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58 Indian nurses returning home from Libya

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 : Days after India rescued 49 nurses from Iraq, 58 Indian nurses from violence-hit Libya are on their way back to India, the government said Friday.


Two Indian women killed in Saudi Arabia accident

Riyadh, Aug 1 : Two Indian women were killed when their car overturned on a Saudi Arabian highway, media reported Friday.


Kerala Tourism, Unesco ink 'Spice Route' promotion deal

Kochi, Aug 1 : Kerala Tourism Friday signed an agreement with Unesco to cooperate in promoting and protecting the ancient "Spice Route".


NUALS Centre for women and family studies inaugurated

Kochi, August 1 : The Centre for Women and Family Studies (CWFS) of National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) was yesterday inaugurated by Justice K T Thomas, near Kochi.


58 Kerala nurses in Libya head to Tunisian border

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 : The first batch of 58 of the total 252 Kerala nurses working in Libya who have registered to return home are on their way to the Tunisian border, a state government official said here Friday.


Kerala should tap solar power: former ISRO chairman

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 : Kerala should follow the steps taken by Narendra Modi, when he was the chief minister of Gujarat, to tap the huge potential of solar energy, said former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair.


Indian killed in Oman road accident

Muscat, July 31 : An Indian expatriate died in a road accident in Oman, media reported Thursday.


Don't make tipplers Congress office bearers: Kerala chief

Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 : Kerala state Congress chief V.M. Sudheeran Thursday made a passionate plea to party leaders not to include people who imbibe alcohol or use drugs as office bearers.


Kerala government plans to rehabilitate nurses from Iraq

Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 : The 350 Kerala nurses who returned from strife-torn Iraq have been asked to attend a meeting here Aug 6 to discuss their job prospects, an official said Thursday.


Kerala Financial Corp to join technology biz

Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 : The state-owned Kerala Financial Corporation (KFC) has decided to expand its business tapping newer options such as technology, according to its chairman-cum-managing director P. Joy Oommen.


'Club 60' director keen to cast Mohanlal for his next

Mumbai, July 31 : Filmmaker Sanjay Tripathi, who has bought the rights of the book "Escape To Nowhere" for a movie adaptation, says he is keen to cast southern superstar Mohanlal as one of the protagonists.


Kerala introduces self-attestation of documents

Thiruvananthapuram, July 30: The Kerala government on Wednesday introduced self-attestation of copies of certificates for all government applications.


Many Kerala nurses wish to remain in Libya: Oommen Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 : There are more than 1,000 nurses from Kerala in Libya, but only 118 have registered to return to India, said Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday.


Kerala tightens norms for booking room in MLAS' hostel

Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 : Following an all-party meeting held here Wednesday, Kerala assembly Speaker G. Karthikeyan has announced very strict norms for entry of visitors to the MLAs' hostel which will also be applicable to ex-legislators.


My friends shouldn't be blamed for my divorce: Manju Warrier

Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 : Actress Manju Warrier, who has decided to end her 16 years of marriage with popular film star Dileep, says her friends shouldn't' be blamed for the separation.


Swiss national arrested for attending Maoist meet

Thrissur (Kerala), July 29 : The Kerala Police have arrested a Swiss national, Jonathan Clode, and charged him under the Foreigners Act for attending a Maoist meet, a senior police official said Tuesday.


Boat seized for carrying liquor without license

Kochi, July 29 : A backwater cruise boat was seized yesterday by the Kochi police for allegedly carrying liquor and other narcotic items onboard preserved for tourists.


118 Kerala nurses in Libya want to return

Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 : A total of 118 Kerala nurses working in Libya want to return home in India, said a Kerala government official Tuesday.


Indian nurses who survived Iraq look for jobs in Gulf

By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 : Less than four weeks after Sunni insurgents freed them in Iraq, the nurses who returned home after days of terror are already looking for new jobs in the Middle East.


Eid celebrated in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 : Muslims across Kerala celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Tuesday with religious fervour, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.


