Visakapatnam/Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 : Veteran CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan, said on Sunday that there was nothing untoward in his being made only a special invitee in the central committee of the CPI-M.
Alappuzha, Apr. 19 : Kerala's first international sand art festival and competition began on Saturday evening at the Alappuzha Beach.
Guruvayur (Kerala), Apr. 19 : Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe on Saturday offered prayers at the Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple in Kerala amid tight security arrangements.
Kochi, Apr. 18 : In a remarkable gesture of goodwill and possible long-term cooperation in the development of startup ecosystem in India, US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma visited Startup Village and interacted with the young entrepreneurs and officials.
Mumbai/Kochi, April 18 : INS Tarkash that participated in Operation Rahat, returned to a hero's welcome at Mumbai harbor here on Saturday, while two passenger ships with the last batch of Indians evacuated from Yemen reached Kochi, an official said.
Kochi, April 18 : US Ambassador Richard R. Verma visited the Startup Village here and interacted with the young entrepreneurs and officials and offered his country's possible long-term cooperation in the development of startup ecosystem in India.
Kochi, April 18 : The CBI has estimated that the Kochi nursing employment scam runs into nearly Rs.200 crore.
Kochi, April 18 : Two Indian ships - MV Corals and MV Kavaratti - arrived here from strife-torn Yemen on Saturday with 484 evacuees, including 73 Indians, 336 Bangladeshis and 75 Yemenis of Indian origin.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 : Kerala Pradesh Congress chief V.M. Sudheeran will lead the party's contingent from the state at Kisan rally in Delhi on April 19.
New Delhi/Kochi, April 17 : Two Indian ships - MV Corals and MV Karavatti - are to berth in Kochi on Saturday with 484 evacuees, including 73 Indians and 336 Bangladeshis, in the last lot of people brought out from strife-torn Yemen.
New Delhi, April 17 : The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Monday a plea by All India Bar Association (AIBA), seeking to restrain the central government from the purported move to appoint Kerala Governor Justice (retd) P. Sathasivam as the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission.
Kochi, April 17 : A total of 475 people, including 73 Indians and 337 Bangladeshis, evacuated from strife-torn Yemen will arrive here on Saturday aboard two Indian ships, an official said on Friday.
Kochi, April 17 : A court in Kerala on Friday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Protector of Emigrants (PoE) L. Adolfus in an alleged scam pertaining to recruitment of nurses to Kuwait, said a CBI source.
Thiruvananthapuram, Apr. 17 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday flagged off a cycle rally from Thiruvananthapuram to Kozhikode, which was aimed at spreading awareness about noise pollution.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 : Over 150 employees of Air India and its two sister concerns got together here on Thursday to protest the alleged victimisation of one of their trade union leaders and whistle-blower.
Kannur (Kerala), April 16 : A Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activist died on Thursday after a crude bomb was hurled at him near Kannur town, police said.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 : With six constituents of the erstwhile Janata Party, collectively referred to as the "Janata Parivar", merging into a single entity on Wednesday, things have to be worked out in Kerala as the two members of the parivar are in rival fronts.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 : The Kerala Police was not engaged in snooping on any legislator, said a Kerala minister.
Thiruvananthapuram, Apr. 15 : People in Kerala thronged temples on Wednesday to celebrate the harvest festival of Vishu.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 : Kerala Hindus celebrated Vishu, ushering in their New Year, in the traditional style with the devouts among them making early morning visits to temples on Wednesday.
Palakkad (Kerala), April 14 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said the NDA government, led by Narendra Modi, has played truant with the Land Act floated by the previous UPA government to help farmers.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 : The preliminary probe by the CBI into the allegations levelled over a massive corruption in the conduct of the 35th National Games in Kerala has nothing substantial to prove, a source said.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 14 : The Kerala government will organise an event here to showcase the livelihood, food habits, art and craft, and culture of tribals.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 : An Indian ship will make its last journey from war-torn Yemen's Hodeidah port to Djibouti with stranded Indians on Tuesday, an official said here.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 13 : Cinesoft, a Kochi-based IT firm is all set to deliver TV channels on multiple platforms like iOS, Android, Windows or Linux over the internet (wi-fi, 3G, 4G) on its entertainment e-commerce platform, said a company official.
Kochi (Kerala), Apr. 13 : Over 550 dancers achieved a record for Kerala after performing the traditional Pinnal Thiruvathirakali dance on one platform, leaving the audience mesmerised.
Kochi, April 12 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Sunday visited 10-day-old Parvathy, who had returned with her mother from strife-torn Yemen and promised that the state government will meet all medical expenses of the baby girl, born prematurely earlier this month.
By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 : Cricket in Kerala is expected to receive a huge boost in the next three years as there will be a top-class cricket ground in each of the state's 14 districts, T.C. Mathew, the first Keralite to become a vice president of cricket's richest body, the BCCI, has said.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 : Two Indian vessels carrying 445 Indians evacuated from strife-torn Yemen started their journey for back home on Sunday, said a Kerala minister here.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 : Seven years after being engaged to her childhood friend Anil Kumar, P.K. Jayalekshmi, the lone woman minister in Kerrala's Congress-led United Democratic Front government, is finally set to tie the knot on May 10.
