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  • Thiruvananthapuram: AI Express flight returns after technical snag Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: An Air India Express flight to Dubai with 186 passengers on board returned to the airport here tonight after engine trouble was detected, airport sources said. All passengers and crew are safe, they said. They said the aircraft was scheduled to take off at 1630 hrs but left only at...
  • Kerala: BJP leader resents job ad which bars Hindu aspirants 2 days ago

    Thrissur: A BJP functionary in Kerala today took objection to an employment advertisement issued by a business concern here that said only Christian and Muslim candidates need to apply for the jobs it offered. Talking to reporters here, the BJP state Cell Co-ordinator B Gopalakrishnan said barring Hindus from applying for...
  • Kerala HC order on school admission jolts state government 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: On the issue of allocation of new Plus Two schools and batches the Kerala High Court in its interim order said that the schools which were not recommended by the higher secondary director's six member committee will not get the new batches. The order also gave provisional permission to...
  • Kerala: Mukkam Muslim orphanage violated funding rules, says rights panel 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Months after more than 450 children from Bihar and Jharkhand were brought illegally to the Mukkam Muslim orphanage in Kerala, it is under the scanner once again. A probe report by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) has revealed that the orphanage violated funding rules and lied about not receiving...
  • Rear tyre of Air India flight bursts while landing, passengers safe 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram:The rear tyre of an Air India flight from Male on Saturday burst while landing at the Trivandrum International Airport but the passengers and crew escaped unhurt. Airport Acting Director Shibu Rebort said the tyre in the right side of the Airbus-320 burst while landing but it did not cause spark...
  • Kerala CM orders probe into school forced to drop Vande Mataram from Independence Day eve fete 5 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two days after a private school in Kollam district of Kerala was forced to drop national song 'Vande Mataram' during the Independence Day-eve celebrations, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said that he will order a probe into the incident. Chandy said, "You have brought this to my notice. I will...
  • Kerala: School forced to drop 'Vande Mataram' from Independence Day eve fete 5 days ago

    Kollam: A radical outfit allegedly forced a private school in Kollam to abandon rendering of the national song 'Vande Mataram' during the Independence Day-eve celebrations, claiming it would hurt the religious sentiments of certain sections of students. According to school management sources, Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), a fundamentalist outfit...
  • Kerala: Internal growth vital to reduce dependence on outside jobs 6 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Citing the troubles being faced by expatriate workers in countries like Iraq and Libya, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday said internal employment generation was vital instead of depending on outside jobs. Giving his Independence Day message after inspecting an impressive ceremonial parade, Chandy said it was in view...
  • Portraying the Mahatma: Alleppey's Gandhi spreads the message of love and peace 1 week ago

    Alleppey: The coastal town of Alleppey has its own living Mahatma Gandhi. 66-year-old George Paul who bears an uncanny resemblance to the father of our nation. Perhaps that explains why Paul has played the role of the Mahatma over 2,000 times in movies, documentaries, stage shows or such appearances! "The world...
  • Deficiencies, inadequacies in the maintenance of Padamanabhaswamy temple records, says status report submitted in SC August 13, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Comptroller Auditor General Vinod Rai has submitted a status report on Kerala's Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in the Supreme Court. The report says that there were deficiencies and inadequacies in the maintenance of temple records. The report said that the B chamber of the temple was opened about seven...
  • Communal violence incidents have risen after NDA came to power: Sonia August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the Narendra Modi government over the rising incidents of communal violence in the country. The remarks came while she was addressing the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Executive Meet in the state. She said, "Nothing less than 600 incidents of communal...
  • Italian PM calls Modi for 'rapid, positive solution' on arrested marines August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking up the arrest of its two marines off the Kerala coast in the year 2012, Italian Prime Minister rang up his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Monday evening to resolve the issue. During the telephonic conversation, Italian PM Matteo Renzi conveyed that he hoped for "rapid and positive...
  • 85 children hospitalised after gas leak at a Kerala factory, plant shut down till further notice August 8, 2014

    Kollam: Two days after gas leak at a Kerala factory, 85 children have been admitted to different hospitals. Many of them have complained of nausea and dizziness. Their school was within 500 metre of the industrial plant, which has now been shut down till further notice. Gas leak was reported...
  • Gas leakage; 85 students admitted to hospital in Kerala August 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthpuram: 85 students from one college and two schools near Chavara in Kollam district in Kerala were admitted to a hospital after an alleged incident of gas leakage from the Kerala Minerals and Metals Plant LTD, Chavara. The students complained of nausea, dizziness and some even puked and were rushed to...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: We are unable to use the water, say local residents August 7, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Clean up India intiative vring to you the story of Thiruvananthapuram where plastic waste and garbage from residential areas are found in huge piles. The 5.5 acres of land at Erumakuzhi in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city has been a major dumping spot for the past two and a...
  • Monsoon toll reaches 80 in Kerala August 6, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: At least 80 people lost their life and 156 houses were completely destroyed in rain related incidents since the South West monsoon became active in the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said. The government has decided to provide an amount of Rs two lakhs each to the family of...
  • Kochi: Indian nurses return from Libya to an emotional reunion with their families August 6, 2014

