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Coffee from Kerala, soon to ‘Kic OFF’ across India


May 5th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) Steaming cups of coffee made from the best beans sourced from Kerala coffee estates will soon be made available across the country with the Floatel Group ... Read more...

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Kerala to adopt Narayana Guru’s philosophy in education


January 31st, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 31 (IANS) The Oommen Chandy government Tuesday cleared a committee consisting of education experts to submit a report on how the teachings and philosophy of social reformer Sree ... Read more...

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Eatery owner stabbed to death after tiff over bill


January 12th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) An eatery owner in east Delhi was stabbed to death after a dispute over payment with a group of customers turned violent, police said Wednesday, ... Read more...

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Women breaking glass ceiling in Malayalam film industry


February 28th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (IANS) First Bollywood and now the Malayalam film industry. Women are making inroads in the male-dominated territory of filmmaking, quitting cushy jobs and breaking away from ... Read more...

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Scandals from past jolt Kerala opposition (Letter from Kerala)


February 14th, 2011 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 (IANS) Kerala's opposition United Democratic Front (UDF), led by the Congress, has got a rude jolt as old scandals have come back to haunt it, causing much ... Read more...

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Indian firm gets court nod for Islamic banking concept


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Kochi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Thursday gave the green signal to a company registered under the tenets of sharia to start operating a financial institution based ... Read more...

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Kerala heads for final showdown in this assembly


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 2 (IANS) Rival fronts in the Kerala political spectrum are getting ready for a final showdown in the last session of the present Kerala assembly beginning Friday with ... Read more...

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Sabarimala stampede - another tragedy reduced to a probe?


January 17th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17 (IANS) As police investigate the stampede near the Sabarimala temple that claimed 102 lives, the question in many minds is whether it will throw up answers and ... Read more...

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Kerala mourns as Karunakaran dies, CPI-M salutes him (Roundup)


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 23 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader K. Karunakaran, a four-time chief minister of Kerala who was a pale shadow of his original self in his final days, died ... Read more...

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Karunakaran: A colossus who rubbed shoulders with Nehru, Indira (Obituary)


December 23rd, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 23 (IANS) He was short and diminutive. But Kannoth Karunakaran was a giant of a man in Kerala's political kaleidoscope, one who had rubbed shoulders with Jawaharlal ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Christmas trimming - snip goes the menu


December 17th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 (IANS) Once upon a time not so long ago in Kerala, the Christmas Day table was a smorgasbord of homemade wine, painstakingly roasted duck and fresh toddy ... Read more...

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Carol practice, goodies, prayers - Kerala’s in Xmas mood


December 5th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 (IANS) The Christmas trees are up, choir practice sessions are on in right earnest, bakers are planning their culinary best and the truly devout are immersed in ... Read more...

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Indian innovator’s amphibious vehicle gathers dust


November 30th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 (IANS) Three years ago a Kerala mechanic hit the headlines for creating an amphibious vehicle. But today he is a broken man, having invested all his savings ... Read more...

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30,000 Indian students have left Australia: Student federation


November 27th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 27 (IANS) A spate of attacks, tough visa norms and denial of permanent residency have caused around 30,000 Indian students, mostly based in Melbourne, to leave Australia in ... Read more...

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Films will come in handy: Kerala actor-politician


November 16th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) Congress leader Rajmohan Unnithan is sure he will have a headstart in the Kerala assembly polls next year if he contests. That's because two of his ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Jagadish - lecturer, comedian and now politician?


November 14th, 2010 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 14 (IANS) He is neither Mamootty nor Mohanlal but Jagadish, who, with his comic timing and wit, has made his way into the hearts of Malayali film buffs ... Read more...

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I’m like a hard working farmer: Mammootty (Interview)


October 19th, 2010 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mammootty compares himself to a "hard working farmer" who just cares about his work and hopes for the best."I am like a farmer. A ... Read more...

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Prem By Chance Premiere: the inside story


September 29th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 29, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Actor Abir Chatterjee is still basking in the success of his last movie Byomkesh Bokshi and this Friday his new movie Prem By Chance premiered. The ... Read more...

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Huge potential for private charter jet business in India


September 28th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 28 (IANS) The private charter jet market in India has a huge potential as more and more people fly in swanky jaircraft for business and holidays, says Adam ... Read more...

