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Sapthamashree Thaskaraha - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, September 23: Sapthamashree Thaskaraha, the Malayalam movie released during Onam season is still running successfully in theatres bringing joy to viewers.

Kerala Cricket Association chips in to help state finances

Kochi, Sep 23 : The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has decided not to seek tax exemption on ticket sales for the India-West Indies first ODI scheduled to be held here on Oct 8 in view of the state government's precarious financial position, its chief said Tuesday.

Njan - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, September 23: Njan, the recently released Malayalam movie is based on T. P. Rajeevan's novel K T N Kottur Ezhuthum Jeevithavum narrating the history of a village in Malabar during british rule in India. Dulquar Salmaan stars as both K.T.N Kottoor and a blogger.

Three Kerala doctors suspended

Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi, Sep 23 : Three Kerala doctors who were booked after pictures of a patient of theirs undergoing a caesarean section went viral on the social media, were suspended from service by the health department Tuesday.

Kerala High Court denies bail to three doctors

Kochi, Sep 23 : The Kerala High Court Tuesday denied anticipatory bail to three doctors who were booked after pictures of a patient of theirs undergoing a caesarean section went viral on the social media.

Kerala honours film veteran MT with J.C. Daniel Award

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 : M.T. Vasudevan Nair, a gifted, well-known and veteran scriptwriter who is popularly known as MT, was given the J.C. Daniel Award for his overall contribution to Malayalam films.

Sonowal inaugurates two sports centric academies in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Sept.23 : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal has inaugurated two sports academies a€" National Academy for Athletics and the National Academy for Golf at the Lakshmibhai National College of Physical Education at Kariavattom near here.

40,000 Kerala diaspora returnees seek self-employment loans

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 : A total of 40,000 applications have been received in response to the Kerala government's rehabilitation programme for diaspora who return to the state, a government official said Tuesday.

National sports academies inaugurated in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 22 : Two national sports academies for athletics and golf were inaugurated here Monday by Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

AIMS bestowed with first British Medical Journal award

Kochi, Sept.22 : The Amrita Institute for Medical Sciences (AIMS) has received the first BMJ (British Medical Journal) India Award for its paediatric heart programme.

Munnar biodiversity conservation project gets started

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 22 : A key biodiversity conservation project covering more than 3,000 sq km in Kerala's Idukki district has begun, according to a top Kerala government official.

Kochi hospital gets BMJ India Award

Kochi, Sep 22 ( IANS) The Amrita Institute for Medical Sciences (AIMS) has received the first British Medical Journal (BMJ) India Award for its paediatric heart programme.

Kerala's SJD to merge with JD-U

Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 : The Socialist Janata Democratic (SJD), a constituent of Kerala's ruling coalition, will merge with the Sharad Yadav-led JD-U, it was announced Sunday.

Tourists throng travel fest in Kerala

Kochi, Sept. 21 : Tourists thronged the eighth edition of the tourism fest in Kerala's Kochi city, which is organised once every two years to bring new business prospects and initiatives to the state.

Suicide prevention a health priority: Harsh Vardhan

Thrissur (Kerala), Sept.21 : Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has expressed grief over the national loss in valuable human resources which is owed to the rising tendency of young people to commit suicide when facing seemingly unconquerable adversity.

Kerala CPI leader out of national executive

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 : Leader of CPI in the Kerala assembly C. Divakaran was Sunday left out of the national executive, the highest decision-making body of the party.

Trade unions in IT worry Kerala industry

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and industry people Sunday expressed worry over the CPI-M-backed CITU's plan to form trade unions and enter the IT sector.

Achuthanandan slams KSEB for cutting power to MP's office

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 : Leader of opposition in the Kerala assembly V.S. Achuthanandan saturday slammed the KSEB for disconnecting power supply to the office of parliamentarian Innocent at Angamaly in Ernakulam district for not paying the bill.

Congress cautions CPI-M on 'politics of murder'

Kozhikode (Kerala), Sep 20 : The Congress Saturday told the opposition CPI-M it would meet the same fate it has in West Bengal if it party does not desist from the "politics of murder" in the state.

Harsh Vardhan lauds Chandy for reducing liquor availability

Thiruvananthapuram, Sept. 19 : Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Friday praised Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over his government's decision to drastically reduce the availability of liquor.

