keralites

God’s own country to get own airline


September 8th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 8 (IANS) Given the large number of Keralites who would offer it patronage, and given also the large number of them regularly fleeced by airlines, it is surprising ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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 |

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...

Posted in Business |

Kerala diaspora in Middle East asked to shun politicians


July 8th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) The Kerala Association of Travel Agents (KATA) Sunday asked the Kerala diaspora in the Middle East to shun political leaders who arrive there to meet them ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kerala to float NRK bonds for development projects


June 20th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) Kerala's Minister for Non-Resident Keralite Affairs K.C. Joseph Wednesday informed the Kerala assembly that the state government is working out a plan to float a 'Pravasi ... Read more...

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Kerala’s 47-day trawling ban begins Friday


June 13th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) An annual trawling ban, starting Friday till 31 July, would be effected along the Kerala coast up to 12 nautical miles into the Arabian sea, Chief ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

BJP the dark horse in Kerala by-election


June 1st, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) In Saturday's Neyattinkara by-election in Kerala, where elections have always been a battle between the Congress and the Left, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kerala eyes next Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas, 2017 U-17 football


February 15th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 15 (IANS) Kerala Wednesday expressed its desire to host two major events in the near future - the next edition of the global Indian diaspora conclave, and the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Muslim migration up in Kerala, Christians lose (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) More and more Keralites are going abroad for jobs, and the highest migration increase is among Muslims.The number of migrants abroad in 2011 was estimated at ... Read more...

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Migration from Kerala growing steadily, shows study


January 13th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) There has been a slow but a steady migration from Kerala, and remittances from migrants form more than 60 per cent of the state's revenue, reveals ... Read more...

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Rain god helps Kerala usher in New Year


January 1st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 1 (IANS) With the rain god showing mercy, Keralites ushered in the New Year with the usual colour and festivities.Heavy rains that began Friday evening went on till ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Will always be considerate to Kerala diaspora: Chandy


December 29th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 29 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday said his government will always be considerate to the needs, demands and views of the Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs)."The very fact that ... Read more...

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Chandy writes to Jayalalithaa on Mullaperiyar row (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Sunday wrote to his Tamil Nadu counterpart J. Jayalalithaa stating that he was willing to issue a joint statement with her ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tamil Nadu house asserts rights over Mullaperiyar Dam


December 15th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu assembly Thursday unanimously passed a resolution that it would not relinquish its rights over the Mullaperiyar Dam based in Kerala under any circumstances. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chandy hopes Mullaperiyar issue will be amicably resolved


December 12th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Pathanamthitta (Kerala), Dec 12 (IANS) With an amicable solution to the Kerala-Tamil Nadu tangle over the 115-year-old leaking Mullaperiyar Dam not yet in sight, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday said ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Shops owned by Keralites attacked in Tamil Nadu


December 7th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) The political tussle between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the Mullaperiyar Dam has shifted to the streets of Chennai, Coimbatore and Thanjavur with fringe Tamil groups ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Take up issue of stranded Keralites in Saudi Arabia’


October 19th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) Thousands of Keralites and other Indians are awaiting amnesty from Saudi Arabian authorities to be able to return home, opposition legislator K.V. Abdul Khader told the ... Read more...

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Chandy blames Air India for high fares to Middle East


October 3rd, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday blamed national carrier Air India for not offering "favourable" fares for the benefit of thousands of Keralites settled in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chandy to help end expatriates’ passport woes


September 28th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 28 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday assured the assembly that he would take up with the central government passport-related problems faced by expatriates at state airports.Indian ... Read more...

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Kapil Dev meets Chandy for a mega hospital project


September 28th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sept 27 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev Tuesday met Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and presented a proposal for setting up a mega hospital project in Kochi.Chandy ... Read more...

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Kerala immersed in Onam festivities


September 9th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 9 (IANS) The second day Friday of the week-long Onam festival brought cheer for Keralites as heavy rains, pouring down since a month in the state, have comparatively ... Read more...

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Kerala Tourism unveils ‘virtual’ pookalam


September 9th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 8 (IANS) Kerala Tourism has unveiled a virtual "pookalam" (floral carpet used as a Onam decoration) with 600 video clips of the state and its attractions.The virtual 'pookalam' ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rain, spiralling prices may mar Onam revelry


September 5th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 5 (IANS) Even as Kerala gears up to celebrate the state's biggest festival Onam later this week, people say the possibility of rain and rising prices may play ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Hefty increase in air fares ahead of Onam in Kerala


August 26th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 (IANS) With Kerala's festival of Onam round the corner, foreign airline companies and even Air India Express appear to be operating on the policy of making hay ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Malayalam IPTV channel launched for expatriates


May 11th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 11 (IANS) BVJS Communications Wednesday announced the launch of Malayalam IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) for non-resident Keralites (NRKs).The new IPTV will distribute most of the Malayalam channels from ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Shashi Tharoor has 1 mn Twitter followers, only Sachin ahead


May 6th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS) There is hardly a time when diplomat-turned politician Shashi Tharoor, the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha MP, is not in the news. He now has over one ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Train departure delayed for Kerala students’ benefit


May 2nd, 2011 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (IANS) Over 700 Keralites in Pune for an entrance examination were on the verge of missing their train back home after the examination was delayed, but managed ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kannur has most of Kerala’s sensitive polling booths


April 11th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) With all arrangements in place for Wednesday's assembly election in Kerala, a senior official said Monday that 3,703 polling booths have been identified as sensitive, with ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kerala gung-ho over India’s triumph


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) Cricket is a religion and it was rightly proved Saturday night when the whole of Kerala had just one agenda -- to watch India play and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Qatar Keralites to release film on elderly


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Doha, Mar.23 (ANI): The expatriate Keralite community in Qatar will release a short film on elderly people for the Qatari audience.The film entitled Nanama Niranja Umma, meaning 'Virtues of a Mother', is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian pays ‘blood money’ to save four counrtymen in Saudi Arabia


March 21st, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Manama, Mar.21 (ANI): Cheril Krishna Menon, an Indian entrepreneur in Doha has offered 'blood money' to save the lives of four Indians who had been sentenced to death by a Saudi Arabian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Far from home, Kerala nurses a lifeline for families (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 5th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 5 (IANS) If not for the hardworking "Florence Nightingales" of Kerala, life would be tough for thousands of families in the state. As nurses, these women not only ... Read more...

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Authorities urge non-resident Keralites to enrol for voting


March 2nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 2 (IANS) Non-resident Keralities (NRK) who want to cast their votes in the upcoming assembly elections April 13 will have to get their names enrolled in the state's ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kerala poll dates out, parties ready for showdown


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) Kerala's ruling Left Front and opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) Tuesday said they were confident of performing well at the assembly elections April 13."There has ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kerala families keep anxious eye on Bahrain


February 19th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 19 (IANS) Families and regional experts in Kerala are anxiously following the ongoing turmoil in several Middle Eastern countries, especially Bahrain which has a large Indian diaspora."Of the 2.3 ... Read more...

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