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ISRO spy case: Kerala to decide on future course of action

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 : The Kerala government will seek legal opinion on the Kerala High Court's ruling quashing the state government's order to drop charges against three retired police officers who had implicated and arrested scientist S. Nambi Narayanan in the ISRO espionage case.

Sketch of suspect who set woman on fire on a train released

Kannur (Kerala), Oct 21 : The railway police, probing the death of a woman who was set ablaze inside a vacant train compartment Monday, have released a rough sketch of a youth believed to be in the age group 22 to 25, who has committed the crime.

ISRO spy case: HC quashes government order on police officers

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 : The Kerala High Court Monday quashed the state government's order to drop charges against three retired police officers, who had implicated and arrested scientist S. Nambi Narayanan in connection with the ISRO espionage case.

CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan turns 91

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 : Leader of Opposition in Kerala and former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan turned 91 Monday.

Kochi Metro will be ready on time: Chandy

Kochi, Oct 20 : Kochi Metro, the Rs.5,180 crore dream project that is expected to solve the travel woes in Kerala's commercial capital, would be completed in "a time bound manner", said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

Ganesh Kumar's return to Kerala cabinet opposed

By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 : Any plan to reinduct K.B. Ganesh Kumar into the cabinet is facing stiff opposition not only from Congress leaders but also from the Malayalam film industry, making a cabinet rejig in Kerala a remote possibility.

KCA officials quizzed over reports of payment to Windies

Kochi, Oct 18 : Income tax officials here have quizzed Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) office bearers over a payment controversy following media reports that the game's local governing body intervened and offered to pay the financially embattled West Indies team money to enable the first One-Day International (ODI) of a five-match series to commence as per schedule.

Kozhikode to host second pan-IIM World Management Conference

Kozhikode, Oct 18 : The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode has been selected to host the second pan-IIM World Management Conference, supported by the Ministry of Human Resources Development and organised by the 13 IIMs in the country.

Modi with broom just a gimmick: Congress

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 : The Kerala unit of the Congress has dismissed the Swachh Bharat Mission as a gimmick of Prime Minister Narendra Modi using a broom.

Journalists should report cases after reading judgments: Kerala governor

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 : Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam Friday told journalists to ensure that they report court cases after reading the judgments.

Mohanlal forming a music band?

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 : What's Mohanlal up to? This question has been doing the rounds ever since the superstar's latest post came up on his Facebook page. He has posted a photograph of himself in the company of few musicians, leading to rumours that the actor may be contemplating forming a music band.

Artist Jitish Kallat to popularise Kochi Biennale in US

Kochi, Oct 16 : Artist and curator Jitish Kallat will share the themes and curatorial ideas behind Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 with artists, curators, scholars and administrators at several prestigious art institutions in the United States from this month-end.

Kerala biodiversity efforts praised in South Korea

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 : The efforts by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) have been praised at 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, an official said Thursday.

Techie jumps to death in Technopark campus

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 : A 29-year-old man working at an IT company in the Technopark campus jumped to death from the sixth floor of his office building Thursday morning.

Uplifting a village via a film festival

Kochi, Oct 16 : It's a one-of-its-kind film festival to help a non-descript Kerala village near this commercial capital of the state here to achieve a better standard of living.

Kerala to make 2015 National Games Village eco-friendly

Thiruvanathapuram, Oct 15 : The Jawarharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI), as part of its developmental plans, will spend Rs.50 lakh to turn the 2015 National Games Village eco-friendly.

Oommen Chandy hopes meeting with Modi will benefit Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 15 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy along with seven of his cabinet colleagues will oficially meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time Thursday with a list of demands to benefit the state.

Delhi meeting to decide on Kerala's aviation sector

By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 15 : The next few days could prove decisive for Kerala's dream project, Air-Kerala, the southern state's very own airline.

Less than 30 percent people using public healthcare: Official

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 : The public healthcare system in the country is being used only by less than 30 percent of the population because of lack of diagnostic systems and inadequate supply of drugs, Kerala health and family welfare secretary K. Ellangovan said Tuesday.

Kerala to reward offices for revenue collections

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 : The top three Kerala districts that bring in more revenues by mopping up outstandings will be rewarded with better office infrastructure, a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced Tuesday.

Chacko justifies removal of Tharoor as spokesperson

Kochi, Oct. 13 : Congress leader P.C. Chacko on Monday justified the decision to remove Shashi Tharoor as the spokesperson, saying it was essential for a party spokesperson to be restrained.