Former India volleyball captain Udayakumar dead

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 : Former India volleyball captain and Arjuna Award winner K. Udayakumar passed away Friday due to a cardiac arrest, according to family sources. He was 54.

We should launch a war against cancer: Harsh Vardhan

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 : Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday called for the launching of a countrywide war against cancer.

New panel to tackle female foeticide issues: Harsh Vardhan

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 : A new committee will tackle issues related to female foeticide in India, union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Friday.

Toonz to adapt 5 stories by children into films

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 : To mark its fifteenth anniversary here, Toonz Animation, will make five short animation films on the stories written by the winners of "Kahani Masters".

CPI-M demands white paper on Kerala's finances

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 : A new tax burden of over Rs.2,000 crore should not be placed on Kerala people and the state government should come out with a white paper on the state's finances, said the CPI-M Thursday.

Kerala homes that have a member abroad are better off

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 : The households in Kerala that have at least one family member living abroad are better off economically as compared to those families with no member abroad, says a study.

Kerala hikes water tariff, taxes on liquor, tobacco

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 : The Kerala government Wednesday hiked taxes on liquor and tobacco products, and water charges, land registration and stamp duty in a bid to tide over a financial crunch.

90 percent of Kerala diaspora in Middle East: Study

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 : As much as 90 percent of Kerala's 23.63 lakh diaspora is in the various Middle East countries, says a study released here Wednesday.

NRI remittances to Kerala grow

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 : Remittances to Kerala have continued to grow ever since Keralites started migrating to the Gulf region, a study said.

Kerala added a million elderly every year since '81

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 16 : Kerala added one million elderly every successive year since the census of 1981, a study said.

Kerala tourism body for redress of new liquor policy

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 16 : Kerala Travel Mart (KTM), a society of tourism stakeholders has planned to seek legal redress of the state's recently announced liquor policy that envisages total prohibition in the next 10 years, an official said Tuesday.

Incentive for KTM buyers for appointments with sellers

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 16 : For the first time, all international buyers who will make a minimum of 40 appointments with the buyers at the eighth edition of the Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) will get $750 as an incentive, a KTM official said here Tuesday.

VKL Group to invest Rs.2,000 crore in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 16 : Bahrain-based VKL Group Tuesday announced an investment of Rs.2,000 crore in real estate and hospitality sectors in Kerala.

Sachin's Kerala Blasters unveil logo

Kochi, Sep 15 : Kerala Blasters, Kochi-based football franchise of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) co-owned by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, unveiled their team log here Monday.

Kerala eyes toddy to fill liquor's gap

By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 15 : Kerala's decision to close 730 bars in the state under a new liquor policy has sparked off a sudden interest in toddy, the state's traditional drink.

Tourists do not visit Kerala to drink: Congress

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 15 : Foreign tourists do not visit Kerala to only consume liquor, state Congress president V.M. Sudheeran said Monday, hitting back at those who have said that the tourism industry would be the worst affected by the new liquor policy that aims at total prohibition in a decade.

Kerala youths protest bar on new government posts

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 14 : A day after Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani said no new posts will be created this fiscal due to financial crisis, pro-government youth organisations protested the move Sunday.

RSS leader's murder: Kerala's CBI probe request reaches Delhi

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 13 : Just 13 days after the murder of an RSS activist in Kannur, the Kerala government's request for a CBI probe into the killing was sent to Delhi Saturday.

Always taken anti-liquor stand: Kerala excise minister

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 13 : The Congress-led United Democratic Front has always taken an anti-liquor stand to bring in prohibition in a phased manner, Kerala Excise Minister K. Babu said Saturday.

Tipplers in Kerala CM's constituency angry over liquor ban

Puthupally (Kerala), Sep 12 : Villagers in Puthupally, from where Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is a legislator for the past 44 years, are now angry with him as the lone liquor shop here would be one among the first to be shut down under the state's new liquor policy.

Kerala fishermen murder: SC allows Italian marine to go home

New Delhi, Sept. 12 : The Supreme Court on Friday allowed ailing Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre, who has been accused of murder, to visit Italy for medical treatment.

Kerala's licensed clubs left out in liquor policy?

