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Kerala’s tourism institute to get UNWTO affiliation


September 21st, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) The state-owned Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS) is all set to get affiliation from the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), the agency of the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Will move apex court again on Cauvery water: Jayalalithaa


September 19th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will again approach the Supreme Court to get its due share of Cauvery river water from Karnataka as the award of the Cauvery ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rubber grown with tea? It’s being tried in West Bengal


September 19th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 19 (IANS) The Rubber Board has begun trial cultivation of rubber with tea in West Bengal to change the perception that rubber is harmful to environment and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Politics |

Achuthanandan to defy party, government;go to Kudankulam


September 17th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) Veteran Communist and Kerala's leader of opposition V.S. Achuthanandan is firm on going to Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam Tuesday, defying both his CPI-M's directive and a request ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Concerned over police action on farmers seeking fertilizers: TDP


September 6th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 6 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Thursday voiced concern over the incidents of police baton charge on farmers demanding fertilizers and has asked the state ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mamata slams doctors for fuelling dengue scare


September 4th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Amid a scare over dengue outbreak, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday lashed out against a section of doctors for allegedly mentioning dengue in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Special UDF meet to clear doubts about investor meet


September 4th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 4 (IANS) The ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front in Kerala has called a special meeting Thursday to clear all doubts and allegations levelled by the opposition about ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Miss Kerala 2012: Three selected, 19 more to go


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 3 (IANS) The hunt for final contestants of beauty pageant Miss Kerala 2012 has begun with three beauties getting selected and 19 more in queue to walk the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Shops shut in violence-hit east Delhi area; situation under control (Second Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The roads were mostly deserted, wary shopkeepers kept the shop shutters down and at least two schools in the area remained shut Monday, a day ... Read more...

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No mixed doubles without Jwala, says Diju


September 1st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Badminton doubles specialist Valiyaveetil Diju expressed surprise over reports that his mixed event partner Jwala Gutta is taking a sabbatical from the game, and said ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Karnataka, Kerala in Buchi final


August 31st, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) Karnataka snatched a five-wicket win over Mumbai to enter the final of the Buchi Babu Trophy All-India cricket tournament here Friday.Karnataka will meet Kerala, who beat ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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 |

Feasting, fervour mark Onam in Delhi


August 29th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Spruced up homes, colourful floral designs and delicacies on the platter - the Malayali community in the national capital celebrated Onam with feasting and fervour ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

LPG tanker explosion kills two (Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), Aug 28 (IANS) Two people were killed when a tanker carrying Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) exploded after hitting a road divider and turning turtle here late Monday night.A ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

President greets nation on Onam


August 28th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Onam, Kerala's harvest festival."On the joyous occasion of Onam, I offer my warm ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Michelle wins national women chess


August 26th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Tenth seed Michelle Catherina of Tamil Nadu ensured a thrilling end to the Amity 39th National Women Challengers Chess Championship by defeating third seed Nimmy ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Actor Thilakan’s condition critical


August 25th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Thilakan, 74, is in a critical condition after suffering two heart attacks, doctors treating him here said Saturday. The actor from Kerala has been ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

70 cms tall actor aims at second Guinness entry


August 24th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) What if he is just 70 cms tall? Southern film actor Ajayan, who made it to the Guinness World Records in 2008, now aims at another ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mani to speak on his book in Britain


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani Thursday said he had been invited to deliver a lecture in Britain on his book "Theory of the Toiling Mass".Mani told ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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...

Posted in Politics |

‘Women of India, South Africa should partner each other’


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Women of India and South Africa should enter into partnerships in economic development programmes, South Africa's High Commissioner Harris Majeke said here Wednesday.Speaking at ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Festivals, protests and strikes - it’s ‘holiday season’ in Kerala


August 20th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) With festivals, strikes and protests lined up for the next two weeks in Kerala, the 'holiday season' has begun in the state.Beginning Saturday, a three-day ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Posts for SCs, STs lie vacant in central universities


August 20th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Even as the government is pushing for affirmative action for the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and the Scheduled Tribes (STs) in the field of education, most ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pookalam contest in Delhi to mark Onam


August 19th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The aroma of fresh flowers and incense filled the air at the Chinmaya Mission here as Delhiites gathered to mark the beginning of Onam.There was ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Kerala CPI-M sacks three local party workers


August 17th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 17 (IANS) An angry CPI-M Friday booted out three local party workers in Kozhikode district because they had taken part in mobilising funds for the family of their ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kurien Congress choice for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman


August 16th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Congress leader P.J. Kurien has emerged as the party's choice for the post of Rajya Sabha deputy chairman, party sources said here Thursday.Party leaders, including ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Three striking nurses threaten suicide in Kerala


August 15th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 15 (IANS) As the country celebrated Independence Day, three nurses on strike Wednesday threatened to commit suicide by jumping off their hospital's terrace.The three nurses readied to make ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

All set for world’s third biggest Muslim prayer congregation


August 14th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Malappuram (Kerala), Aug 14 (IANS) All arrangements are in place for what is billed as the country's biggest prayer congregation in the month of Ramadan to be held Wednesday at ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Indian kidnapped in Philippines set free


August 10th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) An Indian from Kerala, who was kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf militant group in the Philippines last year and was believed to have been killed, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Etios Motor Racing series car gets the nod


August 7th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) The Etios Motor Racing (EMR) car received the thumbs-up from not just the 25 short-listed drivers, but also the acknowledged experts as Toyota paraded the vehicle ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

State-run job portal in Kerala


August 5th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 (IANS) With more than four million educated unemployed in the state, Kerala is launching what is perhaps the country's first government-run job portal.The portal will feature jobs ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indo-Arab chamber sets up south India chapter


August 4th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indo-Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industries has set up its south India chapter here to accelerate trade, investments and joint ventures between industries located in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kerala CPI-M leader held for murder, party calls shutdown (Lead)


August 1st, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (IANS) Kerala CPI-M leader P. Jayarajan was Wednesday arrested and jailed in connection with the murder of Indian Union Muslim League worker Abdul Shukoor in February. His ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kerala CPI-M leader arrested in murder case


August 1st, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (IANS) Veteran Kerala Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader P. Jayarajan was Wednesday arrested and jailed in connection with the murder of Indian Union Muslim League worker ... Read more...

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