Ramesh Babu is HT’s bureau chief in Kerala, with about three decades of experience in journalism.
Articles by Ramesh Babu
Workers of Student Federation of India (SFI), student wing of ruling CPI(M), vandalised an office of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleging the local MP’s inaction on the recent 1-km buffer zone notification by the Supreme Court around forest areas.
Abhaya, 19, was found dead in a well at the Pious X Convent in Kerala’s Kottayam in March 1992 and was initially presumed to have died by suicide
Police on Sunday arrested a local agent named Ajumon who had put out advertisements and recruited some of these women as babysitters and part-time domestic workers
The NRI woman’s presence in the Kerala government’s annual NRI meet, Loka Kerala Sabha, on Saturday stirred a row in the state
Swapna Suresh’s June 6 statement before a magistrate has fuelled attacks on Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The Congress and the BJP say he should resign
HT could not verify the authenticity of the audio clip, which reportedly contained some observations against Kerala CM Vijayan and Communist Party of India (Marxist) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.
Swapna’s counsel R Krishnaraj later said a fresh plea will be filed in the high court on Friday to quash the new FIR.
There are specific reasons for the financial issues being faced by the state and most of these are mainly centred on the present practice of the Centre-state relations
Thrikkakara election result: The result is a personal setback for chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan who often said it will be a vote for development and a referendum on the performance of his government.
Thiruvananthapuram: The ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) suffered a humiliating defeat in the Thrikkakara assembly by-election in Kerala on Friday after Congress candidate Uma Thomas defeated her CPI(M) rival Joe Joseph with a record margin of 25,000 votes
With 10 out of 14 district collectors being women and the state high court having seven women judges — the number being highest ever in the state — Kerala has scripted history across the country
The order came while a division bench was hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by a 23-year-old woman on Monday, seeking the court’s help in finding her same-sex partner.
For ruling CPI(M), which is facing heat on the proposed high-speed Silverline , it is vote for development and recognition but opposition Congress and BJP are making massive displacement of people and brute force on affected people an issue.
Disposing a plea filed by advocate Ramaraja Varma two weeks ago, seeking to ban PFI and Bajrang Dal rallies in the district, Justice Kunhikrishnan said: “The police officers will do the needful in accordance with law…With above observation, the writ petition is closed.”
While executing the job, a forest official should be present and carcass should be sent to post-mortem immediately and buried under his supervision.
On August 2, 2019, 60-year-old Shaba Shareef went missing from outside his popular traditional medicine clinic in Mysuru. For the following 14 months, he was imprisoned in Kerala’s Nilambur at the home of a man called Shaibin Ashraf.
The husband, Kiran Kumar, was arrested on June 22, 2021, a day after Vismaya, a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) student, was found dead at their residence.
According to the Kerala police, Babu had been hiding in the United Arab Emirates for almost a month but left a couple of days ago to move to where India does not have an extradition pact. Police suspect that he may have fled to Georgia.
After his passport was revoked, the police pressed for his extradition and anticipating trouble Vijay Babu slipped out of the UAE a couple of days ago.
The AAP is ruling two states and Kerala will be next on the list as people are fed up with two major political formations (CPI-M led LDF and Congress-led UDF) of the state, Kejriwal said
Before the by-poll announcement the AAP held a survey in Thrikkakara and its leaders were overwhelmed by the response especially from youngsters. A majority of people said there was no point in contesting a by-election which will not make any impact on the political landscape of the state.
An audio clip in a pendrive recovered from one of the accused has brought to light a purported conversation on how acts of murders could be converted into “simple cases of suicide” and how one must “remove those who come on their way, come what may”, police said.
Five people have been arrested and hunt is on for four others in connection with the murder of Shaba Shareef, who was allegedly abducted and tortured for refusing to share his healing techniques with the accused, Mallapuram SP S Sujith Das said
ByRamesh Babu, Thiruvanthapuram
Around 60 persons took treatment at several hospitals after consuming the shawarma on April 30 from a cool bar in Cheruvathur in Kasaragod district. Later, tests confirmed bacterial infection triggered the severe food poisoning.
Last week, minister of state for minority affairs John Birla, and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sampark Pramukh, Ramlal, met many Christian leaders in Kerala, including Arch Bishop Cardinal Baselios Cleemis. The BJP also reportedly assured church leaders that the Union government will do everything possible to realise Pope Francis’ visit to the country.
The event is a fund-raiser to enhance training opportunities and infrastructure to shape talented athletes.
In an interview with HT, the Rajya Sabha MP spoke extensively about fundamentalism, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s bid to bridge ties with the strong Christian community in Kerala, and the controversial Silverline rail project
A three-member panel headed by retired high court judge Justice Hema was appointed in 2017 in the wake of abduction and rape of a leading south Indian actor in Kochi. Two years later, it submitted a report to the government.
Speaking at the Ananthapurai Hindu Mahasammelan on Friday, PC George had made alleged inflammatory remarks on Muslim restaurant owners.
After its emphatic win in Punjab two months ago, there are reports that the Aam Aadmi Party is on an expansion spree and party insiders are of the opinion that Gujarat and Kerala top the party’s list.