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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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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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Food poisoning death puts Kerala eateries on mat (Kerala Newsletter)


July 21st, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) It took the death by food poisoning of a 21-year-old to shake Kerala's health authorities out of their slumber on the lack of basic hygiene in ... Read more...

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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...

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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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Female condom fails to gain popularity


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) The female condom manufactured by HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) appears to have not gained wide acceptability in the country, sales figures show. Only 38,000 pieces were ... Read more...

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Still ‘chasing the monsoon’ to lift India’s fortune


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) No other weather phenomenon, perhaps, captures the attention of Indians as does monsoon, a shortfall of which can not just send the economy reeling, ... Read more...

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Court refuses to quash FIR against CPI-M leader


June 28th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 28 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Thursday refused to quash a FIR registered against a CPI-M leader for a speech justifying murders, and asked police to go ahead ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Jacobite Church orders probe into bishop’s claims


June 25th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 25 (IANS) The Malankara Jacobite Syrian Church Monday asked its bishop Kuriakose Mar Clemis to keep away from all duties and responsibilities as a bishop and formed an ... Read more...

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Kerala leads in head and neck cancers


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) Kerala has one of the highest reported incidences of head and neck cancers, which constitute over 30 per cent of all cancers in the Indian subcontinent, ... Read more...

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Ex-NIA chief remains ill


June 20th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 20 (IANS) Radha Vinod Raju, the first chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), remained in critical condition here Wednesday, a senior doctor said."His condition continues to be ... Read more...

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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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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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Superstar Mohanlal booked for possessing elephant tusk


June 14th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 14 (IANS) Eleven months after Income-Tax department officials searched superstar Mohanlal's houses here, a case has been registered against him for keeping an elephant tusk at his home, ... Read more...

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Kerala schools reopen after two-month break


June 4th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) A record 350,000 students in Kerala began a new term Monday as schools across the state re-opened after a two-month break.The state government has decided there ... Read more...

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Kerala government to proceed against CPI-M leader Mani: Chandy


June 3rd, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Sunday said that a case will be made against CPI-M leader M.M. Mani for his speech that his party has committed ... Read more...

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Facebook selects Kerala IT firm for programme


May 31st, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 31 (IANS) Kreata Global, an IT company headquartered at Kerala's Kochi Infopark campus, has been selected as a Facebook preferred marketing developer (PMD), said an infopark official.... Read more...

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Italian marines get bail (Lead, Changing dateline)


May 30th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 30 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday granted bail to two Italian marines in the Feb 15 fishermen shooting case.The marines, Latorre Massimillano and Salvatore Girone, were granted ... Read more...

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Kerala shuts down to protest petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 24 (IANS) A statewide shutdown was called by the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here Thursday to protest the huge hike in ... Read more...

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‘More Indian teens using networking sites to communicate’


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) An increasing number of teenagers in India are using social networking sites to remain in touch with each other with mobiles as their favourite gadget, ... Read more...

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Britain interested in Kerala infrastructure projects


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) In a major boost for the 'Emerging Kerala' Global Connect campaign, Britain Tuesday showed keen interest in infrastructure projects and promised to provide their details to ... Read more...

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Italian marines’ bail plea rejected, remand extended to May 25


May 11th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam (Kerala), May 11 (IANS) A court here Friday rejected the bail application plea of the two Italian security official arrested for shooting dead two Indian fishermen and extended their ... Read more...

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I-League: Chirag Kerala take on Mumbai FC


May 5th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 5 (IANS) Knowing that they won't play any part in the next season's I-League, Chirag United Kerala play Mumbai FC Sunday at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in ... Read more...

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CII Kerala to play proactive role in state’s growth


May 4th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 4 (IANS) The Kerala chapter of industry body Confederation of Indian Industry CII) Friday said it would play a more proactive role in grooming the state into ... Read more...

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Court dismisses Achuthanandan plea for sex probe report


May 2nd, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 2 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday dismissed a petition of Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan seeking a copy of the investigation report in the Kozhikode ice-cream parlour ... Read more...

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Coconut plucking could be monkey business in Kerala


April 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 29 (IANS) Can a monkey do a man's job? Yes, when it comes to climbing tall coconut trees and plucking its fruits - a skill that has been ... Read more...

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Pailan Arrows beat Chirag Kerala for first win in I-League


April 25th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 25 (IANS) Pailan Arrows defeated Chirag United Kerala 3-0 to register their first win in I-League football at the Nehru Stadium here Wednesday.Pailan Arrows, All India Football Federation ... Read more...

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Kerala Police, CBI in stand-off


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 23 (IANS) A week after a deputy superintendent of police was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for conspiring to brutally beat up a journalist, the ... Read more...

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US Navy operations chief in India


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert began a five-day visit to India Monday to explore possibilities of bilateral cooperation between the two navies ... Read more...

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80 entries for National Autocross


April 23rd, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 23 (IANS) Nearly 80 vehicles, some of them driven by well-known names, are likely to take part in the first round of the inaugural Indian National Autocross Championship ... Read more...

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Jayawardene impressed with Delhi Daredevils’ bench strength


April 20th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene Friday said an impressive bench strength offers them the luxury of rotating players during the ongoing tournament to give some ... Read more...

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Kerala CM to make major pitch for investment


April 16th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy along with a team of officials will meet diplomats and business honchos in Delhi later this week as part of an exercise ... Read more...

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India proposes norms for Indian Ocean anti-piracy patrols


April 13th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) With the Indian Ocean region infested by Somali pirates, India is spearheading an effort to create a naval standard operating procedure (SOP) for the 32 ... Read more...

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I’m enjoying my new found profession: Mammootty’s son


April 13th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, April 13 (IANS) Dulquar Salman's debut film "Second Show" did reasonable business at the box office, but it hasn't stopped filmmakers to offer films to the youngster. The young ... Read more...

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Kerala Christians set for Easter


April 5th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) With just two days left for Easter, Christians in the state are geared up for the celebrations.The lent, involves a 50-day abstain from all non-vegetarian items ... Read more...

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