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Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 : A court here Thursday dismissed a probe report in a corruption case and directed the Kerala vigilance department to re-investigate the accused, including Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, two cabinet ministers and eight other people.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 : Kerala has decided to drop the proposed mono rail project planned for the state capital and Kozhikode on grounds of the high cost involved and will study the option of light metro instead, a minister said Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 : The Kerala Tourism Thursday inked an MoU with budget air-carrier GoAir, which has agreed to offer exclusive discounted fares to tourists visiting the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 : With Kerala deciding to close all the 730 bars to bring about prohibition in a phased manner, Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar Wednesday said they would study Gujarat model of a dry state for tourists.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug. 27 : In a bid to reduce the availability of liquor across the state, the Kerala Cabinet in its meeting held here on Wednesday sanctioned the closing of 730 bars.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 : Liquor vends at Kerala's borders are likely to see a jump in sales as the state will see the introduction of prohibition in a phased manner.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 : The Kerala cabinet Wednesday approved the setting up of an academic city in the state similar to the Dubai Academic City, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced here.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 : The present crisis in the Congress party is just a storm in a tea cup, former defence minister A.K. Antony said here Wednesday.
New Delhi, Aug 26 : Congress leader Rashid Alvi today hinted that Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit might have possibly stepped down from her post after facing relentless pressure from the BJP-led NDA Government.
New Delhi, Aug 26 : Sheila Diksht Tuesday said that she has resigned as Kerala governor.
By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 : It's time for the three "ageing superstars" of Malayalam cinema to make way for fresh faces. With influx of youngsters, growing popularity of Tamil films and the expansion of digital platforms, the heydays of the trio of Mammootty, Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi seem to be over.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 : Barring the bars in 20 five star hotels, all the others that are currently open will have to shut down Sep 12, a Kerala minister said Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 26 : The Kerala government will take up the delay in opening a UAE consulate here as the decision to do so was cleared last year, a state minister said Tuesday.
New Delhi, Aug 25 : Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit Monday met President Pranab Mukherjee a day after her Maharashtra counterpart K. Sankaranarayanan quit following his transfer to Mizoram.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25 : The Kerala government Monday said it would move very cautiously in closing down the 312 bars now operating in the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 25 : Kerala, a pioneer in bio-diversity conservation, will now help Goa frame its own suitable policies in the field, said a Kerala government official Monday.
By Juhan Samuel, Kochi (Kerala), Aug 24 : With an aim to promote and create awareness of pure silk and its uses among consumers, a five-day expo is being undertaken by the Silk Mark.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 : The Kerala Bar Hotel Association Sunday decided to seek legal redress against the state government's decision to make Kerala a dry state with a new liquor policy.
Kochi, Aug 24 : Infosys co-founder S.D. Shibulal and his wife Kumari Shibulal Sunday announced a donation of Rs.36 crore to their charitable institutions Sarojini Damodaran Foundation and Advaith Foundation which support underprivileged children.
By Shilpa Raina, New Delhi, Aug 24 : The historical and cosmological will be amongst the recurrent themes at the second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. More than 80 national and international artists will share their work, engage in conversations and participate in multiple programmes during its marathon 108 days in the Kerala port city of Kochi from Dec 12.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 : Heavy rains that have lashed Kerala for the past three days have left seven people dead and caused huge damage to property in many districts, officials said Saturday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 : With Kerala's new liquor policy providing for phased prohibition, the police is being readied to tackle the issues arising from this, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said Saturday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 : With the Kerala government deciding to close all the 730 bars in the state to bring about prohibition in a phased manner, the pro-liquor lobby has gone into a huddle on how to handle this situation.
Chennai, Aug 22 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday said her government would take necessary steps to increase the water storage levels in the Mullaperiyar Dam to 152 feet.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 : The Kerala government's intention to bring about prohibition in a phased manner has begun with a new liquor policy that will turn the state into a dry one in a decade.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 : Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's announcement of only five-star hotels serving liquor from the next fiscal and prohibition in the state in 10 years is generating a mixed response.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 : The Kerala government has given the go-ahead for a Rs.1,200-crore investment proposal here, said a statement issued Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 : Even as Kerala's new liquor policy, which aims to achieve total prohibition in the state in the next ten years, will be submitted to the high court Tuesday, wine appears to have been caught in a tangle.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 : The central government should take appropriate steps to fix a ceiling on airfares in the Middle-East sector, said a Kerala minister.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug.22 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has rejected the liquor licenses of 418 bars in the state. He has also declared that every year, retail liquor outlets will be reduced by 10 per cent.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 : Kerala's new liquor policy would be submitted to the high court on Aug 26, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Friday.
Chennai, Aug 22 : Filmmaker Arun Vaidyanathan, an ardent fan of Cho Ramaswamy's 1971 Tamil political-satire "Muhammad Bin Tughluq", says the satire in his forthcoming Malayalam film "Peruchazhi" is influenced by the cult classic.
