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Bekal is destination next in ‘God’s Own Country’


May 10th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bekal (Kasaragod), May 10 (IANS) After firmly placing stations such as Kovalam and Kumarakom on the global tourism map, the Kerala government has picked this idyllic town of beaches ... Read more...

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90 percent of Kerala homes have telephone


March 30th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 30 (IANS) Almost 90 percent of households in Kerala have telephone connections (land line or mobile) in 2011, a staggering rise over the 19.1 percent in 2001, according ... Read more...

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Farm suicides: NHRC issues notices to states


December 20th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala in the wake of news reports alleging cases of farmer suicides ... Read more...

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Magsaysay awardee plans to electrify 1,000 rural homes


November 21st, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 21 (IANS) Magsaysay Award winner Harish Hande has roped in US-based Applied Materials Inc to electrify about 1,000 village households and 10 rural schools across Karnataka using solar ... Read more...

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Farmers in dire straits in Kerala’s Wayanad: Panel


November 14th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Wayanad (Kerala), Nov 14 (IANS) The Kerala government-appointed committee which visited the hilly Wayanad district for an on-the-spot study of the crisis plaguing the farmers, after four of them committed ... Read more...

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North hills of Kerala on alert amid fear of Maoist entry


October 13th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 (IANS) The forest districts of north Kerala have come under special police vigil upon fears of infiltration by Maoist guerillas, Chief Minister Ooommen Chandy told the state ... Read more...

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Chandy expands cabinet, inducts 13 more ministers


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy expanded his cabinet Monday by including 13 more ministers in the United Democratic Front (UDF) government he leads.Governor R.S. Gavai administered ... Read more...

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Endosulfan pesticide affects numerous families in Kerala


May 1st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Muthalamada (Kerala), May 1 (ANI): While the agitation for a ban on endosulfan gaining momentum, locals in the Malabar region of Kerala have till now been forced to endure its harmful affects.The ... Read more...

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Elephant lock to green gym: Science talent to the fore


January 5th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) Ever thought of locking the legs of a rampaging elephant? Or shedding extra kilos at a 'green gym' that produces power? Or generating power from ... Read more...

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Student projects dazzle Indian scientists


January 5th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) Ever thought of locking the legs of a berserk elephant, shedding those extra kilos at a 'green gym' that generates power from plants? These are some ... Read more...

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Kerala minister pitches in for release of abducted Indian


December 17th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 (IANS) Kerala's Port Minister V.Surendran Pillai, currently on a visit to South Africa, has met the Indian high commissioner in Pretoria and sought information on efforts to free a ... Read more...

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Ex IGP Lakshamana sentenced to life imprisonment in fake encounter case


October 28th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, Oct 28 (ANI): A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here on Thursday sentenced former IGP K Lakshamana to life imprisonment in Naxal leader Arikkad Varghese fake encounter case and ... Read more...

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Over 75 percent voting in Kerala local bodies polls (Lead)


October 23rd, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23 (IANS) Over 75 polling was recorded in the first phase of Kerala local bodies elections in seven districts Saturday. The elections were not trouble-free as country-made bombs went off ... Read more...

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Battle lines drawn for Kerala local bodies polls


October 21st, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 (IANS) The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the United Democratic Front (UDF) are set to battle it out in two-phased local bodies polls in Kerala starting Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Responsible tourism: Kerala involves local communities (With Image)


September 8th, 2010 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) It's called responsible tourism. The travel trade in Kerala is beginning to rope in local communities and the environment to cater to a growing number ... Read more...

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Lashkar-e-Toiba preparing to attack India from coast: Pillai


September 6th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Sept.6 (ANI): Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai on Monday warned that the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (Let) militant outfit is planning to attack key installations in the country from the Indian coastline.Interacting with ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi on one-day Kerala visit


May 10th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), May 10 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived here Monday for a daylong trip to meet Youth Congress representatives in three Kerala districts, party officials said. Gandhi, who arrived ... Read more...

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Researcher reveals Kerala’s possible Mediterranean link


March 10th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi (Kerala), Mar.10 (ANI): Archaeological remains like shards of Roman amphora have recently been dug up from Pattanam near Kochi, close to the ancient port town Muziris, known locally as Kdoungallur.V. P. ... Read more...

