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New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 : Days after India rescued 49 nurses from Iraq, 58 Indian nurses from violence-hit Libya are on their way back to India, the government said Friday.
Riyadh, Aug 1 : Two Indian women were killed when their car overturned on a Saudi Arabian highway, media reported Friday.
Kochi, Aug 1 : Kerala Tourism Friday signed an agreement with Unesco to cooperate in promoting and protecting the ancient "Spice Route".
Kochi, August 1 : The Centre for Women and Family Studies (CWFS) of National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) was yesterday inaugurated by Justice K T Thomas, near Kochi.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 : The first batch of 58 of the total 252 Kerala nurses working in Libya who have registered to return home are on their way to the Tunisian border, a state government official said here Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 : Kerala should follow the steps taken by Narendra Modi, when he was the chief minister of Gujarat, to tap the huge potential of solar energy, said former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair.
Muscat, July 31 : An Indian expatriate died in a road accident in Oman, media reported Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 : Kerala state Congress chief V.M. Sudheeran Thursday made a passionate plea to party leaders not to include people who imbibe alcohol or use drugs as office bearers.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 : The 350 Kerala nurses who returned from strife-torn Iraq have been asked to attend a meeting here Aug 6 to discuss their job prospects, an official said Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 : The state-owned Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC) has decided to expand its business tapping newer options such as technology, according to its chairman-cum-managing director P. Joy Oommen.
Mumbai, July 31 : Filmmaker Sanjay Tripathi, who has bought the rights of the book "Escape To Nowhere" for a movie adaptation, says he is keen to cast southern superstar Mohanlal as one of the protagonists.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30: The Kerala government on Wednesday introduced self-attestation of copies of certificates for all government applications.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 : There are more than 1,000 nurses from Kerala in Libya, but only 118 have registered to return to India, said Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 : Following an all-party meeting held here Wednesday, Kerala assembly Speaker G. Karthikeyan has announced very strict norms for entry of visitors to the MLAs' hostel which will also be applicable to ex-legislators.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 : Actress Manju Warrier, who has decided to end her 16 years of marriage with popular film star Dileep, says her friends shouldn't' be blamed for the separation.
Thrissur (Kerala), July 29 : The Kerala Police have arrested a Swiss national, Jonathan Clode, and charged him under the Foreigners Act for attending a Maoist meet, a senior police official said Tuesday.
Kochi, July 29 : A backwater cruise boat was seized yesterday by the Kochi police for allegedly carrying liquor and other narcotic items onboard preserved for tourists.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 : A total of 118 Kerala nurses working in Libya want to return home in India, said a Kerala government official Tuesday.
By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 : Less than four weeks after Sunni insurgents freed them in Iraq, the nurses who returned home after days of terror are already looking for new jobs in the Middle East.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 : Muslims across Kerala celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Tuesday with religious fervour, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 : Muslims in Kerala Tuesday offered special prayers for the victims in Gaza.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 : From a variety of soups - pineapple rasam soup and prawn soup prepared using coconut milk - to the popular appam, thattu dosa and Kerala paratha, a luxury hotel here is prepared for the Id-ul-Fitr celebrations Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 : The Kazis in Kerala have declared that Monday would be the 30th day of Ramadan and Id-ul-Fitr will be celebrated Tuesday as the moon was not sighted Sunday after Iftar.
Kochi, July 27 : It was a joyous moment for the hundreds of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community members when they held the fifth Kerala queer parade pride march in Kochi to assert their rights.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 27 : Former Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Sunday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in launching a probe against Kerala chief secretary's alleged links with builders.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 : A group of students from the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) bagged the best project at the ninth National Innovation Contest - TechTop 2014 which concluded here Saturday.
Kolkata, July 26 : Known for his rich oeuvre of politically-charged works as well as his diverse football related projects, artist Riyas Komu plans to open an international football culture club.
Kochi, July 26 : Andhra Pradesh has begun discussions with Kochi-based Startup Village for support and expertise to replicate the incubation facility in the state.
Kollam (Kerala), July 26 : Political parties Saturday criticised the Kerala Police for holding up a couple at a police station all night, but without any charge. Police, however, said they were detained for giving conflicting answers.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 : The CPI-M has barred one of its legislators from travelling to the US next month to attend the International Visitor's Leadership Programme organised by the State Department - as it is funded by the US government.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 : A key accused wanted for blackmailing businessmen and VIPs with the help of women has been arrested here, police said Friday.
