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Kerala’s health sector gets Rs.2,150 crore investment


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 11 (IANS) DM Healthcare, a leading conglomerate in the country and the Middle East, Tuesday announced an investment of over Rs.2,150 crore to create 3,100 hospital beds ... Read more...

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Toll in Kerala tanker explosion rises to 14


September 1st, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala) Sep 1 (IANS) The toll in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker explosion here went up to 14 Saturday.Authorities estimate the losses at Rs.5 crore in the explosion ... Read more...

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Two houseboats go up in flames


August 30th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 30 (IANS) One person was killed when two houseboats went up in flames in Kerala's tourist location of Alappuzha. Investigations are on to establish the cause of the ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated in Kerala


August 19th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims across Kerala celebrated Eid-Ul-Fitr Sunday by offering prayers and listening to clerics' sermons at Eidgahs.Eid celebrations were more visible in Muslim-dominated districts of ... Read more...

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Tension within the ranks haunt UDF and LDF too (Kerala Newsletter)


August 17th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Oommen Chandy vs Ramesh Chennithala; V.S. Achuthanandan vs Pinayari Vijayan. The more things change, the more they remain the same in Kerala politics, with an uneasy ... Read more...

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Kerala looking for private investment in mega projects


August 13th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) With several mega infrastructure projects being planned in the state, Kerala is now looking at active private sector participation in them, said P.K. Kunhalikutty, minister for ... Read more...

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CPI(M) leaders accused in murder of former party leader


August 13th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 13 (IANS) Kerala Police probing the gruesome murder of a former CPI(M) leader Monday submitted a list of 76 accused, which includes middle and lower level cadres of ... Read more...

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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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Nehru Boat Race to herald Kerala’s new tourist season


August 4th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala) Aug 4 (IANS) They're 120 to 140 feet long, are manned by 120 oarsmen and have attracted global attention. When they race furiously through the backwaters ... Read more...

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Notice against Kerala minister for alleged phone tapping


July 31st, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) A CPI-M legislator in Kerala Tuesday filed a breach of privilege notice against the state's home minister over the police allegedly tapping phones of the party's ... Read more...

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Chargesheet soon in ex-Marxist leader’s murder


July 14th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, July 14 (IANS) With close to 70 people accused in the murder of former Marxist leader T.P. Chandrasekharan, Kerala Police will start work Monday on the chargesheet expected to ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M facing tough times (Letter from Kerala)


June 30th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) With the Kerala Police closing in on over a dozen top leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in different murder cases, the party in ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M leader nabbed for former colleague’s murder


June 29th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), June 29 (IANS) Senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader P. Mohanan was arrested Friday for his alleged involvement in the murder of former party colleague T.P. ... Read more...

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Action sought against another CPI-M leader


June 26th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, June 26 (IANS) Minister of State for Home M. Ramachandran Tuesday asked the Kerala government to take seriously a CPI-M leader's speech threatening to kill a dissident leader who ... Read more...

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Will act if murder link proved: CPI-M


June 11th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday denied its involvement in the murder of a former party leader in Kerala but vowed to take "strong action" if anyone within ... Read more...

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The killing fields of Kerala


June 1st, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) Kerala, India's most literate state with the best socio-economic indicators, has ironically a history of political killings in which virtually every party is involved.A recent ... Read more...

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Planning Commission to aid ministry for new airports


May 29th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry will work out modalities of developing new airports under public private partnership (PPP) in consultation with the Planning Commission.This was decided ... Read more...

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Will ask poll panel to cancel CPI-M’s registration: UDF


May 28th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Kerala's ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) Monday said it will approach the election commission to demand cancellation of the Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) ... Read more...

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One of CPI-M leader’s killers arrested


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, May 23 (IANS) One of the seven men who killed former CPI-M leader T.P. Chandrasekharan has been arrested in what police sources said Wednesday was a significant breakthrough.Shijith, who ... Read more...

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Murder of ex-party colleague comes to haunt Kerala CPI-M (News Analysis)


May 20th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI M), which raises a lot of hue and cry over the killings of its cadres in West Bengal, is ... Read more...

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Chandy to lead ‘Emerging Kerala’ road show in Mumbai (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Thiruvananthapuram, May 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will Tuesday lead an "Emerging Kerala" road show in India's financial capital Mumbai.Chandy along with Industries and IT Minister P.K. ... Read more...

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E. Ahamed’s relative stabbed


March 15th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) A 42-year-old relative of Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed was stabbed here by unidentified motorcyle-borne mobile phone snatchers, police said Thursday.Ajmal Edappagath, ... Read more...

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Walk out in Kerala assembly over boat tragedies


March 5th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 5 (IANS) The opposition Left Monday walked out of the Kerala assembly following the denial of an adjournment motion to discuss two deep sea boat tragedies in as ... Read more...

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Sukumar Azhikode: A man of the masses (Obituary)


January 24th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), Jan 24 (IANS) Veteran Malayalam writer and orator Sukumar Azhikode has Tuesday breathed his last but his razor-sharp tongue and hard-hitting speeches interlaced with characteristic humour will remain ... Read more...

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Global retail stores seen only in 23 out of 53 eligible cities


November 28th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) With states now to decide whether or not they will permit global multi-brand retailers set up their stores, the going appears smooth in just 23 ... Read more...

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CITU flayed for blocking newspapers


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) Thursday condemned the CITU for obstructing the distribution of Malayala Manorama and Mathurubhumi newspapers in Calicut and Kannur in Kerala.INS ... Read more...

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Mumbai India’s most populous city, Delhi largest urban spread


October 31st, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Mumbai is India's most populated city with over 1.84 crore (18.4 million) people, followed closely by Delhi with 1.63 crore (16.3 million) and Kolkata with 1.41 ... Read more...

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‘Kerala poverty alleviation movement without parallel’


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23 (IANS) Kudumbashree, a Kerala government initiative for poverty reduction that has become one of the largest women's movements in Asia, is a model that has no parallel, ... Read more...

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Congress MP demands reprobe into 1994 Kerala firing


October 16th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kasargode (Kerala), Oct 16 (IANS) Firebrand Congress Lok Sabha member from Kannur, K. Sudhakaran, Sunday demanded that the 1994 Koothuparambu firing incident be re-investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation."Only ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan faces veiled attack from party MP


September 13th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), Sep 13 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MP from Kerala M.B. Rajesh Tuesday hinted that former chief minister and party leader V.S. Achuthanandan was attacking leaders of ... Read more...

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Muslims in Kerala celebrate Eid


August 31st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 31 (IANS) Muslims across Kerala celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Wednesday with prayers and gaiety, the festivities most pronounced in Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargode districts.Muslims account for 24 percent of ... Read more...

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Vijayan denies complaining against Achuthanandan


August 13th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), Aug 13 (IANS) Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist(CPI-M), Saturday denied reports that the state unit had complained to the party against former chief ... Read more...

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Two get life imprisonment for Kerala blasts (Lead)


August 12th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 12 (IANS) A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here Friday sentenced to life imprisonment two of the accused in the 2006 twin bomb blasts in Kozhikode in ... Read more...

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Air India to pay Rs.75 lakh to crash victims


July 20th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 20 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday directed Air India to pay interim compensation of Rs.75 lakh each to the kin of 158 passengers who died in an ... Read more...

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Neighbours can’t be changed, says Antony


May 28th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), May 28 (IANS) For better relations with India, Pakistan will have to dismantle the terror camps on its soil, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Saturday pointing out that ... Read more...

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