Chennai, Aug 28 : A total of around 800,000 devotees from all faiths are expected to pray at the basilica Our Lady of Health in the Tamil Nadu coastal town of Velankanni during a 11-day festival starting on Monday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 : The railways are short-changing Kerala while earning handsome revenue from the state, resulting in incidents like Sunday's derailment, PWD Minister G. Sudhakaran said.
Thrissur (Kerala), Aug 28 : Normal traffic was affected across Kerala following the derailment of the Thiruvananthapuram-Mangalore Express train on Sunday, according to railway officials.
Thiruvananthapuram [India], Aug. 28 : Twelve coaches of the Thiruvananthapuram-Mangalore Express (16347) derailed at Karukutty near Angamaly in the wee hours of Sunday, however, no casualties were reported.
Kochi, Aug 27 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday inaugurated the Kochi branch of Doha Bank.
Kochi, Aug 27 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday assured investors of a perfect business environment here and welcomed business houses willing to invest, highlighting the excellent connectivity enjoyed by this southern state.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 : In a setback to former Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani, a court here on Saturday ordered a third probe into the bar scam that took place in 2014. Mani, however, appears confident and hints at conspiracy to finish his party.
New Delhi, Aug 26 : Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Friday criticised the Kerala government's decision to kill stray dogs, terming it "unlawful and unscientific".
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 : The 106th birthday of Mother Teresa went almost unnoticed in Kerala on Friday although arrangements are in full swing here to commemorate her cononisation at the Vatican on September 4.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 : Even as the Vatican gets ready for the canonisation of Mother Teresa on September 4, two Kerala ministers are awaiting central clearance for their trip as official representatives of the state.
Kochi, Aug 26 : Former Australian fast bowler Jeff 'Thommo' Thomson has been roped in by the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) to train budding seamers from Kerala for the next two years, an official said on Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25 : A leading Information Technology honcho on Thursday advocated a multipronged strategy to promote fresh investment in the IT sector in Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25 : IBS Software, headquartered at Technopark Thiruvananthapuram, on Thursday launched a unified selling and production technology platform named iTravel.
Kottayam (Kerala), Aug 25 : Kerala Congress (Mani) supremo K.M. Mani on Thursday slammed the Communist Party of India and made it clear that his party is not seeking to join the ruling Left Democratic Front.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25 : The Kerala government on Thursday sanctioned Rs 5 lakh compensation for the family of the 65-year-old woman Sheeluamma who was devoured by dozens of stray dogs here.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 : Kerala's popular youth icons have appealed to the state government and society to work towards making educational institutions here tobacco-free.
Kottayam (Kerala), Aug 24 : Popular Tamil actor Vijay's father S.A. Chandrasekhar slipped and fell at a resort in Kumarakom on Wednesday and had to immediatelly undergo a surgery at a hospital here.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 : Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi is facing flak for her empathy towards dogs and a Kerala businessman on Wednesday even sought legal action against her, after a dog attack killed a 65-year-old woman in Kerala recently.
Mumbai, Aug 24: Honda Cars India has reached yet another milestone of 300 dealerships in India with the latest one being Perfect Honda at Aryabhangy Grande, Muttam in Thaikattukara, Kochi. From the new dealership, buyers can avail sales, services and spare parts.
Mumbai, Aug 24: With the beginning of festive season of Onam, Volkswagen India, added to its customer's celebration by marking a record delivery of 148 cars. These deliveries were made across the state of Kerala on the first day of Chingam, Malayalam New year.
Chalakkudy (Kerala) Aug 24 : Even as the Kerala government sought a CBI probe into the death of actor Kalabhavan Mani, a court here has asked six of his close aides to undergo a lie detector test.
Chennai, Aug 24 : Tamil film actor Arya, who has so far played cameo roles in Malayalam films such as "Urumi" and "Double Barrel", will be essaying a full-length antagonist's role in upcoming "The Great Father" in the language.
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 : The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday gave the nod for the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take up the cases registered in Kerala's Kasargode and Palakkad against some youth, who along with their families, left their homes during May-July with the intention of joining terror outfit Islamic State.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 : Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony on Tuesday said the Kashmir situation was like a volcano about to erupt and favoured sending an all-party delegation there to find a political solution to the violence in the valley.
Kochi, Aug 23 : Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Kerala Blasters FC on Tuesday announced the signing of Chadian midfielder Azrack Mahamat for the forthcoming third edition of the football tournament.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 : The Kerala government has decided to cull all "ferocious dogs" after 50 strays killed a 65-year-old woman here last week, a minister said on Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 : Kerala's first premier green resort was commissioned on Tuesday. The Poovar Island Resort on Kovalam beach will run on a combination of solar power and wind generated energy.
Bengaluru, Aug 22 : Long-distance runner OP Jaisha, who fainted at the end of gruelling race at the just-concluded Rio Olympics, has alleged that she neither received water nor energy drinks at refreshment points from the Indian officials during her marathon event under blistering heat.
New Delhi, Aug 22 : Indian long-distance runner O.P. Jaisha has revealed shocking levels of official apathy and callousness during the women's marathon event at the Rio Olympics, which she claims could have proved fatal for her.
