Kerala

  • Coimbatore: Security beefed up in city after threat of multiple blasts 8 hours 30 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Kerala: Achuthanandan writes to PM Modi, seeks probe against Chief Secretary 3 days ago

    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...
  • Kayaking festival comes to Kerala backwaters 3 days ago

    Top rowers of the world are in Kozhikode, Kerala for the Kayaking festival being held at the backwaters of the southern most state. ...
  • 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...
  • Indian Super League clubs to pick from domestic player draft July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The best of Indian footballing talent will be up for grabs when the franchises of the Hero Indian Super League vie among themselves to pick the players from the Domestic Player Draft in a three-day event which begins on Monday. The 84-player strong list will feature senior national team players...
  • Denial of entry to judge into TN club raised in Lok Sabha July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The denial of entry to a High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club was raised in the Lok Sabha on Friday by a Congress member who wanted central intervention to ensure that "such ridiculous colonial practices" are done away with. Mullappally Ramachandran, MP from Kerala, said it...
  • Photo: Someone in Kerala Photoshopped Lionel Messi wearing a dhoti. We won't lie to you, he's looking....interesting July 14, 2014

    Lionel Messi may not have been able to lead his team Argentina to victory in the final against Germany in Rio de Janeiro on the footsteps of his predecessor Diego Maradona, but he was was awarded the Golden Ball as the tournament's outstanding player anyway.But for Indians who love the...
  • 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...
  • SC grants bail to Bangalore blast accused Madani for treatment July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has granted bail to Kerala PDP Chairman and Bangalore blast accused Abdul Nasser Madani for treatment. Madani was arrested in 2010 in connection with the Bangalore blasts which killed one person and injured 20 others. He has been in jail since then. The Karnataka government opposed...
  • No hint from Centre to quit Kerala Governor post: Sheila Dikshit July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday denied receiving any hint from the Centre to quit and said she was not aware of any move to transfer her out of Thiruvananthapuram Rajbhavan. "No", she said when asked whether she was sounded by anyone in the Central government to put in...
  • Suspended Kerala Congress leader sticks to remarks against Rahul July 8, 2014

    Kochi: Unremorseful over his controversial 'joker' remarks against Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi despite his suspension, former Kerala Minister TH Mustafa on Tuesday said he had not committed anything wrong. Mustafa, suspended from the party for his May 28 remarks, told reporters that he had not called Gandhi a 'Joker', but only...
  • 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. ...
  • Iraq: Mass evacuation of Indians on, 600 more to return home on Sunday July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In more relief for the families whose loved ones are stuck in war-torn Iraq, 600 more Indians are set to return from the strife-hit country on Sunday. As many as 200 people from Najaf and 400 Indian nationals from South Baghdad will head for their homeland on Sunday. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Special flight carrying 46 nurses, 130 other Indians from Iraq to reach Mumbai today July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The ordeal ends for the 46 Indians nurses and 130 other Indians as they finally return home from Iraq after being held in captivity by ISIS militants the war torn country. The special Air India flight carrying the nurses and 137 others would first land in Mumbai around...
  • 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: 116 Indians to reach home on Saturday, efforts on to rescue others in captivity July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 116 Indians including 46 nurses from Kerala will reach India on Saturday morning, reassured the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday evening. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that an Air India aircraft has flown from New Delhi and is expected to reach Erbil, Iraq, late on...
  • 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...
  • ISIS to shift Indian nurses to Mosul July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: All the Indian nurses who had been moved from Tikrit by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants are now being taken to Mosul. Kerala Chief Minister Ooman Chandy confirmed on Thursday that all the 46 nurses from Kerala are heading towards Mosul. Chandy also confirmed that...
  • PM personally monitoring situation in Iraq: sources July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: With a number of Indians still stranded in various parts of Iraq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally monitoring situation in the war-torn country, say government sources. With the nurses held hostage in Tikrit being moved to an unidentified location by the ISIS militants, PM has asked the External...
  • 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. ...
  • ISIS militants shift Indian nurses from Tikrit to unknown location in Iraq July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: All the Indian nurses have been moved by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants from Tikrit to an unknown location in Iraq. All the 46 nurses who have been moved are from Kerala. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy confirmed that there had been a blast outside the...
  • MEA provides tickets to 500 Indians in Iraq to come back home July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: With no sign of abatement of the crisis in Iraq, the Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said that it has provided tickets to 500 Indian nationals in Iraq to facilitate their return home. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said, "We are using facilities available through Indian community welfare...
  • Kerala nurses now live in basement in Iraq July 1, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The 46 Kerala nurses stranded in Iraq's Tikrit town are spending their time in a basement of a building within the hospital campus where they worked, according to a source. One can easily make out from sounds in the background and around them that they live in a basement in...