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  • Cochin business chamber unhappy as Budget fails to meet demands Yesterday

    Kochi: Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry has criticised Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for not giving funds for Kerala's crawling public sector industrial units in the Budget on Saturday. However, the body has hailed proposals like announcement on GST and reduction in corporate tax. "Our long-pending demands like AIIMS, Cancer Hospital,...
  • Church deplores RSS chief's comment on Mother Teresa 5 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Catholic Church on Tuesday expressed strong resentment at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment that conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor, describing as 'inhuman' any attempt to malign her. "It is quite unfortunate that the services of such a world renowned Nobel...
  • Kerala school offers free education to bravery awardees 6 days ago

    Kochi: A leading private school in Kerala - The Choice School - has offered free education to the three winners of 2015's President's National Bravery Awards from the state. Choice Group chief Jose Thomas made this announcement on Monday at a function held to honour the three students at the school. All...
  • CPM stalwart Achuthanandan sticks to his stand, state unit refuses to blink 6 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: The situation in the Kerala unit of the Communist Party of India Marxist (CPM) remains bitter with party stalwart VS Achuthanandan and the party official faction remaining tough on their stands. In his press statement Achuthanandan said that he will not attend the party conference that is concluding at...
  • Thrissur: Businessman in trouble for allegedly beating his security guard to death February 19, 2015

    There's no relief for a Thrissur-based businessman Nisham who has been charged with murder for allegedly crushing his security guard with his Hummer. The Lokayukta has pulled up the investigating officer for lapses in the probe. Nisham allegedly roughed up a security guard and then rammed his Hummer into him...
  • 35 people convert in Kerala under Vishva Hindu Parishad's 'ghar vapasi' February 15, 2015

    Kerala: A group of 35 people on Sunday "re-converted" to Hinduism as VHP continued with its 'ghar vapasi' programme despite criticism from various quarters, with the outfit claiming that they hailed Dalit families who had converted to Christianity a few generations back. The rituals for "welcoming" these people to "their original...
  • 266 kgs gold missing from Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple: Audit report February 14, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: As much as 266 kg gold is missing from the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, says former chief government auditor Vinod Rai in his audit report submitted to the apex court. The highlight of the report that has been obtained by media reveals that out of the 893 kgs...
  • AAP victory reflects people's sentiments against BJP: Oomen Chandy February 11, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said the victory of Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi Assembly polls reflected people's strong sentiments against BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "The result was the outcome of people's strong sentiments against BJP and Prime Minister Modi and along with that Congress votes...
  • Monkey fever claims woman's life in Kerala February 11, 2015

    Kozhikode: In a first such case in Kerala, 'monkey fever' has claimed the life of a 50-year-old woman in Wayanad. Omana of Kattunayakkan colony near Pulpally was admitted to Sultan Bathery Taluk hospital two weeks ago with symptoms of the Kyasnur forest disease also known as monkey fever, District Medical...
  • 21-year-old Sajan Prakash sets new record at 5 swimming events, bags 5 medals at National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The National Games are underway in Kerala and 21-year-old swimmer Sajan Prakash has become the talk of the town. The Junior Railway clerk has set a new record at five events and bagged nine medals at the Games. Sajan and his family are ecstatic that his hardwork and dedication...
  • About 250 students locked up in a Kerala school for not paying fees February 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: About 250 students were allegedly locked up in a school in Kerala's Kozhiokode district for non payment of fees. The police have registered a case and the investigation is on progress. The school management has maintained that the children were locked in by the parents who were in school. ...
  • India's 1st double hand transplant conducted on 30-year-old man in Kochi February 2, 2015

    Kochi: India's first successful double hand transplant has been done in Kochi. Over 20 surgeons at the Amrita Insititute of Medical Sciences conducted the complex surgery that went on for 16 hours on the 30-year-old man. Manu was pushed off a train three years back when he objected to a...
  • Cochin: Young Malayalam actors caught with cocaine January 31, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: A young Malayalam actor and four women including two models and an assistant director was arrested for the use of cocaine. Actor Shine Tom Chacko and the girls were arrested from a flat in Cochin, along with 10 grams of cocaine. They said they will conduct a thorough probe from...
  • Fishermen murder case: SC grants three months time to Italian marines to return to India January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the time for Italian marines by three months to return to India. The two Italian marines are accued of fisherman murder in Kerela. Earlier in December 2014, the apex court had rejected a plea by Italian marine to extend his stay in Italy. Under...
  • Sunanda Pushkar's death: Tharoor demands a fair probe devoid of any political pressure January 9, 2015

    Thrissur (Kerala): Congress MP and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor has said he was very troubled with the conclusion arrived at during the investigation of his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death. He demanded an impartial and speedy investigation without any political pressure. Issuing a statement to mediapersons at Thrissur in Kerala over...
  • Kerala ayurvedic centre treating Shashi Tharoor faces glaring media presence January 9, 2015

