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‘Kerala can become vibrant R&D; hub for different sectors’


September 13th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Kerala has the potential to become a research and development (R&D;) hub for various sectors with its scientific talent pool and the presence of several institutes, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Tough to get IPS officers transferred from Goa’


August 28th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) It is difficult at times to transfer police service officers from a soft posting like Goa and sometimes officers have a vested interest in resisting tough ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

From 340 rooms to four, temporary digs await Pratibha Patil


July 20th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) After the 340 rooms of Rashtrapati Bhavan, a four bedroom bungalow here will be President Pratibha Patil's temporary residence after she steps down July ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Billiards: Advani heads Indian challenge


July 16th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 16 (IANS) Asian champion Pankaj Advani will lead a strong Indian contingent in the World billiards championship to be held later this year.The squad also includes World women's ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Will act if murder link proved: CPI-M


June 11th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday denied its involvement in the murder of a former party leader in Kerala but vowed to take "strong action" if anyone within ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Left says presidential candidate should be widely accepted


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Keeping their cards close to the chest, the Left parties Wednesday said selection of a candidate for the presidential election should be based on ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Graft charges filed against ex-Tamil Nadu minister


May 18th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) A former minister of Tamil Nadu and his kin were Thursday charge sheeted under the Prevention of Corruption Act by the anti-graft wing for amassing assets ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Shankar made the Ambedkar-Nehru cartoon in 1950s


May 11th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The school textbook cartoon of B.R. Ambedkar which created a furore in parliament Friday was sketched by cartoonist Keshav Shankar Pillai in the 1950s while ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Anti-smoking activists in Kerala oppose I&B; ministry decision


May 9th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (IANS) Anti-smoking activists in Kerala are up in arms over the decision of the union information and broadcasting ministry, to keep in abeyance the rules issued by ... Read more...

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Chidambaram optimistic about India-Pakistan meet


April 30th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday said he was "optimistic" about the India-Pakistan home secretary-level talks May 24-25 in Islamabad, where the two sides are ... Read more...

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Kerala minister’s father ‘unsure’ of compromise talks


April 19th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) The standoff between state Forest and Sports Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar and his father, veteran politician and Kerala Congress (B) chairman R. Balakrishna Pillai, continued to ... Read more...

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CPI leader for parliamentary reforms


April 4th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja Wednesday called for effective parliamentary and constitutional reforms to strengthen parliamentary democracy in the country. Participating in ... Read more...

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Army to order mountain-strike BrahMos regiment soon (Lead)


March 31st, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Army will soon place an order for a regiment of the 290-km-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a steep dive capability for mountainous ... Read more...

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Army to order mountain-strike BrahMos regiment soon


March 31st, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Indian Army will soon place an order for a regiment of the 290-km-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with a steep dive capability for mountainous ... Read more...

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New version of BrahMos missile tested


March 28th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India Wednesday tested its latest version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the integrated test range (ITR) in Balasore off the Odisha coast.The Block ... Read more...

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Kerala minister’s father threatens to oust him from party


March 27th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) Spelling further trouble for the Oommen Chandy-led Kerala government, the father-son tussle in a constituent of the ruling alliance has exacerbated with the former Tuesday threatening ... Read more...

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Summons for 210 people for phoning Kerala convict (Lead)


March 6th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) A Kerala court here Tuesday directed that summons be served on 210 people, including politicians and policemen, for allegedly making phone calls to Kerala Congress chief ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Summons for 210 people for phoning Kerala convict


March 6th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) A Kerala court here Tuesday directed that summons be served on 210 people, including politicians and policemen, for allegedly making phone calls to Kerala Congress chief ... Read more...

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Italian marines unhappy in prison, likely to be moved out


March 6th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) The two Italian marines who are being held in the Thiruvananthapuram Central Prison on the charge of killing two Indian fishermen are reportedly unhappy and likely ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Karan stars in Bhopal Badshahs win in WSH


March 5th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 5 (IANS) Three snap goals in the third quarter carried Bhopal Badshahs to a 3-1 win against hosts Karnataka Lions in the World Series Hockey league here Monday.Striker ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

CBSE issues revised counsellor list for students abroad


February 28th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Central Board for Secondary Education Monday issued a revised list of student helpline numbers for students outside India.An official statement from the board Monday ... Read more...

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South Zone One-day meet: Karnataka emerge champions


February 26th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 26 (IANS) Karnataka topped the league table in the K.S. Subbaiah Pillai trophy South Zone one-day tournament with 18 points, followed by Hyderabad (16) after the two recorded ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Tamil Nadu top South Zone one-day cricket table


February 24th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) Defending champions Tamil Nadu moved to the top of the leaderboard with a 61-run victory against Kerala that took their tally to 14 points in the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

South Zone one-day meet: TN down Karnataka, Hyderabad on top


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 23 (IANS) Hyderabad rode on Ravi Teja's century and Ashish Reddy's all-round performance to post a convincing five-wicket win against Goa and consolidate their position at the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Maoist activity in 7 districts: Assam police chief


February 21st, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) Days after union Home Minister P Chidambaram's expressed concern over left-wing insurgency in Assam, state police chief Jayanta Narayan Choudhury Tuesday admitted that Maoist activities have ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s Bengal conference to discuss poll debacle


February 15th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist began its four-day state conference in West Bengal Wednesday to discuss its future agenda. This is the first time in three ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Centre unlikely to accede to Garoland, says G.K. Pillai


February 14th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 14 (IANS) The central government was unlikely to accede to the Garo National Liberation Army's (GNLA) demand for a separate state for Garo tribals in western part ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Paresh Baruah trying to collect funds to strengthen ULFA’


February 13th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 13 (IANS) After Sheikh Hasina came to power, the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has lost its investments in Bangladesh and its commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah is ... Read more...

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Maoist threat emerging in Assam: Pillai


February 13th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 13 (IANS) The Maoists are beginning to threaten Assam, former central home secretary G.K. Pillai said here Monday."The strategy of the Maoists is to fish in troubled waters ... Read more...

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Northeast quieter, except for Meghalaya: G.K. Pillai


February 13th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 13 (IANS) Insurgency related violence is on the decline in the northeastern states barring Meghalaya, which has seen a sudden spate in violent activities by militants, former union ... Read more...

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Eight people of Indian origin in Padma list


January 25th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Ten people of Indian origin and foreigners have been awarded India's prestigious Padma awards announced Wednesday. While seven have got the Padma Bhushan, three are ... Read more...

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Legendary woman nagaswaram artist Ponnuthai dead


January 18th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) M.S. Ponnuthai, a legendary woman nagaswaram (traditional Indian music instrument) artist, died at her residence in Madurai after a short illness, her family said. She was ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Kerala minister loses party post


January 14th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 (IANS) Kerala's Forest and Sports Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar was Saturday stripped of his post of vice-chairman of the Kerala Congress (B) by his father and party ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

I will deal with land transfer case: Achuthanandan


January 12th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Jan 12 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan, named as number one accused in a land transfer case by the vigilance department, Thursday said he will deal ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Plea on jailed Kerala ex-minister’s early release declined (Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday declined to entertain former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan's plea challenging the release of former state minister R. Balakrishna Pillai on ... Read more...

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