KERALA

  • ISL 2014: Rain threat looms over Chennaiyin FC's first home game 3 hours 20 minutes ago

    Chennai: The threat of rain looms large over the Indian Super League clash on Tuesday between the Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here. The meteorological department has forecast partly cloudy sky with a shower or thunderstorm in the night. It has been raining heavily in...
  • Kerala: 45-year-old woman dies after being set ablaze in a train compartment 8 hours 14 minutes ago

    Kannur: A 45-year-old woman in Kerala was set ablaze in a train compartment on Monday night. The incident happened in Kannur to Alappuzha Express train at 4:40 am and the woman succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday morning. The train was to depart at 5 AM and there was no...
  • ISL: Chennaiyin FC take on Kerala Blasters FC in 'South India' derby 9 hours 27 minutes ago

    Chennai: After kicking off their Indian Super League campaign with an away win against FC Goa, Chennaiyin FC will be looking for an encore when they take on Kerala Blasters FC in the their first home match on Wednesday. While Chennaiyin will look to consolidate their position in the points table,...
  • Kerala Blasters FC's Renedy Singh ready for 'South Indian' derby 19 hours 53 minutes ago

    Chennaiyin FC will look to consolidate their position in the points table while Kerala Blasters FC will be seeking to open their account when they take on each other in the ISL. ...
  • Passengers stranded at Saudi airport as Air India flight gets delayed by over 40 hours Yesterday

    New Delhi: Over 200 passengers were left stranded at the Dammam airport in Saudi Arabia after an Air India flight was delayed by over 40 hours. The Air India flight slated to take off on October 18 was grounded due to technical snag. A part had to be sent from...
  • ISL most organised Indian football tournament to date: Penn Orji Yesterday

    Kerala Blasters' playmaker and captain Penn Orji is convinced that Indian Super League is the only way up for Indian football, and he is excited about the new format. Orji, who has already played in the I-League for East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting, also feels that even though I-League will remain...
  • NCP Kerala unit unhappy over offer of support to BJP Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Kerala, a component of the CPI(M)-led LDF, has conveyed its reservations to the central leadership over the offer of support to the BJP to form the government in Maharashtra. The state unit voiced objection to the "unilateral way" the support was offered by the central...
  • Kerala Cricket Association officials quizzed over reports of payment to Windies 3 days ago

    Kochi: Income tax officials have quizzed Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) office bearers over a payment controversy following media reports that the game's local governing body intervened and offered to pay the financially embattled West Indies team money to enable the first One-Day International (ODI) of a five-match series to commence...
  • Malayalam film personality MT Vasudevan Nair wins Kerala Government's JC Daniel Award for Cinema 3 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Eminent Malayalam writer and film personality MT Vasudevan Nair was today conferred the Kerala Government's prestigious JC Daniel Award for Cinema. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy presented the award instituted in memory of J C Daniel, who made the first silent movie 'Vigathakumaram' in Kerala. Speaking on the occasion, Nair, who was...
  • ISL: Develop football in India from grass root level, says Michael Chopra 1 week ago

    Indian-origin English footballer Michael Chopra, who plays for the Sachin Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters in the inaugural Indian Super League, says India should focus on developing football from the grass root level. "India need to focus on the grassroot development and should groom the talent from a young age. Coming from...
  • ISL: NorthEast United start campaign with a win against Kerala 1 week ago

    NorthEast United edged past Kerala 1-0 as the 45th minute strike from Koke sealed the deal to hand all three points to the Guwahati-based club. ...
  • ISL 2014: Koke's goal gives NorthEast United FC 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters 1 week ago

    Guwahati: NorthEast United FC started their Indian Super League campaign on a positive note against the Sachin Tendulkar-owned franchisee Kerala Blasters thanks to a solo goal from Spanish striker Koke in the 45th minute that turned out to be the difference between both the sides on Monday at the Indira...
  • ISL will change the face of Indian football: Sachin Tendulkar 1 week ago

    Guwahati: Sachin Tendulkar feels that Indian Super League has begun on the right note and the "fantastic start" on Sunday would be a huge boost towards changing the face of the game in the country. Tendulkar is one of the co-owners of the ISL franchise Kerala Blasters FC which is being...
  • As it happened: ISL Match 2, NorthEast United FC vs Kerala Blasters October 13, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The home team, NorthEast United FC, will face Kerala Blasters FC in what would be a tournament opener for both the teams after a gala opening and Atletico de Kolkata's win on Sunday. The Ricki Herbert-coached home side will bank on...
  • ISL 2014: North-east gears up to welcome India's football festival October 13, 2014

