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Kerala to decide on bus fare hike before Oct 10


September 19th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Kerala is looking into the demand for a fare hike by bus operators in the state in the backdrop of the rise in diesel price and ... Read more...

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Kerala development model is sustainable: Experts


September 12th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Panelists at the Emerging Kerala 2012 Global Connect conference here Wednesday agreed that investment by the state in delivering healthcare and education to achieve higher human ... Read more...

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Emerging Kerala investment meet to see 51 nations taking part


August 31st, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 31 (IANS) Some 51 countries have confirmed their participation in the "Emerging Kerala 2012" investment meet to be held here Sep 12-14, officials said.Alkesh Kumar Sharma, managing ... Read more...

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Rs.70 crore liquor sold on Onam days


August 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 30 (IANS) Kerala saw Rs.70 crore worth of liquor sales during the two Onam days Tuesday and Wednesday.An official from the excise department told IANS that sales on ... Read more...

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Job hopefuls go on hunger strike on Thiru Onam


August 29th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 29 (IANS) As households in the state readied Thiru Onam lunch Wednesday, there were those holding up empty plaintain leaves, on which the traditional meal is served, as ... 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 state Congress gears up for revamp


August 5th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 (IANS) Kerala's ruling Congress prepared for the much delayed organisational revamp with prominent leaders, including Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and and state party president Ramesh Chennithala, headed ... Read more...

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Graft case: Former IGNOU chief denies wrongdoing


July 28th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (IANS) V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, former vice chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University who is facing a CBI probe for alleged graft, Saturday denied wrongdoing in ... Read more...

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Dileep, Swetha Menon win top honours at Kerala film awards


July 19th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) Popular actor Dileep Thursday won the best actor award at the Kerala State Film Awards, his first, for his role in "Velaripravinte Changathi", while Swetha Menon ... Read more...

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Prime minister to inaugurate Emerging Kerala summit


July 16th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate 'Emerging Kerala 2012', the flagship global connect programme of the state government to be held at Kochi from Sep ... Read more...

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Kerala plans unique botanical garden


July 12th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 12 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) is working out a plan to set up a unique botanical garden to showcase the flora and fauna found abundantly ... 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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UPA and its constituents


June 15th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
A look at the seat-holding of United Progressive Alliance partners and those propping it from outside in the two houses of parliament.In the Lok Sabha:UPA partners --Congress - 207Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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India infringing Italian law: minister


May 31st, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 31 (IANS) There was no reason for "triumphalism" as India was still violating Italian law, Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said after an Indian court granted bail to ... Read more...

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CPI-M pulls up leader for murder claims


May 27th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) The CPI-M Sunday pulled up a Kerala state leader for claiming that his party had physically annihilated foes.Communist Party of India-Marxist state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said ... Read more...

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Awareness drive to be launched to protect Kerala’s fish


May 21st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) will launch a campaign to protect the fish wealth of the state Tuesday on the occasion of 'International Day for ... Read more...

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Media creation, says Vijayan of Achuthanandan letter


May 21st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala state secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Monday tried to brush off veteran communist V.S. Achuthanandan's reported demand for his removal ... 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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Indian woman hangs herself in UAE


May 19th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 19 (IANS) A 27-year-old woman from India's Kerala state allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in Al Ain city in Abu Dhabi.Meera Mohan, from Kottayam, was living ... 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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Awareness campaign on marine biodiversity in Kerala May 22


May 8th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) will organise an awareness campaign on marine life in the nine coastal districts of the state May 22, on the ... 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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Chandy launches logo for biodiversity clubs in colleges


April 27th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) As a first step in setting up biodiversity clubs in all educational institutions in Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday released the club logo.This new initiative ... Read more...

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Kerala to preserve traditional life of tribal village


April 26th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) Kerala has decided to seek the intervention of National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) to conserve and preserve the traditional way of life of the state's only tribal ... Read more...

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Kerala’s only tribal village under threat


April 18th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Tucked away inside a heavily forested area, Kerala's only Scheduled Tribes (ST) panchayat Idamalakkudy is home to some of the world's most endangered plant species but ... Read more...

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Kerala announces strict measures against bio-piracy


April 11th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) Wednesday announced strict measures to prevent bio-piracy.K.P. Laladhas, member-secretary of the newly-constituted board, said that a few important decisions have ... Read more...

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Pinarayi Vijayan summoned in Lavalin graft case


April 10th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Tuesday summoned Pinarayi Vijayan, secretary of the Kerala unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), in a corruption ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan not in politburo, Buddhadeb in


April 9th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) There were question marks over both. But while former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee retained his place in the CPI-M politburo, former Kerala chief ... Read more...

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CPI-M Kerala unit to meet to map its future


February 6th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 6 (IANS) The Kerala committee of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) meets here for four days from Tuesday, with its two top state leaders still at loggerheads.Former ... Read more...

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ABD launches new brandy in Kerala


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 2 (IANS) India's third largest spirits company, Allied Blenders and Distillers Pvt. Ltd., Thursday announced its foray into the semi-premium brandy segment in Kerala and Andhra Pradesh with ... Read more...

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Kerala to create 50,000 entrepreneurs


January 31st, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 31 (IANS) The Kerala government will Thursday announce the names of 812 unemployed youths who will receive training under an ambitious Rs.2,500-crore scheme to create 50,000 entrepreneurs in ... Read more...

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Kerala biodiversity body stops export of rare goat breed


January 29th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 29 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) recently helped the cause of biodiversity by stopping the export of a rare native goat breed to Australia, which may ... Read more...

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Padma award has come at the right time: Priyadarsan


January 25th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) Acclaimed film director Priyadarsan Wednesday said he was elated on hearing that he has been awarded Padma Shri, and added that the honour has "come at ... Read more...

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Kerala to streamline medicinal plants production


December 19th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) With the international market for medicinal plants estimated to be around $60 billion and their exports from India crossing Rs.3,000 crore ($567 million), Kerala -- home ... Read more...

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