Kochi, July 25 : Shiju Thomas, who was held in a Abu Dhabi prison after drugs were found in his baggage, said he never thought he "would walk out free" after being released Thursday.
Kozhikode, July 24 : A Congress councillor in Kerala Thursday slashed her wrist to protest Kozhikode mayor's callous attitude towards the needs of her ward.
Kochi, July 24 : Malayalam film star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier Thursday filed a joint divorce petition in a court here.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 : With the latest bilaterals now in force, Emirates is operating 37 flights every week into Kerala, the highest among all states in the country, said a top airline official.
Kochi, July 23 : Seventeen more nurses, who were stranded in Iraq, have arrived in Kochi.
Kochi, July 23 : Malayalam film star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier are likely to file a joint divorce petition in their bid to lessen the cumbersome legal process, sources said here Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 : Kerala will host a Global Agro meet and an exhibition on hi-tech agriculture and food processing at Kochi November 6-7, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said the Congress party is united in the state and asked the media not to speculate on anything.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 : Congress leader and Minister for Cooperation C.N.Balakrishnan fell sick Wednesday during the weekly cabinet meeting here.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 : The Kerala government has initiated a number of programmes to create "an entrepreneurial mindset" in youth and promote such young entrepreneurs, a minister said Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 : A scientist from Kerala has discovered three new species of oil-degrading bacteria from industrial waste.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 : A Kerala official has been invited by the United States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) in August.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will now finalise his cabinet rejig with the Congress high command in Delhi, a senior party leader said Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 : American tech firm UST Global, the largest employer of IT professionals in Kerala, has installed GPS tracking mechanisms and panic buttons on its company's cabs for its centre here, an official said.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 : The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) and the forest department will jointly launch a programme to prevent 26 plant and 13 animal species from getting extinct.
Hyderabad/Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 : Kerala magician Samraj has been awarded the prestigious "Merlin Award", popularly known as the "Oscar of Magic", at a function in Hyderabad.
Aluva (Kerala), July 20 : Workers from Kerala who have returned from strife torn Iraq, held a protest on Saturday against the Indian recruitment agency M.P Dominic and Co. for duping them of their money.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 : Around 4,000 government doctors in Kerala will Monday sit on an indefinite 'non-cooperation' strike demanding immediate filling up of vacancies of specialists and ensuring supply of quality medicines in state-run hospitals.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 : The CPI-M's two-day politburo meeting in Delhi has set an agenda for all members to seriously introspect about getting the party back into shape after a dismal show in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, said a party source.
Mumbai, July 20 : Former Miss India-turned-actress Parvathy Omanakuttan, recently seen in horror flick "Pizza", says her debut film "Untitled 6" bombed at the box office as it was not promoted well.
Trivandrum (Kerala), July 19 : President Pranab Mukherjee has called on engineering colleges across the country have a key task to train their students to make India a front-ranking nation.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 : The Congress-led UDF and the media are again abuzz over Kerala's proposed cabinet re-jig since Speaker G. Karthikeyan expressed his desire Friday to step down to return to active politics.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 : President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday offered prayers at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here.
Thrissur, July 18 : With the onset of monsoon, most of the captive elephants in Kerala will be put on a special treatment for a month as part of a rejuvenation therapy.
Kasargod (Kerala), July 18 : President Pranab Mukherjee attended the first convocation of the Central University of Kerala in Kasaragod today where he asked the students to become agents of change.
Kasargod (Kerala), July 18 : President Pranab Mukherjee Friday expressed his happiness over the progress made by the Central University of Kerala here in a short span of time.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 : Kerala Tourism bagged two top honours at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Awards 2014.
New Delhi, July 18 : Hockey India (HI) Friday approved Kerala Hockey (KH) as its new associate member. The approval is subject to ratification by the HI Executive Board.
Chennai, July 18 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday said downing the shutters of the Mullaperiyar dam to increase the water level to 142 feet is justice delivered to the people of the state. The shutters were lowered Thursday as directed by the Supreme Court.