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By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 31 : After waiting in the wings for long, thanks to bureaucratic delays, neera, a coconut water-based non-alcoholic drink, appears to have finally come of age and is all set to become the coconut farmers' lucky charm and the drinkers' delight.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 31 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy celebrated a low-key 71st birthday Friday. He visited the church, heard people's complaints and met school children.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 30 : Seven Indian sailors on vessel MV Asphalt Venture, kidnapped off east Africa by Somali pirates in September 2010, have been released, a functionary in Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's office said Thursday.
Kochi, Oct. 30 : The Kerala High Court on Thursday upheld the state policy of banning all liquor bars, except those in four or five star hotels, a move which Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said was instrumental to move towards total prohibition in Kerala.
Kochi, Oct. 30 : A group of youngsters will organize a non-violent protest 'Kiss of Love' on November 2, in the wake of an attack on a coffee shop by youth wing activists of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 30 : Hours after a single-judge bench of the Kerala High Court Thursday allowed 62 heritage, four-and five-star hotel bars to operate from Thursday, it dismissed a fresh petition from the two-and three-star hotels seeking permission to operate for two more weeks.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 30 : With Kerala going 100 percent online in preparing voters list, Keralites working abroad can register their names online in the upcoming special summary revision of electoral rolls, an official said here Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 30 : With the central government clearing Rs.800 crore as viability gap funding (VGF) for the proposed Vizhinjam port in Kerala, construction work is expected to begin very soon, a minister said here Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 29 : More than 450 scientists and policymakers from around the world will discuss ways and means to tackle climate change and disaster management at a conference to be held here from Feb 26-28, 2015, it was announced here Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 29 : Differences between Kerala's ruling Congress and Governor P. Sathasivam came out in the open with the former saying that the recent meeting of vice chancellors in the state called by the latter is without precedence.
New Delhi, Oct 29 : CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday denied a divide within the leadership but admitted the party was concerned over its poor growth in the country.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 29 : Kerala lacks infrastructure development and investments, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters here Wednesday after the weekly cabinet meeting.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 29 : The CPI-M's downfall began after it withdrew support to the UPA-1 government, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday.
Kochi, Oct 29 : Police have denied permission for holding a "kissing session" at the Marine Drive here Sunday evening, meant to counter the increasing instances of moral policing in the state.
Kochi, Oct 29 : Six student entrepreneurs at the Startup Village here have earned global acclaim for their smartphone app designed to improve the skills of skateboarders. They have now been invited to Canada next month to interact with innovation experts, investors and mentors.
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 28 : Veteran CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan, in a note, has slammed the state and national leadership of his party by saying that the political strategy adopted by it was fine but it fell apart when the implementation was effected.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 28 : The Kerala government Tuesday offered three options to the 534 nurses who had to return from Iraq and Libya due to the conflict in those countries.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 28 : Magic Planet, the world's first magic-themed edutainment complex, is all set to open Friday here.
Idukki (Kerala), Oct 28 : A school teacher from Gujarat on a holiday here was crushed to death by an elephant as she fell to the ground while clicking pictures with her four-year-old son. The police Tuesday described it as an accident.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 : Kerala Tourism has successfully conducted two roadshows across Australia and made a successful foray into New Zealand, inviting the travel and adventure loving people there to "god's own country".
Kochi, Oct 27 : Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam, who is also the chancellor of universities in the state, Monday called for path breaking changes to improve the overall quality of higher education in the state.
New Delhi, Oct 27 : President Pranab Mukherjee Monday paid tribute to K.R. Narayanan, the former President of India on the occasion of his birth anniversary.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 27 : Faction-ridden Kerala unit of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has started to breathe easy as the party's move to join hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra is falling apart.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 26 : Congress parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor, who Saturday launched a cleanliness drive near the famed Kovalam beach here, Sunday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for congratulating him for what he did.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 26 : A. Charles, senior Congress leader and the only person to win thrice from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency, died Sunday morning at a private hospital.
Thrissur (Kerala), Oct. 25 : Writer B. Gopalakrishnan, whose article on Nathuram Godse in the RSS mouthpiece 'Kesari' has created a political storm, defended his writing here on Saturday by saying that he had been misquoted by the Congress and the Left.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 : Kerala nurses who have a valid work visa for Iraq are urging the state government to arrange for their return to that country to join duty.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 : Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor Saturday launched a cleanliness drive, asking "why cede Gandhiji's sanitation drive to any party" even after losing the post of party spokesman for tagging along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean Indian Campaign.
By Sanu George : Fancy dining in a three-storyed restored 300-year-old Dutch manor? Head for Villa Maya, a stone's throw from the international airport in Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram, which has hit the headlines after it was ranked fourth among India's top 10 restaurants by travel portal Trip Advisor.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 : Kerala Assembly Speaker G. Karthikeyan, who is suffering from liver complications, Friday left for the US for treatment.