    The ayurvedic centre in the temple town of Guruvayoor in Kerala where Shashi Tharoor is undergoing a treatment is buzzing with activity. The media savvy face has been missing in action ever since the Delhi Police lodged a murder case in the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. ...
  • Ayurveda Centre director says Shashi Tharoor to be discharged on schedule January 8, 2015

    The Director of the Ayurveda Centre where Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is staying said he is being treated for work related stress. He said Tharoor is scheduled to be discharged on Friday. Sajeev Kurup, Director of Perumbayil Ayurvedic Treatment Centre, said: "As of know his treatment is going by schedule....
  • Shashi Tharoor undergoing treatment at a Ayurveda clinic in Kerala January 8, 2015

    Shashi Tharoor is currently undergoing treatment at a Ayurveda clinic in Kerala. CNN-IBN accesses details from inside the clinic where Tharoor is being treated. ...
  • Middle class, youth may fight their battle on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp January 7, 2015

    Bengaluru/Thiruvananthapuram: The India of 2015 may see democratic protests taking a new shape as India's middle-class is finding new ways to question the authorities and may fight their battle Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. Detractors would argue that the new age protester would light a candle only when a problem hits...
  • Sunanda Pushkar murder: CPI demands Shashi Tharoor's resignation January 6, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition CPI-M and BJP in Kerala on Tuesday demanded resignation of Shashi Tharoor as Lok Sabha member from Thiruvananthapuram in the wake of the Delhi police registering a murder case in connection with the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar a year ago. CPI-M veteran and State Opposition leader...
  • Maoists strike in Kerala again January 3, 2015

    In yet another attack by suspected Maoists in Kannur district of Kerala, the office of a stone crusher unit was ransacked and set on fire. Posters were stuck at the office premises claiming it to be from Communist Party of India (Maoist). ...
  • Suspected Maoists attack Kerala again, set a stone crusher unit on fire in Kannur January 2, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: In yet another attack by suspected Maoists in Kannur district of Kerala, the office of a stone crusher unit was ransacked and set on fire. Posters were stuck at the office premises claiming it to be from Communist Party of India (Maoist). The police is currently investigating the matter There...
  • Politics over conversion gets ugly in Kerala, Left accuses BJP of polarising state on communal lines January 2, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: A house maid Ambika and her two children were born Hindus in Kerala. Her ex-husband, however, wanted to embrace Christianity and wrongly listed the caste of the children as Christian Pentecost while admitting them to a local school. A need to rectify this mistake is what prompted Ambika to...
  • Women employees 'strip searched' in a Kochi firm, 3 booked January 1, 2015

    Kochi: Three women staff of a surgical gloves manufacturing company here have been booked for allegedly conducting strip search of more than 30 women employees to find out who left a used sanitary napkin in a washroom. Police on Thursday said they have registered cases against the three women staff under...
  • 'Will see' if marine is fit enough to return to India: Italy December 30, 2014

    Rome: The Italian government "will see" if one of the two marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 is fit enough to return to India, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has said. The Foreign Minister said he "hopes" for results in the case of the two Italian marines Massimiliano...
  • Maoist activities resurface in Kerala, presence felt in Wayanad, Palakkad districts December 29, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After about two decades it seems as if Maoist activities have resurfaced in Kerala. In the last one and a half years, Maoist presence has been reported in various parts of Wayanad and Palakkad districts. Two arrests have been made so far in this regard. An alarming increase in Maoist...
  • Over 200 converted to Hinduism so far in Kerala December 26, 2014

    Kochi: Over 200 persons, mostly belonging to Christian families, in various parts of Kerala have reconverted to Hinduism as part of the 'ghar vapsi' (home coming) programme of Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Christmas day, VHP sources on Friday said. Kottayam district topped in the re-conversion ceremony with 73 persons participating in...
  • VHP continues 'ghar wapasi' event, converts 59 people in Kerala December 25, 2014

    Kottayam: Continuing with its 'ghar wapasi' drive, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Thursday conducted the event in Kerala's Kottayam district where 59 people were 're- converted' to Hinduism. While one family reportedly was Muslim, all others who pariticipated in the event were Christians. The event took place in two temples....
  • 'Subha Yatra-2015' to check road accidents in Kerala December 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government on Wednesday announced a new programme 'Subha Yatra-2015' to check road accidents by strictly implementing traffic rules in the wake of increase in the of number of human casualties in road mishaps. Giving details of the programme to be implemented from...
  • VHP re-converts 30 Christians in 'ghar wapsi' in Kerala December 22, 2014

    Alappuzha: Amidst raging controversy over forced religious conversions across the country, nearly 30 persons from eight families of Scheduled Caste Christians were re-converted to Hinduism under the auspices of Vishwa Hindu Parishad in the district. The ritual of 'home-coming', organised by district wing of VHP, was held at a local...