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Congress appoints 'young' leaders as district heads in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 9 : In what could be a pointer to the future, the Congress high command on Thursday night effected a "generation change" with the 14 new district committee presidents being all below the age of 50. Read Full Story

Kerala HC rules against churidar at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple
Kochi, Dec 8 : The Kerala High Court on Thursday ruled that women in churidar cannot pray at the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here. Read Full Story

Nothing but hardship in month of demonetisation: Kerala minister
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 : A month after the demonetisation process began, there has been nothing but hardship and for this Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have to answer to the people, said Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Thursday. Read Full Story

Kerala priest gets double life term for rape
Kochi, Dec 8 : A court here on Thursday handed out a double life term to a Catholic priest for raping a minor girl. Read Full Story

Suffering from high BP? Try yoga
Kochi, Dec 8 : Practising hatha yoga -- a combination of asanas, pranayam and meditation -- daily as well as maintaining healthy lifestyle may help reduce blood pressure in patients with prehypertension, a study has found. Read Full Story

Kerala's comprehensive 'Green initiative' to be launched Thursday
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 7 : The 'Haritha' Kerala Mission, a comprehensive programme for creating new development perspectives by maximum utilisation of opportunities through waste management, water resources and agricultural development using organic farming will be launched by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday. Read Full Story

Kochi Biennale to showcase Chittrovanu Mazumdar's installation
New Delhi, Dec 7 : Internationally-acclaimed French-Bengali artist Chittrovanu Mazumdar will present a site-specific installation at the upcoming third edition of 'Kochi-Muziris Biennale', scheduled to be held from December 12 to March 29 next year. Read Full Story

Took me four films to appreciate acting: Prithviraj
Kochi, Dec 7 : Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, who made his acting debut at the age of 19 with 2002 film "Nandanam", says it took him four to five films to enjoy the process of acting and take his career seriously. Read Full Story

State holiday in Kerala, but banks function as usual
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 6 : Even though the Kerala government declared a holiday on Tuesday in government and educational institutions after the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha, banks were functioning normally, albeit on a quiet note. Read Full Story

Three-day mourning in Kerala after Jayalalithaa's death
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 6 : The Kerala government on Tuesday declared a three-day mourning as a mark of respect to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who died on Monday night. Read Full Story

Kerala delegation to visit Chennai to pay respect to Jayalalithaa
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 6 : A high level Kerala delegation led by Governor P. Sathasivam and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, will on Tuesday visit Chennai to pay their last respects to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Read Full Story

Kerala announces holiday on Tuesday to mourn Jayalalithaa's demise
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 6 : Kerala announced a holiday on Tuesday to mourn the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. All government offices and educational institutions will remain closed. Read Full Story

Sabarimala dedicates Monday meals to wish for Jayalalithaa's recovery (Lead, correcting para two)
Sabarimala, Dec 5 : The famed Sabarimala temple has dedicated free meals to around 75,000 pilgrims on Monday to wish for the speedy recovery of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, a senior temple official said. Read Full Story

Sabarimala dedicates Monday meals to wish for Jayalalithaa's recovery
Sabarimala, Dec 5 : The famed Sabarimala temple has dedicated free meals to around 75,000 pilgrims on Monday to wish for the speedy recovery of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, a senior temple official said. Read Full Story

Security hiked in Kerala-TN border as Jayalalithaa critical
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 5 : Security was beefed up on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa continued to be critical on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest on Sunday. Read Full Story

Kerala opposition blames minister for cash hassles
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 4 : Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac was attacked on Sunday by the opposition over the way he handled the post-demonetisation situation in the state, causing difficulties to both salaried class and pensioners. Read Full Story

It's centenary year for coconut research in India
Kochi, Dec 4 : The humble coconut has been in existence for over 3,000 years, but it was only in 1916 that the Coconut Research Station was initially established by the then Madras government at Kasaragod which later became part of the Kerala state in 1956. Read Full Story

Court to monitor Wadakancherry rape case
Thrissur (Kerala), Dec 3 : A court here on Saturday said it will monitor the Wadakancherry rape case of 2014, which came back into the focus last month when the 34-year-old victim along with her husband and two women activists appeared before the media in the state capital. Read Full Story

Centre must change stance for GST passage, says Kerala minister
New Delhi [India], Dec. 3(ANI): Kerala's Finance Minister Thomas Isaac has asked the Centre to change if it wants to get the Goods and Service Tax Bill passed and approved by state governments. Read Full Story

Kerala FC, NorthEast to battle for semis spot (Preview)
Kochi, Dec 3 : Kerala Blasters FC and NorthEast United FC face a desperate battle to secure the last semi-final spot when they lock horns in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Demonetisation: Congress wants revival package for Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 : The demonetisation move has turned out to be a disaster with Kerala's economy going for a toss and to come out of it a relief package is required, a Congress leader said on Saturday. Read Full Story

