New Delhi, July 30 : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has admitted that they have not been able to procure any information yet on the whereabouts of Father Tom, who went missing in Yemen and a purported video of him being tortured by the ISIS cropped up on social media.
New Delhi, July 29 : The whereabouts of Salesian Order priest Father Thomas Uzhunnallil who was abducted in March this after a terrorist attack on an old-age home in Yemen are still not known despite the capture of the attackers.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 : The organisers of the 2lst international Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) on Friday set the ball rolling by inviting entries for the event that runs here from December 9 to 16 every year.
Kozhikode (Kerala), July 29 : Star athlete Tintu Luka's confidence is high as she gets ready for the upcoming Rio Olympics and has placed a huge expectation on herself.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 : Having lost Kerala's chief ministership in the May elections, Oommen Chandy seems to be enjoying life's small pleasures, like taking a 75 km bus ride from Kollam to the state capital.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 : Following the arrest of two suspected Islamic State sympathisers by the Kerala Police, the BJP state unit on Thursday demanded a probe into a claim by one of the arrested accused that 700 persons from the southern state were converted to Islam.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 : Veteran Communist leader and former Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan has expressed unhappiness over the appointment of Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath as the economic adviser to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a letter to CPI-M chief Sitaram Yechury.
Kochi, July 28 : Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Kerala Blasters FC on Thursday announced the signing of Northern Ireland's Aaron Hughes as the marquee player for the third edition of the football tournament later this year.
Kochi, July 27 : A remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) of the Indian Navy on a routine training mission from Naval Air Station, INS Garuda ditched at sea nine miles from Kochi today.
Kochi, July 27 : The Congress party in Kerala on Wednesday called for the immediate intervention of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to end the impasse between the lawyers community and the media.
Kochi, July 27 : The Kerala High Court on Wednesday asked the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to include Kerala athlete Anu Raghavan in the Indian 4x400 metres women's relay squad for the upcoming Rio Olympics.
New Delhi, July 27 : The New Education Policy (NEP) draft prepared by the government has created a fear of invoking "a new brand of nationalism" linked to one religion, senior Congress leader K.V. Thomas has said.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 : The Congress in Kerala on Tuesday expressed "surprise" at the appointment of Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath as the economic adviser to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Thrissur, July 26 : A Kerala couple, Gireesh and Sajini, both carriers of Tay-Sachs disease -- a rare genetic disorder -- are happy after a hospital helped the mother to deliver a baby free of the fatal disease.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 : The Congress in Kerala is not impressed with Gita Gopinath who has been appointed the economic adviser to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Gita Gopinath is a professor at the Harvard University, but her appointment has surprised the Congress.
Kochi (Kerala), July 25 : A Kochi Court on Monday sent two suspected Islamic State (ISIS) members, who were arrested in Mumbai for allegedly recruiting youths for the militant outfit, to 14-day police custody.
Kochi, July 25 : A court here on Monday sent the two suspected Islamic State sympathisers to police custody till August 8.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 : The Travancore Devasom Board (TDB) that looks after the affairs of the famed Sabarimala temple is firm on its stand that it does not wish to allow entry of females in the age group of 10 to 50 into the temple.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 : At 86, Dakshayani shows no signs of ageing and looks absolutely fit as she gets all set to enter the Guinness World Records as the oldest living elephant.
Mumbai, July 24 : Actress Huma Qureshi, who will star alongside Mammootty in the forthcoming film "White", says working with the Malayalam superstar has been a great experience for her.
Kochi, July 23 : The tiff between the media and the lawyers community in Kerala appeared to have blown over on Saturday following conciliation talks led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with the warring groups.
Kozhikode (Kerala), July 23 : As search for the missing AN-32 IAF aircraft with 29 people on board is on, the family and friends of two Kerala defence officials who were on the plane are praying fervently and hoping to hear some good news.
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 : The tiff between the media and the lawyers community in Kerala appears to have been resolved with the intervention of Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur who held talks with representatives of the journalists in the national capital on Friday.
New Delhi, July 22 : The German Development Bank KfW has inked an agreement for Rs 630 crore (euro 85 million) with Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) to finance an integrated water transport system for Kochi city.
New Delhi, July 22 : The German Development Bank KfW, mandated by the German Government, has signed the Separate Agreement to the Loan Agreement for EUR 85 million (INR 630 cr.) with Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL), said the Germany embassy here.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 : Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil action drama "Kabali" which released across 306 screens in Kerala on Froday, literally kept many awake to watch it as early as 5 a.m., when the screens came alive.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 : The tiff between the media and lawyers in Kerala took a turn for the worse in the state capital on Thursday when lawyers threw stones at journalists in front of the district court.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 : Former Kerala Minister and Congress leader A.K. Babu's woes continued as a court here on Thursday ordered a fresh vigilance case against him following a petition filed by a newly-formed hotels association.
Kochi, July 20 : The Congress on Wednesday asked Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to intervene in the ongoing tussle between the journalists and the lawyers that turned violent on Tuesday evening.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), July 20 : The heart of a 15-year-old boy, who was declared brain-dead, was transported from Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram to Kochi for organ transplant on Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 : After being kept away from the prized post of CM and lying low since the new LDF government was formed two months ago, V.S. Achuthanandan on Wednesday indirectly targetted Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by picking on a decision to remove a government counsel dealing with cases against land usurpers.
