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Kerala officials to get extra bonus for hooch seizure


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) The Kerala government in its efforts to see that no spurious liquor reaches toddy shops in the state has decided to reward officials with 10 percent ... Read more...

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Skill academy to boost Kerala’s MSME sector


September 14th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Kerala government has decided to set up an international skill academy to boost the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). This was announced ... Read more...

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Kerala plans cargo movement through coastal shipping


September 14th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Kerala government plans to decongest the state roads, diverting at least 20 percent of the cargo traffic through coastal shipping by 2015 and 40 percent ... Read more...

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Kerala firms Rs.20,000-crore refinery expansion project


September 14th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14, (IANS) A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Kerala government and Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) here Friday at the Emerging Kerala-2012 investment meet for ... Read more...

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Chandy seeks waiver for quick launch of Air Kerala


September 13th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) The first meeting of the newly-constituted board of directors of Air Kerala will be held here Friday, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy while discussing the ... Read more...

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Blue chip British companies at Kerala investor’s meet


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 11 (IANS) Renowned companies like Rolls Royce, BMT and Balfour Beatty will be part of the British delegation that will make presentations at the three-day Emerging Kerala ... Read more...

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Chandy writes to Jayalalithaa on smuggling of tobacco products


September 5th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has sought help from his counterpart in Tamil Nadu, J. Jayalalithaa to see that smuggling of tobacco products from either state ... Read more...

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SC reserves verdict on Italian marines’ plea


September 4th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved its verdict on the pleas by the Italian government and its two marines seeking the quashing of charges against them ... Read more...

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Slain Kerala leader’s wife seeks CBI probe


September 4th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Sep 4 (IANS) Four months after the murder of a former CPI-M leader, his wife Tuesday asked the Kerala government to order a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe ... Read more...

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Bihari youth’s death: Kerala doctors threaten strike


August 27th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 (IANS) The Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) Monday threatened to go on strike after Chief Minister Oommen Chandy refused to revoke action against five doctors for ... Read more...

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Kerala in Catch-22 situation over bar timings


August 27th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 (IANS) The Kerala government and the state's excise department are in a Catch-22 situation after the Kerala High Court asked the government Monday to file its views ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Onam thanksgiving for migrants


August 24th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) At a time when people from the northeast have been fleeing cities like Pune, Bangalore and Chennai fearing reprisal over violence against Muslims in ... Read more...

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CAG Vinod Rai’s service records and dossier missing


August 21st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) The service records of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai "are not traceable", the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has revealed in response ... Read more...

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Kerala prepares for Left-backed staff strike


August 20th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) The Kerala government has made elaborate arrangements to deal with the day-long strike Tuesday by Left-backed state government employees, said Home Minister T. Radhakrishnan."In a ... Read more...

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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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Left-backed Kerala government staff to strike work Aug 21


August 17th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) The Left-backed state government employees have called for a day-long strike Aug 21 after Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy refused to go back on his ... Read more...

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Nurses refuse to come down from Kerala hospital terrace


August 16th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 16 (IANS) The three nurses, who threatened to make a suicidal jump from the terrace of a Kerala hospital Wednesday if their demand of permanent employment is not ... 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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Kerala offers international training for athletes


August 11th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 11 (IANS) The Kerala government Saturday offered to bear the expenses for providing international training to the state's three star athletes, after their promising performances in the ... Read more...

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Bihar youth’s death: Friends to seek justice


August 9th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 9 (IANS) After family, now friends of 34-year-old Satnam Singh Mann, who died in mysterious circumstances in Kerala, wish to seek justice for him.Mann, from Bihar's Gaya district, ... Read more...

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CBI asked to probe Bihar youth’s death in Kerala


August 7th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 7 (IANS) The family of 34-year-old Satnam Singh Mann, who died in mysterious circumstances in Kerala, want a CBI probe into his death.Mann, from Bihar's Gaya district, was ... Read more...

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Crime Branch probe ordered into death of Bihari youth


August 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 6 (IANS) The Kerala government Monday ordered a Crime Branch probe into the unnatural death of 34-year-old Satnam Singh Mann, who was brought dead to the Medical College ... Read more...

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Liquor prices to go up by 6 per cent in Kerala from Aug 1


July 30th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (IANS) The Kerala government has decided to raise the prices of all Indian made foreign liquor (IMFL), except beer, by six percent from Aug 1, said an ... Read more...

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Kerala approves medical college (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The Kerala government has given its approval to set up of a Rs.300 crore hospital and medical college in which the diaspora will be allowed to ... Read more...

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Kerala okays medical college


July 29th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The Kerala government has okayed the setting up of a Rs.300 crore hospital and medical college in which the diaspora will be allowed to invest.The Kerala ... Read more...

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Kerala to have green houses, bio-parks


July 25th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) The Kerala government Wednesday gave its nod to the setting up of green houses and hi-tech bio-parks for coconut and rice in the state.Addressing reporters here ... Read more...

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Apex court asks Kerala to allow Mullaperiyar dam upkeep (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme court Monday directed the Kerala government to permit Tamil Nadu to undertake maintenance and cleaning work at the Mullaperiyar dam.The five-judge bench of ... Read more...

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Chandy to take up AI Express HQ shifting with ministry


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday rapped Air India for ignoring the "genuine needs" of the state and said he would take this up with the ... Read more...

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Apex court asks Kerala to allow Mullaperiyar dam upkeep


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme court Monday directed the Kerala government to permit Tamil Nadu to undertake maintenance and cleaning work at the Mullaperiyar dam.The five-judge bench headed ... Read more...

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M.A. Yusuf Ali resigns from Air India board


July 21st, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) M.A. Yusuf Ali, an industrialist from the Middle East, has resigned from the Air India board.Speaking to reporters Saturday, Ali said that in the past two ... Read more...

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Kerala woos prospective investors from Karnataka


July 20th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 20 (IANS) The Kerala government is wooing captains of industry in Karnataka to make the coastal state a preferred investment destination."We are willing to go the extra mile ... Read more...

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Over 2,000 poor beneficiaries of Kerala’s ‘health’ lottery


July 20th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) A total of 2,042 poor patients, suffering from serious ailments, have received funds for their treatment from the revenues earned by the Kerala government-run lottery "Karunya", ... Read more...

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Banana crisis hits Kerala (Letter from Kerala)


July 14th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 14 (IANS) Bananas are known as the poor man's fruit, and poor or not every Keralite's daily fare includes banana as an inseparable part. But in the last ... Read more...

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SC notice to Kerala on Achuthanandan’s plea (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to the Kerala government on a plea of former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan for a special investigation team's report ... Read more...

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SC notice to Kerala on Achuthanandan’s plea


July 5th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to the Kerala government on a plea of former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan for a special investigation team's report ... Read more...

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