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 11 : The Kerala government's policy to achieve prohibition will be achieved in a phased manner, state Congress chief V.M. Sudheeran said Thursday, hinting that licensed clubs frequented by the rich will continue to serve liquor.

Antony convalescing after surgery

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 11 : Former defence minister A.K.Antony is currently convalescing at his residence here after prostate surgery.

Kerala Govt. reaffirms liquor ban commitment post SC setback

New Delhi, Sept. 11 : Following the Supreme Court's direction to the Kerala Government not to impose a ban on liquor bars and to maintain a status quo till September 30, the state government reaffirmed its commitment to close all bars.

Kerala bars can sell liquor till Sep 30, says SC

New Delhi, Sep 11 : Bar owners in Kerala, other than five star hotels, will be able to serve liquor till Sep 30 as the Supreme Court Thursday ordered status quo till this date while asking the state high court to decide the challenge to the notification directing them to shut shop.

Prime accused in Kerala RSS leader's murder surrenders

Kannur, (Kerala) Sep 11 : The prime accused in the killing of RSS leader K.T. Manoj in Kannur last week surrendered in a court here Thursday , police said.

Kerala women get training in post-natal massage therapy

Kochi, Sep 11 : A group of 24 women in Kerala has received training to give traditional post-pregnancy care to clients under a project to revive the state's traditional massage therapies.

No liquor bar ban for now in Kerala, says Supreme Court

New Delhi, Sept.11 : The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Kerala Government not to impose a ban on liquor bars and maintain status quo till September 30.

Kerala bars can sell liquor till Sep 30

New Delhi, Sep 11 : The bar owners in Kerala will be able to serve liquor till Sep 30 as the Supreme Court Thursday ordered a status quo till then.

Tourism mart to boost Kerala as a wedding destination

Kochi, Sep 10 : The eighth edition of Kerala Tourism's flagship Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) beginning here from Sep 18 is expected to boost the state as a wedding destination, organisers said here Wednesday.

International liquor firms upset with Kerala's policy: Congress

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 10 : International liquor companies and the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP), supported by major producers of alcohol, are upset with the Kerala government's new liquor policy, the ruling Congress party said Wednesday.

SC stays Kerala Govt. bar ban for a day more

New Delhi, Sept.10 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the Kerala Government not to enforce its order to ban non-five-star hotel bars till Thursday, when the apex court will hear several petitions challenging the ban.

Thrissur Infopark gets ready for new companies

Kochi, Sep 10 : Infopark Thrissur, developed as one of the two satellite centres of Infopark Kochi under the hub and spoke model, is all set to get new companies as its brand new 3.3 lakh sq ft IT block will open by March 2015.

Supreme Court to hear Kerala bar owners' plea Thursday

New Delhi, Sep 10 : In a reprieve to bar owners in Kerala, the Supreme Court Wednesday told the state government not to enforce its order prohibiting functioning of non-five-star hotel bars till Thursday when the court will take up for hearing a batch of petitions challenging the ban order.

Rare hand and larynx transplant facility in Kochi hospital awaits donors

Kochi, Sept.9 : A rare cadaver hand and larynx (voice box) transplant facility has come up at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in Kochi, Kerala.

Kerala BJP leaders meet Rajnath Singh

New Delhi/Kerala, Sep 9 : Bharatiya Janata Party leaders from Kerala, led by state party chief V. Muraleedharan, met union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and expressed concern over the killing of RSS leader K.T. Manoj in Kannur last week.

Technology to be backbone of 35th National Games

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 9 : CMC Ltd, Hyderabad, along with an in-house ICT team, has begun work on making the 35th National Games here completely IT-enabled, with all important services and deliverables working on an IT platform.

227 from Kerala stranded in Srinagar

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 8 : As many as 227 people from Kerala, who had gone for a vacation in Jammu and Kashmir, are now stranded in flood-ravaged Srinagar, officials said here Monday.

Modi calls for homogenous society to ensure equality

New Delhi, Sep 8 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday called for social awakening to create a homogeneous society, which can ensure equality and justice for all.

RSS leader's murder: Attack survivor identifies culprits

Kozhikode, (Kerala) Sep 8 : A survivor of an attack in which RSS leader K.T. Manoj was killed in Kerala's Kannur last week has identified the culprits Monday. The CBI will probe the case.

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