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Air Kerala will start with flights to Middle East: Chandy


September 14th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) Air Kerala, the state government's proposed airline, would start operations with five leased aircraft flying to the Middle East, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here ... Read more...

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Chandy expects Left’s cooperation at ‘Emerging Kerala’ meet


September 10th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 10 (IANS) With just two days left for the staging of 'Emerging Kerala' - a programme to showcase Kerala to the world, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is ... Read more...

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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...

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World Coconut Day: Kerala tries to stop production fall


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 2 (IANS) With World Coconut Day being celebrated Sunday, the production area and productivity of the nut has seen a decline in Kerala, the land of coconuts. But ... Read more...

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Toll in Kerala tanker explosion rises to 14


September 1st, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala) Sep 1 (IANS) The toll in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker explosion here went up to 14 Saturday.Authorities estimate the losses at Rs.5 crore in the explosion ... 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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1 killed, many injured as LPG tanker explodes


August 28th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), Aug 28 (IANS) A woman was killed when an LPG tanker lorry burst into flames after an accident and set her house nearby on fire, police here said ... Read more...

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Bihari youth’s death: Kerala doctors threaten strike


August 27th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 (IANS) The Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) Monday threatened to go on strike after Chief Minister Oommen Chandy refused to revoke action against five doctors for ... Read more...

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Kerala court stays Varkala poll cancellation order (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday suspended its earlier order cancelling the election to the Kerala assembly from Varkala constituency and gave a month to the ... Read more...

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Kerala court cancels Varkala assembly poll


August 21st, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday cancelled the election held at Varkala assembly constituency following a petition by Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) S. Prahaladan, whose nomination ... Read more...

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Land scam case against me is baseless: Achuthanandan


August 17th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan said Friday that the ongoing vigilance case against him for alleged misuse of office to transfer land in Kasargode district ... Read more...

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Tension within the ranks haunt UDF and LDF too (Kerala Newsletter)


August 17th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) Oommen Chandy vs Ramesh Chennithala; V.S. Achuthanandan vs Pinayari Vijayan. The more things change, the more they remain the same in Kerala politics, with an uneasy ... Read more...

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CPI(M) leaders accused in murder of former party leader


August 13th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 13 (IANS) Kerala Police probing the gruesome murder of a former CPI(M) leader Monday submitted a list of 76 accused, which includes middle and lower level cadres of ... Read more...

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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...

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Kerala legislators to visit China


August 8th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) Ten Kerala legislators will soon visit China, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday.Minister for Planning K.C. Joseph will lead the delegation, which includes three from the ... Read more...

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Crime Branch probe ordered into death of Bihari youth


August 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 6 (IANS) The Kerala government Monday ordered a Crime Branch probe into the unnatural death of 34-year-old Satnam Singh Mann, who was brought dead to the Medical College ... Read more...

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Right to Services in three months in Kerala


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday said his government has stepped up efforts to implement within three months the Right to Services law which seeks to ensure ... Read more...

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‘Some minister’s personal staff run Kerala government


July 29th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) A Congress legislator Sunday sharply criticised the party led-United Democratic Front government of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, saying some ministries were being run by the personal ... Read more...

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Kerala approves medical college (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The Kerala government has given its approval to set up of a Rs.300 crore hospital and medical college in which the diaspora will be allowed to ... Read more...

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Kerala okays medical college


July 29th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The Kerala government has okayed the setting up of a Rs.300 crore hospital and medical college in which the diaspora will be allowed to invest.The Kerala ... Read more...

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Kerala to have green houses, bio-parks


July 25th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) The Kerala government Wednesday gave its nod to the setting up of green houses and hi-tech bio-parks for coconut and rice in the state.Addressing reporters here ... Read more...

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Right to Service becomes law in Kerala


July 25th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) With the Kerala assembly Wednesday passing the Right to Service Bill, 2012, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has kept his promise of making available services to 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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Don’t raise retirement age, Achuthanandan tells Kerala government


July 17th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 (IANS) Leader of opposition in the Kerala Assembly V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday warned the government against raising the retirement age of its employees and starting a contributory pension ... Read more...

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Kerala CPI-M leader nabbed for former colleague’s murder


June 29th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), June 29 (IANS) Senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader P. Mohanan was arrested Friday for his alleged involvement in the murder of former party colleague T.P. ... Read more...

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Vigilance quizzes Achuthanandan in land transfer case


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 23 (IANS) A team of vigilance department officials Saturday arrived at the official residence of former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan to quiz him on the controversial land ... Read more...

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Kerala assembly censures banks for denying education loans


June 22nd, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 22 (IANS) In a rare show of political unity, the Kerala assembly Friday censured erring banks that refuse to sanction educational loans.Moving a motion, treasury bench legislator Thomas ... Read more...

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Steps taken to tackle spread of fever in Kerala: Chandy


June 21st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (IANS) With Kerala assembly Speaker G. Karthikeyan too down with fever, which seems to be assuming gigantic proportions, the government has moved to ensure more than adequate ... Read more...

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Finally, Chandy to shift to official residence (Kerala Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) With the ruling Congress party winning the Neyattinkara by-poll Friday, Oommen Chandy is finally ready to shift to Cliff House -- the official residence of the ... Read more...

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Congress wins Kerala bypoll (Second Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 15 (IANS) The Congress Friday won the Neyattinkara by-election in Kerala, with the Congress' R. Selvaraj, who was trailing third as counting began stealing a march over ... 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...

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Kerala house adjourned over murder controversy


June 13th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) The Kerala assembly was disrupted again Wednesday as opposition Left legislators harped on their demand that Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) legislator P.K. Basheer be arrested ... Read more...

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Opposition demands action as waste-caused fever grips Kerala


June 11th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 11 (IANS) The Opposition walked out of the state assembly here Monday, alleging the state government's inaction on tackling diverse diseases like dengue, H1N1, malaria and jaundice across ... Read more...

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Air India ground staff protest service terms (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) Employees of Air India Air Transport Services Ltd (AIATSL) at the international airport here are up in arms against the new service conditions they have been ... Read more...

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Air India ground handling staff protest service terms


June 4th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) Employees of Air India Air Transport Services Ltd (AIATSL) at the international airport here are up in arms against the new service conditions they have been ... Read more...

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