New Delhi, Aug 21 : Former English footballer of Indian origin Michael Chopra, who was the biggest draw, was picked up by Sachin Tendulkar-owned Kerala Blasters as 49 international players were drafted in by eight franchises for the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) that would be held tentatively from Oct 12-Dec 20.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 : Starting next fiscal, only five-star hotels in Kerala will be serving liquor, while the state will see prohibition in force in 10 years, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 : Malayalam actors Fahad Fazil and Nazriya Nasim got married here Thursday.
By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21 : Kerala will soon get a directory to enable it connect better with its two million-strong diaspora that annually remits home a staggering Rs.75,000 crore ($12 billion). It's probably the first-such exercise in the country.
New Delhi, Aug 20 : Senior Congress leader K.V. Thomas Wednesday took over as the chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), an official statement said.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug.20 : Students of a government school for differently-abled kids, Jagathy, in Thiruvananthapuram showcased their talents on stage and won the hearts of many.
Kochi, Aug 20 : Even as leaders of different factions in the Congress in Kerala continue their verbal duel over the fate of 418 closed bars, state party president V.M. Sudheeran said the need of the hour is total prohibition in the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 : A novel reproductive health device has won HLL Lifecare Ltd (HLL), a leading provider of a wide range of contraceptives, this year's National Award for Technology Innovation in the healthcare sector.
Kochi, Aug 20 : Malayalam film actor Mohanlal is undergoing physiotherapy at a private hospital here for the past one week as he is suffering from pain in his left leg, a source at the facility said.
Kolkata, Aug 19 : Former India international footballer I.M. Vijayan is flattered by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar's knowledge of soccer and the little master's keenness to learn the finer points of the game.
Kochi, Aug 19 : A UAE-based Kerala businessman T.V. Narayanan Kutty will contribute Rs one crore towards organising the second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 slated to begin in Dec 2014.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 : A state-of-the-art and first of its kind digital victory stand, to be used for the upcoming 35th National Games, was unveiled here Tuesday.
Thimphu, Aug 19 : An Indian worker employed with Jaiprakash Associates at Punatsangchhu Hydro Power Project in Bhutan died after a falling boulder hit him, media reports said Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 : Factionalism surfaced in Kerala's ruling Congress as party leaders from rival camps engaged in a spat Monday over the fate of 418 closed bars in the state.
By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 : As more and more women in Middle East countries step outside their homes for work, the opportunities for Asians to work as cooks, nannies and drivers in the region are likely to go up, said a migration expert.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 : The family of Indian cricket's newest player Sanju Samson Monday said the opportunity for the 19-year-old to play for the national team was a "dream come true".
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 : Sparks are certain to fly at Thursday's UDF meeting here when the top brass will finalise the liquor policy, allocation of Plus-two batches and schools in Kerala, and the cabinet rejig.
By Juhan Samuel, Kochi, Aug.16 : As part of its social responsibility initiative, the Union Bank of India is to give financial support to over 6000 village and below poverty line girl children from across India.
Kayamkulam (Kerela), Aug16 : A young Indian scientist, Doctor M.G. Gireeshan, who explored the formula of generating power in Kayamkulam in southern Kerela, said on Friday (August 15) that the urine of one elephant can produce enough electricity to serve a single household for four to five days.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 : After drawing a blank with no representation in the Narendra Modi cabinet, it was the same story for Kerala Saturday when no one from the state found a place in the new team of BJP president Amit Shah.
Thrissur (Kerala) Aug 16 : The two Communist parties should unite, as this is the need of the hour, CPI-M politburo member M.A. Baby said Saturday at a commemorative meeting here for former chief minister C. Achutha Menon.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 : Two rear tyres of an Air India flight from Maldives burst soon after it touched down at the international airport here, an airline official said.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 : The issue of over 400 liquor bars being closed in Kerala has led to Congress state president V.M. Sudheeran hitting out at the Oommen Chandy government and demanding that these bars continue to remain closed.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 : Free cancer treatment, homes for the homeless and laptops and mobile applications for the visually challenged are some of the new programmes of the Kerala government, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 14 : The Centre for Development Studies (CDS), at the instance of union ministry of commerce, convened here a meeting of stakeholders last week to discuss inputs for the Centre for formulation of a new rubber policy, an academic said.
Kochi, Aug 14 : Introduction of an online wage protection system, a 24X7 call centre to address labour issues and complaints and assurance of minimum wages for teachers in private schools are going to be a reality in Kerala as the labour department has decided to turn employee friendly.
Kochi, Aug 14 : The IT corridor of Kochi in Kerala is expanding to neighbouring regions with Infopark at Cherthala shaping up as a hub for IT companies from Gulf Cooperation Council and other Middle East countries.
New Delhi, Aug 13 : India's basketball captain Geethu Anna Jose thanked her family, especially husband Rahul, for being the biggest support in her career that saw her being selected for the Arjuna Award.