Shashi Tharoor removed as Congress spokesperson

New Delhi, Oct. 13 : The Congress party on Monday relieved Member of Parliament (MP) Shashi Tharoor from his duties as the spokesperson of the organisation.

Decision on Tharoor based on Kerala unit's report: Congress

New Delhi, Oct 13 : The Congress Monday said Shashi Tharoor's removal as a party spokesman has nothing to do with the controversial death of his wife and was only based on a report by the disciplinary committee of the party's Kerala unit.

Rare unity in Kerala Congress for Tharoor removal

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 : Shashi Tharoor's removal as Congress national spokesperson, at the behest of the Kerala unit of the party, appears to be a rare occasion when Congress leaders in the state buried their legendary factionalism and sought action as one single unit.

Solar panels scam accused threatens legal action over nude photos

Kozhikode, Oct 13 : Saritha Nair, one of the main accused in the solar panels scam, Monday said she would take legal action against people who are circulating nude pictures believed to be of her.

Kerala diaspora directory to go online Nov 1

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 : A diaspora directory for all the non-resident Keralites will go online Nov 1, which is celebrated as the Kerala Day, an official said Friday.

Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters face NorthEast United

Guwahati, Oct 12 : A humdinger of a contest is on the cards as NorthEast United FC take on Sachin Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters FC in the second match of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) here Monday.

World Space Week celebrated in Kozhikode to mark Mangalyaan's success

Kozhikode, (Kerala) Oct. 12 : World Space Week was celebrated in Kerala's Kozhikode district on Friday to mark the success of India's Mars mission, where many enthusiastic school and college students attended the space exhibition organised by the Regional Science Centre and Planetarium.

CPI-M to introspect at politburo meet starting Monday

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 12 : The two-day CPI-M politburo meeting beginning in Delhi Monday is expected to introspect, as the party prepares a draft political review for discussion at all levels.

22,000 'Nitaqat' returnees seek government assistance

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 12 : About 22,000 people, who have returned from Saudi Arabia, have registered with the state government seeking assistance for starting self-employment programmes, an official said.

Vayalar award for K.R. Meera

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 11 : Former journalist K.R. Meera, 44, has bagged the Vayalar Rama Varma Award, the most prestigious literary award in Kerala.

Independent probe demanded into Sunanda Pushkar's death

Thiruvananthapuram/Palakkad, Oct 11 : Opposition parties in Kerala Saturday demanded an independent and comprehensive probe into the death of former union minister Sashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar.

'Bang Bang' most successful Hindi film in Kerala

Chennai, Oct 11 : Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Bang Bang", which has raked in over Rs.4 crore within the first week of its release in Kerala, has become the most successful Hindi film in the state. A delighted Hrithik thanked audiences for the overwhelming response.

New Malayalam Movie Releases This Week

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 10: The following five Malayalam movies were released today at various centers in Kerala.

100 Degree Celsius - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 10 : Malayalam movie 100 Degree Celsius released on October 10th is a women-centric thriller.

Liquor, tobacco products now cost more in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 10 : The price of liquor went up in Kerala Friday after the government, in its bid to enforce total prohibition, imposed an additional 25 percent tax.

Kamal Haasan joins 'Papanasam' team in Kerala

Thodupuzha (Kerala), Oct 10 : After a short break, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will resume shooting for Tamil thriller "Papanasam" here Friday. The film is the remake of Malayalam blockbuster "Drishyam".

India's oldest unmarried woman aims for Guinness World Record

Thrissur (Kerala) Oct. 9 : Age does not deter Kunjannam from aiming high.

Top Malayalam Movies of the week

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 9: Here is the list of top Malayalam movies now running on theatres.

Five towering Malayalam film personalities to work together

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 9 : It's never happened in the Malayalam film industry before! Five towering personalities -- Mammootty, Mohanlal, Renji Panicker, Ranjith and Shaji Kailas -- will join forces for a Malayalam film that will hit the screens next year.

Kerala announces cash awards for Asian Games medallists

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 8 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday awarded Indian hockey goalkeeper P.R.Sreejesh, the hero of the Asian Games final, a cash award of Rs.15 lakh and also offered him the job of a district educational officer in the general education department.