Kerala to launch campaign to counter 'smear' against coconut oil
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 : An aggressive campaign based on scientific studies will be launched to counter a smear campaign that has taken the sheen away from coconut oil, a Kerala Minister said on Friday. Read Full Story

Kerala voted best leisure destination in India
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 : Kerala has been voted as India's best destination for leisure at the Conde Nast Traveller readers' awards this year. Read Full Story

Smear campaign against us helped LDF, says Chandy
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 : Six months after losing power to the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday said the smear campaign against his government by the then Left opposition helped get them to power. Read Full Story

People suffer in Kerala as treasuries run dry
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 : For the second consecutive day on Friday, people, including pensioners, stood in queues since early morning across Kerala as many treasuries in the state were running dry and couldn't disburse salaries and pensions to people. Read Full Story

Kerala-based researcher bypasses Apple's iPad activation lock
New York, Dec 2 : Hemanth Joseph, a Kerala-based security researcher, has identified a bug running in iOS 10.1 version of Apple's operating system that allowed him to bypass the activation lock on an iPad. Read Full Story

12 Kerala treasuries cashless on salary-pension day
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1 : Thousands of people were left standing outside treasuries and banks in Kerala on Friday - the first salary-pension day after the November 8 demonetisation, as 12 state treasuries remained cashless till the close of working hours (6 p.m.), said a Minister. Read Full Story

Around 80% of biodiversity is not yet classified: Marine expert
Kochi, Dec 1 : Around 80 per cent of marine biodiversity is not yet classified and species are still unexplored in the Indian region, a leading international expert said on Thursday. Read Full Story

42 Kerala treasuries cashless on salary-pension day
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1 : Thousands of people were left standing outside treasuries and banks on the first salary-pension day after the November 8 demonetisation, as 42 state treasuries remained cashless till noon, said a Kerala Minister. Read Full Story

Pay-day: Govt. employees, pensioners can withdraw Rs. 24,000, says Kerala Fin Min
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], Dec. 1 (ANI): With the state government feeling the burnt of demonetisation, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac on Thursday said the government employees and pensioners will be able to withdraw only Rs 24,000 cash a week. Read Full Story

Serpentine queues in front of treasuries, banks in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1 : Serpentine queues were seen in front of state treasuries and banks -- with the ATMs seeing less of a crowd -- across Kerala on Thursday, the first salary and pensions day after the demonetisation of high-value currency notes. Read Full Story

Man from Kerala lights up UAE skyline
Abu Dhabi, Nov 30 : An Indian man is behind most of the lluminations and street decorations that light up the UAE skyline and are the symbol of Emirati pride and achievement. Read Full Story

No black money in cooperative banks, says Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said that there is "no black money in cooperative banks" and everything was according to rules and regulations. Read Full Story

Protests over allowing women to wear churidar at Padmanabhaswamy temple
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 : A day after the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here relaxed its dress code to allow entry to women wearing 'churidar', a few women entered through a side gate clad in churidar, but some devotees and officials refused to allow entry to such attire through the other gates. Read Full Story

Women can wear churidars to Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 29 : The administration of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here has informed the Kerala High Court that it had decided to let women wearing 'churidar' enter it. Read Full Story

Slain Maoist's kin to move Kerala court for fresh post-mortems
Manjeri (Kerala), Nov 29 : As a court here on Tuesday ordered for preservation till December 5 of the bodies of two alleged Maoists killed in a gunfight, the kin of one of them said he will move the court for fresh post-mortems. Read Full Story

Kerala HC order Lavalin case hearing on December 15
Kochi, Nov 29 : The Kerala High Court on Tuesday fixed December 15 for the hearing of a CBI revision petition in the SNC Lavalin case. Read Full Story

Shutdown cripples normal life in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 28 : The dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the ruling Left Democratic Front in Kerala on Monday crippled normal life as only private vehicles plied on roads and offices registered minimal attendance. Read Full Story

Court tells Kerala cops to preserve Maoists' bodies
Manjeri (Kerala), Nov 28 : Amid a controversy over the gunning down of two alleged Maoists, a court here on Monday asked the authorities in Kerala to preserve their bodies until Tuesday evening. Read Full Story

Normal life in Kerala crippled by shutdown
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 28 : The shutdown called by Kerala's ruling LDF on Monday appeared to be total as only private vehicles plied, offices registered minimal attendances, and normal life was crippled. Read Full Story

25-year-old arrested for raping a Japanese tourist in Kerala
Kovalam (Kerala) [India], Nov.27 : A 25-year-old Karnataka native was arrested for allegedly raping a 35-year-old Japanese woman in Kerala's Kovalam district. Read Full Story

