court order denying bail to him. In its recent verdict, the court also set aside the National Investigation Agency

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    Will consider moving review plea in Apex Court, says Hadiya’s father

    Kochi : K M Asokan, father of alleged love jihad victim Hadiya, on Thursday said he would consider moving a review petition in the Supreme Court against its judgement setting aside a Kerala High Court order annulling her marriage with a Muslim man.

  • Orange-coloured passport: Kerala High Court issues notice to Centre

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has issued a notice to the central government on a PIL challenging its decision to introduce orange-coloured passports for people requiring emigration check. The Ministry of External Affairs had announced in the first week of January that passport holders with ECR (Emigration Check Required) status, that is those who have not passed 10th grade at school, would soon be issued orange passports.

  • Kerala High Court direction to police not to arrest BJP MP and actor Suresh Gopi

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court today directed police not to arrest BJP MP and actor Suresh Gopi for a further period of 10 days in connection with the probe into a case of alleged forging of documents to get his two luxury cars registered in Puducherry to evade vehicle tax in Kerala.

  • Kerala: Suspended for hugging classmate, Class 12 student to appeal against HC order

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 12th standard student, who was suspended by his school for hugging a girl, is planning to appeal against a high court order upholding the suspension as he hopes to appear for his board exams next year. The incident took place during a cultural programme organised by the St Thomas Central School in Makkolakkal near here on July 21. The girl had performed in an event following which the boy had

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    Kerala Actress Abduction Case: High court accepts charge sheet against Dileep

    Kochi: A Kerala court on Tuesday accepted a charge sheet against 12 accused, including actor Dileep, in connection with the abduction and assault case of a Malayalam actress. The court has also issued summons to the accused. Dileep has been accused of hatching a plot with prime accused Pulsar Suni and his associates to have abducted and assaulted the Malayalam actress in a moving car.