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  • Coimbatore: Explosive like object dug out near temple creates tension 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Railway budget neglects Kerala: Government, Opposition July 8, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress-led UDF government and CPI-M headed LDF opposition in Kerala on Tuesday termed the NDA dispensation's maiden railway budget as very disappointing, saying it has totally ignored the state. Minister for Power Arayadan Mohammed said Kerala had never been neglected like this in its history. "While the budget announced...
  • Watch: What Kerala expects from Rail Budget 2014 July 8, 2014

    Ahead of the first Rail Budget of the Narendra Modi government, the people of Kerala say they expect improved facilities and timely trains. They are also expecting more trains in the south. ...
  • Meeting on July 11 to discuss nurses rehabilitation issue July 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday informed the assembly that a meeting would be held on July 11 to discuss issues related to rehabilitation of 46 Keralite nurses, who returned after being stranded in violence hit region in Iraq. The nurses and the institutions that had offered jobs to...
  • Nurses face financial crisis after returning from Iraq July 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After the relief of escaping Iraq's conflict zone, the Kerala nurses abducted by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant militants, now face a grim financial reality. Having been forced to return to India without receiving their salaries, they are now looking to the government for support. Smitha Surendran,...
  • Each sound reminds us of gunshots, nurses back from Iraq recall horror July 6, 2014

    Kochi: After about 25 nights of sleeplessness, distress and fear of not making it alive out of war-torn Iraq, 46 Indian nurses returned home on Saturday. Smiles, joy filled tears and hugs filled the Cochin International airport as they reunited with their families. While they are back in the safe confines...
  • Nurses vow not to go back to Iraq July 5, 2014

    Kochi: After about a month's long ordeal in the strife torn Iraq, 46 Indian nurses returned to their homeland on Saturday with most of them vowing not to go back risking their lives. "We will not go back. There is no question of going back. We are not prepared to endanger...
  • Watch: Indian nurses on board the flight on their way back from Iraq July 5, 2014

    46 Indian nurses who were abducted by ISIS militants in Iraq returned to their homes safely in Kochi on Saturday. Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy welcomed the nurses at the airport and thanked the Narendra Modi government for their cooperation in bring the nurses back from the war-torn country. ...
  • Kerala CM Oomen Chandy thanks Centre for return of nurses July 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday thanked the Narendra Modi Government for ensuring the return of the Indian nurses from strife-hit Iraq with their safe evacuation capping days of anxiety for the state as it waited for a resolution to the crisis. A visibly relieved Chandy expressed his gratitude...
  • Indian nurses freed from Iraq return to Kochi, welcomed by Kerala CM July 5, 2014

    Kochi: Bringing an end to the ordeal, 46 Indian nurses have returned to Kochi after being held in captivity by ISIS militants in the war torn Iraq. Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy was present at the airport to receive the Indians returning from Iraq. Relieved to have the nurses back in...
  • 'If I were FM, I would reduce the tax burden on the salaried people' July 5, 2014

    "If I was Finance Minister Arun Jaitley then I would increase the limit of deductions provided under section 80 of the IT act of 1941 to 4 lakhs. This in turn would result into reduction in tax burden on the income earning people." ...
  • Iraq crisis: Nurses to reunite with their families on Saturday July 5, 2014

    All the 46 nurses who have been in captivity in Tikrit since June 11 were released by ISIS in Mosul. A special Indian plane will now take the nurses from Erbil, Iraq to Kochi, Kerala to reunite with their families. ...
  • Diaspora to help Indian nurses reach home July 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Roots-Norka, the state agency for the Kerala diaspora, will transfer the 46 nurses returning from Iraq on Saturday from the Cochin airport to their homes, the government said on Friday. The nurses was freed on Friday afternoon by Sunni insurgents and handed over to Indian diplomats on the Iraq-Kurdistan border. An...
  • Iraq crisis: Nurses will reach Kochi on Saturday, confirms Kerala CM July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday confirmed that all the 46 Indian nurses who are now free from the clutches of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants will reach India on Saturday in a special aircraft. Chandy said that the nurses were on their way to...
  • Iraq crisis: Indian nurses will be flown from Erbil to Kochi in a special aircraft July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: All the 46 Indian nurses released by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants will be flown directly from Erbil in Kurdistan to Kochi in a special aircraft, sources said. The nurses are expected to reach Kochi at around 7 am on Saturday. Sources have told...
  • 46 Indian nurses taken to Mosul by ISIS, families seek help from MEA July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Forty-six Indian nurses in Tikrit have been taken away by ISIS militants to an old building somewhere in Mosul. CNN-IBN is in touch with the nurses, who have said that they are safe for the moment and so far the militants have treated them well. "We have been taken...
  • Nurses safe, Ministry of External Affairs helpful: Kerala CM July 3, 2014

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy confirmed that the nurses stranded in Iraq were safe and that the Ministry of External Affairs was really helpful in dealing with the crisis. ...
  • Bombing in the area where Indian nurses seeking refuge in Iraq, all safe: MEA July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerns remain for Indians stranded in the warzone Iraq. The Ministry of External Affairs said that there was bombing and firing in the vicinity where 46 Indian nurses in Tikrit are seeking refuge. The MEA said that the nurses are safe and that the Iraqi government has been...
  • Kochi-New Delhi flight makes emergency landing at Bangalore July 1, 2014

    Bangalore: The Kochi-New Delhi Air India flight AI- 407 made an emergency landing at the Bangalore airport after the authorities received a 'non specific call'. The Air India flight made the emergency landing at 9:54 pm. All passengers are reported to be safe. Bomb squad is carrying out inspections, after which it...
  • Kerala Panchayat sets an example by ensuring safety for women June 29, 2014

    Mararikulam: While crimes against women are being reported in all corners of the country, one panchayat in Kerala's Alappuzha district has made it its mission to ensure that the state records minimum atrocities against women. The Panchayat's efforts first began in 2011 with small groups of women meeting and discussing...
  • Congress has always been committed to minorities: Rashid Alvi June 28, 2014

    Senior Congress leader AK Antony questioned party's leadership in Kerala for appeasing minorities for political gains. He said that the voters are worried whether the Congress can actually deliver social justice and equality when it indulges in minority appeasement. Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Antony's statement said "I haven't heard...
  • Congress leader Antony questions party's minority appeasement stand June 28, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Senior Congress leader AK Antony has hit out at the party leadership in Kerala for appeasing minorities for political gains. He said that the voters are worried whether the Congress can actually deliver social justice and equality when it indulges in minority appeasement. He added that such an image...
  • Indian workers in Iraq face wrath of locals June 27, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Forty seven Indian workers in Kurdistan in strife-torn Iraq are facing attacks from local workers as the Iraqis feel they are taking away their jobs, a Kerala worker said, adding they wanted to return to India. "Locals' attacks on us have increased ever since the strife in Iraq has increased....
  • Fever outbreak in Kerala under control: Kerala Chief Minister June 25, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Under attack from opposition parties in the assembly over outbreak of a fever in the state, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said unlike previous years, the disease is under control this time. "Today (Wednesday) is the 13th day that the assembly is in session and today you say...
  • Kerala HC directs government to furnish details of probe in children case June 24, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to furnish by July two the details of investigation conducted by police so far in the case relating to bringing of over 500 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal meant for orphanages in the state. Observing that it...
  • Kerala HC asks government to submit report on children at orphanages June 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has directed Crime branch to submit a report in sealed cover on their investigation so far in the incident where about 576 children were brought in from other states. The court observed that the children "were brought in from other states like chickens. They are...