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Kerala to showcase rural IT parks


August 8th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) At the forthcoming Emerging Kerala investor meet, the state is set to carry the wave of its IT revolution to rural areas, said an official.Apart from ... Read more...

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PGCIL to develop UP towns as ’smart-grid’ cities


April 5th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) Thursday proposed developing Firozabad, a town near Agra, as a model of the ambitious 'smart grid-smart city' project ... Read more...

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Kerala committed to new Mullaperiyar dam: Governor


March 1st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) Acting Kerala Governor H.R. Bhardwaj Thursday said the state government was committed to building a new dam at Mullaperiyar. He also accused the previous Left ... Read more...

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International Interfaith Harmony award for Yusuf Ali


February 14th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 (IANS) NRI business magnate M.A. Yusuf Ali has been selected for the prestigious Interfaith Harmony Award specially endowed with United Nations' Interfaith Harmony Week initiatives and observations.Ali ... Read more...

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Governor unwell, Chandy takes R-Day parade salute


January 26th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy got the rare opportunity to take the Republic Day parade salute here Thursday, as Governor M.O.H. Farook was on medical leave.H.R. ... Read more...

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Diplomats, top IT professionals at Kerala meet


November 16th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) Diplomats and top notch IT professionals will participate in the India IT Summit here Dec 16, its organiser said.Organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) ... Read more...

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Work on Smart City Kochi to start Saturday


October 4th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 4 (IANS) Work on the long delayed Kochi Smart City IT project would begin later this week, IT Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty said in the Kerala Assembly Tuesday.The IT ... Read more...

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Work on Smart City to begin next month: Chandy


August 21st, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 (IANS) Work on the much-delayed Kochi Smart City IT project will begin September-end, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Sunday.Speaking to IANS, Chandy said that he has ... Read more...

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Kerala budget’s focus is on infrastructure, development


July 8th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 8 (IANS) Kerala's annual budget for 2011-12, the first since the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) came to power in April elections to the state assembly, Friday emphasises ... Read more...

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Home buyers worried over court order on land in Greater Noida


July 6th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Home buyers were worried about their investments after the Supreme Court Wednesday upheld a lower court order quashing the acquisition of 156 hectares of ... Read more...

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First phase of Smart City Kochi project to be commissioned soon


June 23rd, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) The first phase of the proposed mega IT project, Smart City Kochi, would be commissioned before Oct 31, 2012, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Kerala to focus more on its newer industries


June 14th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 14 (IANS) Kerala will promote newer industries like IT, bio-technology and tourism, new state Industry Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty said Tuesday."Given the scheme of things that prevails here, manufacturing ... Read more...

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Pro-people programmes to tackle strong opposition: Chandy (Interview)


May 16th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) With the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) barely making it to power, Kerala's chief minister-in-waiting Oommen Chandy admits the Left will be a formidable opposition but ... Read more...

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Congress presents proof against Achuthanandan’s son


February 24th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 24 (IANS) Kerala's Congress-led opposition Thursday took up Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan's challenge and presented a book which reportedly shows his son V. Arunkumar asking for a bribe to allow ... Read more...

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Kochi infotech project off the blocks


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 23 (IANS) Within a month of the Kerala government and Smart City Dubai resolving their differences over Smart City Kochi, the much-delayed Rs.1,500 crore infotech project took another step forward ... Read more...

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Kerala finally clears Smart City project (Lead)


February 2nd, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 2 (IANS) The deadlock between the Kerala government and Smart City Dubai over the proposed Rs.1,500 crore Smart City Kochi project finally ended Wednesday following talks between Chief Minister V.S. ... Read more...

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Arbitration will be our last resort: Smart City Dubai


December 31st, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Dec 31 (IANS) The deadlock between the Kerala government and Smart City Dubai continued over the fate of the proposed Rs.1,500 crore Smart City Kochi project, with the latter making it ... Read more...

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Congress backs Kochi infotech project


December 9th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala) Dec 9 (IANS) With the Kerala government trying to revive the much delayed Kochi infotech project, the opposition Congress Thursday said it was ready to play any role in its ... Read more...

