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Amicus curiae report on Padmanabhaswamy temple proves me right: Achuthanandan

Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 : Left leader V.S.Achuthanandan Saturday said the report of the Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae Gopal Subramaniam has upheld his allegations that gold and valuables from the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here were smuggled out by members of the Travancore royal family.


Suraj Venjaramoodu gets best comedian award in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 : Suraj Venjaramoodu, who was jointly named the best actor at the National Film Awards for his work in Malayalam film "Perariyathavar", was Saturday given the best comedian honour at the Kerala State Film Awards.


4 pilgrims drown in River Periyar

Kochi, Apr 18 : Four pilgrims drowned while four others were rescued, while they were taking bath at River Periyar, near Kalady, in the district today.


IT professional held for killing his paramour's daughter

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 18 : An IT professional and his paramour were today remanded to judicial custody in connection with the murder of the latter's three-and-a-half-year-old daughter and mother-in-law at Attingal in this district of Kerala.


Estate manager shot dead in Uganda

Palakkad, Apr 17 : The body of 45-year-old estate manager, who was shot dead by burglars in Uganda, will be brought to his home town Kongad here tomorrow.


Zimbabwean woman held with ephedrine

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 17 : A 32-year-old Zimbabwean woman was apprehended at the international airport here yesterday with 25 kg of ephedrine, a banned substance commonly abused as a narcotic drug, valued at Rs 10 crore in international drug market.


Kerala minister dismisses Left's accusations

Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 : Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala Friday criticised the CPI-M for spreading canards that the law and order situation in the state has deteriorated.


Good Friday observed in Kerala churches

Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 : One of the most important days in the Christian calendar - Good Friday - was observed across the state with the faithful turning up in churches in good numbers.


Congress heads likely to roll in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 : Heads could soon roll in the Congress in Kerala after an assessment of the party's Lok Sabha election performance and action against errant leaders.


Zimbabwean woman held with ephedrine

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 17 : A 32-year-old Zimbabwean woman was apprehended at the international airport here yesterday with 25 kg of ephedrine, a banned substance commonly abused as a narcotic drug, valued at Rs 10 crore in international drug market.


Eviction threat to film Director

Kozhikode, Apr 17 : The Director of the film 'T P 51,' that narrate the real life saga of assassinated Revolutionary Marxist Party leader T P Chandrasekharan, today said his family received eviction threat from the landlord in neighbouring Kannur district.


Twins undergo first-of-its-kind surgery at AIIMS

New Delhi, April 16 : Adhi and Adhri, twin brothers aged one, successfully underwent a first-of-its kind neurosurgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here.


National award dedicated to Malayalam cinema: Venjaramoodu

Kochi, Apr 16 : Leading Malayalam Comedian Suraj Venjaramoodu, who won the national best actor award, has said this prestigious award is dedicated to the Malayalam language as well as Malayalam cinema.


NORMAL MS 62 LIFE-KERALA-HOMAGE Kerala pays homage to CRPF constable

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 16 : Kerala paid homage to constable Pushparajan, the 85th battalion CRPF personnel who was injured on April, 9 in the Maoist attack in Bijapur, Chhattisgrah.


Dakshin Maitrey Rally begins

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 16 : Dakshin Maitrey, a multimode south India adventure cum perception management Rally, was flagged off by Brigadier Samir Salunke, Station Commander, Pangode Military Station, here today.


Thiruvananthapuram to host Animation Masters Summit

Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 : The city is set to host the Indian Animation Masters Summit, starting April 25, which will be attended by the best animators in the country later.


Suraj dedicates National Award to Malayalam cinema

Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 : Suraj Venjaramoodu Wednesday said that he dedicates his National Award to the Malayalam language and Malayalam cinema.


Southern film industry bags 17 National Awards

New Delhi, April 16 : Tamil family drama "Thanga Meengal", Telugu drama "Na Bangaru Thalli", Kannada film "Prakruthi" and Malayalam drama "24 North Kaatham" were among the southern movies that pocketed 17 awards at the 61st National Awards here Wednesday.


Rajkummar Rao, Suraj Venjaramoodu share best actor National Award

New Delhi, April 16 : Actors Rajkummar Rao and Suraj Venjaramoodu will share the 61st National Film Award for best actor for their respective performances in Hindi film "Shahid" and Malayalam film "Perariyathavar". Actress Geetanjali Thapa has won best actress for Hindi film "Liar's Dice".


