Kerala

  • NE United, Kerala Blasters to play friendly matches ahead of ISL 14 hours 52 minutes ago

    Panaji: John Abraham co-owned NorthEast United FC and Sachin Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters will come to Goa to play friendly matches against senior club teams as preparation for the Indian Super League (ISL) which starts from October 12. NorthEast United FC, which will have its base in Goa, will be the...
  • Kerala: Gold worth Rs 35 lakh seized from passenger Yesterday

    Kozhikode: About 1.27 kg of gold worth approximately Rs 35 lakh was seized on Sunday by Customs officials from a passenger who arrived at nearby Karipur international airport. The man had arrived here from Sharjah on an Air India Express flight. The gold was found concealed in a loudspeaker in his...
  • Kerala liquor ban: HC dismisses appeals against closure of 418 bars 2 days ago

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Saturday dismissed as infructuous the writ appeals challenging the closure of 418 bar hotels in the state in view of the new excise policy declared by the government. Dismissing the appeals by bar hotel owners, a division bench comprising justice KT Sankaran...
  • 'Kerala's achievements in health sector model for country' 2 days ago

    Perinthalmanna (Kerala): Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday hailed Kerala's achievements in the health sector as a "model for the country" and said the state wasmaintaining quality from Primary Health Centres to the medical college level. "The achievements of Kerala in the health sector is a model for the country....
  • Prayers to be held in Kerala temple for success of Mars Orbiter Mission 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: While the Indian Scientific community is anxiously awaiting the entry of 'Mangalyaan' into the orbit of the red planet on September 24, a cultural outfit will be offering special prayers on the day for the 'safety' and 'success' of the Mars Orbiter Mission. 'Friends of Trivandrum', a local forum, is...
  • Kerala: Museum plans programmes to mark India's Mars Orbit Mission entry into planet's orbit 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala State Science and Technology Museum has drawn up various programmes to mark the entry of 'Mangalyaan', India's Mars Orbiter Mission, into the orbit of the red planet, expected to happen on September 24. The programmes, planned in partnership with Rajya Sabha TV, Vigyan Prasar and CSIR, have been planned...
  • Kerala: LDF to launch stir against tax hike by Chandy government 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Slamming the Congress-led UDF Government for steep hike in taxes and service fees, CPI(M) in Kerala on Thursday threatened to unleash a massive agitation and urged the people to desist from paying the increase including the new rates of water charges. Accusing the Oommen Chandy Government of "resorting to undemocratic"...
  • Kerala: Experts welcomes increase in tax on cigarettes 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Leading medical experts and social advocates who have come together under the umbrella of "Tobacco Free Kerala" on Thursday welcomed the Kerala Government decision to raise taxes of cigarettes by 50 per cent during the fiscal year 2014-15. Lauding the Oommen Chandy government for...
  • Kerala: Achuthanandan opposes more taxes to make up for losses after liquor ban 4 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala opposition leader VS Achuthanandan has come down heavily at the state Cabinet's decision to impose additional taxes. In a press statement he said that that a session of the Legislative Assembly has to be called immediately to discuss the proposal where the government through an order is aiming...
  • Losses from bars: Kerala jacks up taxes on liquor, cigarettes 5 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Faced with a grim fund crunch arising from its policy of sharply cutting down on the liquor business, Kerala government today steeply increased taxes on liquor, cigarettes, water charges and fees for various services to mop up over Rs 1,500 crore. In a major post-budget exercise of Additional Resources Mobilisation...
  • Want to convert Kerala into global destination for higher studies, says CM Chandy 6 days ago

    Thrissur: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said that his Government wanted to convert the state into a global destination for higher studies with institutions of international standards. Speaking after declaring St Thomas' College of Thrissur Catholic Archdiocese, as an autonomous college, he said it...
  • Kerala: Peacock feathers worth Rs 7.39 lakh seized from passenger 6 days ago

    Kochi: Peacock feathers weighing 29.8 kg and valued at Rs 7.39 lakh in the international market were seized on Tuesday by customs officials from a Singapore bound passenger at the airport. The feathers were found concealed inside towels in the checked in baggage of the man, hailing from Chennai, just as...
  • File affidavit by September 20 on condition of Kochi roads: Kerala HC to PWD 6 days ago

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the Public Works Department to file an affidavit by September 20 detailing the action taken to repair roads in Kochi after interim orders were issued prior to court closing for the Onam vacation. The order in this regard was...
  • Acting with social, health issues in mind: Kerala government to HC on liquor policy 6 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has filed an affidavit in the High Court on its new liquor policy. The government explained that it decided to go ahead with the liquor policy keeping in mind the social and health aspects of the people of the state. The government said the right to...
  • Kerala: CPM trying to sabotage murder case, says BJP 1 week ago

    Kozhikode: BJP Kerala unit General Secretary K Surendran on Monday alleged that CPI(M) was trying to sabotage the probe being conducted into the murder of RSS functionary Manoj at Kathirir in Kannur district recently. Speaking to reporters, Surendran alleged that a top leader of the district CPI(M)...
  • Liquor not a prerequisite for tourism: Stakeholders September 14, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Amid growing concerns over the impact of Kerala Government's new liquor policy on tourism industry, many stakeholders in the sector believe that liquor is not a prerequisite for tourism promotion. Some resort operators said the new policy, envisaged to cut short the availability of liquor, might affect the tourism industry...
  • Always taken antiliquor stand, says Kerala excise minister September 13, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Congressled United Democratic Front has always taken an antiliquor stand to bring in prohibition in a phased manner, Kerala Excise Minister K Babu said on Saturday. Babu said that the first file he inked after assuming charge as excise minister in 2011 was to cancel the permission given by...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 11, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 11, 2014

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  • News 360: 200 dead, lakhs rescued, over 6 lakhs still stranded in J&K floods September 11, 2014

    Even as relief and rescue teams evacuated around one lakh people and shifted them to safe shelters in the flood hit Kashmir Valley, there are many stranded people who are reluctant to leave their homes. ...
  • Liquor prohibition: Do partial bans work? September 11, 2014

    It is a big day for the bar owners in Kerala, whose plea against cancellation of their licences will be heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday. CNNIBN asks whether the partial liquor bans work. ...
  • Policy making elected government's prerogative: Congress on Kerala liquor ban September 11, 2014

    In a temporary relief for bar owners in Kerala, the Supreme Court has directed the Kerala government not to cancel bar licences till September 30. The apex court observed that if such a move has to happen, it should be in one go. ...
  • Gujarat is much safer after prohibition, why not ban all bars: SC to Kerala government September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Lashing out at the Kerala government for proposing a partial ban on liquor bars in the state, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the government to ban bars across the state like Gujarat. "If you want to stop it, stop the whole thing in one go like Gujarat....
  • Relief for Kerala bar owners, SC directs state not to cancel their licences till September 30 September 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a temporary relief for Kerala bar owners, the Supreme Court directed the Kerala government not to cancel their licences till September 30. The SC asked Kerala HC to hear the petition challenging the state government's prohibition policy as soon as possible. Hitting out hard on the state government, the...
  • Dday for Kerala bar owners, SC to hear plea against liquor ban order today September 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: It is a big day for the bar owners in Kerala, whose plea against cancellation of their licences will be heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday. The SC had on Wednesday questioned the logic behind the state government's new liquor policy for limiting bar licences to only 5star...
  • Telangana to replicate 'best practices' of Gujarat September 11, 2014

    Hyderabad: Gujarat's "best practices" pertaining to counselling for women in distress are set to be replicated in Telangana, where Kerala's "She Taxi" system is also proposed to hit the roads. Sunil Sharma, Telangana's Secretary, Women, Children, Disabled & Senior Citizens (Schemes) Department, recently went to Gujarat and studied the "Gender...
  • Kerala: 1.05 kg gold seized from passenger September 10, 2014

    Kozhikode: Over one kg of gold, valued approximately at Rs 26 lakh, was today seized from a passenger who arrived by a DubaiKarippur Air India Express flight at nearby Karipur International airport,officials said. The gold, weighing 1.05 kg, was concealed in electronic goods and was seized from the...
  • Kerala set to implemenmt new liquor policy, bar owners eyes on SC September 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: As Kerala is all set to implement the new liquor policy by Thursday night, there is some air of hope for the bar owners as the Supreme court will consider their case. The state government had decided on August 21 to close down all bars other than the five...
  • SC asks Kerala not to cancel licences of hotels selling alcohol till Thursday September 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a relief for Keralabased hotels, the Supreme Court has asked the Kerala government not to cancel their licences or take any coercive action till Thursday. Agreeing to hear the plea of Keralabased hotels against the state government's decision not to grant them bar licence, the SC has posted the...
  • I want to boost football in India through ISL, says Michael Chopra September 9, 2014

    Manchester: Indianorigin English footballer Michael Chopra, who will turn up for the Sachin Tendulkar coowned Kerala Blasters in the inaugural Indian Super League, says he wants to "boost" the football scene in India and improve the country's youth setup. The former Newcastle United and England Under21 striker Chopra stated that he...