    Guwahati: North-east India has long been one of India's footballing hotbeds and the excitement here in the city ahead of Indian Super League's first match shows that in full light. The supporters can be seen flaunting their favourite team jerseys and singing the team's anthem outside the stadium as the...
  • ISL: Kerala Basters' striker Andrew Barisic wants to win golden boot award October 13, 2014

    Guwahati: Kerala Blasters may not be the favourites to win the inaugural Indian Super League title but the team's leading marksman Andrew Barisic believes he has the ability to emerge as the competition's highest goal scorer and win the Golden Boot along with the trophy for his team on December...
  • ISL 2014: David James determined for a winning start to Kerala Blasters' campaign October 13, 2014

    Guwahati: Kerala Blasters' player-boss David James is determined for a positive start to his team's campaign when the Sachin Tendulkar-owned franchise kicks-off its Indian Super League campaign on Monday here at the Indira Gandhi Stadium against the home team NorthEast United FC. This will also be James' first managerial role in...
  • ISL 2014: Visa issues hurt NorthEast United's opener against Kerala Blasters October 13, 2014

    Guwahati: Even before Indian Super League team NorthEast United FC could start their campaign, they have been hit by visa issues that will keep their two key players, Leo Bertos and Cornell Glenn, out of action against Kerala Blasters here according to reports. NorthEast United take on David James-led Blasters...
  • ISL 2014: Sachin Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters set to face NorthEast United FC October 12, 2014

    Guwahati: A humdinger of a contest is on the cards as NorthEast United FC take on Sachin Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters FC in the second match of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) on Monday. The Ricki Herbert-coached home side will bank on the support of a fanatical home following and...
  • Not acquired any assets of Sunanda: Shashi Tharoor in statement in HC October 12, 2014

    Kochi: Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has informed the Kerala High Court he had not acquired any assets of his late wife Sunanda Pushkar either individually or jointly with her son or anybody else as her movable and immovable assets are not yet "ascertainable or estimable". In...
  • 'Bang Bang' becomes the most successful Hindi film in Kerala October 11, 2014

    Chennai: Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Bang Bang", which has raked in over Rs.4 crore within the first week of its release in Kerala, has become the most successful Hindi film in the state. A delighted Hrithik thanked audiences for the overwhelming response. "I'm overwhelmed with the response to my film in Kerala. Thank...
  • Liquor, tobacco products now cost more in Kerala October 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The price of liquor went up in Kerala on Friday after the government, in its bid to enforce total prohibition, imposed an additional 25 per cent tax. Also, an eight per cent tax hike on tobacco products came into force on Friday, making them more expensive. "We have already decided that...
  • The ISL has to be a league of Indian players: David James October 9, 2014

    Observing that Indian players have the talent and the passion for football, Kerala Balsters' goalkeeper and marquee signing David James is confident that the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) will help Indian footballers grow in the near future. "ISL is the beginning of something that can become very useful for football...
  • Kerala announces cash awards for Asian Games medallists October 8, 2014

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday awarded Indian hockey goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, the hero of the Asian Games final, a cash award of Rs 15 lakh and also offered him the job of a district educational officer in the general education department. Chandy visited Sreejesh at his residence in Kochi...
  • Suryanelli gangrape case: SC seeks Kerala's reply on convicts' plea October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought response from the Kerala Government on a petition filed by 16 of the 24 convicts challenging their conviction and varying quantum of sentence in the Suryanelli gangrape case. A bench comprising Justices SJ Mukhopadhaya and PC Pant issued notice to the state government...
  • Kerala Congress recommends disciplinary action against Tharoor for praising Modi October 8, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After Congress leader Shashi Tharoor supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, the Congress in Kerala has recommended disciplinary action against the former minister. The Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) is miffed at Tharoor after he said he was honoured to accept PM Modi's invitation to join the...
  • Shashi Tharoor slams Congress, says no one bothered to understand his take on Modi October 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday slammed the Kerala unit of his party saying no one bothered to understand his take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign. "No one from Kerala Congress has contacted me even though they have the numbers. I wish they had bothered to understand...
  • Grand opening ceremony planned for ISL October 7, 2014

    Kolkata: From Amitabh Bachchan to Sachin Tendulkar to Mukesh and Nita Ambani, the who's who of Bollywood, cricket and business world will attend the high profile opening ceremony of the Indian Super League at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan on October 12. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is slated to...
  • Kerala Congress mouthpiece slams Tharoor for praising Modi October 7, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veekshanam, the mouthpiece of Congress in Kerala, in its editorial has slammed party workers praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Although they did not name Shashi Tharoor in the article, it clearly indicates that it is aimed at the Thiruvananthapuram MP. "In TV news channel discussions, some people wear the...