kottayam

Kerala to host agro meet in 2013


September 18th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) After the huge success of Emerging Kerala, an investor conference organised in Kochi, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday announced a global agriculture meet next year to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Achuthanandan all set to defy party, go to Kudankulam


September 10th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 10 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister and CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan Monday seemed set to defy his party's decision not to oppose the Kudankulam nuclear power plant project ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nehru Boat Race enthralls thousands


August 11th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha, Aug 11 (IANS) There was not an inch of space on either bank of the Punnamada lake as thousands watched the 60th edition of the Nehru Boat ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Rajamony takes over as president’s press secretary


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Venu Rajamony, an Indian Foreign Service officer, who has served in Indian missions in Beijing, Washington and Geneva, Thursday assumed charge as the press ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Coach Thomas to leave for Olympics with three shooters


July 5th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 5 (IANS) Indian shooting coach Sunny Thomas is excited as he and his team is all set to leave for the London Olympics.Speaking to IANS over telephone ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Monsoon hits Kerala, IMD says delay is ok (Roundup)


June 5th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The southwest monsoon, crucial for agriculture, hit Kerala Tuesday, with a senior official saying that the four-day delay was not a cause for worry.Although moderate ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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...

Posted in World |

I failed in my first attempt, not my father: Malayalam actor Fahad


May 6th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS) Fahad Fazil, the latest heartthrob in the Malayalam film industry, has played down his disastrous debut despite being launched by his illustrious father Fazil in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Justice Thomas should have stood up for Kerala on Mullaperiyar’


May 6th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam, May 6 (IANS) The standoff between Kerala Water Resources Minister P.J. Joseph and Justice (retd) K.T. Thomas, a member of the apex court appointed expert committee that studied the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kerala Christians observe Passion Week


April 1st, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) Palm Sunday has ushered in Passion Week for devout Christians all over Kerala who are set to participate in the rituals that the holy week brings.The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kerala newspaper readers join hands for distribution


March 26th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 26 (IANS) Newspaper readers in India's most literate state have taken up distribution of newspapers in many places in the wake of the week-old strike by newspaper agents.The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Malayalam thespian Jose Prakash dead


March 24th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 24 (IANS) The grand old man of Malayalam films Jose Prakash passed away Saturday afternoon at a private hospital here, family sources said.Thespian Prakash, 86, will be remembered ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kerala gives nod to personal rapid transit system


February 9th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 8 (IANS) The Kerala cabinet Wednesday gave the nod for the formation of a new company, based on private-public participation, to set up a state of the art ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kerala minister, Congress MP spat in public


January 24th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Jan 23 (IANS) In an unseemly incident, Kerala Water Resources Minister P.J. Joseph and Congress Lok Sabha member Kodikunnil Suresh, in the presence of media persons and farmers' ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Union minister’s Mullaperiyar remark irks Kerala


January 16th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam (Kerala), Jan 16 (IANS) Union Science and Technology Minister Ashwani Kumar's statement that the 115-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is safe has not gone down well in Kerala with ruling ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Parents seek better deal for Kerala nurses (Lead)


January 4th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 4 (IANS) Kerala's nurses, the face of Indian medicare, deserve better work conditions and higher wages, an association grouping their parents said Wednesday.The Indian Nurses Parents Association (INPA) ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Parents of Kerala nurses seek better wages for children


January 4th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 4 (IANS) Parents of Kerala nurses have demanded better wages and work conditions for their trained children, a representative of parents' association said Wednesday.The Indian Nurses Parents Association ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Christmas celebrated in style in Kerala


December 25th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 25 (IANS) Christmas was celebrated with gaiety across Kerala Sunday, with churches crowded right from midnight on Christmas Eve.Sudden rains caused heartburn to many who were getting ready ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Chandy demands new dam in place of Mullaperiyar


December 21st, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said a new dam should be built in place of the more than century-old Mullaperiyar Dam, reiterating that Tamil Nadu's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

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 |

Talks likely with Tamil Nadu on Mullaperiyar: Chandy


December 3rd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS) Describing his visit to Delhi as a "success", Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday said there was possibility of an early official level discussion ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mullaperiyar dam talks shift to Delhi


December 1st, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1 (IANS) As Chief Minister Oommen Chandy arrives in Delhi Thursday to persuade Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to let Kerala build a new dam near the leaking ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kerala seeks new dam, protests erupt against Tamil Nadu


November 28th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Idukki (Kerala), Nov 28 (IANS) Kerala, which is worried about the rising waters of the Mullaperiyar dam, has raised the pitch for a new dam, with strong protests being ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tremors, movie focus attention on controversial dam (Letter from Kerala)


November 27th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 27 (IANS) A series of tremors since June and an explosive movie have again focussed attention on a dam in Kerala the state doesn't want but is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

CBI questions head of Syrian Jacobite Church in murder case


October 21st, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 21 (IANS) The supreme head of the Syrian Jacobite Church, Catholicos Baselios Thomas-I, appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at its office here Friday in connection ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Death sentence is judicial murder, says judge in Rajiv killing


October 16th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Death sentence is judicial murder, says former Supreme Court judge K.T. Thomas, who headed the bench that pronounced death punishment to three conspirators in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Probe IT appointments made by Achuthanandan: IUML


October 6th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Malappuram (Kerala), Oct 6 (IANS) Kerala's Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) Thursday demanded a full fledged probe into all the appointments made in the IT department when former chief minister ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kerala ready to manage its garbage


October 1st, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 1 (IANS) Kerala will set up waste processing plants as part of its year-long campaign to manage garbage generated in the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Saturday."In ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

President’s chopper develops snag in Kerala


August 31st, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam (Kerala), Aug 31 (IANS) The pilot of President Pratibha Patil's helicopter aborted takeoff at the Ashraman ground here Wednesday after he detected "a technical snag", police said. Patil ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Lata to be honoured with Pazhassi Raja award


August 24th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar will Thursday be honoured with the Pazhassi Raja Sangeetha Ratna award by Governor of Maharashtra K. Sankaranarayanan for her contribution to the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Police find nun’s body in her convent’s tank (Lead)


August 17th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) A nun was found dead Wednesday morning inside a water tank at the convent where she resided in Kerala, police said.Sister Mary Ancy, 45, was found ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Thousands gather to watch Kerala’s Nehru Boat Race


August 13th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 13 (IANS) Kerala's famed Nehru Boat Race got off to a colourful start at the Punnamada Lake here Saturday, watched by more than 30,000 people, including ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Snake boat race surges ahead, a man’s legacy lives on


August 12th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Aug 12 (IANS) Sixteen snake boats and around 40 small boats are all set to surge through the waters of Punnamada lake as the 59th Nehru Boat ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe