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School principal in custody for keeping six-year-old in kennel

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 29 : Police Monday took into custody a woman principal of a private, unaided school here after complaints surfaced that she had kept a six-year-old under-kindergarten student in a kennel.


Kerala Tourism, a hit in Japan

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 29 : Kerala's tradition of ayurveda and its unique backwaters have found numerous admirers in Japan where these were showcased at the state's theme pavilion at one of the biggest travel events in the world.


UST Global unveils telemedicine application for mobile devices

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 29 : UST Global, Kerala's largest IT employer, Monday, unveiled an advanced telemedicine application to help treatment of patients in remote locations, developed in collaboration with Mumbai-based Balabhai Nanavati Hospital's telemedicine centre and BlackBerry India


Yet another custodial torture, this time in Kerala

By Sanu George, Kochi, Sep 29 : The Kerala government has decided to transfer the case of a 28-year-old housemaid, who has been beaten up by police, to be probed by the crime branch which will take it up Monday. The housemaid was arrested on suspicion that she has stolen jewels from a home where she works.


Security breach: Murder accused gifts turban to Rajnath

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 28 : In a glaring breach of security, a murder accused placed a turban on Home Minister Rajnath Singh outside the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple here. The police are probing the lapse.


Home Minister hails Mata Amritanandamayi Devi's humanitarian efforts

Amritapuri/ Kollam, Sept. 27 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today applauded the spiritual guidance and humanitarian initiatives of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi as her charitable trust announced a Rs 25 crore relief and rehabilitation package for victims of the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir.


Rs. 25 crore from Mata Amritanandamayi for Jammu Kashmir flood relief

Kollam (Kerala) Sep 27 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Saturday applauded the spiritual guidance and humanitarian initiatives of Mata Amritanandamayi as her charitable trust announced a Rs. 25 crore relief and rehabilitation package for victims of the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir.


Kerala suspends buses to Tamil Nadu fearing protests

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 27 : The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has decided to suspend all its services to Tamil Nadu by terminating these close to the border.


CBI probe into Kerala RSS leader's murder soon: Rajnath Singh

Kannur (Kerala), Sep 26 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will begin its probe into the murder of an RSS activist very soon, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday.


CJI suggests cooling-off period before posts for retired judges

New Delhi, Sep 26 : In apparent disapproval of his predecessor P.Sathasivam accepting the Kerala governor's post, Chief Justice of India R.M.Lodha Friday said that no CJI or Supreme Court or high court judge should accept any government position or occupy a constitutional office at least for sometime after retiring.


Two contests in Kerala on World Tourism Day

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 26 : Kerala Tourism will launch two contests Saturday on World Tourism Day to take the community participation in sustainable tourism development to a higher level.


Now, a campaign for spices

Kochi, Sep 26 : A campaign to promote spices was launched here Friday, at a time when exports of spices have gone up.


All set for Mata Amritanandamayi's birthday

Kollam (Kerala), Sep 26 : Mata Amritanandamayi's followers have arrived at her ashram here from all over the world to take part in her 61st birthday celebrations that begin Friday.


Kerala Tourism roadshow in Malaysia attracts many

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 25 : The first-ever roadshow of Kerala Tourism in Malaysia this week has drawn enthusiastic response, said a tourism official.


My short film helped me make 'Liar's Dice': Geethu Mohandas

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Sep 25 : Actor-filmmaker Geethu Mohandas says it was her short film "Are You Listening" that paved the way for her debut feature film "Liar's Dice", which is India's official Oscar pick for the best foreign language film category.


My short film helped me make 'Liar's Dice': Geethu Mohandas

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Sep 25 : Actor-filmmaker Geethu Mohandas says it was her short film "Are You Listening" that paved the way for her debut feature film "Liar's Dice", which is India's official Oscar pick for the best foreign language film category.


Kerala can get Rs.12,000 crore more in tax: CAG

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 25 : Kerala officials are studying a CAG report that has spotted Rs.12,000 crore lying unrecognised in the electronic records of the state IT system, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said, adding they are finding ways to recover it.


Mangalyaan success marks new era for India, says former ISRO chief

Thiruvananthapuram, Sept. 24 : Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G Madhavan Nair on Wednesday congratulated all scientists and workers associated with the Mars Orbiter craft, which successfully entered the orbit of Mars, calling it the dawn of a new era for India.


UK healthcare industry in talks with Startup Village

Kochi, Sep 24 : A business delegation from Britain Wednesday initiated discussions with Startup Village to explore the possibility of firms here to provide technological support to its healthcare industry.


Spice exports up on increased global demand

Kochi (Kerala), Sep 24 : India's exports of spices during April-July 2014 have shown a prospective trend, registering a 10 percent increase in quantity and 11 percent in rupee terms, a Spices Board official said Wednesday.


Space feat: Kerala to felicitate ISRO team

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 24 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said the state government will honour ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan and his team for the unique achievement of India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).


Sapthamashree Thaskaraha - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, September 23: Sapthamashree Thaskaraha, the Malayalam movie released during Onam season is still running successfully in theatres bringing joy to viewers.


Kerala Cricket Association chips in to help state finances

Kochi, Sep 23 : The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has decided not to seek tax exemption on ticket sales for the India-West Indies first ODI scheduled to be held here on Oct 8 in view of the state government's precarious financial position, its chief said Tuesday.


Njan - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, September 23: Njan, the recently released Malayalam movie is based on T. P. Rajeevan's novel K T N Kottur Ezhuthum Jeevithavum narrating the history of a village in Malabar during british rule in India. Dulquar Salmaan stars as both K.T.N Kottoor and a blogger.


Three Kerala doctors suspended

Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi, Sep 23 : Three Kerala doctors who were booked after pictures of a patient of theirs undergoing a caesarean section went viral on the social media, were suspended from service by the health department Tuesday.


Kerala High Court denies bail to three doctors

Kochi, Sep 23 : The Kerala High Court Tuesday denied anticipatory bail to three doctors who were booked after pictures of a patient of theirs undergoing a caesarean section went viral on the social media.


Kerala honours film veteran MT with J.C. Daniel Award

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 : M.T. Vasudevan Nair, a gifted, well-known and veteran scriptwriter who is popularly known as MT, was given the J.C. Daniel Award for his overall contribution to Malayalam films.


Sonowal inaugurates two sports centric academies in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Sept.23 : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal has inaugurated two sports academies a€" National Academy for Athletics and the National Academy for Golf at the Lakshmibhai National College of Physical Education at Kariavattom near here.


40,000 Kerala diaspora returnees seek self-employment loans

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 : A total of 40,000 applications have been received in response to the Kerala government's rehabilitation programme for diaspora who return to the state, a government official said Tuesday.


National sports academies inaugurated in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 22 : Two national sports academies for athletics and golf were inaugurated here Monday by Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.


AIMS bestowed with first British Medical Journal award

Kochi, Sept.22 : The Amrita Institute for Medical Sciences (AIMS) has received the first BMJ (British Medical Journal) India Award for its paediatric heart programme.


Munnar biodiversity conservation project gets started

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 22 : A key biodiversity conservation project covering more than 3,000 sq km in Kerala's Idukki district has begun, according to a top Kerala government official.


Kochi hospital gets BMJ India Award

Kochi, Sep 22 ( IANS) The Amrita Institute for Medical Sciences (AIMS) has received the first British Medical Journal (BMJ) India Award for its paediatric heart programme.


Kerala's SJD to merge with JD-U

Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 : The Socialist Janata Democratic (SJD), a constituent of Kerala's ruling coalition, will merge with the Sharad Yadav-led JD-U, it was announced Sunday.


Tourists throng travel fest in Kerala

Kochi, Sept. 21 : Tourists thronged the eighth edition of the tourism fest in Kerala's Kochi city, which is organised once every two years to bring new business prospects and initiatives to the state.


Suicide prevention a health priority: Harsh Vardhan

Thrissur (Kerala), Sept.21 : Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has expressed grief over the national loss in valuable human resources which is owed to the rising tendency of young people to commit suicide when facing seemingly unconquerable adversity.


Kerala CPI leader out of national executive

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 : Leader of CPI in the Kerala assembly C. Divakaran was Sunday left out of the national executive, the highest decision-making body of the party.


Trade unions in IT worry Kerala industry

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and industry people Sunday expressed worry over the CPI-M-backed CITU's plan to form trade unions and enter the IT sector.


