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Kochi Metro gets ok, protests over land (Third Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kochi, July 4 (IANS) The Metro rail for Kochi in Kerala has got the cabinet's approval, it was announced Wednesday, even as protests erupted in the city against land ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves Kochi Metro (Second Lead)


July 4th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The cabinet has approved a Metro rail for Kochi city in Kerala, Home Minister P. Chidamabaram said Wednesday, adding that the network will cover 25 ... Read more...

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Kochi Metro rail gets cabinet nod (Lead)


July 4th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The cabinet Wednesday cleared the Rs.5,181.79 crore, 25.612 km Kochi Metro rail project to improve the public transport system in the southern city.The network ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears Kochi Metro rail


July 4th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The cabinet Wednesday cleared a Rs.5,181.79 crore, 25.612 km Metro rail project to improve the public transport system in the southern city.The network will ... Read more...

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Congress MP ready to be quizzed by police, CPI-M leaders not keen


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) Congress MP K.Sudhakaran Sunday asserted he would make himself available before the special police team probing a case of attempted murder against him but CPI-M legislator ... Read more...

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CPI-M demands case, probe against Congress MP


June 30th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 30 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan Saturday asked the Kerala government to register a case and begin an enquiry against Congress Lok Sabha ... 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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CII to set up Centre for Excellence in Kerala


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 22 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in association with the Kerala government, will set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the state, its southern ... Read more...

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Kerala liquor suppliers threaten supply shutdown


June 21st, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (IANS) Distillers and brewers in Kerala Thursday threatened to suspend liquor supplies from next month if the state government fails to increase the purchase price of liquor.The ... Read more...

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PM asked to tell Kerala to halt irrigation scheme


June 21st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to tell the Kerala government not to proceed with its Attapadi Irrigation Scheme.The ... Read more...

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Cochin to host next annual Indian diaspora meet


June 19th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The 11th edition of the annual diaspora conclave -- Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013 - will be held in Cochin, Kerala's commercial capital, Minister of Overseas ... Read more...

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Australia wants to partner Kerala in agro-based services


June 18th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Australia Monday welcomed the Kerala government's 'Emerging Kerala' 2012 Global Connect initiative and expressed its desire to partner the state in agri and agro-based services and ... Read more...

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Avoid mobiles at work, Kerala employees told


June 6th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 6 (IANS) To raise efficiency in government offices, the Kerala government has asked all its employees to restrict the use of mobile telephones during work hours.The government order, ... Read more...

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BlackBerry makers to set up innovation zone in Kochi


May 30th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 30 (IANS) The manufacturers of BlackBerry, Research in Motion (RIM), will Thursday open an innovation zone for BlackBerry technologies with a view to motivating young Indian entrepreneurs.'Rubus Labs' ... Read more...

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‘Tamil Nadu will send police to protect Mullaperiyar’


May 27th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Sunday the Tamil Nadu Police would be sent to protect the Mullaperiyar Dam in Kerala.In a letter to Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Kerala bans gutka, paan masala (Second Lead, superseding earlier story)


May 26th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday imposed a complete ban on the sale and consumption of gutka and paan masala in the state.Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters ... Read more...

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Kerala bans gutka, paan masala (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday imposed a complete ban on the sale and consumption of gutka and paan masala in the state.Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters ... Read more...

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Kerala to forgo sales tax on petrol


May 24th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) A day after the petrol price hike, the Kerala government at a special cabinet meeting Thursday decided to forgo the sales tax on petrol, reducing its ... Read more...

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Kerala school girl secures 99 percent in ISC


May 19th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) Kalyani Vishnu, a Class 12 student from here, was Saturday declared the top scorer in the Indian School Certificate (ISC) examination, which she passed with ... Read more...

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Kerala has a lot to offer, Chandy tells business leaders (Lead, With images)


May 15th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Seeking to woo business leaders, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday said his state has the right ingredients to invest and nurture business, and underlined ... Read more...

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Kerala’s agenda tailor-made to attract investments: Chandy (With Images)


May 15th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday said his government has a clear development agenda that is tailor-made to attract investments, and extended his invitation to business ... Read more...

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Pitroda has drawn up projects to change face of Kerala: Chief Minister


May 15th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) Noted innovator, tech evangelist and policymaker Sam Pitroda has drawn up some 10 major projects for Kerala's resurgence that promise to change the face of ... Read more...

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Chandy invites India Inc to invest in Kerala


May 14th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) In a bid to attract investments to Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday extended invitations to India Inc to forge deeper engagements with God's Own Country."In ... 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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Bekal is destination next in ‘God’s Own Country’


May 10th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bekal (Kasaragod), May 10 (IANS) After firmly placing stations such as Kovalam and Kumarakom on the global tourism map, the Kerala government has picked this idyllic town of beaches ... Read more...

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Kerala mulls law to protect women


May 8th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) The Kerala government may enact a new law to uphold the dignity of women, state Home Minister T. Radhakrishnan said Tuesday during his first official meeting ... Read more...

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BPCL to take 21 percent stake in Kannur airport


May 4th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 4 (IANS) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a public sector oil marketing company, will take 21 percent stake in the proposed airport in Kannur in north Kerala for ... Read more...

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Suprme Court permits Italian ship to leave (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday allowed the release from a Kerala port of Italian ship M.V. Enrica Lexie, from which two marines had shot dead two ... Read more...

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Italian government, fishermen kin pact void: Apex court (Second Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday took exception to the Kerala High Court approving an agreement between the Italian government and the kin of two Indian fishermen ... Read more...

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Apex court frowns on Italian ship case developments (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday took exception to the Kerala High Court affixing its stamp of approval to an agreement between the Italian government and the ... Read more...

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New carcinogen in smokeless tobacco identified


April 27th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) It is bad news for those Malayalis who use smokeless tobacco -- in the form of 'gutka' and similar products -- as a research in ... Read more...

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Kerala open to setting up motor racetrack


April 26th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) The Kerala government can consider opening a motor racing track in the state if it helped pull in tourists, Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar said ahead ... Read more...

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Kerala promises single window clearance to lure investors


April 21st, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) To bag big ticket investments to propel its economy, the government of Kerala has promised single-window clearance, lucrative returns and durable partnerships to Indian industries ... Read more...

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Kerala fishermen’s relatives feel cheated


April 20th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Relatives of the two Indian fishermen shot dead by Italian marines in February and Kerala's fishing community Friday assailed the central government for letting them down, ... Read more...

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Kerala expecting huge overseas investment: Chandy


April 20th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Kerala government is expecting huge overseas investments in about 60 sectors including infrastructure, technology, education and healthcare, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Friday."We are ... Read more...

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