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Former CPI-M leader killed in Kerala


May 5th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, May 5 (IANS) A former firebrand leader of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) was hacked to death in Kerala, triggering a war words between the ruling coalition and ... Read more...

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‘Half of all child deaths in India due to pre-term births’


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Nearly half of all child deaths in India are caused by pre-term births, the highest amongst its neighbours, a report by 'Save the Children' revealed ... Read more...

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Denied bank loan, Kerala nursing student ends life


April 30th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam, April 30 (IANS) A Kerala nursing student, who poisoned herself after failing to secure an education loan, died at a medical college here Monday.Shruthi Srikanth was a bright student, ... Read more...

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Kerala to hire senior lawyer for Marines case


April 25th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said that a senior lawyer would be appointed to appear for the state in the Supreme Court when the case ... Read more...

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4 Left legislators willing to cross over: Kerala UDF leader


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 23 (IANS) Kerala government chief whip and veteran United Democratic Front (UDF) legislator P.C.George Monday alleged that four legislators from the CPI-M-led opposition are ready to cross over ... Read more...

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Kerala UDF constituencts call truce


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, April 22 (IANS) A ceasefire of sorts has been declared between the two bickering constituents of the ruling United Democratic front (UDF) in Kerala - the Indian Union Muslim ... Read more...

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Kerala lashes out at Rawal remarks on firing from ship


April 21st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday lashed out at Additional Solicitor General Harin Rawal for his mark that the state government had no jurisdiction to ... Read more...

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Kerala should guard against religious fundamentalism: Ramesh


April 20th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Describing Kerala as the "fountainhead" of social harmony, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday warned against the danger of the state becoming threatened by religious ... Read more...

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Kerala minister’s father ‘unsure’ of compromise talks


April 19th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) The standoff between state Forest and Sports Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar and his father, veteran politician and Kerala Congress (B) chairman R. Balakrishna Pillai, continued to ... Read more...

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Woes for Chandy as IUML given fifth ministership


April 13th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has come under fire from Hindu social groups besides his own Congress party ever since he gave a fifth ministership to ... Read more...

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Kerala prisons to go green


April 11th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) In what is being billed as a pioneering initiative, all 52 jails in Kerala will now go green with the state government undertaking a Rs.25.50 crore ... Read more...

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Caste considerations at play as Chandy mulls cabinet expansion (Kerala Newsletter)


April 7th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy appears to be caught in a caste conundrum over the expansion of his cabinet.Politics in Kerala has always been dominated by ... Read more...

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Now, Italian priests visit home of slain Kerala fisherman


April 5th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam (Kerala), April 5 (IANS) After the visit of three Italian ministers to try and get two Italian marines released from prison, Kerala witnessed a round of Church diplomacy when ... Read more...

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13 Passport Seva Kendras launched in Kerala


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 2 (IANS) Minister of External Affairs S.M.Krishna Monday launched 13 Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) in Kerala and said he will ensure that a few more are sanctioned when ... Read more...

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Kerala to be tough on banks not providing ‘edu loans’


March 28th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 28 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said the state government will act tough on commercial banks that do not provide educational loans to students."It ... Read more...

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Long wait for justice for abducted sailors’ families


March 25th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 25 (IANS) The families of seven Indian sailors, on board 'MV Asphalt Venture' that was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2010, are wondering why the Indian government ... Read more...

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Record polling in Kerala by-election (Lead)


March 17th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) A record 85.6 percent of the electorate voted Saturday in the Piravom assembly constituency in Kerala, officials said.The by-election follows the death of T.M. Jacob, the ... Read more...

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Budget hike for social sector garners mixed response


March 17th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Representatives from civil society and non-governmental organisations Saturday welcomed the 45 percent hike in investment on women and child development adding that funding gaps ... Read more...

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High voter turnout in Piravom by-poll in Kerala


March 17th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) Long queues were reported from almost all the polling booths since early morning Saturday at the crucial by-election to the Piravom assembly constituency in Kerala.According ... Read more...

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Kerala government welcomes budget


March 16th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday described the budget for 2012-13 as one which would benefit a cross-section of society.Speaking to reporters here, Chandy said that ... Read more...

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Stage set for Kerala assembly by-election


March 16th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Piravom (Kerala), March 16 (IANS) All arrangements are in place for the smooth conduct of Saturday's crucial by-election to the Piravom assembly constituency in Kerala.The by-election is important as in ... Read more...

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Oommen Chandy meets Italian minister, expresses concern


March 12th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday expressed serious concern to visiting Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Staffan de Mistura about news reports of Indians coming under attack ... Read more...

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Kerala nurses stranded in Saudi Arabia


March 11th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 11 (IANS) Three nurses from Kerala have been left stranded in Saudi Arabia for more than two years - with no source of income and no documents to ... Read more...

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Will take up Mangalore crash compensation with centre: Chandy


March 6th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday informed the state assembly that he would take steps to speed up the disbursal of compensation to families of the ... Read more...

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Fishermen’s killing: India-Italy differences unresolved; court toughens stance (Night Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kochi, Feb 28 (IANS) India and Italy Tuesday sought to "clear the air" over the killing of two Indian fishermen by two Italian marines, but failed to resolve their ... Read more...

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Senior journalist George Joseph is dead (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) George Joseph, political editor of IANS, died early Monday following a cardiac arrest. He was 57.Joseph was rushed to Fortis Hospital in Noida early Sunday ... Read more...

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Shooting row: Italian foreign minister in India Tuesday


February 26th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kochi, Feb 26 (IANS) With his deputy unable to break the impasse with India over the killing of two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast, Italy's Foreign Minister Giulio ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh launches women empowerment scheme in Kerala


February 24th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kuzhoor (Kerala), Feb 24 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday launched the "Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana" (MKSP) from Kerala's Thrissur district, and said the state's demand for fixing working ... Read more...

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Italians’ police custody extended, Rome sticks to version (Roundup)


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi/New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A Kerala court Thursday extended by oen week the police custody of two Italian Marines arrested for the killing of two Indian fishermen even as ... Read more...

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Kerala special prosecutor in Palmoil case resigns


February 16th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 16 (IANS) The special prosecutor in the Palmoil import corruption case in Kerala stepped down Thursday, saying he was not happy with the vigilance department's report in the ... Read more...

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Two killed by Italian ship personnel, envoy summoned (Lead)


February 16th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 16 (IANS) India Thursday summoned the Italian envoy and voiced concern over the shooting of killing of two fishermen by security officials of an Italian cargo vessel ... Read more...

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Two shot dead by Italian ship personnel, Kerala announces relief


February 16th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 16 (IANS) The Kerala cabinet Thursday decided to give Rs.5 lakh compensation each to the next of kin of the two fishermen shot dead by security officials of ... Read more...

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24 percent Indian kids go hungry daily: Survey


February 15th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Nearly 30 percent of Indian families have been forced to cut back on food due to rising prices, while around a quarter of kids go ... Read more...

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Kerala mulls tax concession on ayurveda medicines


February 13th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday said the government is considering tax concession on ayurveda medicines and other steps to promote the traditional system of medicine."We ... Read more...

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Terminated Kochi Tuskers seek Kerala chief minister’s help


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 2 (IANS) The owners of Kochi Tuskers, the terminated Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, have sought help from Kerala chief Minister Oommen Chandy to revive the state's Twenty20 ... Read more...

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