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Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 : A report about 35 people getting converted to Hinduism Sunday would be probed by a senior police official, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 : State Congress president V.M. Sudheeran, who has blamed "external forces" for diluting Kerala's liquor policy, Sunday came under heavy attack from within the party as well as from outside of it for his remark.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 20 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday congratulated the Kerala Blasters team for putting up a "wonderful performance" to finish as runners-up in the first Indian Super League (ISL) tournament.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 20 : Referring to the now diluted liquor policy in Kerala that initially aimed to implement total prohibition in a phased manner, a Congress leader Saturday said that at times, "external forces" set the government agenda.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 20 : With BJP president Amit Shah on his second visit to Kerala - where the party is yet to open its account in the state assembly - it has been decided that the party will woo film personalities to get support in the state.
Palakkad (Kerala). Dec. 19 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday criticised Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for not valuing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts for the development of India.
Mumbai, Dec 19 : Former England goalkeeper and head coach of Kerala Blasters FC David James has described the final of the Indian Super League (ISL) to be played Saturday to be the biggest ever game in India yet.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 : The Kerala cabinet will take a decision next week whether to adopt online voting for its diaspora, a minister said Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 : Kerala government agencies will recruit nurses for Kuwait after reports came that nurses have been cheated by private recruitment firms, a minister said Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 : The Kerala government's Non-resident Keralite (NRK) Global Meet-2015 to be held Jan 16-17 at Kochi would be inaugurated by Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, said a Kerala minister Friday. She will be the chief guest on the first day of the event.
Mumbai, Dec 19 : After two-and-half months of engrossing football, Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) face Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) final here Saturday -- with both having fought their way through some memorable encounters to set up a mouth-watering summit clash for the inaugural competition.
Kochi, Dec 19 : The first phase of the Rs. 5,000 crore SmartCity Kochi project will be ready by March 2015, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Friday.
Kochi, Dec. 19 : A group of Indian nurses, who were evacuated from Libya by the government, arrived in Kochi in the early hours of Friday morning.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 : Bowing to pressure from various quarters, the Kerala government Thursday decided that from now on Sundays will no longer be dry days and 418 bars that have not opened since the beginning of this fiscal would become beer and wine parlours, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 : Kerala's tourism campaign 'God's Own Country, People's Own Tourism' - which aims to link tourism with rural areas - was launched here Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 : To help rubber farmers in Kerala, top honchos of trye manufacturers agreed, after meetings with Kerala government representatives, to procure rubber at 25 percent higher price.
Kochi, Dec. 18 : One in every 120 children in India are born with a heart defect and about a third of them have serious defects.
New Delhi, Dec. 17 : Kerala has become the gateway to India for holidaymakers from 43 countries who can now get Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) enabled with ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation) at the Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi international airports.
Kochi, Dec 17 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, a few of his cabinet colleagues and two party MPs figure in the list of witnesses in the ongoing Solar scam judicial probe. The list was made public Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 : The ban on poultry products that was imposed last month in 13 villages has been lifted, said a Kerala minister.
Kozhikode, Dec 17 : As part of its expansion plans, the Dubai-based Bronet Group will invest Rs.200 crore across various sectors in Kerala in the next three-four years, a top company official said Wednesday.
By Shilpa Raina, Kochi, Dec 17 : You might have come across names of Indian artists like Tyeb Mehta, Ram Kumar, Jehangir Sabavala and Mithu Sen, among several others and identify their trademark style of painting. But how many of us recognise them by face?
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday reiterated that the aim of his government is to achieve "total prohibition" in the state within a 10-year period.
Melbourne, Dec 17 : To lose extra fat, all you have to do is breathe in and breathe out more during exercise or brisk walking, new research has revealed.
Chennai, Dec 16 : Kerala Blasters FC survived a tremendous onslaught from hosts Chennaiyin FC to win 4-3 on aggregate in the first semi-final play-off to enter the final of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) football competition at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 16 : Kerala Tourism is likely get a boost as nationals from 43 countries are now eligible to get Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) enabled with Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) at its Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi international airports.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 16 : Nurses in Kerala might be able to go to Kuwait without paying the hefty fees that private agencies charge as the state government plans to entrust state agencies with the task of recruiting nurses.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 16 : A division bench of the Kerala High Court has directed the central government to file an affidavit in two months' time over ground handling activities at the Thiruvananthapuram international airport.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 16 : Eighty-seven nurses from Kerala working in Libya are all set to return home in the coming days, says an official here, adding that the remaining 600 nurses have not expressed desire to return at the moment.
By Shilpa Raina, Kochi, Dec 16 : The mysterious, yet powerful play of shadow and light, showcasing tangible imprints of memory using soap bubbles and a feeble attempt to try and punctuate time: These, among several other artworks at the ongoing Kochi-Muziris Biennale, display the might of kinetic energy and how subtly the technique has made its way into the world of art.
New Delhi, Dec 16 : The Supreme Court Tuesday declined applications by two Italian marines - accused of killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast - wherein one sought to extend his stay in Italy and the other wanted to go home to celebrate Christmas.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 15 : The Congress-led ruling UDF, after heated discussions Monday, finally gave the nod for 'practical changes' to the liquor policy announced in August.