    Kochi: It was an emotional reunion at the Cochin International Airport when 44 nurses from war-affected Libya returned to their homeland safe. These are the first batch of nurses that came from Tripoli while many more are waiting for their chances. There was happiness and relief as Indian nurses returned...
  • 43 Indian nurses return to Kerala from Libya August 5, 2014

    Kochi: In a relief, 43 nurses who were working in the conflict zone of Libya have returned to India. They landed in Kochi in Kerala on Tuesday morning. This is the second group of nurses who crossed over to Tunisia from Tripoli on Monday. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had written...
  • 44 nurses from Libya to reach Kerala on Tuesday August 4, 2014

    Kochi: The first batch of 44 Keralite nurses, stranded in strife torn Libya, would arrive on Tuesday. The nurses, working in various hospitals in Libya, had reached Tunisia, from where they will be reaching Dubai to take the scheduled flight to Kochi and arrive on Tuesday morning, CEO of Non-Resident...
  • National Cartoon Museum thrown open for visitors August 1, 2014

    Kayamkulam: The National Cartoon Museum and Art Gallery, set up as a tribute to doyen of Indian political cartooning Shankar at his hometown here, has been opened for visitors. The memorial was inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at a function here last evening and was attended, among others, by...
  • Kerala High Court notice to Tharoor on election petition July 31, 2014

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court today on Thursday issued notice to Congress leader and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on a petition challenging his election from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency. Justice Bhavadasan, while admitting the election petition filed by S Suresh, Thiruvananthapuram District President of BJP,...
  • Coimbatore: Security beefed up in city after threat of multiple blasts July 30, 2014

    Coimbatore: Security has been tightened at all public places in the city after an anonymous caller rang up the police control room and warned of blasts at seven areas and dared them to try and prevent it. Police said the caller rang up this morning and said there would be blasts...
  • Swiss national, a Maoist sympathiser, arrested in Kerala July 29, 2014

    Thiruvanthpuram: Police on Tuesday arrested a Maoist sympathiser in Thrissur district of Kerala. Jonathan Bold, a Swiss national, arrived in Kerala on a tourist visa and attended a meeting organised in memory of a Maoist activist. Bold has been charged under the Foreigners Act, Section 14(b), which pertains to violation of...
  • 118 Kerala nurses in Libya want to return July 29, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 118 Kerala nurses working in Libya want to return home in India, said a Kerala government official on Tuesday. Speaking to an agency, P Sudeep, chief executive officer of Norka (the state agency that looks after the welfare of non-resident Keralites), said the agency has opened a...
  • Kerala: Achuthanandan writes to PM Modi, seeks probe against Chief Secretary July 27, 2014

    Thiruvanahapuram: CPI(M) stalwart and Kerala Opposition leader VS Achuthanandan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an inquiry into the assets of Chief Secretary EK Bharat Bhushan. In his letter to the Prime Minister, Achuthanandan had sought a probe by Central Vigilance Commissioner into the alleged "real estate" links of...
  • Coimbatore: Explosive like object dug out near temple creates tension July 21, 2014

    Coimbatore: Recovery of a suspicious object, resembling an explosive, near the famous Bhadrakaliamman temple at Mettupalayam in Kerala created tension in the area, police said on Monday. The object, an ice cream ball filled with some powder and a few steel balls inside, surfaced when the workers...
  • Ready to resign but not under pressure: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit July 20, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala governor Sheila Dikshit has clarified her stand that she will not resign from her post under any pressure. She added that she is not desperate to keep her job. Sheila has been under pressure to resign ever since the Narendra Modi government took charge at the Centre. She had...
  • Iraq crisis: 36 Indian nationals reach Kerala July 18, 2014

    Kochi: Another batch of 36 Indians, including 21 nurses, arrived early on Friday from strife-torn Iraq, officials said. The 36 Indians, all Keralites arrived here from Dubai. While three of the nurses were working in General Hospital at Kirkuk in Kurdistan, in Iraq, 18 were employed with Azadi Teaching Hospital at...
  • President to worship at Padmanabhaswamy temple on July 19 July 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: President Pranab Mukherjee, who will arrive in Kerala on a two day visit on Friday, will offer worship at the famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple on July 19. On his arrival on July 18, he would attend the first convocation function of the Central University at Kasargod and also take...
  • Plea to name Kochi airport after Adi Sankara July 12, 2014

    Kochi: Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP)urged Prime minister Narendra Modi to name the International airport at nearby Nedumbassery after Adi Sankaram on Saturday. The parishad, a socio cultural organisation of the RSS, has sent a memorandum in this regard to the Prime Minister making the request, it said in a press release. The...