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RSS article row: Writer Gopalakrishnan claims he was misquoted

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.


Kerala nurses want to return to Iraq

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.


Shashi Tharoor launches cleanliness drive

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.


Villa Maya, where dining is more than a pleasure (Foodie Trail-Thiruvananthapuram)

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.


Ailing Kerala assembly speaker leaves for US

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 : Kerala Assembly Speaker G. Karthikeyan, who is suffering from liver complications, Friday left for the US for treatment.


Bonsai plant's 50th birthday celebrated in Kochi

Kochi (Kerala), Oct.24 : A unique birthday party was organized in Kochi, Kerala, to mark 50 years of a Bonsai plant.


Kerala opts for light metro, not monorail

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 : The Kerala government Friday opted for two light metro projects after considering two monorails for almost two years.


Kochi Airport on high alert after bomb threat

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.


Kerala liquor sale falls after new liquor policy

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 : Sales have fallen with the new liquor policy being in force in Kerala since September, a minister said Friday.


VC appointments in Kerala: Saga of political manipulations

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.


Kerala agrees to 45-m width for national highways

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.


100 days left for 35th National Games

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 shrine to produce 14 mn cans of prasad

Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 22 : The Sabarimala shrine, whose new pilgrimage season starts Nov 17, will produce a record 14 million cans of 'prasad'.


Smart City Kochi gets environmental clearance

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.


ISRO spy case: Kerala to decide on future course of action

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.


Sketch of suspect who set woman on fire on a train released

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.


ISRO spy case: HC quashes government order on police officers

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.


CPI-M leader V.S. Achuthanandan turns 91

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 : Leader of Opposition in Kerala and former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan turned 91 Monday.


Kochi Metro will be ready on time: Chandy

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.


Ganesh Kumar's return to Kerala cabinet opposed

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.


KCA officials quizzed over reports of payment to Windies

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 to host second pan-IIM World Management Conference

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.


Modi with broom just a gimmick: Congress

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.


Journalists should report cases after reading judgments: Kerala governor

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 : Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam Friday told journalists to ensure that they report court cases after reading the judgments.


Mohanlal forming a music band?

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.


Artist Jitish Kallat to popularise Kochi Biennale in US

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.


Kerala biodiversity efforts praised in South Korea

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.


Techie jumps to death in Technopark campus

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.


Uplifting a village via a film festival

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.


Kerala to make 2015 National Games Village eco-friendly

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.


Oommen Chandy hopes meeting with Modi will benefit Kerala

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.


Delhi meeting to decide on Kerala's aviation sector

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.


Less than 30 percent people using public healthcare: Official

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.


Kerala to reward offices for revenue collections

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.


Chacko justifies removal of Tharoor as spokesperson

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.


Shashi Tharoor removed as Congress spokesperson

New Delhi, Oct. 13 : The Congress party on Monday relieved Member of Parliament (MP) Shashi Tharoor from his duties as the spokesperson of the organisation.


Decision on Tharoor based on Kerala unit's report: Congress

New Delhi, Oct 13 : The Congress Monday said Shashi Tharoor's removal as a party spokesman has nothing to do with the controversial death of his wife and was only based on a report by the disciplinary committee of the party's Kerala unit.


Rare unity in Kerala Congress for Tharoor removal

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 : Shashi Tharoor's removal as Congress national spokesperson, at the behest of the Kerala unit of the party, appears to be a rare occasion when Congress leaders in the state buried their legendary factionalism and sought action as one single unit.


Solar panels scam accused threatens legal action over nude photos

Kozhikode, Oct 13 : Saritha Nair, one of the main accused in the solar panels scam, Monday said she would take legal action against people who are circulating nude pictures believed to be of her.


Kerala diaspora directory to go online Nov 1

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13 : A diaspora directory for all the non-resident Keralites will go online Nov 1, which is celebrated as the Kerala Day, an official said Friday.


Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters face NorthEast United

Guwahati, Oct 12 : A humdinger of a contest is on the cards as NorthEast United FC take on Sachin Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters FC in the second match of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) here Monday.


