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Achuthanandan all set to defy party, go to Kudankulam


September 10th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 10 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister and CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan Monday seemed set to defy his party's decision not to oppose the Kudankulam nuclear power plant project ... Read more...

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New pension scheme for Kerala government employees


August 9th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) Kerala has replaced the statutory pension scheme with the contributory pension scheme for its new employees joining from next fiscal, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Thursday, ... Read more...

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Pranab secures 124 votes in Kerala


July 19th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance candidate in the presidential poll Pranab Mukherjee secured 124 out of the 139 votes polled Thursday in the Kerala Assembly.The strength of ... Read more...

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ICC hails Australia’s decision to play Afghanistan


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, July 2 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) president Alan Isaac has welcomed Australia's decision to play its first-ever game against Afghanistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month."This ... Read more...

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Pawar steps down as ICC president, Issac takes over


June 28th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 28 (IANS) India's Sharad Pawar stepped down as the president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and was replaced by New Zealander Alan Issac.Isaac, the former chairman ... Read more...

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Retirement age of Kerala government employees raised


March 19th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 19 (IANS) Finally, after successive governments in the state refused to raise the retirement age of state government employees, Finance Minister K.M. Mani Monday increased it from 55 ... Read more...

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Barca beat Valencia to enter Copa del Rey final


February 9th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 9 (IANS) FC Barcelona booked their third Copa del Rey football final appearance in four years with a 2-0 win at home to Valencia Wednesday night.The win ... Read more...

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Welcome CPI-M’s discussions on re-looking ideology: Chandy


November 18th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday welcomed discussions within Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) re-looking its ideology."I whole-heartedly welcome their discussions on the revamp of their ... Read more...

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Kerala High Court, assembly unhappy over petrol price hike


November 4th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 4 (IANS) The latest petrol price hike found mention Friday in the Kerala High Court as well as the Kerala assembly, with both expressing their displeasure over the ... Read more...

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Left protests petrol price hike in Kerala


November 4th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 4 (IANS) Student and youth organisations backed by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday staged protests across Kerala to protest the hike in petrol prices by Rs.1.82 ... Read more...

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2006 Chandy deal: Heated debate, walkout in Kerala assembly


October 25th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) The Kerala assembly witnessed over two hours of heated debate followed by an opposition walkout Tuesday over a 2006 decision by Oommen Chandy to set up ... Read more...

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We are being maligned: Dhanalaxmi Bank official


October 22nd, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 22 (IANS) The Dhanalaxmi Bank has dismissed as having "no merit" ongoing campaigns allegedly aimed at maligning the institution and raising doubts about the financial health of the ... Read more...

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Israeli play gets an Indian avatar


September 23rd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Israel top's contemporary playwright, Motti Lerner, has a slice of India in his heart. One of his Hebrew plays has been given an Indian avatar ... Read more...

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Positives outnumber negatives in 100 days: Chandy regime


September 12th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 12 (IANS) Rice at Rs.1 per kg to BPL families, three lakh ration cards issued, 24/7 access... Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy's office says the Congress-led government has ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan flayed for ’smuggler’ slur against ex-royal


August 22nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) Social groups and political leaders Monday criticised Kerala opposition leader V.S. Achuthanandan for alleging that the head of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore smuggled jewels ... Read more...

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Kerala finance minister to present his 9th budget


July 7th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 7 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani, who has been a legislator for the past 45 years, will create a record of sorts Friday when he presents his ... Read more...

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Kerala assembly begins with opposition walkout


June 27th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 27 (IANS) The first session of the newly-elected Kerala assembly began on a stormy note Monday, with the opposition Left walking out after the speaker disallowed their demand ... Read more...

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ICC annual meet may be stormy over UDRS, World Cup format


June 24th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 24 (IANS) The International Cricket Council's (ICC) five-day annual conference starting Sunday in Hong Kong is expected to be a stormy affair as controversial issues like compulsory use ... Read more...