Toonz short film wins Unesco award
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 27 : Toonz Media Group's short film "Magical Piano" has bagged a Unesco film award. Read Full Story

Controversy over killing of two Maoists, bodies preserved till Monday
Kozhikode, Nov 26 : While the Kerala Police have maintained that two Maoists were killed in a shootout in the forest, human rights activists have said that this was a "fake encounter". Read Full Story

Castro was an inspiration for Kerala Communists
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 26 : Senior Kerala Left leaders on Saturday paid tribute to Fidel Castro, terming the former Cuban President a shining beacon of the Communist movement across the world. Read Full Story

Kerala beat Pune 2-1 to get closer to ISL semis qualification
Kochi, Nov 25 : Kerala Blasters on Friday defeated Pune City FC 2-1 to collect crucial three points in their push for the Indian Super League (ISL) football semi-final qualification. Read Full Story

Autopsy to be held on Maoists killed in Kerala
Malappuram (Kerala), Nov 25 : The bodies of two Maoists, shot dead in a gunfight with Kerala Police near here, will undergo an autopsy at the Kozhikode Medical College hospital, an official said Friday. Read Full Story

Despite demonetisation, collections up at Sabarimala
Sabarimala (Kerala), Nov 25 : The devotees' offerings at the famed Sabarimala temple in Kerala are shooting up -- though demonetisation has hit many shrines across the country. Read Full Story

Kerala's 'Laila-Majnu' tie the knot, seek blessings
Kochi, Nov 25 : The much talked-about and long-awaited marriage of Malayalam film industry's 'Laila-Majnu' -- Kavya Madhavan and Dileep took place on Friday. Read Full Story

Kerala's 'Laila-Majnu' tie the knot
Kochi, Nov 25 : The much talked-about and long-awaited marriage of Malayalam film industry's 'Laila-Majnu' -- Kavya Madhavan and Dileep took place on Friday. Read Full Story

Two Maoists killed in shootout with Kerala Police
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 24 : Two maoists were shot dead in a shootout with Kerala Thunderbolts, an elite commando force of the Kerala Police, on Thursday in a forest area near Nilambur in Malappuram district, an official said. Read Full Story

'Demonetisation to lower prices, interest rates; investments will suffer'
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 24 : Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac on Thursday said investments will suffer following demonetisation of high-value currency but conceded that the move will lead to lower prices and interests on loan in the long term. Read Full Story

NIT-Calicut restricts girls from roaming around with boys
Kozhikode (Kerala) [India], Nov. 24: Girls at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) here are being instructed not to roam around with boys inside the residential campus. Read Full Story

LDF to observe shutdown against demonetisation
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 24 : Kerala's ruling LDF will observe a shutdown on Monday to denounce the demonetisation of high value currency which has left the cooperative banks in turmoil. Read Full Story

Demonetisation: Oppn not to hold talks with govt. till Nov. 28
New Delhi [India], Nov. 24 : The opposition parties on Thursday decided not to hold talks with the government over the demonetisation move till November 28 when they will mark the 'Aakrosh Diwas'. Read Full Story

Now experience Kerala through virtual reality at Delhi airport
New Delhi [Kerala], Nov.24 : Now, travellers waiting for flights at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) can experience an exhilarating backwater houseboat cruise in scenic palm-fringed Kerala through a 3D virtual reality device. Read Full Story

Kerala gets its first integrated centre for burn-care
New Delhi [India], Nov. 23 : British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai, Bharat Joshi, on Wednesday inaugurated Baby Memorial Hospital's (BMH) new integrated burn-care centre, the first of its kind in Kerala for comprehensive management of major burn injuries. Read Full Story

Rival fronts in Kerala attack Modi
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 23 : The traditional rival fronts in Kerala -- Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the United Democratic Front (UDF) -- went after Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "sidelining cooperative banks", following demonetisation. Read Full Story

CPI-M Kerala Minister shielding murder accused staffer: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 23 : The Congress party in Kerala has accused State Fisheries Minister J. Mercykutty Amma of behaving irresponsibly by defending one of her staff members who was arrested by the CBI in a murder case. Read Full Story

'1971: Beyond Borders' physically demanding for Allu Sirish
Chennai, Nov 23 : Actor Allu Sirish has completed shooting for upcoming Malayalam war drama "1971: Beyond Borders". He says the experience so far has been physically demanding but at the same time very cherishing. Read Full Story

Thrilled to make cinematic debut with Dulquer: Arthi
Chennai, Nov 23 : Popular city-based model Arthi Venkatesh is making her acting debut with upcoming Malayalam-Tamil drama "Solo" and is thrilled to be alongside actor Dulquer Salmaan in the film. Read Full Story

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