Manmohan Singh is the cleanest, nicest politician: Oommen Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday called beleaguered Prime Minister Manmohan Singh one of the "cleanest and nicest politicians" in India.


Zimbabwean held with narcotics valued at Rs.10 crore

Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 : Narcotic drugs valued at Rs.10 crore in the international market were seized Wednesday morning from a Zimbabwean women at Thiruvananthapuram airport, officials said.


Rail traffic restored

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 15 : Rail traffic, disturbed due to derailment of a goods train between Sangameshwar and Ukshi in Ratnagiri region of Konkan Railway yesterday, has been restored at 0650 hrs today.


Malayalees celebrate Vishu

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 15 : Malayalees across the world today celebrated 'Vishu', the first of 'Medam', the Malayalam New Year Day, with traditional fervour, looking forward to a year of prosperity.


Four people hospitalised after bitten by fox

Kozhikode, Apr 15 : Four people, who suffered serious injuries after they were attacked by a fox, were admitted to Kozhikode Medical College here today.


Election booth agent found dead

Kannur, Kerala, Apr 15 : A Congress activist and booth agent of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in the recently concluded Lok Sabha poll was found dead at Mokeri in this district of Kerala today.


Supreme Court verdict on transgenders historic: Experts

Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 : Human right activists in Kerala Tuesday termed as "historic and revolutionary" a Supreme Court verdict treating transgenders as the third category and entitling them to resevations as backward classes.


Hindus celebrate New Year in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 : Hindus were making a beeline Tuesday to temples in Kerala to mark Vishu, known as their traditional New Year.


Trains diverted due to derailment

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 14 : Consequent to the derailment of a goods train between Sangameshwar and Ukshi in Ratnagiri region of Konkan Railway today, some more trains leaving from Kerala have been diverted, according to the railway sources here.


No Modi wave or BJP wave in Kerala: Chandy

Bangalore, Apr 14 : 'There is neither a 'Modi wave' nor any wave in favour of the BJP in Kerala and UDF will win more than 16 of the 20, seats in the Lok Sabha election held on April 10, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy asserted today.


'Whatsapp' to ensure road safety in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Apri 14 : Kerala Motor vehicle department and state police have jointly introduced a 'Whatsapp' facility to ensure road safety in the state.


Infrastructure development needs efficient managers, says management experts

Thiruvananthapurm, Apr 14 : Malaises plaguing infrastructure development have taken a toll on 60 per cent of the country's companies functioning in the field, and requires urgent redressal of the situation, according to a symposium here.


Two killed in lightning strike in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 : At least two people were killed and three others injured when lightning struck them in Kerala, police said Monday.


Gopi Warrier's plays enthral audiences in London

Kochi, April 14 : UK-based Indian poet-playwright Gopi Warrier's two plays - "Ego of the Yogis" and "Polyester Lordship" - have evoked rave reviews in London.


2 casual labourers die of suffocation in Kerala

Kochi, Apr 13 : Two casual labourers died of suffocation when they were engaged in cleaning drainage, near jetty, in the district today.


2 teenagers drown in river in Kerala

Kozhikode, Apr 13 : Two teenagers drowned in Cheriyerikkadavu river near Mavoor in Kozhikode district of Kerala today.


Sachin's Kochi deal makes Kerala's football fans smile

Kochi, April 13 : Football buffs in this soccer loving state of Kerala were elated with the news of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar buying the Kochi franchise of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament that will be held in September-November this year.


Kerala churches crowded on Palm Sunday

Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 : A large number of faithfuls thronged churches across Kerala on the occasion of Palm Sunday.


Kerala celebrates 'Aarattupuzha Pooram'

Thrissur, (Kerala), Apr. 13 : Scores of devotees thronged Thrissur to witness one of the oldest annual temple festivals, 'Aarattupuzha Pooram', in which hundreds of caparisoned elephants take part.


KSCSTE invites proposals for National Technology Day activities

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 12 : The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) has invited proposals from various technical institutions and registered Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working in the technology sector for the conduct of National Technology Day (NTD) 2014 on May 11.


A holy week for Kerala's Christians to begin Sunday

Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 : Christians, who form nearly a quarter of Kerala's 33 million people, are geared up for the rituals and festivities associated with the Holy Week (also known as the "Passion Week"), which begins this Sunday and will end with Easter next Sunday.



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