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Kerala to decide on bus fare hike before Oct 10


September 19th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Kerala is looking into the demand for a fare hike by bus operators in the state in the backdrop of the rise in diesel price and ... Read more...

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Cauvery river panel meets on Tamil Nadu’s call


September 19th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After a wait of nine years, the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) met Wednesday at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence here, following a request from Tamil ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Achuthanandan for CBI probe into Bihari youth’s death


September 19th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Marxist leader V.S. Achuthanandan Wednesday asked Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to call for a CBI probe into the alleged murder of a Bihari youth in Kerala.Satnam ... Read more...

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Kochi Startup Village to have 2,000 IT firms


September 18th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday said that in three years, 2,000 IT firms will be incubated at the Startup Village in Kochi, which has already ... Read more...

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Kerala to host agro meet in 2013


September 18th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) After the huge success of Emerging Kerala, an investor conference organised in Kochi, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday announced a global agriculture meet next year to ... Read more...

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Kerala coir products for Japanese market


September 14th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) Japan could be a new market for Kerala's eco-friendly coir products.A six-member delegation of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) discussed with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kerala firms Rs.20,000-crore refinery expansion project


September 14th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14, (IANS) A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Kerala government and Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) here Friday at the Emerging Kerala-2012 investment meet for ... Read more...

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Japan keen to partner in infra and other sectors in Kerala


September 13th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Japan is keen to participate in infrastructure, information technology and healthcare projects in Kerala, top Japanese officials said Thursday."We are keen on partnering in the infrastructure ... Read more...

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PM lays foundation of southern performing arts museum


September 12th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala) Sep 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for a state-of-the-art museum of South Indian performing arts at the prestigious Kerala Kalamandalam here Wednesday."The ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Faced with criticism, Chandy goes slow on ‘Emerging Kerala’ website


September 5th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday decided to go slow on updating the 'Emerging Kerala' website after his attempts at transparency turned ... Read more...

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25-member British team at Kerala investors’ meet


September 5th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 5 (IANS) British High Commissioner to India Sir James Bevan will lead a 25-member delegation from the UK in the two-day 'Emerging Kerala' investors' meet, to be ... Read more...

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Nair, Ezhava communities unite in Kerala


September 4th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 3 (IANS) In a move aimed at increasing their bargaining power vis-a-vis the government, the Nairs and Ezhavas, two of the most influential Hindu groups in Kerala, are ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Festivities peak on Thiru Onam


August 29th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 29 (IANS) Onam festivities have peaked in Kerala, with Thiru Onam celebrated Wednesday.Thiru Onam is the most important day for Keralites in the nearly week-long festival.The most important ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Kerala to foot ailing actor Thilakan’s medical bills


August 26th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 (IANS) Kerala will take care of the medical bills of veteran Malayalam actor Thilakan, 74, who in a critical condition after suffering two heart attacks, Health Minister ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Onam thanksgiving for migrants


August 24th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) At a time when people from the northeast have been fleeing cities like Pune, Bangalore and Chennai fearing reprisal over violence against Muslims in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kerala’s Onam gesture to migrant labour


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) Kerala made a magnanimous gesture Wednesday by deciding to give a free Onam kit to an estimated one million migrants currently working in the state."I made ... Read more...

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Kerala prepares for Left-backed staff strike


August 20th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) The Kerala government has made elaborate arrangements to deal with the day-long strike Tuesday by Left-backed state government employees, said Home Minister T. Radhakrishnan."In a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kerala sister’s book runs into controversy


August 12th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 (IANS) A Malayalam book on the life of a nun that had created a ruckus in the Catholic Church appears to have run into trouble after a ... Read more...

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Kerala state Congress gears up for revamp


August 5th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 (IANS) Kerala's ruling Congress prepared for the much delayed organisational revamp with prominent leaders, including Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and and state party president Ramesh Chennithala, headed ... Read more...

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CPI-M worker killed during Kerala shutdown (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) A CPI-M worker was killed during a scuffle with suspected Muslim League workers Thursday as Kerala observed a shutdown on a call of the Marxist party ... Read more...

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UN launches child rights’ guidelines for business sector


August 1st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, Unicef Wednesday launched a set of guidelines on child rights for the business sector, which include elimination of child ... Read more...

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Poor show by India on child well-being, says report


July 19th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With 1.25 million infant deaths annually and 42 percent of the kids being underweight, India has slipped in the area of child well-being in the ... Read more...

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Don’t give Microsoft back-door entry, warns Achuthanandan


July 4th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) Kerala's Leader of Opposition and veteran CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan has warned Chief Minister Oommen Chandy against IT giant Microsoft getting a back-door entry into the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pranab to campaign in Kerala Wednesday


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee will arrive here Wednesday as part of his poll campaign and meet Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and other leaders.Mukherjee ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

School-on-wheels launched in Delhi


June 27th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A non-governmental organisation (NGO) Wednesday launched a mobile learning centre for slum children in Delhi. The school-on-wheels was flagged off by east Delhi Mayor Annapoorna ... Read more...

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Selvaraj, now of Congress, writes himself into a record


June 18th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) R. Selvaraj, the Congress legislator who was elected in the Neyattinkara by-election, Monday wrote himself into the record books of the Kerala assembly by becoming the ... Read more...

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Mammootty in promo for Mohanlal’s new film?


May 30th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 30 (IANS) They were on-screen rivals for long, but now off-screen it appears they have buried the hatchet as a promo of Mohanlal's newest film "Spirits" will feature ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kerala shuts down to protest petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) A statewide shutdown was called by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here Thursday to protest the huge hike in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Britain interested in Kerala infrastructure projects


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) In a major boost for the 'Emerging Kerala' Global Connect campaign, Britain Tuesday showed keen interest in infrastructure projects and promised to provide their details to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kerala tobacco sales order: Chandy threatens stern action


May 16th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said his government would take serious action against officials for issuing a wrong government order, allowing sale of tobacco products ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama donates money to fight child malnutrition


May 15th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Tibetan religious leader the Dalai Lama has contributed around one million pounds (approx $1.6 million), part of the Templeton Award prize money, to an NGO ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pitroda has drawn up projects to change face of Kerala: Chief Minister


May 15th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) Noted innovator, tech evangelist and policymaker Sam Pitroda has drawn up some 10 major projects for Kerala's resurgence that promise to change the face of ... Read more...

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Kerala land row: Opposition leaders meet governor


May 10th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 10 (IANS) Kerala's opposition leaders Thursday met Governor H.R. Bhardwaj demanding action against Calicut University Vice-Chancellor M. Abdul Salam for allegedly trying to transfer a piece of ... Read more...

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‘India fourth worst in maternal care’


May 8th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India is the fourth worst place to be in for mothers among 80 less developed countries, the annual State of the World's Mothers report said ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Age row could have been avoided: Gen Singh (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Tuesday said he wished the controversy over his age could have been avoided.Asked what he feels over the issue, sad ... Read more...

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