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Kollam grocer wins Rs 5 crore Onam bumper


The Onam bumper prize of Kerala Lottery this time went to R. Vijayan Pillai, a grocery shop man in Punalur.

Mother clobbers tipsy son to death

A mother fed up with her drunkard son, who used to beat up his bedridden father, clobbered him with a piece of wood, injuring him fatally, on Wednesday.

According to Kundara police, Muhammed Shaf

Father hangs himself after killing two children


A man hanged himself after killing his children at Punnamukku near Kundara on Saturday.

Geevarghese Panicker aka Babu, 53, Jerry, 14, and Jennifer,13, were found dead inside their house. “It is suspe

Scared of punishment from teachers, 7 girls try committing suicide

Seven girl students attempted suicide here on Saturday afternoon by consuming the poisonous Cerbera (Othalanga) fruit, police said. The incident occurred at the pre-metric hostel in Chakkuvalli near S

Court rejects marines’ plea for charge sheet in Italian


A local court on Tuesday rejected the plea of the two Italian marines to provide them with the Italian translation of the charge sheet and other documents in connection with the case of shooting to death two Indian fishermen from cargo ship Enrica Lexie.

‘Aadu’ Antony went to Chennai after murder, confirms SIT

The Special Investigation Team probing the murder of senior civil police officer Maniyan Pillai, has confirmed that ‘Aadu’ Antony had gone to Chennai after stabbing the cop on the night of June 26.

Italian marines trying to delay trial, says state


The state has alleged that the Italian marines were intentionally trying to delay trial proceedings in the Italian firing case in which two fishermen were shot dead by Italian Marines who were on boar

Lankan refugees held on way to Oz

A bid by 151 people, including 148 Sri Lankans, to illegally migrate to Australia via the Kollam coast was foiled by the police on Sunday midnight.

Court rejects Italian marines' bail plea in shooting case

A court on Saturday rejected the bail application of two Italian marines accused in the fishermen killing case, holding that granting it might affect progress of the case. Rejecting the plea of Latore

Charge sheet filed against Italian marines in shootout case

Three months after they allegedly shot dead two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast, police on Friday filed a charge sheet against two Italian marines in a court here charging them with murder under IPC

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