Muslims in Kerala pray for victims in Gaza

Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 : Muslims in Kerala Tuesday offered special prayers for the victims in Gaza.


Kerala hotel prepares feast for Id-ul-Fitr

Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 : From a variety of soups - pineapple rasam soup and prawn soup prepared using coconut milk - to the popular appam, thattu dosa and Kerala paratha, a luxury hotel here is prepared for the Id-ul-Fitr celebrations Tuesday.


Kerala to celebrate Id-ul-Fitr Tuesday

Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 : The Kazis in Kerala have declared that Monday would be the 30th day of Ramadan and Id-ul-Fitr will be celebrated Tuesday as the moon was not sighted Sunday after Iftar.


Fifth Kerala LGBT parade pride held

Kochi, July 27 : It was a joyous moment for the hundreds of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community members when they held the fifth Kerala queer parade pride march in Kochi to assert their rights.


Achuthanandan seeks probe against Kerala chief secretary

Thiruvananthapuram, July 27 : Former Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Sunday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in launching a probe against Kerala chief secretary's alleged links with builders.


IIT Delhi students bags best innovation award

Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 : A group of students from the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) bagged the best project at the ninth National Innovation Contest - TechTop 2014 which concluded here Saturday.


Indian artist plans international football culture club

Kolkata, July 26 : Known for his rich oeuvre of politically-charged works as well as his diverse football related projects, artist Riyas Komu plans to open an international football culture club.


Andhra Pradesh to replicate Kochi-model Startup Village

Kochi, July 26 : Andhra Pradesh has begun discussions with Kochi-based Startup Village for support and expertise to replicate the incubation facility in the state.


Kerala Police's moral policing questioned, cops justify action

Kollam (Kerala), July 26 : Political parties Saturday criticised the Kerala Police for holding up a couple at a police station all night, but without any charge. Police, however, said they were detained for giving conflicting answers.


No US trip for CPI-M legislator

Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 : The CPI-M has barred one of its legislators from travelling to the US next month to attend the International Visitor's Leadership Programme organised by the State Department - as it is funded by the US government.


Blackmailing case accused arrested

Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 : A key accused wanted for blackmailing businessmen and VIPs with the help of women has been arrested here, police said Friday.


'Never thought I'd walk out free from Abu Dhabi jail'

Kochi, July 25 : Shiju Thomas, who was held in a Abu Dhabi prison after drugs were found in his baggage, said he never thought he "would walk out free" after being released Thursday.


Kerala councillor slashes wrist to protest mayor's apathy

Kozhikode, July 24 : A Congress councillor in Kerala Thursday slashed her wrist to protest Kozhikode mayor's callous attitude towards the needs of her ward.


Kerala stars Dileep, Manju jointly file divorce plea

Kochi, July 24 : Malayalam film star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier Thursday filed a joint divorce petition in a court here.


For Emirates, Kerala leads rest of India in flights

Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 : With the latest bilaterals now in force, Emirates is operating 37 flights every week into Kerala, the highest among all states in the country, said a top airline official.


17 more nurses stranded in Iraq return home

Kochi, July 23 : Seventeen more nurses, who were stranded in Iraq, have arrived in Kochi.


Kerala star-couple Dileep, Manju to file divorce plea

Kochi, July 23 : Malayalam film star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier are likely to file a joint divorce petition in their bid to lessen the cumbersome legal process, sources said here Wednesday.


Kerala to host Global Agro Meet in November

Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 : Kerala will host a Global Agro meet and an exhibition on hi-tech agriculture and food processing at Kochi November 6-7, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday.


Congress is united in Kerala, says Oommen Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said the Congress party is united in the state and asked the media not to speculate on anything.


Kerala minister falls sick during cabinet meet

Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 : Congress leader and Minister for Cooperation C.N.Balakrishnan fell sick Wednesday during the weekly cabinet meeting here.