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Oommen Chandy’s enviable innings - 40 years as legislator


September 14th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 14 (IANS) Not many in Indian politics can boast of winning nine elections on the trot, but Kerala's former chief minister Oommen Chandy shrugs off his enviable innings ... Read more...

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Liver transplant: Low cost gives Kerala an edge


September 7th, 2010 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Kochi, Sep 7 (IANS) Not many know that private hospitals here offer liver transplants that are almost 50 percent cheaper than anywhere else in India and six times cheaper than ... Read more...

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Teacher Sashidharan will always remain a student


September 5th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Wayanad (Kerala) Sep 5 (IANS) This Teacher's Day, 54-year-old teacher T. Sashidharan's aim is to remain a student for the rest of his life and he just needs four more ... Read more...

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From cassock to celluloid - priest Johnson turns a new leaf


August 31st, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 31 (IANS) Johnson Karoor is charting a new path - he has shed his priest's cassock to fulfil his celluloid dreams with the Malayalam movie "Nirakazcha", which is ... Read more...

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Tharoor, Pushkar are man and wife (Second Lead)


August 22nd, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Palakkad (Kerala), Aug 22 (IANS) At about 8.30 a.m., Shashi Tharoor tied the auspicious 'thali' around long-time friend Sunanda Pushkar's neck, exchanged jasmine garlands with her and presented her ... Read more...

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Tharoor-Pushkar to wed before grandmother, visit Dubai, Spain


August 21st, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Palakkad (Kerala), Aug 21 (IANS) MP Shashi Tharoor and fiancee Sunanda Pushkar, who are set to tie the knot at his ancestral home near here in the presence of ... Read more...

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President Patil savours local delights on Kerala trip


August 13th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Kumarakom (Kerala), Aug 13 (IANS) Appam, puttu, aviyal, olan...President Pratibha Patil and her family are apparently enjoying the best of Kerala cuisine and the chefs at the Taj Retreat ... Read more...

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Fourth sequel for Mammootty film


August 5th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 (IANS) It was a thriller made way back in 1988 starring Malayalam superstar Mammootty. Now "Oru CBI Dairy Kurippu" director K. Madhu is working on its fourth ... Read more...

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Media mogul K.M. Mathew was a workaholic till end (Lead Obituary)


August 1st, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Kottayam (Kerala) Aug 1 (IANS) Till the last days before his death, media mogul K.M. Mathew kept working in the Malayala Manorama office despite his advanced age, actively taking ... Read more...

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Sabarimala temple averse to suggestion on widening steps, door


July 17th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Sabarimala (Kerala), July 17 (IANS) A fresh controversy has broken out in Kerala's famed Sabarimala temple, this time over a court suggestion to consider widening of the temple's 18 holy ... Read more...

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Chemistry professor hopes to strike gold from banana plant


July 13th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Kottayam (Kerala), July 13 (IANS) Varkey Mathew, a retired chemistry professor here, claims to have developed an eco-friendly helmet and other utility items like water and oil filters from banana ... Read more...

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Kerala to have a new boat race


July 13th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Kayamkulam (Kerala), July 13 (IANS) Kerala's famed boat race at Alappuzha is set to get competition this year. A Marxist legislator and boat race enthusiast has finalised plans to ... Read more...

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Mammootty to launch environment hygiene campaign


June 18th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mammootty is set to launch a campaign to spread the message of environmental hygiene in Kerala.Mammootty, 58, told IANS in an exclusive chat that ... Read more...

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Ostracised over faulty HIV test, Kerala couple seeks justice


June 11th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Kozhikode (Kerala), June 11 (IANS) A faulty HIV test has turned a young Kerala couple's world upside down. Not only were Prajeesh and Sejina, who were expecting their first child, ... Read more...

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‘Resting in peace’ can be expensive in Kerala


June 9th, 2010 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, June 9 (IANS) Soaring real estate prices have made the cost of tombs in graveyards and vaults in churches skyrocket, ensuring that Kerala Christians who 'rest in peace' shall ... Read more...

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Will Kerala’s snake boat make it to Thames river?


June 8th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, June 8 (IANS) Kerala has sought the central government's financial help to showcase its famous snake boat before the British queen on London's Thames river next month.Speaking to IANS ... Read more...

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