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Kerala nurses end strike (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 16 (IANS) The striking nurses, including those who threatened to make a suicidal jump from the terrace of a Kerala hospital, called off their protests after their demands ... Read more...

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Controversy over dress circular to Kerala teachers


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 2 (IANS) Kerala's education department Monday sent a circular to woman teachers to turn up at a function in a saree and green blouse, inviting allegations that the ... Read more...

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90 percent of Kerala homes have telephone


March 30th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 30 (IANS) Almost 90 percent of households in Kerala have telephone connections (land line or mobile) in 2011, a staggering rise over the 19.1 percent in 2001, according ... Read more...

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CPI-M Kerala unit to meet to map its future


February 6th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 6 (IANS) The Kerala committee of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) meets here for four days from Tuesday, with its two top state leaders still at loggerheads.Former ... Read more...

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Parents seek better deal for Kerala nurses (Lead)


January 4th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 4 (IANS) Kerala's nurses, the face of Indian medicare, deserve better work conditions and higher wages, an association grouping their parents said Wednesday.The Indian Nurses Parents Association (INPA) ... Read more...

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Parents of Kerala nurses seek better wages for children


January 4th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 4 (IANS) Parents of Kerala nurses have demanded better wages and work conditions for their trained children, a representative of parents' association said Wednesday.The Indian Nurses Parents Association ... Read more...

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Kerala accords state funeral to two AMRI nurses


December 12th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam, Dec 12 (IANS) Two nurses, who died while saving the lives of patients during a devastating fire at a Kolkata hospital last week, were accorded state funerals in ... Read more...

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Battle lines drawn for Kerala by-election


November 21st, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) The rival political fronts in Kerala have announced their candidates for Ernakulam district's Piravam assembly constituency by-election which would be the first acid test for the ... Read more...

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Nun’s killing: Maoists, villagers blamed; seven held


November 20th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Maoists and villagers together killed nun-cum-activist Valsha John Nov 15 in Jharkhand's Pakur district and seven people have been arrested for the murder, police said ... Read more...

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Nun’s murder: Seven detained, police officer suspended


November 18th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 18 (IANS) Seven people have been detained and a police officer has been suspended in the brutal murder of nun-cum-activist Valsha John in Jharkhand's Pakur district, police said ... Read more...

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Kerala assembly pays homage to T.M. Jacob


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 2 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, the Kerala assembly paid tributes for the third day Tuesday to T.M. Jacob, the state civil supplies minister who died Sunday.Jacob, 61, ... Read more...

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Kochi Metro project to go ahead: Chandy


June 6th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) The much-awaited but long-delayed Rs.3,048 crore (Rs.30.48 billion) Kochi Metro Rail (KMR) project, which is expected to solve the vexed traffic problems in Kerala's commercial capital, ... Read more...

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Five Kerala schools get infotech upgrade


December 29th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 29 (IANS) Five government schools in Kerala have been designated as "smart schools" and will receive Rs.1.25 crore each to install multimedia projectors, wireless internet and other infrastructure, an official ... Read more...

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Kerala poll panel asks for report on bishop council letter


July 29th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) Kerala's state election commissioner has asked for a report on a letter by the Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) asking people not to vote for independent candidates who ... Read more...

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Radical group’s march banned in Kerala town


July 16th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 16 (IANS) A march by radical Muslim group the Popular Front of India (PFI) Aug 15 has been banned by the authorities in Aluva town of Kerala's Ernakulam district. The ban ... Read more...

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BCCI technical committee to inspect Kochi’s home venue


June 20th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 20 (IANS) A three member technical committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and owners of Indian Premier League's Kochi franchise will inspect the facilities at ... Read more...

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Kerala hosts mango, banana festival


May 1st, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by ANI
By John SamuelKochi, May 1 (ANI): Over 150 varieties of mangoes and bananas have been put on display during a mango show and banana festival being held here.Organised by the Ernakulam ... Read more...

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Family suspects foul play in actor Sreenath’s death


April 25th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) A day after the funeral of popular Malayalam film and TV actor Sreenath, his family Sunday said they suspect foul play in his death and will approach ... Read more...

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It is women’s power that rules Kochi (Lead)


February 1st, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 1 (IANS) It is women's power that rules this port city of Kerala. With B. Sandhya Monday taking over as the new inspector general of police of the central range, ... Read more...

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It’s an all women affair in Kochi


February 1st, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 1 (IANS) With B. Sandhya taking over as the new Inspector General of Police, central range, Monday, women hold all the key posts in this commercial capital of Kerala. The other ... Read more...

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Bangalore police arrests three more people in 2008 blast incident


December 17th, 2009 - 10:54 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Dec 17 (ANI): The Bangalore city Crime Branch police have arrested three more persons in connection with the 2008 serial bomb blast, which left city horrified.Police arrested the three identified as ... Read more...

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Honorary degrees for Mohanlal, Resul Pookutty and Sastrikal


September 22nd, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 22 (IANS) The Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit Tuesday decided to confer D.Litt to superstar Mohanlal, Oscar award winner Resul Pookutty and veteran Sanskrit scholar M.H. Sastrikal. Speaking to IANS, state ... Read more...

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High alert in Kerala after Kochi blast


July 10th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 10 (IANS) A high alert was sounded across Kerala and security beefed up after an explosion at the Kochi collectorate building Friday evening was identified as a pipe bomb blast. The ... Read more...

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Two with suspected swine flu admitted to Kerala hospital


May 4th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi (Kerala) May 4 (IANS) A 25-year-old woman and an 11-year-old boy who arrived at the international airport here from Europe were admitted to hospital with symptoms of swine flu Monday, an ... Read more...

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Christian body launches anti-liquor campaign in Kerala


March 10th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 10 (IANS) A Kerala Christian body has pulled up the Left government for proposing to sell low-priced liquor in the state and warned of an agitation against this move. The Kerala ... Read more...

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Tharoor showed disrespect to national anthem, alleges rights group


January 12th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Former UN under-secretary general Shashi Tharoor showed disrespect to India's national anthem by interrupting when it was being sung at an event in Kerala last month, a ... Read more...

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Lights hurt eyes of two Kerala lawmakers


June 9th, 2008 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), June 9 (IANS) Use of high-voltage lights at a public function in Kerala caused eye injuries to about 30 people, including state assembly Speaker K. Radhakrishnan and Lok Sabha member ... Read more...

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‘14 more rural tourism sites to be ready’


May 29th, 2008 - 5:56 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Over a dozen rural tourism sites are going to be added to the 'Incredible India' campaign to woo travellers seeking a slice of the real India. While ... Read more...

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Kerala High Court unseats CPI-M legislator


May 6th, 2008 - 5:12 pm ICT by admin
Kochi, May 6 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday unseated Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislator M.J. Jacob who had defeated veteran United Democratic Front (UDF) leader T.M. Jacob in the April ... Read more...

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Memorial held for seven people crushed by truck


March 28th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by admin
Muvattupuzha (Kerala) March 28 (IANS) A public memorial service was held Friday for the six Congress workers and a school student who were crushed under a truck that rammed into them in ... Read more...

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Kerala opposition walks out over Cyber City deal


February 26th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) The entire opposition Tuesday walked out of the Kerala assembly after the speaker disallowed an adjournment motion over the alleged land scam in Kochi's Cyber City project. Seeking ... Read more...

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