New Delhi, Jul 20 : Government is taking all steps to bring back Malayalee priest Father Tom safely, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj as a purported video of kidnapped Father Tom being tortured by the ISIS cropped up on social media, according to media reports.
Kochi, July 20 : A video clipping allegedly of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Catholic priest from Kerala who was abducted by Islamic State militants in Yemen has surfaced on Facebook page.
New Delhi, July 20 : After the purported video of kidnapped Father Tom being tortured by the ISIS cropped up on social media, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday asserted that the Centre was doing everything in its power to bring the Malayalee priest back home safely.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 : The Kerala Women's Commission (KWC) on Tuesday decided to serve notice to Malayalam superstar Mammootty, director Nithin Renji Panicker and producer Alice George for "portraying women in bad light" in 'Kasaba' released this month.
Kochi, July 19 : Senior advocate M.K. Damodaran is not to take up the assignment of advisor to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the government told the Kerala High Court on Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 : The Kerala government will approach the high court to understand the implications of the RTI Act vis-a-vis the Cabinet's decisions, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 : The sole BJP legislator in the Kerala assembly on Monday opposed the motion moved by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan against the move to merge the State Bank of Travancore with State Bank of India, and as a result, the resolution passed by the house failed to be an unanimous one.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 : The Kerala government is to begin an insurance scheme for the over 2.5 million migrant labourers, mostly from West Bengal, Bihar and the northeast, who work in the state, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 : Acclaimed filmmaker Priyadarshan attributes his success to how he "told lies well". He says becoming a successful director depends on how good a cheater one is.
Pathanamathitta (Kerala), July 17 : Two youth were still missing while upcoming Indian cricketer Karun Nair had a narrow escape as the snake boat in which around 100 persons were travelling, capsized in river Pampa in this Kerala district on Sunday, police said.
Kottayam (Kerala), July 17 : Kerala Congress-Mani supremo K.C. Mani, who had to quit as Finance Minster in the previous UDF government last year in connection with the bar scam, on Sunday denied his party was planning to walk out of the Congress-led alliance.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 17 : Acclaimed filmmaker Priyadarshan, who has spent 34 years in the film industry and has done 91 films in various languages, is set to begin a new career as a teacher, which was his father's desire.
Kozhikode (Kerala), July 16 : Congress leader K. Muraleedharan on Saturday said the party needs a "major surgery" in Kerala, following the rout in the recent assembly election.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 : IUML legislator K.M. Shaji said he has reported 10 cases of threats that were made to him for the strongly progressive stand he has been taking against the spread of Islamic fundamentalism in Kerala.
New Delhi, July 15 : Kerala is all set to become country's second Open Defecation Free (ODF) state by November 1 this year, state Local Self Government Minister K.T. Jaleel said here on Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will raise the issue of sanctioning Colachel port in Tamil Nadu with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Inter-State Council meeting on Saturday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is acting like a dictator and his attitude to Right to Information rules proves this, Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala said on Friday.
Malappuram (Kerala) July 15 : Seven cases of cholera, with three in the process of being confirmed, have been detected in this district, said health officials on Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 : Eighty-five Indians, including 46 Keralites, evacuated from strife-torn South Sudan arrived here by a special Indian Air Force aircraft on Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (ANI): The Indian Air Force aircraft C-17 carrying Indian citizens from war-torn South Sudan landed at Thiruvananthapuram this morning.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 : One hundred and fifty six persons who were evacuated from South Sudan arrived on a special Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft at the international airport here early on Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 14 : The Kerala Vigilance Department on Thursday filed an FIR against Ezhava community social arm SNDP Yogam's general secretary Vellapali Natesan for committing fraud and financial misappropriation in a microfinance programme it runs.
New Delhi, July 14 : The two Indian Air Force C-17 Globe Masters that the government has sent to evacuate Indians stranded in South Sudan, which has been hit by violence that has claimed hundreds of lives, will be back in India on Friday, first stopping at Thiruvananthapuram and then proceeding to New Delhi, the External Affairs Ministry stated on Thursday.
New Delhi, July 14 : Asserting that operation 'Sankat Mochan', which is being carried out to rescue stranded Indians from war-struck South Sudan, highlighted the Centre's 'pro-active approach', the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday stated that the evacuated Indians will land in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala tomorrow morning.
Kochi, July 14 : A new delicacy on dining tables in Kerala could well be African snails, millions of which have invaded many areas of the state.
Kochi, July 14 : Para-medical professionals and nurses from Kerala have immense opportunities for better jobs in emergency services in Dubai and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, said a top Dubai government official on Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, July 14 : The Kerala government will offer a more attractive rehabilitation package to those who had to return from the Middle East because of economic downturn or other reasons, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Thursday.
Chennai, July 14 : Well-known Malayalam actress K.P.A.C. Lalitha, known for her work in National Award-winning films "Amaram" and "Shantham", plays a pivotal role in filmmaker Mani Ratnam's upcoming Tamil romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai".
Thiruvananthapuram, July 13 : Billed as the first of its kind - a digital student incubator went online on Wednesday when Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan unveiled SV.CO, the digital makeover of Startup Village designed to help thousands of college-goers make an early start in entrepreneurship.