By Shilpa Raina, Kochi, Dec 15 : Italian Francesco Clemente is often described as a nomadic artist and this is why he has chosen a tent as a canvas and painted it with powerful imagery drawn from his tour across the world, including India. In contrast, Unnikrishnan C. has portrayed his two-month journey in Kochi on bricks where he has mixed myths and poignant portraits of daily life.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 15 : Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani, facing charges of receiving a Rs.1 crore bribe to re-open the closed bars in the state, will go to jail despite the government's efforts to shield him, leader of opposition V.S. Achuthanandan said here Monday.
Hyderabad, Dec 15 : LULU Group, a leading retail chain in the Middle East, plans to invest Rs.2,500 crore in Telangana next year.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 15 : Adapting the smart home concept, Technopark incubated Ronds Innotech launched "Smart ehome" -- an intelligent power management system that automatically controls the home appliances in a house.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 14 : Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani is possibly India's longest-serving legislator having won every election to the assembly since 1965. But things turned sour for the 81-year-old minister after a corruption case was filed against him for allegedly receiving a Rs.1 crore bribe to reopen the closed bars in the state.
By Aparajita Gupta, Kochi, Dec 14 : Call drops are a recurring problem for phone users and even Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, addressing a telecom conference here Sunday over phone, became a victim. Experts blame lower spectrum availability and less telecom towers for this daily menace.
Chennai, Dec 13 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the environment ministry to withdraw the clearance to Kerala to carry out an environment study for a new Mullaperiyar Dam, saying it was against the apex court order.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 : Senior CPI leader P. Ramachandran Nair announced Saturday that he has quit the party as he is pained to see that certain vested interests have ganged up and taken it over.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 : Falling rubber prices and the onset of avian flu in central Kerala could dent Christmas celebrations here.
Kochi, Dec 13 : The spirit of the Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB) was at its peak Friday evening when amid heavy showers, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy officially inaugurated the 108-day long festival.
By Shilpa Raina, Kochi, Dec 12 : A work of art might be seen as a mirror of society, but when it comes to initiatives and experiments, the art fraternity is a bit scared compared to other creative pillars of society like cinema and literature, according to Tate Modern director Chris Dercon.
Kannur (Kerala), Dec.12 : Naval teams of 16 nations are currently taking part in the Admiral's Cup Regatta 2014.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 12 : The Left Front Friday demanded arrest of Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani after the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) filed a case against him over allegations that the state bar association gave him a Rs.1 crore bribe to reopen the closed bars.
By Shilpa Raina, Kochi, Dec 12 : If Hollyoowd wizard Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" explored the idea of finding life on another planet in space, artist Jitish Kallat is redirecting many journeys between time and space through artistic impressions that would take the audience on a whirlpool of explorations during the 108-day-long Kochi-Muziris Biennale from Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 11 : The Congress party in Kerala has constituted a five-member team to ascertain if any Congress leader was behind a false news that was played up by the print and electronic media when party vice-president Rahul Gandhi was here.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 11 : The Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau (VACB) Thursday filed a case in a special vigilance court here against 81-year-old Finance Minister K.M. Mani over allegations that the Kerala Bar Hotel Owners Association gave him a Rs.1 crore bribe to reopen closed bars in the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 11 : The Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau Thursday filed an FIR against Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani after conducting a quick verification of the allegation that bar hotel owners association had given him a Rs.1 crore bribe.
By Sanu George, Sabarimala (Kerala), Dec 11 : It is a unique post office, and one of its main tasks is to deliver letters to God.
Kochi, Dec 10 : Come Friday and global art is set to turn a new leaf with the opening of the second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) with a focus on works that quirkily or straight narrate the region's legends and realities vis-a-vis the rest of the world.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Wednesday slammed the CPI for allegedly selling its Lok Sabha seat for cash.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10 : There is "a sense of confidence" in the Congress party in Kerala that it can retain power in the next assembly polls, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said Wednesday.
Kochi, Dec 9 : Iain Hume's 23rd minute strike from a free-kick helped Kerala Blasters FC edge FC Pune City 1-0 and enter the semi-finals of the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament here Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Dec. 9 : Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government for not delivering on its promises of bringing back illegal black money stashed abroad.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 9 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday applauded the working of the party in Kerala and said that this is going to be the model for the party in the rest of the country.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 9 : Actor-turned-politician K.B. Ganesh Kumar, a UDF ally, Tuesday alleged corruption in PWD Minister V.K. Ebrahim Kunju's office, stunning the ruling coalition.
Kannur (Kerala), Dec.9 : The Indian Naval Academy is hosting the fifth edition of the Admiral's Cup Regatta, a prestigious annual international sailing event, off the Ettikulum Bay, in North Kerala's Kannur District from December 8 to 14.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 9 : Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday said that employees in certain TV channels in Kerala are not getting their salaries on time.
Kozhikode (Kerala), Dec. 8 : At least 20 people were taken into custody by the police when clashes broke out during the 'Kiss of Love' protest here against alleged moral policing.