Tamaar Padaar - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 8 : Director Dileesh Nair's satire flick 'Tamaar Padaar' released on 3rd October with Prithviraj, Baburaj and Chemban Vinod in the lead roles.

KPCC lashes out against Tharoor for hurting sentiments of party workers

Trivandrum, Oct.8 : Expressing displeasure over Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat mission and for agreeing to be a brand ambassador for the campaign, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president V M Sudheeran on Wednesday said that Tharoor was not supposed to make statements which hurt sentiments of party workers in the state.

Homely Meals - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 7: Homely Meals is a Malayalam movie directed by Anoop Kannan with Vipin Atley in the lead role. The movie has biographical touch of Vipin Atley, the hero and script writer of Homely Meals.

Tharoor dismayed by 'negative' Congress reaction to PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' invite to him

New Delhi, Oct. 7 : Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday expressed his dismay over members of his party criticising his joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', stating that the Prime Minister had specifically addressed him as a Congress party member.

Shashi Tharoor becomes a loner in Congress

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 7 : The two-time Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor appears to have become a loner in his party because not a single party leader has come to his defence after he accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to join the Clean India campaign, saying he was honoured.

Technopark's IT bosses shake a leg for charity

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 7 : The CEOs of around 30 companies at Technopark, India's largest IT park, here, Tuesday stepped out of their boardrooms and proved they are just as skilled on the dance floor, during "Daan Utsav" celebrations, the country's annual Festival of Giving.

My fundamental commitment is to India's progress: Shashi Tharoor

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 6 : After coming under fire from his party colleagues in his home state for 'praising' Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor has reacted strongly by stating that his fundamental commitment is to India's progress.

Oommen Chandy promises good government job for Sreejesh

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 6 : The hero of the Incheon Asian Games men's hockey final, India goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh has been assured a good Kerala government job by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

Stop praising Modi, Kerala Congress tells Tharoor

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 6 : The Congress in Kerala has asked Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor to stop praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sachiin Joshi to remake Malayalam sports-based film in Hindi, Telugu

Mumbai, Oct 6 : Actor-producer Sachiin Joshi, who recently featured in Telugu film "Nee Jathaga Nenundali", the official remake of Bollywood film "Aashiqui 2", says he plans to remake a Malayalam sports-based film in Hindi and Telugu.

Rain threat over Kochi ODI

Kochi, Oct 6 : The threat of rain looms large over the first ODI of the five-match series even as Indian and West Indies cricketers started to arrive in batches for the day-night encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium here Wednesday.

Preeja Sreedharan to quit after 35th National Games

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 5 : Former Asian Games gold medallist Preeja Sreedharan, who failed to defend her 10,000 metres title in Incheon, Sunday said she would be ending her career after the 35th National Games in Kerala slated for Jan 31-Feb 14.

Case against MP Joice George in Kerala

Idukki (Kerala), Oct 5 : Kerala Police Sunday registered a case against Idukki MP Joice George for allegedly attacking Forests Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan.

Muslims in Kerala celebrate Eid-ul-Azha

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 5 : Eid-ul-Azha, the festival of sacrifice, was celebrated Sunday with religious fervour and gaiety across Kerala.

Vertical garden to be created at Kochi Biennale

Kochi, Oct 4 : French botanist Patrick Blanc, who has created over 250 vertical gardens around the world, Saturday said he will showcase one at the second edition of the Kochi Muziris Biennale to be held here later this year.

NCW, CPI take on singer KJ Yesudas over 'jeans' remarks

New Delhi/ Lucknow Oct. 4 : Communist Party of India leader Atul Anjan and National Commission for Women chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam on Saturday took exception to veteran Carnatic singer K J Yesudas reported statement that women should not wear jeans, as it was against Indian culture.

A budget tour to Munnar; protesting hike in Kerala taxi rates

By Sujatha N, Kochi, October 4: You may be postponing a vacation trip or a picnic due to hike in taxi and hotel rates. We had a similar situation, this article is about how we solved the matter and visited Munnar, Kerala's best hill station.

'Yesudas pained after women dress remarks taken forward'

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 3 : Noted singer K.J. Yesudas is upset in the manner his Thursday's women dress code remarks are being taken forward, CPI-M politburo member M.A. Baby said Friday.

RSS chief is above prime minister: CPI-M

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 3 : Taking a strong stand against Doordarshan's live telecast of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's address Friday, state CPI-M secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said that it clearly shows that Bhagwat is above the prime minister of the country.

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