World Space Week celebrated in Kozhikode to mark Mangalyaan's success

Kozhikode, (Kerala) Oct. 12 : World Space Week was celebrated in Kerala's Kozhikode district on Friday to mark the success of India's Mars mission, where many enthusiastic school and college students attended the space exhibition organised by the Regional Science Centre and Planetarium.


CPI-M to introspect at politburo meet starting Monday

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 12 : The two-day CPI-M politburo meeting beginning in Delhi Monday is expected to introspect, as the party prepares a draft political review for discussion at all levels.


22,000 'Nitaqat' returnees seek government assistance

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 12 : About 22,000 people, who have returned from Saudi Arabia, have registered with the state government seeking assistance for starting self-employment programmes, an official said.


Vayalar award for K.R. Meera

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 11 : Former journalist K.R. Meera, 44, has bagged the Vayalar Rama Varma Award, the most prestigious literary award in Kerala.


Independent probe demanded into Sunanda Pushkar's death

Thiruvananthapuram/Palakkad, Oct 11 : Opposition parties in Kerala Saturday demanded an independent and comprehensive probe into the death of former union minister Sashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar.


'Bang Bang' most successful Hindi film in Kerala

Chennai, Oct 11 : Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Bang Bang", which has raked in over Rs.4 crore within the first week of its release in Kerala, has become the most successful Hindi film in the state. A delighted Hrithik thanked audiences for the overwhelming response.


New Malayalam Movie Releases This Week

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 10: The following five Malayalam movies were released today at various centers in Kerala.


100 Degree Celsius - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 10 : Malayalam movie 100 Degree Celsius released on October 10th is a women-centric thriller.


Liquor, tobacco products now cost more in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 10 : The price of liquor went up in Kerala Friday after the government, in its bid to enforce total prohibition, imposed an additional 25 percent tax.


Kamal Haasan joins 'Papanasam' team in Kerala

Thodupuzha (Kerala), Oct 10 : After a short break, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will resume shooting for Tamil thriller "Papanasam" here Friday. The film is the remake of Malayalam blockbuster "Drishyam".


India's oldest unmarried woman aims for Guinness World Record

Thrissur (Kerala) Oct. 9 : Age does not deter Kunjannam from aiming high.


Top Malayalam Movies of the week

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 9: Here is the list of top Malayalam movies now running on theatres.


Five towering Malayalam film personalities to work together

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 9 : It's never happened in the Malayalam film industry before! Five towering personalities -- Mammootty, Mohanlal, Renji Panicker, Ranjith and Shaji Kailas -- will join forces for a Malayalam film that will hit the screens next year.


Kerala announces cash awards for Asian Games medallists

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 8 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday awarded Indian hockey goalkeeper P.R.Sreejesh, the hero of the Asian Games final, a cash award of Rs.15 lakh and also offered him the job of a district educational officer in the general education department.


Tamaar Padaar - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 8 : Director Dileesh Nair's satire flick 'Tamaar Padaar' released on 3rd October with Prithviraj, Baburaj and Chemban Vinod in the lead roles.


KPCC lashes out against Tharoor for hurting sentiments of party workers

Trivandrum, Oct.8 : Expressing displeasure over Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat mission and for agreeing to be a brand ambassador for the campaign, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president V M Sudheeran on Wednesday said that Tharoor was not supposed to make statements which hurt sentiments of party workers in the state.


Homely Meals - Malayalam Movie Review (2014)

By P Abhinav, Kochi, October 7: Homely Meals is a Malayalam movie directed by Anoop Kannan with Vipin Atley in the lead role. The movie has biographical touch of Vipin Atley, the hero and script writer of Homely Meals.


Tharoor dismayed by 'negative' Congress reaction to PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' invite to him

New Delhi, Oct. 7 : Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday expressed his dismay over members of his party criticising his joining Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', stating that the Prime Minister had specifically addressed him as a Congress party member.


Shashi Tharoor becomes a loner in Congress

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 7 : The two-time Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor appears to have become a loner in his party because not a single party leader has come to his defence after he accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to join the Clean India campaign, saying he was honoured.


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