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High court orders CBI probe into Kerala lottery scam (Lead)


May 24th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 24 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday gave its nod for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into an alleged multi-crore-rupee lottery scam in the state.There are ... Read more...

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Don’t change our pro-people policies, CPI-M warns Chandy


May 19th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) A day after the Oommen Chandy-led government took over, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders attacked it Thursday on various issues and warned that "the pro-people ... Read more...

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Oommen Chandy sworn in as Kerala chief minister (Lead)


May 18th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Congress leader Oommen Chandy, 67, was sworn in as Kerala's 21st chief minister by Governor R.S. Gavai at Raj Bhavan here Wednesday.This will be Chandy's second ... Read more...

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11 Kerala ministers win, three lose


May 13th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) Even though the ruling Left Democratic Front under Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan lost to the Congress-led opposition in the assembly elections, 11 ministers of the Kerala ... Read more...

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Kerala surveys cheer Congress, Left hoping against hope


May 11th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) Congress leaders in Kerala have not stopped smiling ever since six out of seven post poll surveys predicted that the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) ... Read more...

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20,000 Kerala employees retired Thursday


March 31st, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) At least 20,000 Kerala government employees retired Thursday, the last day of the financial year.At least half of them are teachers, with 1,000 policemen and 260 ... Read more...

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Court allows sale of subsidised rice in poll-bound Kerala


March 21st, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Monday allowed the state government to give rice to all ration card holders at Rs.two a kg and set aside curbs imposed ... Read more...

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‘Rice politics’ becomes major poll issue in Kerala


March 11th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 11 (IANS) The Kerala government's announcement of a scheme to sell rice at Rs.2 a kg to all ration card holders, which was later blocked by the election ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan’s anti-graft attack only for publicity: Congress


February 21st, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress party's Kerala unit president Ramesh Chennithala Monday said Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan's tirades against corruption were nothing but cheap publicity stunt.In November last year, Achuthanandan wrote a ... Read more...

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Kerala to support Islamic banking venture


February 4th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 4 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac Friday expressed happiness over a court verdict giving the green signal to Al Barakah Company to start an institution on Islamic banking principles.The ... Read more...

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Sabarimala tragedy: 60 doctors conduct autopsies, kin identify dead


January 15th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Kumily (Kerala) Jan 15 (IANS) As the death toll in the stampede near the Sabarimala temple mounted to 104 Saturday, doctors at a government hospital in this Kerala town busied themselves in ... Read more...

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Autistic kids ‘have more trouble fueling energy demands of their cells’


December 1st, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): A new study has discovered that children suffering from autism face more trouble fueling the energy demands of their cells due to dysfunctional mitochondria.The new findings from UC ... Read more...

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Singhvi withdraws from Kerala lottery case


September 30th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 30 (IANS) Congress spokesman and lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi Thursday withdrew from a case in the Kerala High Court in which he was defending a lottery distributor accused of ... Read more...

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Kerala comedian Jagathy not to endorse lottery


August 28th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 28 (IANS) Malayalam comedian Jagathy Sreekumar Saturday vowed not to endorse lottery tickets, a day after Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan urged celebrities to look into the merit of products ... Read more...

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ICC confirms nomination of Isaac as ICC vice-president


August 9th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 9 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chairman Allan Issac will take over as the new International Cricket Council (ICC) vice-president after the executive board unanimously endorsed his nomination for the ... Read more...

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I’m not third rate choice for the top ICC post: Isaac


August 8th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug.8 (ANI): New Zealand Cricket Chairman Alan Isaac has dismissed reports of him being a 'third rate' choice for the International Cricket Council's (ICC) vice-president's post after former Australia Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Kenyan team to witness Haryana poll counting


October 20th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) A six-member Kenyan delegation will observe the counting of votes Thursday for Haryana assembly's 90 seats. The Kenyan delegation will be led by the interim Independent Electoral Commission of ... Read more...

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