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Kerala delaying Kochi project, insists Smart City Dubai


December 2nd, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) Two days after receiving an ultimatum from Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, Smart City Dubai Thursday said it was the state government which was delaying the Kochi infotech ... Read more...

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Last letter to Smart City Dubai on Kochi project: Achuthanandan


November 30th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 (IANS) Kerala will ask Smart City Dubai one last time if it wishes to honour its pact to set up a Rs.1,500 crore ($335 million) infotech project in Kochi, ... Read more...

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Smart City project should go on with Dubai, demands Congress


November 18th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress's Kerala unit Thursday demanded that the proposed Rs.1,500-crore Smart City Kochi mega IT project should go ahead with the participation of the Dubai government.Addressing reporters ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan belittles Smart City Dubai yet again


November 16th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) Exactly three years after laying the foundation stone of the proposed Rs.1,500 crore Smart City Kochi IT project, Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday said the project builders are ... Read more...

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‘CPI-M delayed Smart City project’


October 30th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 30 (IANS) Former Kerala industries minister P.K. Kunhalikutty, the brain behind the Rs.1,500-crore Smart City project, Saturday blamed the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) for delaying the IT township project ... Read more...

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Kerala to serve ultimatum to Smart City Dubai on Kochi project


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 2 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Thursday said Smart City Dubai, builder of the Rs.1,500-crore Kochi IT township, will be asked to say within 15 days whether or not ... Read more...

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Month-long Kerala assembly session begins Monday


June 26th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 26 (IANS) A month-long session of the Kerala assembly begins Monday and rival fronts are gearing up for a showdown in the house, with the opposition strength increasing with recent ... Read more...

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Government committed to Kochi IT project: Achuthanandan


May 18th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday said his government will implement the Smart City IT project in Kochi if its promoters, Smart City Dubai, do not do so. "They ... Read more...

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Faction feud dominated four years of Left rule in Kerala


May 18th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Velikkakathu Sankaran Achuthanandan was hailed a 'messiah' four years back as he led the Left Democratic Front (LDF) to a landslide win in the assembly polls. ... Read more...

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Dubai firm asks Kerala goverment to abide by agreement


March 25th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 25 (IANS) Smart City Dubai, which is to build an IT park in Kochi, Thursday said it had not asked for anything outside the framework agreement signed with the Kerala ... Read more...

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Fate of Kochi IT park project hangs in balance


March 13th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 13 (IANS) The fate of the proposed Rs.1,500 crore IT park in Kochi to be built by Dubai-based developer Smart City Dubai will be decided at a board of directors ... Read more...

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No freehold rights to Smart City Dubai for Kochi IT Park


March 10th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 10 (IANS) Kerala has told Smart City Dubai it will not be given freehold rights over the IT park in Kochi to be built by the developer, Chief Minister V.S. ... Read more...

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Kerala presents please-all budget as local body polls near


March 5th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 5 (IANS) There are sops galore in the Kerala budget for the year 2010-11 as polls to the local bodies are round the corner. Finance Minister Thomas Isaac, who presented ... Read more...

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No breakthrough in Kerala IT project impasse


December 23rd, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 23 (IANS) Even as Smart City Dubai last week served an ultimatum to the Kerala government saying the proposed Rs.1,500-crore Smart City Kochi IT project cannot be kept hanging "endlessly", ... Read more...

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Dubai debt woes a concern for Kerala, says State Finance Minister


November 28th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, Nov 28 (ANI): In the wake of crisis in the Dubai World conglomerate, Thomas Isaac, the State Finance Minister said that Kerela would be the worst hit if construction activities ... Read more...

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Dubai World crisis bad for us: Kerala finance minister


November 27th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 27 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac, a former economics professor at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS) here, Friday said the $59-billion debt woes of state-run Dubai World will ... Read more...

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New player pitches in for Kochi IT park


November 26th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 26 (IANS) With the proposed Smart City IT park in Kochi hanging fire for over two years, a new group Thursday expressed interest in executing the Rs.1,500-crore project. Kerala-based Muthoot Pappachan ... Read more...

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