Kochi, Jan 25 : Architecture was simply a tool for people to connect with their consciousness, and any created space without a user inside it was a dead zone, according to French artist-architect Gabriel Beckinger.
Kochi, Jan 24 : The cosmopolitanism of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) 2014 has fascinated a visiting group from Qatar's Virginia Commonwealth University which specialises in art-related courses.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 : The commercial taxes department of the Kerala government has imposed a Rs.54 crore fine on some e-commerce companies and portals. More such companies will be fined, said a top official.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 : The upcoming Coir Kerala 2015 trade fair starting Feb 1 would see the participation of 170 foreign buyers from 53 countries, a Kerala minister said Saturday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 : The Kerala government will build 20,000 houses for the state's fishing community as part of its coastal area development initiatives, a minister announced here Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy recalled Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who died early Friday, as one who in general was considerate to Indians, particularly to Keralites.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 : Is it yesterday once more for Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, senior leaders in the coalition are asking, as they wonder if Finance Minister K.M. Mani will go the way P.K. Kunhalikutty did in January 2005.
New Delhi, Jan 22 : Alstom has been awarded two contracts worth over €65 million from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to supply signaling, telecom and electrification solutions for the new Kochi metro line.
Thiruvananthapuram/Thrissur, Jan 22 : The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kerala Thursday called for a state-wide shutdown Tuesday demanding resignation of state Finance Minister K.M. Mani over a bribery allegation while the Left parties decided to boycott him.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 : The Kerala unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has extended an invite to Malayalam film actor Suresh Gopi for joining the party.
By Sandip Sikdar, Bhubaneswar, Jan 22 : Recently crowned Goalkeeper of the Year by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), Holland's Jaap Stockmann believes his Indian counterpart P.R. Sreejesh is among the top five custodians in the world.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 : The Kerala government has begun compiling an online directory of its world-wide diaspora and the attempt has evoked good response, an official said.
Chennai, Jan 22 : Popular orchestra troupe Lakshman Sruthi will pay tribute to legendary singer K.J. Yesudas, 75, here Sunday to commemorate his 50 glorious years in the field of music. He will also be felicitated at the event.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday lashed out at the media, especially a dozen TV news channels, for not being "interested in credibility" and giving out "false news".
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 : The Indian Association Sharjah has come up with a proposal to do organic farming in all 14 districts in Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 : In a first of its kind, the Kerala government has decided to come up with a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to tap the investments of Kerala diaspora, an official said Wednesday.
New Delhi, Jan 20 : Kerala Tourism's 'Visit Kerala 2015', a new and ambitious initiative to promote the state's alluring destinations, will be launched on April 1 with a series of events ranging from the arts to sports to woo both domestic and foreign tourists, state Tourism Minister A P Anil Kumar announced.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 : R. Balakrishna Pillai, a senior leader of Kerala's Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), said Tuesday he would be happy if ousted from the coalition over controversy that he knew about the bribe allegedly demanded by Finance Minister K.M. Mani from bar owners.
Thrissur (Kerala) Jan 20 : Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd, in collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation, Tuesday announced the launch of its distinctive training model - Body & Paint Technician Toyota-Technical Education Program (T-TEP) at Government ITI Chalakudy near here.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 : 'Run Kerala Run', the curtain raiser to the 35th National Games, 'ran' into history when every third Keralite took part in the race held all across the state Tuesday morning.
Kochi, Jan 19 : Kochi-based Muthoot Finance Ltd (MFL) Monday said it has entered into a NBFC service agreement with India's fourth largest private bank, Yes Bank, to act as the ban's business correspondent.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 : Two audio recordings of telephone conversations between a whistleblower bar owner and leaders of Kerala's ruling UDF released Monday ostensibly showed that the politicians knew about the Rs.1 crore bribe allegedly taken by state Finance Minister K.M. Mani.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 : Kerala witnessed an increase in tourist arrivals, revenue and the number of rooms during 2014, a minister said Monday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 : In what is believed to be the largest gathering to join in a run worldwide, the curtain-raiser event to the 35th National Games, "Run Kerala Run" would be held across the state Tuesday with an estimated five million people expected to take part.
Chennai, Jan 19 : Actor Suriya's home production 2D Entertainment has bagged the all-India remake rights of last year's Malayalam hit "How Old Are You". Plans are on for the film's remake in Hindi as well as Kannada.
Kottayam (Kerala), Jan 18 : The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday demanded arrest of Kerala's Finance Minister K.M. Mani over the charges that he had received a Rs.1 crore bribe to re-open the closed bars in the state.
Kochi, Jan 17 : In order to boost infrastructure development, the Kerala government Saturday threw open three of its major projects - Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL), Kannur International Airport and Startup Village - for non-resident Keralites (NRKs) for investments.
Kochi, Jan 17 : Eminent writers, film makers, musicians and political activists Saturday came together under the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 umbrella to express their solidarity for Tamil writer Perumal Murugan through a mass reading of a portion of his withdrawn book "Madhorubhagan".