'Striving to create entrepreneurial mindset in Kerala youth'

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 : The Kerala government has initiated a number of programmes to create "an entrepreneurial mindset" in youth and promote such young entrepreneurs, a minister said Tuesday.


Kerala scientist finds 'oil-eating' bacteria

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 : A scientist from Kerala has discovered three new species of oil-degrading bacteria from industrial waste.


Kerala official to attend US leadership programme

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 : A Kerala official has been invited by the United States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) in August.


Oommen Chandy to finalise cabinet rejig in Delhi

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will now finalise his cabinet rejig with the Congress high command in Delhi, a senior party leader said Tuesday.


US firm launches panic button for staff cars in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 : American tech firm UST Global, the largest employer of IT professionals in Kerala, has installed GPS tracking mechanisms and panic buttons on its company's cabs for its centre here, an official said.


Kerala to save endangered plant, animal species

Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 : The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) and the forest department will jointly launch a programme to prevent 26 plant and 13 animal species from getting extinct.


Kerala magician gets international award

Hyderabad/Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 : Kerala magician Samraj has been awarded the prestigious "Merlin Award", popularly known as the "Oscar of Magic", at a function in Hyderabad.


Iraq returned Kerala workers protest against recruitment agency

Aluva (Kerala), July 20 : Workers from Kerala who have returned from strife torn Iraq, held a protest on Saturday against the Indian recruitment agency M.P Dominic and Co. for duping them of their money.


4,000 Kerala doctors on indefinite strike from Monday

Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 : Around 4,000 government doctors in Kerala will Monday sit on an indefinite 'non-cooperation' strike demanding immediate filling up of vacancies of specialists and ensuring supply of quality medicines in state-run hospitals.


CPI-M begins introspection after Lok Sabha polls debacle

Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 : The CPI-M's two-day politburo meeting in Delhi has set an agenda for all members to seriously introspect about getting the party back into shape after a dismal show in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, said a party source.


My debut film was not promoted well: Parvathy Omanakuttan

Mumbai, July 20 : Former Miss India-turned-actress Parvathy Omanakuttan, recently seen in horror flick "Pizza", says her debut film "Untitled 6" bombed at the box office as it was not promoted well.


Engineering colleges have key task to make India a front-ranking nation: Mukherjee

Trivandrum (Kerala), July 19 : President Pranab Mukherjee has called on engineering colleges across the country have a key task to train their students to make India a front-ranking nation.


UDF, media abuzz over Oommen Chandy's proposed cabinet re-jig

Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 : The Congress-led UDF and the media are again abuzz over Kerala's proposed cabinet re-jig since Speaker G. Karthikeyan expressed his desire Friday to step down to return to active politics.


President offers prayers at Padmanabhaswamy temple

Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 : President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday offered prayers at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple here.


Kerala elephants receive rejuvenation therapy during monsoon

Thrissur, July 18 : With the onset of monsoon, most of the captive elephants in Kerala will be put on a special treatment for a month as part of a rejuvenation therapy.


Become agents of change, says President to students of Central University of Kerala

Kasargod (Kerala), July 18 : President Pranab Mukherjee attended the first convocation of the Central University of Kerala in Kasaragod today where he asked the students to become agents of change.


President commends Central University of Kerala

Kasargod (Kerala), July 18 : President Pranab Mukherjee Friday expressed his happiness over the progress made by the Central University of Kerala here in a short span of time.


Kerala Tourism bags top honours

Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 : Kerala Tourism bagged two top honours at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Awards 2014.


HI inducts Kerala Hockey as new associate member

New Delhi, July 18 : Hockey India (HI) Friday approved Kerala Hockey (KH) as its new associate member. The approval is subject to ratification by the HI Executive Board.


Justice delivered over Mullaperiyar issue: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, July 18 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday said downing the shutters of the Mullaperiyar dam to increase the water level to 142 feet is justice delivered to the people of the state. The shutters were lowered Thursday as directed by the Supreme Court.


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