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A night out in the forest (IANS Travel)


February 21st, 2010 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) After beaches, backwaters and massages, Kerala is offering tourists a night deep in the forest with members of the local Kani tribe."Vanavasam" (forest stay), the ... Read more...

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Zoo pachyderm release should be closely monitored: Experts


November 19th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (IANS) The release of zoo elephants into wildlife parks should be closely monitored as they could end up creating difficulties for their peers in the wild, say experts in ... Read more...

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Landslides in Kozhikode after heavy rain


October 3rd, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Oct 3 (IANS) Heavy rain lashing Kerala's Kozhikode district for the past two days led to landslides at half a dozen places here Saturday. Revenue officials said that though there has been ... Read more...

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Kerala’s ‘hugging saint’ celebrates 56th birthday


September 27th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam (Kerala), Sep 27 (IANS) The 56th birthday of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, popularly known as the hugging saint, was celebrated by thousands of her devotees at her ashram near here Sunday. The day ... Read more...

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Nest-making frogs found in Indian rainforests


September 3rd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 3 (ANI): A scientist in India has claimed to have found three rare species of frogs that make nests in which to lay their eggs.According to a report by ... Read more...

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Bangalore and Kozhikode blast suspect detained in Kerala


August 30th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by ANI
Trivandrum (Kerala), Aug 30(ANI): A 35-year-old man allegedly linked with people suspectedly involved in bomb blasts in Bangalore and Kozhikode, was detained at the Trivandrum international airport on Sunday.According to reports, Kabeer, ... Read more...

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Kerala opposes India-ASEAN trade pact


July 25th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) Kerala will request the central government not to go ahead with the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) with Southeast Asian countries as it would adversely affect agriculture in ... Read more...

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Opposition front sweeps polls in Kerala (Third Lead)


May 16th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) The Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) swept the polls winning 16 of 20 seats in Kerala as the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) faced one of ... Read more...

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Kerala LDF’s rout is ‘birthday gift’ from electorate: Congress


May 16th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) The rout of Kerala's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) in the Lok Sabha elections is a "birthday gift" to them from the state's ... Read more...

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Rain threatens poll campaign in Kerala


April 10th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 (IANS) With campaigning in Kerala for the Lok Sabha election slowing down due to the Easter weekend and the coming Malayalam New Year Vishu, the bad weather forecast for ... Read more...

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Crucial ‘element’ may decide this MP’s fate (Political Prattle)


April 2nd, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) A Congress MP from Delhi, which is usually water starved in summer, is thinking out of the box and hoping it will translate into votes in ... Read more...

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Kerala unit of Janata Dal-S in disarray


April 1st, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) The Janata Dal-Secular, until recently an ally of the Left Democratic Front (LDF), is in trouble. One section has has quit the alliance while another wants to remain ... Read more...

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Top MCD official missing from action (Political Prattle)


March 31st, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Where is Vijender Gupta? That's what everyone in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is asking about its senior official who is now fighting the Lok ... Read more...

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Seven ‘losers’, five debutants in Congress’ Kerala list


March 20th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (IANS) With seven having lost previous elections and five first-timers, the Congress' list of 16 candidates for the Lok Sabha poll from Kerala has led to discontent and dismay ... Read more...

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Kerala to spend Rs.2.5 bn for tourism development


August 12th, 2008 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Aug 11 (IANS) Kerala Home and Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan Monday said that the government would spend Rs.2.5 billion for tourism development this year. He was addressing a meeting after inaugurating ... Read more...

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Swaminathan nurtures his foundation to adulthood


August 9th, 2008 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
By Papri Sri Raman Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) India's top agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan got the first World Food Prize in 1987. He used the $200,000 to set up the research foundation that ... Read more...

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Doctors’ plan to shield children from sexual abuse


August 5th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Jeevan Mathew Kurian Kozhikode, Aug 5 (IANS) A group of doctors here has come out with an action plan to sensitise parents and teachers to protect children from sexual abuse, incidents of ... Read more...

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