Search on for Islamic outfits in Kerala sending youth to Yemen after religious conversion

Ernakulam: The Kochi police have launched a search for a gang, which is involved in sending youth to Yemen after converting them religiously.The police came to know about the operation of the gang after Kutappan, a resident of Binanipuram, filing a complaint that his son Vimal Kumar has been missing for the last two months.


Special team to probe attack on Trichur,Kerala chapels

Kerala police have set up a special investigating team nab those who damaged some chapels in Trichur area recently, police said Some persons, allegedly belonging to 'Hindu Aikya Vedi' (HAV), had damaged the chapels in a fallout of alleged police action on activists who blocked passage of Church the way of the cross procession on April 26.
An all-party meeting was held here on Tuesday, at the initiative of the District Collector, M S Jaya, to explore ways to prevent recurrence of such incidents.


13,687 families depend on manual scavenging in Kerala

Published on 28 March 2014

T Ramavarman

KOCHI: The enumerators for the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 seem to have come up with some curious data.According to them, there are 13,687 families who depend on manual scavenging to eke out a living in Kerala which has won global acclaim for its high levels of social development.
Another perplexing finding is that there are 14,947 freed bonded labour families in the state.