Kochi, April 11 : UAE-based Aster DM Healthcare, headed by leading medical professional Azad Moopen, on Saturday offered jobs to Indian nurses who have recently returned from Yemen.
New Delhi, April 10 : There is no "obstinate opposition" from any state on the the Goods and Services Tax Bill and a consensus would be built for its implementation by April 2016, the new chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on GST, K.M.Mani said on Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Apr.10 : The National Human Rights Commission concluded its three day 'Open Hearing and Camp Sitting' here on Friday. The NHRC held a meeting with senior officials of the state and expressed their wishes that the State Government would proactively act on the recommendations of the Commission.
Mumbai, April 10 : An auction to raise funds for the Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) has generated Rs.2.3 crore from sale of works donated by prominent Indian artists to support the biennale, it was announced Friday.
By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 : In a state where politics and instability go together, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is confident of achieving a milestone.
Kochi, Apr.10 : The Indian nationals evacuated from strife-hit Yemen on Friday said that the situation in the Middle East country has deteriorated, while appreciating the government's speedy rescue efforts.
Kochi, Apr. 10 : A five-day-old baby, the youngest Indian national to be evacuated from strife-torn Yemen, arrived in Kochi on Friday by an Air India 777 flight.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10 : With the arrival of 382 more Keralites from Yemen at Kochi on Friday, the total number of those brought back home has crossed 2,300, a minister said here, adding more people from Kerala are still stranded in the strife-torn country.
New Delhi, Apr 9 : The 'Visit Kerala 2015' Initiative of Kerala Tourism was launched by the Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma at a function organized in New Delhi on Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 : The NHRC on Thursday expressed its dissatisfaction over the tardy progress in the setting up of a tribunal to settle claims of victims of endosulfan and asked the Kerala government to expedite it.
New Delhi, Apr 9 : Union Minister of State for Culture, Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma, today launched 'Visit Kerala' 2015-16, a high voltage all-year tourism campaign that promises to present travellers to 'God's Own Country' a lifetime experience of the state's natural beauty, cultural splendour, culinary traditions and famed hospitality.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 : The Narendra Modi government has failed to deliver during its nearly one-year rule, and it has only gone ahead with its Hindutva agenda and spread communal hatred, Kerala's ruling Congress-led UDF alliance said on Thursday.
Kottayam (Kerala), April 9 : Playback singer and music director Ayiroor Sadasivan was killed and his son Sreekumar injured on Thursday when the car they were travelling in fell into a roadside canal near here.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that air evacuation being carried out by the Indian government in Yemen continues till Saturday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 : To streamline real estate development in Kerala and to eliminate fly-by-night operators, the state government has approved the Kerala Real Estate (Development and Regulation) Ordinance, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 : A total of 1,723 Keralites have been brought back from Yemen following the fighting there but many more are yet to return, a Kerala minister said on Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) received fewer complaints from Kerala as it had better human rights indices compared to many other states, its chairperson Justice (Retd.) K.G. Balakrishnan has said.
Kochi, April 8 : An anti-shutdown activist was roughed up here on Wednesday when he questioned a CPI-M legislator on how he could travel in a car while the freedom of travel was restricted for others.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 : A strike called by transporters, fishermen and farmers' unions affected normal life in Kerala on Wednesday, with villages and coastal areas the worst hit.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 8 : Wednesday dawned in Kerala with the state observing a shutdown, the third so far this year, paralysing transport and life in villages and coastal areas. The 12-hour shutdown will end at 6 p.m.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 : Ending weeks of a tussle between Kerala's Finance Minister K.M. Mani and his party colleague and government chief whip P.C. George, the latter was on Tuesday booted out from his post.
Thiruvananthapuram, April. 7 : The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that 20 alleged red sanders smugglers were killed in firing by a joint team of special police and forest personnel in the Seshachalam forests of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh.
Thiruvananthapuram/Pathanamthitta, April 7 : Describing as fake a letter shown by TV channels accusing Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani's son Jose K. Mani and other politicians of exploiting her, Saritha Nair, an accused in the solar panel scam in Kerala, on Tuesday evening showed the original letter to reporters.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 : Amid wide-spread shock and anguish over misinformed statements on tobacco's association with cancer, Kerala's medical community has said that tobacco consumption indeed causes cancer.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 : An NHRC delegation led by its chairperson, Justice (retired) K.G.Balakrishnan will hold a three-day open hearing, and camp sitting of the commission on the matters related to Kerala here, beginning on Wednesday.
Pathanamthitta (Kerala), April 7 : Describing as fake a letter shown by TV channels on Monday accusing Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani's son Jose K. Mani and other politicians of exploiting her, Saritha Nair, accused in the solar panel scam in Kerala, said on Tuesday that she will show the original letter that she has written.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 : Saritha Nair, an accused in the solar panel scam in Kerala, on Monday said a letter currently being shown by TV channels, that accuses politicians of exploiting her, was a fake and not written by her.
Kochi, April 6 : There was never a problem with trade unions at the Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB) as there was an agreement with them and the incident in which an artist destroyed his work was due to excessive money demanded by headload workers, an official said on Monday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 : Very few Kerala nurses in violence-hit Yemen want to return to India, a Kerala minister said here on Monday.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 : Kerala and London will collaborate to promote small and medium enterprises, and start-ups in the Information Technology (IT) sector, an official said on Monday.