By Sanu George, Thrissur (Kerala) Jan 17 : Mohiniyattam, a classical dance form of Kerala, is often referred to as the "dance of the enchantress" and meant to be performed solo by women. A 48-year-old lecturer has now become the first Muslim man to get a doctorate in the dance form.
Kochi, Jan 16 : The Kerala government will soon launch domestic services of its proposed airline "Air Kerala" for fulfilling the mandatory requirement of the country's civil aviation norm stipulating five year domestic operations before international flight services, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Friday.
Kochi, Jan 16 : The Kerala government will give relaxation on land ceiling norms to those who come forward to invest and generate employment opportunities in the state, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 : The 35th National Games technical committee chief, K. Murugan, Friday said the event to be held in Kerala will begin as per schedule.
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 : Former India fast bowler S. Sreesanth, who is currently facing trial for spot fixing in a Delhi court, is certain that he will return to full-fledged cricket.
Kochi, Jan 16 : The CBI is all set to move court here seeking permission to take a former security personnel of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for a lie detector test, according to officials.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 : As part of a nationwide introspection exercise by the Congress party, a similar exercise would be held in two phases in Kerala, the party said here Friday.
Kochi, Jan 15 : The two-day Global NRK Meet that begins here Friday will scout for investments from the cash-rich Kerala diaspora, an official said Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 : High-level talks were held here Thursday between the visiting members of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the officials of the 35th National Games organising committee.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 : Voice of Tobacco Victims (VoTV), an organisation here consisting of victims of tobacco use, has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban the sale of loose cigarettes in the country.
Sabarimala (Kerala), Jan 14 : Lakhs of pilgrims in Sabarimala Wednesday witnessed the "celestial light" and went delirious with joy as shouts of Swamiye Ayyapa reverberated all round this temple town.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 : Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the two-day Global Non-Resident Keralites (NRK) meet in Kochi Friday, said a state minister.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 : Three sixth semester mechanical engineering students here have designed and developed a prototype vehicle which runs more than 200 kilometres per litre of petrol.
Kochi, Jan.14 : Doctors at the Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AIMS) successfully conducted India's first hand transplant on Tuesday.
By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 : It's time the coconut industry in India got a makeover.
New Delhi, Jan 14 : The Supreme Court Wednesday extended by three months Italian Marine Massimilano Latorre's stay in Italy for his recovery following a heart surgery earlier this month.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 : The people of Kerala will not allow a bust of Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse to be put up in the state, the Congress said Tuesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 : Sports lovers in Kerala will have an opportunity to watch cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar run alongside Governor P.Sathasivam and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in a marathon being held across the state Jan 20.
Idduki (Kerala) : Kerala's Idduki District has become the first in the country to have complete rural broadband coverage.
By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 : The humble tapioca or cassava, which once used to be a part of staple diet in Kerala, is now much in demand not just among the local people but tourists - Indian and foreign - who relish the root tuber as an accompaniment to other delicacies or as a meal in itself.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 : Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday commissioned India's first hi-speed rural broadband network in Kerala's Idukki district, calling the project a "giant leap" to bridge the digital divide in the country.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 : The New York based Indian American Kerala Centre, an organisation of the Keralites settled in the US, plans to bring technologists from the US cutting across different technology and other verticals.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 11 : The central government will extend financial support to set up a new ayurvedic clinical research centre in Kerala to help scientifically validate traditional systems of healing, a union minister said Sunday.
New Delhi, Jan 11 : Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Sunday reached the national capital and is likely to be questioned by Delhi Police in connection with his wife Sunanda Pushkar's murder.
Sabarimala (Kerala), Jan 11 : About 10,000 policemen have been posted at Kerala's Sabarimala temple ahead of 'Makare Villeku' Wednesday.
Kochi, Jan. 10 : Former union minister Shashi Tharoor on Saturday avoided commenting on the death case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, saying all questions related to the incident must be asked from the police.
Mangalaru (Karnataka), Jan 10 : Veteran playback singer K.J. Yesudas, who has over 45,000 film songs in 14 languages and 22,000 other songs in his kitty, turned 75 Saturday.
Kochi, Jan. 10 : Plastic surgery is the gift of Vedic scripture of 'Sushruta' to modern medicines, says Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Sripad Naik. Inaugurating the Amrita Institute for Integrated Medicine and Research Cente under Amrita University in Kochi, Kerala, today, Naik said, the knowledge was transmitted from teachers and practitioners to scholars.
Mumbai, Jan 10 : On the 75th birthday Saturday of singer K.J. Yesudas, members of the Indian music industry wished that the stalwart, known for classical melodies and versatility, keeps up his good work.
New Delhi, Jan 10 : Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will on Monday commission India's first hi-speed rural broadband network in Kerala's Idukki district under the Digital India programme, an official statement said here Saturday.
Kottayam (Kerala) Jan 10 : It's celebration time at the house of Kerala's Thomas Kurian who has been named president of the US IT major Oracle Corp.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 10 : Kerala is all set to become the first state in the country to have a policy document on biodiversity conservation related "access and benefit sharing (ABS)", a UN green expert has revealed.