Achuthanandan slams KSEB for cutting power to MP's office

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 : Leader of opposition in the Kerala assembly V.S. Achuthanandan saturday slammed the KSEB for disconnecting power supply to the office of parliamentarian Innocent at Angamaly in Ernakulam district for not paying the bill.


Congress cautions CPI-M on 'politics of murder'

Kozhikode (Kerala), Sep 20 : The Congress Saturday told the opposition CPI-M it would meet the same fate it has in West Bengal if it party does not desist from the "politics of murder" in the state.


Harsh Vardhan lauds Chandy for reducing liquor availability

Thiruvananthapuram, Sept. 19 : Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Friday praised Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy over his government's decision to drastically reduce the availability of liquor.


Former India volleyball captain Udayakumar dead

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 : Former India volleyball captain and Arjuna Award winner K. Udayakumar passed away Friday due to a cardiac arrest, according to family sources. He was 54.


We should launch a war against cancer: Harsh Vardhan

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 : Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday called for the launching of a countrywide war against cancer.


New panel to tackle female foeticide issues: Harsh Vardhan

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 : A new committee will tackle issues related to female foeticide in India, union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Friday.


Toonz to adapt 5 stories by children into films

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 : To mark its fifteenth anniversary here, Toonz Animation, will make five short animation films on the stories written by the winners of "Kahani Masters".


CPI-M demands white paper on Kerala's finances

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 : A new tax burden of over Rs.2,000 crore should not be placed on Kerala people and the state government should come out with a white paper on the state's finances, said the CPI-M Thursday.


Kerala homes that have a member abroad are better off

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 : The households in Kerala that have at least one family member living abroad are better off economically as compared to those families with no member abroad, says a study.


Kerala hikes water tariff, taxes on liquor, tobacco

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 : The Kerala government Wednesday hiked taxes on liquor and tobacco products, and water charges, land registration and stamp duty in a bid to tide over a financial crunch.


90 percent of Kerala diaspora in Middle East: Study

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 : As much as 90 percent of Kerala's 23.63 lakh diaspora is in the various Middle East countries, says a study released here Wednesday.


NRI remittances to Kerala grow

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 : Remittances to Kerala have continued to grow ever since Keralites started migrating to the Gulf region, a study said.


Kerala added a million elderly every year since '81

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 16 : Kerala added one million elderly every successive year since the census of 1981, a study said.


Kerala tourism body for redress of new liquor policy

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 16 : Kerala Travel Mart (KTM), a society of tourism stakeholders has planned to seek legal redress of the state's recently announced liquor policy that envisages total prohibition in the next 10 years, an official said Tuesday.


Incentive for KTM buyers for appointments with sellers

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 16 : For the first time, all international buyers who will make a minimum of 40 appointments with the buyers at the eighth edition of the Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) will get $750 as an incentive, a KTM official said here Tuesday.


VKL Group to invest Rs.2,000 crore in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 16 : Bahrain-based VKL Group Tuesday announced an investment of Rs.2,000 crore in real estate and hospitality sectors in Kerala.


Sachin's Kerala Blasters unveil logo

Kochi, Sep 15 : Kerala Blasters, Kochi-based football franchise of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) co-owned by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, unveiled their team log here Monday.


Kerala eyes toddy to fill liquor's gap

By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 15 : Kerala's decision to close 730 bars in the state under a new liquor policy has sparked off a sudden interest in toddy, the state's traditional drink.


Tourists do not visit Kerala to drink: Congress

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 15 : Foreign tourists do not visit Kerala to only consume liquor, state Congress president V.M. Sudheeran said Monday, hitting back at those who have said that the tourism industry would be the worst affected by the new liquor policy that aims at total prohibition in a decade.


Kerala youths protest bar on new government posts

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 14 : A day after Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani said no new posts will be created this fiscal due to financial crisis, pro-government youth organisations protested the move Sunday.


RSS leader's murder: Kerala's CBI probe request reaches Delhi

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 13 : Just 13 days after the murder of an RSS activist in Kannur, the Kerala government's request for a CBI probe into the killing was sent to Delhi Saturday.


Always taken anti-liquor stand: Kerala excise minister

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 13 : The Congress-led United Democratic Front has always taken an anti-liquor stand to bring in prohibition in a phased manner, Kerala Excise Minister K. Babu said Saturday.


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