Kochi (Kerala), Oct.24 : A unique birthday party was organized in Kochi, Kerala, to mark 50 years of a Bonsai plant.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 : The Kerala government Friday opted for two light metro projects after considering two monorails for almost two years.
New Delhi, Oct.24 : Kerala's Kochi Airport has been put on high alert on the orders of the Airports Authority of India following receipt of a bomb threat.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 : Sales have fallen with the new liquor policy being in force in Kerala since September, a minister said Friday.
By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 : With politicking taking centre-stage in appointing vice chancellors, things have reached an all-time low in the 13 universities in Kerala, the country's most literate state.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23 : The width of two national highways in Kerala will be 45 metres, up from 30 metres as was planned earlier, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy after the weekly cabinet meeting here Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 22 : With just 100 days left for the 35th National Games, which will see 34 disciplines being held at 31 venues with more than 12,000 athletes and sports officials, and 6,000 facilitators attending, Kerala is gearing up for the sports extravaganza to be held in seven districts of the state.
Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 22 : The Sabarimala shrine, whose new pilgrimage season starts Nov 17, will produce a record 14 million cans of 'prasad'.
Kochi, Oct 22 : Smart City Kochi, Kerala government's prestigious IT project, has received complete environmental clearance, a top official of the project said Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 : The Kerala government will seek legal opinion on the Kerala High Court's ruling quashing the state government's order to drop charges against three retired police officers who had implicated and arrested scientist S. Nambi Narayanan in the ISRO espionage case.
Kannur (Kerala), Oct 21 : The railway police, probing the death of a woman who was set ablaze inside a vacant train compartment Monday, have released a rough sketch of a youth believed to be in the age group 22 to 25, who has committed the crime.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 : The Kerala High Court Monday quashed the state government's order to drop charges against three retired police officers, who had implicated and arrested scientist S. Nambi Narayanan in connection with the ISRO espionage case.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 : Leader of Opposition in Kerala and former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan turned 91 Monday.
Kochi, Oct 20 : Kochi Metro, the Rs.5,180 crore dream project that is expected to solve the travel woes in Kerala's commercial capital, would be completed in "a time bound manner", said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 : Any plan to reinduct K.B. Ganesh Kumar into the cabinet is facing stiff opposition not only from Congress leaders but also from the Malayalam film industry, making a cabinet rejig in Kerala a remote possibility.
Kochi, Oct 18 : Income tax officials here have quizzed Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) office bearers over a payment controversy following media reports that the game's local governing body intervened and offered to pay the financially embattled West Indies team money to enable the first One-Day International (ODI) of a five-match series to commence as per schedule.
Kozhikode, Oct 18 : The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode has been selected to host the second pan-IIM World Management Conference, supported by the Ministry of Human Resources Development and organised by the 13 IIMs in the country.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 : The Kerala unit of the Congress has dismissed the Swachh Bharat Mission as a gimmick of Prime Minister Narendra Modi using a broom.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 : Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam Friday told journalists to ensure that they report court cases after reading the judgments.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 : What's Mohanlal up to? This question has been doing the rounds ever since the superstar's latest post came up on his Facebook page. He has posted a photograph of himself in the company of few musicians, leading to rumours that the actor may be contemplating forming a music band.
Kochi, Oct 16 : Artist and curator Jitish Kallat will share the themes and curatorial ideas behind Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 with artists, curators, scholars and administrators at several prestigious art institutions in the United States from this month-end.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 : The efforts by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) have been praised at 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, an official said Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 16 : A 29-year-old man working at an IT company in the Technopark campus jumped to death from the sixth floor of his office building Thursday morning.
Kochi, Oct 16 : It's a one-of-its-kind film festival to help a non-descript Kerala village near this commercial capital of the state here to achieve a better standard of living.
Thiruvanathapuram, Oct 15 : The Jawarharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI), as part of its developmental plans, will spend Rs.50 lakh to turn the 2015 National Games Village eco-friendly.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 15 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy along with seven of his cabinet colleagues will oficially meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time Thursday with a list of demands to benefit the state.
By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 15 : The next few days could prove decisive for Kerala's dream project, Air-Kerala, the southern state's very own airline.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 : The public healthcare system in the country is being used only by less than 30 percent of the population because of lack of diagnostic systems and inadequate supply of drugs, Kerala health and family welfare secretary K. Ellangovan said Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 : The top three Kerala districts that bring in more revenues by mopping up outstandings will be rewarded with better office infrastructure, a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy announced Tuesday.
Kochi, Oct. 13 : Congress leader P.C. Chacko on Monday justified the decision to remove Shashi Tharoor as the spokesperson, saying it was essential for a party spokesperson to be restrained.