Kochi, Aug 22 : Kerala Tourism has decided to honour the two Indian medallists at the Rio Olympics by inviting them to relax and rejuvenate themselves in the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 : The cash-strapped Kerala is heading for a tough time as it needs to pay out more than Rs 7,000 crore around the festival season, said a top Finance Ministry official here.
Kochi (Kerala), Aug 20 (ANI): Former defence minister AK Antony on Saturday said that the Congress Party did not find any fault with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Balochistan statement, adding that, however, it was not the solution for the Kashmir issue.
Kochi, Aug 20 : Never ending bickering within the Congress party in Kerala led to the loss of power in the state, senior Congress leader A.K. Antony said here on Saturday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 : Residents of the coastal village, where at least two old women were attacked and one killed by stray dogs, have lashed out at Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi for her sympathy towards strays.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 : In a gruesome incident, a 65-year-old woman was attacked and partly eaten up by 50 stray dogs on Friday night barely 10 km from the state secretariat here.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 : Congress's women leaders on Friday warned the Kerala government, led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, that it will face an all-women agitation if free flow of liquor was allowed in the state, a senior woman Congress leader said.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 : Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja has sought a probe into an incident where surgeons at a hospital allegedly forgot a surgical instrument in the abdominal cavity of a woman during a hysterectomy operation.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 : Call it negligence or incompetence, surgeons at a hospital in Kerala allegedly left a surgical instrument within the bowels of a woman patient and stitched the incision.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 : There should be a CBI investigation into the reported disappearance of gold worth crores from the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here, former Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan said on Friday.
Pamba (Kerala) Aug 18 : A war of words erupted between Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) chairman Prayar Gopalakrishnan at the meeting held here on Thursday to discuss the preparations to be made at Sabarimala temple ahead of the annual pilgrimage season.
Kochi, Aug 18 : Doha Bank QSC is all set to open its first branch in the state in Kochi, which would be the third in the country.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 : In a move sure to raise the spirits of devotees of Bachhus in Kerala amid talks of "tweaking" the state liquor policy, an apex cooperative body's chairman on Thursday said liquor would be made available online from Onam next month.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 : Former Kerala bureaucrat and now BJP leader K.J. Alphons said on Wednesday that his appointment as administrator of the union territory of Chandigarh is "not going to happen".
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 : Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac has earmarked Rs 10,000 crore (USD 1.5 billion) for state-run and aided schools for the five year term of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) led Left Democratic Front government.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 : Adoor Gopalakrishnan, who considers himself an old-school filmmaker, said on Wednesday that the technological advancement in filmmaking has made things easier.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 : The master craftsman decorated with numerous national and international awards -- Adoor Gopalakrishnan -- has completed half-a-century as a filmmaker and is currently busy with his latest Malayalam film titled "Pinneyum".
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 : The Malayalam New Year began in Kerala on Wednesday with Chingam -- first month of the year.
Mumbai, Aug 16 : Veteran filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan, who awaits the release of his forthcoming Malayalam drama "Pinneyum", has come down heavily on the very notion of censorship. He said that it is high time to scrap censorship.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 : The Kerala Police on Tuesday flagged off five patrol vehicles in its drive to ensure women's safety and launched a special phone service wherein women can dial 1515 to seek police help in case of emergency/crime against women.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 : A man from Tamil Nadu on Tuesday tried to immolate himself in the toilet of the Trivandrum-Netravathi Express train in Kerala, suffering 40 percent burns, authorities said.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 : Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy government's liquor policy was a confused one and needs revisions, Tourism Minister A.C. Moideen said on Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 : Kerala's leading IT company SunTec is moving ahead with the commissioning of a new software platform through their research and development centre in Dubai.
Kochi, Aug 16 : A Tamil Nadu Crime Branch team is in Kerala for the last four days investigating the Rs 5.75 crore parcel van heist on the Salem-Chennai Express that is yet to be cracked even after a week.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday asked the people of the state to be watchful against fundamentalists and sought public support to stand against subversive thoughts and activities.
Kottayam (Kerala), Aug 14 : A week after his party parted ways with the Congress-led United Democratic Front, severing three decades old ties, Kerala Congress-Mani supremo K.M. Mani on Sunday reiterated his party will not align with any political front.
Bengaluru, Aug 14 (ANI): Shashank, the brother of Lieutenant Col. E.K. Niranjan who lost his life during the Pathankot airbase attack, on Sunday said the family felt proud after hearing that the latter will be conferred with 'Shaurya Chakra', the third highest gallantry medal, for his sacrifice.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 : Targeting of liquor bars in Kerala by the previous government has adversely affected the state's tourism industry, Tourism Minister A.C. Moideen has said.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 13 : The Kerala Police on Saturday announced that it will soon issue a "purple notice" to Interpol to begin procedures seeking repatriation of four Romanian nationals who are believed to have left the country after committing an ATM heist in the state capital.
New Delhi, Aug 12 : Kerala Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) on Friday said MLAs from Kerala spent on an average 70 per cent of their total allowed expenditure in the assembly polls which concluded in June.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 12 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will on August 20 lay the foundation stone for the Rs 2,000 crore Lulu Shopping Mall here, officials said on Friday.